2018 Watering Restrictions Now In Effect

Watering Restrictions

The Village of Sayward is implementing watering restrictions. Authority to restrict water usage is set out in Water Regulation Bylaw No. 391.

The following water restrictions are effective from May 23, 2018 to September 30, 2018:

  1. Watering is only permitted between the following hours:
    – 6:00 am to 10:00 am; and
    – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  2. Even Numbered Homes, Apartment and Condo Buildings, Mobile Homes, etc.
    Residences with address numbers ending in an even number (e.g. 110 Dyer Dr.) – Watering is allowed on even days of the month (May 24, 26, 28, 30, etc.).
  3. Odd Numbered Homes, Apartment and Condo Buildings, Mobile Homes, etc.
    Residences with address numbers ending in an odd number (e.g. 111 Dyer Dr.) – Watering is allowed on odd days of the month (May 23, 25, 27, 29, etc.).

These restrictions are intended to ensure that ALL residents receive an adequate supply of water throughout the summer months and that sufficient reserve supplies are available should they be required for emergency fire fighting purposes.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking lot, driveway, and car washing is only permitted between 6:00 am to 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on your designated watering days.

Your cooperation is appreciated. Should you have any questions or require any assistance, please call:

Paul Carver
Chief Administrative Officer
(250) 282-5512




Notice of Property to be Leased

Village of Sayward

The Village of Sayward Council gives notice pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter that it intends to:

  • Enter into a lease with the Vancouver Island Regional Library for the Black Portion – “Subject Portion” – of the lot legally described in the attached document.

View the full Notice.


Strathcona Community Health Network Housing Survey

Strathcona Community Health Network

The Strathcona Community Health Network is conducting a Housing Needs Assessment for the Strathcona region and needs your input.

This is the first step towards developing a Regional Housing Strategy.

All responses are confidential. If you have any questions, contact housing@srd.ca.

Complete the survey and be heard at strathcona-chn.net/survey.

Survey closes May 8, 2018.



Notice of Property to be Leased

Village of Sayward

The Village of Sayward Council gives notice pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter that it intends to:

  • Enter into a lease with the Sayward Community Health Society for the lot and building shown as “Subject Property” with marker on the map in the attached document.

View the full Notice.



Amateur (Ham) Radio Course in Sayward

Amateur Ham Radio [Image © Argus - Fotolia.com]

Amateur radio brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town and around the world, all without the Internet or cell phones. It’s fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. Having more certified amateur radio operators in Campbell River and throughout the regional district will greatly increase our community’s emergency communications capability. Attending all class dates is encouraged, but not mandatory. Some knowledge of electricity or electronics is helpful, but not essential. Certificates are awarded upon passing the basic exam and are good for life.  Once you achieve your certification the Campbell River Amateur Radio Society and Campbell River Emergency Communications Team exist to help new hams develop their skillset further.


Strathcona Regional District

April Weekday Evening Course

$50, which includes the exam fee and cost of course materials.

Wednesday April 4
Friday April 6
Monday April 9
Monday April 16
Wednesday April 18
Monday April 23
Wednesday April 25
Friday April 27

The exam date will be at a later date and that date will be determined by the class participants.

All classes are 6-9 pm throughout the month of April.

Multipurpose Room – Kelsey Bay Recreation Centre

All ages

For information and to register:
Contact Shaun Koopman at 250-830-6702 or skoopman@srd.ca

All participants are strongly encouraged to attend an Introduction and Preparation session with the instructors from 7-8:30 pm on Wednesday March 7th at the Kelsey Bay Recreation Centre Multipurpose Room to help them obtain a better understanding of the course content and requirements.





Geoscience BC 2018 Scholarship Program Now Open!

Geoscience BC

Vancouver, BC – March 21, 2018 –  Geoscience BC has opened its annual scholarship program, with up to ten $5,000 awards available to MSc and PhD students.

Since 2007, Geoscience BC has invested $470,000 into the scholarship program to encourage and inspire the next generation of earth scientists.

Geoscience BC will award up to ten scholarships to students who have registered and started in a Masters (MSc) or Doctorate (PhD) program in earth science, geoscience or applied geoscience. Applicants must be working on a British Columbia-focused applied geoscience thesis topic related to the discovery or management of mineral and energy resources (minerals, energy and water).

Scholarships will be awarded to students based on the project’s technical merit, the student’s interest in exploration and development and his or her academic qualifications. Masters students may receive the Geoscience BC scholarship only once during their program. Successful PhD students may apply for a second year of funding provided they can demonstrate that significant progress has been made on their project.

The application deadline for the 2018 scholarship program is May 1, 2018.

For more information and to view application forms, please visit the 2018 scholarship page.

About Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with First Nations, local communities, governments, academia and the resource sector. Our independent earth science enables informed resource management decisions. Geoscience BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

For additional information, please contact:

Richard Truman
Geoscience BC


SD72 Invites Community to Participate in Sayward School Survey

Sayward School Survey

School District 72’s Board of Education is inviting Sayward community members to participate in a survey about Sayward School. The survey will be open for responses from February 1 until February 16 at 5 p.m

The school district and the board would like to hear your suggestions, concerns, interests and questions about the school as part of their review of rural school facility use and 10-year facility plan.

