Comox Valley Regional District

UBCM awards $1 million grant towards Strengthening Community Services project in the Comox Valley

UBCM awards $1 million grant towards Strengthening Community Services project in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with the City of Courtenay and the Coalition to End Homelessness has been awarded over one million dollars in grant funding towards projects dedicated to providing urgent and temporary support to unsheltered homeless populations and addressing related community impacts in the region. The funding is being administered by Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) on behalf of the Province and the Government of Canada’s Safe Restart program.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect

The CVRD will be working closely with BC Hydro to monitor the situation and will update residents as needed. BC Hydro reduces the amount of water it releases down the Puntledge River to ensure there is enough water available to keep the river flowing optimally for fish habitat and migration until the fall rains arrive.

Road to 2030 Award Recipients Announced

Road to 2030 Award Recipients Announced

“Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions is a priority for the region. The CVRD has actions and targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own operations. Road to 2030 was an opportunity to support and raise awareness for community-led greenhouse gas emission reducing projects. By working together, and encouraging innovation, we can make progress towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 2007 levels by 2030,”

Commissioning Getting Underway for Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

Commissioning Getting Underway for Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be this close to the commissioning of such a critical project for the Comox Valley,” said Wendy Morin, Chair of the Comox Valley Water Committee. “A modern, sustainable drinking-water supply system is essential for our growing community. We’re thankful to everyone who has helped to get us here – from our CVRD staff and our contractor AECON, to our partners in water management the K’ómoks First Nation and key stakeholders like BC Hydro and the Courtenay Fish and Game Protective Association.”

Comox Valley and Campbell River Waste Management Centres to Close on all Provincial Statutory Holidays

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board made the decision for these facilities to close during provincially recognized holidays back in November 2019. While the changes were initially meant to take effect in July 2020, the date was delayed until January 1, 2021 to allow more time for impacted municipalities and commercial waste haulers to make schedule adjustments to accommodate the new holiday schedule.

Comox Valley Water Treatment Project Celebrates a Year of Achievements

Comox Valley Water Treatment Project Celebrates a Year of Achievements

“The important work completed to date is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all team members,” said Ken Grant, Chair of the Comox Valley Regional District Water Committee. “We’re thankful to the project team, our contractor and its amazing crews for keeping this important project on track through a year full of challenges.”

Next Step For Proposed Rural Roadside Garbage And Recycling Collection Service Approved

“We are thankful for the more than 3,000 people who took the time to fill out the survey and tell us whether this is a service they would like to see,” said Director Edwin Grieve, Chair of the Electoral Area Services Committee (EASC). “Comments shared about why their community could – or couldn’t – be a good candidate has helped staff address questions about a potential service.”

Comox Valley Emergency Program offering evacuation guideline sessions for Hornby and Denman Island residents

Comox Valley Emergency Program offering evacuation guideline sessions for Hornby and Denman Island residents

“The guidelines being introduced were developed in collaboration with numerous first response agencies and other stakeholders, some of whom will be taking part in the presentation,” explains Deputy Emergency Program Coordinator, Comox Valley Emergency Program, George Doerksen. “We are encouraging Hornby and Denman Island residents to register for their community session to learn more and ask questions.”

Registration for the free online (Zoom) sessions will be required.

Merville Fire Protection Service Launching AAP

Merville Fire Protection Service Launching AAP

The development of an auxiliary fire hall, centrally located within the Greater Merville area has been identified as a key initiative since 2016. A new fire hall will provide several benefits to the local community including improved life-safety services for residents and may reduce fire insurance premiums for insured residences.

Comox Valley Local Governments Encouraging Masks In All Facilities

Comox Valley Local Governments Encouraging Masks In All Facilities

“Residents will be encouraged to wear a mask in our facilities as an extra layer of protection,” explains EOC spokesperson Jesse Ketler. “Every measure we put in place to protect our community helps to minimize COVID-19 transmission. We appreciate everyone’s respect and cooperation as we move into the coming weeks and months.”

Dog Licences Required for Electoral Areas

Dog Licences Required for Electoral Areas

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months of age to be licenced every year within Electoral Area A – Baynes Sound (except Hornby and Denman), Electoral Area B – Lazo North and Electoral Area C – Puntledge and Black Creek.