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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.

Blaney Wants New Agency Office in North Island-Powell River

Blaney added that North Island-Powell River is also perfectly aligned with the government’s blue economy strategy mandate: “We have an ocean economy. The conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon habitats is a high priority for all of our residents. We are highly concerned with the climate crisis. We are actively engaging in reconciliation projects with the First Nations in our area. And we are also suffering economically, in part because of the decisions of your government.”

Successful AAP Moves Critical Sewer Upgrades Forward

The Conveyance Project is the next step in a sewer upgrade planning process that began in 2018. The Comox Valley Sewer Service Liquid Waste Management Plan was developed over three years, with public engagement at each stage, and the active participation of a public advisory committee.

Successful AAP Moves Critical Sewer Upgrades Forward

Successful AAP Moves Critical Sewer Upgrades Forward

The Conveyance Project is the next step in a sewer upgrade planning process that began in 2018. The Comox Valley Sewer Service Liquid Waste Management Plan was developed over three years, with public engagement at each stage, and the active participation of a public advisory committee.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect

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.

Part-Time Fair Trade Sales Contractor Position.

Part-Time Fair Trade Sales Contractor Position.

World Community is seeking expressions of interest for a Part-Time Fair Trade Sales Contractor position. The successful applicant will be the key organizer for our Fair Trade social
enterprise.

Three Campbell River Families Move Into Habitat Homes

Three Campbell River Families Move Into Habitat Homes

“I can’t thank Habitat enough for granting my son and I the opportunity for a hand up. Between
the build site and the ReStore, I have met the most incredible people,” said Afton. “This is the
start of our new chapter, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

Stage 1 Water Restrictions in Effect May 1

Stage 1 Water Restrictions in Effect May 1

Under Stage 1, lawn and garden sprinkling is permitted between the hours of 5 am – 8 am and 7 pm -10 pm, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for even numbered addresses and Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for odd numbered addresses.

New After Hours Urgent Care Clinic Open For All In The Comox Valley

New After Hours Urgent Care Clinic Open For All In The Comox Valley

Since the onset of COVID, local family doctors noticed a growing gap in care outside of regular working hours. To address this, the community of doctors responded by creating a community after hours clinic. “We created a clinic that provides timely access to urgent, non-emergency health care after most family practices and walk-in clinics have closed.” said Dr. Alfredo Tura

Canadian Forces Snowbirds To Conduct Spring Training In Comox

Canadian Forces Snowbirds To Conduct Spring Training In Comox

During this period, the public can expect to see jet aircraft in the vicinity and are advised that there may be associated jet noise. These training flights are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure public safety at all times and are subject to weather and operational requirements.

Different Together Pledge

Different Together Pledge

Please help us in spreading the word that racism and hatred have no place in our community by taking the “Different Together Pledge”. By taking the pledge and sharing it on social media we can raise awareness while encouraging others to participate.

Free Overdose Prevention Workshop Planned for Cumberland

Free Overdose Prevention Workshop Planned for Cumberland

Earlier this month, British Columbia marked the fifth anniversary of its declaration of a public health emergency over the opioid crisis, yet the crisis shows no signs of abating. More than 7,000 people have died in the province since 2016, and last year’s total of 1,724 lives lost was the worst on record.

New Wing Commander at 19 Wing Comox

New Wing Commander at 19 Wing Comox

“Returning to 19 Wing Comox as Wing Commander is a privilege and honour. I look forward to working again with the people of 19 Wing Comox and the Comox Valley. In the near future, the base will be complemented by the adoption of the CC-295 Kingfisher (the newest fixed wing search and rescue aircraft) and a new role as the centre of excellence for search and rescue training. I am eagerly awaiting these new capabilities. And as you would expect, the great team at 19 Wing will continue to work hard in providing Canadians the best possible support for maritime patrol, NORAD, search and rescue and in the day-to-day workings of the base.””