Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Is Setting New Records For Idiocy and Obstruction

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger We have all seen some pretty amazing stunts from the brain trust at the CVRD but this latest manoeuvre takes the cake. Following the Boards refusal to back the Balme’s efforts to move to full processing at their proposed gravel pit on the Cobble Hill-Cowichan Bay border the Balme’s have proceeded to apply ...

Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Bay Residents Win Battle Over Gravel Processing-Director Gerry Giles 100 Percent Wrong!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Acting CAO Frank Raimondo told the Board of Directors yesterday afternoon that he had received a requested legal opinion that made it clear that they (Directors Giles, Walker, Chair Rob Hutchins and Frank Raimondo) were 100 percent wrong. They had argued that Oliver and Shelley Balme should have been allowed further  process ...

Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Board Fired CAO Warren Jones-No Reasons Given!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger I have criticized the CVRD politicians over their handling of the Eco Depot, contaminated sites, lack of out front debate and I stand by my posts in that regard. However, on Friday they fired their CAO-Warren Jones from the top management position and I am relieved to hear it. Justification could be ...

Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Valley Residents Deserve Better!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger Our local CVRD government has often been the target of this blog. Their performance has been costly and dismal. I had a front row seat as an elected regional director representing Cobble Hill at the Cowichan Valley Regional District Board Table from 1993 until I stepped down in 2002. I offer my cut ...

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Good News Report, Sort Of.

Richard Hughes Political Blogger It has been noted elsewhere in the ‘Comments Section’, by one  time friend  Don Maroc, that I have been harsh and riding the CVRD Directors for their performance. Perhaps he was referring to  the Eco Depot or the Contaminated Sites slated for Shawnigan to the increased pollutants destined for the Evans ...