Temple Lodge Installation of Officers for 2017

Temple Lodge No. 33 will be holding its annual Installation of Officers on 1 April 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.. We will have a pre-Installation lunch and social starting at 11:30 a.m. All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.  …

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…

Featured Deceased Brother for March 2017 – Douglas William Barker (1919-2003)

Each month we feature a Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 as a way of remembering our Deceased Brethren and highlighting the contributions Freemasons have made to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley. Our Featured Deceased Member for March 2017 is Douglas Barker, D.S.M. (1919-2003), who served as Mayor of Duncan. See our webpage on Douglas……

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Community Input Sought on Cowichan Watershed and Role of CVRD

When the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) asked residents for their top priorities in the 2016 Community Satisfaction Survey, drinking water was named as the number one issue facing the regional district. In addition, 93 per cent of respondents supported the CVRD developing strategies regarding water security planning. “We heard loud and clear from our…

Duncan-North Cowichan Citizens’ Assembly Gets Underway

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Duncan-North Cowichan Citizens’ Assembly – 36 randomly selected local residents tasked with considering the potential amalgamation of Duncan and North Cowichan – met for the first time. Over the next four months, the Citizens’ Assembly will hear from more than 20 speakers including experts in municipal governance, as well…

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