Month: April 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLE 38: The Climate Change Chrysalis Experience

I’ve been looking for a story to describe the climate change transitions between where we are now, where we are going and how we are going to get there.  I think I have found one—the chrysalis experience. It is an analogy. It shows the transitions that occur between the caterpillar and the butterfly in the cocoon. I’m using it to help illustrate the three stages in the climate change challenge.

The Chrysalis Experience In Nature

The Black Creek Community Centre Rummage Sale Fundraiser & Spring Clean Work Bee

Black Creek (BC) April 30, 2018 – The Black Creek Community Centre is urging locals to get into Spring Cleaning mode by hosting a combination Rummage Sale Fundraiser & Spring Clean Work Bee on May 5th. The Rummage Sale and Outdoor Work Bee will happen simultaneously between 9:30am-2:30pm at the Black Creek Community Centre, 2001 Black Creek Rd.

Electoral Reform: A game changer, not a game winner

I’m a big-time college basketball fan. Men’s or women’s basketball, it doesn’t matter. If a college game’s on, I’m glued to ESPN. Other big-time fans know that a basket at the buzzer won Notre Dame the 2018 NCAA Women’s National Championship on April 1. What a way to win the game!

Unlike Notre Dame’s game-winning Hail Mary basket, should the majority of voters support electoral reform in BC’s November referendum, we have only a game changer, not a game winner. In fact, the game’s not over at all because the hard work is really just beginning.

Why?

Electoral Reform: A game changer, not a game winner

Electoral Reform: A game changer, not a game winner

I’m a big-time college basketball fan. Men’s or women’s basketball, it doesn’t matter. If a college game’s on, I’m glued to ESPN. Other big-time fans know that a basket at the buzzer won Notre Dame the 2018 NCAA Women’s National Championship on April 1. What a way to win the game!

Unlike Notre Dame’s game-winning Hail Mary basket, should the majority of voters support electoral reform in BC’s November referendum, we have only a game changer, not a game winner. In fact, the game’s not over at all because the hard work is really just beginning.

Why?

CAN A FAMILY OF FOUR LIVE IN THE VALLEY AT $16.59 PER HOUR?

CAN A FAMILY OF FOUR LIVE IN THE VALLEY AT $16.59 PER HOUR?

A new study says $16.59 per hour is a minimum “living wage” for families of four in the Comox Valley (two working parents). But the study assumes people can find housing at 30 percent of their gross income, and it doesn’t consider the plight of single parents

Cumberland mayor to speak at Comox Tomorrow public forum 

Cumberland mayor to speak at Comox Tomorrow public forum 

Do you have a vision for the Town of Comox? Have you had ideas about your community, but were uncertain about how to share them? The next municipal election will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20. It’s time to start thinking about how you can play an active part in shaping the future of Comox.

A public forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the Comox Golf Club will discuss how you can make an important contribution to the democratic process and have a positive impact on your community.

Beware of Revenue Canada tax scam!

Beware of Revenue Canada tax scam!

It’s tax season and North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is warning residents of the latest phone scam happening in our region. People are coming into Blaney’s office saying they are getting phone calls from someone stating that they are being charged with tax...

Comox Strathcona Waste Management Targets Illegal Dumpers

Comox Strathcona Waste Management Targets Illegal Dumpers

Earth Week marks the first year milestone of a new Comox Strathcona Waste Management program aimed at preventing illegal dumping across the region.

Since the launch of the Illegal Dumping Program last year, 120 illegal dump sites have been reported and dozens of dumpers identified, often resulting in tickets being issued. As the majority of the dump sites identified were in the Comox Valley, the program will now turn its focus to Campbell River and the surrounding communities for the next phase of education.

3rd Annual Choral Music Event for Humanitarian Relief

3rd Annual Choral Music Event for Humanitarian Relief

Do you love mass choir music? How about fiery Cuban music at the same event? Safehaven Refugee Sponsorship Group and Wendy Nixon Stothert, the regional director of the BC Choral Federation, are pleased to announce the 3rd annual Choral Music Event. This fundraising concert, commemorating National Music Monday, will feature 5 choirs including 2 children’s choirs. Also performing will be Sweet SanteFe, a Cuban Canadian duo. Their songs are authentic, their rhythmic blends are rich, giving their audiences a fresh and infectious experience.

National strategies on table for seniors and pharmacare

Special to TideChange Two important proposals are under discussion in parliament, affecting seniors and pharmacare, according to North Island-Powell River MP, Rachel Blaney. Blaney has been a member of the committee investigating the gaps in current programs for...

Catalyst Paper tariffs threatening good jobs

Special to TideChange The Federal Government has been asked to address the issue of US tariffs imposed on Catalyst Paper's exports, according to North Island-Powell River MP, Rachel Blaney. In March, United States Department of Commerce slapped a 22.16% protectionist...

Blaney blasts Kinder Morgan deadline

Special to TideChange There are 157 issues to be addressed regarding the Kinder Morgan pipeline, and the company is “nowhere close to resolving these goals”, according to North Island-Powell River MP, Rachel Blaney. In a media teleconference, she blasted the company...

CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLE 37: On the Road to the Ecozoic Era

CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLE 37: On the Road to the Ecozoic Era

In their book, The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era, Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry predict the coming of the Ecozoic Era. (“Eco” from the Greek “house or home”, and “Zoic” from the Greek, meaning “pertaining to living things” thus “the house or home of living things”.) The dominant characteristic of this new era will be a mutually enhancing relationship between our species and Earth.
Some folks will say, “This is ridiculous. They can’t just make up a name for a new era. Do they think they have a crystal ball or something to see into the future?”

March 14 – CV Community Health Network Forum – Report and Appendices

March 14 – CV Community Health Network Forum – Report and Appendices

The Transition Team is having their first meeting on April 30 and will be proceeding with the development of Terms of Reference for the Coordinating Circle and Action Teams and then the Coordinating Circle and Action Teams will be recruited. We will keep you informed as the Network moves forward.

Read the March 14 CV Community Health Network Forum Report and Appendices by visiting the post and clicking the button at the bottom.