Month: March 2018

Touch Me – Award Winning Artists at CVAG

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Lesson for Youth in Reconciliation

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.

RECORD 178 PATIENTS AT CVH, VIHA BOARD IN COURTENAY

RECORD 178 PATIENTS AT CVH, VIHA BOARD IN COURTENAY

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.

Hudson Trunk Regional Sewer Line Construction

Hudson Trunk Regional Sewer Line Construction

Drivers headed to the airport are advised that construction work on the Knight Road portion of the new Hudson Trunk sewer line project is expected to begin at the end of March and continue until late-April.

To allow for the construction, one lane of traffic will need to be closed. Access for local residents and businesses will be maintained, but traffic delays should be expected. Drivers using this route to pass through are encouraged to use alternate routes, including Ryan Road/Military Row and Pritchard Road.

Craniosacral Therapy Training Free Intro Talk

Craniosacral Therapy Training Free Intro Talk

This intro talk/mini workshop is free and the training starting on the 11th of April is highly suitable for anyone who would love to offer healing services, and especially for RMTs, Physios, Chiros, Yoga teachers, Psychologists, Counsellors etc – and can count towards their required ProD credits.

When: Sunday, 8 April
Where: At The Heart Gate – 1942 Bates Road, Courtenay N.
Book: Call Christina at (250) 890-9008 or email christina@relaxandfeelradiant.com

Too many looked the other way when it came to money laundering in B.C.

Too many looked the other way when it came to money laundering in B.C.

Could a similar question be posed of money laundering at B.C. casinos to that of the philosophical thought experiment, “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

The question might go like this: if money laundering happens and everyone looks the other way, was it really laundered?

Merville at 100 Years

Merville at 100 Years

In April 2019, the Merville Soldiers’ Settlement community will be 100 years old. Time for a birthday party! But first we have to organize it, right?

On Thursday, March 29th, the Merville hall will be open for the first meeting for the planning of the event. From 7:00 to 8:00, the Merville Community Association Board will go over plans for renovating the 3 acre site to get it ready for the big centennial celebration in October, 2019.

Young Filmmaker’s screening: “Film for Thought,” April 13

Young Filmmaker’s screening: “Film for Thought,” April 13

“Film for Thought” is a cinematic event and experience created by local youth who worked in the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project. The screening is in the Rotary Hall of the Florence Filberg Center on April 13. The screening will feature the work of the nine youth who participated in the thirteen-week program. Doors for the screening will be open at 6:30pm and screening will begin at 7pm. Free snacks will be provided.

Launch of a new education series for the entrepreneurial artist.

Launch of a new education series for the entrepreneurial artist.

Comox Valley Arts launches a series of courses for the entrepreneurial artist called Business Sense for Makers and Creators, running through April and May!

Three different sets of workshops cover a myriad of marketing and business-building skills and strategies that will give new and established artists a boost in confidence and competence promoting their work.

Results are in: Comox Valley Water Treatment Project AAP passes

Results are in: Comox Valley Water Treatment Project AAP passes

The Alternative Approval Process (AAP) for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project is now finished. At the close of the AAP on March 16 at 4:30 pm, 31 eligible elector response forms were received. As fewer than 10% of eligible electors registered their opposition, the Comox Valley Regional District may now borrow up to $29 million to pay for some of the project costs. With this funding authorized, the District can continue moving the Water Treatment Project forward.

Youth and Reconciliation Gathering

Youth and Reconciliation Gathering

On behalf of Bruce Carlos, District Principal, Aboriginal Education Services, School District #71 (Comox Valley) extends an invitation to the upcoming Reconciliation Gathering for Leadership Students

Several of our Aboriginal Education staff have organized a spectacular day for Secondary Leadership students next week (March 21). Former Chief Counsellor, Rob Everson, will be one of the speakers during this day. We have also secured a strong Aboriginal youth speaker from Vancouver, Valeen Jules, to inspire our youth.

CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLE 32 Learning from the Two Wolves

CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLE 32 Learning from the Two Wolves

In these chronicles we have been talking about the impact our man-made systems are having on a climate changing world and our need to make choices. There is an old Cherokee story about a grandfather telling his grandson a story about choices.