Saltair Notice of Public Hearing Rezoning of 10705 Chemainus Rd

Saltair Notice of Public Hearing Rezoning of 10705 Chemainus Rd

A electronic public meeting will be held on October 19th, 2021 at 6:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to receive public input regarding the proposed plan to rezone the Saltair Water Office/Workshop property at 10705 Chemainus Road. Click green Highlighted text for details

Notice of Public Hearing Area G Saltair 2021-10-01 RZ21G01 APO Notice

OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 4394 is to amend the Saltair Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2500 by re-designating the subject
property from Institutional (INS) to Suburban
Residential.  To go to CVRD Website for further information click highlighted text

There are several ways to provide input and participate listed below:

ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING:
There are two ways to attend the electronic Public Hearing event:

Online: Registration is required for online participation. It is recommended that you register several days in advance to ensure device and audio compatibility.

To register go to: https://cowichanvalleyrd.webex.com and enter the meeting information: 2481 756 2506. On the following page, use the ‘Register’ button to complete your registration. Once registered you will receive an email confirmation with a link for joining the meeting.

Phone: Join the meeting by calling 1.833.311.4101, when prompted enter the meeting information: 2481 756 2506 #, and when prompted enter Password: 74329899 #.

Calling in does not require pre-registration.

SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS:
Written submissions can be delivered to the CVRD as follows:

Email: PublicHearings [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca
In-Person: 1st Floor (Reception Desk), 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC
Mail: Development Services Division, Cowichan Valley Regional District, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 1N8

The deadline for written submissions is 4:30 pm on Monday, October 18, 2021.

Please include your name and address in your submission. Prior to the Public Hearing, all submissions are placed in the Public Hearing Binder located at the Cowichan Valley Regional District Land Use Services Department front counter, and posted online at https://www.cvrd.ca/1282/Notices-and-Public-Hearings, for viewing.

All submissions will form part of the Public Hearing record. Please note that personal information, including phone numbers and email addresses should not be included in your submission, and other
information protected under the Freedom of Information act.

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Seedy Sunday 2022 Save the Date

Attention all Gardeners and Plant Lovers!

Save the Date for Seedy Sunday 2022

Now is the time to Save your Seeds and Divide up your plants for the 3rd Annual Saltair Seedy Sunday, March 6th, 2022!

Saltair Community Society will be hosting this event to be held at the Saltair Community Centre.

Saltair Society Director Lia Versaevel with prizes for Seedy Sunday participants
Saltair Community Centre Auditorium Seedy Sunday Event

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today September 30th, marks the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

A day for healing and reflection on the harmful legacy of colonialism in Canada, including the atrocities of the residential school system. Today many will also honour the resilience of those who survived unspeakable direct and intergenerational trauma.

The following are some of the support services available to those needing help on this difficult day:
Support services for Indian residential school survivors in B.C.:
Indian Residential School Survivors Society, phone: 1 800 721-0066 or 604 985-4464
Tsow-Tun Le Lum for Indigenous peoples in B.C., phone: 1 888 403-3123
The Métis Crisis Line for Métis people in B.C., available 24 hours a day at 1 833 638-4722
The KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a 24-hour, provincewide Indigenous crisis line for Indigenous peoples in B.C.
Adults, call 250 723-4050
Children and youth, call 250 723-2040. Toll-free: 1 800 588-8717
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line for Indigenous people across Canada: Phone toll-free 1 855 242-3310 or chat online: www.hopeforwellness.ca/
24-Hour National Crisis Line for residential school survivors and others affected: 1 866 925-4419
Orange Commemorative T- Shirts can be purchased at Oyster Bay Husky and Esso stations north of Ladysmith
Orange Commemorative T- Shirts can be purchased at Oyster Bay Husky and Esso stations north of Ladysmith

Notice of Public Hearing CVRD Bylaw No 4270

 Notice of Public Hearing CVRD Bylaw No 4270

For your Information:

CVRD has issued at Notice of Public Hearing regarding the first phase of consolidation of the existing Official Community Plans for Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, F,  G, H and I into a single official community plan.

