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.
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
Why should voters be wary of the CVRD and the Sewer Commission’s proposals on sewerage infrastructure projects? Because there's a history of bad decisions. How do we know they were bad? In some cases, because citizens have sued the regional district over the effect of...read more
Your enjoyment of our waterfront One of the joys of living in the Comox Valley often touted in tourism promotions is the pleasure of swimming off beaches around Baynes Sound, including Comox Bay, off the end of Goose Spit, or from the beach at Point Holmes. Besides...read more
In its current rush to patch its sewerage system, the Comox Valley Regional District has stumbled toward yet another unwise decision that could negatively impact our community’s coastlines. It’s not well known, but a 55-year-old sewer pipe runs beneath Comox Bay, to...read more