Category: Comox Valley Regional District

Wood Stove Exchange Program Expands

More Comox Valley residents now have access to rebates from the wood stove exchange program as announced by the Province this week. Additional funding has been provided to the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to not only continue administering the exchange program, but to provide higher rebates to homeowners that want to move away from wood burning all together and install a cleaner-burning heating source.

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Greenwood Trunk Sewer Line Construction Now Complete

An important stretch of new sewer line diverting wastewater from East Courtenay has been successfully installed. Construction on the new gravity main, called the Greenwood Trunk, began in June and has wrapped up on schedule. The line will reduce pressure on existing sewer service infrastructure by directing wastewater from East Courtenay away from the Courtenay Pump Station to an existing sewer trunk main along Knight Road. From there, wastewater will flow directly to the sewage treatment plant located on Brent Road.

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CVRD Issues RFP for Water Treatment Project Following Grant Funding Announcement

On the heels of a $62 million federal and provincial grant announcement, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a design-build contractor to deliver a new water system for Comox Valley residents. “After three years of extensive planning, and Wednesday’s exciting announcement from the Government of Canada and Province of BC, we are happy to be moving forward with the next step in our process – selecting a team of consultants and contractors to design and construct a modern water treatment system that our residents deserve,” said Bob Wells, CVRD Chair.

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Mediator Assigned to CVRD and USW Negotiation

A mediator has been assigned to assist in reaching a collective agreement between the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and its recreation facilities unionized staff, represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) Union Local 1-1937. An affirmative strike vote for USW Local 1-1937 occurred on Sunday, November 4, 2018, initiating the labour relations process through the CVRD’s request for mediation. The appointment of a mediator ensures that no strike action will occur while both parties remain at the table.

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Update On Negotiations Between The CVRD And USW Union Local 1-1937

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) advises that its unionized staff, represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) Union Local 1-1937, have voted in favour of a strike. USW employs 81 staff at the Comox Valley Sports and Aquatics Centres. The CVRD has been in negotiations and met for twelve days with USW since January 29, 2018 to address amendments to the Collective Agreement that expired on January 31, 2018.

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