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Posted on: July 20, 2017

By-Election in Shawnigan Lake

A By-Election has been called for Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake. 

Nominations for Director of Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake (for the remainder a four year term expiring 2018), will be received by the Chief Election Offi...

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Additional Info... CVRD News
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Open Fire Ban

A reminder that a fire ban continues to be in place on Vancouver Island. This includes all open burns and campfires.

Additional Info... CVRD News
Posted on: July 4, 2017

Ride with Us and Share your Summer Bus Adventures on PlaceSpeak

Ride with Us and Share your Summer Bus Adventures on PlaceSpeak

 

Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) invites local residents to tell us about your summer plans and join our conversation about using the bus with the ...

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Additional Info... CVRD News
Posted on: June 28, 2017

Fine Levied Against Owner of Vicious Dog

Fine Levied Against Owner of Vicious Dog

 Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) Bylaw Enforcement staff recently appeared in court regarding two vicious dog incidents that occurred in Shawnigan Lake on August 16, 2016...

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CVRD News
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Trail Connection Provides New Recreation Opportunities in Southern Vancouver Island

Trail Connection Provides New Recreation Opportunities in Southern Vancouver Island

Malahat, BC – In preparation for this summer’s 25th anniversary of Canada’s The Great Trail, a vital trail connection has been completed on So...

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CVRD News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Soils Management Roundtable Established

Soils Management Roundtable Established

 

Duncan, BC – For anyone who regularly travels the Malahat Highway, the large volume of soil being trucked into the region from the Greater Victoria area is obvious. The potential impacts from larg...

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CVRD News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Map Your Favorite Cowichan Location on PlaceSpeak

Map Your Favorite Cowichan Location on PlaceSpeak 

 

Duncan, BC- The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is inviting local residents to share stories of their favorite places using the online tool PlaceSpeak.

This initiative is part of...

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CVRD News
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada Denies CVRD Application for Leave

Supreme Court of Canada Denies CVRD Application for Leave

 

Duncan, BC – The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed today the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s (CVRD’s) application for leave to appeal from the judgment of...

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CVRD News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Island Savings Centre Seeking Community Input

Island Savings Centre Seeking Community Input

Duncan, BC - The Island Savings Centre Commission is asking the public for their ideas on new and improved programs and services that could be offered at the Island Savings Centre.

Community workshops will be he...

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CVRD News
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Lake to Lake Walk and Marathon

Lake to Lake Walk and Marathon 

 

Lake Cowichan, BC – While a marathon can be challenging, organizers of the Lake to Lake Walk and Marathon hope having the route make its way through beautiful scenery will inspire participants.&a...

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CVRD News
Posted on: May 15, 2017

New Video Keeps Issue of Illegal Dumping in Focus

New Video Keeps Issue of Illegal Dumping in Focus 

 

Duncan, BC –. Illegal dumping has become a significant issue within the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Last spring the CVRD launched a campaign to highlight the prob...

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CVRD News
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Temporary Meade Creek Recycling Centre Now Open

Temporary Meade Creek Recycling Centre Now Open 

Duncan, BC- Meade Creek Recycling Centre upgrades and remediation project is underway. As of May 2 the facility, located at 8875 Youbou Rd., Youbou, has closed for the duration of construction. Cons...

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CVRD News
Posted on: May 1, 2017

New Regional Sport Tourism Initiative Launched

New Regional Sport Tourism Initiative Launched 

 

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is pleased to announce the launch of a new sport tourism initiative to promote the region as a sports destination.

“This project consis...

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CVRD News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Two Additional Bike Maintenance Stations Available for Public Use

Two Additional Bike Maintenance Stations Available for Public Use 

 

Duncan, BC - In response to the popularity of the first community bike maintenance station installed at Island Savings Centre in spring 2016, the Cowichan Valley Regional...

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CVRD News
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Supreme Court of BC Upholds Decision of CVRD

Supreme Court of BC Upholds Decision of CVRD

Duncan, BC – On March 24, the Supreme Court of BC ruled on a case between Talia McKenzie and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) and Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) in relation to ...

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CVRD News
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games Board of Directors Announced

Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games Board of Directors Announced

 

Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is pleased to announce the group of community leaders who will develop the vision for the 2018 BC Summer Games, to be h...

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CVRD News
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Community Input Sought on Cowichan Watershed and Role of CVRD

Community Input Sought on Cowichan Watershed and Role of CVRD

Duncan, BC – When the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) asked residents for their top priorities in the 2016 Community Satisfaction Survey, drinking water was named as the numbe...

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CVRD News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

CVRD Files Leave to Supreme Court of Canada

CVRD Files Leave to Supreme Court of Canada 

 

Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) filed an application for leave of the Supreme Court of Canada on December 29, 2016 in relation to the South Island ...

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CVRD News
Posted on: December 15, 2016

CVRD Adopts 2017 Budget

CVRD Adopts 2017 Budget 

 

Duncan, BC – The 2017 Budget for the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) was adopted by the Board of Directors at its December 14 meeting. The overall tax increase across the Regional Dist...

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CVRD News
Posted on: November 3, 2016

BC Court of Appeal Overturns BC Supreme Court Regarding Landfill Facility

BC Court of Appeal Overturns BC Supreme Court Regarding Landfill Facility

Duncan, BC – The BC Court of Appeal allowed the appeals of Cobble Hill Holdings (CHH), South Island Aggregates (SIA) and South Island Resource Management (SIRM) finding that the ...Read on...

CVRD News

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Campfires Banned In Coastal Fire Centre

No Campfires

Prohibited:
- campfires- open fires in an outdoor stove
- tiki torches- fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages
- binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

Permitted:- ULC or CSA-rated cooking ...Read on...

