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SALTAIR PARKS AND BEACH ACCESSES
Submitted by Tim Godau (Nov 2015)
Hello friends and people of Saltair,
If you you are reading this, then you have signed on to the Sunny Saltair website. The spirit of Saltair, volunteers and imagination are at work.
I have been asked to provide an update from the parks commission on the wonderful facilities we have in our back yards here in Area G. It is important…….
CONTINUE READING UPDATE HERE
See Parks meeting minutes below.
CENTENNIAL PARK –
MULTI SPORT USE
SALTAIR CENTENNIAL PARK:
|How to Get There
At the south end of Ladysmith, turn east off the
Trans-CanadaHighway onto Chemainus Road.
Follow the Road across Davis Lagoon into Saltair
then take a left onto South Oyster School Road.
The driveway to the park is on the right next
to the former school site that is now part of the park.
Enjoy playing tennis year round.
Area G Parks Commission Minutes: visit this website
Area G – Saltair/Gulf Island Parks
Visit their website for information and directions to Centennial Park,
Stocking Creek Park and Diana Princess of Wales Park.
Public Beach Access and activity information for Saltair : visit this website
SALTAIR IN MOTION GROUP UPDATE
The Saltair in Motion cyclists braved the elements and poor road conditions riding from Saltair Community Centre to Chemainus roundtrip on Friday Sept. 23 rd!
The rally was organized to publicize the need for safe cycling paths along Chemainus Road and for the completion of the Saltair section of theTrans Canada Trail .
A big Thank you to Ladysmith Tim Hortons for providing the hot coffee and Chemainus Old Town Bakery for the warm fresh donuts on this rainy morning.
The group also conducted a traffic study on Chemainus Road over the summer months to provide proof of the heavy traffic on Chemainus Road and photos to show the critical need of cycling/pedestrian lanes. Data collected will be submitted to CVRD for grant applications to complete Trans Canada Trail and to Ministry of Transportation.
Thank you again to all the volunteer data collectors and cyclists who support the group’s efforts.
Local citizens were successful in their efforts to have a crosswalk installed in “Downtown Saltair”!
This will provide a safer access to Byron’s Food store and Centennial Park.
KEEP PLASTIC BAGS OUT OF CURBSIDE RECYCLING
Contaminants like plastic bags can lead to entire loads of recyclables getting trashed, sorting machines breaking down and financial penalties to the CVRD that make recycling more expensive. For recycling plastic bags, you must take them to Peerless Road or Bings Creek not at the curbside.
CURBSIDE AUDITS AND STICKERS
If you mysteriously receive a Gold Star on your garbage can, you are doing a great job at keeping plastic bags out of curbside collection. If you receive an “OOPS” sticker it means you boobooed. Don’t take it personally! Even great recyclers need a refresher now and again. To find out more GOOGLE Recycle 2.0 CVRD
At the May 16/2016 1st Annual General Meeting of the Saltair Community Society a new board was selected to operate the Saltair Community Centre for the next year. The new board consists of Jackie Rieck, David Hope, Crista Stegaman, Bill Cleary, Nadi Bottomley and Mel Dorey.
At the next meeting on May 27, the table officers will be put in place and the Saltair Centre will be open for business shortly there after. Several groups have already expressed interest in using the centre. Please check the above Saltair Community Center Tab regularly for updates.
Local Saltair group met today, with Ministry of Highways to advocate for further road enhancements, and as a result we can look forward to receiving a much needed “painted” on “Pedestrian crosswalk” at Byron’s and Mountain View Dr.- Saltair’s Downtown!!
Other planned improvements include: pot hole repairs, and sealing asphalt cracks with crack sealant treatment. Watch for mower machine clearing roadside vegetation in the next coming weeks!
Traffic counters will be organized shortly, to collect usage statistics for pedestrian, cycle and vehicle traffic along Saltair’s section of Chemainus road
The collected data can be used to apply for grants for bike/pedestrian lanes and Trans Canada Trail funding, as well as capture tax dollars for our future road repairs and improvements
Tuesday May 10, 2016
CRIME PREVENTION TIPS
There are a number of things that residents can do to discourage thieves:
1. Be on watch for any suspicious activity and report it to the RCMP at 250 245 2215. This may be, noticing a vehicle moving slowly and occupants staring intently at open garages, etc. Notate the description ie: colour, make, and license plate number of vehicle, occupants and if possible take photos! Be cautious of people coming to your door claiming to be lost or using the pretense of answering an ad about a car or RV for sale.
2. If you witness a break in or burglary in progress, call 911, immediately.
3. Know your immediate neighbors, exchange telephone numbers, exchange information about extended absences and arrangements about property monitoring.
4. Report any property loss no matter how insignificant you think it is. RCMP find this sort of information important to establish patterns that may lead to identity / apprehension of perpetrators.
5. Mark your property items with your B. C. driver’s license number. This will help in apprehension of those having unauthorized possession of the items and the return of the items.
6. Get together with your neighbours and organize a neighborhood program such as COPS or Neighborhood Watch. The RCMP will assist organizing one.
7. Install motion lights and if possible closed circuit cameras. If you are contemplating a video system it is best to consult an expert on the type, installation and location. The sudden appearance of light may well scare an intruder away. Pictures of the intruder will help apprehension.
8. Always lock your vehicle and do not leave items of value in view when leaving your vehicle unattended. Take your vehicle insurance and registration documents with you if you are leaving your vehicle in a public place for an extended period of time. Thieves breaking into your vehicle will conclude that you are not home and use the documents to identify your residence. Your residence may become a prime target.
9. Place easily moved items such as tools, lawnmowers, chainsaws, wheel barrows, etc. in a secure location – locked shed, closed garage, etc.
10. Keep doors and accessible windows closed and locked at night. For obvious reasons keep ladders in a secure place.
11. Collect your mail on a regular basis. Do not leave mail overnight.
Do these things and you will reduce the risk of property theft for yourself and your neighbours
Thank you from your volunteer Saltair Trans Canada Trail committee[/learn_more]
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SALTAIR TRANS CANADA TRAIL COMMITTEE AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING: Click highlighted text.
PEACEFUL OCEANSIDE COMMUNITY LIVING