Yesterday, the Comox Valley Regional District’s Board of Directors approved $148,279 in grant-aid to support the homeless and provide food security for marginalized populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Comox Valley Airport is adapting to the rapid changes brought about by the COVID 19
pandemic and will remain open for necessary passenger travel, medical transport flights, or to
facilitate cargo or humanitarian efforts.
Vancouver Island seniors will be able to receive the support they need during the COVID-19 crisis through a new province-wide initiative, Safe Seniors, Strong Communities. Seniors can request volunteer help with grocery shopping, meal prep and prescription pick-up or receive friendly check-in call by simply dialing 2-1-1 or filling in an online form at www.bc211.ca.
Due to the increasing threat of the novel coronavirus on Vancouver Island, we are taking proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of its spread and have made the difficult decision to postpone the 3rd Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship. We have concluded that this is the best course of action in order to keep attendees, presenters, guests, and our shared communities as safe as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
“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.