The Cowichan Valley Regional District is encouraging residents to embrace the Smoke Control Regulation Bylaw if they are burning natural debris on their property.
From October 15 to November 15, open burning is permitted in all nine electoral areas of the CVRD. Only untreated natural wood, prunings and branches can be burned in a single pile no
larger than two metres square, and at least 10 metres from all property lines. All burning must occur between 7 a.m. and sunset of the same day, and is only allowed when the BC Southern Vancouver Island Venting Index is rated ‘Good.’
Too completely avoid back yard burning, residents are reminded that leaves, and branches can a be taken to Peerless Road Recycling Facility free of charge.
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.
Local actor, musician and independent producer, Mark Hellman is delighted to bring his rollicking one-man singalong musical, PETE SEEGER’S THE INCOMPLEAT FOLKSINGER.
Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was a key figure in the mid-20th century global folk music revival. He sang in defence of the poor, the oppressed, and the exploited, and always to enliven and encourage, to delight, and to tell tales. This unique full-length solo performance (adapted from Seeger’s 1972 autobiography of the same name) imagines a concert ‘somewhere on the road, 1970, weaving together verbatim theatre, live music and audience participation into a journey spanning 35 years (1935-70) and featuring all or part of 29 songs.
Seeger reflects on his involvement in the union movement, WWII, his public stand against McCarthyism(HUAC), his actions in support of the Civil Rights Movement, global travels (with many stops across Canada) and visits to conflict zones overseas, while honouring his greatest inspirations: Woody Guthrie, Lee Hays, Leadbelly, Martin Luther King, and his great love, Toshi Ohta.
Invited to sing along at every turn, the audience is completely engaged and embedded in the story, and by the finale of “If I Had a Hammer” audience and performer merge into a single voice, embodying the principle that Seeger lived through his life and art: “Participation. That’s what’s gonna save the human race.”
SALTAIR COMMUNITY CENTRE
TICKETS: $20 (children under 14 free)
AT THE DOOR or IN ADVANCE at the Coffee Shack & Artisanal Gelato Shop – 10862 Chemainus Road
VIA BROWN TICKETS: 1-800-838-3006 (toll free) or ONLINE: https://seegarsaltair.bpt.me/
Classes will begin Monday, September 16th at 10:15am at the Saltair Community Center gymnasium. Classes run for 60 minutes.
You will learn a wide variety of techniques tailored to you meet your current fitness level. ALL fitness levels are welcome.
If you are under the age of 55 and are interested in attending a class please let me know in the comment section below and I’d be happy to offer a second class.
Please email or call us to reserve your spot. Classes are limited to 12 people. $15.75 per person.
Bute Island open for public access as newest regional parkland in CVRD Duncan, BC – A 2.2-acre island in Ladysmith Harbour will be maintained in its natural state as the latest regional parkland acquisition by the Cowichan Valley Regional District.
Bute Island, long held under private ownership, can now be visited by residents and visitors to the Cowichan region. With a day-use accessible dock that can accommodate kayaks, canoes,
and smaller vessels, people will be able to explore the islands unique flora and fauna and enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Ladysmith and other islands dotting the harbour.
The interior of the island provides a rustic, low impact natural trail walk with access to small pocket bays along the foreshore that can be explored during low tide.
“Adding Bute Island to our roster of regional parkland ensures the stewardship of a small piece of land that holds tremendous ecological and aesthetic value, and has significant cultural importance to local First Nations community members,” said Ian Morrison, Chair of the Cowichan Valley Regional District.
“This an exciting opportunity for CVRD to expand its regional parks for the benefit of residents, and further strengthen the tourism sector of the southern Gulf Islands and Ladysmith area.”
To celebrate this newest acquisition towards establishment of Ladysmith Harbour Islands Regional Park, the CVRD will be offering boat tours to Bute Island during the Ladysmith Maritime Society’s Sea Life Celebration event on Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ladysmith Community Marina. The event provides a wealth of fun activities for kids and families to see, touch and learn about the sea creatures that reside in our coastal waters.
I will be offering a new fall session of Iyengar Yoga at The Saltair Community Centre, September through to the end of October. Come learn alignment in action with the foundations of an Iyengar yoga practise!