Gain new and rewarding skills volunteering with Emergency Support Services and the Emergency Radio Communications Team. Learn more at the Comox Valley Emergency Program’s (CVEP) volunteer information session on Thursday, January 24th from 7- 8 pm, followed by an informal meet and greet until 8:30 pm. The session is being held at the CVEP office at 3001 Moray Avenue in Courtenay.
On Tuesday, January 15th, at 6:30 pm, there will be a meeting at the Big Yellow Merville hall to further plan the Merville 100 Year Soldier Settlement Celebration. At the January 15th meeting, a few of the various committees will bring us up to date on what they have done and what they plan to do.
Public Feedback Sought on Long List of Options for Upgrades to the Comox and Courtenay Sewer Service
With goals and objectives now set for the regional district’s sewer service liquid waste management plan (LWMP) for Comox and Courtenay, technical and public advisory committees are bringing a long-list of LWMP options to the public for preliminary review.
The Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue Association (ORVFRA) has purchased some new equipment to aid in their fire rescue activities. The Association has utilized funds received from the 2017 and 2018 summer-time deployments when Oyster River Fire Rescue was called to help fight forest fires in other parts of the province.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system, effective immediately. Following regular sampling and monitoring of the system since the notice was put in place yesterday, the CVRD and Island Health have confirmed that water quality in the system is safely within provincial drinking water guidelines.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in conjunction with Island Health, has issued a boil water notice effective immediately. For details see the news release issued January 3, 2019. Who is Affected? Boil Water Notices apply only to those communities that are connected to the Comox Valley Water System.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and United Steel Workers (USW) Union Local 1-1937 both ratified the new collective agreement late December 2018. Negotiations began in January 2018 to address amendments to the Collective Agreement. In November, a mediator was assigned to assist discussions in reaching a collective agreement between the CVRD and its recreation facilities staff, represented by USW Local 1-1937. On December 11, 2018 a tentative agreement was reached with ratification from both parties occurring December 21, 2018.
The Comox Valley Regional District, Tim Hortons and 97.3 The Eagle have teamed up again this year to offer a free family Swim and Skate this New Year’s Eve at the Comox Valley Sports Centre from 5 – 8 pm. Enjoy goodies, compliments of Tim Hortons, as well as amazing prize packs given out throughout the evening – plus enjoy games and festivities for all ages. Donations to the Comox Valley Food Bank will be accepted. Skate rentals are also free however it’s recommended to come early.
More Comox Valley residents now have access to rebates from the wood stove exchange program as announced by the Province this week. Additional funding has been provided to the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to not only continue administering the exchange program, but to provide higher rebates to homeowners that want to move away from wood burning all together and install a cleaner-burning heating source.