2018-Archives

​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. The purpose of this meeting is to meet with the... More...
Date of Release: Jun 22, 2018


​New Line Skate Parks has completed the final design for the X-treme Skate park expansion.  The park is located adjacent to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre on James Street.  The design was completed based on the input receiv... More...
Date of Release: Jun 19, 2018


(June 18, 2018, North Cowichan, BC) – The public and recreation groups will soon have access to a new dock at Art Mann Park on Quamichan Lake. This new dock is being funded jointly by North Cowichan, Rowing BC, and the BC Games Society’s Powerin... More...
Date of Release: Jun 18, 2018


​Council met for 6 hours on June 6 to discuss a number of current issues. I began the Council Meeting with a brief verbal report to let members of Council and the public know that earlier in the day I attended, along with some members of the Che... More...
Date of Release: Jun 13, 2018


​Notice is given under Section 494(1) of the Local Government Act by the Director of Development Services that the Muncipality of North Cowichan proposes to issue three Temporary Use Permits by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018.  Please c... More...
Date of Release: Jun 07, 2018


​The Director of Development Services gives notice that the North Cowichan Council will consider issuance of six Development Variance Permits during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Hal... More...
Date of Release: Jun 07, 2018


(Duncan & North Cowichan, BC) - If the result of the June 23 referendum vote is in favour of amalgamation in both the Municipality of North Cowichan and the City of Duncan, transition work would need to begin immediately.The municipalities w... More...
Date of Release: May 23, 2018


(North Cowichan, BC) – May 20 to 26 is Local Government Awareness Week in British Columbia, and in honour of this week, North Cowichan is showcasing a piece of public art in Crofton.During Local Government Awareness Week in 2016, Kathleen Storteboom ... More...
Date of Release: May 22, 2018


​Council met for about 4 hours on May 16, 2018. The meeting began with an opportunity for public input on a proposed Notice on Title for 1120 Maple Bay Road. Council directed staff to proceed with the Notice on Title, advising individuals with a... More...
Date of Release: May 18, 2018


As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw, Category 2 Open Burning is banned, consistent with the BC Wildfire Service, effective at noon on Friday, May 18, 2018. This ban will remain in place until furt... More...
Date of Release: May 18, 2018


​To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour within the Municipal Forest Reserve, please call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone. Information from the public is crucial to ensuring wildfires are responded to as soon as ... More...
Date of Release: May 16, 2018


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. The purpose of this meeting is to:Read a f... More...
Date of Release: May 07, 2018


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. The purpose of this meeting is to adopt “Tax Rat... More...
Date of Release: May 07, 2018


Council met for about 5 hours on May 2, 2018. The Council Meeting began with presentation of a plaque to North Cowichan’s fire fighters who volunteered to deploy to fight wild fires in the Cariboo Region last summer. On behalf of Council and our... More...
Date of Release: May 07, 2018


(Duncan and North Cowichan, BC) – Today, the unbiased information campaign to inform residents about the upcoming amalgamation referendum on June 23, 2018, has launched. The information campaign is being led by third-party communications consultants,... More...
Date of Release: May 07, 2018


The sun is out and many residents are wondering where they can take their dog for an off-leash romp in the park. Certain areas around North Cowichan are designated as off-leash areas where responsible dog owners can let their pooc... More...
Date of Release: May 03, 2018


​Council met for about 4 hours on April 18, 2018.  The Council Meeting began with a moment of silence to honour the Humboldt Broncos and all those affected by the tragic accident on April 6. During the Mayor’s Report, Council agreed to writ... More...
Date of Release: Apr 20, 2018


​(April 19, 2018, North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan Council continues to move forward on two, municipally-sponsored affordable housing projects with endorsement of revised concept plans for projects at 3191 Sherman Road and 9800 Willow Street.The ... More...
Date of Release: Apr 19, 2018


