Economic Development Updates

Cumberland Lake Park Waterfront Infrastructure Renewal project

Numerous Comox Valley projects have received grants through the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program. The Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development announced that the Town of Comox has been granted $1 million for its marina project. The funds will go towards the construction of indoor and outdoor commercial and retail space in the… 

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TURNING DOWN THE TEMPERATURE: CUMBERLAND 2040 in the CV Collective

“MAY 2, 2040 At exactly 10:24 p.m. on May 1, Mother Earth breathed a small sigh of relief. Economists at the provincial Ministry of Climate Change Prevention say that was the minute the Village of Cumberland became the first community in BC to achieve carbon negative status. “With our coal-mining and logging history, we’ve put… 

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Cumberland, B.C. is Hip to Growth in Douglas Magazine

“When Douglas sent writer Andrew Findlay to find out what makes Cumberland cool, we could have predicted his article would become one of the most-read pieces ever on our site. The tiny town whose downtown you could walk in 15 minutes is a prime example of what happens when you put local first. It’s packed with… 

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Cumberland, BC Has Become the Cool Place to Be in Douglas Magazine

“Beer and pizza — if there were ever a marriage made in heaven, this is it. It’s late afternoon and mud-splattered mountain bikers are rolling up to Cumberland Brewing Company for a post-ride pint and food. It’s Cumberland lifestyle at its best, and like most entrepreneurs in this bustling Vancouver Island community, it was lifestyle, not work, that… 

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VIU students pitch planning projects to Cumberland in the Comox Valley Record

“A few students from Vancouver Island University had the chance recently to get some hands-on experience with the Village of Cumberland. Three students, Becky Thiessen, Cliff Feng and Kelsea Shadlock, each worked with the Village on projects, including preservation of local history to environmentally sensitive planning to parking, and presented their findings to council at… 

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Cumberland multi-use development given the go-ahead despite parking concerns in the Comox Valley Record

“A new multi-use development is coming to Cumberland’s downtown core despite concerns about a lack of parking. Wayne Rideout of Rideout Construction Ltd. has submitted an application for a four-story commercial and residential building at 2727 Dunsmuir Ave. The building will include 24 self-contained studio apartments with two larger units and commercial space on the… 

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Cumberland Expects Draft Plan for Bevan Road in 2020 in the Comox Valley Record

“The Village of Cumberland expects to have a draft plan for industrial land along Bevan Road early in the new year. Kaelin Chambers, the economic development coordinator, updated council on the proposed development of the site at the Dec. 9 meeting, saying the next step is to put together a draft plan. “In the new… 

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Bevan Road in Cumberland is Valley’s Industrial Future in the Comox Valley Record

“Around Bevan Road in Cumberland sits about 500 hectares of land that represent most of the available industrial land in the Comox Valley. In light of this, the Village of Cumberland has been working to identify how this land could develop over the next couple of decades. “It is 84 per cent of all the… 

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Hearing Set for Cumberland Affordable Housing Project in the Comox Valley Record

“The public will gets its chance to provide feedback about a proposed affordable housing project planned for Cumberland. Council passed first and second readings of bylaws for rezoning property and amending the official community plan (OCP) at their Oct. 13 meeting, paving the way for a public hearing next month. The plan is to rezone… 

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