Corridor Safety Office

Duncan and North Cowichan have partnered on an initiative to address crime and public disorder along the Trans-Canada Highway corridor between Beverly Street and Boys Road. Both local governments have now endorsed the Safer Community Plan which will establish the Corridor Safety Office and coordinate municipal bylaw enforcement and RCMP resources.

The plan was developed in consultation with local business owners, Cowichan Tribes, Cowichan Valley School District, health and social service providers, RCMP and many others. Staff from both local governments have taken immediate action by seeking a location for the Corridor Safety Office, and initiating planning for increased daytime security patrols, bylaw enforcement resources, and cost-sharing.

Duncan and North Cowichan will continue to work together to advocate for additional resources for existing health and social service organizations, along with increased community services. Support and funding from the provincial and federal governments will play a key role in helping our local governments procure the complementary services needed to provide solutions for those struggling with homelessness, addiction, and mental health issues.