CVRD launching new online engagement tool

CVRD launching new online engagement tool

Residents are encouraged to register for Connect CVRD to be part of the conversation about CVRD initiatives. All feedback provided through this new tool will be considered and will assist future decision making.

By registering now, residents will be able to participate on available projects. New projects will be incorporated one at a time with announcements on opportunities for consultation as they come available.

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Bike to Kus-kus-sum at the end of Bike to Work Week

Bike to Kus-kus-sum at the end of Bike to Work Week

As part of Bike to Work Week, Project Watershed is teaming up with the Broken Spoke to help you bike the estuary in style along the Courtenay Riverway walk with a special stop at Kus-kus-sum. Meet at the Broken Spoke at 9:30am. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes. If you don’t have a bike or would like to try something new, there are 4 electric bikes and 20 regular bikes available from the Broken Spoke.

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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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