2017 Archives

As part of an ongoing program of providing quality water to our customers, please be advised that the Municipality of North Cowichan, Utilities Department, will be cotinuing to undertake routine watermain flushing in various areas of the Chemainus wa... More...
Date of Release: Dec 28, 2017


​On December 6 and December 20, Council met to deal with a variety of interesting issues. The December 6 meeting began with the appointment of new fire chiefs in Crofton and the South End. Matt Ludvigson was elected and appointed Fire Chief for ... More...
Date of Release: Dec 22, 2017


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. The purpose of this meeting is to:Intro... More...
Date of Release: Dec 15, 2017


​As part of the Municipality’s ongoing emergency preparedness efforts, a TEST of our eALERT system will take place at 10:30 a.m. this Friday, December 15.The eALERT notice will be sent to Chemainus residents only, in preparation for the unlikely ... More...
Date of Release: Dec 13, 2017


​(December 7, 2017, North Cowichan, BC) – At its December 6 meeting, Council approved three development projects that could provide up to 326 new residential units in North Cowichan. Council also adopted amendments to the Zoning Bylaw to allow attach... More...
Date of Release: Dec 07, 2017


North Cowichan's 2018 Business Licence Invoices will be sent in the mail by the end of January. If you have closed, sold, moved your business, or changed your business phone, mailing or email address, you need to notify the Municipality as ... More...
Date of Release: Dec 04, 2017


As part of an ongoing program of providing quality water to our customers, please be advised that the Municipality of North Cowichan, Utilities Department, will be undertaking routine watermain flushing in various areas of the Chemainus water system ... More...
Date of Release: Nov 28, 2017


Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. to:adopt Bylaw 3683, Financial Plan Amen... More...
Date of Release: Nov 24, 2017


As the winter season approaches, the Municipality of North Cowichan will endeavour to ensure that all roadways are maintained and kept accessible to all residents throughout the year.  Roadways are cleared on a priority basis, according to the m... More...
Date of Release: Nov 24, 2017


On November 15, the agenda before Council was brief and the meeting wrapped up in just under an hour. The meeting began with two delegations, the first from the Cowichan Intercultural Society. This organization has been doing great work in the c... More...
Date of Release: Nov 23, 2017


Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., in the Maple Bay meeting room of North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. to receive legal advice. The discus... More...
Date of Release: Nov 21, 2017


​(Duncan, BC) – Five inductees were added to the North Cowichan – Duncan Sports Wall of Fame at induction ceremonies held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club.Joining the accomplished list of Sports Wall of Fame member... More...
Date of Release: Nov 20, 2017


Following a risk assessment evaluation by an arborist, five Douglas Fir trees located adjacent to the parking lot and lake at Art Mann Park have been compromised.  Some of these trees are candidates for wildlife trees and within t... More...
Date of Release: Nov 17, 2017


To the residents of Chemainus,Following a risk assessment evaluation by an arborist, a Western Red Cedar tree located adjacent to the boat ramp in Chemainus has extensive lower trunk decay and has been compromised.  This tree is a cand... More...
Date of Release: Nov 16, 2017


Click here for a one-page printable version of these FAQs.​BackgroundThe Municipality of North Cowichan has received complaints about odours from the industrial area in Chemainus, where Coast Environmental is located.Coast Environmental is one o... More...
Date of Release: Nov 15, 2017


A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued seeking proposals from qualified consultants to undertake a Local Area Plan for the Bell McKinnon neighbourhood. The RFP closes on November 28, 2017, and the neighbourhood planning process is anticipated ... More...
Date of Release: Nov 15, 2017


​On November 1, Council met from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. to discuss a number of current issues. The meeting kicked off celebrating and recognizing Wayne Coombs, a long-time volunteer with the municipality, for his 25 years of service on the Fo... More...
Date of Release: Nov 14, 2017


​(November 10, 2017, North Cowichan, BC) – The municipality recently invited North Cowichan residents to provide input on the draft municipal budget. Council received a summary of this feedback at the November 6 Committee of the Whole Meeting.No... More...
Date of Release: Nov 10, 2017


(November 6, 2017, North Cowichan, BC) – Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to be a local hero? If so, the Municipality of North Cowichan wants to hear from you! The Fire Halls located in Crofton and Chemainus are seeking applications fro... More...
Date of Release: Nov 06, 2017


​The agenda before Council at the October 18 meeting was brief, and the meeting wrapped up in just over an hour.We started off with two public meetings that received no input from the public and Council agreed to issue both permits; a temporary use p... More...
Date of Release: Oct 30, 2017


