The Discourse Cowichan uncovered that the Cowichan Valley Citizen failed to report residents’ concerns over the Cowichan racetrack. Apparently, this was to avoid upsetting advertisers with the newspaper. Now, the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit plans a major expansion, and neighbours say it’s already too loud. Get your independent journalism on the controversial Cowichan racetrack.
We talked to a municipal law expert and dug into public documents to find answers.
When the Cowichan Valley Citizen suppressed critical coverage of the Vancouver Island Motorcircuit because of an advertising relationship, The Discourse Cowichan stepped up.
The rezoning would have allowed for a major expansion of the controversial facility.
After a heated local council meeting led to confusion about racetrack sound limits, experts cut through the noise.
A proposed bylaw would allow public input early in development approval process.