Comox Valley Regional District

Indoor Recreation Facilities Remain Closed Until Further Notice

“Local governments are working together to carefully develop staged reopening plans based on the WorkSafe BC, BCRPA and the Province of BC’s guidelines for our regional and municipal indoor recreation facilities,” explains CVRD Board Chair and EOC Spokesperson Jesse Ketler. “Once all the site-dependent plans are completed they will be posted online and at each facility. Consistency, collaboration and safety of our staff and residents is of utmost importance as we continue to move forward.”

CVRD Board Directs Staff to Develop COVID-19 Renewal Plan

As British Columbians begin taking the first careful steps together to restart the BC economy, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will transition away from a state of pandemic response and focus on the renewal of local government services in our community.

CVRD Board Directs Staff to Develop COVID-19 Renewal Plan

As British Columbians begin taking the first careful steps together to restart the BC economy, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will transition away from a state of pandemic response and focus on the renewal of local government services in our community.

Regional Emergency Operations Centre Reopening Select Outdoor Recreation Facilities

After careful preparation and planning, the Comox Valley local governments are announcing a limited reopening of select outdoor recreation facilities in Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD).
Indoor recreation facilities and outdoor playgrounds throughout the region remain closed, pending further updates and direction from the Ministry of Health and Worksafe BC. The CVRD’s Beach Fire Program is also suspended, along with special events and organized group sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, and basketball leagues.

Comox Valley Regional District Operational Notices

While the regional landfill and the Denman Island and Hornby Island transfer stations and recycling depots are open, all other CVRD facilities remain closed to the public at this time including:

The Comox Valley Regional District Office at 770 Harmston Avenue
The Comox Valley Aquatic Centre and Comox Valley Sports Centre
The Comox Valley Pollution Control Centre
The rural fire stations of Fanny Bay, Oyster River, Denman and Hornby Island

CVRD Board approves 2018 budget

CVRD Board approves 2018 budget

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board of directors has adopted the 2018 budget that includes a total consolidated budget of $121.1 million (a net operating budget for the year of $70.7 million and a total capital spending of $50.4 million).

Hudson Trunk Regional Sewer Line Construction

Hudson Trunk Regional Sewer Line Construction

Drivers headed to the airport are advised that construction work on the Knight Road portion of the new Hudson Trunk sewer line project is expected to begin at the end of March and continue until late-April.

To allow for the construction, one lane of traffic will need to be closed. Access for local residents and businesses will be maintained, but traffic delays should be expected. Drivers using this route to pass through are encouraged to use alternate routes, including Ryan Road/Military Row and Pritchard Road.

Results are in: Comox Valley Water Treatment Project AAP passes

Results are in: Comox Valley Water Treatment Project AAP passes

The Alternative Approval Process (AAP) for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project is now finished. At the close of the AAP on March 16 at 4:30 pm, 31 eligible elector response forms were received. As fewer than 10% of eligible electors registered their opposition, the Comox Valley Regional District may now borrow up to $29 million to pay for some of the project costs. With this funding authorized, the District can continue moving the Water Treatment Project forward.

Wood stove exchange program continues for the Comox Valley

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.

BC Wildfire Public Presentation Celebrates Local Agencies

BC Wildfire Public Presentation Celebrates Local Agencies

Learn more about the roles several emergency services from the Comox Valley played in supporting communities during last summer’s fierce wildfires in the BC Cariboo and BC Interior. A free public presentation is taking place at 6:15 pm (doors open at 6 pm) on Monday, February 26, 2018 in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College in Courtenay.

Share in some free swimming and skating fun this Family Day

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.

CVRD purchases land for new Water Treatment Plant

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.”