Additional Info... Public Safety

Posted on: December 8, 2016

BC Hockey Officiating School

BC Hockey Officiating School will be held in Lake Cowichan at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena from July 3 - Aug 4, 2017

Recreation: Cowichan Lake Recreation

Posted on: June 26, 2017

We Have Camps All Summer Long!

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Looking for childcare this summer? Or maybe you just want to get your kids off the couch. The Island Savings Centre offers a variety of summer camps including sports, cooking, crafting, dance, computer camp and more! We have something for everyone! For mo...

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Additional Info... Recreation: Island Savings Centre

Posted on: June 29, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada Denies CVRD Application for Leave

Supreme Court of Canada Denies CVRD Application for Leave

Duncan, BC – On June 15, 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s (CVRD’s) application for leave to appeal from the judgment o...

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South Island Aggregates (SIA)
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Court of Appeal release update

The November 3, 2016 BC Court of Appeal decision regarding a contaminated soil facility in Shawnigan Lake has raised a number of questions about the effect of the decision on the Shawnigan Lake quarry and the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD).

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South Island Aggregates (SIA)
Posted on: November 3, 2016

BC Court of Appeal Overturns BC Supreme Court Regarding Landfill Facility

BC Court of Appeal Overturns BC Supreme Court Regarding Landfill Facility

Duncan, BC – The BC Court of Appeal allowed the appeals of Cobble Hill Holdings (CHH), South Island Aggregates (SIA) and South Island Resource Management (SIRM) finding that the ...Read on...

South Island Aggregates (SIA)
Posted on: October 13, 2016

Province Issues Pollution Prevention Order to Cobble Hill Holdings

Ministry of Environment Regional Operations
Authorizations - SouthMailing Location/Address
2080 Labieux RdNanaimo, B.C. V9T 6J9
Telephone: 250 751-3100http://www.gov.bc.ca

Date: October 12, 2016 File: 108608
Cobble Hill Holdings Ltd. (BC07545...Read on...

South Island Aggregates (SIA)
Posted on: June 22, 2016

BC Court of Appeal Dismisses CVRD’s Application to Discharge or Vary Stay Order

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BC Court of Appeal Dismisses CVRD’s Application to Discharge or Vary Stay Order

Duncan, BC – The BC Court of Appeal dismissed the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) application to discharge or vary the order of Madam Justice Kirk...Read on...

South Island Aggregates (SIA)
Posted on: June 22, 2016

BC Court of Appeal In Chambers Grants a Limited Stay to Permit South Island Resource Management to C

April 15, 2016
BC Court of Appeal In Chambers Grants a Limited Stay to Permit South Island Resource Management to Complete Contracts for the Landfilling of Contaminated Soil in Shawnigan Lake

Duncan, BC – On April 15, 2016, Madam Justice Kirkpatrick o...Read on...

South Island Aggregates (SIA)
Posted on: June 22, 2016

CVRD Seeks to Vary the Order of BC Court of Appeal Granting a Limited Stay to Permit South Island Re

April 27, 2016
CVRD Seeks to Vary the Order of BC Court of Appeal Granting a Limited Stay to Permit South Island Resource Management to Complete Contracts for the Landfilling of Contaminated Soil in Shawnigan Lake

Duncan, BC – On April 27, 2016 the Co...Read on...

South Island Aggregates (SIA)

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Mesachie Lake Sewer Capital Upgrades and South Shore Sewer Project

The CVRD recently received a $1.23 million grant to upgrade the Mesachie Lake sewer system. To learn more about the Mesachie Lake Upgrade Project continue reading here...

Additional Info... Utilities

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Arbutus Mountain Estates

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31.

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Utility: Bald Mountain

Posted on: June 27, 2017

Watering Restrictions - Stage 2

Watering restrictions - Stage two effective June 27, 2017

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Utility: Burnum

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Carlton

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Cherry Point Estates

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Dogwood Ridge

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Stage 1 - Water Use Restrictions Ad - all logos

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Douglas Hill

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Stage 1 - Water Use Restrictions Ad - all logos

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Fern Ridge

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Stage 1 - Water Use Restrictions Ad - all logos

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Honeymoon Bay

Posted on: July 24, 2017

Watering Restrictions - Stage 3

Watering Restrictions - Stage three in effect commencing July 24

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Utility: Kerry Village

Posted on: July 26, 2017

Leak Investigation Update

Since July 16, a considerable amount of time has been spent to determine the cause of the drastic increase in water demand experienced over the weekend of July 14-16. During these three days water demand doubled alerting Operations staff of a possible lea...

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Utility: Lambourn Estates
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Watering Restrictions - Stage 3

Watering Restrictions - Stage three is effective (temporarily) July 17, 2017. A notice of the temporary stage three restrictions was hand delivered to all homes affected. 

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Utility: Lambourn Estates

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Mesachie Lake Sewer System Grant and Capital Upgrades

Learn more about the $1.23 grant funding and the Mesachie Lake Sewer Upgrade Project here

Additional Info... Utility: Mesachie Lake
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Mesachie Lake

Posted on: June 6, 2017

Watermain Upgrade, South Oyster School Road

Work will soon start on the 2017 watermain upgrade project that will replace the watermain on South Oyster School Road from Bazan Road to Seavista Road. The work will consist of replacing all service connections to the property line of individual water co...

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Utility: Saltair
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage two in effect July 10, 2017

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Utility: Saltair

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Satellite Park

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Shawnigan Lake North

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage two in effect July 10, 2017

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Utility: Shellwood

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions - Stage one in effect May 1 - October 31

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Utility: Youbou