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Cowichan Valley Regional District finalizes 2016 budget

The budget for 2016 is set for the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Board Chair Jon Lefebure says it’s the earliest date the CVRD has ever finalized a budget. He says that means capital projects, like a new fire hall for North Oyster/Diamond, can start sooner.

Lefebure says, in addition to the 2.4 million dollar fire hall, other big projects include upgrades to the Trans-Canada Trail for 1.7 million, and a new sewer treatment system in Cobble Hill for 2.7 million.

He says the overall tax jump for the Regional District is almost 4.9 per cent.

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