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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Painted Wood Waste Pilot Program

The CVRD has embarked on a six-month pilot project to divert painted wood waste from the landfill. Beginnning December 1 collection is available at Bings Creek Recycling Centre in North Cowichan with designated bin for residential customers.

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Posted on: November 26, 2021

Sandbags available, flood financial assistance

As the region moves into recovery from the November 14 to 16 flood event, Environment Canada is forecasting significant rainfall for coastal British Columbia in the coming days.

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Posted on: November 25, 2021

Flooding 2021 Response

With recent weather events, residents throughout the Cowichan Valley may have experienced flood impacts to their home and property. There are a range of supports available here.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

State of Local Emergency extended for Cowichan region, flood support efforts continue

A State of Local Emergency has been extended for the Cowichan Valley Regional District and some of its member communities, as flood support efforts continue in heavily impacted areas.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Grant funding and donations enable Mesachie Lake to continue community fire service

The community of Mesachie Lake now has a solid foundation for the future of its fire service, thanks to a $350,000 grant to retrofit its aging firehall and a number of donations for a replacement fire truck.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Recycling Centres unable to receive glass and foam packaging due to flood impacts

Starting Monday, November 22, Recycle BC has suspended the collection of all glass and foam packaging (white and coloured) from Recycle BC depots, which includes Bings Creek, Meade Creek and Peerless Road Recycling Centres.

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Flood response efforts continue across Cowichan, flood support centre opening today

An initial flood support centre will open Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19 in the Cowichan Tribes gymnasium at 5575 River Road from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. to support flood impacted residents from all jurisdictions in the region.

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Revised BC Transit Cowichan Commuter schedules, effective November 18

Due to the ongoing Malahat construction and challenging travel times, BC Transit is reducing the schedules to one bus in each direction for the route 44 Victoria/Duncan, 66 Duncan Commuter and 99 Shawnigan Lake Commuter until further notice.

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Impacts of record rainfall force park and trail closures across Cowichan region

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has implemented temporary and indefinite closures for a number of its parks and trails to ensure public safety.

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Flood recovery efforts underway, evacuation order for Allenby Road property rescinded

The evacuation alert for the Meadow Glen Apartments property on Canada Avenue has also been cancelled. The emergency reception centre for evacuated and flood-affected residents in the region continues this evening at the Cowichan Community Centre

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Evacuation order issued for properties on Allenby Road south of Duncan

Several properties on Allenby Road along the Cowichan River are subject to the evacuation order

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Heavy rainfall causing flooding in Cowichan region, resulting in road closures and evacuations

A State of Local Emergency has been declared for the Cowichan Valley
Regional District and some of its member communities, as heavy rainfall continues to cause flooding of roads and neighbourhoods across the region.

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Cowichan Employer Resource Guide to help businesses adapt to the labour shortage

The Guide will provide an overview of tools that may help businesses adjust to the labour shortage, such as workforce diversity, the living wage, and automation, and will be updated regularly with new information and resources.

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Harmonized Official Community Plan for Electoral Areas adopted, enabling next phase of modernization

The electoral areas of the CVRD were formerly guided by seven distinct Official Community Plans (OCP), making it difficult for developers, residents and CVRD planners to navigate the development application process, and leading to inequity between areas.

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