Building Links 2013, Issue #11

March 20, 2013

Editor’s Note

We have news this week on two multi-million dollar projects moving forward in our region. The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Village of Cumberland south sewer project received $17 million from the Government of Canada’s Gas Tax Fund. The project is a joint initiative between the CVRD, the Village of Cumberland and K’ómoks First Nation. Stage one of the project will include building the treatment plant and collection system to address the failing septic systems in the core areas of Union Bay and Royston along with addressing wastewater treatment issues in Cumberland. The budget for this project is approximately $42 million.
BC Hydro will be proceeding with the preferred alternative of replacing of the existing Long Beach and Great Central Lake substations to service the Tofino and Ucluelet areas. The existing substation land footprints will be expanded. Site preparations and investigations will continue through 2013. The estimated project cost is about $52 million and the updated schedule has the replacement substations operational and in-service by summer 2015.  The site grading and preparation will begin in late spring 2014. The main construction is planned to begin next summer. The construction period will last just over 12 months and may generate about 50 jobs.


Campbell River Big Rock Boat Ramp Open House

The City of Campbell River invites members of the public to attend an open house Wednesday, Mar. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sportsplex, Room 2.

“Campbell River residents have been looking forward to ramp upgrades at Big Rock boat ramp, and two conceptual designs for the project will be presented at the open house,” says Lynn Wark, the City’s parks project supervisor. Upgrade possibilities for the Big Rock boat ramp include replacement of the ramp, improved parking, public washroom, lighting and fish-cleaning station. Also under consideration is integration of McAllum Park into the ramp area improvements and the potential for overflow parking at 921 Island Highway.

Come on out and help shape the future of this important feature on Campbell River’s waterfront. For more information, please call the Parks Department at 250-286-7275.