Water

Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle, micro-irrigation or drip-irrigation systems. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Comox Valley Water System initiating Stage 3 restrictions

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 3 water restrictions…

Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle, micro-irrigation or drip-irrigation systems. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Cumberland has followed the regional district and moved to the second stage of water restrictions. File photo

Cumberland follows Comox Valley region with watering restrictions

With little rain expected, village moves to second stage Aug. 3 as precaution

Cumberland has followed the regional district and moved to the second stage of water restrictions. File photo
The weir at Cowichan Lake will be used to reduce the flow of water from Cowichan Lake into the Cowichan River due to drought conditions. (Citizen file)

Catalyst reducing water flow into Cowichan River due to drought

Catalyst confirms cubic metres per second going down to 5.5 by Friday

The weir at Cowichan Lake will be used to reduce the flow of water from Cowichan Lake into the Cowichan River due to drought conditions. (Citizen file)
A look at the first stage of the treatment process - where binding of solids and particles in the raw water happens before the water moves to filtration. Photo, CVRD

Water to flow soon from new Comox Valley treatment plant

“We are at our last major hurdle before achieving this critical goal.”

A look at the first stage of the treatment process - where binding of solids and particles in the raw water happens before the water moves to filtration. Photo, CVRD
The Comox Valley Marine Rescue Society supports the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Marine Rescue preaches safety on the water

Safe Boating Awareness Week runs from May 22-28

The Comox Valley Marine Rescue Society supports the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue. Photo supplied
The inaugural board meeting for the last UBID board was held online May 6. Screenshot, Zoom meeting

Union Bay board says no to ‘No’ side committee addition

Community is preparing to move its services to regional district for July

The inaugural board meeting for the last UBID board was held online May 6. Screenshot, Zoom meeting
The midnight sun shines over the ice-covered waters near Resolute Bay at 1:30 am as seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent Saturday, July 12, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canada has 20% of the world’s freshwater reserves — this is how to protect it

Researchers suggest the need for a Canada Water Agency dedicated to water management across the country

  • May 1, 2021
The midnight sun shines over the ice-covered waters near Resolute Bay at 1:30 am as seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent Saturday, July 12, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Union Bay Improvement District is holding its AGM April 29 as it looks to hand over services to the regional district. Record file photo

Union Bay board hikes water rates due to operating costs

Board also planning for AGM, transition to regional district service

The Union Bay Improvement District is holding its AGM April 29 as it looks to hand over services to the regional district. Record file photo
Water from Comox Lake that supplies the Comox Valley water system is delivered to approximately 45,000 residents. File photo

Comox Youth Climate Council hosting World Water Day event

The newly formed Comox Youth Climate Council (CYCC) is hosting an online…

Water from Comox Lake that supplies the Comox Valley water system is delivered to approximately 45,000 residents. File photo
The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)

Conservation inspects more than 600 B.C. stores for invasive mussels

Since found to be sold in Washington, two B.C. residents find invasive mussels within product

The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)
Cumberland will be looking to a parcel tax to cover debt for its new water system. File photo

Cumberland plans for parcel tax to cover water debt

Parcel tax review panel would take place March 22, if necessary

Cumberland will be looking to a parcel tax to cover debt for its new water system. File photo
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Former Gov. Snyder, Nick Lyon, former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Michigan plans to charge ex-governor in Flint lead-contaminated water scandal

Flint water scandal devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Former Gov. Snyder, Nick Lyon, former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Comox Lake is the drinking water source for much of the Comox Valley. File photo

WATER WISE: Healthy watersheds should be a priority for all political parties

Do you know where your party of choice stands on the subject of clean water?

  • Oct 18, 2020
Comox Lake is the drinking water source for much of the Comox Valley. File photo
Water well drilling to disrupt Oyster River Nature Park users

Water well drilling to disrupt Oyster River Nature Park users

Project will increase capacity for Black Creek/Oyster Bay Water System

  • Aug 24, 2020
Water well drilling to disrupt Oyster River Nature Park users
The regional district is moving to Stage 3 watering restrictions in September. File photo

Comox Valley moving to Stage 3 water restrictions

The move is timed to coincide with upcoming BC Hydro maintenance

The regional district is moving to Stage 3 watering restrictions in September. File photo
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B.C. paramedics urge caution as summer drowning incidents on the rise in 2020

On average, 67 per cent of B.C.’s water-related deaths occur during June, July and August

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Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

With 18 drowning deaths in B.C this year, advocates urge caution during summer

The age group with the highest risk of drowning are young adults, mostly males between 20-34 according to Lifesaving Society

Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
Water restrictions are going to Stage 2 for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley going to next phase of water restrictions

Forecast for water supply projections through September is well below normal

Water restrictions are going to Stage 2 for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
This is the fourth consecutive year where the February to March period has had well below normal precipitation. Black Press file photo

BC Hydro water supply forecast showing 78 per cent of normal for Comox Valley

This is the fourth year where the February to March period has had well below normal precipitation.

This is the fourth consecutive year where the February to March period has had well below normal precipitation. Black Press file photo