Comox Valley Regional District

A shipbreaking operation has become a contentious issue in Union Bay. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District approves shipbreaking resolutions

Area A director hopes a regulatory framework will address concerns

A shipbreaking operation has become a contentious issue in Union Bay. File photo
The CVRD board of directors. Photo by Kim Stallknecht

Comox Valley Regional District board supports Bill C-216

The Comox Valley Regional District board has agreed to write to the…

The CVRD board of directors. Photo by Kim Stallknecht
The Comox Valley Regional District’s Wood Smoke Reduction Program granted 28 rebates last year. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District to increase wood smoke reduction rebates

The Comox Valley Regional District’s Wood Smoke Reduction Program granted 28 rebates…

The Comox Valley Regional District’s Wood Smoke Reduction Program granted 28 rebates last year. File photo
File photo of retired vessels parked in Baynes Sound at Union Bay, south of Courtenay.

Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound strongly oppose shipbreaking

The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound (CCOBS) are strongly opposed to shipbreaking…

File photo of retired vessels parked in Baynes Sound at Union Bay, south of Courtenay.
File photo from Seal Bay Park.

Running event returns to Seal Bay in Comox Valley

A trail running event in Seal Bay is set to return Sunday,…

File photo from Seal Bay Park.
The Comox Valley Regional District is inviting adults to fill out a survey about ice activities. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District launches ice sports survey

The Comox Valley Regional District is inviting adults to fill out a…

The Comox Valley Regional District is inviting adults to fill out a survey about ice activities. File photo
Deep Water Recovery Ltd. owns a ship-breaking company in Union Bay. File photo

Global coalition calls for halt to shipbreaking in Union Bay

A global coalition that advocates for clean and safe ship recycling has…

Deep Water Recovery Ltd. owns a ship-breaking company in Union Bay. File photo
File photo of Seal Bay Park

Comox Valley Regional District invites people to enjoy parks

The Comox Valley Regional District is excited to announce opportunities for residents…

File photo of Seal Bay Park
The CVRD board of directors. Photo by Kim Stallknecht

Comox Valley Search and Rescue looks to purchase facility

Comox Valley Search and Rescue is appealing to the regional district for…

The CVRD board of directors. Photo by Kim Stallknecht
The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound included this photo of two ships parked in Union Bay in a presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee. The photo shows the shipbreaking occurring on the water, which CCOBS said violates the Ministry of Forests (FLNR) foreshore lease. Photo supplied

Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound want answers about shipbreaking

A group dubbed Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound (CCOBS) is pressing the…

The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound included this photo of two ships parked in Union Bay in a presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee. The photo shows the shipbreaking occurring on the water, which CCOBS said violates the Ministry of Forests (FLNR) foreshore lease. Photo supplied
Comox Valley Search and Rescue members conducted simultaneous searches Jan. 1-2 in Strathcona Park. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Search and Rescue conducts simultaneous searches

After a record number of operations last year, Comox Valley Search and…

Comox Valley Search and Rescue members conducted simultaneous searches Jan. 1-2 in Strathcona Park. Photo supplied
An Extreme Weather Warming Centre originally opened at the CVRD Civic Room before switching to Salvation Army Cornerstone and then to the Salvation Army Church. File photo

Comox Valley Emergency Program thanks community for support

Warming Centre hosted 370 visitors from Dec. 26 until Jan. 12

An Extreme Weather Warming Centre originally opened at the CVRD Civic Room before switching to Salvation Army Cornerstone and then to the Salvation Army Church. File photo
Senior governments are contributing money to a water treatment project on Denman Island. File photo

Senior governments fund Denman Island water treatment project

Senior governments are contributing money to a water treatment project that will…

Senior governments are contributing money to a water treatment project on Denman Island. File photo
This week’s Duchess of Dirt column reveals how the poinsettia became accepted as the official Christmas flower. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Poinsettia – symbol of the holidays

Have you ever wondered how the poinsettia came to be known as…

This week’s Duchess of Dirt column reveals how the poinsettia became accepted as the official Christmas flower. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Deep Water Recovery Ltd., a ship-breaking company located in Union Bay, has been the topic of concern for residents and K’ómoks First Nation alike. Photo by Terry Farrell

K’ómoks First Nation responds to ship-breaking activity in unceded territory

KFN calls Union Bay ship-breaking business ‘an environmental disaster waiting to happen’

  • Dec 16, 2021
Deep Water Recovery Ltd., a ship-breaking company located in Union Bay, has been the topic of concern for residents and K’ómoks First Nation alike. Photo by Terry Farrell
BC Parks staff announce the purchase of two properties, Monday at Hornby Island. Photo supplied

$11.2 million Hornby Island deal reached to expand Tribune Bay Provincial Park

Province will take over operations of neighbouring campsite, tie it to beach

BC Parks staff announce the purchase of two properties, Monday at Hornby Island. Photo supplied
The Beaufort Watershed Stewards Hydrological Health Report Card reveals potential issues with watershed health. File photo

Study reveals potential issues with watershed health in Fanny Bay

A retired forester presented the CVRD board with some key findings from…

The Beaufort Watershed Stewards Hydrological Health Report Card reveals potential issues with watershed health. File photo
Jennifer Nelson will join the CVRD as the new chief financial officer in January. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Regional District announces new CFO

The Comox Valley Regional District is excited to announce Jennifer Nelson will…

  • Dec 8, 2021
Jennifer Nelson will join the CVRD as the new chief financial officer in January. Photo supplied
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New bylaw dispute system available in Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District launched a new Bylaw Dispute Adjudication System…

  • Dec 1, 2021
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A public notice posted around Union Bay explains concerns about a ship-breaking business. Photo supplied

Ship-breaking generates complaints from Union Bay

A public notice says ship-breaking activities that contravene regional district bylaws are…

A public notice posted around Union Bay explains concerns about a ship-breaking business. Photo supplied