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Campfires Banned throughout CVRD

The Coastal Fire Centre has announced a Campfire Ban for most of Vancouver Island including the CVRD. All open burning, including campfires, will be banned as of noon on Wednesday, August 17. This fire prohibition is supported and applied within all CVRD electoral...

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Stage 2 Water Restrictions to begin June 6

The hot, dry spring has led to Level 3 (Very Dry) Drought Conditions in the Cowichan Region. To reduce water consumption, Stage 2 Water Use Restrictions will begin on Monday June 6, 2016. These restrictions will apply to all CVRD and municipal water systems, as well...

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Vancouver Island moves to Drought Level 3

Following the CVRD's determination that the Cowichan Valley is at Level 3 Drought Conditions, the Provincial government has updated the Drought rating for all of Vancouver Island to Level 3 - Very Dry. Despite some rainfall this past weekend, rainfall totals for the...

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Drought Levels Increasing

The CVRD, following the provincial methods, has set the drought level for the Cowichan Valley at Level 3 - Very Dry, based on the following conditions. Snowpack - 7% of normal levels - equivalent to levels normally seen in late August Rainfall - less than 40% of...

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Water Use Restrictions Begin May 1

Spring is here - and with it come water use restrictions. All CVRD and municipal water systems will enter Stage 1 Water Use Restrictions as scheduled on May 1. New for this year: Mill Bay Water District and Cowichan Bay Waterworks will be co-ordinating their water use...

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