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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Yos Pole Unveiled By Malahat Nation

Yos Pole Unveiled By Malahat Nation

 

Shawnigan Lake, BC – Over the last few months, master carvers Moy Sutherland Jr. from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and John Marston from Stz'uminus First Nation worked with Malahat Nation youth to creat...

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CVRD News
Posted on: October 12, 2017

2018 Draft Annual Budget

The 2018 Draft Annual Budget has been prepared by Cowichan Valley Regional District staff based on direction received by the Board. During October, November and December 2017 individual Committee and Commission meetings will take place where the budgets w...

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2018 Draft Annual Budget CVRD News
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Jon Lefebure Elected as Board Chair

Jon Lefebure Elected as Board Chair

 

Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) Board at its November 8 meeting elected Jon Lefebure to serve a fourth consecutive term as CVRD Board Chair and Cowichan Valley Regional Hospi...

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CVRD News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Curling Facility Review Project

Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Curling Facility Review Project

 

Lake Cowichan, BC – The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is conducting a review of the curling facility at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena (also called the Cowichan Rocks...

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Additional Info... CVRD News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Cowichan Valley Launches Neighbourhood Air Quality Sensors

Cowichan Valley Launches Neighbourhood Air Quality Sensors

 

Duncan, BC – The season of wood smoke in the Cowichan Valley has begun. Air quality can be poor during the fall and winter months because of fine particulate matter primarily fr...

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Additional Info... CVRD News
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Water Use Plan Development Underway for the Cowichan Watershed

Water Use Plan Development Underway for the Cowichan Watershed

 

Duncan, BC – Changes in the demand for water, including environmental flow needs, as well as changing climate and land use changes in the watershed over the past 50 years ar...

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CVRD News
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Help Plan the Future of Recreation in the Cowichan Region

Help Plan the Future of Recreation in the Cowichan Region

 

Duncan, BC - Recreation is a significant contributor to quality of life and provides numerous personal and community benefits. Residents across the Cowichan region enjoy a high quality of ...

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Additional Info... CVRD News
Posted on: October 12, 2017

CVRD Receives Provincial Recognition with Community Excellence Award

CVRD Receives Provincial Recognition with Community Excellence Award 

 

Duncan, BC – In January, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) and its member municipalities launched PlaceSpeak as their collective online community ...

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CVRD News
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Building Could Play a Starring Role in Attracting Film to the Cowichan Region

Building Could Play a Starring Role in Attracting Film to the Cowichan Region 

 

Duncan, BC - Film Cowichan hopes to attract major film activity to the region this year after acquiring access to a building that is tailor made for the film ...

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CVRD News
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Cowichan 2050 Planning For the Future

Cowichan 2050 Planning For the Future 

Duncan, BC - The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is changing. With a 4.5% population increase from 2011 to 2016 growth has been steady, particularly in places like Cowichan Bay, Ladysmith, and Lake C...

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CVRD News
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Climate change means big changes ahead

Big Changes Ahead - Climate changes will affect everything from the price of cauliflower to your favorite swimming hole

 

Duncan, BC – Do you remember the last three summers of drought? Well the projections are in and the number of days o...

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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: October 27, 2017

Active 4 Life - A Physical Literacy Summit

The Island Savings Centre will be hosting a Physical Literacy Summit on Nov 24 & 25. Registration is now open!

More Info Recreation: Island Savings Centre
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Island Saving Centre Schedule Update

There will be NO Everyone Welcome Skate Nov 22 6:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

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

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 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: November 2, 2017

Well Testing, Lily Park

Nov 2. The CVRD will be performing tests of the new production well, located at Lily Park, over the upcoming week. This work is being done as part of the groundwater licencing requirements from the province.

Utility: Honeymoon Bay

Posted on: September 12, 2017

Pilot Project for Iron and Manganese Treatment

Background on Iron and Manganese Treatment in Lambourn Water System

The source water for Lambourn water is from three groundwater wells. These wells have elevated levels of iron and manganese commonly found in well water in the Cowichan Valley.  T...

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Utility: Lambourn Estates

Posted on: October 30, 2017

Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Lifted

The CVRD would like to thank the community for your cooperation with the Stage 3 watering restrictions.   The Stage 3 restrictions were put in place to decrease the demand from the well when it was showing signs of reduced supply   &...

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Utility: Shellwood