​Effective Friday October 20, 2017, stage 1 water conservation measures will be in effect for all users of North Cowichan water systems. The Provincial Government has reduced the drought code for the region from level 3 to le... More...
Date of Release: Oct 20, 2017


​Residents connected to North Cowichan’s South End Water System may continue to notice a slight chlorine odour and taste in their water. As a condition for lifting last month’s boil water advisory, Island Health required the Municipality to continue ... More...
Date of Release: Oct 20, 2017


UPDATE: October 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.After the completion of a geotechnical assessment of a private retaining wall, the portion of Chisholm Trail between Genoa Bay Road and Redcap Street has now re-opened to traffic._____________________... More...
Date of Release: Oct 18, 2017


​Council met for just over three hours on October 4 for its first regular Council Meeting of the month. The meeting kicked off with a Public Hearing on a proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment to increase the number of zones allowing attached secondary... More...
Date of Release: Oct 13, 2017


​(October 12, 2017, North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan invites the community to join the conversation and participate in the Budget 2018 Open House and Town Hall meetings. The meetings will include information about the draft budget, engagement act... More...
Date of Release: Oct 12, 2017


​The Chemainus Water System is supplied by two sources, the Chemainus River Wells water supply from October 15 to June 15, and from the Banon Creek surface water supply from June 15 to October 15. On Sunday, October 15, the water supply for the ... More...
Date of Release: Oct 11, 2017


​On September 20, Council met from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. to discuss a number of current issues. The meeting began with a presentation from the Fresh Air Cowichan Team, with their input regarding the proposed changes to the Fire Protection By... More...
Date of Release: Oct 04, 2017


​The Director of Development Services gives notice that the North Cowichan Council will consider issuance of a Development Variance Permit during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Hall, 70... More...
Date of Release: Oct 03, 2017


​​The Director of Development Services gives notice that the North Cowichan Council will consider issuance of a Temporary Use Permit Amendment during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Hall... More...
Date of Release: Oct 03, 2017


​Open Burning Ban Removal as of October 2As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw 2008, BYLAW NO. 3340, the Open Burning Ban imposed for the Municipality of North Cowichan in regards to Category 2 & 3 fires is rescinded as of noon Octobe... More...
Date of Release: Oct 02, 2017


​(September 27, 2017, North Cowichan, BC) – For the next couple of weeks, excavation will be occurring just south of Drinkwater Road to remove a patch of invasive knotweed. This is part of the preparation required for a new, separated trail along the... More...
Date of Release: Sep 27, 2017


​North Cowichan Municipal Council invites volunteers to serve on the following committees: Agricultural Advisory Committee,Chemainus Advisory Committee,Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.The Agricultural Advisory Committee advises Council on... More...
Date of Release: Sep 22, 2017


​With the recent wet weather and the reduction of forest fire hazard, North Cowichan Forestry has opened the forestry gates on Mt. Prevost, Mt. Sicker and Grace Road. More...
Date of Release: Sep 19, 2017


​As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw the present ban on recreational fires will be rescinded for the Municipality of North Cowichan, effective at noon on September 18, 2017. Category 2 & 3 fires and backyard burning continue to be p... More...
Date of Release: Sep 18, 2017


UPDATE: September 16, 2017, 12:30 p.m.Effective immediately, the boil water advisory for North Cowichan's South End water system has been lifted. Numerous bacterial tests have been conducted and Island Health has confirmed that there is no lo... More...
Date of Release: Sep 16, 2017


​Mark van der Zalm and NewLine Skate Parks are facilitating a community workshop to gather input into the design of the proposed expansion of the X-treme Skate park. The park is located next to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre at 2653 James St. The meetin... More...
Date of Release: Sep 13, 2017


The existing dock and walkway will be removed and replaced commencing: Sunday, September 24.  The dock will be unavailable for public use from:  Sunday,  September 24 until Friday, October 6.  More...
Date of Release: Sep 12, 2017


​(September 12, 2017, North Cowichan, BC) – At its September 6 meeting, Council gave first and second reading to a zoning bylaw amendment that would increase the number of attached secondary suites allowed in North Cowichan. Housing availability... More...
Date of Release: Sep 12, 2017


​(September 7, North Cowichan) - The proposed changes to North Cowichan’s Fire Protection Bylaw were on the agenda again at yesterday’s Council meeting. After some debate and amendments by Council, the new air quality regulations passed third re... More...
Date of Release: Sep 07, 2017


