News, Park & Trails, Taxes

Regional Recreation — Frank Jameson Community Centre and Fuller Lake Arena

CVRD Board Chairperson and Directors, I am shocked and disappointed to discover CVRD Staff recommending Regional Recreation Funding Option F for a region-wide referendum.  Option F does not feel like a responsible exercise of power.  It feels like an abuse of power, a set-up and a cash grab.  If Option F is put to a… Continue reading Regional Recreation — Frank Jameson Community Centre and Fuller Lake Arena

News

Spurge Laurel – Be Careful when handling

This is Yard and garden clean-up time and as you go about eliminating invasive species such as scotch broom and unwanted blackberries, be very careful when you pull or cut daphne/spurge laurel.  Many plant parts are toxic and can cause blisters and a rash if you don't use gloves.  The CVRD Saltair Burning Bylaw allows yard… Continue reading Spurge Laurel – Be Careful when handling

Events, News, Water

SWAC Update

Saltair Water System Update From Saltair Water Advisory Committee (SWAC) Lynne Smith, chairperson, committee : Stan Piper, Jim Whittaker contact :  saltairwater@gmail.com Saltair Water System 2018 Distribution Upgrades 2018 (ageing infrastructure)  Chemainus Rd – Reed Rd PRV up to and including Southin Rd (Southin Rd will be optional work in 2018 depending on the budget)… Continue reading SWAC Update

Events, News

Saltair Easter Egg Hunt Event at Centennial Park

Another great Saltair Easter Celebration Event at the Saltair Centennial Park.  Approx 46 children enjoyed the Easter egg hunt, yummy pink rabbit cookies, juices and prizes.  Adults also munched on pink rabbit cookies and sipped cups of coffee. Some families are multi-generational when it comes to this event.  Newcomers are getting into the swing of participating in this… Continue reading Saltair Easter Egg Hunt Event at Centennial Park

News, Park & Trails

Friends of Rails to Trails Vancouver Island

The Friends of Rails to Trails Vancouver Island have provided the following article to Saltair News and Views.  It describes the current situation. Many of us reminisce about the E&N train that once travelled from Victoria to Courtenay and back.   It was plagued with problems as numerous operators couldn’t make it economically viable.   Discussions have… Continue reading Friends of Rails to Trails Vancouver Island

News, Park & Trails

Rail Trail Supporters in the North!

Our local politicians may lack momentum but it is reassuring to learn other islanders do not.  We can create an Okanagan Rail Trail on Vancouver Island.  Moreover, Vancouver Island has the potential to create the longest, paved, multi-use rail trail in the world.  This title is currently held by the Paul Bunyan Trail in Minnestota, USA.  It is… Continue reading Rail Trail Supporters in the North!