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Restrictions for water systems across the region have been downgraded to Stage 1, as the provincial drought level for Eastern Vancouver Island was lowered to Level 2. Two CVRD water systems (Woodley Range and Shellwood) remain on Stage 3 restrictions.
The funding comes from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Green Infrastructure Stream, and represents approximately 70% of the total estimated $5 million cost of the water filtration project.
Economic Development Cowichan has once again partnered with the Synergy Foundation and Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce to host a a free virtual workshop on Tuesday, September 21.
The CVRD’s Regional Emergency Operations Centre (REOC) is lifting the State of Local Emergency for the Mt. Hayes wildfire and rescinding the joint Evacuation Alert for 20 residential properties in the surrounding area.
On Monday, BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) continued its efforts to expand the containment area around the Mt. Hayes wildfire.
The status of the wildfire is classified as “Being Held” and there are no changes this evening to the ongoing Evacuation Ale...
The status of the Mt. Hayes wildfires continues to be classified as “Being Held” on Monday with no change at this time to the Evacuation Alerts.
These ongoing Evacuation Alerts are for Takala Road, Ivey Road and David Road, as well as t...
BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is updating the status of the Mt. Hayes wildfire to ‘Being Held’ after further progress was achieved on Sunday.
The BC Wildfire Service’s (BCWS) objective on Sunday is to establish a control line around the perimeter of the Mt. Hayes wildfire.
The Mt. Hayes wildfire surpassed the 48 hour mark on Saturday with ongoing efforts by fire crews focused on containing the area and preventing against any further spread.
BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) used heavy machinery to establish fireguards aro...
The Mt. Hayes wildfire experienced no significant growth overnight Friday
As of Friday night, the Mt Hayes wildfire continues to be contained by the BC Wildfire Service with no substantial growth reported throughout the day. Quieter and changing wind patterns are expected overnight and area residents may anticipate seeing incre...
Mt. Hayes wildfire is holding at 70 hectares as BC Wildfire Service crews continue responding to the ongoing situation on the ground.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has issued an Evacuation Order for the Bush Creek Fish Hatchery due to the Mt. Hayes wildfire.
A joint Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Cowichan Valley Regional District and the Regional District of Nanaimo at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).
BC Wildfire Service continues to focus its attention on a highly visible wildfire burning on the southeast slope of Mt. Hayes that has grown to 70 hectares overnight.
A State of Local Emergency has been declared in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. This applies to Electoral Area 'H' and a small north portion of Area 'G' due to the wildfire burning on the west slope of Mount Hayes, west of the town of Ladysmith
DUNCAN, BC – The BC Wildfire Service has updated the status of the Copper Canyon wildfireto ‘under control,’ and the State of Local Emergency (SOLE) and evacuation alert have bothbeen rescinded.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has declared a state of local emergency for the region, as widespread flooding forces resident evacuations and cuts off key transportation corridors.
Effective August 25, 2021 Masks are required when visiting our facility.
Residents of Shellwood Water System may have noticed water hauling trucks going up to the water reservoir over the past couple weeks. Water hauling has been required to supplement the well supply to maintain adequate storage for fire protection....