Accessibility highlighted during Access Awareness Day and Commuter Challenge Week

Accessibility highlighted during Access Awareness Day and Commuter Challenge Week

The second annual Comox Valley Commuter Challenge is happening next week and residents can win prizes for taking transit, walking, cycling, carpooling, scootering or working from home at least one day.

On Access Awareness Day the CVRD is inviting residents with mobility issues, scooters or strollers to tour a stationary bus and see how BC Transit is helping to overcome logistical barriers to riding transit. Participants will be welcome to try the ramp and courtesy seating and then provide feedback or ask questions about the new transit features designed to improve the rider experience.

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Stage 3 Water Restrictions in effect May 28 to June 1 during repairs of BC Hydro Penstock

Stage 3 Water Restrictions in effect May 28 to June 1 during repairs of BC Hydro Penstock

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 3 Water Restrictions for a five day period beginning Monday, May 28. During this time BC Hydro will be draining their Penstock for unplanned repairs and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will need to move to its emergency back-up pump station to draw water from the Puntledge River. This equipment does not have the capacity to meet peak demand for water in our community without Stage 3 restrictions.

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Value Planning Process recommends some cost improvements and concludes Water Treatment Project is on track

Value Planning Process recommends some cost improvements and concludes Water Treatment Project is on track

The Comox Valley Water Treatment Project has reached its next milestone with the completion of a Value Planning Process. The CVRD will implement several recommended improvements to the project’s scope which will help to make it more cost efficient. These include the selection of direct filtration technology and shifting the raw water pump station closer to Comox Lake.

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Groundbreaking ceremony for the Comox Valley’s largest Habitat project yet

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Comox Valley’s largest Habitat project yet

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s (VIN) groundbreaking and site dedication ceremony will kick off the construction of the first two duplexes in this multi-phased 10-unit affordable housing complex.

The public is invited to come out and learn about the project and Women Build. WHERE: 1330 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay, BC WHEN: Friday, May 18th, 10:00 a.m.

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Comox Valley Sustainability Forum

Comox Valley Sustainability Forum

BC municipal elections take place October 20, 2018.
On Thursday, May 24, CV Global Awareness Network, the CV Council of Canadians and Imagine Comox Valley invite you to a Sustainability Forum, where voters will have an opportunity to hear more about the possibility of reaching sustainable solutions to current local issues and problems.

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Forest Stories Summer Arts Camp

Forest Stories Summer Arts Camp

This  NEW 2-week Forest Stories Summer Camp ​is presented by the Cumberland Community Forest Society, Elevate and Convoy​. Designed for 7 –12 year olds​​ the program is built around theatre, music,and forest myths and legends. The connecting themes are creativity, nature and community. 
 
9 am 3 pm ​daily ​July 16-20 and 23-27 and final celebration Saturday July 28th in #6 Park.

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Art by Mark Isfeld students at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Art by Mark Isfeld students at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Mark Isfeld Secondary students have been busy experimenting, collaborating, and creating in various mediums throughout the school year. This year’s art show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery runs May 15-June 2 and is sure to provide a buffet of artistic talent to satiate all appetites. There will be a reception on Sunday May 27, from 1-3pm for students, parents and the public to enjoy the art while having coffee and cookies.

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Celebrate Our Heritage with the Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night Fundraiser

Celebrate Our Heritage with the Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night Fundraiser

Just how Canadian are you, eh? Quiz: What is Canada’s official tree? In the spirit of the Canada Day birthday celebration, the Comox Valley Council of Canadians is hosting their 12th annual Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night Fundraiser. This highly anticipated, Great Canadian Trivia event takes place Saturday, June 16 in the Rotary Hall of Courtenay’s Filberg Center.

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