More Land Needed for Development

A landmark study commissioned by Economic Development Cowichan (EDC) says that the population in the region will grow by 17,000 by 2041, bringing the need for as many as 10,000 new housing units and up to 7,000 new jobs.   Urban Systems were tasked by the EDC to do three things; explore, analyse , and […]

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Rezoning Looks to Save 75 Jobs

Editor’s Note: Up to 75 local jobs are on the line as Pacific Industrial & Marine Ltd. goes through a zoning amendment process for their manufacturing facility at the marine terminal in Cowichan Bay.  There will undoubtedly be plenty of news coverage of why some people are opposed.  Here is an opportunity for readers to […]

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Which Track Will Island Rail Take?

I bumped into Phil Kent recently. It happens in small towns at coffee shops; we bump into community leaders. Phil Kent didn’t run for Mayor of Duncan this past election. He felt that while his heart was there, his health might not be. But that hasn’t stopped Phil Kent from stepping right back into doing […]

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