Public Hearing will be held on September 21st, 2021 at 6:00 pm Click on the document below for complete details:

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This meeting will be conducted by electronic means due to the COVID 19 Pandemic

WAYS T0 ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING:

There are two ways to attend the electronic Public Hearing event:
Online: Registration is required for online participation. It is recommended that you register several days in advance to ensure device and audio compatibility.

To register go to https://cowichanvalleyrd.webex.com and enter the meeting information: 146 246 6637. On the following page, use the ‘Register’ button to complete your registration. Once registered you will receive an email confirmation with a link for joining the meeting.

Phone: Join the hearing by calling 1.833.311.4101, when prompted enter 146 246 6637# and when prompted enter Password: 98942633#. Calling in does not require pre-registration.

For more details on electronic Public Hearings please visit our website: https://www.cvrd.ca/1282/Notices-and-Public-Hearings

On the day of the Public Hearing, if you experience technical difficulties joining or participating in the hearing, please call 250.746.2500, extension 2222.

A CVRD staff person will be available to provide technical assistance starting from 4:30 p.m. on the day of the hearing until the close of the hearing

Saltair Water System Receives 3.9 Million in Funding For Filtration Upgrade

3.9 Million in Funding Received for Filtration Upgrade Project

Saltair is receiving 3.9 million government funding to begin a water filtration upgrade project required to meet provincial drinking water guidelines.  Please read the attached official news release from the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

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Saltair Community Centre Elections Canada Voting Station

Elections Canada Vote At Saltair Community Center

Advance Voting at Saltair Community Centre Auditorium

3850 South Oyster School Road
Follow the yellow Vote Signs to the rear entrance of the Auditorium
Covid Protocol: Face Mask Required
Vote from 9:00 am to 9:00 Pm
Friday, September 10th
Saturday, September 11th
Sunday, September 12th
Monday, September 13th

GENERAL ELECTION VOTING DAY :

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2021
7:00 AM TO 7:00 PM

Saltair 2nd Annual Craft Market October 23rd

Saltair 2nd Annual Craft Market!

Please join us!

Saturday October 23rd 10:00 am to 3:00pm
Saltair Community Centre at 3850 South Oyster School Road

Quality, Hand Crafted, Locally Made Items for Sale

Admission : Cash Donation for Local Food Bank

Burgers, Hotdogs and Refreshments available from the Lions
Club Food Trailer

Vendor Applications contact : ainlet [at] shaw [dot] ca

* COVID 19 Regulations. Face Mask Required

*Sponsored by Saltair Community Society

Saltair Craft Market 2021

Mt Hayes WildFire Update

Wildfire Update – September 2nd, 2021

Mt Hayes 61.5 hectare wildfire is considered under control by BC Wildfire Services.

Ground firefighter crews are making good progress tackling hot spots.

Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Services

 

Please follow the link below for more information on this ongoing event, and check the CVRD website or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mycvrd page for further updates.

Also Recommended is “Alertable Communication App

Alertable is a multi-purpose communication service used to send alerts to residents, businesses, and visitors during critical events like fires or floods as well as for relevant day-to-day communications, such as water advisories. That way, you stay aware, plan ahead and save time. Keep yourself and others informed and up-to-date with Alertable.

Please click on this link to  register for “Alertable Emergency APP” Click here to access Alertable for the Cowichan Valley

So I’m now on Alertable, what do I need to know?

When you receive an alert from the system:

Stop. Take a look or listen to your device.

Breathe. There is no need to panic, even if you are being put on evacuation order. It is important to remain calm so you can understand the instructions.

Read. Please read the entire alert. Often the area notified by the Alertable system will be larger than the actual alert area. There may be links to more specific maps and information as part of the Alertable notification. You may need to click the down-arrow to see all of the text included with the notification.

What You Can Expect from Alertable

Personalized Communications: Critical information such as the type and location of an emergency incident, evacuation alerts or orders, and instructions from emergency officials are provided for the locations you have specified.

Follow Multiple Locations: You can choose notifications for more than one location such as home, office, cabin, family and friends and more. Any event or communication related to your specified locations will be forwarded to you using your preferred communication channel.

