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The Juan de Fuca Local Area Services office is moving!
When: December 9, 2013
Where: Juan de Fuca Local Area Services building at #3 – 7450 Butler Road in the Sooke Business Park in Otter Point
Who is Moving? Juan de Fuca Planning, Building Inspection, Community Parks, Emergency Services and Search & Rescue will be located in the new building.
Services at #2 – 6868 West Coast Road will be reduced on December 6, 2013 due to the move.
Contact us at: Telephone: 250.642.1500 (remains the same)
Fax: 250.642.5274 (remains the same)
Regional Transportation Plan circulating for final comments
The CRD Board approved the draft Regional Transportation Plan to be circulated for final comments to municipalities, electoral areas, Victoria Regional Transit Commission, BC Transit Board of Directors and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure prior to consideration for Adoption in March 2014. The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) will guide transportation planning and development in the Capital Region over the next 25 years. The RTP identifies a desired regional multimodal transportation network, outlines actions that will facilitate its ongoing development and details the required governance and funding mechanisms. Read more
CRD Launches Green 365: Indoor Living Campaign
The CRD has launched “Green 365: Indoor Living, which will run until December 31 promoting green behaviours that apply to indoor home improvements including water conservation, septic system maintenance, energy saving techniques and the proper handling of waste. Read more
CRD Board Approves Expansion of Clean Air Bylaw
The CRD Board has approved the motion to expand the parameters of the clean air bylaw with an implementation plan to ban smoking within the Region in all public playgrounds and public playing fields, designated public spaces in municipalities and Electoral Areas, all areas of Electoral Area community parks, all municipal parks and bus stops. The plan will also include extending the current buffer zone for smoking in front of buildings and doorways from three metres to seven metres, and enacting other administrative amendments as recommended by CRD legal counsel. A draft bylaw will be presented to the Board for consideration.
Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program renamed the Seaterra Program
The Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program Commission has renamed the Program to the Seaterra Program. The Seaterra Program name will encompass projects formerly under the CRD Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program, including the Treatment Plant, Resource Recovery Centre and Conveyance System pumping stations and pipes.
CRD Projects Recognized at UBCM Conference
The CRD was selected for an Honorable Mention in the Community Energy Association’s provincial Climate & Energy Action Awards in the public sector collaboration category for our Ready, Set, Solve initiative. CRD was also recognized by Wood WORKS! BC for the Salt Spring Island Library building. Wood WORKS! BC helps local governments specify structural and architectural wood products for their building projects.
Are you a building owner or property manager in the Capital Region? The CRD and partners are proud to have launched the Tap by Tap Retrofit program for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings. Tap by Tap is offered free of charge to eligible buildings across the capital region and targets retrofitting showers and faucets to save energy and water. Read more
Regional Deer Management Strategy
Since the CRD Board adoption of the Regional Deer Management Strategy in December 2012, implementation of the recommendations is moving forward. The CRD is meeting with municipal staff and Councils with a continuing focus on the Peninsula municipalities to mitigate the impact of deer on agricultural production. A pilot project is planned, to be completed in both a rural and an urban area. The details of the project approach are under development. Read more
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