Cowichan Valley Regional District

Lynne Smith has her sights set on a second term as Area G director. (Photo submitted)

Smith making bid for reelection as Area G director

First term marked by COVID, extensive work on harmonizing electoral area community plans

 

A map of the new bypass. (Courtesy of Dididaht First Nation)

Ditidaht Nation paving its own way to winter safety with help from San Group

Forest company donates cash, machines, manpower

 

Sign that greeted residents upon entry into the Crofton Community Centre last Wednesday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mapping of Chemainus River floodplain to aid in future flooding risks

Magnitude and complexity of the problem clear, but there’s no quick and easy solution

 

Flooded Chemainus River over Westholme Road in November of 2021. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Flood mapping of Chemainus River watershed underway

Managing future flooding the objective

  • Jul 6, 2022
Flooded Chemainus River over Westholme Road in November of 2021. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Presenter Dr. Richard Guthrie reveals some of the findings of a study on Saltair slope stability. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Saltair study guides development in areas that may be subjected to natural hazards

Abundant landslide activity in the past factoring into future decisions

Presenter Dr. Richard Guthrie reveals some of the findings of a study on Saltair slope stability. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Laurie Milton was out looking for wildlife to photograph when she came across a Giant Pacific octopus. (Laurie Milton photo)

Island shutterbug gets surprise close-up look at giant octopus on Cowichan beach

Giant Pacific octopus one of the largest species in the world

Laurie Milton was out looking for wildlife to photograph when she came across a Giant Pacific octopus. (Laurie Milton photo)
The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Teams rally after permit for Saltair ball field use denied

Final pitch made to the CVRD board before official decision reached

The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The north end of downtown Ladysmith is lit up with Festival of lights fireworks. (Teresa McKinley file)

Ladysmith Days rejection ignites town push to forge own fireworks bylaw

Town council investigating taking control of local fireworks decision-making away from CVRD

The north end of downtown Ladysmith is lit up with Festival of lights fireworks. (Teresa McKinley file)
A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads in Duncan on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Cowichan flood update: Evacuation order for Allenby Road campground rescinded

Recovery efforts underway, with waters receding in most areas

A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads in Duncan on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)
Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system that requires a filtration system under the Province of BC drinking water regulations. (Photo submitted)

Saltair water system filtration grant successful

Considerable reduction in costs of treatment upgrades for taxpayers

Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system that requires a filtration system under the Province of BC drinking water regulations. (Photo submitted)
The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Burst pipe shutters Cowichan Valley Regional District headquarters

‘Significant’ water damage to at least two floors

The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system that requires a filtration system under the Province of B.C. Drinking Water Regulations. (Photo submitted)

Saltair electors approve water loan authorization

Alternative Approval Process results in only 30 objections filed

Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system that requires a filtration system under the Province of B.C. Drinking Water Regulations. (Photo submitted)
Saltair residents are facing a decision on the borrowing for a new water treatment system. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Feb. 10 the deadline for Saltair water borrowing bylaw opposition

Alternative Approval Process will determine if loan authorization proceeds

Saltair residents are facing a decision on the borrowing for a new water treatment system. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo staff recommending bus route to Cowichan Valley

More than 1,900 survey respondents expressed support for inter-regional transit, notes RDN report

Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)
Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system. This is the water that required a filtration system under the Province of B.C. Drinking Water Regulations. (Photo submitted)

Loan authorization for Saltair water system upgrades being conducted by AAP

Non-contact method during COVID seen as the best way to proceed

Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system. This is the water that required a filtration system under the Province of B.C. Drinking Water Regulations. (Photo submitted)
CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia

CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia

Investigation into mass killing underway

  • Apr 20, 2020
CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia
Bing’s Creek, along with the CVRD’s other recycling centres, has been overwhelmed with customers in the last several weeks. (Citizen file)

CVRD recycling centres overwhelmed with people

COVID-19 has caused service limitations at the centres

  • Apr 14, 2020
Bing’s Creek, along with the CVRD’s other recycling centres, has been overwhelmed with customers in the last several weeks. (Citizen file)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has cancelled community centre and recreation programming through the end of April. (File photo)

CVRD cancels all recreation and theatre programs through end of April

Community centre and recreation programs cancelled through end of April

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has cancelled community centre and recreation programming through the end of April. (File photo)
Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing

“You can expect delays accessing Mount Tzouhalem, or even to be turned away.”

Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)
Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Cowichan Valley Regional Disrict gives Vic Tyler until March 15 to remove Cowichan riverfront home

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property