Category: Comox Valley Regional District

Your Vote Matters

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland are encouraging residents to vote on October 20, 2018 in the local government elections.

“Every resident has their own opinions, values, and concerns regarding their community,” explains Jake Martens, CVRD Deputy Chief Election Officer. “No matter where you live, your vote can help shape your neighborhood and community on important issues such as traffic management, education, parks, recreation, emergency services, infrastructure projects and so many more.”

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Comox Valley Water System Moves to Stage 3 Water Restrictions September 7

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 3 Water Restrictions beginning Friday, September 7 at 8 am until Friday, September 14 at 4:30 pm. During this time BC Hydro will conduct annual maintenance and repair work at the Puntledge River generating station. Fish screens will also be cleaned to help redirect salmon back to the river. At the conclusion of this maintenance period, the Comox Valley Water System will be returning to Stage 2 restrictions.

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CVRD hires new General Manager of Planning and Development Services

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) announced that Scott Smith will be their new General Manager of Planning and Development Services starting September 17, 2018. As the General Manager Planning and Development Services, he will oversee the planning, development, building, and bylaw services for the organization and will be key in ensuring an integrated approach aligning to the CVRD’s key strategic priorities.

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High fire risk activity ban in place

A high fire risk activity ban is in place in the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) due to the extreme fire rating. Fire service regulations in place prohibit the use of power saws, and other power tools that may create fire or sparks during extremely dry conditions.

“Public health and safety as well as protection of property is our number one concern,” said CVRD Manager of Fire Services James Bast.

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Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect August 2

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 2 Water Restrictions beginning Thursday, August 2 in response to the province’s designation of a hydrological drought rating for much of coastal British Columbia, including Vancouver Island. Stage 2 restrictions will begin on August 2 to coincide with BC Hydro’s planned reduction of flows on the Puntledge River.

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Smoking Ban in Comox Valley Regional District Parks

Due to dry weather conditions and an extreme fire hazard rating, a smoking ban for Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) parks will be in place starting at 10:00 am on July 27, 2018. This includes all parks with forested trails. Increased park patrols will also be added as the park bylaw was recently updated with the authority to fine people found smoking in the parks $500.

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