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  1. Freedom of Information discovery raises fears of talk-and-log policy on forest management plan.
  2. Municipal documents expose plan to keep citizens in the dark on public consultation about forest reserve.
  3. Time running to complete the North Cowichan O.C.P. Vision & Priorities Survey.  Deadline Wednesday September 15.


1. Freedom of Information discovery raises fears of talk-and-log policy on forest management plan.

Larry Pynn at SixMountains.ca

An internal email from North Cowichan’s municipal forester is fuelling concerns that a public consultation process into an interim management plan for the Municipal Forest Reserve is actually a talk-and-log show, freedom-of-information documents reveal.

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2. Municipal documents expose plan to keep citizens in the dark on public consultation on forest reserve

Larry Pynn at SixMountains.ca (reprinted at Cowichan Conversations)

Freedom-of-information documents reveal that the Municipality of North Cowichan deliberately withheld important information on reasons for a 60-day pause in public consultation on the future of the Municipal Forest Reserve.

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3. Time running out to complete this important survey!


Do you want to have a say on the big issues facing North Cowichan, from future growth and development, protection and restoration of sensitive ecosystems, climate change adaptation and mitigation, management of our municipal forests, and increasing the supply of affordable housing?

If you answered yes - then this is the perfect time to fill out the North Cowichan Vision & Priorities Survey. With COVID and the smoke - what else is there to do?. You can do it online and it will only take you about 15 minutes to complete. 
Take the Online Survey Now!
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