Comox Valley News Blog

Welcome to our Blog! Here we will include various local news, recreational information, and posts about upcoming events in the Comox Valley! Have an event or news story you think we should publish? Please reach out at info@comoxvalleyguide.com and let us know!

New Dog Park Coming to Comox in 2021

New Dog Park Coming to Comox in 2021

For Comox Residents looking to take their dogs to a fenced in off-leash dog park, in the next few months they will no longer need to drive out to Cumberland. Back in January of 2019 Comox council approved a public consultation process to investigate the feasibility...

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Family Day 2021 Video

Family Day 2021 Video

A Snowy Family Day Weekend in the Comox Valley We hope everyone had a fantastic and very snowy Family Day weekend, 2021! Despite Provincial restrictions as a result of the Pandemic we hope everyone managed to find some enjoyment during this family day weekend. For...

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Do NOT touch Dangerous Marine Markers

Do NOT touch Dangerous Marine Markers

After two marine location markers were found on a Victoria beach earlier this month the military is warning not to handle them. These markers can pose significant danger, when touched they do have the potential to reignite. If you encounter one of these you are urged...

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Aquatic Centre Upgrades During Closure

Aquatic Centre Upgrades During Closure

CVRD Recreation Commission Supports Aquatic Centre Upgrades During Closure On February 9, 2021 the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Recreation Commission endorsed an ambitious plan to utilize the COVID-19 closure period at the Aquatic Centre to complete needed...

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Family Day Activity Challenge

Family Day Activity Challenge

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) wants to know what you and/or your family are doing to be active this Family Day! The CVRD received a grant from the Province of BC to help get children and families outside enjoying our beautiful community. “We are thrilled...

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CVRD Adopts State of Reconciliation

CVRD Adopts State of Reconciliation

CVRD Adopts Statement of Reconciliation and Encourages Federal Government to Follow-through on UNDRIP Commitments At its first meeting of 2021, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Board of Directors have adopted a statement of reconciliation that will continue...

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CVRD & Active Transportation Plan

CVRD & Active Transportation Plan

CVRD undertaking Active Transportation Plan to help move, commute and connect region The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) with municipal partners and K'omoks First Nation, are undertaking a Regional Active Transportation Network Plan. The Plan will identify...

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CVRD launching 2021-2025 budget process

CVRD launching 2021-2025 budget process

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is launching their 2021-2025 financial planning process on Monday, January 25. Individual service budgets will start being presented to the respective CVRD committees and commissions for review and feedback for the next seven...

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Oyster River Nature Park Construction

Oyster River Nature Park Construction

Construction Begins in Oyster River Nature Park for New Water Production Well The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Strathcona Regional District (SRD) are alerting users of the Oyster River Nature Park to be prepared for disruptions to the trails for the next...

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CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in partnership with the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland and K’ómoks First Nation launched a survey today looking at poverty reduction within the region. In July 2020, the CVRD received $100,000 in...

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CVRD offering increased home-heating energy incentives

CVRD offering increased home-heating energy incentives

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has increased and expanded its rebate programs for select home-heating and energy-efficiency upgrades to support CleanBC Better Homes rebate programs. The Province’s CleanBC Program aims to reduce the environmental impacts of...

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Comox Valley Waste Management Closures for Holidays

Comox Valley Waste Management Closures for Holidays

Both the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre (CVWMC) and Campbell River Waste Management Centre (CRWMC) will be closing on all provincial statutory holidays, beginning in 2021. The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board made the decision for these facilities...

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CVRD Receives $723,000 Safe Restart Funds from Province

CVRD Receives $723,000 Safe Restart Funds from Province

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) receives funds to assist with community recovery and the Covid-19 pandemic response through the BC Safe Restart Grant Program. “We are thrilled to see grant funding being delivered to the community level,” explains CVRD Board...

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2021 Dog Licenses Now Available for CVRD

2021 Dog Licenses Now Available for CVRD

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months of age to be licensed every year within Electoral Area A – Baynes Sound (except Hornby and Denman), Electoral Area B – Lazo North and Electoral Area C – Puntledge and Black Creek. 2021 dog...

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Merville Fire Protection Service AAP Closes

On November 5, 2020 the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) began an Alternative Approval Process (AAP) for the loan authorization bylaw to help finance the construction and equipping of a new Greater Merville Fire Protection Service fire hall. The development of an...

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Comox Valley Water Treatment Project Achievements

Comox Valley Water Treatment Project Achievements

The Comox Valley Water Treatment Project is marking the end of 2020 with a celebration of successes ranging from the completion of key construction milestones to less visible – but critically important – achievements in safety, employment and environmental protection....

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Fireworks Permit for Halloween

In the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) permits are required prior to setting off fireworks for properties within Electoral Areas A, B or C  and are only allowed to be set off on property you own or with the owner’s permission. The sale of fireworks in the CVRD...

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Humpback Whales in the Comox Valley

Humpback Whales in the Comox Valley

Humpback Whales in the Comox Valley For the past few weeks there have been numerous whale sightings in waters along the Comox Valley. Most recently, Humpback whales have been spotted in larger numbers. Recently I was able to get out in the boat at Kitty Coleman and...

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COVID-19 In the Comox Valley

COVID-19 In the Comox Valley

By now everyone has heard of COVID-19, so this page is not here to explain what it is, but rather to provide some information on resources, business closures, and other important information specific to the Comox Valley and British Columbia. If you know if a valuable...

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Stotan Falls (3L Developments) Open House

Stotan Falls (3L Developments) Open House

Open House for Stotan Falls (3L Developments) by CVRD The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is hosting an open house on Thursday, September 6th for the public to learn more about the application by 3L Developments Inc. to amend the Comox Valley Regional Growth...

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Stotan Falls Open to Public

Stotan Falls Open to Public

Stotan Falls has Reopened to the Public! Many of us in the Comox Valley have long since enjoyed visiting Stotan falls for years. A few years back, landowners 3L Developments closed access to all. The later implemented toll booths and began charging daily...

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Comox Valley Regional District New Civic Center Office

Comox Valley Regional District New Civic Center Office

CVRD Board Approves Civic Centre Schematic Design & Financing Strategy The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Board on May 30, approved the Civic Centre – Regional Office Building Project schematic design and financing strategy. For several years the CVRD has...

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CVRD Indoor Recreation Open House

CVRD Indoor Recreation Open House

Public Invited to CVRD Indoor Recreation Facilities Master Plan Open House Join the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) on Thursday, June 15, 2017 to take part in a discussion on the draft Indoor Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The draft is based on feedback...

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Free Transit for Victoria Days!

Free Transit for Victoria Days!

For the upcoming long weekend BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering free transit service all day Monday, May 22. There will be a special run, "The Special #2" which will run hourly from 7:10 am till 5:pm all day between Courtenay and...

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