Public Notice is given to the electors of the Village of Sayward that nominations for the offices of Mayor (1) and Councillor (4) for a 4-year term will be received by the Chief Election Officer, or a designated person as described in the attached document. (Click on the link below for more information.)
A Campfire Ban is in effect as of 12:00 noon on July 18, 2018, and until further notice.
Thank you for your cooperation.
UPDATE July 20, 2018: After consultation with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, it has been concluded that our water is now safe for regular consumption. As a result, the Boil Water Advisory has now been rescinded.
July 12, 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.
The Village reports annually on our progress in being a sustainable community. Please click on the link below to see the 2017 CARIP report:
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:
- Watering is only permitted between the following hours:
– 6:00 am to 10:00 am; and
– 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- 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.).
- 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:
Chief Administrative Officer
PARKSVILLE – Effective at noon on Friday, May 18, 2018, Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District and the “Fog Zone.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete the survey and be heard at strathcona-chn.net/survey.
Survey closes May 8, 2018.
The Village of Sayward is embarking on a plan to create an experiential tourism asset, giving visitors an insight to the fishing and forestry industries that are the heart of the community’s working waterfront. This project will form part of a growing network of visitor amenities focused on the region’s rich resource sector history.
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.
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
For information and to register:
Contact Shaun Koopman at 250-830-6702 or email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
The Strathcona Regional District still has some spots remaining in the Wood Stove Exchange Program for district residents. Read the full press release here:
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Western Forest Products expects to start burning logging debris piles in the Sayward area in the next few days. They will be monitoring venting indices for interface areas to minimize air quality impact. Please see the attached link for a detailed map showing the burn areas. Please contact Western if you have any questions.
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.
August 15, 2017
The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Village of Sayward Municipal Office. For more information, please click on the link below:
To see approved Minutes from previous Council Meetings, please click here.
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.
- 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
Mayor John MacDonald
Village of Sayward
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
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.
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.
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: