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.
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
Many residents of Royston and Union Bay will vote tomorrow on whether to fund a new sewerage system to service their communities. This seemingly isolated decision will have a profound and long-term impact on the entire Comox Valley. If voters approve this referendum,...read more
Advance voting is underway for the June 18 referendum when Royston and Union Bay voters will decide whether to tax themselves to build and connect to a community wastewater system. To clear up some of the misinformation about this Comox Valley Regional District...read more
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said that “governments can grant permits, but only the community can grant permissions.” It’s a message that has inspired Canadians, but one that has fallen on deaf ears at the Comox Valley Regional District. Residents from all...read more