Community

Starting September 7 helmets will be required for all public skates

The Comox Valley Sports Centre beginning September 7, 2021 will require all patrons participating in a public skate to use a helmet. Helmets provide a protective layer for our thin skulls and are designed to create a surface area to absorb the force received during a fall.

CVCF Announces Granting Program for 2021/2022

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) is pleased to announce that over $275,000 will be available in the form of grants for registered charities and not for profit organizations in 2021-2022.

UBCM awards $1 million grant towards Strengthening Community Services project in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with the City of Courtenay and the Coalition to End Homelessness has been awarded over one million dollars in grant funding towards projects dedicated to providing urgent and temporary support to unsheltered homeless populations and addressing related community impacts in the region. The funding is being administered by Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) on behalf of the Province and the Government of Canada’s Safe Restart program.

New Playground Opens in Fanny Bay

“In the rural areas of the Comox Valley, recreation amenities like this one ensure that residents can spend quality time with friends, neighbours, and family without having to travel a great distance.”

Comox Valley Airport Awarded Funds

Comox Valley Airport Awarded Funds

As capacity and
passenger volumes recover there is an immediate need to enhance our operation to provide faster screening, and
additional space for physical distancing. The funding will allow us to enlarge the pre-board security area, and departure
lounge in preparation of the return of passenger volumes.” said Airport CEO, Mike Atkins.

New Electric Zamboni Being Unveiled

New Electric Zamboni Being Unveiled

The new Zamboni not only produces zero emissions but also will save approximately $6,000 annually compared to the older propane Zamboni.

Blaney Wants New Agency Office in North Island-Powell River

Blaney Wants New Agency Office in North Island-Powell River

Blaney added that North Island-Powell River is also perfectly aligned with the government’s blue economy strategy mandate: “We have an ocean economy. The conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon habitats is a high priority for all of our residents. We are highly concerned with the climate crisis. We are actively engaging in reconciliation projects with the First Nations in our area. And we are also suffering economically, in part because of the decisions of your government.”

Successful AAP Moves Critical Sewer Upgrades Forward

Successful AAP Moves Critical Sewer Upgrades Forward

The Conveyance Project is the next step in a sewer upgrade planning process that began in 2018. The Comox Valley Sewer Service Liquid Waste Management Plan was developed over three years, with public engagement at each stage, and the active participation of a public advisory committee.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect

The CVRD will be working closely with BC Hydro to monitor the situation and will update residents as needed. BC Hydro reduces the amount of water it releases down the Puntledge River to ensure there is enough water available to keep the river flowing optimally for fish habitat and migration until the fall rains arrive.

Road to 2030 Award Recipients Announced

Road to 2030 Award Recipients Announced

“Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions is a priority for the region. The CVRD has actions and targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own operations. Road to 2030 was an opportunity to support and raise awareness for community-led greenhouse gas emission reducing projects. By working together, and encouraging innovation, we can make progress towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 2007 levels by 2030,”

Habitat’s Online Auction raises $45,000

Habitat’s Online Auction raises $45,000

Funds raised will support Habitat VIN’s two upcoming projects: 12 homes on 1375 Piercy
Avenue in Courtenay and 20 homes on 461 Hilchey Road in Campbell River.

Meals for a Deal

Meals for a Deal

The Farmers Kitchen meals are the first of several announcements this summer relating to this campaign.