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Fire Prevention & Safety Community Meeting

Presentation on Fire Prevention/Safety

The Saltair District Residents Association (SDRA) is sponsoring a public meeting on fire prevention.

June 23rd, at 7:00 pm at the Saltair Community Centre Hall

Science tells us that we are facing severe impacts on our weather due to human-caused climate change. The CVRD has funded studies to indicate what impacts are likely for the Cowichan Valley. During recent years we have witnessed these impacts as increased rainfall,
violent storms and increasingly frequent spells of extreme heat.

Ongoing studies will tell us if our current assumptions are too conservative or not.

Increasing hot spells and heat domes are conducive to widespread wild fires in forested and other areas, as we saw last summer.

The public meeting’s agenda consists of three parts.

1. John Silins will present the results of the funded CVRD studies: what we can expect regarding changes in our climate over the next decades in the Cowichan Valley, based on information we have today.
2. Joel Crawford (CVRD) will talk about what we can do to protect our properties from fire damage.
3. Don Hatton (Hatton Insurance) will explain options for property insurance and give you an opportunity to ask questions about coverage.

Time permitting we will open the floor for questions and discussion.

Note: We’re collecting cash and non-perishable food items for Harvest House Food Bank in Chemainus – donations gratefully accepted.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sponsored by: Saltair District Residents Association

Photo by Daniel Tausis on Unsplash

Saltair Neighbourhood Yard Sale

Saltair Neighbourhood Yard Sale!!

Saturday, June 18th 2022

The Saltair District Resident’s Association is organizing a Saltair Neighbourhood Yard Sale!

Would you like to participate? No cost to join – we post ads /flyers.
The more households involved, the better for all.
Just tell us your street name so we can include all of them in the advertising.

Call 250-924-6924 to sign up. (no names or house #’s please)

Organized by the SDRA

Photo by Ruoyu Li via unsplash.com 

Ruoyu Li


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:


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