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(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 periods of hot weather, Island Health tests water at public beaches to ensure that they are safe for swimming.  Recent tests show entercocci bacteriology counts exceeding acceptable limits at Malcolm Road Beach (Chemainus) and Maple... 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


​As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw 2008, BYLAW NO. 3340, an Open Burning Ban will be imposed for the entire Municipality of North Cowichan, effective at noon on July 18, 2018 until further notice. This ban includes all burning do... More...
Date of Release: Jul 17, 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