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Corporation of the District of North Cowichan

North Cowichan, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
November 20, 1989
Vol. I, p. 28

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Or on a fess raguly Vert between two bars wavy Azure a Pacific Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) naiant Argent between two dogwood flowers (Cornus nuttallii) also Argent seeded Or;


A coronet composed alternately of garbs and miner's picks blades uppermost all Or;


On a grassy meadow, rising above waves of the sea crested Argent, dexter a logger vested in the style of the nineteenth century bearing across his shoulder a double bladed axe all proper, sinister a pioneer woman vested Azure in the style of the nineteenth century her apron proper;


VESTIGIA NULLA RETRORSUM. This Latin phrase means "No stepping back".


Or on a pale Vert an inescutcheon of the Arms of the District of North Cowichan;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 31, 1990, in Volume 124, page 1150 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Graham Anderson, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Frank Hird-Rutter

Frank Hird-Rutter

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government