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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Recreation and performing arts program cancellations extended

CVRD recreation and community centre programming is cancelled until April 30, events at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre up to May 31 are postponed

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

CVRD Board amending procedure bylaw to enable Directors electronic participation in public meetings

At its regular meeting on April 8, the CVRD Board will consider "CVRD Bylaw No. 4321 – Regional Board Procedures Amendment Bylaw, 2020"

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

CVRD accepting building permit and development applications

While CVRD staff continue to process applications received prior to the service curtailments announced last month, new applications will also be accepted in a limited capacity beginning Monday, April 6.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Province restricts open burning across much of the Cowichan region

The Province of BC has restricted open burning for all high smoke sensitivity zones in the province, which includes the Cowichan Valley.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Recycling centres keep winter hours with visitor restrictions and limited service

Both Meade Creek and Peerless Recycling Centres will continue to operate from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Bings Creek will remain open daily from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

CVRD closes park facilities, parks and trails remain open with safety precautions

The CVRD has closed a number of park facilities and installed signage at its park and trail entrances to reinforce public safety requirements.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Residents asked to refrain from backyard burning during COVID-19 emergency

The CVRD is requesting residents not engage in backyard burning and limit their use of woodstoves given the respiratory impact of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Transit service levels in Cowichan unchanged, rear-door boarding on local routes

While local service will continue as regularly scheduled, BC Transit has implemented rear door boarding on local Cowichan Valley routes to enhance social distancing for drivers and passengers.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Further reduction of non-essential services as staffing levels reduced

In a continued effort to ensure safety of staff while delivering our essential services during the COVID-19 event, the CVRD is further curtailing its non-essential services.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CVRD closes recreation and community centres to reduce spread of COVID-19

The decision was made at a special Board meeting today, following an announcement from the Provincial Health Officer which reduced the maximum public gathering size to 50 people.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

CVRD waives cancellation policies for events, facility bookings and program registration

The decision was made at a special Board meeting on March 13, and applies to all CVRD parks and facilities

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Cowichan region working closely to coordinate COVID-19 preparedness and response

The CVRD is working closely with its partners to fully understand the situation across the region and coordinate decision making

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Province supports Cowichan region with $150,000 for housing needs report

The CVRD and its member municipalities were one of 31 grant recipients, enabling further data collection to support affordable housing investment.

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Posted on: February 2, 2020

Conditions across Cowichan region improve overnight, state of local emergency remains in effect

While the weather has improved and water levels continue to recede, the Cowichan Valley region remains in a state of local emergency and an evacuation order remains in effect.

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

UPDATE - Highway 1 reopened in both directions, power outages persist

The Trans-Canada Highway has re-opened north of Duncan for traffic in both directions, although a number of local roads remain closed and power outages continue to affect communities across the region.

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

UPDATE - Transportation corridors remain affected, water levels in some areas have stabilized

The state of local emergency in the Cowichan Valley continues this morning, but water flows in several of the key watersheds in the region appear to have stabilized.

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Health Information

Remember washing your hands is the best defense, and if you are sick stay home. For accurate information readily updated information on the Coronavirus, go to bccdc.ca or Island Health.

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Road Maintenance &/or Snow Plowing

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is not responsible for the maintenance and snow plowing of roads.The City of DuncanTown of Lake CowichanTown of Ladysmith and the District of North Cowichan are responsible for ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Extreme Weather Events

If your CVRD electoral area curbside collection is missed due to extreme weather, hang onto your material until the next scheduled collection day. Extra material may be placed at the curb alongside CVRD totes. Please ensure extra recyclable material is la...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Update on Odour Issues in Cobble Hill

Update on Odour Issues in Cobble Hill

Update November 25, 2019:

Composting

Fisher Road Recycling (FRR) is aware that some of the recent odour issues in Cobble Hill were reported to originate from FRRs composting operation. As part of its ongoing commitment t...

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