Off-leash dog park on hold in Comox

Comox council decided Wednesday to put the idea of an off-leash or leash-optional park on hold for now.

Although the idea isn’t quite going to the dogs, Comox council decided Wednesday to put the idea of an off-leash or leash-optional park on hold for now.

During the committee of the whole meeting, Coun. Tom Grant said despite the suggestion from some residents, there are many aspects to consider with a dedicated dog park.

“We have to think about maintenance and liability issues that you have to deal with,” he said and added a section of the Northeast Woods could potentially be transformed into a park if the Town obtains a lease or control of the area.

Coun. Barbara Price said she would like to see more public involvement around the discussion of an off-leash park, while Mayor Paul Ives noted there are options for those wanting to go to an off-leash site, which includes Goose Spit, Seal Bay and Cumberland.

“It’s not in our strategic plan, and it’s certainly not in our budget,” he explained. “There’s been some interest, but not a groundswell of support.”

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Named for a councillor who went above and beyond in his dedication to the Town of Comox, Coun. Hugh MacKinnon presented council with the Ray Crossley Youth Achievement Award terms of reference Wednesday.

The award is designed to honour any youth (25 or younger) who is a current or former resident of Comox, or has contributed significantly to the betterment of the town.

The awards will recognize youth who have made a significant contribution to the Comox Valley through a unique achievement or outstanding service in sport, recreation, arts, environment, multiculturalism, heath care, education, leadership and more.

The awards will be presented in December and June and the youth will be honoured in a brief ceremony prior to a regular council meeting, and receive a framed certificate and a Town pin.

“It’s a way to be proud of the youth in our community,” said MacKinnon.

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