Nick Caumanns

Politics: You scratch my back…

Mayor Siebring, retiring soon to Alberta, is hoping to extend his reach across the provincial boundary and help install Rosalie Sawrie as the...

Politics: Birds of a Feather

A judge long ago once famously said, "People are not hung for stealing horses, people are hung because horses may not be stolen". Politics is...

Charles Borg, a new face in local politics.

Every municipal election brings out two groups: the incumbents and previous also-rans, and the fresh faces. We know enough about the incumbents and even...

North Cowichan Mayor: Three Candidates, Two Choices

The three way contest for the next Mayor of North Cowichan is really a two way race as John Koury faces off against Rob...

A Tale of Two Cities, Neighbours Contrast Approaches

The most recent ranking of economic resilience by BC Business Magazine places Duncan/North Cowichan at 27th out of 50 communities. Being average might be...

Chemainus Gets More than Fair Share

At the February 2, 2022 Council meeting, North Cowichan Council voted on a series of grants for local groups. THe total amount awarded was...

Trees vs. Solar Power

As a counter-point our five-part series on solar power perhaps it’s useful to restate the whole issue in a less technical and more down...

North Cowichan: The Taxman Cometh

North Cowichan's Council has imprinted a clear left-of-center stamp on our taxation future. Last election we saw a decided and clear shift to a...

Is It Really Getting Drier in The Cowichan Valley?

There's always talk of how dry, or wet, or cold, or hot things have been lately. It's human nature to talk about the weather...

Potatoes and Logs A Source of Early Conflict

Settlement by Europeans moved quickly in the Cowichan Valley after initial settlements in the 1850's. By 1890, a number of logging operators were at...

Maybe Think Again

Do you hate it when you pull up at a stop light and someone is standing there with a sign asking for money? Why? Are...

Clean Car or Art?

I In my travels, I come across all sorts of surprising things right here in the Valley. We really do have an interesting and eclectic mix...

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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...