October 24th BC Election – Get Ready to Vote!
We can muse, or complain, about why the government called an election in the midst of this Covid-19 pandemic, or we can turn our minds and hearts to what really matters to us as a community right now, and ask ourselves what we need to learn about our local candidates – who they are, what they stand for, and what priorities they will advocate for on behalf of Cowichan Valley in the legislature. It’s time to get ready to vote for what matters to our community. As always, each and every vote can make a difference.Read more
It used to be that it was elected officials who took the high road. Citizens can sometimes say crazy things, but we usually rely on those we elect to rise above that and focus on the issues.
So it’s been a turnabout for us at One Cowichan as we’ve done our best to stick to the high road over the past several months, despite being repeatedly attacked by some CVRD Directors. We’ve tried to stay focused on current climate science and what the CVRD can do to become a leader on reducing emissions within its jurisdiction – after all, other local governments are making progress with comprehensive climate plans even during COVID-19, like Central Saanich and Kamloops.Read more
55 LOCAL GROUPS, CHURCHES, UNIONS, AND BUSINESSES ASK LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON CLIMATE ACTION
(Duncan, BC; Monday August 17, 2020) Today 55 local organizations released a letter to the five local governments in the Cowichan-Ladysmith area asking them to follow through on climate action now that systems to address COVID-19 are in place. Last year local governments like Duncan, North Cowichan and the CVRD formally acknowledged the climate emergency. Then the virus hit, and attention shifted accordingly.