Cumberland

The award-winning design honouring Cumberland Fire Rescue has been one of the ways the Cumberland Events Society has marked its usual May long weekend celebrations. It is also crowning a new May Queen this year. Photo supplied

Cumberland to crown new May Queen — finally

May long weekend organizers also honour fire department’s history

 

The development permit application for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave has now been approved by council. Record file photo

Cumberland approves secondary home permit second time around

Mayor Leslie Baird said the applicant’s additional drawings provided more info for her

 

The site of the King George Hotel in Cumberland. Photo by Mike Chouinard

VIU students research Cumberland’s past, future

Specific practicum topics were King George Hotel’s significance, densification incentives

 

Cumberland is considering its future boat launch options. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland looks at new boat launch project options

Council has a provincial grant for work on the boat launch docks

Cumberland is considering its future boat launch options. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird takes part in a parade a few years ago. She wants the community to start thinking about its 125th anniversary. Record file photo

Mayor Baird wants Cumberland to start planning anniversary

Village will form a select committee to consider ideas for two funding programs

Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird takes part in a parade a few years ago. She wants the community to start thinking about its 125th anniversary. Record file photo
The Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is hosting online bingo nights starting Wednesday, April 28. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Cumberland Community Schools Society hosting online bingo nights

Under the B… bingo! Under the O… online. Cumberland Community Schools Society…

The Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is hosting online bingo nights starting Wednesday, April 28. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Cumberland is finalizing its tax rate bylaw for the year, which will see a 4.93 per cent increase. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland moving ahead on 4.93 tax hike

Residential rates’ hike was less than projected during planning stages

Cumberland is finalizing its tax rate bylaw for the year, which will see a 4.93 per cent increase. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A rendering shows an “mini urban bazaar” for very small businesses proposed in Cumberland. Image, Cumberland staff report

Cumberland considers microbusiness hub downtown

Applicant will have to host online or outdoor meeting for public input

A rendering shows an “mini urban bazaar” for very small businesses proposed in Cumberland. Image, Cumberland staff report
Join the Cumberland Community Forest Society for the Cumberland Earth Week Festival, April 19-25. Photo supplied

Cumberland celebrates Earth Week with seven days of activities

Join the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) and friends from across the…

Join the Cumberland Community Forest Society for the Cumberland Earth Week Festival, April 19-25. Photo supplied
Cumberland is surrounded by trees — and logging. Its council is supporting a call to stop old-growth logging in vulnerable areas of the province such as Fairy Creek. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland backs request to save B.C.’s old-growth forests

The Comox Youth Climate Council is asking local governments to take stand

Cumberland is surrounded by trees — and logging. Its council is supporting a call to stop old-growth logging in vulnerable areas of the province such as Fairy Creek. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Most categories of crime held steady from year to year in Cumberland. File photo

Cumberland crime numbers hold steady year to year

A few categories had notable changes but many were similar to 2019

Most categories of crime held steady from year to year in Cumberland. File photo
The development permit application is for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Privacy, heritage reasons for secondary house denial in Cumberland

Majority of council wants to see something more in line with Camp Road’s character

The development permit application is for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Local governments such as Cumberland’s are calling for Ottawa to treat opioids as a public health crisis. (Black Press file photo)

Cumberland councillor motivated by family member’s drug death

Council supports resolution for Ottawa to treat narcotics as public health emergency

Local governments such as Cumberland’s are calling for Ottawa to treat opioids as a public health crisis. (Black Press file photo)
The Village of Cumberland is applying for a UBCM grant to help streamline development application processes. Black Press file photo

Cumberland looks to streamline development

“This looks like the best thing we’ve ever applied for.”

The Village of Cumberland is applying for a UBCM grant to help streamline development application processes. Black Press file photo
The visitor centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Tourism group marks new relationship with Comox Valley

“We believe in the regional model for the Comox Valley … everybody should be working together.”

The visitor centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré have been working with Cumberland council about a Green New Deal. Record file photo

Cumberland looks to move Green New Deal forward

Council members worked with two youth on resolutions for community’s future

Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré have been working with Cumberland council about a Green New Deal. Record file photo
Cumberland is in the midst of a large project to upgrade its wastewater treatment lagoon. Image, Clear Facts — Wastewater Treatment & Environment video

Cumberland chooses new wastewater plant contractors

Many of the design details to be settled over next three months

Cumberland is in the midst of a large project to upgrade its wastewater treatment lagoon. Image, Clear Facts — Wastewater Treatment & Environment video
Arcana Dea performs at the opening ceremonies of the Woodstove Film Festival. Photo supplied.

Cumberland’s Woodstove Film Festival an online festival experience

Did you miss the Woodstove Fest in 2020? Cumberland Culture & Arts…

Arcana Dea performs at the opening ceremonies of the Woodstove Film Festival. Photo supplied.
An image from a video of the Cumberland wetlands. Screenshot, Peta Murray video

Cumberland wetlands proponent raises questions about Coal Valley development

Steve Morgan makes own maps to better illustrate waterflows and other site issues

An image from a video of the Cumberland wetlands. Screenshot, Peta Murray video
Council held an outdoor village hall meeting at the No. 6 Mine Memorial Park in July 2020. The village is now undertaking some restoration work at the park starting this spring. Some areas will be temporarily closed. Record file photo

Parts of Cumberland’s mine park closed for tree work

Forest restoration work to run through spring and fall

Council held an outdoor village hall meeting at the No. 6 Mine Memorial Park in July 2020. The village is now undertaking some restoration work at the park starting this spring. Some areas will be temporarily closed. Record file photo