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Starting September 7 helmets will be required for all public skates

The Comox Valley Sports Centre beginning September 7, 2021 will require all patrons participating in a public skate to use a helmet. Helmets provide a protective layer for our thin skulls and are designed to create a surface area to absorb the force received during a fall.

CVCF Announces Granting Program for 2021/2022

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) is pleased to announce that over $275,000 will be available in the form of grants for registered charities and not for profit organizations in 2021-2022.

UBCM awards $1 million grant towards Strengthening Community Services project in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with the City of Courtenay and the Coalition to End Homelessness has been awarded over one million dollars in grant funding towards projects dedicated to providing urgent and temporary support to unsheltered homeless populations and addressing related community impacts in the region. The funding is being administered by Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) on behalf of the Province and the Government of Canada’s Safe Restart program.

UBCM awards $1 million grant towards Strengthening Community Services project in the Comox Valley

UBCM awards $1 million grant towards Strengthening Community Services project in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with the City of Courtenay and the Coalition to End Homelessness has been awarded over one million dollars in grant funding towards projects dedicated to providing urgent and temporary support to unsheltered homeless populations and addressing related community impacts in the region. The funding is being administered by Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) on behalf of the Province and the Government of Canada’s Safe Restart program.

New Playground Opens in Fanny Bay

New Playground Opens in Fanny Bay

“In the rural areas of the Comox Valley, recreation amenities like this one ensure that residents can spend quality time with friends, neighbours, and family without having to travel a great distance.”

New Electric Zamboni Being Unveiled

New Electric Zamboni Being Unveiled

The new Zamboni not only produces zero emissions but also will save approximately $6,000 annually compared to the older propane Zamboni.

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

In the spirit of summer fun, Project Watershed is holding a contest to see who can guess the number of full bins of metal that will come of the site. If you want to take a stab at estimating, email Caila.Holbrook@projectwatershed.ca, or post your guess to Instagram or Facebook with #metalrecycling and #kuskussum, by Friday June 23rd. The closest three guesses will win a $25 gift certificate from the Peninsula Co-op. If there are more than three correct guesses we will draw three names from those who have guessed correctly.

Blaney Wants New Agency Office in North Island-Powell River

Blaney Wants New Agency Office in North Island-Powell River

Blaney added that North Island-Powell River is also perfectly aligned with the government’s blue economy strategy mandate: “We have an ocean economy. The conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon habitats is a high priority for all of our residents. We are highly concerned with the climate crisis. We are actively engaging in reconciliation projects with the First Nations in our area. And we are also suffering economically, in part because of the decisions of your government.”

Successful AAP Moves Critical Sewer Upgrades Forward

Successful AAP Moves Critical Sewer Upgrades Forward

The Conveyance Project is the next step in a sewer upgrade planning process that began in 2018. The Comox Valley Sewer Service Liquid Waste Management Plan was developed over three years, with public engagement at each stage, and the active participation of a public advisory committee.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect

The CVRD will be working closely with BC Hydro to monitor the situation and will update residents as needed. BC Hydro reduces the amount of water it releases down the Puntledge River to ensure there is enough water available to keep the river flowing optimally for fish habitat and migration until the fall rains arrive.