Category: Community

Y2K Spitfire returning to Comox for once in a life time event

The iconic Mark IX Spitfire aircraft Y2K, whose reconstruction was started in Comox, BC in 2000, is returning to the Valley in August 2018 for a celebration event.

Following an historic journey across Canada, a gala banquet, in honor of Wing Commander (ret’d) Stocky Edwards will be held on 08 Aug at 14 Hangar, 19 Wing.

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Improved parking and amenities at Saratoga Beach

A trip to one of the sandiest beaches in the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be a little more enjoyable this summer thanks to the recent completion of a CVRD park project.

Visitors to Saratoga Beach will be delighted to find improved parking with a dedicated accessible parking stall, bicycle parking, a washroom, a change room and a fully accessible trail that will lead visitors to the beach.

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Summer Workshops at the McLoughlin Gardens

We had a wonderful turnout for the Garden Gala in May. Over a hundred people made their way down the hill to see the gardens and listen to local writers read from their work. The word is getting out about these beautiful grounds and gardens. If you haven’t made a visit yet, put it on your summer adventure list!

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Cumberland Economic Development Coordinator Hired

The Village of Cumberland is excited to announce the hiring of Kaelin Chambers as Cumberland Economic Development Coordinator. Originally from Powell River, Kaelin, his wife and 9 year old son moved to Cumberland from Vancouver three years ago. Kaelin has 10 years of experience in undertaking socio-economic assessment and community engagement, particularly in relation to resource management and environmental planning and policy. Kaelin was also co-chair of the Economic Development Steering Committee which contributed to Cumberland’s Economic Development Strategy 2018-2023.

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Cumberland Breaks Ground on New Water Treatment Plant

Cumberland is continuing to make improvements to the quality and resiliency of its community water system. Work has begun this summer to construct a new water treatment plant, which will include dual barrier disinfection of ultraviolet (UV) and on-site chlorine generation, and a treated water storage reservoir to meet the BC Drinking Water Guidelines.

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North Island Acts Vying for Wild Spot

A voting contest being run by performance music website do250.com has narrowed down the field to 15 bands and solo live music acts, who want to be that final name on the lineup for the Aug 18-19 ‘small town, big sound’ music festival. And of those 15, two are from the Comox Valley and two from Cortes Island.

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K’ómoks First Nation and CVRD Working Together on Water Agreement

The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are working towards an agreement that will see greater cooperation in the management of regional water resources, the extension of water services to K’ómoks lands south of Royston, and collaboration on water license applications. This will be an important step in ensuring sustainable water services throughout the Comox Valley for the future.

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