“The COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants from the Comox Valley Community
Foundation are a response to the unprecedented situation in which we currently find
ourselves,” said Matt Beckett, President. “This granting stream is intended to offer
resources for the community where they are needed most and will support urgent issues,
particularly those being experienced within vulnerable sectors.”
The Comox Valley Waste Management Centre keeps our community safe and clean and we are working hard to protect our workers and the public in order to continue operating this essential service.
Comox Valley fire departments are implementing open fire restrictions in regional fire protection districts effective April 1, 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Open fires will be banned and fire permits will no longer be issued, with the exception of backyard fires and campfires in specific fire protection areas as outlined below.
In an effort to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Comox Valley local governments are closing numerous outdoor amenities in the region, in addition to the facility closures announced last week.
“Following the recent announcement this week regarding the closures of our sports and aquatics centres due to COVID-19 concerns, we had to make a difficult decision to layoff staff given the length of time these closures may be required for,” explained Russell Dyson, CVRD Chief Administrative Officer.
“As a community, country, and world we are all in new territory,” explains CVRD Board Chair and EOC Spokesperson Jesse Ketler. “What I can say is that your local governments are working hard together to protect you, your family and friends for the difficult times that may be ahead. I think it is important at this time to really evaluate your own behaviour. Spend time with your family and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, while practicing social distancing as recommended by the Provincial Health Officer. I want our community to be a leader and show the province how we all worked to flatten the curve and stop the spread. I know we can do this, together.”
United Way Launches “Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund” for the underserved populations during the COVID-19 Crisis
“These are unprecedented time but we are well-positioned to help those who need it most. We are mobilizing our resources to best serve our communities and help to keep our neighbours safe and healthy,” says Signy Madden, Executive Director, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. “As many local agencies alter their operations or close their doors, vulnerable populations are at increased risk. We are working with United Ways across the country and province to act quickly to respond to what is happening in our communities across the island.”
“Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our passengers, our
employees, our tenants, and the communities we serve,” said Comox Valley
Airport Acting CEO Alex Robertson. “We are working to adapt to the temporary
suspension of air service, and ask for your patience until such time as normal
As the pandemic unfolds it is important that we all take measures to protect ourselves, our families and our communities to stop the spread of the virus. Self-care and care of our families are vital