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Updated Area G Saltair Public Information Meeting Bylaw No. 4427 Landslide Hazard

Click the green link for an updated CVRD Public Meeting Highlights/Summary & Photos View Chemainus Valley Courier Article for highlights of public meeting


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Electoral Area G – Saltair

Bylaw No. 4427 Development Permit Area 7: Landslide Hazard

Date: June 2, 2022

Time: 1st Meeting: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Time:  2nd Meeting: 5:30pm to 7:00 pm

Location Saltair Community Centre, located at 3850 South Oyster School Road

Doors open at 2:30 pm  Refreshments will be served

Presentation: 1st presentation 3:00 pm is for early birds &  2nd presentation is for the after work crowd at 5:30pm

Please Note:  seating is limited to 95 persons per meeting.

Presenters: Rick Guthrie, P. Geo and Hawley Beaugrand P. Geo, Stantec Consulting


The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) conducted field studies in the Saltair area in 2021 which examined natural hazards in the coastal zone, local drivers of slope instability and potential impacts of sea level rise. The purpose of the public open house is to provide further opportunity to present and discuss the Saltair Coastal Slope Stability Assessment and draft Bylaw No. 4427 Development Permit Area 7: Landslide Hazard 9DPA 7).

Draft Bylaw No. 4427 Development Permit Area 7: landslide Hazard, which guides development activities in area that may be subject to natural hazards, has been amended to include the report recommendations and new mapping. The map shown outlines the parcels which are subject to draft Bylaw No. 4427.

The full report “Saltair Coastal Slope Stability Assessment” is located here:

Draft Bylaw No. 4427 Development Permit Area 7: Landslide Hazard (DPA 7) can be accessed here:—Strategic-Initiatives-Draft-B

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Coralie Breen, Manager, Planning- Strategic Initiatives Division, Land Use Services Department, Phone: 250-746-2625 or 1.800.665.3955/ Email: Coralie [dot] Breen [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca

Area G (excluding the Gulf Islands)

Posted for the Cowichan Valley Regional District

Saltair District Ratepayers Association AGM

2022 SDRA Annual General Meeting

April 28th at  7:00 pm  Saltair Community Centre  Hall

Voting for the New SDRA Board:

We will be voting on the following persons/positions’ terms:
Jane Walton – President – 2 years
Denay Shelling – Treasurer – 2 years
Sue Miller – Secretary, Newsletter – 1 year
Diana Holland – Membership – 2 years
John Silins – Environment – 1 year
Kerry McIntyre – TBA – 2 years
If you would like to nominate someone to the Board (and have their permission), please do so.

We would also welcome volunteers to assist the Board or work on a subcommittee – please add your name to the ballot.

Constitutional changes are also being made and must be voted on by the members.

Sue Miller, SDRA Board Member



BC Elections Voting Available at Saltair Community Centre

Voting is available at the Saltair Community Centre

Did you know you can vote at Saltair Centre?  Although it is not a designated polling station, it is however,  an official District Electoral Office of Elections BC and therefore, is set up for polling and accepts your vote in this current provincial BC Election.

Please drive to the back of the Centre and enter via the rear blue doors as pictured below.

Hours of operation are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

3850 South Oyster School Rd

Please follow COVID signage and stated procedures. Hand sanitizer and masks are provided.

Rear Entrance of Saltair Centre


In Memory of Saltair Artist Lyle Duxbury

Lyle Duxbury “Soft Landing #4

Saltair Artist:  Lyle Duxbury  Born 1935 –  Died July 4th  2016

“Forms, colour and medium, reflect my whims and persona. They are swept away on an odyssey filled with metaphysical shadows that drift in and out  on a wake of alpha, beta, and delta waves. Born out of this ebb and flow are man and animal forms that are interdependent, one to another, as they float cheek to jowl in my metaphysic sea. The collective aesthete paints society all hues. When one colours over and beyond the lines of the status quo it is labeled ART”

Lyle began painting at the age of 4. He was an honours graduate at Vancouver School of Art and taught at the Vancouver Institute of Art. He lived in Mexico, Toronto and Chemainus before landing in Saltair. His awards and galleries that displayed his works spanned the globe – Canada, USA, Mexico, Japan, Spain

To his neighbours he was the artist who cared deeply about his art, took long walks, and once owned a lovely peacock named  Leonardo.
In his later years he was grateful for the help he received from his neighbours. People with that Saltair community spirit mowed his lawns, took him to appointments, took him shopping, put up a chain link fence, brought his groceries, and generally made sure he was okay.
He will be missed in Saltair and the world art community.

Artist Lyle Duxbury “Live Down Umbra #8
Artist Lyle Duxbury “Soft Debris #2”

Written and submitted by Diana McTavish, September 20th, 2017


The Saltair Song by Terry Boyle


THE SALTAIR SONG                                                            Terry Boyle              03/11/15


Well look what they miss on the highway

When they’re hurrying from here to there

They may get where they’re going without ever knowing

The beautiful place called Saltair.


Well it’s neither a town nor a city

But it’s rather a home that we share

With its forest and trails as we walk by the rails

Beside Stocking Creek Park in Saltair.


When the warm summer breezes are blowing

And the sunshine has banished all care

To the sand at the big rock the happy kids flock

To Boulder Point here in Saltair


Our water is some of the purest

That’s something incredibly rare

All credit we’ll take for our fine Stocking Lake

As its nectar flows down to Saltair.


The people of Saltair are friendly

With a helping hand always to spare

The community centre’s a brand new adventure

For the volunteers here in Saltair.


We have a safe, tropical climate

The palm trees grow tall in the parks

Owls, eagles and deer can have grub through the year

And we can stroll in Saltair after dark.


The Lagoon is a wonderful feature

With flora and fauna so rare

Keep your eyes on the road as the log barge unloads

Or you’ll end up in the drink in Saltair.


We may wander the world in our travels

To Istanbul, Duncan or Rome

We may not be as famous as downtown Chemainus

But it’s Saltair we love to call home.                Facebook: Terry Boyle Music     terryboyle9294 [at] gmail [dot] com

Available for house concerts, festivals and special occasions