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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


​​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 a Temporary Use Permit by 4:00p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.  Please ... More...
Date of Release: Aug 15, 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


Registering for recreation activities is about to get easier in the Cowichan Valley. On August 30, the Town of Ladysmith, Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Municipality of North Cowichan will launch an integrated tool to allow resident... More...
Date of Release: Aug 07, 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