Watch City Council meetings live or view recordings at campbellriver.ca/webcasts.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATE
Publicly accessible in-person Council meetings resume—Council returned to City Hall, for the first meeting with in-person attendance of the public since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety procedures are in place, including a capacity limit of 39 individuals in Council Chambers, and a modified layout of Council Chambers which reflects the need for physical distancing. Members of the public are required to wear masks inside City Hall at all times, unless proof of medical exemption is shown. Members of the public are encouraged to follow along with Council business by watching the livestream of all public meetings, which are available on the City of Campbell River’s website (campbellriver.ca/webcasts).
COMMUNITY SERVICES UPDATE
• Royal Canadian Legion flyby on Remembrance Day—Council approved a request from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 for a flyby over the downtown area on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11.
• Support for the Village of Lytton—Council directed staff to write a letter to the Village of Lytton offering the City’s support for forest-fire recovery activities and requesting details about what form that support should take.
• Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) 2020 annual report—Council received VIRL’s 2020 annual report, A Library System Like No Other. The library’s activities over the past year included the introduction of new programs and services, such as Virtual Storytimes; online card registration; and Takeout, Walkthrough and Sit Down services. VIRL’s Indigenous Voices Initiative received a 2020 American Library Association Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects. Council also heard an update about the plans for a new library in Campbell River. Due to the pandemic, and rising construction and labour costs, VIRL’s Board of Trustees has paused all capital plans for 2022. The library will remain at its current location for the next year.
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