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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Cowichan region back to Stage 1 watering restrictions September 24

Restrictions for water systems across the region have been downgraded to Stage 1, as the provincial drought level for Eastern Vancouver Island was lowered to Level 2. Two CVRD water systems (Woodley Range and Shellwood) remain on Stage 3 restrictions.

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Saltair water system receives $3.9 million in funding for filtration upgrade project

The funding comes from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Green Infrastructure Stream, and represents approximately 70% of the total estimated $5 million cost of the water filtration project.

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Free workshop for Cowichan businesses to explore ‘circular economy’ opportunities

Economic Development Cowichan has once again partnered with the Synergy Foundation and Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce to host a a free virtual workshop on Tuesday, September 21.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

CVRD lifts State of Local Emergency, Evacuation Alert for area residences

The CVRD’s Regional Emergency Operations Centre (REOC) is lifting the State of Local Emergency for the Mt. Hayes wildfire and rescinding the joint Evacuation Alert for 20 residential properties in the surrounding area.

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Mt Hayes Wildfire Evening Update 2021-08-23

On Monday, BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) continued its efforts to expand the containment area around the Mt. Hayes wildfire. 

The status of the wildfire is classified as “Being Held” and there are no changes this evening to the ongoing Evacuation Ale...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Mt. Hayes Wildfire Afternoon Update 2021-08-23

The status of the Mt. Hayes wildfires continues to be classified as “Being Held” on Monday with no change at this time to the Evacuation Alerts.

These ongoing Evacuation Alerts are for Takala Road, Ivey Road and David Road, as well as t...

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Posted on: August 22, 2021

Mt. Hayes wildfire status updated to ‘Being Held’

BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is updating the status of the Mt. Hayes wildfire to ‘Being Held’ after further progress was achieved on Sunday.

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Posted on: August 22, 2021

Fire crews working to establish control line around Mt. Hayes wildfire

The BC Wildfire Service’s (BCWS) objective on Sunday is to establish a control line around the perimeter of the Mt. Hayes wildfire.

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Posted on: August 21, 2021

Mt Hayes Wildfire Evening Update 2021-08-21

The Mt. Hayes wildfire surpassed the 48 hour mark on Saturday with ongoing efforts by fire crews focused on containing the area and preventing against any further spread. 

BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) used heavy machinery to establish fireguards aro...

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Posted on: August 21, 2021

CVRD Mt. Hayes Morning Update 2021-08-21

The Mt. Hayes wildfire experienced no significant growth overnight Friday

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mt Hayes Wildfire Update

As of Friday night, the Mt Hayes wildfire continues to be contained by the BC Wildfire Service with no substantial growth reported throughout the day. Quieter and changing wind patterns are expected overnight and area residents may anticipate seeing incre...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mt. Hayes wildfire Holding at 70 Hectares

Mt. Hayes wildfire is holding at 70 hectares as BC Wildfire Service crews continue responding to the ongoing situation on the ground.

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mt. Hayes wildfire: Evacuation Order for Bush Creek Fish Hatchery

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has issued an Evacuation Order for the Bush Creek Fish Hatchery due to the Mt. Hayes wildfire.

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Joint Evacuation Alert - Mt. Hayes wildfire

A joint Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Cowichan Valley Regional District and the Regional District of Nanaimo at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mt. Hayes wildfire expands to 70 hectares overnight

BC Wildfire Service continues to focus its attention on a highly visible wildfire burning on the southeast slope of Mt. Hayes that has grown to 70 hectares overnight.

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Evacuation Alert Mount Hayes wildfire

A State of Local Emergency has been declared in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. This applies to Electoral Area 'H' and a small north portion of Area 'G' due to the wildfire burning on the west slope of Mount Hayes, west of the town of Ladysmith

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Copper Canyon wildfire now under control, state of local emergency ended

DUNCAN, BC – The BC Wildfire Service has updated the status of the Copper Canyon wildfire
to ‘under control,’ and the State of Local Emergency (SOLE) and evacuation alert have both
been rescinded.

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