The Tourism Minister may have headed off an effort by North Cowichan Councillors to reverse controversial changes to visitor centre funding.

North Cowichan has a resolution coming to the Union of BC Municipalities AGM in Vancouver, but on Tuesday, Shirley Bond used the meeting as a backdrop to announce a new Destination BC funding strategy for visitor centres in small and rural communities

Bond says Destination BC will also offer money for specific projects, like technology upgrades.

The North Cowichan resolution at UBCM calls for a return to “performance based” funding – where visitor centres get money based on the number of people who come through their doors.