Community

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,”

Habitat’s Online Auction raises $45,000

Funds raised will support Habitat VIN’s two upcoming projects: 12 homes on 1375 Piercy
Avenue in Courtenay and 20 homes on 461 Hilchey Road in Campbell River.

Meals for a Deal

The Farmers Kitchen meals are the first of several announcements this summer relating to this campaign.

Meals for a Deal

Meals for a Deal

The Farmers Kitchen meals are the first of several announcements this summer relating to this campaign.

CVCF Announces New Executive and Board members

CVCF Announces New Executive and Board members

“I joined CVCF to give back to this community that has been so good to our family. During my
time with CVCF, I have gained a new perspective and appreciation for the amazing work that so
many not-for-profit organizations do in this community,”

Comox Valley Emergency Program’s New Radio Repeater Already Saving Lives

Comox Valley Emergency Program’s New Radio Repeater Already Saving Lives

“Radio repeaters located at high points such as mountain tops and high buildings allow radio communications that might otherwise be blocked by terrain, buildings or other obstructions, to travel over long distances” explains Howie Siemens, Comox Valley Emergency Program Coordinator. “Emergency personnel rely on these radio frequencies to save lives every day.”

Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department Bursary

Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department Bursary

The Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department recently established a Bursary Fund with the Comox Valley Community Foundation, to support the children of its members who are pursuing post-secondary education.

CVRD and CUPE agree on a new four year agreement

CVRD and CUPE agree on a new four year agreement

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and CUPE local 556 union representing approximately 88 employees have agreed on a new four year collective agreement. On ratification, it will provide continued labour relations stability within the CUPE staffed services in the CVRD.

Nominate your CVN Tree of the Year

Nominate your CVN Tree of the Year

The Tree of the Year contest is the perfect COVID safe outdoor activity and a wonderful antidote to plant blindness. Ride your bike or walk to actively search our community for a tree you love or know tells a story

Kus-kus-sum Protected

Kus-kus-sum Protected

Another significant milestone has been reached in efforts to acquire, protect and restore a former industrial sawmill site on the banks of the K’ómoks Estuary.

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

“Covid-19 has helped to shine a light on the fact that many people in our community are experiencing various levels of economic insecurity,” states Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy Planning. “Lack of affordable housing, childcare, transportation and employment options all increase the incidence and impact of poverty within our community. Actions to reduce poverty can have a positive effect on the entire community, improving quality of life, helping people to live with dignity and creating equal opportunities for residents to contribute and live a full life. We want to hear from you to help guide our Poverty Reduction Strategy and find ways to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive and resilient community.”