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OUR WATER ~ OUR FUTURE~ Water Forum 2014

Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition is hosting their 3rd Water Forum on May 23/24 , 2014 in Courtenay at the Filberg Centre.  A great line up of speakers along with bus tours of two restoration sites within the Courtenay area. … Continue reading

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COMPLIANCE COAL ISSUED COAL LICENSE IN THE TSOLUM RIVER WATERSHED

May 8, 2014 The CoalWatch Comox Valley Society has uncovered information that indicates the BC  Government has issued a coal license to Compliance Coal Corporation for a coal tenure in the Anderson Lake area, with part of the tenure in … Continue reading

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Rare Garry Oak Woodland becomes a Park

School District No. 71 has donated a property behind Vanier Secondary containing a rare Garry oak woodland to the City of Courtenay. Photo: Piet Rutgers (left) of Comox Valley Conservation Strategy speaks at the gifting ceremony.— image credit: Photo by Scott … Continue reading

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Free Nature Walk at Sandwick!

As part of Earth Week Festivities, the Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) is offering a free guided nature walk to explore Sandwick Park. The walk on April 26 at 2pm is to be led by Ronna-Rae Leonard. The walk take … Continue reading

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Earth Week Activities Announced!

Earth Day aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth’s environment. Earth Day is a name used for 2 similar global observances. While some people celebrate Earth Day around the time of the March Equinox, others observe the occasion … Continue reading

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Community Partnership at Work

Members of the  CVCS Community Partnership, along with other interested stakeholders recently met with the CVRD and its consultants to provide input into the Official Community Plan (OCP). The meeting, held on Jan 17 2014, is part of a number … Continue reading

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Help save the Cumberland Community Forest!

The Cumberland Forest is a lush second growth forest surrounding the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island. This forest is an important wildlife corridor and home the Village’s watershed, at-risk flora and fauna, salmon bearing creeks, wetlands, heritage landmarks and … Continue reading

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Bill 4 Opens door to industrial development in BC Parks

  The Comox Valley Conservation Strategy Steering Committee has written to Mary Polak, the BC Minister of the Environment, to request the withdraw of Bill 4, legislation to change the BC Park Act. The mandate of the BC Park Act … Continue reading

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Public Input Sought

As we welcome in a new spring season, the Comox Valley Regional District is moving along in the review and update of the rural Official Community Plan (OCP). Residents are encouraged to get involved in the OCP review, as these … Continue reading

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New Brochure!

The Comox Valley Conservation Strategy is pleased to present and share our new brochure entitled Connecting Communities Naturally.  The brochure was recently produced with assistance and input from our Steering Committee and staff. This brochure showcases the Priority Conservation Areas, … Continue reading

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