Community Updates for our Rural Residents

From parks growth to fire department improvements, development decisions to community program support, there’s a lot going on in the Comox Valley Regional District’s Electoral Areas. To help keep residents in the region’s rural areas informed about their community, Electoral Area Directors have come together to create this new online information hub.


Follow along here for updates, to ask questions and share your input – especially if you live in one of the electoral areas:





Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands (Electoral Area A) stretches from the southern boundary of the City of Courtenay south to Cook Creek. This area includes Minto, Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay and Denman and Hornby islands.
Lazo North (Electoral Area B) includes the Comox Peninsula, Little River, Balmoral Beach Area, Point Holmes, Bates Beach, Huband Road and the Tsolum regions. Note that Electoral Area B no longer includes Kye Bay.
Puntledge – Black Creek (Electoral Area C) includes Merville, Black Creek, Dove Creek, Saratoga Beach, Arden (west of Cumberland Road), Powerhouse, Lake Trail, Marsden and Plateau Road as well as Mount Washington. The northern boundary of Electoral Area C is the Oyster River.















From parks growth to fire department improvements, development decisions to community program support, there’s a lot going on in the Comox Valley Regional District’s Electoral Areas. To help keep residents in the region’s rural areas informed about their community, Electoral Area Directors have come together to create this new online information hub.


Follow along here for updates, to ask questions and share your input – especially if you live in one of the electoral areas:





Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands (Electoral Area A) stretches from the southern boundary of the City of Courtenay south to Cook Creek. This area includes Minto, Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay and Denman and Hornby islands.
Lazo North (Electoral Area B) includes the Comox Peninsula, Little River, Balmoral Beach Area, Point Holmes, Bates Beach, Huband Road and the Tsolum regions. Note that Electoral Area B no longer includes Kye Bay.
Puntledge – Black Creek (Electoral Area C) includes Merville, Black Creek, Dove Creek, Saratoga Beach, Arden (west of Cumberland Road), Powerhouse, Lake Trail, Marsden and Plateau Road as well as Mount Washington. The northern boundary of Electoral Area C is the Oyster River.















  • Learn the Budget Basics

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    This year, CVRD staff will be hosting a Budget 101 free online information session to help residents learn how the CVRD's budgets are created, how to read a budget, and ways to provide feedback and be involved in the upcoming 2023 - 2027 proposed financial planning process. All 102 service budgets need to be approved by the CVRD Board before March 31, 2023.

    Online Information Session
    Date: February 7, 2023
    Time: 12:15 until 1:15 pm
    RSVP: Register at comoxvalleyrd.ca/currentbudget

    Other Ways to Get Involved:

    • Watch CVRD meetings live or watch recorded sessions
    • Submit comments or questions online
    • Present to the Board or local committees through a formal delegation
    • Directly contact a CVRD board member
    • Call 250-334-6000 to share comments/questions.

    Visit comoxvalleyrd.ca/currentbudget to learn more about the financial planning process.

  • Official Election Results Available

    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) official local government elections results are now available!

    Check out all the results: CLICK HERE



  • Interested in Running for Office?

    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in partnership with the Village of Cumberland and City of Courtenay, are hosting a free information session about becoming a candidate for office as a Mayor, Councillor or Electoral Area Director in advance of this October's local government elections.

    The information session will cover a range of topics including decision making in local government, what to expect if elected, roles and responsibilities of elected officials, responsible conduct and other relevant topics for individuals interested in running for elected office. The session will be led by former Central Saanich Mayor and Councillor Allison Habkirk. Staff from the regional district and each municipality will be available at the session to provide information and answer questions.

    Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
    Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Registration can be completed by visiting the Nomination Packages & Information page.

    Read the Full Press Release Here.

  • Rural Community Grants Put Funds Back into Region

    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) each year provides a variety of granting opportunities to non-profit and charitable organizations. The Rural Community Grant program (formerly known as Grant-in-Aid) was launched in January 2021 to help any non-profit community organization apply for funding that benefits the general community.

    “These rural grants assist a variety of local community groups by improving their ability to deliver services for various activities,” states Doug DeMarzo, General Manager of Community Services. “Some examples of organizations being supported this year include the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, Arts Denman, Comox Valley Child Development Association and over 20 other societies. This year we have a total of $143,273 available to help programs in our region.”

    Successful applicants will soon receive written notice on the status of their request with funding awards to be dispersed after August 1, 2022.

    READ THE FULL NEWS RELEASE HERE

  • May 2022 Updates Available: Newsletters and Online Update

    Get the latest news about services, initiative and projects in the electoral areas, with new newsletters and an upcoming online community update. Check it out for updates about recreation planning, fire departments, local food production and more! These updates will be the last update before the October 2022 municipal election. Learn more, ask questions and share your feedback!

    Online Community Update

    • Click HERE to watch the update shared May 26, 2022.

    Electoral Area Newsletters

    Questions or comments? Send us a message - or post to the Discussion Board here at ConnectCVRD!

  • CVRD Board Adopts 2022-2026 Budget

    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board adopted its 2022-2026 financial plan on March 29 which includes a total consolidated budget for 2022 of $189.8 million, comprised of $86.2M for operating and $103.6M for capital projects.

    “The Rethink Comox Valley COVID-19 response and renewal plans endorsed by the CVRD Board in mid-2020 continued to be an important lens focused on this year’s financial planning, particularly as our communities move through these still early stages of recovery”, says Kevin Douville, Manager of Financial Planning and Acting Chief Financial Officer for the CVRD. “This budget represents a measured return to normal, pre-pandemic service levels for many regional services that will continue to face a number of uncertainties due in part to the pandemic.”

    Read more at: https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/connect/news/cvrd-board-adopts-2022-2026-budget

  • Community Updates Now Available: Feb 2022 Newsletters

    Electoral Area residents can check out the latest updates on services and programs in their community, with Feb. 2022 Community Updates, now posted. Click the links below for updates on parks programs, bylaw processes, budget planning and more. This is Issue 7, and the first for 2022.

    CLICK the link below to read all about it:

    Questions? Contact us at communciations@comoxvalleyrd.ca, post a question in the Q&A section of our ConnectCVRD page, or contact your Director.

  • CVRD Budget Process Now Underway

    The CVRD has kicked off its annual five-year financial planning process, with presentations now underway to committees, commissions and the board on the roughly 100 services delivered by the regional district. The process to review, consider and adjust budgets for these services will continue to mid-March, with a final budget to be approved by end of March.

    Residents are invited and encouraged to join in the process – to learn more and to share your comments. Find out how at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/currentbudget.

    Learn more with this short overview video:

  • Fall 2021 Newsletter and Video Update Now Available

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    The third Electoral Areas newsletter for 2021 is now available online. Get updates on some important initiatives, services and programs by reading the latest issue or watch the online update that was held Oct. 13.

    To watch the Electoral Area's online community update, watch the video here.

    Newsletter links are below - this is the last issue for 2021.Newsletter Links:

    Questions? Contact us at communciations@comoxvalleyrd.ca, post a question or contact your Director!

  • Unified Alternative Approval Process Results Released

    The results of the unified Alternative Approval Process held from June 3-July 5 have been released.

    Fewer than 10 percent of voters registered their opposition for the two new community facility services, the Saratoga Beach mosquito abatement service and borrowing for the Comox Valley sewer system conveyance project. With the adoption of the respective bylaws, the CVRD can proceed with these initiatives.

    However, the three proposed roadside garbage collection services in Electoral Areas A, B and C each received elector response forms from more than 10 percent of the voters.

    Read the full press release here.

Page last updated: 25 Jan 2023, 10:24 AM