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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Supreme Court of British Columbia rules in favour of CVRD

The CVRD has received a Judgement in response to its petition to the Supreme Court of British Columbia for a statutory injunction to prevent the respondents from using their property on Shawnigan Lake Road for the operation of a commercial sawmill.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

New Development Handbook helps residents navigate development permitting process

The release of a user-friendly reference guide for development applications will allow residents of the Cowichan Valley Regional District to easily understand what to expect as they move through the application process.

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Road Maintenance

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is not responsible for the maintenance and snow plowing of roads.

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

New Meade Creek Recycling Centre in the Cowichan Valley now open to the public

The upgraded Meade Creek Recycling Centre is now open to the public, serving residents in Lake Cowichan, Youbou and western communities in the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Groundbreaking ceremony celebrates transit improvements for the Cowichan Valley

Construction will soon be underway for the new Cowichan Valley Transit Maintenance and Operations Facility at 5271 Boal Road in Duncan.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

New Flexible Plastic Packaging Materials Now Accepted at CVRD Recycling Centres

CVRD Recycling Centres will now accept a new stream of recycling labelled “Other Flexible Plastic Packaging”, which includes chip bags, snack bar wrappers, stand-up food pouches and many other types of flexible plastic packaging.

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Local Government Awareness Week

CVRD and Partner Municipalities Celebrate Local Government Awareness Week.

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

CVRD Launches Affordable Housing PlaceSpeak Topic

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) has launched a new PlaceSpeak topic aimed at spurring discussion around the issue of affordable housing in the Cowichan region.

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

CVRD Launches New Mass Notification System

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) has launched its new CivicReady Mass Notification System in conjunction with Emergency Preparedness Week.

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Averill Creek Bridge Closed Until Further Notice

The Cowichan Valley Regional District wishes to advise users of the Cowichan Valley Trail that starting Tuesday May 1st, Averill Creek Bridge will be closed until further notice.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

CVRD Proposes Financial Contribution Service for Affordable Housing

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) Board is considering a bylaw to provide an annual financial contribution to the Cowichan Housing Association to assist with costs related to affordable housing.

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Expanded bus service and new fares coming to the Cowichan Valley

Starting Monday, July 2, bus riders in the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System will benefit from improved service thanks to the addition of 1,500 new service hours to the transit system….

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

CVRD Breaks Ground for North Oyster Fire Station Upgrades

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) has officially broken ground to signal the start of upgrades to the North Oyster fire department.

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

CVRD Board Members Attend AVICC Annual General Meeting in Victoria

Duncan, BC - A number of Directors from the CVRD Board attended the annual Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities Association (AVICC) convention from April 13 to 15 in Victoria.The convention brings together elected officials from municip...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Federal Grants awarded to CVRD

The CVRD has been successful in obtaining two significant grants to assist with enhancing wastewater infrastructure in Cobble Hill and Mill Bay and a grant to assist Ditidaht First Nation with maintaining a reliable power supply.

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

New Rebates Available for Replacing Old Woodstoves

New Rebates Available for Replacing Old WoodstovesDuncan, BC – Have you considered replacing your old woodstove with a cleaner, more efficient home heating appliance? The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) now offers rebates of up to $600 ...

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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)

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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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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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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
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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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

Construction Works, Chemainus Road (Olsen Road to Reed Road)

This watermain upgrade is part of the 2018 watermain upgrade program.  Please be advised that during the construction period, traffic disruptions may occur but will be very limited in duration. Every effort will be made to keep local disruptions ...

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Utility: Saltair

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