Project Watershed updates Courtenay council on Airpark Lagoon Breach Project

Request made for $25K in funding

  • Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Terry Farrell

Record staff

Monday’s Courtenay council meeting started with a flag presentation from the Courtenay 100 committee to city council.

• John Watson from Comox Valley Economic Development Society and Paris Gaudet from Innovation Island offered a sneak peak at Emerging Technologies Panel Discussion.

•  Jennifer Sutherst and Wayne White of Project Watershed presented an update on the  Airpark Lagoon Breach Project, along with a request for $25,800 in funding  to help with the $280,000 cost of the project. The city financial support would go towards equipment rental , riprap, crushed rock and repaving of the site at conclusion of the construction. Approximately $140K of funding for the project is already in place, through various federal and provincial channels, with an application for another $106K in funding through BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. The Airpark Lagoon Breach project is a fish habitat enhancement plan, involving the breaching of the upper area of the lagoon by way of installing a culvert. Feasibility, biological and hydrological studies have already been completed. The project is now at Phase 3, which is the construction stage. Once all funding is in place, construction can begin. The tentative date for construction is the summer of 2015.

• A delegation from the SPCA was scheduled but due to illness that presentation has been postponed.


Just Posted

Local musicians inducted into Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Seven local musicians have earned their spot among some of the Comox… Continue reading

North Island Hospital Comox Valley looking for funds to open fourth operating room

One of the priorities of the Comox Valley Hospital is to significantly… Continue reading

Increased accessibility an uphill battle for former Courtenay resident

Brian George wheeled himself up Ryan Road as part of his Halifax Oddesy Tour

Is your Foodsafe certification still valid?

According to B.C. Ministry of Health, approximately 800,000 B.C. Foodsafe Level 1… Continue reading

A look at B.C. wildfire smoke from space

NASA provides a timelapse of smoke covering B.C. from space

Court hearing on Humboldt Broncos fundraising to test Saskatchewan law

The money has yet to be distributed because Saskatchewan has legislation known as the Informal Public Appeals Act

Fredericton police release scene of shooting spree, but ‘damage’ remains

Residents of a Fredericton apartment complex may not be able to return home just yet

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 23 people, injures 14

The bus hit another vehicle in an area known as dead man’s curve on Tuesday

Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her ‘that dog’

Manigault Newman continues promoting her White House tell-all and releasing secret audio recordings

UPDATE: Bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy killing at least 20

Five more people are injured and in serious condition

Man plows truck into Houses of Parliament in London

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kalamalka Lake in Vernon when the incident occured

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province calls for federal aid

More fires have burned in B.C. already this year than did in all of 2017

Most Read