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How is COVID-19 impacting your business?

How is COVID-19 impacting your business?

The BC Chamber—in partnership with Small Business BC, Community Futures, and British Columbia Economic Development Association—is urgently seeking your input around current and contemplated impacts to businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your feedback will be sent directly to the provincial and federal governments to inform how they can help businesses mitigate the damage of this global market disruption, and recover. The survey will take under 4 minutes to complete. Survey will close...

A Collective Voice Emerges for a Cleantech Cluster in British Columbia

A Collective Voice Emerges for a Cleantech Cluster in British Columbia

The Core Cleantech Cluster brand, strategy and vision was unveiled by Foresight Cleantech Accelerator at the Globe 2020 Forum in Vancouver on February 11, 2020.  This initiative represents the collective voice to showcase the world-class cleantech economy in Canada to global industries and markets. And Foresight is issuing a call to action to participate in this exciting project. www.corecleantech.com The results of Foresight’s research and engagement initiatives across the Province were...

2020 Islands Agriculture Show Explores Cannabis and Food Security

2020 Islands Agriculture Show Explores Cannabis and Food Security

The 2020 Islands Agriculture show will explore cannabis opportunities, food processing Initiatives and other exciting topics as part of this year’s show, Feb 7 & 8, 2020, at the Cowichan Exhibition Park. The Islands Agriculture Show is the only agricultural trade show serving the farm and food community on Vancouver Island, the Coast and Gulf Islands.  It is a venue for farmers, rural landowners, farm organizations, equipment dealers, service providers and the general public to learn,...

Cannabis Retail and Production Policies adopted by CVRD

Cannabis Retail and Production Policies adopted by CVRD

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has approved two new policies that establish criteria for considering cannabis-related business applications.  The Cannabis Retail Store Policy and Cannabis Production Land Use Application Policy were adopted by the CVRD Board of Directors, to guide local entrepreneurs wishing to advance applications for this burgeoning industry in the nine electoral areas in the region. In the coming months, the CVRD Board will consider zoning bylaw amendments to permit...

All Aboard the Christmas Express Train

All Aboard the Christmas Express Train

Be sure to visit the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 12 days of holiday magic in December.  This 100 acre property transforms into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, displays, and tons to do for the whole family. The Christmas Express Train leaves the station every 20 minutes from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and daily December 18 through to the 23rd. This 1901 steam locomotive travels through the enchanted woods and makes it’s way across the Somenos Lake...

CVRD welcomes a new manager to Economic Development Cowichan

CVRD welcomes a new manager to Economic Development Cowichan

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry O’Riordan to the role of Manager of Economic Development Cowichan. Barry joined Economic Development Cowichan as a Special Projects Assistant in June 2019 and demonstrated his ability to learn quickly and take initiative on a number of active projects following the departure of the former Manager, Amy Melmock. Barry has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Ireland, Galway and...

EDC Supports Upcoming Land Linking Workshop

EDC Supports Upcoming Land Linking Workshop

Young Agrarians, a farmer to farmer resource network, is hosting a Land Linking Workshop to assist farmland owners and land seekers with their vision for their land or future farm dream. On Sunday, December 1, 2019 at The HUB at Cowichan Station you can attend a Land Linking Workshop with Vancouver Island/Cowichan Land Matcher Azja Jones Martin and learn more about land lease arrangements through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Land Linking workshops provide a great opportunity for landowners...

Study Assessed the Feasibility of Developing a New Airport in the Cowichan Region

Study Assessed the Feasibility of Developing a New Airport in the Cowichan Region

The Cowichan Air Transport Feasibility Study, commissioned by Economic Development Cowichan (EDC) in partnership with the Duncan Flying Club, determined the advantages of expanded air transport balanced with the cost of providing this service for the region. Dillon Consulting Ltd was contracted to undertake the study with coordination by local aviation expert, Robert Stitt. The feasibility study looks at the various levels of government regulations and financial supports, develops goals for...

Linking the Stories: A Warm Land Heritage Workshop

Linking the Stories: A Warm Land Heritage Workshop

On Friday, October 18, 2019, A Warm Land Heritage Workshop took place co-hosted by the Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives and Economic Development Cowichan in cooperation with Heritage BC, Cowichan Tribes and the BC Museums Association.  Heritage representatives and local government were invited to think differently about the concept of heritage storytelling and how best to support heritage in the Cowichan Region. This dynamic workshop provided examples of how shared history, First Nations...

‘Think Shawnigan’ invites community to co-design plan for future village centre

‘Think Shawnigan’ invites community to co-design plan for future village centre

In partnership with community representatives, the Cowichan Valley Regional District is sponsoring a design and planning exercise for the Village of Shawnigan Lake. The ‘Think Shawnigan’ is considered a village centre vitalization, a collaborative project that enables residents to express and record their vision for what is considered the heart of their community. The design process is expected to tackle a number of challenges including mobility improvements, intensity of desired development,...

 

 

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Economic
Development
Cowichan

Economic
Development
Cowichan

135 Third Street
Duncan, BC
Canada V9L 1R9
edc@cvrd.bc.ca
T 250.746.7880
TF 1.866.746.2508