Posts Tagged ‘Live Aboard’

Cautious Optimisim Continues on Floathome Zoning Question

October 18th, 2013 1 comment

CVRD, Residents in Concert. Area Director Iannidinardo Still Sounds Sour Notes. The CVRD wants to settle issues regarding zoning, Village float home owners and marina owners want to co-operate in that process, yet area director Lori Iannidinardo is indirectly quoted in a recent Cowichan News Leader Pictorial article saying: Iannidinardo explained the sewage hook-up issue […]

Cautious Optimism After First Round of Zoning Bylaw Meetings

September 28th, 2013 No comments

Originally published Sept 27th, this piece got lost in the flap created by the Cowichan Valley Citizen article that same morning. (See Below) It’s quiet in Cowichan Bay Village this morning. It’s damp outside, there’s a cool mist overhanging the water towards Genoa Bay and it rained overnight, lending the docks the shining glisten we […]

A Look From The Other Side of the Window

August 17th, 2013 No comments

If you look at the surface of the water between the docks, our float homes and boats, it often looks like a pane of dirty glass. Looking down we can easily see a few little fish, crabs and the occasional starfish. Barnacles and mussels are affixed to almost every surface. It is only after you […]

Village Rallies Behind George Weeks; Boat Rescue Successful

August 12th, 2013 1 comment

Update: The fund-raiser in benefit of George Weeks will be held August 26th at the Pub. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Pier-66 Store in Cowichan Bay Village. The Fisherboy II which got stuck on a log and foundered last Friday morning in Cowichan Bay, is floating and back at it’s dock […]

Boats of the Bay – Lasqueti Fisher

February 10th, 2013 No comments

Name: Lasqueti Fisher Type: West Coast Drum Seiner Length: 44 feet (13.41 m) Weight: 29 tons (58,000 lbs) Hull: Carvel Fir Wood Planking Built: 1958 by Tom Milichap and Peter Forbes at Lasqueti Island Owners: Alma and Tony Owen 5 people like this post. Like Unlike

Hook up, Pump out or Weigh anchor.

February 10th, 2013 No comments

Originally published June of 2012 Hook up, pump out or weigh anchor. That’s the opening line in a recent article regarding sewage treatment issues appearing in the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial. It’s a simple sentence, only seven words long. Those seven words however, showcase the entire philosophy, attitude and handling of an issue that’s gone […]

CVRD to Regulate Float Homes

February 10th, 2013 No comments

Commentary: Originally published in February 2012 It was bound to happen, and now it finally has. At the CVRD’s February 21st Electoral Area Service Committee a motion was passed directing staff to initiate a process to amend the Area D Cowichan Bay Official Settlement Plan Bylaw No. 925 and Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1015 […]