Bylaws

Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pigs as pets: B.C. man starts petition following death of illegal pet pig Hamson

Eli Gagne wants to change FVRD bylaw after pet pig was re-homed and died 4 hours later

 

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

 

Cumberland is looking to a new bylaw to give staff broader powers when it comes to so-called nuisance properties. Recently, council and staff have had to respond to multiple complaints about a Derwent Avenue site. Record file photo

Cumberland looks to new ‘good neighbour’ bylaw for nuisance properties

New approach to allow staff to be more proactive rather than respond to complaints

 

A Derwent Avenue property is again the subject of multiple complaints about vehicles, accessory building and unsightly items in the yard. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland council orders clean-up again at house

The village cites 33 written complaints about the site this time

A Derwent Avenue property is again the subject of multiple complaints about vehicles, accessory building and unsightly items in the yard. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Nicolas Picq, with his dog Jazz, holds the ticket he was issued on April 25 for using his van as accommodation in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino restaurant worker fighting ticket for sleeping in van

The man says the medication he takes for bipolar disorder makes him drowsy

Nicolas Picq, with his dog Jazz, holds the ticket he was issued on April 25 for using his van as accommodation in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Rory MacIver, who lives near the pedestrian overpass that crosses the old Island Highway at Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road, says demonstrators are gathering on the bridge more frequently and inciting passing motorists to honk their horns. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Islander fed up with ongoing horn-honking in support of overpass flag-wavers

City’s noise bylaw does not restrict roadside demonstrators from inciting others to make noise

Rory MacIver, who lives near the pedestrian overpass that crosses the old Island Highway at Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road, says demonstrators are gathering on the bridge more frequently and inciting passing motorists to honk their horns. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay residents lose sleep due to early morning street sweeping

Jonathan Whitley and neighbours who live in a building at the corner…

Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo
Victoria is moving towards banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbit from stores in an effort to limit impulse buying. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Victoria looks to ban sale of dogs, cats, rabbits in stores

Bylaw change intended to reduce impulse buying, abandoned pets

Victoria is moving towards banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbit from stores in an effort to limit impulse buying. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)

Petition calls for B.C. capital to enforce noise bylaw on Freedom Convoy

More than 600 people sign online petition, which says constant honking affecting residents

A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Comox Strathcona Waste Management is looking at a new system for settling bylaw infractions. Image, CSWM video

Comox Strathcona Waste Management holds off on new bylaw dispute system

Board members hold off on third reading to allow for proposal to go for referral

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is looking at a new system for settling bylaw infractions. Image, CSWM video
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Bear deaths in Tofino-Ucluelet area draw concern from throughout province

District offices in Tofino and Ucluelet working on new wildlife attractant bylaws

(Westerly file photo)
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New bylaw dispute system available in Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District launched a new Bylaw Dispute Adjudication System…

  • Dec 1, 2021
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Dog licences for 2022 are now available at Courtenay City Hall. (File photo)

2022 Courtenay dog licences now available

2022 dog licences are now available from Courtenay City Hall. All dogs…

  • Nov 30, 2021
Dog licences for 2022 are now available at Courtenay City Hall. (File photo)
Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)

Raucous ferris-wheel wedding awakens residents’ ire in Surrey

RCMP says city bylaws officers will be paying newlyweds a visit today

Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)
Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s ‘cat control’ animal responsibility bylaw now official

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
Fanny Bay residents conducted a neighbourhood meeting in 2020 to discuss problem properties owned by Amandio Santos. File photo supplied

Landlord pleads to six CVRD bylaw infractions at ‘problem’ properties

Penalties for Amandio Santos, River Dam Holdings include $35,000 in fines plus legal fees

Fanny Bay residents conducted a neighbourhood meeting in 2020 to discuss problem properties owned by Amandio Santos. File photo supplied
The CVRD case against landlord Amandio Santos and River Dam Holdings is scheduled for three days in September, but Santos’s lawyer thinks they might need more time for the trial. Record file photo

Santos lawyer wants more time for bylaw court dates

Comox Valley landlord, company faces 17 bylaw offences from the regional district

The CVRD case against landlord Amandio Santos and River Dam Holdings is scheduled for three days in September, but Santos’s lawyer thinks they might need more time for the trial. Record file photo
Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Like having a small child’: Illegal pet pig in Chilliwack dies hours after being re-homed

Owner aims to change bylaw following death of miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson

Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
File photo of CVRD building.

Comox Valley Regional District assesses core services

As part of the regional district’s COVID-19 Response and Renewal report, core…

File photo of CVRD building.
Portable appliances, like this one perched between Tofino mayor Dan Law and David Schmidt, are now mandatory for anyone wanting to have a beach fire in Tofino. (Photo courtesy of Dan Law)

Bonfires out, but machine-powered beach fires still OK in Tofino

Vancouver Island’s best-known beach community limits on public beaches to appliance fires only

Portable appliances, like this one perched between Tofino mayor Dan Law and David Schmidt, are now mandatory for anyone wanting to have a beach fire in Tofino. (Photo courtesy of Dan Law)