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​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​As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw the present ban on recreational fires will be rescinded for the Municipality of North Cowichan, effective at noon on September 18, 2017.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