Cowichan Conversations: Screw the Law! — BC Liberal Government Rides Roughshod Over Cowichan Communities

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The BC Liberal government’s Mines ministry has fully embraced a new political tactic. Screw the law, it is all about rewarding businesses to plunder at will. South Cowichan residents face two significant challenges that has the BC Liberal government riding roughshod over local government land use jurisdiction authority. The first is the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Brent Beach On The Shawnigan Basin Society 50K Per Year Grant

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger As we continue to look at the Shawnigan Basin Society’s attempted tax grab through the discredited Alternate Approval Process (AAP) this Brent Beach December column is being reproduced here. It is well worth a read especially for those who may have missed it in the Shawnigan Focus. To me there are two ...

Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan Basin Society Director Blaise Salmon Resigns In Protest

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Blaise Salmon, a former Director of the Shawnigan Basin Society, has resigned due to his concerns over CVRD Director Bruce Fraser’s financial mismanagement of the Society’s affairs. Blaise Salmon- Resigns in protest. Although Bruce Fraser is not named as a Director on their website it is one of several political fronts in play under ...

Cowichan Conversations: Hey CVRD! KEEP IT RURAL eh!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger   “You Are Being Rezoned” CVRD Bylaws Change Will Reduce Your Property Use Options!  Shawna Meade caught wind of drastic CVRD rezoning efforts that were being undertaken to bring the zoning into compliance with the South Cowichan Official Community Plan. That was enough for her and soon she was going ...

Cowichan Conversations: Political Games Being Played Over Application To Dump Contaminated Soil In Shawnigan

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger Many worried and stressed Shawnigan residents have been wondering why Shawnigan Director Bruce Fraser and the BC Liberal friendly CVRD Board have been dragging their feet over the SIA application to dump 5 million tons of contaminated soil in the Shawnigan Watershed. Although facing unthinkable harm to the watershed, creek, ...