municipal politics

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POLL: Have you watched a local council meeting online this year?

Are you following Tofino and Ucluelet’s local governments?

  • May 8, 2022

 

Residents of Crab Apple Campground rallied for support at Tofino’s Village Green in 2021 after learning the temporary use permit that was allowing them to stay in their homes was about to expire. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino extends permit for residential campground

Fears of being pushed into longstanding housing crisis allayed for Crab Apple Campground residents

 

Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)

Vancouver Island official pushing parental leave, child care for local politicians

Cowichan Station’s Alison Nicholson wants district to remove barriers for young politicians

 

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Tofino sniffing out new tricks to keep off-leash dogs down

Complaints about off-leash dogs pound council’s desk

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POLL: Would you like to see an off-leash dog park established in Tofino?

Tofino council mulls off-leash dog concerns

  • Apr 10, 2022
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Hockey fans load up on beer at a bar in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 2011. The southern Alberta town of Raymond — dry since it was founded more than 100 years ago — is asking residents if they are for or against restaurants serving alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘We’ll see where it goes’: dry Alberta town surveys citizens on its alcohol ban

Raymond, about 240 kilometres south of Calgary, does not allow alcohol service in any establishment

Hockey fans load up on beer at a bar in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 2011. The southern Alberta town of Raymond — dry since it was founded more than 100 years ago — is asking residents if they are for or against restaurants serving alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Tofino is looking into strategies to deter dog owners from letting their pets run free in public spaces around town. (Westerly News file photo)

Tofino council vows to tackle off-leash dog concerns

District council working on strategies to mitigate longstanding issue

Tofino is looking into strategies to deter dog owners from letting their pets run free in public spaces around town. (Westerly News file photo)
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Tofino investigating potential vacation rental restrictions

Staff checking in on vacation rental supply to determine if restrictions could boost affordability

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Tofino’s municipal council is standing its ground on a decision not to support CARE’s proposed $30,000 contract. (CARE photo)

Tofino council stands pat on CARE contract snub

Criticism rained cats and dogs over Tofino’s municipal council last week

Tofino’s municipal council is standing its ground on a decision not to support CARE’s proposed $30,000 contract. (CARE photo)
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POLL: Do you support expanding pay parking into downtown Tofino this year?

District office considers delaying pay parking expansion

  • Feb 27, 2022
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Pay parking stations like this one set up at Chesterman Beach are unlikely to begin popping up downtown this summer as Tofino’s municipal council believes more thorough consultation is needed from local stakeholders. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Downtown pay parking expansion stalls in Tofino

Town’s municipal council hesitates on timeline

Pay parking stations like this one set up at Chesterman Beach are unlikely to begin popping up downtown this summer as Tofino’s municipal council believes more thorough consultation is needed from local stakeholders. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino’s municipal council is showing support for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s proposed biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. ((Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)

Tofino council shows support for proposed biosphere centre

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust proposal gaining traction

Tofino’s municipal council is showing support for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s proposed biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. ((Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)
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Booming population has Tofino mulling over growth rate

Census data released last week shows the town’s population has shot up by over 27 per cent

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Lost or abandoned dogs may have to start being turned away from the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network's animal shelter in Tofino. (CARE photo)

Tofino animal pilot project puts CARE contract in doubt

Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network blindsided by district’s direction

Lost or abandoned dogs may have to start being turned away from the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network's animal shelter in Tofino. (CARE photo)
VIMC looks to Supreme Court of Canada to hear its appeal against North Cowichan. (File photo)

Island motorsports track expected to appeal rejected expansion plan to Supreme Court

North Cowichan denied VIMC a development permit for expansion in 2019

VIMC looks to Supreme Court of Canada to hear its appeal against North Cowichan. (File photo)
A plan to make Ucluelet’s Village Green more pedestrian friendly has received push-back over the removal of parking spaces. (Image from District of Ucluelet council agenda)

Ucluelet council set to review Village Green Revitalization survey results

District proposing a $1.2 million project to make Ucluelet’s downtown core more pedestrian friendly

A plan to make Ucluelet’s Village Green more pedestrian friendly has received push-back over the removal of parking spaces. (Image from District of Ucluelet council agenda)
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The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust is hoping to build a new biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. (Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)

Proposed biosphere centre draws opposition from Tofino neighbourhood

Public hearing coming up for new Clayoquot Biosphere Trust facility on Olsen Road

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust is hoping to build a new biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. (Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)
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POLL: Would you like to see a portion of Tofino’s MRDT funding pay for sewage treatment?

District of Tofino aiming to use $400,000 of Municipal and Regional District Tax dollars

  • Dec 5, 2021
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Tofino resorts pitch new tourist fee, oppose district’s plan to spend MRDT funds on sewage treatment

Concerns raised by Tourism Industry Association of B.C. and the British Columbia Hotel Association

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