The Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) electoral area directors Rod Nichol

Lafarge donates land to CVRD Parks

Land along Comox Roadintended to extend the existing Dyke Road park

  • Aug. 2, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Lafarge Canada has donated land along Comox Road to the Comox Valley Regional District, which is intended to extend the existing Dyke Road park along the waterfront.

“We are very appreciative of this generous donation as this connects with our long-term plan of developing the Dyke Road greenway as part of the regional district’s parks and greenways strategic plan,” said Rod Nichol, CVRD director for Lazo North (Area ‘B’).

“Not only does this natural space establish a connection to other parks and greenways, it contributes to recreation opportunities and wildlife habitat along the beautiful estuary,” said CVRD board chair, Bruce Jolliffe.

The property, which contained an old cement silo, was officially donated in July of this year. There was no cost to the regional district, apart from obtaining the licence of occupation and the responsibility of taking over the waterfront lot infrastructure.

“Lafarge recognizes the value and significance of this former silo land both from an environmental conservation standpoint and one of giving back to the community,” said Don Renwick, Lafarge general manager.  “We are excited to donate this land to the CVRD for their use and conservation as it aligns with our core values as a company, to protect the environment and build better communities in which we work.”

In addition, the CVRD has also acquired 1.6 hectares of waterfront property under tenure from the Province to be developed for recreational use. More information about CVRD’s parks and trails can be found at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/parksandtrails .

 

Just Posted

Town of Comox seeks new administrative officer

CAO Richard Kanigan departs municipality; Comox ‘on a new direction for management’

Comox Valley Glacier Kings comeback short against Panthers

Team plays a close one against Oceanside the following night in VIJHL action

Edie Daponte brings the music of Piaf to Courtenay

Celebrated Vancouver Island jazz singer Edie Daponte is bringing her sell-out Piaf… Continue reading

Comox art gallery features multi-generational paint show

Mother and daughter provide the creations for next Pearl Ellis Gallery exhibit

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates for the North Island-Powell River riding

In an effort to inform the North Island-Powell River riding constituents, we… Continue reading

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Island campground on the chopping block as ALC deadline looms

Owners fighting to continue facility’s operation, with a huge outpouring of support

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

B.C. communities urged to improve access for disabled people

One in four B.C. residents has disability, most want to work

Sikh millworker lodges human rights complaint against Interfor, again

Mander Sohal, fired from Delta’s Acorn Mill, alleges discrimination based on religion and disability

UVic students killed in Bamfield bus crash were from Winnipeg, Iowa City

Authorities said the two victims were a man and a woman, both aged 18

Most Read