Category: Comox Valley Regional District

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

“Covid-19 has helped to shine a light on the fact that many people in our community are experiencing various levels of economic insecurity,” states Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy Planning. “Lack of affordable housing, childcare, transportation and employment options all increase the incidence and impact of poverty within our community. Actions to reduce poverty can have a positive effect on the entire community, improving quality of life, helping people to live with dignity and creating equal opportunities for residents to contribute and live a full life. We want to hear from you to help guide our Poverty Reduction Strategy and find ways to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive and resilient community.”

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Comox Valley and Campbell River Waste Management Centres to Close on all Provincial Statutory Holidays

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board made the decision for these facilities to close during provincially recognized holidays back in November 2019. While the changes were initially meant to take effect in July 2020, the date was delayed until January 1, 2021 to allow more time for impacted municipalities and commercial waste haulers to make schedule adjustments to accommodate the new holiday schedule.

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Next Step For Proposed Rural Roadside Garbage And Recycling Collection Service Approved

“We are thankful for the more than 3,000 people who took the time to fill out the survey and tell us whether this is a service they would like to see,” said Director Edwin Grieve, Chair of the Electoral Area Services Committee (EASC). “Comments shared about why their community could – or couldn’t – be a good candidate has helped staff address questions about a potential service.”

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Comox Valley Emergency Program offering evacuation guideline sessions for Hornby and Denman Island residents

“The guidelines being introduced were developed in collaboration with numerous first response agencies and other stakeholders, some of whom will be taking part in the presentation,” explains Deputy Emergency Program Coordinator, Comox Valley Emergency Program, George Doerksen. “We are encouraging Hornby and Denman Island residents to register for their community session to learn more and ask questions.”

Registration for the free online (Zoom) sessions will be required.

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Merville Fire Protection Service Launching AAP

The development of an auxiliary fire hall, centrally located within the Greater Merville area has been identified as a key initiative since 2016. A new fire hall will provide several benefits to the local community including improved life-safety services for residents and may reduce fire insurance premiums for insured residences.

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