2018-Archives

(December 13, 2018) Since the significant flood in 2009, North Cowichan and adjacent local governments have invested in protection of areas that are historically prone to flooding. Over the last decade, existing dikes have been raised, new dikes cons... More...
Date of Release: Dec 13, 2018


Notice is given that a Committee of the Whole meeting will be held on Monday, December 17th, at 12:00 p.m. in the Maple Bay meeting room at North Cowichan Municipal Hall (7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C.).  The meeting will be cl... More...
Date of Release: Dec 10, 2018


​The Director of Development Services gives notice that the North Cowichan Council will consider issuance of a Development Variance Permit during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Hall, 7... More...
Date of Release: Dec 06, 2018


​Council met for about four hours on December 5, 2018. Here are some highlights from the meeting.We began with a Mayor’s report to summarize some of the work that is underway outside of Council meetings:I’ve been getting oriented as a member of t... More...
Date of Release: Dec 06, 2018


​(December 5, 2018, North Cowichan, BC) – At its meeting today, North Cowichan Council heard from the public and decided to issue a temporary use permit for a women’s winter warming shelter on property owned by the Cowichan Valley School District (SD... More...
Date of Release: Dec 05, 2018


North Cowichan's Fuller Lake Arena welcomed a new piece of equipment last week. The new Olympia electric ice resurfacer, nicknamed the "Ice Bear," has replaced the 12-year old propane Zamboni machine. Ice resurfacers are a critical piece of... More...
Date of Release: Nov 30, 2018


Notice is given that a Special Council meeting will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in the Council Chambers of North Cowichan Municipal Hall at 7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan. The purpose of this meeting is to publicly c... More...
Date of Release: Nov 29, 2018


​(North Cowichan, BC) – Some residents are wondering about the new double white lines painted along the shoulder of Maple Bay Road. These new lines – called a gore – create separation between the shoulder and travel lanes giving cyclists and pedestri... More...
Date of Release: Nov 27, 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 during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipa... More...
Date of Release: Nov 22, 2018


​Council met for about 3 hours on November 21, 2018. Here are some highlights from the meeting.Council received the quarterly North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP report for the period July, August, and September. During this period, the RCMP received 6,236 ca... More...
Date of Release: Nov 22, 2018


At it's November 21 meeting, North Cowichan Council decided that it will hear from the public and make a final decision on December 5 regarding an application for a temporary use permit for a temporary women's winter response shelter on property owne... More...
Date of Release: Nov 21, 2018


​Notice is given that a Special Committee of the Whole meeting will be held on Saturday, November 24th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Ramada Inn – Fireside Room, 140 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, BC.  The meeting will be closed to the public as per se... More...
Date of Release: Nov 20, 2018


Notice is given that a Special Committee of the Whole meeting will be held on Monday, December 3, at 3:30 p.m. in the Maple Bay meeting room at North Cowichan Municipal Hall (7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C).  The meeting will be clos... More...
Date of Release: Nov 20, 2018


Notice is given that a Special Council Closed meeting will be held on Monday, November 19th, at 5:30 p.m. in the Maple Bay meeting room at North Cowichan Municipal Hall.  The meeting will be closed to the public as per section (90) (1) ... More...
Date of Release: Nov 15, 2018


Notice is given that a Special Committee of the Whole Closed meeting will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Maple Bay meeting room at North Cowichan Municipal Hall (7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C). This meeting wil... More...
Date of Release: Nov 14, 2018


​North Cowichan’s new Council was sworn into office on November 7, 2018. Here we are:[L-R Upper: Councillor Justice, Councillor Sawrie, Councillor Manhas, Councillor Douglas][L-R Lower: Councillor Toporowski, Mayor Siebring, Councillor Ma... More...
Date of Release: Nov 08, 2018


As part of an ongoing program of providing quality water to our customers, please be advised that the Municipality of North Cowichan, Utilities Department, will be undertaking routine watermain flushing in various areas of the Chemainus water system ... More...
Date of Release: Oct 26, 2018


(October 22, 2018, North Cowichan, BC) – The Municipality of North Cowichan invites residents to get involved in development of the 2019 budget. This is everyone’s opportunity to learn about the services paid for with property taxes, upcoming project... More...
Date of Release: Oct 22, 2018


​(October 20, 2018, North Cowichan, BC) – 33.7% of eligible voters in North Cowichan have voted in the 2018 municipal election and the preliminary results can be found on our Election webpage here: 2018 Muncipal ElectionFinal election result... More...
Date of Release: Oct 20, 2018


