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October 31, 2019

Mayor Al Siebring sent shock waves through the community Monday when he announced that he is forcing a re-vote on the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC) racetrack expansion. The rezoning was denied earlier this month when Council voted 5-2 against the applicati...

September 5, 2019

The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC) has submitted an application to rezone 100 acres of forested land to allow for expansion of their racetrack. This application will be the subject of a Public Hearing on October 1st at 6 pm at the Cowichan Theatre

The SNA...

March 9, 2019

Despite our recent positive announcement regarding the end of our lawsuit with the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC), in which we expressed a desire to work more openly and collaboratively with all parties, we have sadly been forced to address the less-than-co...

February 27, 2019

It's the story of The Little Neighbourhood That Could (and Did!).

The Sahtlam Neighbourhood Association (SNA) is pleased to announce that the lawsuit against the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC) has come to an end. Two months ago, VIMC offered to begin settlem...

December 8, 2018

Directors, members, and supporters of the Sahtlam Neighbourhood Association (SNA) are celebrating after a heartening discussion among North Cowichan staff and Council at yesterday's regular council meeting. 

At that meeting, Chief Administrative Offi...

November 28, 2018

The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC) recently held a public Open House to present a new design for their proposed "Phase 2" expansion. Various consultants were there to answer questions about the impact of the proposed racetrack expansion, including Clare Wak...

November 21, 2018

Three years ago (on April 1, 2015), Chemainus Residents Association president Bernie Jones appeared before North Cowichan Council to introduce the concept of an "early notification system", whereby the municipality would notify neighbourhood organizations about develop...

October 14, 2018

In June 2017, the Sahtlam Neighbourhood Association, along with six Sahtlam residents, filed a lawsuit against the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC) for causing a “nuisance at law” by creating excessive noise. Because the lawsuit specifically referred to bylaw...

August 13, 2018

In June 2017, the Sahtlam Neighbourhood Association and six local residents launched a lawsuit against the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC). The lawsuit claims that VIMC is violating provincial Nuisance Laws by creating excessive noise that is interfering wit...

July 22, 2018

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When investigative journalist Jacqueline Ronson asked Cowichan residents which local news topic they wanted to see her dive into, the winner was the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC) and their controversial plans...

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