For more information, and to complete the survey, please click here.



Boil Water Advisory LIFTED – January 26, 2018

Boil Water Advisory [Image © Can Balcioglu - Fotolia.com]

UPDATE January 26, 2018:  After consultation with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, and upon reviewing the results of the last two biological tests of our domestic drinking water, it has been concluded that our water is now safe for regular consumption. As a result, the Boil Water Advisory has now been rescinded.

January 2018:  In consultation with Island Health, the Village of Sayward Public Works Department is issuing a BOIL WATER ADVISORY until further notice.

For more information, please see the Public Works & Engineering page.


Kelsey Centre Pool Has Now Re-Opened

Swimming Pool at the Kelsey Recreation Centre

Repairs have been completed – thank you for your patience!

All programs offer FREE admission on Sunday, October 15, 2017, including the Weight Room, Zumba, and all pool programs:

Aquacise – 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Zumba – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Swimming – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Weight Room – 11:45 am to 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact the Kelsey Centre at 250-282-5500.



Water Treatment Facility Funding Announcement (2017 Update)

Water Treatment Facility Funding Announcement

Good day

We have been receiving inquiries about the signage that has gone up at the bottom of M Branch which advertises the Water Treatment Plant Project announced last year. To refresh everyone’s recollection, here is a summary of the original public release.

Village of Sayward receives federal Gas Tax Fund contribution for the Village of Sayward Water Treatment Facility.

February 12, 2016  – Sayward, BC

The Village of Sayward is extremely happy to announce that it will be receiving a federal Gas Tax Fund contribution for its new water treatment facility.

The addition of a water treatment facility, complete with filtration and a new water storage reservoir will enable the Village of Sayward to comply with the Health Authority’s surface water treatment objectives and provide safe drinking water to the community well into the future.

Pilot testing of the various water treatment options will begin in early spring, followed by detailed project design and then construction. It is anticipated that construction of the water treatment facility will commence in the fall of 2016.

Quick Facts

  • The Village of Sayward Water Treatment Facility is receiving $2,922,750 from the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • The project is 100% funded by the grant and is expected to be complete by Spring 2018.
  • This project is one of the 57 projects that are being funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund under the Federal Gas Tax Fund for 2016.
  • Water treatment includes flocculation and filter processes to get rid of organic materials coupled with chlorine dosing.

Construction of a new water treatment facility is Council’s number one priority, now that funding has been secured for this project, residents of the Village of Sayward can look forward to reliable and safe drinking water well into the future. On behalf of the residents of the Village of Sayward I would like to thank our federal and provincial government partners for their support of this important infrastructure project

John MacDonald, Mayor, Village of Sayward

To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html.

To learn more about other projects recently announced under the Strategic Priorities Fund visit: http://infc.gc.ca/b5a1.

For updates on this important project please visit the Village of Sayward website at: https://www.sayward.ca.


John France, CAO
Village of Sayward
(250) 282-5512

Mayor John MacDonald
Village of Sayward
(250) 282-5512




DATE CHANGE – Council Meeting June 20, 2017

Council Meetings

PUBLIC NOTICE of a change in date for the June 20, 2017 Regular Council Meeting.

The new meeting date is WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017, at 2:30 PM in Council Chambers, Village of Sayward Municipal Office.

A copy of the Council Meeting Agenda will be available for public review at the Village Municipal Office on Friday afternoon June 23, 2017 during normal business hours.

John France, CAO/CFO

PUBLIC NOTICE of Date Change for June 20, 2017 Council Meeting




CSWM Launches Illegal Dumping Prevention Program

Illegal Dumping [Image © perkele022 - Fotolia.com]

Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) has launched a new program aimed at preventing illegal dumping across the region. Illegal dumping is a growing problem in the CSWM service area with more than 500 illegal dump sites documented since 2012. Illegal dumping harms the environment and can have serious, long-lasting impacts on our region.

As part of the program, two educational videos have been created to illustrate what constitutes illegal dumping, how it is posing a threat to our region and how to report an illegal dumper. The videos will be shared via social media and are available online at www.cswm.ca/illegaldumping.

Read the full press release here.




Totem Pole Unveiling Ceremony

Totem Pole Unveiling Ceremony

Please join the K’omoks First Nation and the Village of Sayward on Friday, March 24, 2017, for a Totem Pole Unveiling Ceremony.

The Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the southeast end of the Village pond. There will be a traditional First Nation welcome dance, a blessing, and a First Nation ladies dance followed by speeches.

Lunch will follow the ceremony at 12:00 p.m. at the Kelsey Recreation Centre.

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SRD Launches Regional Wood Stove Exchange Pilot Program

Wood Stove Exchange Pilot Program

For the first time, residents of the Strathcona Regional District will be eligible to receive a $250 rebate when they change out their old wood stoves with newer, low-emission appliances as part of a new regional wood stove exchange program. The regional district is offering 26 exchange program rebates available on a first-come, first-serve basis to people who reside in the villages of Gold River, Sayward, Tahsis and Zeballos and the four electoral areas.

Read full news release:

SRD Launches Regional Wood Stove Exchange Pilot Program