Customized Notifications: Alertable’s capabilities ensure that you will only get notified when a communication is relevant to you or one of the locations you have specified. You can personalize notifications by type and severity. Receive alerts over a wide variety of communication channels including mobile apps, text/SMS alerting, email or voice calling. Choose any combination that’s right for you. Find out more from Alertable’s FAQs.

Privacy: Registration is anonymous, and no information is shared or used for marketing or data-harvesting purposes. Location information is only used to determine proximity to an alert event. For more details on Alertable’s privacy policy, click here.

Opt in or out: Both mobile applications and web-based accounts provide access to an unsubscribe feature. While subscribed, all critical-level alerts will be issued for the areas you have specified. You can customize advisory-level alerts to suit your needs.

Be Prepared

With over 280 wildfires currently burning in BC its important to perform pre-evacuation preparations.  The following are some tips on how to get ready:

INSIDE THE HOUSE

  • Have your emergency bag  ready to go
  •  People and pets
    • Papers, phone numbers, and important documents,  Insurance
    • Prescriptions, vitamins, and eyeglasses
    • Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia
    • Personal computer hard drive and disks
    • “Plastic” (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash
  • Ensure a  Wildfire Action Plan  is prepared ahead of time
  • Make sure you know your community’s emergency response plan and have a plan on where to go when it is time to evacuate, and best routes for leaving your location.
  • Shut all windows and doors, leaving them unlocked.
  • Remove flammable window shades, curtains and close metal shutters.
  • Remove lightweight curtains.
  • Move flammable furniture to the center of the room, away from windows and doors.
  • Shut off gas at the meter; turn off pilot lights.
  • Leave your lights on so firefighters can see your house under smoky conditions.
  • Shut off the air conditioning.

OUTSIDE THE HOUSE

  • Gather up flammable items from the exterior of the house and bring them inside (patio furniture, children’s toys, door mats, trash cans, etc.) or place them in your pool.
  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Move propane BBQ appliances away from structures.
  • Connect garden hoses to outside water valves or spigots for use by firefighters. Fill water buckets and place them around the house.
  • Don’t leave sprinklers on or water running, they can affect critical water pressure.
  • Leave exterior lights on so your home is visible to firefighters in the smoke or darkness of night.
  • Put your Emergency Supply Kit in your vehicle.
  • Back your car into the driveway with vehicle loaded and all doors and windows closed. Carry your car keys with you.
  • Have a ladder available and place it at the corner of the house for firefighters to quickly access your roof.
  • Seal attic and ground vents with pre-cut plywood or commercial seals.
  • Patrol your property and monitor the fire situation. Don’t wait for an evacuation order if you feel threatened.
  • Check on neighbors and make sure they are preparing to leave.

Animals

  • Locate your pets and keep them nearby.
  • Prepare farm animals for transport and think about moving them to a safe location.

Keep safe, Be ready.

Saltair District Ratepayers Association

Featured photo credit:  https://unsplash.com/@bailey_i

Saltair Community Centre is Open for Room & Auditorium Rentals

Saltair Community Centre has reopened for Room & Auditorium Rentals

We can now move to BC  Government’s Level 3 Prevention of Communicable Diseases as of July 1st, 2021.
The key points for reopening are summarized below:
1.  Face Mask use is mandatory as there are still variants of the virus circulating.
2.  Signing in on the sign in sheet is still required upon entering for security purposes and contact tracing.
3.  Hand sanitizer is provided and hand washing is encouraged.
4.  Stay home if you are feeling unwell
5.  Should a local outbreak occur, we may need to revert back to our Covid Safety Plan.
Please note that room rental rates have increased to $25.00 per two hours and $12.50 for each hour thereafter.
Gym rental rate is $40.00 per two hours and $20.00 for each hour thereafter. At this time  Maximum gathering in the gym is limited to 50 persons.
Don’t forget to Mark your calendars as we will be hosting our 2nd  Autumn Craft Market  October 23rd, 10 am to 3 pm at Saltair Community Centre auditorium.  If you are interested in participating please contact Nadi Bottomley at ainlet [at] shaw [dot] ca to book a table or for further information.
I am looking forward to the Centre being busy again and welcoming everyone back .
Yours truly
Tim Godau
SCS President

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