Union Bay residence raises concerns and need’s your help

I was talking to some of the residence of Union Bay who asked for help.

Residents concerns….

I have contacted the CVRD today to express concern regarding two matters about Kensington Island Properties.

The first, most pressing issue relates to the waterfront on the area just north of Washer Creek that was cleared last fall.  It appears that the trees are being cut down along the creek on the ocean side of the property.  Although a riparian way (buffer zone) is required along the creek it is unclear whether this space is being preserved.

The second concern relates to the area that has been cleared off of McLeod Road.  It does not appear that a storm water management plan has been implemented for this property.  Once it begins to rain mud is sure to flow down the hill right into the creek.  As this is a salmon bearing creek this could be disastrous.

I have asked the CVRD to investigate both of these issues to ensure requirements are being followed.  It would help if others with concerns also contact the CVRD to reinforce that these issues need to be checked out.

Contact info to express concern are:

CVRD main number 250-334-6000; ask for the planning department.  The staff member who is in charge of the KIP file is Jodie   The general manager of the planning department is Scott Smith.

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Thanks in advance


Union Bay Covid 19 facts….

The science behind the advice

From Johns Hopkins Hospital – great explanation of Covid !  Worth the time .

From Johns Hopkins Hospital    

This virus is not a living organism . It is a protein molecule (RNA or DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular (eyes), nasal (nose) or buccal mucosa (mouth), changes their genetic code (mutates) and converts into aggressor and multiplier cells.    
* Since the virus is not a living organism, but is a protein molecule, it cannot be killed.  It has to decay on its own.
The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies. 
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat and that is the reason why soap or detergent is the best weapon.  The foam CUTS THE FAT (that is why you have to scrub for 20 seconds or more, to create lots of foam).  By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is necessary to use water above 77 degrees for hand washing, laundry and cleaning surfaces. In addition, hot water makes more foam, making it more effective.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ALL FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any solution with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water increases the effectiveness of soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein.  However, because you have to use it in its pure form, it can damage your skin .
* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC WILL WORK because the virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.  
* The virus molecules remain very stable at colder temperatures, including air conditioning in houses and cars.  They also need moisture and darkness to stay stable. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade the virus faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain the virus breaks down the protein.  Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin .
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin .
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat .
* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is only 40% alcohol, and you need a minimum of 65%.    
* LISTERINE  is 65% alcohol. * The more confined the space, the higher the concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* You have to wash your hands before and after touching any commonly used surfaces such as : mucosa (mouth area) , food, locks, knobs, switches, remotes, cell phones, watches, computers, desks etc. and don’t forget when you use the bathroom.
* You have to MOISTURIZE YOUR HANDS due to frequent washing.  Dry hands have cracks and the molecules can hide in the micro cracks The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.


Union Bay-ELECTORAL AREA A: Rural Roadside Garbage and Recycling Collection Service

If you are a homeowner/resident in Electoral Area A, fill out this survey to let us know how you currently deal with your waste, and how you’d like it dealt with in the future. 

Responses are anonymous and will be collated to inform CVRD staff and directors about possible neighborhood’s interested in a new service. 

Thank You 

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion on a roadside garbage and recycling collection service in your area. An update will be available for all residents in the fall – watch this page, or www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/ruralroadsidecollection for more information to come.

To receive updates on recent activities on this project, click the Follow Project button on the main Rural Roadside Garbage & Recycling Collection page.

Email: cswm@comoxvalleyrd.ca
Phone: 250-334-6016


This survey took the better part of 10 Minutes to fill in…Done my part