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?

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?

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

Linked to Reports, Taxes & Grants, Water

Our Next Water Issue

A letter from the CVRD about our water system is enclosed with its October 2017, Semi-annual Water Invoice (CVRD 171011).  The letter explains Saltair must install a filtration system for its Stocking Lake, surface-water source or find another water source.  Three options are described: (1) Upgrade the Saltair water treatment plant to include a filtration… Continue reading Our Next Water Issue

Events, News, Taxes & Grants

CVRD 2018 Draft Annual Budget

The 2018 Draft Annual Budget has been prepared by Cowichan Valley Regional District staff based on direction received by the Board. During October, November and December 2017 individual Committee and Commission meetings will take place where the budgets will be debated. Should any amendments be required after Committee or Commission meetings a schedule will be… Continue reading CVRD 2018 Draft Annual Budget

News, Taxes & Grants, Water

Saltair Water Advisory Committee (SWAC) Community Update

At the 20 Sept 2017 Electoral Area Service Committee (EASC) the Saltair Water Advisory Committee Chairperson made a presentation to the EASC Directors requesting the following: “The Saltair Water Advisory Committee requests the Electoral Area Directors to direct the CVRD staff to prepare the documents for approval of the Electoral Area Service Committee Directors and… Continue reading Saltair Water Advisory Committee (SWAC) Community Update