Duncan-North Cowichan Citizens’ Assembly Recommends Amalgamation

Duncan, BC – The Duncan-North Cowichan Citizens’ Assembly on Municipal Amalgamation has recommended the amalgamation of Duncan and North Cowichan. On May 23, 2017, the Assembly’s final report was presented at a special meeting of the Duncan and North Cowichan elected officials. The proposal to amalgamate still needs the approval of both Councils, the provincial

Local Government Awareness Week Events

Duncan, BC – Ever wondered what services are provided by your local government? Local Government Awareness Week, May 21-27, is dedicated to helping citizens get to know their local government and learn about the many programs and services it provides. It also recognizes the important role citizens play in shaping their community through participation in local governance.

City Unsuccessful in Resolving a Disband of Park Encampment Outside of the Court Process

Duncan, BC – Efforts to negotiate a disbandment of the Charles Hoey Park Encampment, outside of the court process, have been unsuccessful. On Thursday April 13th, from 11:30am to 2:00pm, Duncan Mayor Phil Kent, City CAO Peter de Verteuil, and Bylaw Officer Garry Kerr, met with Chrissy Brett and 3 other individuals to attempt to

Duncan Celebrates Canada’s 150th – Duncan célèbre le 150e du Canada

Duncan, BC – Starting in May, Cowichan residents will have the opportunity to participate in carving a 20-foot totem pole under the guidance of renowned master carver Thomas Hunt Jr., who is a member of the Kwakiutl nation and brings over 40 years of carving experience to the project. Carving will take place in downtown

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

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