🆕 Strathcona Gardens is implementing a screening process for large events and patrons are recommended to arrive earlier than usual tomorrow night as the new screening/inspection measures may take some extra time upon arrival.
The Strathcona Regional District is delighted to continue to offer its patrons family-friendly entertainment and appreciate the community’s patience while additional safety measures are put in place.
Visit strathconagardens.com/spectators for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
Strathcona Gardens is committed to being a family-friendly recreation facility, providing the community a safe place to participate and spectate recreation and events. To honour this commitment, the S...
The recreational fire ban is now lifted in the following SRD areas: • All of Electoral Area A (Sayward Valley) • All of Electoral Area B (Cortes Island) • All of Electoral Area C (Quadra & Discovery Islands) EXCEPT the area within the Quadra Island Improvement District • All of Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay / Buttle Lake) EXCEPT for the area within the Black Creek / Oyster Bay Fire Protection Local Area.
⁉ For information about open burning restrictions in all other areas please contact your local fire department whose information can be found at www.srd.ca/fire-protection
⁉ Municipalities should check with their own Village Fire Departments to see if any restrictions are still in place.
Residents in the areas above are now permitted to have recreational fires, as long as those fires meet bylaw regulations where applicable: Recreational fires are for cooking or providing heat and must be: ✔ In a permanent outdoor fireplace or fire pit not larger than 60 centimetres (24 inches) in diameter, and designed and constructed to confine the fire, or ✔ Within a fully enclosed burner or similar device, and ✔Appropriately supervised with means of extinguishing the fire at hand ❗ Beach fires should be below the high-tide line as fires are not allowed on public land, or on private property other than your own. ❗ Although the fire danger has declined due to recent rainfall and cooler, more seasonal temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising caution with any recreational fire. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done safely, responsibly and following regulations. Before lighting any fire, check with local and provincial government authorities to see if any burning restrictions are in place. ❓For more information about fire bans and protection in the SRD, visit srd.ca/fire-protection ❓Find provincial fire ban information here: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/prevention/fire-bans-and-restrictions... See MoreSee Less
REMINDER - Electoral Area D & Area A (Sayward & North Campbell River) residents
This Sunday Oct. 1st, you're encouraged to FireSmart your properties by bringing excess yard wood debris to the end of driveways by 9:00 am.
Depending on how many residents participate, the chipper may take a couple of days to get to your property. Debris will be disposed of for free as part of the FireSmart Community Chipper program through the 2023 FireSmart Community and Funding Support Grant.
The SRD is seeking applications from individuals who wish to volunteer for appointment to the Electoral Area Board of Variance for a three-year term.
The Board of Variance considers applications from persons who believe they would suffer hardship if forced to comply with specific land use restrictions contained in a zoning, subdivision control or tree regulation bylaw, or with respect to additions or alterations to a non-conforming use.
September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a time for us all to commemorate the tragic, painful history, legacy and ongoing impacts of residential schools in Canada and honour the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.
The SRD encourages its employees and others to honour this day, whether through personal reflection, education, participating in awareness activities in your community, or by wearing orange to raise awareness of the individual, family, and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools.
Learn more about this day from SRD’s First Nations Liaison - Azalea Milwid as she reflects on her family's history of attendance at residential schools > ... See MoreSee Less
AREA C | GRANITE BAY WHARF REPAIRS TEMPORARY ACCESS RESTRICTIONS, STARTS OCT 3
Pedestrian access to the dock will be restricted while crews replace several components of the timber pier due to decay. Please do not enter the work area at any time and follow signs and direction of the construction crew. Construction is expected to start Tues Oct 3 and continue for about one week.
It is anticipated that pedestrian access to the dock will be restored at the end of each day. Boat launch access to the dock or water will not be affected. Your patience and cooperation during this work is appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less