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Critical FOI responses dropped on the eve of the election

A mysterious "news" outlet has cropped up and has published hundreds of emails and documents that were included in a Free of Information request...

Manhas Challenges Douglas’ Record on Housing

Tek Manhas, seeking re-election for his second term on council in North Cowichan, has challenged mayor candidate Rob Douglas' claim that he would provide...

Shocking Increase in Street Crime

Just when they thought it couldn't get worse, it does. The people living and working in and around the highway strip are bracing...

Radical Change Necessary for Street Crime and Drugs

Governments at all levels need radical change in how they deal with drug addiction/mental health/homelessness on the highway strip in downtown Duncan/North Cowichan, says...

The Shadow Government in Cowichan

Turnout for local government elections has chronically been low here in the Cowichan Valley – its rare that figure exceeds 35 per cent. This means...

Trust is Fragile

Update Trust is the very basis of a democracy; without it our political institutions are a sham. North Cowichan municipal council faces a decision this Wednesday...

Staples’ Lawyers Want Court to Strike Down Ousting Petition

Lawyers acting for Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples are asking the BC Supreme Court not to proceed with a petition filed in the court that...

What Climate Emergency??!!

Its not worse than we thought. Climate activists have been telling us for years that we are facing a climate emergency, that greenhouse gases (GHG)...

Cowichan Works Launches COVID-19 Survey

Cowichan Works is on the Internet with an online survey taking the pulse on how the Cowichan Community is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. "Now that...

COVID-19 Crisis and Local Government Staffing in Cowichan

OPINION The City of Vancouver faces the threat of bankruptcy and is calling for help from the provincial government, ...hundreds of staff have been laid...

April Fools — The Joke is on You!

Opinion Taxpayers in the Cowichan Valley Regional District are being offered an early April Fools' joke – regional district electoral area directors are in the...

The Housing Survey Results Are In

Tiny homes are in, social housing as a burden on local taxpayers is out and people think the affordable housing crisis is real –...

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Critical FOI responses dropped on the eve of the election

A mysterious "news" outlet has cropped up and has...

Manhas Challenges Douglas’ Record on Housing

Tek Manhas, seeking re-election for his second term on...

Politics: You scratch my back…

Mayor Siebring, retiring soon to Alberta, is hoping...

Politics: Birds of a Feather

A judge long ago once famously said, "People are...

Charles Borg, a new face in local politics.

Every municipal election brings out two groups: the incumbents...