​Public Health AdvisoryQuamichan Lake is prone to blue-green algal blooms. These blooms can produce toxins that may put your health at risk and be fatal to your pets.Avoid ingesting or swimming in the water if you see signs of a blue-green algal bloo... More...
Date of Release: Sep 06, 2017


Effective Friday, September 8, 2017, Stage 2 Water Restrictions will be in effect for all North Cowichan water systems (Chemainus, Crofton and South End). Late last week, the Province moved Vancouver Island to level 3 drought conditions, urging resid... More...
Date of Release: Sep 06, 2017


(​September 6, Duncan, BC) - Duncan City Council and the Municipality of North Cowichan Council have agreed to hold the referendum on amalgamation in the spring of 2018. Subject to the approval of the Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing,... More...
Date of Release: Sep 06, 2017


​September 6, Duncan, BC – Rogers announced Wednesday that the Cowichan Valley will be part of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour for the 2017/18 season. Rogers Hometown Hockey, now in its fourth season, will bring host Ron MacLean and co-host Tara... More...
Date of Release: Sep 06, 2017


​(September 5, North Cowichan, BC) – The Municipality of North Cowichan is pleased to announce that Staff Sergeant Chris Bear has been selected as the new Officer in Command (OIC) and will be promoted to Inspector of the Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP de... More...
Date of Release: Sep 05, 2017


North Cowichan Municipal Council is looking for volunteers to serve on the Agricultural Advisory Committee.The Agricultural Advisory Committee advises Council on ways to oversee and implement North Cowichan's Strategic Agricultural Plan, as well as r... More...
Date of Release: Aug 28, 2017


​Effective Thursday, August 31, 2017, Stage 2 Water Restrictions will be in effect for users of the Chemainus water system. This is a precautionary measure in order to preserve water supply levels into the fall months.Water Conservatio... More...
Date of Release: Aug 24, 2017


​Council faced another long agenda at its August 16, 2017 meeting, with the meeting coming to a close at 8:40 p.m. The meeting began with a presentation from CVRD’s Manager of Environmental Services. The CVRD has launched New Normal Cowichan... More...
Date of Release: Aug 24, 2017


​(August 17, North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan announced yesterday that construction will begin in September on an exciting new multi-use trail along the Trans-Canada Highway.In March, the Provincial government announced that North Cowichan was on... More...
Date of Release: Aug 17, 2017


​(August 17, North Cowichan, BC) – At 11:36 p.m. last night, North Cowichan’s South End Fire Hall, Maple Bay Fire Hall and the Duncan Fire Hall responded to a brush fire near the York Road trail and Timbercrest subdivision. The quick action by fi... More...
Date of Release: Aug 17, 2017


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., at the Ramada Inn Duncan (Driftwood Room), 140 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. to discuss a personnel matter. The discussion will take place... More...
Date of Release: Aug 14, 2017


​(August 2, North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan firefighters have joined crews from around the province, country, and other parts of the world to help battle the B.C. wildfires that continue to burn wildly in the province’s interior. The four person... More...
Date of Release: Aug 02, 2017


​The Director of Development Services gives notice that the North Cowichan Council will consider issuance of a Development Variance Permit during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Hall, 703... More...
Date of Release: Aug 01, 2017


​The Director of Development Services gives notice that the North Cowichan Council will consider issuance of a Development Variance Permit during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Hall, 703... More...
Date of Release: Jul 31, 2017


Council faced a long agenda on July 19, and the meeting did not conclude until 9:50 p.m.  The meeting began with awards to some very creative youth who were winners of this year’s Friends of the Environment Contest. The contest was open to a... More...
Date of Release: Jul 27, 2017


​(July 26, 2017, North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan Council has agreed to ask the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), at the upcoming UBCM convention, to support a resolution that will amend the Community Charter. The amendment calls o... More...
Date of Release: Jul 26, 2017


​(July 26, 2017, North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan Council is considering changes to the Fire Protection Bylaw that will help to reduce harmful emissions that can cause serious health problems. The bylaw proposes that residential open burning be p... More...
Date of Release: Jul 26, 2017


​North Cowichan is seeking Expressions of Interest for available community space in Chemainus.Council has allocated up to 3,300 square feet on the ground floor of the proposed mixed-use building at 9800 Willow Street for community use. In order to pr... More...
Date of Release: Jul 10, 2017


UPDATE - July, 7, 2017With the continued hot and dry weather, the forestry gates will remain closed until we have a significant change in the weather. Please note that while the areas are closed to motorized vehicles, they remain open for activities ... More...
Date of Release: Jul 07, 2017


