Category: Comox Valley Regional District

Residents Invited To ‘Pipe Up’ About Sewer From September 14 Through October 12

hree possible routes are under consideration that will allow the decommissioning of the exposed sewer pipe. Costs for implementation of any of these options will be significant for Courtenay and Comox taxpayers – ranging from $160 to $210 per year, per household. All potential routes will pass along Comox (Dyke) Road and through downtown Comox and the Lazo Hill area, which means an added burden of construction impacts for those moving through and living in these areas. Construction is currently estimated to begin in 2022 and last two years.

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Regional EOC Provides Update on COVID-19 Enforcement

Comox Valley local governments are supporting the Government of British Columbia in the effort to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by assisting with public education on new enforcement orders.

Local bylaw officers are not empowered to ticket or detain people over public health enforcement orders, any enforcement will be conducted by the local RCMP or provincial enforcement officers. Bylaw officers will pass along any complaints provided to the RCMP for follow-up.

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Production Well Drilling in Oyster River Nature Park

To facilitate the installation of the production well, active machinery will be operating within the Oyster River Nature Park, located within the SRD’s Oyster River area. Work will be occurring intermittently from August 26 through to September 18 resulting in some physical and noise disruptions. Partial trail closures will be in place over a three-day period from August 26-28 and an additional three-day period the second week of September. Signs will be posted to indicate which trails must be avoided. For public safety, the SRD is asking park users to travel on open trails only until the work is complete.

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Stage 3 Water Restrictions Take Effect September 1

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 3 water restrictions beginning September 1 through to September 28, 2020. BC Hydro will be draining their Penstock for planned maintenance repairs as it does each September, which requires the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to move to its emergency back-up pump station to draw water from the Puntledge River for the entire duration.

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Electoral Area Residents Asked to Weigh In on Roadside Garbage and Recycling Pick Up

An online survey is available now at connectcvrd.ca/ruralroadsidecollection until September 11 – asking for residents’ input on how they currently manage their garbage and recycling, and how they would like to manage it in the future. The survey is available to all electoral area residents, excluding Denman and Hornby Islands, Mount Washington and already-serviced areas in Royston.

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CVRD and CVEDS Renew Service Agreement

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS) recently signed a revised service agreement to deliver economic development and tourism services for Courtenay, Comox and Electoral Areas B and C and a defined portion of Area A. CVEDS helps existing businesses grow and works with potential investors and entrepreneurs to realize the benefits of investing and doing business in the Comox Valley.

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CVRD Awarded Poverty Reduction Strategy Grant

“The strategy will help identify key actions that local government and community partners can take to reduce local poverty, coordinate actions with senior level government, and ensure a more inclusive community for all residents,” explains Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy Planning.

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