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NEWS RELEASES 

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, www.recreateSG.ca 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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