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Long awaited Chemainus project moves forward

A significant project, identified in the Chemainus Town Centre Revitalization Plan, has taken a big step forward.

The waterfront walkway was identified in the 2011 plan as one of the most desirable projects by more than two-thirds of the people who responded.

Mayor of North Cowichan, Al Siebring said there’s been a major development there.

“There was a plan to do a shorefront boardwalk from Kin Beach over to the Ferry Terminal and also extending to the north and we have just gotten approval from the province. I just signed the papers for the foreshore lease right in front of the hospital.”

Siebring says that was a major obstacle.

He says it took about 7 years to get Island Health to allow it.

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Siebring says there are some initiatives that need to be done with regards to some private property along the stretch before plans can proceed.

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