Comox Valley Director mulls ban on future as stations
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Comox Valley Director mulls ban on future as stations

This week, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) passed a resolution from Arbour, and asked staff to consider a rewrite of the district's zoning rules. The idea is to shift the focus of service stations from petroleum-based fossil fuels, to hydrogen fuel and electric vehicle charging.
Denman and Hornby Islands receive 5.6 million Provincial funding for fibre optic
Comox Valley Record

Denman and Hornby Islands receive 5.6 million Provincial funding for fibre optic

The project is aimed at improving internet connectivity for more than 1,350 households and services in the two island communities.
Comox Valley Recreation unveils new electric zamboni
Comox Valley Record

Comox Valley Recreation unveils new electric zamboni

“We are excited to launch an electric Zamboni for the Sports Centre, and we look forward to the day when most industrial/commercial vehicles in the Comox Valley run on non-petroleum fuels,” said Electoral Area A director and Comox Valley Recreation Commission chair Daniel Arbour.
CVRD Adds bus service and will explore connections to Nanaimo
Comox Valley Record

CVRD Adds bus service and will explore connections to Nanaimo

Area A Director's resolution to explore connecting the Nanaimo, Campbell River, and Comox Valley transit systems gets unanimous support from CVRD Board.
Fanny Bay welcomes a new Playground!
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Fanny Bay welcomes a new Playground!

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are celebrating the official opening of the new Fanny Bay community playground. Members of the community were invited to come see the new playground facility and celebrate the opening in late July.
Rural Comox Valley Directors respond to failed recycling/garbage AAP.
Comox Valley Record

Rural Comox Valley Directors respond to failed recycling/garbage AAP.

"Most importantly, we are committed to keep engaging rural residents on how to solve the actual problem, rather than turn our backs to it and pretend it doesn’t exist. Thanks to everyone working with us towards a Zero Waste future"
Denman Island bus service launches July 1st
Comox Valley Record

Denman Island bus service launches July 1st

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with Denman Works are launching a Denman Island bus service, beginning. July 1
CVRD Board wants to halt Union Bay logging plans
Comox Valley Record

CVRD Board wants to halt Union Bay logging plans

The Comox Valley Regional District board wants logging proposed for the Langley Lake area to be put on hold while the regional district and the forest licensee can work out a watershed conservation plan.
Comox Valley Regional District Area A director elected to FCM board
Comox Valley Record

Comox Valley Regional District Area A director elected to FCM board

Daniel Arbour, the director for Baynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A) of the Comox Valley Regional District, has been elected to the board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Sewer Service Governance Study Completed for Area A
Comox Valley Record

Sewer Service Governance Study Completed for Area A

Area A to gain a seat at the Comox Valley Sewage Commission table once Union Bay and Royston are connected.
New Denman Island Ferry Stairs Completed
Comox Valley Record

New Denman Island Ferry Stairs Completed

The new stairs, linking the Denman West ferry terminal to "downtown Denman" were officially opened after a COVID-friendly ceremony.
DFO Addresses debris and habitat protection in Baynes Sound
Comox Valley Record

DFO Addresses debris and habitat protection in Baynes Sound

“These are positive steps to start addressing marine debris issues at scale in Baynes Sound and elsewhere on the coast,” Area A director Daniel Arbour said.
Comox Valley Regional District director runs for FCM board
Comox Valley Record

Comox Valley Regional District director runs for FCM board

Following a Comox Valley Regional District board resolution, Area A director Daniel Arbour has decided to throw his hat in the ring for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) board of directors. The election is June 2.
Regional Directors ask Province to connect Island’s transit systems
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Regional Directors ask Province to connect Island’s transit systems

Regional Directors Daniel Arbour, Comox Valley Regional District, and Stuart McLean, Regional District of Nanaimo, pitch a new way to enhance public transportation on Vancouver Island by closing the gaps between transit system.
Survey finds Areas A and B happy with CVRD
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Survey finds Areas A and B happy with CVRD

Electoral Area A Director Daniel Arbour received the highest approval rating of all the Comox Valley’s 33 elected officials reviewed in the survey.
Vancouver Island Regional Library has new executive, Chair, and Vice-Chair
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Vancouver Island Regional Library has new executive, Chair, and Vice-Chair

The Vancouver Island Regional Library board has elected a new executive, Chair, and Vice-Chair. Mayor of Port McNeill Gaby Wickstrom will serve as Chair, and CVRD's Area A Daniel Arbour as Vice-Chair.
Lindsay Flawse is the new CVRD Alternate Director for Baynes Sound, Denman/Hornby (Area A)
Comox Valley Record

Lindsay Flawse is the new CVRD Alternate Director for Baynes Sound, Denman/Hornby (Area A)

Daniel Arbour, Area A director of the Comox Valley Regional District, has appointed Lindsay Flawse of Union Bay as the new alternate director for Baynes Sound, Denman/Hornby Islands.
Union Bay Improvement District ratepayers opt to join CVRD
Comox Valley Record

