News Briefs for July 6, 2016

Chemainus boil water order lifted

North Cowichan announced Monday, July 4, that a Chemainus boil water advisory, which went into effect the week before, has been lifted.

“The water quality has returned to acceptable levels,” the rescinding announcement states.

The advisory was put in place because turbidity levels in the town’s water supply were ‘slightly elevated’ following a recent switch from the Chemainus Wells water source to surface water from Banon Creek.

“Island Health confirms that this precautionary measure is no longer necessary at this time,” the announcement says. “Signage is being posted around Chemainus to inform residents that the advisory is lifted.”

Parks & Trails master plan final input on July 7

For seven months the Municipality of North Cowichan has been developing ‘a comprehensive parks and trails master plan that will provide a clear direction for the future.’

On July 7 from 4 to 7 p.m., with a presentation at 5 p.m., the public will get a chance to see what the municipality has come up with, and to comment.

“We’ve spent a lot of time gathering input from stakeholders and the public, and we have received some great input.” says an email from Kyle Young, assistant manager of planning and subdivisions.

“We now invite the community to a final meeting where we will present the master plan and take any final comments.”

The meeting will be organized in a drop-in format, and people are encouraged to arrive in time for the presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A session.

Background information is available at northcowichan.ca/parkstrails. The master plan is not yet available for review, but the municipality hopes to post it before the ‘a day or two’ before the July 7 meeting.