UPDATE: July 7, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.Effective immediately, the boil water advisory in Crofton has been lifted.North Cowichan has returned Crofton to the Cowichan River water supply, and the water system in Crofton is now back to normal operation... More...
Date of Release: Jul 07, 2017


​The Director of Development Services gives notice that the North Cowichan Council will consider issuance of two Development Variance Permits during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Municipal Hall, locate... More...
Date of Release: Jul 07, 2017


​Notice is given under Section 494(1) of the Local Government Act that the North Cowichan Municipal Council proposes to issue a Temporary Use Permit during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Municipal Hall,... More...
Date of Release: Jul 07, 2017


The tennis courts in the Properties (1500 Donnay Drive) will be temporarily closed starting on Monday, July 17, until approximately Friday, July 28, so that we can resurface the courts.We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenienc... More...
Date of Release: Jul 06, 2017


As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw 2008, BYLAW NO. 3340, an Open Burning Ban will be imposed for the entire Municipality of North Cowichan, effective at noon on July 6, 2017 until October 21, 2017 or further notice. This ban includes a... More...
Date of Release: Jul 05, 2017


​(June 27, Duncan BC) – The North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame continues its celebration of the best in community sports with the induction of five new members for 2017. The Sports Wall of Fame is dedicated to honouring the rich history of spo... More...
Date of Release: Jun 29, 2017


​Starting on July 3, 2017, and continuing for approximately 8 weeks (weather permitting), construction will begin to install a new pre-fabricated aluminum truss pedestrian bridge over Somenos Creek near Beverly Street and Lakes Road. Construction wil... More...
Date of Release: Jun 28, 2017


Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017, in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. The principal purpose of the meeting is to ho... More...
Date of Release: Jun 26, 2017


​The nets at the Fuller Lake Park tennis courts have been removed due to vadalism.  It may take us a few days to get things sorted out.  We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  More...
Date of Release: Jun 26, 2017


​On June 21, Council met from 1:30 to 7:00 pm to discuss a number of current issues.  The meeting began with the presentation of awards for the 17th Annual Forest Legacy Value-added Woodworking Projects. This program challenges local sec... More...
Date of Release: Jun 23, 2017


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in the Maple Bay meeting room of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C.  The purpose of this meeting is to... More...
Date of Release: Jun 15, 2017


As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw, the present open burning ban relating to Category 2 Open Burning Ban from the Ministry of Forests (dated June 7, 2017) will be imposed for the Municipality of North Cowichan, effective at noon on Wed... More...
Date of Release: Jun 14, 2017


On June 7, Council met to deal with a relatively short agenda. The 2016 Annual Municipal Report was presented by staff and received by Council.The first bylaw to be considered was the Parks and Public Places Regulation Bylaw.  It received three ... More...
Date of Release: Jun 14, 2017


​Quick FactsNorth Cowichan Council has given first, second and third readings to a new Parks and Public Spaces Regulation Bylaw that would replace the existing Parks Regulation Bylaw.This new Bylaw aims to protect parks and public lands and ensu... More...
Date of Release: Jun 13, 2017


​The Chemainus Water System is supplied by two sources, the Chemainus River Wells water supply from October 15 to June 15, and the Banon Creek surface water supply from June 15 to October 15. On Thursday, June 15, the water supply for the Chemai... More...
Date of Release: Jun 09, 2017


Property tax notices have been mailed. If you have not received your 2017 tax notice, please contact the Municipal Hall at 250.746.3100. Payments must be received by 4:30 pm July 4, 2017 to be accepted without penalty. All unpaid 2017 taxes (incl... More...
Date of Release: May 31, 2017


​The Director of Development Services gives notice that the North Cowichan Council will consider issuance of a Development Variance Permit during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Hall, 7030 ... More...
Date of Release: May 31, 2017


​(May 30, 2017 – North Cowichan) A newly created municipal trail has been named after one of the most colourful and extraordinary runners in Canadian history. Located in the Keystone development the trail that stretches from the Cowichan Valley Trail... More...
Date of Release: May 30, 2017


(May 30, 2017 – Crofton, BC) The Municipality of North Cowichan Council has recognized Gerry Hurst’s commitment and dedication to the community of Crofton by naming the new Skate Park in his honour. The new community Skate Park, “Gerry Hurst Skate Pa... More...
Date of Release: May 30, 2017


