The Regional EOC Announces Comox Valley-wide Open Burning Ban

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.

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The Regional EOC Announces Official Spokesperson

“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.”

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United Way Launches “Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund” for the underserved populations during the COVID-19 Crisis

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.”

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The CVRD Opening a Regional Level 2 Emergency Operations Centre

At a Comox Valley pandemic regional collaboration meeting on Monday, March 16th representatives from the CVRD, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, and City of Courtenay decided that on Tuesday, March 17th a regional level 2 emergency operations centre would be established to support public health and the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

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