​The Municipality of North Cowichan is undertaking routine watermain flushing in various areas of the South End water system between Saturday, April 14, and Friday, May 25, inclusive. Users may experience some chlorine odour and flavour. There m... More...
Date of Release: Apr 11, 2018


​Notice is given under Section 494(1) of the Local Government Act by the Director of Development Services that the Municipality of North Cowichan proposes to issue a Temporary Use Permit for 7486 Relke Road on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Please re... More...
Date of Release: Apr 09, 2018


(Duncan and North Cowichan, BC) – The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has called a referendum vote for Saturday, June 23, 2018 on the possible amalgamation of the Municipality of North Cowichan and the City of Duncan.An impartial informatio... More...
Date of Release: Apr 05, 2018


Council met for about 7 hours on April 4, 2018. After vigorous debate, Council decided to reduce the Class 5 (Light Industry) tax levy by 2.5% and distribute the balance of the levy across the remaining property classes in the same proportion as... More...
Date of Release: Apr 05, 2018


Council met for just over four hours on March 21. The meeting began with a public hearing for an application to rezone 6122 Somenos Road from the Residential One and Two-Family Zone (R3) to Urban Medium Density Comprehensive Development Zone (CD... More...
Date of Release: Mar 29, 2018


​Community members interested in the future development of the Stonehill and Holly Farm properties are invited to learn more at a public information meeting hosted by the property owners:Thursday, March 29, 20187:00 – 8:30 p.m.Island Savi... More...
Date of Release: Mar 27, 2018


​(North Cowichan, BC) – Road work on Beverly Street starts again today.Improvements to Beverly Street began in June 2017 with installation of new, sub-surface water mains. Once the water mains were installed, engineered gravel fill was placed around ... More...
Date of Release: Mar 26, 2018


​Notice is given that a Special Council Closed meeting will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Maple Bay meeting room at North Cowichan Municipal Hall (7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C). The purpose of this meeting is to... More...
Date of Release: Mar 23, 2018


UPDATE: March 22, 2018​Heritage Square Park in Chemainus has been re-opened. ______________________________________________________________________March 19, 2018As a precautionary measure, Heritage Square Park in Chemainus (at the corner of Mill ... More...
Date of Release: Mar 22, 2018


Kyle Young has been appointed the Director of Development Services, effective immediately.  Mr. Young has been employed at North Cowichan since 2014, most recently as the Assistant Manager of Planning & Subdivision, and previously as a Plann... More...
Date of Release: Mar 13, 2018


​Notice is given under Section 494(1) of the Local Government Act that the North Cowichan Municipal Council proposes to issue a Temporary Use Permit for 2003 University Way during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ... More...
Date of Release: Mar 12, 2018


Roads, water systems, sewer systems, drainage systems, and the buildings that support these systems are a critical part of our daily lives. In order to keep them running smoothly, it's important to monitor them throughout their lifetime, conduct targ... More...
Date of Release: Mar 09, 2018


The Cowichan Aquatic Centre will soon undergo a major retrofit and expansion to better serve local residents, thanks to a grant of up to $2,377,004 from the Federal Gas Tax Fund.Since the facility opened in August 2008, the swim club has expanded sig... More...
Date of Release: Mar 09, 2018


The council meeting agenda for March 7 was unusually light and the open session wrapped up in just under two hours.The meeting began with a delegation from Candace Spilsbury, Board Chair for School District 79. Council was updated on the Board of Edu... More...
Date of Release: Mar 09, 2018


Scott Mack is no longer employed as Director of Development Services at North Cowichan, effective March 8, 2018."We thank Mr. Mack for his seven years of service and wish him well in his future endeavours" says Ted Swabey, CAO. "Mr. Ma... More...
Date of Release: Mar 08, 2018


​Notice is given under Section 494(1) of the Local Government Act by the Director of Development Services that the Municipality of North Cowichan proposes to issue a Temporary Use Permit for 5353 Gore-Langton Road on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  Pl... More...
Date of Release: Mar 05, 2018


