Category: Comox Valley Regional District

Local Governments and School District 71 Announce the Reopening of Public Playgrounds Effective Immediately

School District 71 and Comox Valley local governments have reopened outdoor playgrounds effective Monday June 1, 2020. This reopening includes all district school playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment as well as public outdoor playgrounds in the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland and 19-Wing Comox.

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Indoor Recreation Facilities Remain Closed Until Further Notice

“Local governments are working together to carefully develop staged reopening plans based on the WorkSafe BC, BCRPA and the Province of BC’s guidelines for our regional and municipal indoor recreation facilities,” explains CVRD Board Chair and EOC Spokesperson Jesse Ketler. “Once all the site-dependent plans are completed they will be posted online and at each facility. Consistency, collaboration and safety of our staff and residents is of utmost importance as we continue to move forward.”

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Regional Emergency Operations Centre Reopening Select Outdoor Recreation Facilities

After careful preparation and planning, the Comox Valley local governments are announcing a limited reopening of select outdoor recreation facilities in Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD).
Indoor recreation facilities and outdoor playgrounds throughout the region remain closed, pending further updates and direction from the Ministry of Health and Worksafe BC. The CVRD’s Beach Fire Program is also suspended, along with special events and organized group sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, and basketball leagues.

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Comox Valley Regional District Operational Notices

While the regional landfill and the Denman Island and Hornby Island transfer stations and recycling depots are open, all other CVRD facilities remain closed to the public at this time including:

The Comox Valley Regional District Office at 770 Harmston Avenue
The Comox Valley Aquatic Centre and Comox Valley Sports Centre
The Comox Valley Pollution Control Centre
The rural fire stations of Fanny Bay, Oyster River, Denman and Hornby Island

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Regional EOC Provides Update on Education and Enforcement of Physical Distancing

Local bylaw officers are actively patrolling local parks and trails and may be completing spot checks at community hot spots in the evenings and weekends, providing education to residents, and responding to complaints over violations to provincial orders in effect.

Bylaw officers are not empowered to ticket or detain people over public health orders, any enforcement will be conducted by the Province. Bylaw officers will report any mass gatherings larger than 50 people to the Ministry for follow-up.

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