City Council

Port McNeill councillor Derek Koel busts a rap to help promote the town’s active transportation plan. (Facebook video screenshot)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island councillor makes rap video to promote active transportation plan

Active transportation is a personal matter for councillor Derek Koel.

 

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

 

Jared Fenwick stands in front of his home at the Raven Lodge on Feb. 1. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Longstanding Ucluelet affordable housing complex under scrutiny

Raven Lodge owners given one month to propose a plan to address building deficiencies.

 

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)

Councillor resigns in Revelstoke after colleagues approved 67% raise

Council approved a 134 per cent raise for the mayor of Revelstoke

Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers
Ucluelet council puts pot shops to vote on Sept. 18. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet talks pot shops

Two applications are being considered as cannabis retailers.

Ucluelet council puts pot shops to vote on Sept. 18. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 25 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. DISTRICT OF UCLUELET IMAGE

Employee housing solution for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods debated

“This is desperation for us trying to find some temporary housing in a [town] that we need it badly.”

Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 25 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. DISTRICT OF UCLUELET IMAGE
Rick Geddes started his new role as Ucluelet’s Fire Chief on May 13. Geddes, formerly the deputy chief at the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Dept., will also oversee Ucluelet’s Emergency Program as well as fire inspections. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade welcomes new Chief

Ucluelet council briefs for May 14 meeting.

Rick Geddes started his new role as Ucluelet’s Fire Chief on May 13. Geddes, formerly the deputy chief at the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Dept., will also oversee Ucluelet’s Emergency Program as well as fire inspections. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Located walking distance from the UCC, the quiet cul-de-sac of Odyssey Lane in Ucluelet will remain a neighbourhood primarily zoned for family dwelling. Property owners are permitted short-term rental as a secondary use. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet’s municipal council rejects vacation rental zoning request on Odyssey Lane

“It’s a residential area and we don’t want to see it turned into an ultra vacation destination.”

Located walking distance from the UCC, the quiet cul-de-sac of Odyssey Lane in Ucluelet will remain a neighbourhood primarily zoned for family dwelling. Property owners are permitted short-term rental as a secondary use. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Ucluelet mayor and council accept an early Christmas present of $1 million from the Barkley Community Forest Corporation during the Dec. 11 council meeting. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Barkley Community Forest nets $1M for Ucluelet

Ucluelet council briefs for Dec. 11 meeting.

Ucluelet mayor and council accept an early Christmas present of $1 million from the Barkley Community Forest Corporation during the Dec. 11 council meeting. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)