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July 22, 2018: The Srd advising Northern Area D Water System users of potential water service disruption this Sunday, July 22nd
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) and the City of Campbell River are working together to notify residents of a watermain repair and significantly reduced water flow for Northern Area D Water System and City residents living on Finch Road. The repair is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m., Sunday July 22 and may affect water availability through to Monday morning. Residents are asked to avoid all non-essential water use during this period.  learn more

June 10, 2018: Strathcona Regional District to Launch Connected Coast Subsidiary Corporation
The Strathcona Regional District Board has taken an important step towards its goal of improving broadband connectivity across the region by setting up a subsidiary corporation to deliver the Connected Coast project.
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June 20, 2018: Strathcona Regional District awards next design work for REC-REATE project
The Strathcona Regional District Board is moving forward with more detailed work for the proposed redevelopment of Strathcona Gardens.  learn more

June 5, 2018: Strathcona Regional District excited to welcome new Chief Financial Officer
The Strathcona Regional District is happy to announce that Myriah Foort, formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance for the City of Campbell River, will be joining the SRD as the new CFO on July 9, 2018.  learn more

June 4, 2018: Water conservation educators will be in Northern Area D Water System this summer
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) has hired a water conservation educator to help spread the word that saving water is easy and can help residents save money on their annual water bill. learn more

April 18, 2018: Campbell River to Host 2018 Upper Island Safety Conference with keynote speakers Darby Allen and Stuart Ellis-Myers
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is excited to host the ninth annual Upper Island Safety Conference from May 28 to 30, 2018 in Campbell River, BC.  learn more

April 17, 2018: SRD Board Adopts Revised Concept Plan for Strathcona Gardens Revitalization
An important next step in the revitalization of a key community facility was taken this week, with the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) board adopting an expanded concept plan for the REC-REATE Strathcona Gardens project at their April 11 meeting. learn more

March 9, 2018: Strathcona Gardens to receive funding for the installation of energy efficient upgrades
The Strathcona Regional District has received $4.6 million from the federal Gas Tax Fund to install several new heating and cooling systems at Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex.  The new system will allow the facility to operate in a more efficient, safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner.  learn more

March 9, 2018: Development of an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan for Area C
Strathcona Regional District has received $70,000 from the federal Gas Tax Fund to develop and Integrated Community Sustainability Plan for Electoral Area C - Discovery Islands and Mainland Inlets.  Learn more

March 7, 2018: Strathcona Regional Board Adopts the 2018-2022 Financial Plan
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board has approved the 2018 – 2022 Financial Plan. The financial plan outlines the approved projects and initiatives which will be undertaken by the SRD in the coming five years to drive the Board’s strategic priorities and ensure the on-going delivery of services desired by the community in a fiscally responsibly manner.  Learn more

February 23, 2018: Strathcona Regional District celebrates its 10-year Anniversay
Strathcona Regional District was officially formed on February 15, 2008, when the Comox Strathcona Regional District was split into the SRD and the Comox Valley Regional District.  Learn more

February 19, 2018: Strathcona Regional District saddened by the sudden passing of Director Jude Schooner
Strathcona Regional District Board Director Jude Schooner passed away suddenly at her home in Tahsis on Friday, February 16, 2018. learn more

February 7, 2018: Celebrate Family Day with Strathcona Gardens
Looking for fun, family-friendly and free activities to do on Family Day?  Strathcona Gardens is offering free swimming and skating, along with fun activities and events for all ages this coming Family Day, Monday, February 12, 2018.  learn more

January 17, 2018: High-Speed Internet Connectivity for Coastal Communities One Step Closer to Reality
Earlier today, the federal Connect to Innovate program, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and the provincial Connecting British Columbia program announced that they will be funding the Strathcona Regional District’s  Connected Coast project.  learn more

November 30, 2017: Strathcona Gardens Gets a Fresh Look
Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex has launched a new, interactive website at The new site has improved functionality, is easier to navigate and is mobile friendly. learn more

