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The Province of BC has restricted open burning for all high smoke sensitivity zones in the province, which includes the Cowichan Valley.
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.
The CVRD has closed a number of park facilities and installed signage at its park and trail entrances to reinforce public safety requirements.
The CVRD is requesting residents not engage in backyard burning and limit their use of woodstoves given the respiratory impact of COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The decision was made at a special Board meeting on March 13, and applies to all CVRD parks and facilities
The CVRD is working closely with its partners to fully understand the situation across the region and coordinate decision making
The CVRD and its member municipalities were one of 31 grant recipients, enabling further data collection to support affordable housing investment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is not responsible for the maintenance and snow plowing of roads.The City of Duncan, Town of Lake Cowichan, Town of Ladysmith and the District of North Cowichan are responsible for ...
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...
Update on Odour Issues in Cobble Hill
Update November 25, 2019:
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...