Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Politicians Can Improve The Despised Alternate Approved Process (AAP)

Don Maroc Process, the steps through which government bylaws and regulations must pass to become the law of the land, are both the boon and the bane of government bureaucrats as they guide the Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Politicians Can Improve The Despised Alternate Approved Process (AAP)

Don Maroc So the politicians who claim to dislike the AAP can with a simple decision at the Board table, make the forms much easier to use by allowing multiple signatures on each page. Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Have Cowichan Politicians and Residents Had Enough Of The Discredited Alternate Approval Process-AAP?

Don Maroc Process, the steps through which government bylaws and regulations must pass to become the law of the land, are both the boon and the bane of government bureaucrats as they guide Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Turf Battle Over North Cowichan’s Sherman Road Soccer Fields

Don Maroc North Cowichan municipality was very near to signing a contract to tear up one of the four grass soccer pitches on Sherman Road and replace it with an artificial turf surface, but a motion by Councillor Robert Douglas to put off the decision for two weeks was accepted by a unanimous vote. The ...

Cowichan Conversations: Whoo-Who Ever Thought That It Would Happen?

Don Maroc-Political Blogger The voting is not quite over but the decision is made. By a near unanimous agreement, after a last minute plea from a baby owl, North Cowichan council is supporting Mayor Jon Lefebure’s compromise division of Echo Heights’ 52-acre forest. After nearly a decade of shifting alliances and changing percentages among the councillors ...

Cowichan Conversations: Rob Douglas Interviews North Cowichan Mayor John Lefebure

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Land use decisions have been the dominant hot item in North Cowichan political circles for the last number of years. Echo Heights tops the list considering the long standing and sometimes emotional debate that has conservationists and fiscal conservatives at loggerheads. It is an issue that has divided council with only Mayor ...

Cowichan Conversations: Don Maroc Has A Message For North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure About The Somenos Marsh

Don Maroc Cowichan Conversations Contributor North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure joined a couple of hundred constituents lining the hard-packed soil of the Dike that Jon Built along Beverly Street. The happy but determined crowd all wore small buttons which read, “Don’t Mess with the Marsh”. They see the Dike that Jon Built, and the additional ones ...

Cowichan Conversations: Enough Cowichan Regional Nonsense

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger   Larry Woodruff is a Shawnigan Resident with strong feelings and opinions about local governance. He has sent them along to Cowichan Conversations, Cowichan Valley Citizen and the Cowichan News Leader. In two years no one in our political arena of the CVRD or North Cowichan wants to face reality. It ...