Buildings, Events, Parks, Taxes & Grants


Readers do not always fact-check articles written by their elected officials.  Area G Director Mel Dorey’s column in the March 2018 edition of the Take 5 magazine suggests we need to.  We need to keep our eyes open and our critical thinking skills honed. At one point, Mr. Dorey says, “In fact, the Centre is… Continue reading Doublespeak?

Buildings, News, Taxes & Grants

Poll Results

For the past few months, Saltair News and Views has been asking, “Should Saltair citizens have a vote (a referendum) about spending Saltair property tax and grant money on renovating the Saltair Community Centre?”  We received 63 responses.  81% (51 responders) said, “Yes.”  11% (11 respondents) said, “No.” This was the second poll we took… Continue reading Poll Results

Buildings, News, Taxes & Grants, Water

Don’t Reward Bad Behaviour

The CVRD’s proposed new water and watershed protection service and tax looks like nothing more than a cash grab.  Some of the services the CVRD now wants us to pay for with an initial $15 per $100,000 tax appear to have been or are being provided already.  If they aren’t, we should expect them to… Continue reading Don’t Reward Bad Behaviour

Taxes & Grants, Water

Public Input, Really?

Currently, the CVRD is allegedly seeking public input regarding its Proposed Water and Watershed Protection Service ("PWWPS").  I use the term “allegedly” because it appears the CVRD does not really want to know what most of us think.  To date, the CVRD’s effort to acquire public input regarding its PWWPS has been a review of… Continue reading Public Input, Really?

News, Taxes & Grants, Water

February 15, 2018 CVRD Water Open House

The CVRD has announced a series of Water Open Houses, starting Feb 6 at Lake Cowichan; Feb. 8 at Island Savings Centre (Duncan); Feb. 13  at Kerry Park;  and Feb. 15th at Frank Jameson Community Centre.  All meetings run from  3-5 pm and 6-8pm.  Placespeak input will be received from Feb. 5. The CVRD is looking… Continue reading February 15, 2018 CVRD Water Open House

News, Taxes & Grants, Water

SWAC Community Update

Chemoy & Dogwood: The water main upgrades on Chemoy & Dogwood that were to be done is 2017 are now being done in the next few weeks. The contract was awarded to David Stalker Excavating for $199,455.90 (with GST).  This work includes renewing all services and re-routing the water main located behind homes where breaks… Continue reading SWAC Community Update

Buildings, News, Taxes & Grants

Hazardous Materials in the SCC Building

On November 29, 2017, all the CVRD directors who attended a CVRD Board Meeting, except Director Iannidinardo, approved spending another $300,000 of Saltair tax and grant money on the old school building.  $130,000 of this money will come from our share of the Community Works Gas Tax, $33,000 will come from our Operating Reserves and… Continue reading Hazardous Materials in the SCC Building