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Join me for a great chat with Arjun Singh.
A great conversation with Mayor Philip Brown of Charlottetown, PEI. Wait for the part where he puts on his sunglasses.
As of 12:30 pm on Sunday, March 22nd, all Playgrounds in Courtenay are closed. This is serious. Stay calm, stay positive, stay home.
We are in this together. Please help us flatten the curve, make only essential trips, and look after yourself. Stay positive and be kind to others.
Coronavirus has arrived in the Comox Valley. Please stay calm. Don’t hoard. As a result of the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the city of Courtenay is closing all City recreation and cultural facilities as of 3:00pm PST March 16th 2020.
Be Kind. Stay Calm. Be Safe. Look after your Mental and Physical Health. Listen to Medical Experts. Flatten the Curve. Only Essential Trips.
Please be advised of the changes in social services due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our incredible service providers are doing all they can to flatten the curve of the pandemic while providing essential services to those in need. Be kind. Stay calm. Be Safe.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is alerting Comox Valley water system users that it will be moving to its backup pump station from March 16 to 19, 2020 while BC Hydro completes its penstock fish screen cleaning. The backup station is located further downstream than the primary withdrawal location and is more susceptible to poor water quality during weather events.
February 22 Coldest Night of the Year 5km Walk >> February 24 Kin Week Flag Raising >> February 26 Wounded Warriors Run raising funds and awareness for First Responders and their families dealing with PTSD. February 28 YANA Big Love Dinner raising funds...
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.
Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells responds to downtown business owner’s letter regarding Fifth Street Bridge
Dear Editor, A recent letter to the editor from Michael Gilbert had questions about the Fifth Street Bridge rehabilitation project. He asked why the City is not considering building a brand new bridge. Your readers should be aware that our council is not making decisions on the Fifth Street Bridge lightly.
Nov 21 Play Physical Literacy Red Scarf launch by Glacier Grannies and Aids Vancouver Island to raise awareness for AIDS locallay and around the world Homelessness Coalition HRT Meeting 5th St Bridge Project open house Nov 22 Moonlight Madness Tree Lighting Nov 29th...
Mayoral Agenda from Oct 22 – Nov 4. I am honoured and privileged to live, work and play on the traditional unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.
Event, now in its 44th year, featured talent all day inside the Sid Williams Theatre
Courtenay council members, Legion members, and a cadet joined Mayor Bob Wells (holding flag) outside city hall Friday afternoon for the annual raising of the Poppy Fund flag, signifying the beginning of this year’s Poppy Fund campaign. Volunteers will be at various retail outlets throughout the city selling commemorative poppies in advance of Remembrance Day.
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.
As the costs of construction, water, sewer, roads, solid waste and other areas we are responsible for increase at an unsustainable rate, I’m proud of council for creating our new Finance Committee to dig in and look for new revenue streams and look at what we are already paying for to ensure we are providing the level of service our community expects and is willing to pay
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.
The City of Courtenay’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in corporate operations and the broader community have been recognized by the joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee (GCC).
I’m super happy to Proclaim today as Variety Radiothon Day for the Comox Valley!!!
Mayoral Agenda from July 15 – Aug 19. I am honoured and privileged to live, work and play on the traditional unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.
A new playground area at Hawk Glen Park has been recently completed and the City of Courtenay officially opened the playground at a ribbon cutting event on Friday, July 26.
The City of Courtenay is forging ahead with its ban on single-use plastics. This despite Victoria losing its battle in the BC Court of Appeal for a similar ban.
Courtenay City Council meets at 4:00 pm on the first and third Mondays of each month, or Tuesdays following a statutory holiday. The Committee of the Whole meets the last Monday of each month.
It was my pleasure to Proclaim this weekend Vancouver Island Musicfest Weekend!!!
Appointments attended by Bob Wells, Mayor of Courtenay between June 17th and July 2nd, 2019
City Council joined Nanaimo Member of Legislative Assembly, Sheila Malcolmson on a walking tour of the 5th Street Complete Street project, between Menzies and Fitzgerald Avenues. The project was made possible by a $3.253 million grant to the City of Courtenay from the Strategic Priorities fund under the Federal Gas Tax Fund and $,41,900 from the ICBC Road Safety program.
Our community made significant strides in 2018 on a number of areas, and on behalf of Council I’m pleased to highlight some of our accomplishments, along with future goals that are still to be achieved.
The rising cost of housing in southern coastal British Columbia has become an increasing challenge for many municipalities, including Courtenay. Our Council is committed to working towards solutions. In 2018 we engaged with a number of regional housing and social service providers to collectively work on our mutual goals of addressing housing insecurity and homelessness.
Appointments attended by Bob Wells, Mayor of Courtenay between June 11th and June 17th, 2019
Appointments attended by Bob Wells, Mayor of Courtenay between May 22nd and June 10th, 2019