Municipal Government

Comox Valley Regional District board of directors. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District board considers code of conduct

Comox Valley Regional District directors reviewed the Board Code of Conduct Policy,…

 

Cumberland director Jesse Ketler has been elected to a third term as chair of the Comox Valley Regional District board. Scott Stanfield photo

Cumberland director elected to third term as CVRD board chair

Jesse Ketler will serve a third term as chair of the Comox…

 

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

 

Cumberland holds its Sept. 7 meeting. The village is looking at options for digital meetings in the future. Screenshot

Cumberland considers meeting videos’ future

Council directs staff to prepare amendments to procedures bylaw for video options

Cumberland holds its Sept. 7 meeting. The village is looking at options for digital meetings in the future. Screenshot
Diane Proctor of Port Alberni is so upset about city council’s recent decision to increase wages that she has been picketing with a sign out front of city hall and other locations. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni senior rages against city council voting itself a 40% pay hike

Decision made to get pay in line with other municipalities goes into effect after next election

Diane Proctor of Port Alberni is so upset about city council’s recent decision to increase wages that she has been picketing with a sign out front of city hall and other locations. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Property tax deadline looms for Vancouver Island homeowners

Payments, grant applications due by Friday, July 2

Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Next week, pedestrian access across the 5th Street Bridge will shift to a pedestrian corridor on the south side of the deck. File photo

New pedestrian corridor across Courtenay bridge coming soon

Next week, pedestrian access across the 5th Street Bridge will shift from…

Next week, pedestrian access across the 5th Street Bridge will shift to a pedestrian corridor on the south side of the deck. File photo
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.
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Minister Eby receives warning over ‘dangerous precedent’ in Penticton shelter dispute

UBCM president says Eby’s decision to use paramountcy powers undermines local government autonomy

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing to use provincial powers to keep Penticton shelter open

Penticton council voted Tuesday to reject the shelter’s extension for a second time

Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)
(Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. has no parental leave policy for elected councillors, so town makes its own

No provisions under B.C. Community Charter to allow new parents time off without disqualification

(Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19: Nanaimo considers one-year commercial property tax freeze

Report based on chamber of commerce proposal to ease pandemic stress on business community

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)
Sockeye salmon school in a small Bristol Bay creek in the summer of 2018. The Union of B.C. Municipalities voted in favour of a resolution asking government for for nature-based solutions in flood management that doesn’t compromise salmon habitat. (Courtesy Photo | Mary Catharine Martin)

B.C. municipalities pass resolution for salmon-safe flood control

The UBCM resolution seeks federal, provincial support to replace antiquated infrastructure

Sockeye salmon school in a small Bristol Bay creek in the summer of 2018. The Union of B.C. Municipalities voted in favour of a resolution asking government for for nature-based solutions in flood management that doesn’t compromise salmon habitat. (Courtesy Photo | Mary Catharine Martin)
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie area declared community COVID-19 cluster by Interior Health

81 cases have been identified since Jan. 1

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Union Bay voters chose a new direction Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Union Bay voters opt for governance change

More than seventy per cent support dissolving UBID to roll services into regional district

Union Bay voters chose a new direction Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
There are upcoming information sessions for Union Bay residents about the future of governance in the community. File photo.

Union Bay takes next steps toward governance choice

Virtual and in-person information sessions coming up Oct. 15 and 20

There are upcoming information sessions for Union Bay residents about the future of governance in the community. File photo.
Mayor Russ Arnott is taking a medical leave. Coun. Ken Grant will fill in as mayor. File photo

Arnott taking medical leave as Comox mayor

Coun. Ken Grant will step in a mayor for time being

Mayor Russ Arnott is taking a medical leave. Coun. Ken Grant will fill in as mayor. File photo
Cumberland council has approved its bylaw for property tax rates. Record file photo

Cumberland council adopts property tax bylaw

Village continues as planned to set aside reserve for future police costs

Cumberland council has approved its bylaw for property tax rates. Record file photo