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​Park upgrades to Kinsmen Park in Chemainus started this week with the first upgrade being the playground. As a result the playground is closed and a fence has been installed around the perimeter for the duration of the renovation. The renovations ar... More...
Date of Release: Aug 24, 2016


​Users of the Chemainus Water System are advised that the Boil Water Notification has been cancelled effective 11:00 a.m. on August 22, 2016. The water is now safe to drink and use for all purposes.The water quality has returned to acceptable lev... More...
Date of Release: Aug 22, 2016


​The Council Meeting of August 17 featured a full agenda and lasted over 5 hours. A delegation of the Land Trust Alliance of BC asked Council to support a province-wide conservation tax incentive program for lands identified as worthy of conservation... More...
Date of Release: Aug 22, 2016


​ADVISORY UPDATE:  Island Health reports that it is safe to swim again at Kin Beach (Maple Street) in Chemainus.   Background: During periods of hot weather, Island Health tests water at public beaches to ensu... More...
Date of Release: Aug 19, 2016


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. The principal purpose of the meeting is t... More...
Date of Release: Aug 18, 2016


​As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw and in addition to the present open burning ban, a campfire ban will be imposed for the Municipality of North Cowichan, effective at noon on August 17, 2016, until further notice. This ban also ... More...
Date of Release: Aug 17, 2016


Progress is being made on one of North Cowichan Council's key priorities.At its July 20, 2016 Regular Council meeting, Council voted to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Community Land Trust Foundation of BC to explore non-market affo... More...
Date of Release: Aug 11, 2016


​Contamination of curbside recycling is an ongoing issue in many communities across BC. Recent recycling audits completed by Multi-Material BC (MMBC) indicate that contamination levels are increasing in North Cowichan. To avoid potential fines from M... More...
Date of Release: Jul 29, 2016


​On July 20, 2016, Council met for seven hours in its regular meeting to discuss a very full agenda. First off, the winners of this year's Friends of the Environment "Waste Wizard" Contest were announced.  The Municipality's Environmen... More...
Date of Release: Jul 27, 2016


The recent and forecasted warm and dry weather has increased the forest fire hazard. In order to protect the Municipal Forest Reserve, the Mount Prevost, Mount Sicker, and Grace Road forestry gates will be locked as of Thursday, July 28, 2016, until ... More...
Date of Release: Jul 27, 2016