Why you should get involved
You might be thinking, why should I care how the Comox Valley collects, treats and disposes of its sewage? We admit, it’s not a sexy topic.
But this isn’t just about poop. It’s about the elected officials that make the Valley’s critical sewerage system decisions, and holding them accountable for decisions that acknowledge our social and environmental values, and fiscal responsibility. It’s about protecting the K’omoks estuary and the world famous shellfish harvested throughout Baynes Sound. It’s about recognizing how sea level rise and the increasing frequency and severity of winter storms will impact our shorelines. It’s about good governance — the public’s access to information and the willingness of elected officials to listen to their whole community.
Comox Councillor Barbara Price has offered up misleading statements to defend changes to an antiquated sewerage system that serves only Comox and Courtenay residents. Price chairs the Comox Valley Sewage Commission, which is itself a misnomer. The Sewage Commission...read more
When elected officials and the community they represent achieve a certain level of synchronicity, good governance and good outcomes usually result. So a reasonable person might expect that after voters strongly rejected a Comox Valley Regional District sewerage system...read more
When Royston and Union Bay voters overwhelmingly rejected the South Sewer Project on Saturday, they added their voices to a broadening concern about the Comox Valley Regional District’s sewerage strategy. Consider: Some years ago, residents of the Saratoga-Miracle...read more
A crowd of roughly 75 citizens peppered Comox Valley Regional District Senior Engineer Marc Rutten Jan. 17 with questions and angry statements at an open house about the HMCS Sewer Project. At times the meeting threatened to spin out of control as residents shouted...read more