​(March 5, 2018 - North Cowichan, BC) With spring around the corner, many of us are thinking about cleaning up our yards and disposing of debris that has accumulated over the winter. Instead of burning, North Cowichan encourages you to compost at hom... More...
Date of Release: Mar 05, 2018


​Council met from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on February 21 to discuss a number of current issues. The meeting began with three delegations:RCMP Inspector Chris Bear summarized the RCMP detachment's fourth quarter activities. With 20,662 file... More...
Date of Release: Feb 23, 2018


​The Cowichan Valley Regional District Parks Department will be performing remedial work on a portion of the Cowichan Valley Trail from 8:00 am to noon on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The Trail portion from Sherman Road to Agira Road will be... More...
Date of Release: Feb 20, 2018


​North Cowichan Council is committed to upholding its legal obligations under the Workers Compensation Act and Regulations. Council wants all North Cowichan employees to go home safe and whole, physically and mentally, at the end of each work day and... More...
Date of Release: Feb 20, 2018


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Maple Bay meeting room at North Cowichan Municipal Hall (7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C). The purpose of this meeting is to con... More...
Date of Release: Feb 16, 2018


​After successful meetings with interested parties, New Line Skateparks along with North Cowichan are pleased to offer two concept drawings that were created based on feedback through the community and user engagement. We would love to rece... More...
Date of Release: Feb 15, 2018


Council met for just over four hours on February 7 to discuss a number of current issues. The meeting began with two delegations from the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). The first focused on the proposed regional Watershed Service Esta... More...
Date of Release: Feb 15, 2018


​(February 7, 2018 - North Cowichan, BC) The week of January 28, North Cowichan received approximately 80mm of rain over 4 days. Despite this heavy downpour, there were minimal impacts to the community despite the flow volumes in the Cowichan River b... More...
Date of Release: Feb 07, 2018


The X-treme Skate Park located at the south end of the Municipality, adjacent to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, is due to be upgraded. A meeting to review a preliminary concept design for the X-treme Skate Park will be held at 6:... More...
Date of Release: Jan 29, 2018


9:00A.M., JANUARY 30, 2018Canada Ave between Beverly Street and Sherman Road remains closedMary and Philip Streets are open, except for portion of Philip that joins Canada AveChemainus Road at Crofton Road is op... More...
Date of Release: Jan 29, 2018


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. to discuss:the Elliott Street tend... More...
Date of Release: Jan 25, 2018


​Council met for just over three hours on January 17 for its first regular Council Meeting of the New Year. The meeting kicked off with presentations from two delegations. First we welcomed the Cowichan region’s new Medical Health Officer, Dr. S... More...
Date of Release: Jan 22, 2018


​Bell McKinnon Local Area Plan Kicks Off!(North Cowichan, BC) – Over the next 8 weeks, residents are invited to participate in a number of public events to help shape the vision for the Bell McKinnon neighbourhood.The first meeting on the Bell McKinn... More...
Date of Release: Jan 19, 2018


(North Cowichan, BC) – In anticipation of the upcoming legalization of cannabis by the Federal government, North Cowichan Council has given first and second reading to a Zoning Bylaw amendment that, if adopted, will require proposed retail cannabis b... More...
Date of Release: Jan 17, 2018


​Rogers Hometown Hockey is coming to the Cowichan Valley - January 20 and 21. Hometown hockey is a weekend festival of hockey stories and activities for the whole family. The event is taking place in the parking lot of the Cowichan Aquatic Centr... More...
Date of Release: Jan 16, 2018


​Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. to discuss amalgamation and labour rela... More...
Date of Release: Jan 05, 2018


​What does your new property assessment mean for your municipal property taxes in 2018? This week, BC Assessment released property assessment notices for 2018. Based on these assessments, the average single family home in North Cowichan had an a... More...
Date of Release: Jan 04, 2018