Council Matters - October 3, 2013

North Cowichan Council met for over five hours on October 2 and dealt with a number of important issues.
A number of citizens attended to hear Council discuss the Stoney Hill Task Force recommendations. Council deferred the Local Area Service Bylaw to create a public road access to Stoney Hill until November 6, 2013, so it can  consult its legal counsel on the implications of the Task Force recommendations.

On a different note, North Cowichan recently joined thePartners for Climate Protection Program, a network of Canadian municipal governments committed to reducing greenhouse gases and acting on climate change, under the umbrella of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). We have just received an award for achieving the first 3 Milestones, creating a greenhouse gas emissions inventory, setting an emissions reduction target, and developing a local action plan.

Now we are tackling Milestone 4, implementing ourClimate Action and Energy Plan (CAEP). We will be eligible for grants and low-interest loans for projects that reduce both energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through the Green Municipal Fund and other programs.

For more information on our award-winning CAEP, please visit our newly improved website,, and consider signing up for Notifications to get information on a number of topics.