comox valley regional district

comox valley regional district

The CVRD is making plans for improving and growing recreation infrastructure, specifically field, ice and aquatic facilities. This work has been ongoing since 2019 and has included studies, public engagement and ultimately, a capital development workshop with elected officials to determine the best path ahead for recreation facilities in the Comox Valley. In 2022, ZINC…

city of campbell river

city of campbell river

The City of Campbell River is considering amendments to the Official Community Plan’s (OCP) Hazard Conditions (Steep Slopes) Development Permit Guidelines and brought in ZINC to help inform the public about what these changes could mean. In June 2023, two community events were held to provide more information about the proposed changes, and to help…

CITY OF courtenay

CITY OF courtenay

The City of Courtenay is preparing to complete above- and below-ground upgrades to a section of Cousins Avenue. The project will include road improvements, repaving and replacement of underground services that have reached the end of their life. ZINC was retained via McElhanney to support the City of Courtenay to consult the community on three…

comox valley regional district

comox valley regional district

Construction on the $126M water treatment project officially began in the fall of 2019, and included installation of a new water intake in Comox Lake, lakeshore pump station, transmission lines and treatment plant. ZINC lead all public communications through construction of the project, including: creation and distribution of project update newsletters, open house events, social…

Municipality of north cowichan

Municipality of north cowichan

The Municipality of North Cowichan needed to replace some of its aging garbage trucks. This need presented an opportunity to change the method of collection from manual pick-up to auto-cart collection for the approximately 10,000 homes serviced in the community. ZINC was brought on to gather feedback from residents on options available for the future…

CITY OF CAMPBELL RIVER

CITY OF CAMPBELL RIVER

The $24M Waterfront Project 2018-2020 included three key upgrades to Campbell River’s southern waterfront entrance to downtown: a sewer upgrade, the third phase of Highway 19A renewal and in‐water improvements to the Big Rock Boat Ramp. ZINC was responsible for keeping the public informed about this major roadway construction and the closure of one of…

comox valley regional district

comox valley regional district

When Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) electoral area directors reported hearing interest in a new roadside garbage and recycling collection service from constituents, they decided it was time to engage the communities formally to gauge interest. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the engagement would have to be online. ZINC was asked to create an engaging and…

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

As the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) moved to make roadside collection changes that would improve operations and reduce environmental impacts, they recognized the success would only come if the community was properly prepared. ZINC was brought on to inform and consult with residents in the City of Port Alberni about the new organics collection program…

Comox Valley Regional District

Comox Valley Regional District

Residents in the rural south region of the Comox Valley have needed sewer service for many years – but over decades of discussion it’s become a complicated topic wrought with old information, previous proposals and general fatigue. When the Comox Valley Regional District received a $15M grant that could mean moving forward with the service…

InPower (SNC-Lavalin)

InPower (SNC-Lavalin)

Building a $1.2 billion generating station replacement in Campbell River requires a lot of equipment, material, personnel – and communications support. To keep the public informed of the work at this legacy project and to meet communications requirements set out in its project agreement, InPower retained ZINC to act as communications manager. Along with creating…

Strathcona Regional District

Strathcona Regional District

It’s clear to the Strathcona Regional District and community members that the recreation facility Strathcona Gardens is ready for some updates, but some help was needed to engage with the public about what those updates should be. To get the public involved, ZINC started by establishing traditional outreach tools such as a newsletter, web content,…

Cowichan Valley Regional District

Cowichan Valley Regional District

Amending the Central Sector Liquid Waste Management Plan to protect the Cowichan River was easy for residents of the Cowichan Valley Regional District to understand. The challenge for the CVRD and its partners was to create a thorough public consultation plan to help determine a new treated effluent outfall for the amended plan. ZINC supported…