Category: Comox Valley Regional District

Construction to Begin on HMCS Quadra Sewer Forcemain Replacement

April 10, 2017 Beginning the week of April 17, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will begin work to replace the aging sewer forcemain serving HMCS Quadra. Construction will occur along Goose Spit and Hawkins roads (through Goose Spit Regional Park), beginning at HMCS Quadra, and is estimated to last six weeks through May 31, 2017. The impacts of the work will be reduced by the use of horizontal directional drilling – a method that eliminates the need for full road excavation. This will ensure the sensitive park habitat is protected and that work can be completed as quickly...

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CVRD Air Quality Forum Agenda Now Available

TUESDAY April 5th 4-7:00 pm CVRD Boardroom, 550B Comox Road, Courtenay CVRD is hosting an Air Quality Forum on Tuesday, April 4th from 4-7pm. The meeting will be at CVRD’s boardroom, 550B Comox Road, Courtenay and is open to the public and media. This is an opportunity to hear new information and data about wood smoke in the Comox Valley.    A number of speakers from out of town will be talking about wood smoke issues and studies in the Comox Valley, health concerns, and what has been done in other areas to address the problem. A list of speakers...

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CVRD Board Adopts 2017 Budget

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board of directors has adopted the 2017 budget that includes a total consolidated budget of $112.2 million (a net operating budget for the year of $70.6 million and total capital spending of $41.6 million). The 2017 budget continues with the board’s focus on ensuring that the Comox Valley maintains and improves its livability. This includes moving forward with the design and construction of a drinking water treatment plant, the completion of an engineered landfill site that will protect the environment, and the design of a new Civic Centre regional office that will better...

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Exhibition Grounds draft master plan to be presented at CVRD public open house

The Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) draft master plan for the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds will be presented to the public at an open house on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the CVRD boardroom, 550B Comox Road in Courtenay. Everyone is welcome to attend and discuss the future of the exhibition grounds. A 30-minute presentation will be made, followed by 30 minutes for questions and discussion. This presentation will start at 4:15 p.m. and the same presentation will be repeated at 5: 45 p.m., followed by questions and discussion. The master plan is designed...

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Water main flushing for Royston water system starts next week

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be conducting water main flushing in the Royston water system from March 27 through April 7, 2017. On weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Royston residents may experience short periods of low pressure and discoloured water. While water main flushing does not pose a risk to the general population, immune compromised residents should consult with their doctor or nurse practitioner about whether to take extra precautions with their drinking water. Activities like laundry, dishwashing and showering that require clear, pressurized water should be avoided during the day. Flushing will cease in...

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Comox-Strathcona Regional Hospital District adopts 2017 budget

The Comox-Strathcona Regional Hospital District (CSRHD) has adopted a 2017 budget of $28.5 million. The budget will see an estimated tax rate of $74 per $100,000 of assessed property value. This rate reflects the CSRHD board’s strategy of a sustainable tax rate, which has resulted in less money being borrowed and shorter term financing for the North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP). Based on this debt management strategy the borrowing for the NIHP will be fully paid in ten years. In addition to providing 40 per cent of capital funding for the new hospitals, the CSRHD has also allocated $1.85 million...

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CSWM responds to federal infrastructure funding announcement

Infrastructure Canada has recently announced funding for a number of projects across small B.C. communities including $5.5 million for the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service to implement a regional organics composting facility to service the entire CSWM service area. The remaining $2.77 million of the $8.3 million project will be funded by the service. The Comox Strathcona Solid Waste Management Plan targets a 70 per cent diversion rate by 2022 and the greatest remaining opportunity to meet this target is the removal of food from the waste stream. The removal of food has the added benefit of decreasing...

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You’re invited to the Civic Centre conceptual design open house

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is inviting residents of the region to the Civic Centre CVRD regional office conceptual design open house on Tuesday, March 21st.  Residents can drop-in anytime between 4 – 7 pm to check out the conceptual designs, provide feedback, ask questions of the architect and learn more about the project. Where:            CVRD Boardroom (550B Comox Road) When:             Tuesday, March 21st drop-in anytime between 4 – 7 pm  “Having the closing conditions for the land on Harmston Avenue successfully completed on February 28th now allows us to work with residents on the design...

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More ways to “Go Green” this St. Patrick’s Day

There is something green and friendly about March 17, 2017 in the Comox Valley and it isn’t just St. Patrick’s Day. This Friday marks Transit Driver Appreciation Day and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is encouraging residents to support our essential system and the important people that make it work. “Transit Driver Appreciation Day has become an international movement and this is a great time to thank the hardworking drivers in our community who play such an important role in the passenger experience,” explained Vince Van Tongeren, policy & sustainability analyst at the CVRD.  “Comox Valley drivers are...

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Closing conditions completed as design engagement begins

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), City of Courtenay and School District (SD71) successfully completed the sale and exchange of land as part of the tri-party agreement by the closing date of February 27, 2017. In the first phase of this tri-party agreement the CVRD has purchased a vacant piece of land, on Harmston Avenue, from SD71 upon which a new regional office will be constructed. In a second phase, which will happen in 2021, the CVRD will purchase the adjacent property currently occupied by the SD71 administration offices. The school district will have the option to remain at...

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