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Council Day 408: Budget Town Hall Meetings

Budget 2016: Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!

The Municipality of North Cowichan is holding a series of town hall meetings about the 2016 budget.  (more…)

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Council Day 305: Cowichan Agriculture #FTW

I had the pleasure of joining the Cowichan Agricultural Society’s (CAS) farm tour on Friday. A bus full of farmers, Farm Industry Review Board members, municipal and CVRD staff members, Ministry of Agriculture employees, and politicians visited 5 agricultural operations around the Cowichan Valley.  (more…)

Council Day 237: Water Restriction Questions

I had a call the other day from a resident who was concerned about access to drinking water. “Will we run out?” she asked.

It’s understandable people are anxious about North Cowichan’s residential water supply in the midst of a level 4 drought, local and provincial governments driving waters users to reduce water consumption by 20%, the Cowichan River supply critically low, and news of depleted aquifers south of us. Makes you wonder if that tall glass of water you just reached for will be your last. (more…)