Chemainus Advisory Committee CANCELLED | May 25 2017

May 18 – June 16 – Water Main Flushing Extended

City of Duncan water system users please be advised that the annual water main flushing will continue until approximately June 16, 2017. This flushing is done to ensure the continued supply of safe drinking water and will affect all City of Duncan water system users. Please disregard this notice if your property is not on…

Street Food Vendor Applications Welcome

The City of Duncan is looking for dynamic, professional businesses and organizations with unique food products to provide quality services in Charles Hoey Park during the 39 Days of July festival from June 30, 2017 – August 7, 2017.. Interested vendors must submit an application along with all supporting evaluation information required under the “Street…

Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason For May 2017 – Eli Harrison Jr. (1852-1930)

As part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project we are starting a monthly feature highlighting a deceased Vancouver Island Freemason who has played a role in Vancouver Island history. This is our second such post. Our Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for April 2017 is Eli Harrison Jr. (1852-1930), a member of Vancouver & Quadra……

Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 For May 2017 – Ormond Towers Smythe (1882-1948)

Each month Temple Lodge No. 33 featured a Deceased Brother as a way remembering our Deceased Brethren while highlighting the contributions Temple Lodge No. 33 members have made to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley. The Featured Deceased member of Temple Lodge No. 33 for May 2017 is Ormond Towers Smythe (1882-1948), one of the ten……

Public Input Sought on New Zoning Bylaw

Duncan, BC – The City of Duncan has been working to draft a brand new Zoning Bylaw. The current Bylaw, adopted in 1988 and amended 73 times, no longer achieves the vision of the 2007 Official Community Plan (OCP). During the OCP consultation, citizens clearly stated that they value well-managed growth and a safe, healthy, and…

Charles Hoey Park Encampment Removed

Duncan, BC – On Friday, April 21, 2017 the RCMP accompanied City Bylaw Officers to remove the campers from Charles Hoey Park who were in violation a Court Injunction issued by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. When the campers did not cooperate with the injunction to leave the park by 3:00 pm on Thursday,…

Court Orders Charles Hoey Park Encampment to Vacate

Duncan, BC – Today, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has issued an injunction to remove the unlawful campers from Charles Hoey Park. The campers must vacate the park by 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The encampment was originally established in the park on March 31, 2017 as a temporary protest to advocate…

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April 17 – May 19 – Water Main Flushing

City of Duncan water system users please be advised that the annual water main flushing will take place between April 17 and May 19, 2017. This flushing is done to ensure the continued supply of safe drinking water and will affect all City of Duncan water system users. Please disregard this notice if your property…

City Obtains Court Date for Park Encampment Injunction

DUNCAN, BC – On April 18th, the Supreme Court of British Columbia will hear the City’s application for an injunction against the unlawful campers in Charles Hoey Park. In the interest of the residents who use and enjoy this public park, the City is seeking to disband the encampment. The encampment was originally established in…

Charles Hoey Park Encampment Given Notice to Vacate

Duncan, BC – Council has taken action to remove the encampment at Charles Hoey Park (the “Park”).  On April 6th, 2017, Mayor and Council of the City of Duncan conducted a Special Council Meeting and passed the following resolution: That Council direct staff to remove the encampment at Charles Hoey Park, enforce the Parks and…

Duncan-North Cowichan Citizens’ Assembly Reaches Midway Point; Second Public Meeting Scheduled for April 6

Duncan, BC – The Citizens’ Assembly on Municipal Amalgamation will resume its deliberations this Saturday following a month-long recess during which a technical analysis of the proposed merger was completed. During its first three meetings, the 36 randomly-selected Assembly members heard from a range of voices, including experts on municipal amalgamation, local history as well…

Council Invites Public Feedback on Budget

City of Duncan taxpayers are invited to come out, get informed, and provide feedback on all aspects of the City’s Six Year Financial Plan at an Open House at 200 Craig Street on Monday, March 27, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The 2016 Census results, released in February 2017, confirm that the population of…

Second Street Water, Sanitary and Storm Project Update – Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk and Driveway Installation

Upgrades to Second Street’s water, sanitary and storm mains began in July, 2016. Stone Pacific Contracting has begun curb and gutter installation, to take place March 17th – March 24th, 2017. Second Street will be closed to vehicle traffic Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Driveway access and on-street parking will be…

Nominations Open for Sports Wall of Fame

The Sports Wall of Fame Nomination Committee is currently accepting applications for new nominations. The nomination deadline is April 28, 2017. The North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame is dedicated to honouring the rich history of the many sports, coaches, athletes, teams, administrators and builders from our community. The Wall recognizes those individuals and teams…

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Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason For May 2017 – Eli Harrison Jr. (1852-1930)

As part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project we are starting a monthly feature highlighting a deceased Vancouver Island Freemason who has played a role in Vancouver Island history. This is our second such post. Our Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for April 2017 is Eli Harrison Jr. (1852-1930), a member of Vancouver & Quadra……

Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason For April 2017 – Charles Hayward (1839-1919)

As part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project we are starting a monthly feature highlighting a deceased Vancouver Island Freemason who has played a role in Vancouver Island history. This is our first such post. Our first Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason and our Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for April 2017 is Charles……

Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 For April 2017 – Major James Mitchell Mutter (1854-1920)

Each month Temple Lodge No. 33 featured a Deceased Brother as a way remembering our Deceased Brethren while highlighting the contributions Temple Lodge No. 33 members have made to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley. The Featured Deceased member of Temple Lodge No. 33 for April 2017 is one of our Charter Members, Major James Mitchell……

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