North Cowichan tackles marijuana, hanging baskets and wine sales
The Municipality of North Cowichan has asked it’s agriculture committee to look at where medical marijuana operations should be allowed to operate.
Mayor Jon Lefebure says up to now it’s been allowed in commercial zoned property but both the federal and provincal governments are of the opinion agricultural land is also a suitable place for such facilities…..
Lefebure says the issue will come back to council in early April.
It looks like a new library will be coming to Chemainus.
The Municipality of North Cowichan has agreed to transfer the land where the old fire hall is coming down to the Vancouver Island Regional Library to build a new stand alone library in Chemainus.
Its the status quo for the Chemainus BIA Flower and Hanging Basket Program.
The organization was asking the Municipality of North Cowichan for 22 thousand dollars to fund the program this year but council decided to stay with the 2015 grant and hand over 15 thousand dollars again.
Lefebure says staff will be sitting down with the Chemainus BIA to try work out an arrangement that suits both sides better in the future….
In other council news, Lefebure says council was in receipt of a series of letters from local private liquor vendors concerned about their businesses following the province’s decision to allow wine sales in grocery stores….
A date for a public hearing into a new 6 and a half acre mall type development at Berkey’s corner in the Mount Provost neighbourhood has also been set.
It will take place March 10 at 6 at the North Cowichan municipal hall.