UPDATE - Friday, October 19 - 4:00pmThe water has been turned back on in Maple Bay. Thank you for your patience!--------------------------------------------------------Friday, October 19 - 3:00pmThe water has been shut off in Maple Bay for an... More...
Date of Release: Oct 19, 2018


​General Local Elections are held every four years in BC. In North Cowichan this includes the election of a Mayor and six Councillors to Municipal Council. General voting day is THIS SATURDAY, October 20, from 8am – 8pm at any one of the fo... More...
Date of Release: Oct 18, 2018


​The Chemainus Water System is supplied by two sources, the Chemainus River Wells water supply from October 15 to June 15, and from the Banon Creek surface water supply from June 15 to October 15.On Monday, October 15, the water supply for the Chemai... More...
Date of Release: Oct 15, 2018


​Effective October 12, 2018, the Municipality of North Cowichan has a new organizational structure focused on enhancing service delivery. One year into his tenure as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Ted Swabey has initiated an organizational ... More...
Date of Release: Oct 12, 2018


In an effort to serve the needs of the building industry, North Cowichan will be making changes to its' building permit process. These changes are necessary to ensure the most effective use of builders AND inspectors time. Changes are described ... More...
Date of Release: Oct 05, 2018


PLEASE NOTE: There is a Municipal Election on October 20. Voting information is available here: 2018 Municipal ElectionCouncil met for about 7 hours on October 3, 2018.We began the meeting by acknowledging the contributions of Councillors Mag... More...
Date of Release: Oct 04, 2018


Notice is given that a Special Council Closed meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Large Committee Room at North Cowichan Municipal Hall (7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C). The purpose of this meeting is ... More...
Date of Release: Oct 02, 2018


​Effective immediately (Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.), Stage 3 water conservation measures are downgraded to Stage 1 for all users of North Cowichan water systems. Did you know? As per North Cowichan’s Waterworks Bylaw, annual S... More...
Date of Release: Sep 20, 2018


As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw 2008, BYLAW NO. 3340, the Open Burning Ban imposed for the Municipality of North Cowichan in regards to Category 2 & 3 fires is rescinded as of noon September 19, 2018. Please refer to section 11 ... More...
Date of Release: Sep 19, 2018


As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw, the present ban on recreational fires (campfires) will be rescinded for the Municipality of North Cowichan, effective at noon on September 11, 2018. PLEASE NOTE: Category 2 & 3 fire... More...
Date of Release: Sep 11, 2018


UPDATE: September 10, 2018The open burning ban remains in effect for the Municipality of North Cowichan. The current status of open burning, including information about bans that may be in place, can always be found on our Air Quality a... More...
Date of Release: Sep 10, 2018


Council met for about 5 hours on September 5, 2018.After much debate and discussion, Council adopted the Council Renumeration Bylaw. This will adjust the salaries for Mayor and Council to align with the average of comparative municipalities, and to c... More...
Date of Release: Sep 06, 2018


​Notice is given that a Committee of the Whole meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., with City of Duncan Council at Duncan City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, B.C. The agenda for this meeting can be view here: Sep... More...
Date of Release: Sep 04, 2018


You may recieve an email from communication@perfectmind.com inviting you to complete your online registration for the RecCowichan system. PerfectMind is the software behind RecCowcihan, and this email will give you a temporary password to log-in... More...
Date of Release: Aug 30, 2018


Director of Development ServicesEffective Friday, August 31, Kyle Young will no longer be the Director of Development Services. Mr. Young has decided to move to another community, and we will miss him greatly at North Cowichan!Nelda Richardson is ste... More...
Date of Release: Aug 29, 2018


Council met for over 10 hours on August 15. Council began with three delegations:John Iveson, sharing some feedback about utility and servicing costs for secondary suitesBrian Robertson, providing information about Cowichan Energy Alternativ... More...
Date of Release: Aug 29, 2018


​(August 27, 2018, North Cowichan, BC) – Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is looking for a home for its new national training centre, and North Cowichan Council hopes that it will be in the Cowichan Valley, centred around Quamichan Lake.In late 2017, RCA c... More...
Date of Release: Aug 27, 2018


​(August 27, 2018, North Cowichan, BC) – Residents in the Sherman Road area are asked to be aware of a storm main replacement project commencing late August and continuing until approximately the end of September. The project will replace a section o... More...
Date of Release: Aug 27, 2018


The Province has increased the drought rating to Level 4 (extremely dry) for East Vancouver Island. In response, water conservation measures will increase to Stage 3 across North Cowichan effective Friday, August 24, 201... More...
Date of Release: Aug 22, 2018


At its August 15 meeting, North Cowichan Council adopted revisions to the Zoning Bylaw to prohibit the sale, distribution, or trade of cannabis in the Municipality. By doing this, Council has required that businesses or individuals interested in oper... More...
Date of Release: Aug 16, 2018


