Village of Cumberland

Basketball and Racquet Court Upgrades Complete at Cumberland’s Village Park

Basketball and Racquet Court Upgrades Complete at Cumberland’s Village Park

Much needed upgrades to Cumberland’s basketball and racquet courts at Village Park are now complete. The upgrades include a new racquet court configuration maximizing the existing space for one tennis court and two pickleball courts. The new layout reduces the likelihood of errant balls disrupting adjacent games

Cumberland Breaks Ground on New Fire Hall

Cumberland, BC – This week Cumberland is celebrating the start of construction of the community’s new fire hall on Cumberland Road. While the COVID-19 pandemic presents some challenges for the project, the Village is working closely with its partner contractors with the priority being the health and safety of all workers as the project proceeds.

Cumberland Awarded $7 Million Grant for Wastewater Treatment Upgrades

The Village of Cumberland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $7,113,010 from the Environmental Quality stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP-EQ) for a high performance upgrade to the Village’s wastewater treatment lagoon.

Cumberland Acquires Land for Future Public Works Site

Following an exploration over the past year to identify an appropriate site for a new public works site, the Village of Cumberland was offered an opportunity to purchase a portion of unutilized lands from West Fraser Mills.

Cumberland Acquires Land for Future Public Works Site

Cumberland Acquires Land for Future Public Works Site

Following an exploration over the past year to identify an appropriate site for a new public works site, the Village of Cumberland was offered an opportunity to purchase a portion of unutilized lands from West Fraser Mills.

Cumberland Implements Single-Use Item Regulation Bylaw

Cumberland Implements Single-Use Item Regulation Bylaw

On July 1st, 2019, the Village of Cumberland implemented the “Single-Use Item Regulation Bylaw”. The purpose for the Bylaw is to regulate the provision of single use plastics by local businesses in order to reduce plastic litter and waste.

Cumberlanders Take Action on Accessibility

Cumberlanders Take Action on Accessibility

Cumberland celebrated Access Awareness Day on Saturday, June 1st. Access Awareness Day is a campaign of the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) to respond creatively and purposefully in building a society where barriers to inclusion are removed, and to ensure the independence, self-esteem, dignity, and security of all citizens.

Special Public Trails Conditions Report

Special Public Trails Conditions Report

The United Riders of Cumberland and the Village of Cumberland are issuing a Special Public Trail Conditions Report effective immediately until further notice. The report applies to all trails in the Cumberland Forest Trail network.

Free Senior’s Fitness Classes Coming in the New Year

Free Senior’s Fitness Classes Coming in the New Year

Cumberland Recreation is continuing its collaboration with BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and the University of British Columbia’s Active Aging Research Team to offer two free programs to encourage seniors to get up, get out and get active in 2019. Choose to Move and ActivAgeTM are free for anyone 65 years and older, who are not currently active, but want get moving.

Cumberland Christmas in the Village

Cumberland Christmas in the Village

The Village of Cumberland invites friends and families throughout the Comox Valley to kick-off of the Cumberland Christmas in the Village celebration.

Women’s History Month at the Cumberland Museum and Archives

Women’s History Month at the Cumberland Museum and Archives

The Cumberland Museum and Archives celebrates Women’s History Month with two unique events. Life in a coal town like Cumberland was not easy for the women who settled here. Dangerous mining conditions and the loss of husbands and sons meant that many women struggled to make ends meet, in a world where only men were allowed to work in the coal mines. The best way to survive and care for the family was to take control. Join community guide, Marianne Bell, on Saturday, October 20 at 2 pm, on a guided walking tour of the Village featuring stories of women who lived extraordinary lives making Cumberland their home.

Wastewater treatment upgrades focus of Open House to be held in Cumberland

Wastewater treatment upgrades focus of Open House to be held in Cumberland

Media and public are advised that open houses will be held Oct 2 to provide information and ask questions about the proposed wastewater upgrades (Village of Cumberland) and upcoming referendum vote. Village staff and project consultants will be on hand to provide an overview and answer questions from the public.

Cumberland residents to vote on wastewater borrowing in local government elections

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.

Cumberland Launch of the Ride Island Campaign

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.

CUMBERLAND’S SENIORS ARE GETTING AN EXTRA PEP IN THEIR STEP

CUMBERLAND’S SENIORS ARE GETTING AN EXTRA PEP IN THEIR STEP

This September, an innovative program that motivates seniors to get up, get out, and get active is coming to Cumberland Recreation and it will be free to join. Choose to Move is a six-month program based on scientific research that motivates and supports individuals 65 or older to get moving and meet new people in the community.