With June’s “heat dome” and its heat-related deaths, followed by ongoing record-breaking fires and smoke-filled skies, the climate crisis is much on voters’ minds. This was reinforced by the recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest scientific report declaring a “code red for humanity”. One Cowichan invited each of the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford federal candidates from the four parties with seats in the House of Common in the last parliament to provide us with up to 250 words on what they and their party will do to address the accelerating climate emergency federally and here in the Cowichan Valley.
Here's what they said, in alphabetical order by last name...Read more
“How Should We Grow?”, asks the Municipality of North Cowichan. I just completed the North Cowichan Growth Management Survey, which the municipality is asking local citizens to do by June 6th. It’s open to input from anyone who lives in Cowichan Valley.Read more
By David Slade
In 2007 and 2008 a referendum passed by voters in the CVRD created a Parks Acquisition fund to purchase and preserve land throughout the region. The referendum allowed for an annual levy of approximately $5 per $100,000 of property value. A mere $25 per year on a property valued at $500,000. If applied throughout the CVRD, this levy would now raise approximately $1.4 million per year.