Comox Valley Regional District

The new Comox Valley Regional District office. Photo by Mike Chouinard

All Comox Valley Regional District incumbents face challenges for their seats in upcoming election

All three incumbent Comox Valley Regional District directors are running for re-election…

 

A closeup of the Miller Freeman. Photo supplied

CVRD pursues permanent injunction to stop shipbreaking in Union Bay

The Comox Valley Regional District is in the process of obtaining a…

 

More people on Denman and Hornby Islands will have high-speed internet as construction to lay subsea fibre optic cable nears completion. File photo

Denman, Hornby to benefit from stronger internet connections

Connected Coast project of subsea fibre optic cable arrives to Island communities

  • Aug 22, 2022

 

File photo of building site in Courtenay.

Vancouver Island contractors struggling with building permit backlog

Comox Valley officials, debate issue, point to concerns across the Island

File photo of building site in Courtenay.
The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30, to a good-sized crowd. Photo by Doug Waller

Saratoga Speedway proponents say majority are in favour of the facility

CVRD has voted to amend its noise bylaw to appease those adversely affected by the race track

The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30, to a good-sized crowd. Photo by Doug Waller
File photo of a race day event at Saratoga Speedway.

Bylaw changes pending to address auto racing noise concerns at Saratoga Speedway

Comox Valley Regional District to amend noise control bylaw

File photo of a race day event at Saratoga Speedway.
Supplied photo of the old Saratoga Speedway oval.

Black Creek neighbours escalate Saratoga Speedway noise complaints

‘You need to start protecting this community and the individuals in it’

Supplied photo of the old Saratoga Speedway oval.
Another season of racing has begun at Saratoga Speedway. File photo

Black Creek residents unhappy with Saratoga Speedway racetrack noise

Neighbouring couple says long weekend racing was four days of noise and pollution

Another season of racing has begun at Saratoga Speedway. File photo
The Comox Valley Regional District has conmmenced legal action against the shipbreaking company in Union Bay. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District sues to halt Union Bay shipbreaking operation

Regional officials say controversial Deep Water Recovery activities not permitted under bylaw

  • Apr 25, 2022
The Comox Valley Regional District has conmmenced legal action against the shipbreaking company in Union Bay. File photo
Edwin Grieve, Area C director of the CVRD, is all smiles as he stands next to the new Merville Fire Truck. He was also smiling at the April 12 board meeting when it was announced that a fire hall will be constructed at Mt. Washington. Photo supplied

Construction of Mount Washington’s first fire hall approved

Just seven petition received against ski resort project, three of them ruled ineligible

Edwin Grieve, Area C director of the CVRD, is all smiles as he stands next to the new Merville Fire Truck. He was also smiling at the April 12 board meeting when it was announced that a fire hall will be constructed at Mt. Washington. Photo supplied
Crash to Pass is a fan favourite at Saratoga Speedway. Douglas Waller photo

Owners of Black Creek racetrack withdraw rezoning application

The owners of Saratoga Speedway in Black Creek have withdrawn a rezoning…

Crash to Pass is a fan favourite at Saratoga Speedway. Douglas Waller photo
Saratoga Speedway owner Rob Leighton hopes to build a campground at the site in Black Creek. File photo

Saratoga Speedway campsite proposal will go to public hearing

Noise the key concern tied to plan for Black Creek race track development

Saratoga Speedway owner Rob Leighton hopes to build a campground at the site in Black Creek. File photo
Deep Water Recovery runs a shipbreaking operation in Union Bay. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District to consider injunction against Union Bay shipbreaking

Committee says controversial operation contravenes bylaws

Deep Water Recovery runs a shipbreaking operation in Union Bay. File photo
Deep Water Recovery Ltd. owns a ship-breaking company in Union Bay. File photo

Global coalition calls for halt to Vancouver Island shipbreaking operation

Belgium-based group joins lobby concerned about the demolition of old ships in Union Bay

Deep Water Recovery Ltd. owns a ship-breaking company in Union Bay. File photo
The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound included this photo of two ships parked in Union Bay in a presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee. The photo shows the shipbreaking occurring on the water, which CCOBS said violates the Ministry of Forests (FLNR) foreshore lease. Photo supplied

Neighbours call B.C. shipbreaking operation a ‘disaster waiting to happen’

A group dubbed Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound (CCOBS) is pressing the…

The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound included this photo of two ships parked in Union Bay in a presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee. The photo shows the shipbreaking occurring on the water, which CCOBS said violates the Ministry of Forests (FLNR) foreshore lease. Photo supplied
Deep Water Recovery Ltd., a ship-breaking company located in Union Bay, has been the topic of concern for residents and K’ómoks First Nation alike. Photo by Terry Farrell

K’ómoks First Nation calls ship-breaking ‘an environmental disaster waiting to happen’

KFN joins chorus of voices expressing concern about Union Bay ship-breaking business

  • Dec 16, 2021
Deep Water Recovery Ltd., a ship-breaking company located in Union Bay, has been the topic of concern for residents and K’ómoks First Nation alike. Photo by Terry Farrell
CVRD Area A director Daniel Arbour, left, pictured with members of the Denman and Hornby Internet Committee, the Connected Coast project and a rep from MP Gord Johns’ office. Photo supplied

Referendum paves way for high-speed internet on Hornby and Denman Islands

Preliminary results from Saturday’s referendum indicate the majority of Hornby and Denman…

CVRD Area A director Daniel Arbour, left, pictured with members of the Denman and Hornby Internet Committee, the Connected Coast project and a rep from MP Gord Johns’ office. Photo supplied
Construction of a fire hall at Mount Washington is expected to cost $2.49 million. File photo

Mount Washington poised to finally get a fire hall

Comox Valley Regional District directors commit money to fire protection at Island ski hill

Construction of a fire hall at Mount Washington is expected to cost $2.49 million. File photo
Fanny Bay residents conducted a neighbourhood meeting in 2020 to discuss problem properties owned by Amandio Santos. File photo supplied

Notorious Vancouver Island landlord pleads to numerous bylaw infractions at ‘problem’ properties

Penalties for Amandio Santos, River Dam Holdings include $35,000 in fines plus legal fees

Fanny Bay residents conducted a neighbourhood meeting in 2020 to discuss problem properties owned by Amandio Santos. File photo supplied
MARS volunteer John shows ambassador owl Otis to visitors. Photo supplied

Merville avian rescue shelter seeing spike in victims of rat poisoning ingestion

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society cautions against use of rodent poisons

MARS volunteer John shows ambassador owl Otis to visitors. Photo supplied