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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Community Calendar

May
16
Tue
Comox Valley Photographic Society Showcase
May 16 @ 10:00 am – Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm

While Spring has been taking its time arriving in the Comox Valley, members of the Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) have been busy creating images for their upcoming Spring Showcase, which runs from May 16th through June 1st at the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in Comox.

Over 50 prints will be on display, showcasing the work of 21 CVPS members. Visitors can expect to see powerful colour and black and white images that cover subjects ranging from landscapes, to wildlife, cityscapes, portraits and abstracts. The display is an eclectic collection that will be sure to impress visitors to the Gallery.

Many of the images were taken on local club field trips, but others were shot across Canada and as far away as Africa and South America. “This Showcase may well be the best yet,” said CVPS President Kerry Dawson. “Each year the talent on display just gets better and better.”

With over 110 members, the CVPS has photographers of all skill levels who meet twice a month at the Little Red Church in Comox. The CVPS Education meeting night, as well as the Competition nights, encourage members to reach beyond their comfort zone, and to learn and grow as photographers.

A reception for the show will be held Saturday, May 27 from 1-4 pm at the Gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend to meet the photographers, enjoy light refreshments and view the fine display of local talent. Learn how the images were created, what advice the photographers may have, and how their photographic skills have evolved. Artists will be available throughout the show to answer questions.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 1-4 pm on Sunday. It is closed Mondays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
The Gallery is at 1729 Comox Ave. in Comox. Tour the virtual gallery at www.pearlellisgallery.com.

For more information about the Photographic Society, visit the CVPS website at www.cvps.ca

May
20
Sat
Brushworks Fine Art Group – Art Show & Sale
May 20 – May 22 all day

Brushworks Fine Art Group is presenting a Spring Fine Art Show & Sales at the historical
Filberg Heritage Lodge.

30 different Comox Valley artists in a wide variety of styles and mediums.

May
25
Thu
WELCOMING COMMUNITIES COALITION PROJECT FORUM 3 – Learnig the Basics of Google Suite & sharing calendars
May 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
WELCOMING COMMUNITIES COALITION PROJECT FORUM 3 - Learnig the Basics of Google Suite & sharing calendars

This third and final forum in the series will focus on learning the basics of Google Suite and specifically using/sharing calendars, with facilitator Pieter Vorster, owner of Pod Creative, on Thursday, May 25 from 4:15-6:15pm @ The Tyee Hall, North Island College*

*5:15-6:15pm Optional question period & networking opportunity

TO JOIN THESE FORUMS, PLEASE CONTACT JORGINA LITTLE AT JORGINA.LITTLE@IMMIGRANTWELCOME.CA OR (250) 830-0171.

Please note that Jorgina is currently on personal leave. In her absence, please contact:
Margot Brunt
Interim L.I.P.S. Coordinator
Immigrant Welcome Centre Campbell River Office
A114-740 Robron Road, Campbell River, BC, V9W 6J7
Tel: 250-830-0171 Fax: 250-830-1010
margot.brunt@immigrantwelcome.ca

Aimed at raising awareness of the work being done mobilizing local actors in support of set goals, and report on the accomplishments of the community, this forums will serve to help staff and volunteers understand the value of online tools when it comes to spreading information, collaboration, and gaining support.

May
26
Fri
Evergreen Club Friday Night Dance @ Rotary Hall at Courtenay Recreation’s Filberg Centre
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Evergreen Club is a 55+ active social hub! Grab your friends & neighbours and come on out for a night of fun dancing. Enjoy the live music in the Rotary Hall at Courtenay Recreation’s Filberg Centre! $7.00 members, $9.00 non-members at the door. Dancing is from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. With a break at 9pm.

FMI call the Filberg Office at 250-338-1000.

MAY
5….RIES VINK
12….CROSSTOWN EXPRESS
19… AMIGOS
26… DAN HUGHES BAND

Lush Valley Benefit Concert @ Roys Towne Pub
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Free Cover

All Ages

Come on out to Roys Town Pub for a LUSH Valley fundraiser concert! Amazing food and drinks. Music by Strange Creatures and Kai Voltage. Art Sale by local talent, Anna Hemmerich. Donation jar and raffle prizes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/235834370223116/

May
27
Sat
CVPS Showcase Reception
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A reception for the show will be held Saturday, May 27 from 1-4 pm at the Gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend to meet the photographers, enjoy light refreshments and view the fine display of local talent. Learn how the images were created, what advice the photographers may have, and how their photographic skills have evolved. Artists will be available throughout the show to answer questions.

Amnesty in Action @ Comox Library
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Write a letter, save a life.”

CV Amnesty International Action Circle invites community members to join local Amnesty International members to write a letter and to celebrate the 56th Birthday of Amnesty International (founded May 28, 1961).

Since June 1 is International children’s Day our action letters will focus on Amnesty child cases. For more information about the work of Amnesty International go to www.amnesty.ca.

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