Housing and water appear to be big enough issues in the Cowichan Valley as ratepayers are willing to pay for services that address those issues.

Voters have given their thumbs up to both referendum questions on the ballot.
 
The question surrounding housing passed with 11,981 votes for it and 9,799 against the plan.
 
The question surrounding water also passed with 12,890 for it and 6,667 against it.
 
In both cases, there was a majority vote in each of Ladysmith, North Cowichan, Duncan, all of the electoral areas and the Town of Lake Cowichan.

Questions:

Are you in favour of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 4201 – Cowichan Housing Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw, 2018” to provide regional programs and services related to affordable housing and homelessness prevention?

Are you in favour of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 4202 – Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Service Establishment Bylaw, 2018” to support regional programs related to drinking water and watershed protection?