Category: Village of Cumberland

Cumberland residents to vote on wastewater borrowing in local government elections

When the local government elections are held Saturday Oct. 20, Cumberland residents will see a question on the ballot asking them to vote yes or no to the Village borrowing money to upgrade its liquid waste treatment system to meet provincial standards. The Village is looking to borrow $1.2 to $4.4 million for the project, which would construct an upgraded lagoon wastewater (sewer) treatment plant to handle liquid waste for Cumberland in a better environmental fashion for the next 20 years. Cumberland has applied for federal and provincial grants to cover the rest of the $9.7 million project.

Read More

Cumberland Launch of the Ride Island Campaign

The Vancouver Island Mountain Bike Tourism Consortium (VIMBTC) in partnership with the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) recently launched the Ride Island campaign designed to inspire mountain bikers to explore the trail networks of the central region of Vancouver Island.

Read More

Cumberland Economic Development Coordinator Hired

The Village of Cumberland is excited to announce the hiring of Kaelin Chambers as Cumberland Economic Development Coordinator. Originally from Powell River, Kaelin, his wife and 9 year old son moved to Cumberland from Vancouver three years ago. Kaelin has 10 years of experience in undertaking socio-economic assessment and community engagement, particularly in relation to resource management and environmental planning and policy. Kaelin was also co-chair of the Economic Development Steering Committee which contributed to Cumberland’s Economic Development Strategy 2018-2023.

Read More

Cumberland Breaks Ground on New Water Treatment Plant

Cumberland is continuing to make improvements to the quality and resiliency of its community water system. Work has begun this summer to construct a new water treatment plant, which will include dual barrier disinfection of ultraviolet (UV) and on-site chlorine generation, and a treated water storage reservoir to meet the BC Drinking Water Guidelines.

Read More

New Washroom Building Unveiled at Cumberland Lake Park

The new amenity building features washrooms with four private showers – doubling the number of shower units previously offered – in addition to a private family washroom and accessible features.  The facility replaces an old washroom building that was ready to be retired. The project also included structural improvements to the neighbouring concession building, including a new roof, re-construction of the covered canopy, and updates to the façade.  The total cost of the project was $205,000.

Read More

Historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession this Saturday

he community is invited to be part of an exciting historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession on Saturday June 23rd at 4 pm in Cumberland BC.

“His funeral was the biggest this town had ever seen, and they carried his white coffin high. It stretched from the main street all the way to the graveyard and everybody knew why, and there wasnt a single dry eye” ~ from the song “The Day They Shot Ginger Down” by Gordon Carter

2018 marks the 100-year commemoration of the shooting death of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin. Join the Cumberland Museum and Archives and Miners Memorial Weekend to re-create this important event in both local and Canadian history.

Read More

Goodwin’s Reach: 100 Years Later

When Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin arrived in Cumberland in the fall of 1910 to take up work as a mule driver in the No. 5 mine, he could not have imagined the impact of his legacy both in the Village and across the country. Although 100 years has passed since Goodwin was shot and killed by Special Constable Dan Campbell in the woods beyond Comox Lake, sparking Vancouver and Canada’s first general strike, his life and death continues to evoke strong emotions and fiery conversations. Over the years, the Goodwin story has caught the imagination and attention of diverse artists and historians. These voices will be featured in an exhibit Goodwin’s Reach, debuting at the Cumberland Museum and Archives during Miners Memorial June 22-24, and running until October 12, 2018.

Read More