November 27, 2017: Quadra Island is one step closer to having an assisted living facility
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board voted at the November 23 regular SRD Board meeting to approve an amendment to an existing zoning bylaw which will allow for the construction of a low-cost assisted living facility in Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island.  learn more

November 14, 2017: Strathcona Regional District provides Support in Principle
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board has voted to approve a letter of support, in principle, regarding the Tlowitsis Nation’s Addition to Reserve (ATR) application. The application is for 630 acres of land located in SRD Electoral Area D on York Road, south of Campbell River.  learn more

November 8, 2017:  Strathcona Regional District Elects Board Chair and Vice-Chair
Today, the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board of Directors held its 2018 elections and has voted to elect Michele Babchuk as Board Chair, and Brad Unger as Board Vice-Chair. These roles are effective immediately.
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October 23, 2017: Still time to change out your old and inefficient wood stove and qualify for a rebate
You still have time to take advantage of the $250 rebate under the Strathcona Regional District’s Wood Stove Exchange Program. The rebate is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis to property owners that want to swap an old wood stove for a new, low emission model. learn more

October 4, 2017: Strathcona Regional District Celebrates Successful UBCM Convention
The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention is an annual event that brings together local government officials from across the province. learn more

September 12, 2017: Strathcona Gardens Hosts Fall Kick-off Event and Launches Public Survey
Celebrating 45 years, Strathcona Gardens is inviting the community to its annual fall kick-off event on September 15thThe event runs from 5:15 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 15, with all ages welcome and free admission to the pool and leisure ice. Pool activities include face painting, Jell-O sliding, balloon typhoon, wiggle bridge, Sea-Doos and fun on the inflatables. Leisure ice activities include relay races and crazy sport challenges. A photo booth with a wide variety of fun props will be on-site, and everyone is invited to enjoy a free ice cream cone to finish off the evening. Learn more.

September 5, 2017: New Hagel Park Playground Official Opening
The Strathcona Regional District invites the public to celebrate the official opening of the new Hagel Park playground. The celebration will be on Tuesday, September 12 at 10 a.m. at Hagel Park off Jody Lynn Way in electoral Area D of the Regional District. Learn more

August 21, 2017: Information Package on the Tlowitsis First Nation Reserve Proposal Now Available
The Strathcona Regional District has mailed out an information package to 1,845 registered property owners within Electoral Area D on the Tlowitsis First Nation Addition to Reserve process this week. Learn more

July 6, 2017: Strathcona Gardens Welcomes BC Elders Gathering
Now that the popular Cod Jigges Stomp is over, Strathcona Gardens is turning its attention to hosting over 3000 First Nation elders and leaders, and other government dignitaries at the 41st Annual BC Elders Gathering, July 11-13.  learn more

June 21, 2017: What you need to know before attending the Cod Jiggers Stomp
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles are gearing up for the return of the Cod Jiggers Stomp on June 30, sure to be a sold-out evening of entertainment celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and the Campbell River Salmon Festival’s 50th anniversary. learn more

June 21, 2017: Quathiaski Cove Sewer System Extension Project Progressing Well
Work on the project has reached the half way mark.  The Campbell River based contractors, Berry & Vale, are making good progress having completed installation of sanitary sewer lines and hydraulic seeding along Anderson, Nole, Citizen and Plaza Roads.  learn more

June 1, 2017:  REC-REATE Strathcona Gardens Feasibility Study Nearing Completion
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is continuing its planning efforts to revitalize the Strathcona Gardens recreation complex.  The project, called REC-REATE Strathcona Gardens, is investigating how best to renew the facility to address aging infrastructure and deliver recreation services in an exciting, modern, safe and inclusive environment. learn more

May 8, 2017:  Public Input sought on the Future of Strathcona Gardens
The Strathcona Regional District invites the public to learn more about the future of the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex and provide input into the planning process.  learn more

March 27, 2017: Construction to begin on Quathiaski Cove Sewer System Extension Project
April 2017 will mark the beginning of construction for the long-anticipated Quathiaski Cove sewer service extension project, set to provide new services to 43 properties.  learn more

