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Camp Fire Burning Ban in Effect

Campfire Ban across BC

BC government has put a campfire ban in effect starting June 30th to October 15th 2021.

Campfires are defined as anything smaller than 0.5 metres wide by 0.5 metres tall.  Larger open burning is also banned.

Also prohibited is  the use of fireworks,  sky lanterns,  tiki torches and other similar torches, and burn barrels.

Anyone found breaking a fire ban may face a range of fines, including a $1,150 ticket, an administrative penalty up to $10,000, or a fine up to $100,000 and up to one year in prison if convicted in court.

People who break a fire ban and contribute to the start of a wildfire could also be on the hook for firefighting costs.

To report a fire call 911 immediately.


Your Feedback is needed for the Saltair Centennial Park Revitalization Plan

Saltair Centennial Park Revitalization Plan

Cowichan Valley Regional District – Parks & Trails

This is your chance to provide feedback to decision-makers and make a meaningful impact on major initiatives which will affect your community, while being assured that the feedback is coming exclusively from residents like yourself, and not from those living outside your area.

Opportunity to Participate

There are a number of ways to participate:

  1. Review the Resources and information on Place Speak and take a survey or click on this green highlighted text  survey/questionnaire. 
  2. The same information can be found on the CVRD website at with a fillable pdf version of the questionnaire to fill out and email in to Tanya [dot] soroka [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca .

Each poster board has also been printed out and installed at Saltair Centennial Park on the sport court fence by the playground if you wish to look at the revitalization plan in person. Hard copies of the questionnaire will also be there  in a red box to fill out and mail to the CVRD office or scan and email to the email address above.

Proposed features and Planned upgrades/changes can be viewed in Centennial Park along on fence of the Hockey/ball court
Survey forms in red box attached to Ball Court in Centennial Park


Next Steps

All questionnaires must be completed and submitted by June 30, 2021 and will be compiled.

If there are any considerable changes to the draft revitalization plan that we did not catch the first time around then the new plan will incorporate the changes.

The FINAL revitalization plan will be adopted by the CVRD Board as the 10-20 year plan for the park and posted on the Saltair Centennial Park webpage on the CVRD website for viewing.


Saltair Community Centre Online Auction Fundraiser

Saltair Community Centre Online Auction.

The funds raised through this online auction will be applied to Community Centre building improvements  such as exterior & interior painting,  flooring replacements, and accessible washroom renovations.
The Auction will begin on Wednesday, April 28th at 8 am and run until Friday, May 7th at 7 pm.
Bids will be dollar amounts only, and payments will be e-transfer or cash.
Watch your bids carefully and remember to refresh your page to see the latest bids/comments. You will be notified via  Facebook if yours was the winning bid.
Contact-free pick up will be arranged for Saturday, May 7.
The Saltair Community Society  want to thank the local businesses and Saltarians  who have kindly donated to this fundraising auction.

Tennis Season is Back

It’s time for Tennis again in Saltair

Saltair has a long history of tennis. The first Saltair
tennis tournament was held in 1984. At that time, the
area leaders had the foresight to build the best tennis
facility, open to the public, between Victoria and
Nanaimo. It has served well the tennis players of Saltair
as well as players from the surrounding areas.

The courts are located in Saltair Centennial Park.
Access to the park is off South Oyster School Road or
from Mountain View Drive.

Tennis courts at Saltair Centennial Park

The courts are not visible from either of the parking lots so you can easily miss them unless you venture into the park. The courts are
located at the north east corner of the park. (Google
Earth provides an excellent aerial view of the park and

The tennis facility consists of two painted courts as well as a practice
wall – if you are just learning to play or don’t have a partner to play with, having a practice wall is a real bonus.

Saltair is where you come to play tennis. Saltair
has had and continues to have an active tennis community. Currently there are 25 to 30 members who play regularly on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, mornings from mid March to mid October.

Play year-round Tennis at Centennial Park tennis courts

These sessions are purely social and very welcoming of new players.

More competitive matches are scheduled outside the morning sessions.

Tennis is a growing sport in Canada and provides an excellent opportunity for exercise, fresh air and appropriately distanced socialization during this time of COVID.  It is also very good way for people new to the area to be introduced into the community.

Regardless of your level of play, you will find a suitable tennis
partner at the Saltair courts. If you are interested in playing tennis, you are encouraged to drop in on one of the morning social sessions.

(Note: The current BC Health orders limits tennis to only playing singles at this time, therefore, group play (doubles) and the morning Monday, Wednesday and Saturday sessions will commence once this health order is rescinded. )

Submitted by: Matt Huhtala and David Nikula, Saltair, Tennis player advocates

Saltair Water Main Flushing 2021

The 2021 Water Main Flushing Program 

Water main flushing program is a technique used to clean water distribution pipes and reservoirs of sediments that build up over time. This is accomplished by strategic manipulation of fire hydrants and valves to force water at high velocities through the system from previously flushed sections.

Saltair’s Flushing dates:  

  • Monday, March 22nd, 2021
  • Friday,     March 26th, 2021
  • Monday, March 29th, 2021
  • Thursday, April 1st, 2021

While this program is underway, short periods of low pressure and discolored water may be expected. Any discoloration is temporary and not a health hazard. Residents are asked to minimize their water consumption if a change in water appearance is noticed. To clear water lines, residents are advised to turn on their cold water tap until the water runs clear.

Should any water problems persist, please call the CVRD’s Engineering Services Department at (250)-746-2530




Annual Contribution to Local Food Banks

This Christmas holiday season, the Saltair Community Society in keeping with its annual tradition of giving back to the communities we live and shop in, was able to contribute a cheque for $500.00 to Ladysmith Resource Centre Food bank and a cheque for $500.00 to Chemainus Harvest House Food bank.

Jan Aikman from Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank receives cheque for $500.00 from Saltair Community Society Director
Jan Aikman of Chemainus Harvest House receiving a cheque for $500.00 from Saltair Community Society Director


Winter Garbage Collection CVRD Notice

Winter Curbside Collection Notice

This is a reminder that garbage and recycling pickup normally scheduled for Friday, December 25th has been re-scheduled to Monday, December 28th and garbage and recycling pickup normally scheduled for Friday, January 1, has been re-scheduled to Monday, January 4th.
If your CVRD electoral area curbside collection is missed due to extreme weather, hang onto your material until the next scheduled collection day.
Extra material may be placed at the curb alongside CVRD totes. Please ensure extra recyclable material is labelled clearly on the outside of container ‘For Recycling’.
Recyclable material in plastic bags will not be collected.
Alternatively, if you are unable to hang onto your garbage and/or recycling until your next scheduled pickup, it can be taken to either Bings Creek, Peerless Road or Meade Creek Recycling Centres for disposal at no charge.
Proof of residency is required to be presented at the facility scale house upon arrival.