Month: February 2018

Beyond Petulance

Beyond Petulance

What could possibly be more absurd than hordes of American people and their legislators spending a lot of anxious time worrying over whether Russian agents injected game changing, Trump promoting “fake news” along with highly persuasive algorithm-informed bot-ature into the American election?

Newest Rotary Club launches with standing-room-only Charter party

The Rotary Club of Comox Valley celebrated their newly-minted charter status on February 20, 2018 at the Black Fin in Comox with a standing-room crowd of Rotarians, city officials and charter members of the new club. Many Rotarians from Comox Valley’s other four Rotary groups were in attendance to give their well-wishes to the new club. The Rotary Club of Comox, the new club’s sponsor into Rotary, showed its support with a gift of their original Rotary 4-Way Test banner from their chartering in 1974 and a generous gift to help the new club get off to a great start.

Wood stove exchange program continues for the Comox Valley

Thanks to funding support from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (MoE) and the BC Lung Association, the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) wood stove exchange program will be continuing through 2018. Currently, the CVRD remains focused on encouraging residents to update their non-certified wood burning appliances through the Wood Stove Exchange Program.

Sub-Sea Fiber Optic Cable & Coastal Communities:  An Opportunity for Healthy Growth

Sub-Sea Fiber Optic Cable & Coastal Communities: An Opportunity for Healthy Growth

Over the next few years, the Connected Coast project plans to bring high-speed internet via fiber optic cable to 155 rural coastal BC communities, including yours. We now have the opportunity to have the fastest, most secure, and healthiest connectivity available. However, we must engage in well-informed and conscious decision-making for this to happen. It all comes down to this – how will we complete that ”last mile” of our sub-sea information highway – and will we choose to make it a road that benefits citizens, wildlife, and the environment?

New Program for Youth Thanks to Comox Valley Foundation

New Program for Youth Thanks to Comox Valley Foundation

Cumberland Recreation would like to extend a big thank you to the Comox Valley Community Foundation for their support in creating free youth programs in Cumberland. Their donation was used to purchase an inflatable obstacle course that will be available to rent for birthday parties. All proceeds go to supporting a free “Youth Drop-in Gym” program and other low cost youth recreation.

BC Wildfire Public Presentation Celebrates Local Agencies

BC Wildfire Public Presentation Celebrates Local Agencies

Learn more about the roles several emergency services from the Comox Valley played in supporting communities during last summer’s fierce wildfires in the BC Cariboo and BC Interior. A free public presentation is taking place at 6:15 pm (doors open at 6 pm) on Monday, February 26, 2018 in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College in Courtenay.

COMOX VALLEY CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLE 29 The World Beneath Cultures

COMOX VALLEY CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLE 29 The World Beneath Cultures

In our last chronicle we discussed the shamanic journey. In this chronicle the Shaman is going to take us on a journey. The journey itself is imaginary. The place he is taking us to is very real— down to the cellular level, to the world beneath cultures.

Is Canada Serious about Recognizing and Respecting Our Aboriginal Right?

Is Canada Serious about Recognizing and Respecting Our Aboriginal Right?

“We again call on Canada to prove that it is serious about recognizing and respecting our Aboriginal right to fish and sell fish,” said Cliff Atleo, lead negotiator and Councilor of the Ahousaht Nation, in response to Prime Minister Trudeau’s speech in the House on February 14. “This government continues to talk a lot about a new relationship with Indigenous people and respecting our Aboriginal rights, but we are still waiting for this government to actually do something that is meaningful to our Ha’wiih and fishers.”

REEL YOUTH FESTIVAL ARRIVES MARCH 3rd IN CUMBERLAND

REEL YOUTH FESTIVAL ARRIVES MARCH 3rd IN CUMBERLAND

On Saturday, March 3rd, the Reel Youth Film Festival, in partnership with the Cumberland Community School Society (CCSS) will provide a stage for young filmmakers to showcase their work. The event takes place at 7pm, at Cumberland Community School, Beaufort Gym and is a fundraiser for the CCSS Youth Centre.

Tsolum River Restoration Society AGM and presentation – Saturday, March 3rd

Tsolum River Restoration Society AGM and presentation – Saturday, March 3rd

Jim Irvine, Senior Research Scientist with DFO and Pink Salmon specialist will be the guest speaker at the Tsolum River Restoration Society’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The event will be held at the Dove Creek Hall, located at 3400 Burns Road, Courtenay from 1 – 3:30 PM. Jim will share his wealth of information and answer any questions you may have about Pink Salmon ocean survival and population trends in the North Pacific.

Remembering Ginger Goodwin 100 Years On

Remembering Ginger Goodwin 100 Years On

On July 27th, 1918 Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin was shot and killed on the slopes of Alone Mountain by a special deputy of the Dominion Police. The deputy was essentially ‘acquitted’ of manslaughter. ‘Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’.
But Ginger was not forgotten and this year people will gather on the weekend of June 23rd in Cumberland BC to commemorate Ginger’s life and his death. The Cumberland Museum and Archives , along with the Campbell River, Courtenay and District Labour Council and the BC labour movement, will make this 100th year anniversary one to remember. There will be theatre productions, labour choruses, workshops, BBQs and art, plus the traditional events associated with Miners Memorial such as ‘Songs of the Workers’, a graveside service and a pancake breakfast.

Comox Valley to Participate in the 2018 Cross-Canada Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Comox Valley to Participate in the 2018 Cross-Canada Point-in-Time Homeless Count

On March 7th, 2018, the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness (CVCEH), volunteers and local service agencies will once again conduct a Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Count as a coordinated effort to measure homelessness across Canada.
A Point-in-Time (PiT) Count is a strategy to help determine the extent and nature of homelessness in a community at a single point in time and represents a ‘snapshot’ of the minimum number of those who are homeless in the Valley.