CHEMAINUS ARTIST SELECTED

BC Ferries, in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, has selected Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. from Chemainus, B.C., to create the design for BC Ferries’ newest Salish Class vessel, Salish Heron. See the full story here. A Maynard Johnny Jr. art piece also graces an outside wall of the newly renovated Forbes Hall […]

TELUS FOR GOOD PROGRAMS

This is some information about TELUS For Good Programs. This is not a paid advertisement. Saltair News and Views is providing this information because certain residents might find one or more of the programs helpful. Saltair News and Views is not promoting the programs or in any way responsible for the accuracy of the following […]

MISSING VOTER INFORMATION CARDS

Several Saltair residents have reported not receiving their Voter Information Cards in the mail. One resident reports, “The whole area of Saltair with the postal codes V9G 1Z9 and V9G 2B3 did not, and has not, received voting cards in the mail with information on where to vote! I Googled Elections Canada and filled out […]

UPDATED CVRD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The CVRD has issued notice of a public hearing concerning its consolidation and harmonization of the existing official community plans for the electoral areas, CVRD Bylaw 4270. The public hearing will take place on-line at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. According to the CVRD, “The purpose of Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4270, 2021 […]

NEW CVRD EMERGENCY WATER RESTRICTIONS

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2021 Cowichan residents urged to further conserve water in response to emergency drought levels across Eastern Vancouver Island DUNCAN, BC – Water systems operators across the Cowichan region have collaborated to develop new emergency Stage 4 water restrictions in response to the provincial declaration of Drought Level 5 for Eastern […]

UPDATED WILDFIRE & SMOKE WARNING

The CVRD has issued a State of Local Emergency due to a wildfire burning on the north slope of Mount Prevost. We understand the fire might encroach on Area G. It is reported to be west of Highway No. 1 and up to the southern boundary of Area G. There will likely be no action […]

COWICHAN VALLEY COOLING CENTRES

The CVRD Community Services Department is currently working with the Kerry Park Recreation Centre, Cowichan Community Centre, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena and Frank Jameson Community Centre, to open cooling centres Thursday July 29 – Saturday July 31, noon – 8 pm.  That time may be extended as the forecast develops. Spaces within those facilities are […]

2021 SALTAIR COMMUNITY AWARD RECIPIENTS

Brianne Pamminger & Dru Wright Thank you to the Saltair Community for this opportunity.  Our Saltair Family history Alfred and Mary Knudsen left Alberta and made their way to Vancouver Island, making Saltair their home in 1946 on Knudsen Road.  Dru, son of Doug and Darlene Wright, is the great grandson of Alfred and Mary’s […]

STAGE 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS

In a News Release issued today, the CVRD announced that at 12:00 am on Friday, July 16th, we are moving to Stage 3 water restrictions. Under Stage 3 restrictions, the use of sprinklers is not permitted, nor is the washing of vehicles and homes, or the filling of pools and hot tubs. Hand watering of […]

COOLING CENTRE

Date: June 28, 2021 at 3:55:00 PM PDTSubject: Cowichan Community Centre cooling centre Good afternoon Board members, advising that the cooling centre at the Cowichan Community Centre has been extended through Tuesday.  Passing along details from Rob Williams, CCC manager. Hours of Operation: June 29, 2021 12:00-6:00 pm Location: Relocated to the Genoa Room to accommodate summer camps in […]