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…….

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to note that Saltair is neither Ladysmith nor Chemainus but a bedroom community to both. I like to think of our little community as the Stanley Park of the future metropolis that has become inevitable on the east coast of Vancouver island. It is a small and scenic very important area that we have been entrusted with. Our Mediterranean climate enables people to enjoy the spectacular natural beauty all year long and park management is ever diligent providing safe trail systems for all to explore. We rural yet urban, a place for all ages. The three main parks in our area are: the Stocking Creek Park, Centennial Park and the Diana Princess of Wales Wilderness Park. This year saw improvements to all these parks. The Stocking Creek Park had the student program add a new stair case to the Huckleberry trail. The Centennial Park has had upgrades to the washrooms now providing year availability. Many years of work came to fruition this year at the Diana-Wilderness Park with the addition of commemorate informative signage and benches. I am happy that this forum has been provided, to help sustain the Spirit of Saltair,and to stream information that can be posted. The Parks commission will endeavor to protect and manage for future generations our green spaces. Thank you Parks chairperson Tim Godau.

Hiking trails

Come and explore our wilderness hiking trails in Stocking Creek and Diana, Princess of Wales Parks or visit Centennial Park which offers a multi-sport community setting.

BEACH ACCESSES

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Visit Saltair’s 4 different Beach Access points: Bazan Road Beach access • Skinner Road Beach Access • South Oyster School Road Beach Access • Cliffcoe Road Beach Access

CENTENNIAL PARK – MULTI SPORT USE

Play year-round Tennis at Centennial Park tennis courts

Play year-round Tennis at Centennial Park tennis courts

 

Centennial Park Playground

Bring your children to out to enjoy the Centennial Park Playground area

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Ball Hockey or Basket ball, Take your pick! Centennial park boasts two fully enclosed courts with appropriate nets.

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Two Baseball diamonds with dugouts and picnic tables

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

Cowichan Valley Communities:  Check out Cowichan Valley towns and villages!  Enjoy a drive through pastoral, scenic country roads where you’ll discover, parks, creeks, beaches, marinas, artist studios, wineries and funky eateries.  For more information:   visit this website

 

CURRENT NEWS

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NEW CROSSWALK AT BYRON’S STORE

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.

 

 

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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

 

drought-conditions

STAGE 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS as of Monday, June 6th

VANCOUVER ISLAND DROUGHT LEVEL – 3

As you are probably already aware, the province has declared a Level 3 drought scenario for all communities on Vancouver Island south of Campbell River and Tofino. The province is also asking that all municipal, industrial and agricultural water consumption be decreased by 30%, so along with our local partners in conversation, all CVRD water systems will be increasing to Stage 2 watering restriction as of Monday, June 6th.

There will be ads placed in all local newspapers this weekend, community signage will be changed.

Stage 2- See Water Use Restrictions here

 

 

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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.

 

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May 19th,2016 

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

 

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Local group meets with Stuart Johnson from MOT May 2016

 

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Stocking Creek Boutiques editorial by MelDorey

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Director Dorey, Developer, John Morris and Local volunteer citizen Debbie Neil break ground at Stocking Creek Boutique property May 2016

 

More Info on Stocking Creek Boutiques here:

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CRIME PREVENTION TIPS

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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

 

 

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Cowichan Valley Trail (Trans Canada Trail)

BE A PART OF CANADIAN HISTORY!!!

Volunteer to help work towards the completion the 3.3 km section of the Trans Canada Trail through Saltair.

A count of pedestrian and cyclist traffic is required, for the application process for a potential Bike B.C. grant as well as other possible grants. Community volunteers are needed for this data collection.

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– volunteers must work in pairs, so we encourage you to team up with someone you know, GRAB your neighbor or a friend and enjoy a visit

– the two data collecting locations are: 1) North Watts Rd. and Chemainus Rd. and 2) Willshire Rd and Chemainus Rd

– there are 2 hour and 3 hour time slots available for data collection The time of day is flexible according to when volunteers can be available

– ideally data will be collected from all days of the week during the months of June, July, and August, let us know what works for you

– safety vests and necessary materials will be provided

By volunteering you will be not only be part of Saltair’s history but also Canada’s. Please contact Grace Predy (see below) with any dates where you could be available and include times of day for 2 or 3 hour time slots, on any days of the week.

Please volunteer as much or as little as you can offer. Email Grace at volunteer@sunnysaltair.ca or call Grace at 250-668-8678 for more details.

Thank you from your volunteer Saltair Trans Canada Trail committee

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SALTAIR TRANS CANADA TRAIL COMMITTEE AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING:  Click highlighted text.

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