Month: August 2018

Last sowing, confusing bugs, splitter alert

Last sowing, confusing bugs, splitter alert

There is still time to sow hardy winter lettuce and arugula if you do it this week and now is also the perfect time to sow corn salad for winter salads. Pull back mulches and scatter seeds under tomatoes, squash and other plants that will be finished in October. Corn salad seeds may not germinate until the soil cools down, so don’t worry if they don’t come up immediately; it is extremely hardy and one of the few greens that can grow (slowly) during the winter. If you are sowing winter greens in a coldframe, plastic tunnel or unheated greenhouse, you could also sow Chinese cabbage, leaf mustard and other hardy greens now, because the warmer environments provide a little more growing time.

The video going around about Stotan Falls

Re that video going around about Stotan falls, it shows one side…fine but is always posted in such a way that one can not make comments. This is not unlike 3L who always have presented their side but never mention the trade off that would be involved should they get permission, amend our zoning and “donate” that “Park”. I’ve heard them say they will give the Park as a “gift” that is incorrect because a gift does not have strings attached.

Award-winning textile artist celebrates trees in presentation at Little Red Church

You are invited to a special presentation about trees on September 17. “Call of the Heartwood: My Creative Journey with Trees” is a talk and slide show presented by award-winning textile artist Lorraine Roy of Dundas, Ontario.

Roy is a horticulturalist by training (she holds a BSc in Agriculture) and an artist by profession. Her profound love for trees and deep respect for the environment shows itself over and over again in her textile art pieces which have been displayed across the country.

Letter from Catherine Hedrich, our new Chief Editor

My name is Catherine Hedrich and I would like to personally invite you to assist me in my new functions as Editor in Chief of Tide Change. