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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 17, 2020

Local government administrative offices closed until further notice

In an ongoing effort to maintain the health and safety of its employees and the public, the Cowichan Valley Regional District is closing its administrative offices at 175 Ingram Street.

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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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Posted on: March 23, 2020

March 23: CVRD Recycling Centres are extremely busy

Please consider holding off on your visit to a CVRD Recycling Centre until after the health crisis improves.

CVRD Recycling Centres are experiencing significant increases in customer volumes. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days. Customers s...

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Garbage & Recycling
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Credit and debit payment only

Beginning March 19, accepted payment at Bings Creek, Meade Creek and Peerless Recycling Centres will be by credit card  or debit card only.

Cash payment will not be accepted beginning March 19 until further notice.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Ongoing Operations at CVRD Recycling Centres

COVID-19 update March 17, 2020 CVRD Recycling Centres are currently open for business with regularly scheduled hours of operation; however, free stores at all facilities are closed until further notice.

Garbage and recycling pickup will continue as schedul...

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Cowichan Valley declares state of local emergency as intense localized flooding forces evacuations a

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has declared a state of local emergency for the region, as widespread flooding forces resident evacuations and cuts off key transportation corridors.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

CVRD Water System Flushing

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 flushing of Douglas Hill, Satellite Park and Cherry Point water systems. Residents may experience some air in the lines and discolouration of the water supply during these operations. Should this occur, running a cold w...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Construction at Galliers Road Disposal Field

Construction of the new disposal fields at Galliers Road has started and is expected to continue until the end of March 2020. The new fields will have a greater capacity for disposal of treated effluent, therefore some tree clearing will be necessary to p...

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