Council Matters - February 18, 2015

On February 18, Council faced an agenda that was unusually lacking in controversial issues. The meeting began with Kathleen Sheppard's presentation of Social Planning Cowichan's Annual  Report for 2014 and priorities for 2015. Through research on topics like child care and a Living Wage, and programs like Understanding the Village and Cowichan 101, this organization has been a vital part of creating the social fabric of the Cowichan Valley.

Another exemplary organization, Cowichan Green Community (CGC), was up next with a video review of the myriad of services, programs and activities they provide.CGC brings together youth, families, local food, farming, environmental concerns and social services in a way that engages and supports our community.

Council was then offered a prayer song by two members of Cowichan Tribes in support of an initiative to provide First Nations youth with trail-building work on Maple Mountain. Later in the agenda, Council was pleased to support this program as very beneficial for the youth and equally valued for the creation of new trails for the public.

All these instances of community building seemed to have had a very positive impact on Council. All in all, an upbeat, enjoyable meeting.

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