​Starting Wednesday, May 31, 2017 until Friday, June 9, 2017,  a rock crusher machine will be operating in the North Road gravel pit between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  More...
Date of Release: May 30, 2017


Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in the Maple Bay meeting room of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. the purpose of this meeting is to receive... More...
Date of Release: May 25, 2017


Duncan, BC - The Duncan-North Cowichan Citizens' Assembly on Municipal Amalgamation has recommended the amalgamation of Duncan and North Cowichan. On May 23, 2017, the Assembly’s final report was presented at a special meeting of the Duncan and North... More...
Date of Release: May 25, 2017


The Regular Council Agenda for May 17 was unusually light and the open session was less than two hours. However, the agenda for the closed session kept Council busy until almost 6 p.m.Two zoning bylaw amendments received first and second readings, an... More...
Date of Release: May 25, 2017


(May 25, 2017 – North Cowichan, BC) – The Municipality of North Cowichan continues to work with key stakeholders towards reducing noise generated at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC) facility.North Cowichan recognizes the concerns raised... More...
Date of Release: May 25, 2017


​(May 19, North Cowichan, BC) North Cowichan Council is pleased to announce that Andy Laidlaw has been appointed as the Municipality’s Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), effective immediately.“We are fortunate to have found such a highly-qua... More...
Date of Release: May 19, 2017


​As part of an ongoing program of providing quality water to our customers, please be advised that the Municipality of North Cowichan, Utilities Department, will be undertaking routine watermain flushing in various areas of the South End water s... More...
Date of Release: May 11, 2017


​On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Council met for its Regular Council session.Kendra Stiwich appeared as a delegation to talk about Vancouver Island University's proposal for its Regional Initiatives Fund. Specifically, she spoke about sustainable initiati... More...
Date of Release: May 10, 2017


​​​​Starting on Thursday, May 4, crews will be on site in Crofton to prepare for the scheduled demolition of the building located at 1537 Chaplin Street.For the duration of this demolition project, there will be no vehicle ac... More...
Date of Release: May 03, 2017


The construction of a paved emergency access lane to Carmel Park is scheduled to begin next week.The emergency lane will provide access to Carmel Park by fire and ambulance vehicles. The lane will also serve as a connection to the Cowi... More...
Date of Release: May 03, 2017


​The Sherman Road playground that was destroyed by vandals last June is ready for reconstruction.  This playground is one of the most popular play structures in North Cowichan.  It was originally funded by the Duncan Kinsmen ... More...
Date of Release: May 03, 2017


Stage 1 Watering Restrictions come into effect on Monday, May 1.We've had a wet Spring season, but as required by the Waterworks Bylaw, Stage 1 water conservation measures are in effect each year from May 1 through October 31.These restrictions ... More...
Date of Release: Apr 27, 2017


Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Maple Bay meeting room of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. to discuss a personnel m... More...
Date of Release: Apr 25, 2017


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. The principal purpose of the meeting is to hold... More...
Date of Release: Apr 25, 2017


As part of an ongoing program of providing quality water to our customers, please be advised that the Municipality of North Cowichan, Utilities Department, will be undertaking routine watermain flushing in various areas of the Crofton water system be... More...
Date of Release: Apr 25, 2017


​On April 19, 2017, Council held a Regular Council Meeting from 1:30 p.m. until about 4:30 p.m. Inspector Ray Carfantan appeared as a delegation to talk about the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Detachment's activities during the first quarter. On... More...
Date of Release: Apr 24, 2017


​Council held another lengthy meeting on April 5, 2017, starting with three Public Hearings, a Public Meeting, and two delegation presentations.The first delegation was Blaine Mersereau of Crofton Quay Developments. He provided an update on his plans... More...
Date of Release: Apr 13, 2017


​Duncan, BC - The Citizens’ Assembly on Municipal Amalgamation will resume its deliberations this Saturday following a month-long recess during which a technical analysis of the proposed merger was completed.During its first three meetings, the 36 ra... More...
Date of Release: Mar 28, 2017


​Notice is given under Section 494(1) of the Local Government Act that the North Cowichan Municipal Council proposes to issue a Temporary Use Permit during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal H... More...
Date of Release: Mar 22, 2017


​The Council Meeting of March 15, 2017, began with a delegation from Harmen Bootsma, Wharf Manager, to review the 2016 annual report of Municipal wharf operations. He explained that visitor numbers have been negatively impacted by this winter’s poor ... More...
Date of Release: Mar 20, 2017