February 27, 2017: Strathcona Regional District rolls out regional 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. learn more

February 24, 2017:  Legendary Cod Jiggers Stomp returns to Campbell River
Dust off your dancing shoes, Campbell Riverites, and get ready to rock! On Friday, June 30, 2017, the legendary Cod Jiggers Stomp, a cabaret of music and comedy guaranteed to get you grooving, returns to Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex. see more

February 24, 2017: Canadian Red Cross, Strathcona Regional District and Emergency Support Service agencies partner for disaster preparedness planning
This weekend, the Strathcona Regional District, Campbell River Emergency Support Services (ESS), Quadra Island ESS, Sayward ESS and Canadian Red Cross volunteers and staff will practice setting up a Reception Centre and Shelter facility for people forced from their homes in a mock wildfire scenario. The exercise starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, and takes place at Carihi Secondary School in Campbell River. learn more

February 20, 2017: Temporary trail closure at Oyster River Nature Park
Once again, heavy fall rains followed by a severe wallop of winter weather have wreaked havoc on hiking trails in the Oyster River Nature Park, damaging trees and fencing along portions of the park trails. Thanks to some provincial grant funding, the Strathcona Regional District can start working to improve the most hardest hit areas of the park trail. Starting today, the popular Fisherman’s Trail will be closed to the public between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. until March 10, 2017, to ensure public safety while workers resurface the trail. Learn more

February 9, 2017:  Regional Board adopts 2017-2021 Financial Plan
The Strathcona Regional District Board of Directors has adopted the 2017-2021 Financial Plan following several months of development. The budget has gone through several iterations and was presented to the Board for final approval at its February 8 meeting, one month earlier than ever before.  Read more

January 12, 2017:  Regional District plans to acquire office space in Campbell River
The Strathcona Regional District is hoping to make its Cedar Street location a permanent home in 2017. The regional district has been leasing portions of the building at 990 Cedar Street in Campbell River since 2008 but with insufficient office space, the organization has been considering alternatives that would provide long-term stability for the organization. Purchasing the building is seen as the most cost-effective solution. Learn more

2016 News Releases

December 21, 2016: SRD launches RECREATE Strathcona Gardens website
Strathcona Regional District (SRD) has launched a new website dedicated to the future revitalization of Strathcona Gardens recreation complex. The website, is designed to keep Campbell River and Electoral Area D residents up to date on what is happening with the RECREATE Strathcona Gardens project. read more

August 25, 2016:  Multi-bin recycling depot changing location at Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex
The multi-bin recycling depot located in the front  parking lot (along Dogwood Street) at Strathcona Gardens will move to the southeast (back) corner of the parking lot, effective Thursday, September 8, 2016. Read more

June 17, 2016:  Planning underway for Strathcona Gardens Revitalization Project
Preliminary plans for a Strathcona Gardens Revitalization Project are taking shape.  Last year, a Needs Assessment study examined current levels of service delivery at the recreation complex and the ability to continue delivering that service into the future.  The results of the study showed the existing structure is aging and unable to meet the needs of the community, both now and into the future. Read more.

April 14, 2016: Regional District seeks grant funding for Quathiaski Cove Sewer Extension Project
At its April 13 meeting, the Strathcona Regional District Board of Directors decided to pursue a grant funding opportunity in support of the Quathiaski Cove Sewer Extension project.  Read more

March 29, 2016:  Strathcona Regional District approves 2016 Budget
At its March 24, 2016 meeting, The Strathcona Regional District Board approved its 2016-2020 Financial Plan.  Read more.   Full details of 2016-2020 Financial Plan.

February 12, 2016:Strathcona Regional District receives federal Gas Tax Fund contribution for Asset Management Planning Program. 
The Strathcona Regional District has received a $90,000 grant from the federal government to help move forward with one of its key strategic priorities to develop an asset management plan for managing infrastructure needs. Read more.

February 3, 2016: Strathcona Regional District appoints David Leitch as Chief Administrative Officer
The Strathcona Regional District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that David Leitch will take the reins as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Regional District effective March 1, 2016.  Read more

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