Parking Lot Project


While the parking lot is closed for construction:

  • The Island Savings Centre, Cowichan Branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library and Portals Art Space  will maintain regular hours.
  • A temporary book drop for library patrons will be available inside the arena entrance.
  • Parking will be available from James Street on the arena side of the building, at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, and from University Way across from Vancouver Island University.
  • Sidewalk access from James Street and from the parking lots on University Way will remain open as much as possible.
  • Parking lot anticipated date to open September 30

Top of trunk
Trunk Shell Interior
Limb core

Requests from the public have been received for photos of the salvaged wood. These photos show the interior of the trunk shell, the top of the trunk as it branched out into the two main limbs and the core of a section of the smaller limb. The ISC Commission has determined the salvageable wood be considered for a bench or other art piece for the Island Savings Centre. A committee with community member participation will be established. Staff and the Commission are developing an appropriate process for this step and further information will be posted when available.