Cowichan Conversations: Election Issue-CVRD Senior Staff Out of Touch Pay Formula Stalled For Now

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger CVRD Chair Rob Hutchins is an old pro at dodging bullets. Sending a resolution, calling for changes in the way senior staff compensation is determined, back to committee until after the upcoming round of local government elections mid November signaled that perhaps, change is in the wind. Few if any want to ...

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Hires Brian Carruthers As Their New CAO

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2014 Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is pleased to announce the hiring of a Chief Administrative Officer effective September 2, 2014. July 11, 2014 – Duncan, BC: The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Carruthers as Chief Administrative Officer effective September ...

Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Has Established a Special Committee to Investigate Management Compensation.

Don Maroc-Cowichan Conversations Contributor With rumblings of discontent at over-large salaries growing around the board table, a $200,000-a-year man sent down the road carrying a bag of gold, and an election coming up in November, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) has established a special committee to investigate management compensation. They are aiming at a ...

Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Paid Off Former CEO With A $335,000 Severance Package

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The CVRD fired CEO Warren Jones and have now revealed that they wrote him a cheque for $335,000, a  handsome severance designed in part to buy his silence. Of course this raises the question of what exactly were the reasons that brought about his dismissal, mutually agreeable or otherwise. Of course that ...

Cowichan Conversations: Dear Environment Minister Lake- A Letter From Larry Gollner

South Cowichan are residents facing an unfathomable threat to their Shawnigan Watershed, drinking Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger water, creek and Shawnigan Lake. They have been organizing resistance to this madness and they are doing it from many different perspectives. Residents are responding to this cynically timed decision to issue a ‘Draft Permit’ to SIA ...