The issue of homelessness and illicit drug use in the Comox Valley – particularly in Courtenay – has become one of the most all-encompassing issues in recent years. The Record had an extended interview with Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells on a variety of topics that fall under that umbrella.
Accessibility of All
Increasing accessibility for all benefits our entire community. Soon after the last election I met with John Higginbotham and toured Courtenay in a scooter from Air Park to North Island College. It was clear that many of the streets, intersections and public buildings were not designed for accessibility.
I helped link the city, as well as developers, to work with the Rick Hansen Foundation for certification of accessible projects which in turn can help fund them.
Below you can read a letter from Jim Gillis, whom I had the pleasure to spend some time with during my campaign launch event this past summer.
Courtenay Parks recently installed a new drinking fountain and bottle fill station at the Comox-Courtenay Outdoor Skateboard park at 1701 Lerwick Road (beside Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School). The fountain is also conveniently located by the Valley View sports fields. Stop by and fill a water bottle while skateboarding, playing soccer or just walking by.
So proud of the statement Courtenay City Council has made with our Pride crosswalk. In these times of bigotry and discrimination we need to stand up for all members of our community to make sure we are all treated equally.
School District 71 and Comox Valley local governments have reopened outdoor playgrounds effective Monday June 1, 2020.
We want your ideas for the City of Courtenay’s Official Community Plan! Please join us for the OCP Ideas fair February 19th, 10 am – 8 pm at the Florence Filberg Centre Conference Hall.
With funding secure, land acquisitions complete and a contractor in place, detailed planning and design is now underway for the Water Treatment Project. Construction officially broke ground with a kick-off event on October 30 next to the new pump station site on Comox Lake.
Two sweeping community master plans were passed by Courtenay council Sept. 30, outlining a vision for the city’s multi-modal transportation, parks and recreation for years to come.