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​Effective immediately - Water Conservation Measures Downgraded from Stage 2 to Stage 1.FOR ALL USERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH COWICHAN WATER SYSTEMS (Chemainus, Crofton and South End)Effective immediately, the Municipality has downgraded its Wat... More...
Date of Release: Sep 29, 2016


(September 26, 2016) – The Municipality of North Cowichan and the City of Duncan are pleased to announce that the Province of British Columbia has approved one-third funding (up to $47,000) to conduct an amalgamation study. This includes hiring a con... More...
Date of Release: Sep 26, 2016


​The Regular Council Meeting of September 7 was completed in an unusually brief three hours.First up, Inspector Ray Carfantan presented the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Quarterly Report. For the first time in quite a while, the detachment is approachin... More...
Date of Release: Sep 09, 2016


As of 10:00 a.m. on September 6, 2016, the Municipal Forest Reserve gates for Mt. Prevost, Mt. Sicker, and Grace Road have been opened. More...
Date of Release: Sep 06, 2016


There has been a cougar sighting in the Sherman, Casino, and Skinner Road areas. Residents should use caution when out walking, particularly with pets and small children. To report cougar sightings please call the conservation reporting line.Wildlife... More...
Date of Release: Sep 02, 2016


(August 31, 2016, North Cowichan, BC) – Being notified of local emergencies and critical incidents occurring in North Cowichan is now even easier with the Municipality’s newly upgraded eALERT service. This new service, delivered by ReCollect, is inte... More...
Date of Release: Aug 31, 2016


​Crofton Skate Park construction will commence the week of September 26 and should be completed in January 2017.  Radius Construction will be building the park at the municipally-owned property at 1537 Chaplin Street. The park will be ... More...
Date of Release: Aug 30, 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