North Island Acts Vying for Wild Spot

North Island Acts Vying for Wild Spot

A voting contest being run by performance music website do250.com has narrowed down the field to 15 bands and solo live music acts, who want to be that final name on the lineup for the Aug 18-19 ‘small town, big sound’ music festival. And of those 15, two are from the Comox Valley and two from Cortes Island.

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K’ómoks First Nation and CVRD Working Together on Water Agreement

K’ómoks First Nation and CVRD Working Together on Water Agreement

The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are working towards an agreement that will see greater cooperation in the management of regional water resources, the extension of water services to K’ómoks lands south of Royston, and collaboration on water license applications. This will be an important step in ensuring sustainable water services throughout the Comox Valley for the future.

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New Washroom Building Unveiled at Cumberland Lake Park

New Washroom Building Unveiled at Cumberland Lake Park

The new amenity building features washrooms with four private showers – doubling the number of shower units previously offered – in addition to a private family washroom and accessible features.  The facility replaces an old washroom building that was ready to be retired. The project also included structural improvements to the neighbouring concession building, including a new roof, re-construction of the covered canopy, and updates to the façade.  The total cost of the project was $205,000.

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Hudson Trunk Sewer Line Construction Complete

Hudson Trunk Sewer Line Construction Complete

Opportunities for residential growth, reduced pressure on existing infrastructure, rehabilitated drainage ditches and a new, widened shoulder for pedestrians are all positive results of the Hudson Trunk sewer line construction project, completed this week.

The new forcemain, installed in the Knight Road/Idiens Way area, increases capacity in the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) sewer service by redirecting flows from east Courtenay directly to the sewage treatment plant rather than through the current Courtenay pump station. Construction on the project started in January and was completed with paving along Idiens Way and Parry Place last week.

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Historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession this Saturday

Historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession this Saturday

he community is invited to be part of an exciting historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession on Saturday June 23rd at 4 pm in Cumberland BC.

“His funeral was the biggest this town had ever seen, and they carried his white coffin high. It stretched from the main street all the way to the graveyard and everybody knew why, and there wasnt a single dry eye” ~ from the song “The Day They Shot Ginger Down” by Gordon Carter

2018 marks the 100-year commemoration of the shooting death of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin. Join the Cumberland Museum and Archives and Miners Memorial Weekend to re-create this important event in both local and Canadian history.

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What is Supportive Housing and How Might It Impact Our Community?

What is Supportive Housing and How Might It Impact Our Community?

On May 22nd, 2018 a public hearing was held at the Courtenay Council Chambers to hear from the community about rezoning 988 8th Street to provide supportive housing for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The City of Courtenay will lease city-owned land to BC Housing. The provincial government will fund the construction and operating costs of the project, and The John Howard Society of North Island has been selected to provide onsite staff and oversee day to day operations of the housing.

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Help Shape the Future of Courtenay’s Urban Forest

Help Shape the Future of Courtenay’s Urban Forest

Can you see Courtenay’s forest for the trees? Would you like to?

The City of Courtenay is inviting the public to provide input on the vision, goals and future of Courtenay’s urban forest. Attend a public workshop on Monday, June 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, or Tuesday, June 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Native Sons Hall, lower level, at 360 Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. Both workshops will cover the same materials. Pre-registration is not required.

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CVRD invites public to weigh in on sewer planning process

CVRD invites public to weigh in on sewer planning process

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is embarking on a Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) for Courtenay and Comox and the public is invited to share their thoughts and feedback about the future of sewer services in those communities.

The LWMP process looks to develop a comprehensive plan for the future of wastewater for Courtenay and Comox including, conveyance (pipes and pump stations) and the treatment plant.

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It’s here! The 4th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour!

It’s here! The 4th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour!

The 4th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour is this weekend in Legendary Cumberland! Hosts are busy dusting, polishing, baking and weeding in anticipation of visitors from across the Comox Valley and beyond! This unique “Cumberland style” tour offers visitors an exclusive glimpse into 19 homes (big and tiny), gardens, studios, urban farms and built spaces ​in the historic Village with pop up concerts,​ plant sales,​ art shows and other surprises along the way!

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