Did you know that the CVRD has a climate target? You’d be forgiven if not, since it’s not featured in many places. But there is one: to reduce emissions in the valley 33% below 2007 levels by 2020 and 80% below by 2050. (Science has since moved on to require cutting emissions in half by 2030 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050).Read more
You’ve probably heard by now that the motion to limit sprawl in North Cowichan while a new OCP is being developed got voted down.
A few voices spoke in favour of the motion to limit development in specific areas distant from amenities on the outer edge of the urban containment boundary. But developers turned out big trucks to circle the municipal hall, honking their horns in a clear show of intimidation. Other speakers lined up to variously denounce the “moratorium on development” (it wasn’t) or to deny that climate change is a real thing.Read more
January 12, 2020
Dear Mayor and Council:
We would like to share some comments for your consideration related to both the staff report on Councillor Justice’s motion on curbing sprawl and the staff report on the Integrated Climate Action Plan. We see these as highly related.