Local government directly affects you
For most people, the federal government represents the big picture. How our country compares in the world. The provincial government gets closer to home. It manages ferries, health care issues and more. But local governments most directly impact an individual’s life. Local governments control land use through zoning, property taxes and manage everything from area roads to schools. On this page, you’ll find stories about what local governments are doing and how well they are performing.
All four Comox Valley governments apply for one-time, 100% provincial funds for ready-to-go infrastructure projects that can create immediate jobs and help communities recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.
3L Developments signalled to the Comox Valley Regional District today that it would like to sell its nearly 500 acres of property in the Puntledge Triangle and warned that there was only a small window of opportunity before it proceeds to log the timber and extract gravel from the site
The Comox Valley Regional District has again rejected a request from 3L Developments Inc. to amend the community’s Regional Growth Strategy.
Conflicting views about sustainable economic growth have caused Comox Valley Regional District directors to initiate discussions that might reform or replace an organization that it created in 1988
The Comox Valley Regional District may have signed a two-year agreement with the Economic Development Society but the work of reforming that 32-year-old entity carries on through a select committee and board-wide workshops
A changing political climate that brought new faces and fresh perspectives to the Comox Valley Regional District boardroom has thrust the three-decade-old Comox Valley Economic Development Society into an uncertain future.
Nearly seven months after the BC lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Comox Valley Economic Task Force has yet to form any plans to help local businesses and the region’s destination marketing office has been “repurposed”
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
Rural Comox Valley residents have threatened legal action against the Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission over noxious odours emanating from the treatment plant near their homes on Curtis Road
Curtis Road residents have tried protests and lawsuits to eliminate the problem of noxious odours from the Courtenay-Comox sewage treatment plant. Now, they’re trying a collaborative Good Neighbor Agreement
The Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission approved five staff recommendations this week that may result in major changes to the utilities’ governance
Work will begin soon on Cumberland’s new wastewater treatment system after the Village received a $7 million grant from federal and provincial governments
The Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission declined to take another vote this week on adding Area B representation, which left Curtis Road residents and others frustrated
The BC Supreme Court has decided in favor of the Comox Valley Regional District in a lawsuit brought by 3L Developments over amending the Regional Growth Strategy
In a move one observer called “repugnant,” Comox Councillor Ken Grant and Comox Mayor Russ Arnott moved a motion at the regional sewer commission Tuesday that they intended to vote against
Letters are flying between the “fed up” Curtis Road residents and the Comox Valley Regional District over odour, drinking water wells and other issues emanating from the Brent Road sewage treatment plant