Comox Valley Regional District photo
CVRD to create better access to Nymph Falls Park
When summer finally arrives in the Comox Valley and our thoughts turn from snow sports toward cooling off with a swim in an area river, the Comox Valley Regional District will have completed a major project to allow for easier access to Nymph Falls Parks.
The CVRD issued the following media release.
“By May, those with mobility challenges will be able to more easily wheel to the falls from the parking lot. With the falls being one of the more popular swimming spots in the region, summer visitors will also enjoy the wider, more gently sloped trail.
“The new trail will be 3.5 metres (11.5 feet) in width, which is similar to the main trail that extends into the park from the parking lot. The widened trail will also allow emergency vehicles to have access, and service vehicles to effectively manage outhouse waste. Additional improvements will also include a viewing platform and an accessible toilet.
“Trail widening and rerouting starts Thursday, Jan. 31, beginning with the falling of approximately 20 Cedar and 17 Fir trees. Permits were issued by the province and the timber will remain in the park for habitat use. This work will close the Mid-Line Trail to the falls for all of February and March with a portion of the parking lot also closed.
“Park visitors will be directed around the construction with the Lower River Trail being the best option for getting to the falls. During construction visitors are encouraged to discover other parks such as the CVRD’s nearby Wildwood Forest Park.
“Wacor Holdings will be completing the project which is expected to be finalized in May. For more information and project updates, residents may visit the project page at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/accessibletrail .
“The CVRD thanks residents and trail users for their patience as this work is being done to improve the park, and welcomes questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 250-334-6000.”
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
3L Developments Ltd. has returned to the Comox Valley Regional District to ask the Electoral Services Committee to push an RGS amendment on its behalf to the full board. That would clear the way for a new version of Riverwood
The Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission has taken the first step toward a Comox Valley-wide sewerage system by agreeing to receive and treat wastewater from the fast-growing Royston and Union Bay portions of Electoral Area A.
Delayed by this spring’s COVID-19 virus lockdown, public consultation on the region’s new Liquid Waste Management Plan will begin later this summer
Union Bay Improvement District opens a new water treatment plant, hopes to eliminate future boil-water advisories
A 156-bed Dementia Village for the Comox Valley took another step forward May 25 as Island Health announced a project development agreement with Providence Living for the project.
North Island medical professionals will explain how VIHA’s removal of onsite clinical pathologists’ services in Campbell River — and eventually the Comox Valley? — has affected patient care
Racecar testing will continue at Smit Field next to Nymph Falls Nature Park, at least for another season, after Comox Valley rural directors voted 2-1 in favour of a scaled-down temporary use permit
As the Vancouver Island Health Authority reduces health care services to north islanders and deflects accountability, the public looks to the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District board for advocacy
Detailed mapping by the Comox Valley Regional District will identify the coastal areas most vulnerable to sea level rise and provide richer data for engineers and future local government regulations and bylaw changes
The climate crisis will force us to produce more food on less land while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. For Bren Smith, director of the non-profit group Greenwave, this transition means expanding our definition of farming to include the ocean