​North Cowichan Municipal Council is looking for volunteers to serve on the following committees: • Community Planning Advisory Committee,• Environmental Advisory Committee, and• Chemainus Advisory Committee.  The Community Pl... More...
Date of Release: Mar 15, 2017


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 11:10 a.m., in the Maple Bay meeting room of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. to discuss a personnel matter... More...
Date of Release: Mar 14, 2017


​​​(March 10, North Cowichan, BC) – The Sports Wall of Fame Nomination Committee is currently accepting applications for new nominations​.  The nomination deadline is April 28, 2017.The North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame is dedicated to h... More...
Date of Release: Mar 10, 2017


Under the Municipality of North Cowichan's Fire Protection Bylaw, open burning is ONLY permitted between March 15 to April 15 and October 15 to November 15.Only burn when the BC Air Quality Venting Index is "GOOD".  Find the Venting In... More...
Date of Release: Mar 09, 2017


​On Monday, March 13, the construction of a Labyrinth Walking Path is scheduled to begin​ in Chemainus’ Waterwheel Park. The Labyrinth Walking Path is a joint project between the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society and the Rotary... More...
Date of Release: Mar 09, 2017


​Rowing Canada is pleased to confirm that this year’s CanAmMex Regatta​ will take place from July 2 to 8. This event will be hosted by Brentwood College School, Victoria City Rowing C​lub and the Municipality of North Cowichan, with training cam... More...
Date of Release: Mar 08, 2017


​​(March 3, North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan, a municipality surrounded by parks, trails, and mountains, has formally adopted a Parks and Trails Master Plan that will guide the resourcing, development, management and expansion of its parks and tr... More...
Date of Release: Mar 06, 2017


The Regular Council meeting of March 1, 2017, began at 1:30 p.m. and wrapped up at 7:30 p.m. Several Committee of the Whole recommendations related to the draft 2017 budget were brought forward. Council added $50,000 for the Cowichan Aquatic ... More...
Date of Release: Mar 06, 2017


​This is to advise that the District is announcing today that by mutual agreement Dave Devana has concluded his employment as Chief Administrative Officer of the District. The District wishes to acknowledge and thank Mr. Devana for his service to the... More...
Date of Release: Mar 02, 2017


​(March 1, North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan Council has made the bold and proactive decision to rezone two Municipally-owned properties to facilitate the potential development of affordable and supportive housing projects located at 3191 Sherman ... More...
Date of Release: Mar 01, 2017


​Background On February 15, 2017, North Cowichan Council considered a number of recommendations to amend the Municipality's existing Fire Protection Bylaw that can help us support improved air quality. The proposed changes would help to... More...
Date of Release: Mar 01, 2017


​Council met on Monday, January 30, for a Special Meeting to replace the Regular Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, which was cancelled to allow members of Council to attend a Local Government Leadership Academy forum.We received... More...
Date of Release: Feb 10, 2017


Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. The principal purpose of the meeting is to... More...
Date of Release: Feb 02, 2017


​Council held its first Regular Council Meeting of the year on January 18, starting at 1:30 p.m. and wrapping up after four hours. Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association (CNHA) appeared as a delegation to inform Council of their desire to be ac... More...
Date of Release: Jan 31, 2017


Living in a rural valley instead of a big city, it may come as a surprise to hear the air quality in Cowichan Valley communities can be far from good. Poor air quality is particularly noticeable in the winter when many residents heat homes with wood.... More...
Date of Release: Jan 31, 2017


Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. The purpose of this meeting is to replace t... More...
Date of Release: Jan 27, 2017


​On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Duncan-North Cowichan Citizens' Assembly – 36 randomly selected local residents tasked with considering the potential amalgamation of Duncan and North Cowichan - met for the first time. Over the next four mont... More...
Date of Release: Jan 24, 2017


​North Cowichan Council is considering an exciting opportunity to develop innovative, affordable housing projects at the following two Municipally-owned properties:3191 Sherman Road (adjacent to the Curling Club)9800 Willow Street (site of the ol... More...
Date of Release: Jan 16, 2017


​January 10, 2017, Cowichan, BC – The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) and its member municipalities are excited to announce the launch of PlaceSpeak, an online location-based citizen engagement platform, for consulting with residents on an o... More...
Date of Release: Jan 10, 2017


​On December 21, 2016, North Cowichan Council met for about four hours to deal with a variety of interesting issues. Following adoption of the agenda, Council noted that two letters from Cowichan Tribes regarding the Kingsview Comprehensive Deve... More...
Date of Release: Jan 05, 2017