North Cowichan Council updates

From the May 4,2016 council meeting

Five-Year Financial Plan adopted

The 2016 – 2020 Financial Plan was adopted by council, as well as the Tax Rates Bylaw.

Overall the net increase in General Municipal Taxes was 2.30 per cent. In the Tax Rate Bylaw council decided to provide a 15 per cent reduction in the Class 5 – Light Industry tax rate “to make North Cowichan more competitive with other local governments in this job supporting sector of our economy.”

For the average residential homeowners, this will mean a 2.95 per cent tax increase in the General Municipal Tax, which amounts to $56 for the average $320,000 home in North Cowichan.

Council supported a plan to install public access life rings at both Chemainus Lake and Maple Bay Docks.

This initiative is being supported by the Gale family in the hope that these life rings might prevent the kind of tragedy that took the life of Brayden Gale, who drowned last winter in Chemainus Lake.


Just Posted

Ladysmith Interact club students inspired and inspiring

Ladysmith Secondary School group making a difference in their community

IIO doesn’t recommend charges after motorcyclist death in Mill Bay

An off-duty VicPD officer was involved in the crash

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

VIDEO: Kitten rescued from under school bus in Duncan

School staff have affectionately called kitten “Axle”

VIDEO: Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards

Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

Vancouver-based company says the decision is due to declining lumber prices, high log costs and log supply constraints

Canada’s prospective world junior team members await final roster decisions

Thirty-four players were invited to the national junior selection camp

Woman guilty of impaired driving in death of Vancouver Island pedestrian

Man in his 70s killed in 2016 Courtenay multi-vehicle incident

Rash of bomb threats a learning opportunity for response capacity, Goodale

Thursday’s wave of bomb threats swept across communities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border

Windstorm topples tree onto townhouse in Nanaimo

Heavy winds have thousands of B.C. Hydro customers without power

Most Read