North Cowichan has received a grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to update the emissions modelling used in the 2013 Climate Action and Energy Plan (CAEP). The $78,800 grant comes from the Municipalities for Climate Innovation ... More...
Date of Release: Aug 14, 2018


UPDATE: August 13, 2018 Further sampling by Island Health has confirmed that the Maple Bay Beach is again safe for swimming. UPDATE: July, 30, 2018Further sampling by Island Health has resulted in the following updates:Malcolm S... More...
Date of Release: Aug 13, 2018


August 8: A fire is occurring on Maple Mountain.  Multiple fire departments and the BC Wildfire Service are responding. We will be updating our social media sites and this page as more information is available:https://www.n... More...
Date of Release: Aug 08, 2018


The Ye'yumnuts Commemoration Ceremony was held on Wednesday, July 11 and included an on-site sign unveiling. Ye'yumnuts is a sacred ancestral place of the Cowichan people and is located between York Road and Trillium Way. The Ye'yumnuts project was i... More...
Date of Release: Aug 07, 2018


​The smoke across North Cowichan on August 6 comes from a wildfire in the Nanaimo Lakes area. On the morning of August 6, the BC Wildfire Service describes this fire as uncontained. There is no fire threat to North Cowichan residents at this tim... More...
Date of Release: Aug 06, 2018


​Effective Monday, August 6, 2018:Stage 3 Water Restrictions will be in effect for users of the Chemainus water system. Stage 2 Water Restrictions will be in effect for all other North Cowichan water systems (Crofton and South End).Wate... More...
Date of Release: Aug 02, 2018


​Council faced a long agenda on July 18, meeting for 9 hours to discuss a number of topics. The meeting kicked off with 3 delegations, and we began by recognizing a “CHAMP” from Chemainus. Eight year-old Darevin Curnow is an incredible young man... More...
Date of Release: Aug 01, 2018


​(North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan wants to hear from residents regarding the possibility of designating additional public beach accesses as seasonal, off-leash parks for dogs. The demand for off-leash access to public lands, especially acce... More...
Date of Release: Jul 30, 2018


Notice is given that a Special Council Closed meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the Maple Bay meeting room at North Cowichan Municipal Hall (7030 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C). The purpose of this meeting i... More...
Date of Release: Jul 27, 2018


(July 19, 2018, North Cowichan, BC) – Council has directed staff to bring forward a proposal for building a reserve fund to help continue the facilitation of water quality improvements on Quamichan Lake. The health of Quamichan Lake has been a f... More...
Date of Release: Jul 19, 2018


​During the BC Summer Games, there will be no daytime access for recreational boaters at Art Mann Park from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22. Thank you for your patience. More...
Date of Release: Jul 18, 2018


The recent and forecasted warm and dry weather has increased the forest fire hazard. In order to protect the Municipal Forest Reserve, the Mount Prevost, Mount Sicker, and Grace Road forestry gates will be locked as of 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July ... More...
Date of Release: Jul 12, 2018


​Effective Saturday, July 14, 2018, Stage 2 Water Restrictions will be in effect for users of the Chemainus water system. This is a precautionary measure in order to preserve water supply levels into the fall months.Water Conservation and Water Use R... More...
Date of Release: Jul 11, 2018


​Council met for about 7 hours on June 20, 2018. To start, Council received an update from Cowichan Valley’s MLA, Sonja Furstenau. Of particular interest to me, Ms. Furstenau talked about her work on child welfare, the professional reliance mode... More...
Date of Release: Jul 09, 2018


North Cowichan Council will consider issuance of two (2) Development Variance Permits during its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway. Read the full details in t... More...
Date of Release: Jul 09, 2018


​(June 28, 2018 - North Cowichan, BC) The first long weekend of summer is here, and North Cowichan is introducing a new lifejacket loaner station at Fuller Lake Park in Chemainus. Loaner lifejackets are available to all park users, aiming to increase... More...
Date of Release: Jun 28, 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: Jun 27, 2018


​(Duncan & North Cowichan, BC) – The Chief Election Officers in North Cowichan and Duncan have issued the official and final results of the amalgamation referendum, confirming that the referendum was supported in North Cowichan and did not pass i... More...
Date of Release: Jun 25, 2018


​(Duncan & North Cowichan, BC) – Electors in the Municipality of North Cowichan and the City of Duncan have voted on the question of whether the two Municipalities should amalgamate.The preliminary results indicate that the majority of electors i... More...
Date of Release: Jun 23, 2018


​This meeting has been cancelled. 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


​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