Union Bay Improvement District ratepayers opt to join CVRD

With a majority of Union Bay voters opting to roll improvement district services into the regional district, the question is what will happen next?
CVRD contributes to Denman Island child care centre
Comox Valley Record

CVRD contributes to Denman Island child care centre

Thanks to a local government grant and community support, the Denman Island Preschool Society is able to include a metal roof in the construction of a new daycare/preschool.
CVRD Sports Commission Chair provides year in review
Comox Valley Record

CVRD Sports Commission Chair provides year in review

Comox Valley Sports Centre Commission chair Daniel Arbour delivered a year-end report Tuesday, sharing some insight on a “crazy year” of dealing with challenges presented by COVID-19.
CVRD Directors deny contentious 3L application
Comox Valley Record

CVRD Directors deny contentious 3L application

Elected officials have again turned down an application from 3L Developments to subdivide and develop lands near Stotan Falls in Area C of the Comox Valley Regional District.
CVRD funds enable child care in Union Bay
Comox Valley Record

CVRD funds enable child care in Union Bay

A grant from the Comox Valley Regional District will help create eight additional spaces at a Union Bay child care facility.
Union Bay takes next step on governance
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Union Bay takes next step on governance

Union Bay residents will have the chance to take a closer look at the question of how they will be governed this month. Next month, they’ll be asked to decide. The Union Bay Improvement District (UBID) has been working in conjunction with the Comox Valley Regional District and consultants from Urban Systems to address questions of how the community should be run in the future.
Fanny Bay Residents fed-up with problem house
Comox Valley Record

Fanny Bay Residents fed-up with problem house

A delegation from Fanny Bay has appealed to regional district directors to find a solution to end a long list of problems associated with a property in the community south of Courtenay.
Comox Valley Summer Camps Re-activated
Comox Valley Record

Comox Valley Summer Camps Re-activated

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is advising residents that the Comox Valley Sports Centre summer camps will be re-activated with the first camps scheduled to start June 29.
BC Ferries changes course on Denman/Hornby service level
Vancouver Island Free Daily

BC Ferries changes course on Denman/Hornby service level

BC Ferries routes that were slated to be cut from schedules – including those for Denman and Hornby islands – are being reinstated, thanks to an injection of cash to the corporation on behalf of the provincial government.
Historic step for sewage future in Area A
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Historic step for sewage future in Area A

“This is a significant milestone for the sewage commission and the Regional Growth Strategy,” Arbour told Decafnation. “It’s a big step toward a Comox Valley-wide solution. Moving from septic systems to a community system feels momentous.”
CVRD approves community funding in light of COVID
Comox Valley Record

CVRD approves community funding in light of COVID

The Comox Valley Regional District’s board of directors has approved $148,279 in grant-aid to support the homeless and provide food security for marginalized populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comox Valley Regional District Area A director elected chair of sports commission
Comox Valley Record

Comox Valley Regional District Area A director elected chair of sports commission

Area A director Daniel Arbour is the new chair of the Comox Valley Sports Centre Commission, which comprises regional district directors from the rural areas and municipalities, and a school district trustee.
Vandals target Buckley Bay charging stations
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Vandals target Buckley Bay charging stations

It will be some time before all of the electric vehicle charging stations at the Buckley Bay rest stop are up and running. This, after someone sliced their cables.
Hornby Island gets ready to build an arts centre
Comox Valley Record

Hornby Island gets ready to build an arts centre

It’s been a long time coming, but Hornby Island is ready to move on its Arts Centre project.
CVRD agrees to Union Bay governance study
Comox Valley Record

CVRD agrees to Union Bay governance study

The Comox Valley Regional District has agreed to take part in a process to look at governance in the community of Union Bay.
Fanny Bay Challenge encourages visitors during highway closure
Comox Valley Record

Fanny Bay Challenge encourages visitors during highway closure

Fanny Bay is still open for business, despite the fact Highway 19A to the south is closed into next month for work.
CVRD Area A Director sets his sights on the future
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CVRD Area A Director sets his sights on the future

Daniel Arbour is excited going into 2019. Arbour is the new director for Area A of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). Area A encompasses Royston, Union Bay, Buckley Bay, Fanny Bay, Denman and Hornby Islands.
Hornby Island gets funding for affordable housing
Comox Valley Record

Hornby Island gets funding for affordable housing

The Hornby Island Housing Society will receive $2.6 million to build 26 townhouses and duplexes for families, seniors and workers. The project will be called Beulah Creek Village, an 18.5-acre property between the school and the Co-op.
Daniel Arbour is running for Comox Valley Regional District
Comox Valley Record

Daniel Arbour is running for Comox Valley Regional District

Daniel Arbour plans to bring energy and fresh eyes to Area A/CVRD.