Welcome to:
Union Bay
British Columbia

Union Bay Improvement District

The Union Bay Improvement District (UBID) is a local government authority responsible for providing Waterworks, Fire Protection and Street Lighting to the residents and property owners of Union Bay. UBID was incorporated by Letters Patent on March 18th, 1960 when Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited sold their water system to the newly formed Union Bay Waterworks for a $1.00. Fire Protection and Street Lighting were later added in 1972.


UBID is governed by a volunteer elected Board of Trustees who are chosen to serve rotating terms at elections which are held as part of an Annual General Meeting.

Vision Statement

The Union Bay Improvement District will be recognized by our community and employees as balancing best practices, cost effectiveness and efficiency in providing water, fire/rescue and street lighting services. We will be an organization demonstrating leadership that is responsive to the needs and concerns of the community.
Mission Statement
  • Support an affordable volunteer fire/rescue service that has the resources to meet UBID’s service goals;
  • Provide sustainable, quality drinking water that is affordable within a well maintained system; and
  • Provide street lighting that incorporates best practices for energy efficiency and reduces light pollution.




The Court of Revision


The Court of Revision will hear submissions regarding the property assessments issued by UBID for parcel taxes. The the court will take place at the UBID Offices at 5579B South Island Highway, Union Bay, BC form 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.


Improvement District Administrator Position

UBID Meetings

The following UBID meetings are open to the public:


Board meetings:


  • Annual General meeting – Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Community Hall.

Public Works Board Committee Meetings:

  • Next Meeting Date To be Determined

Trustee Elections

  • Nominations are now open. For nomination papers or clarification, please contact Martin Gee at the UBID offices, call 250-335-2511 or email  admin@union-bay.ca.

  • 2017 UBID Trustee Election Nomination Papers.

  • UBID Election Scrutineer Appointment Form 2017.

  • The advance poll will take place at the UBID office on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • The poll itself will take place In the Bill Wood room of the Community Hall on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. is the close of nominations.

  • The names of the candidates will be posted to this web site as soon after the close of nominations as possible.

Strategic Planning Policy

Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. UBID’s Board of Trustees has a pivotal role in establishing a strategic plan that will serve to guide our accomplishment of priorities as we move forward. Progress will be reviewed periodically and an annual report of results will be made at the AGM. Annual updates will ensure that the plan reflects current priorities. We will undertake a formal review of the plan itself every three years.
Strategic Plan Update: 2014 – 2017
Open Fires Now Permitted in Coastal Fire Centre Area – Sept. 26, 2016
Some Fines will Triple Under Amended Wildfire Laws
Comox Valley Fire Departments’ Joint Recruitment Ad
Revised Union Bay Fire Hall Renewal Working Group Terms of Reference - May 4, 2016
BC Air Quality Advisories
BC Venting Index
What you Need to Know About Open Fires  - BC Coastal Fire Centre Wildfire News
Shaw Community Cable Feature on Union Bay Fire Rescue
Fire Services Review Final Report
FireSmart or FireDumb?
Fire Smart Canada
Your Emergency Preparedness Guide
Earthquake in the Comox Valley Seminar - What can we expect
911 Reflective Address Signs (available from Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club)



Contact Information  

Office Hours

Water Emergencies Number 250-703-8078 5579B S. Island Highway, Union Bay
Telephone 250-335-2511
Fax 250-335-1178 Tuesday – Thursday
9:00am – 4:00pm
(Closed over lunch from 12 noon to 1:00pm)
Closed Monday and Friday


Email admin@union-bay.ca

Fire Rescue (non-emergency)

Fire Rescue Emergency - 911

Residential Emergency Response Information

Union Bay Firehall
Union Bay Firehall


Tel:  250-335-2511 
Fax: 250-335-1178