Category: Comox Valley Regional District

Wood stove exchange program continues for the Comox Valley

Thanks to funding support from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (MoE) and the BC Lung Association, the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) wood stove exchange program will be continuing through 2018. Currently, the CVRD remains focused on encouraging residents to update their non-certified wood burning appliances through the Wood Stove Exchange Program.

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Share in some free swimming and skating fun this Family Day

Share in some active fun this Family Day, Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) Sports and Aquatic Centres, thanks to the continued support of Comox Valley McDonald’s restaurants.

Enjoy a free skate from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the CVRD’s Sports Centre, 3001 Vanier Drive in Courtenay. It’s recommended to come early as free skate rentals are limited.

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CVRD purchases land for new Water Treatment Plant

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has purchased a 15.7-hectare piece of land for the construction of a new water treatment plant.

“Acquiring the land for the new Water Treatment Plant is an important milestone for the overall water treatment project,” said Director Bob Wells, Chair of the CVRD Water Committee. “It brings us one step closer to having a modern water treatment system that meets current health standards and ensures safe, high quality drinking water.”

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CVRD launches Alternative Approval Process for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

An Alternative Approval Process (AAP) is underway to determine public support for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project.

Construction of the new water treatment system is estimated at $110 million. Under the proposed strategy, the project will be funded through a combination of at least $55 million from grant funding, $26 million from reserve funds and up to $29 million through long term borrowing.

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Installation of UV equipment marks an important milestone for the Water Treatment Project

Up to 80 per cent of boil water notices will be avoided with new temporary measure
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) completed installation of interim ultraviolet (UV) treatment system at its chlorination station on Friday, January 19 which helped avoid a boil water notice over the weekend. The Regional District is now awaiting changes to its operating permit but given the weather forecast, Island Health has granted the CVRD temporary permission to use the system.

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CVRD kicks off 2018-2022 financial planning process

Tuesday night the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board officially kicked off the New Year with the start of their 2018-2022 financial planning process.

At the start of 2018, the CVRD will be managing 102 services across the region. These services range from water, sewer and solid waste to parks, recreation and even street lighting. Within this year’s financial planning process the emphasis is on critical capital projects including the new water treatment filtration system and civic infrastructure.

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Significant Upgrades to 5th Street Set to Start this Spring

Informed by extensive public input, including a temporary “pop-up “intersection this past summer, over $3.2 million in infrastructure upgrades to 5th Street will start this spring. Come fall, 5th Street will be an attractive gateway to downtown Courtenay and walking, and cycling routes on the corridor will be significantly improved.

An information session will be held for citizens, businesses and community groups to learn more about the final design, results of the “pop up” intersection study, and what to expect during construction.

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