CVRD staff will be hosting this public meeting to give customers an opportunity to learn more about the VIHA mandated water filtration plant upgrade and the public approval process of borrowing $3.7 million funds required through a long term, low interest loan from the Municipal Finance Authority. Financing over 20 years will mean an increase of approximately $270 per year per parcel.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the public meeting will be restricted to 45 attendees; therefore they ask that you pre-register by emailing es [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca if you plan on attending the in-person meeting so staff can manage the number of attendees. Adequate spacing of 2m distance between people will be maintained, contact tracing, sanitizer and disposable mask will be available. Masks are encouraged to be used by attendees.
Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly is hosting a non-partisan community meeting at:
Saltair Community Centre
Friday, March 6th from 7:00 to 8:30pm.
Paul will give a brief report on his recent work in Ottawa, and then open the floor for questions on any federal issue. All community members are invited to attend.
These community meetings are scheduled twice a year throughout the riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. They are part of Paul’s commitment to being an accessible and accountable federal representative. More dates and locations are listed on Paul’s website at https://www.paulmanlymp.ca/events.
One question we are frequently asked is, “How is this a non-partisan event?” The answer is that Paul is there to report on his work as MP, not to talk about the Green Party. There will be no Green Party signage or literature on display at this MP hosted event. We believe it is very important that everyone feel comfortable in the meeting space, so they can hear from their MP and ask questions that are important to them.
Office of MP Paul Manly
MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MARCH. STAY TUNED FOR A NEW DATE AND TIME.
Saltair Advisory Planning Commission Meeting
Saltair APC will host a public meeting on February 23rd, 2020 at the Saltair Community Centre Gym at 2:00 pm regarding the CVRD’s plan of harmonizing all 9 electoral area’s Official Community Plans which include Saltair.
It appears that Area G will receive about $420,000over five years from the Community Works Fund (CWF) based on its population (2,325) and of that allocation, the funds will be divided proportionally between Saltair and Thetis Island based on their relative populations. The priorities for Saltair have, so far, been identified as the water project and parks. It has been reported that, although the CWF for the CVRD has gone up, the percentage amount allocation to area G has gone down.
In previous years, this presentation was held in Ladysmith, this year it will be held in the newly refreshed gymnasium at Saltair Community Centre.
Please join us to learn more about the local budget process and tax allocations for 2020.
Reminder – Centennial Park Survey due October 16th
Here is your chance to have a say……
The CVRD Parks & Trails Division is exploring future use options for Saltair Centennial Park and wants to hear from the community……
Saltair Centennial Park is a 5.85 hectare community park located in Electoral Area G – Saltair/Gulf Islands, between South Oyster School Road and Mountain View Drive.
The park was first established in 1984 with various acquisitions over the years with the last purchase in 2014, being the former Mount Brenton School property now the Saltair Community Centre.
The park has been built up over the years with various park amenities:
tennis courts ,
concession and washroom building (1991),roller hockey court (1998),
north parking lot (1999),
picnic shelter (2000).
The playground was replaced in 2009.
Additional upgrades to the park have taken place over the last 10 years.
As park user’s change over time, and these park amenities are reaching their lifespan, decisions will need to be made in the next few years on whether to replace existing amenities with newer versions or change them out for different amenities.
In 2018, Saltair Centennial Park had over 28,600 visitors to the park which will continue to grow annually as more people wish to spend their time outdoors.
A concept plan is being developed for the park and we are looking for your input.
There are two options:
1. Contact the CVRD Parks & Trails Division or visit the
We have two exciting Placemaking Vancouver Island Speaker Series events coming up!
13 Ways to Kill Your Community
Thursday, April 4 at 7:00p.m. at the Shawnigan Lake School Chapel
Doug Griffiths is the President and CEO of 13 Ways, Inc., a company he founded to provide consultation to struggling North American communities. He is co-author of the book 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, now in its 2nd edition. This book has become the go-to manual for community building in North America.
Revitalizing Our Communities and Economy By Restoring Our Environment
Thursday, April 11 at 7:00p.m. at the Ramada Duncan
Storm Cunningham is a major catalyst for community regeneration and the author of three books. He focuses on helping places worldwide revitalize with the natural, built, social and economic assets they have to attract the resource they’ll need tomorrow.
Hosted by Cowichan Valley Regional District, Water Management Division
Monday, April 8th, 2019
Saltair Community Centre Gym
3850 South Oyster School Road
CVRD are inviting customers of the Saltair Water System to a public meeting. This is an important meeting is for residents to learn more about critical upgrades needed to the water system and to also provide input to your Area Director Lynne Smith and CVRD Staff on decisions facing our community. By now, you will have received a letter in the mail dated March 8th, 2019 from the CVRD providing information on water related issues that eventually need to be resolved.
The public meeting will provide further details on the surface water treatment options and repairs needed to the Stocking Lake Dam as well as provide an update on the current Watermain Upgrade Project. CVRD encourages residents to attend the meeting; staff will provide a presentation on each topic followed by a question and answer period plus input from residents.
Yesterday I was out and about and noticed that many of the Saltair Mail Boxes had been broken into.
Recently there has been mail box break-ins all up and down the Island involving these type of mail boxes. The possible reason is that people are looking for cannabis that has been sent by mail. They seem to not realize that cannabis sent by mail has to be picked up at the Post Office if you have our style of mail boxes.
The RCMP have been called in to investigate. Thank you to the residents that brought these break-ins to their attention.
Today I spoke with the people that were taping up the broken boxes and was advised that these boxes will be replace with new boxes but it might take a few weeks or more.
I was advised that those with broken boxes will have to pick their mail up at the Post Office in Ladysmith for those that have mail delivery from the Ladysmith Post Office and for those that have mail delivery from the Chemainus Post Office they will need to pick up their mail at the Chemainus Post Office.
For those that are interested in starting a Neighbourhood Watch program in their area of Saltair, please contact the RCMP to work out all the details as there is a process involving the RCMP. Good to hear that people in the Saltair community are wanting to get started on helping keep the Saltair community and their neighbourhood safe.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to bring this information to the community.