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Cowichan Conversations: Cobble Hill-Cowichan Bay Gravel Pit Proposal Has Residents Up in Arms

Richard Hughes Political Blogger

Few things get residents worked up more than hearing that a gravel pit is destined to commence operations in their neighbourhood. In the Cowichan Valley like so many areas the feuds sometimes have gone on for decades.

This summer residents attention soared as they became aware of a proposal to develop a gravel pit along with crushing and processing on property east of the Trans Canada highway across from Dougan Lake.

From a farmer’s point of view land otherwise of little value can often be improved and of course in most occasions that is a benefit all (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Director Gerry Giles Has Endorsed A Cell Phone Tower For Cobble Hill!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The other day I wrote a piece about cell phone reception, dead spots, and the controversy that can swirl around these things.

I later learned that Director Giles had come out swinging at a ‘Electoral Area Services Meeting’ as she had done some time back, against such a proposal citing health risks and the unpleasant aesthetics of the towers.

Soon shoppers will be able to call home on their cell phones from Country Grocer!

Well that was then but surprise, surprise a change of heart and an endorsement for a smaller tower to be installed behind Rona’s Hardware

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