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  1. Schnitzer Fire and Drinking Water Quality Test Results Update

    Island Health’s Medical Health Officers and Environmental Health team have determined the chemical results are safely within the maximum allowable concentrations set in the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. Additional Info...
  2. UPDATE: Fire at Schnitzer Steel to burn for several days; air, water quality tests ongoing

    The fire that began in an industrial yard yesterday morning just south of the Nanaimo Airport is now under control, but fire suppression efforts are anticipated to last several days given the nature of fueling materials. Additional Info...
  3. UPDATE: Spread of fire in North Oyster contained, groundwater contamination remains a threat

    Fire crews are presently gaining control of the fire that is being fueled by contaminated material, and the threat of fire exposure to adjacent properties and structures is lessening. Additional Info...
  1. Emergency response in progress for industrial fire near corner of TCH and Cedar Road

    Fire departments from communities across the Cowichan Valley and the Regional District of Nanaimo are battling a blaze at an industrial site just south of the Nanaimo Airport. Additional Info...
  2. Cowichan COVID-19 business survey results show modest economic improvements

    In response to the unparalleled economic impacts of COVID-19, the CVRD and community partners have compiled the results of a second survey to assess the changing effects of the pandemic on the local business community. Additional Info...
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