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Jan 29, 2020

Heavy rainfall, snow gives Rocky Creek culvert its first big test ​

A melting snowpack and heavy rainfall last week forced Rocky Creek to quickly rise and gave the new  4th Avenue culvert its first big test - one that Town staff monitored closely, crediting success to the professional engineering and planning that went into the project.

The Rocky Creek culvert was designed for a once in a 200 year storm event and has the capacity to channel large volumes of water when inclement weather strikes.

Since the beginning of January,  over 250 mm of rain have been recorded at the Public Works Yard and 96 mm of that came last week alone.

Town crews monitored the new culvert and determined it was performing well given the combination of melting snow at elevation, rainfall and long duration of the precipitation. 

Even at more than double the size of the previous culvert, the high stream (shown in a picture from last week) approached the level of a 200 year storm event as it flowed through the pipe underneath 4th Avenue.

In addition to the increased capacity, the culvert can also support large pieces of debris such as fallen branches that may flow downstream and impact the course of the stream channel at these points.   

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A PLAN FOR OUR SHARED WATERFRONT

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The Waterfront Area Plan provides the overall vision, goals, objectives and policies for the parks and open space, ecological management and future land use.  We are making progress together with Stz'uminus First Nation and our community partners towards achieving our vision for a shared waterfront.

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2020-2023 STRATEGIC PLAN

The Town of Ladysmith's 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is a progressive vision set by Council for improving the lives of residents in a thriving town, and provides clear direction and focus for Council and staff over the current term.

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Aaron Stone

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MAYOR & COUNCIL

MEET YOUR COUNCIL

Council is proud to serve the over 9,000 residents who call the Town of Ladysmith home. Mayor and Council meet regularly as both Council and the Committee of the Whole.  As part of their duties as elected officials, members of Council also serve on various boards and committees, including: the Cowichan Valley Regional District, Vancouver Island Regional Library Board, Community Planning Advisory Committee, Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Youth Advisory Committee, and several more.

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    Amanda Jacobson

    Councillor

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    Rob Johnson

    Councillor

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    Tricia McKay

    Councillor

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    Duck Paterson

    Councillor

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    Marsh Stevens

    Councillor

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    Jeff Virtanen

    Councillor