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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Development Services Front Counter Service Hours Have Changed

Front counter services are available on a first-come, first-service basis. Expect delays.
Meeting reservations are available during front counter services hours for in-person meetings 30 minutes max up to 2 weeks in advance.

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Cowichan Valley Regional District adopts five-year financial plan

Following extensive debate and deliberation, the Cowichan Valley Regional District Board of Directors has approved the 2019 – 2023 Financial Plan Bylaw.

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

CVRD joins the Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative

Communities across Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast will benefit from an initiative launched today to change how local governments purchase goods and services as part of the worldwide movement of social procurement.

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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: 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.

This initiative is part of...

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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: 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: March 26, 2019

Spring hours at CVRD Recycling Centres

Spring hours will be in effect April 1st at Peerless Road and Meade Creek Recycling Centres.

Peerless Road Recycling Centre

10830 Westdowne Road, LadysmithWednesday through Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM

Meade Creek Recycling Centre8855 Youbou Road, Lake Cowic...

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Garbage & Recycling
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Do you know the backyard burning rules?

Open burning is restricted in the Cowichan region to protect human health by reducing air pollution. For all lands in Electoral Areas (excluding Areas F, H, I and Thetis Island):

  • Open burning is only permitted from March 15 to April 15
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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: February 19, 2019

ISC Spring Programs

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HERE Recreation: Island Savings Centre

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Commission Annual General Meeting

If so, the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Commission is looking for enthusiastic new members. Join us at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday March 28th. Elections will be held for interested persons wishing to serve a one year term from April 1, 2019 ...

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Recreation: South Cowichan Recreation

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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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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
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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...

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...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Water Systems Flushing Notice

Residents may experience some air in the lines and discolouration of the water supply during these operations. Should this occur, running a cold water tap for a short period will help to restore the water quality to normal. We realize this maintenance act...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Water Systems Flushing Notice

Residents may experience some air in the lines and discolouration of the water supply during these operations. Should this occur, running a cold water tap for a short period will help to restore the water quality to normal. We realize this maintenance act...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Jim’s Crescent Proposed Sewer Expansion

On February 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., a public meeting will be held at Bench School to discuss the potential of expanding the Cowichan Bay Sewer System and provide service to the residents of the Jim’s Crescent subdivision. Please find the evening&...

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Additional Info... Utility: Cowichan Bay

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Water Systems Flushing Notice

Residents may experience some air in the lines and discolouration of the water supply during these operations. Should this occur, running a cold water tap for a short period will help to restore the water quality to normal. We realize this maintenance act...

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Additional Info... Utility: Fern Ridge

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Water Systems Flushing Notice

Residents may experience some air in the lines and discolouration of the water supply during these operations. Should this occur, running a cold water tap for a short period will help to restore the water quality to normal. We realize this maintenance act...

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Additional Info... Utility: Kerry Village

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Mark Your Calendars, Public Meeting, Monday April 8, 7:00 pm

This will be an important meeting for customers to learn more about critical upgrades needed to the water system and provide input to your Area Director, Lynne Smith, and CVRD staff on decisions facing the community.  

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Additional Info... Utility: Saltair

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Water Systems Flushing Notice

Residents may experience some air in the lines and discolouration of the water supply during these operations.  Should this occur, running a cold water tap for a short period will help to restore the water quality to normal. We realize this maint...

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Additional Info... Utility: Shawnigan Lake North

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