Month: March 2018

Touch Me – Award Winning Artists at CVAG

The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host Touch Me, a collection of work by acclaimed inter-disciplinary artist Skeena Reece, in April and May. Reece has garnered national and international recognition for her bold installation and performance work. She presented at the 2010 Sydney Biennale as part of the celebrated group Beat Nation and is the recipient of the British Columbia Award for Excellence in the Arts (2012), The Viva Award (2014) and the Hnyatshyn Award in 2017.

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Mindfulness Meditation: An 8-week Introductory Course

An 8-week Mindfulness Meditation Introductory Course is being offered in Comox beginning on Sunday, April 15th.

The course is suitable for beginners and those interested in deepening their practice and journey of awakening to the present moment. Learn simple mindfulness meditation techniques to develop stability in your daily life and uncover your true nature and inner wisdom. Practice being present and accepting of your thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations while maintaining a friendly and kind attitude toward yourself.

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NDP MP Johns introduces petition to make Canada a cycling nation

Canadians from coast to coast to coast are burdened by rising healthcare costs, soaring infrastructure expenditures and major traffic congestion. Cycling is a low cost, environmentally-friendly, sustainable solution to these challenges. Today, Gord Johns, MP for Courtenay-Alberni, presented a petition with 4,247 signatures calling on the Government to support his private Members’ Bill C-312, and establish a National Cycling Strategy in Canada.

“We can foster a cycling culture in Canada by making people feel safe, by providing infrastructure that supports them, and by helping potential cyclists feel confident about the rules of the road,” said Johns who has consistently biked to work on Parliament Hill every season since being elected in 2015.

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A Lesson for Youth in Reconciliation

SD71 Secondary students came together at Glacier View School March 21st to learn about and share in discussions on reconciliation and to explore what actions to take to enhance greater support among cultures today and into the future.

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The Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) board of directors will hear several presentations today from north Island residents.

By holding its March 29th meeting in Courtenay, the board has given local residents an opportunity to voice their many concerns, which this website first brought to the public’s attention in a series of articles in January.

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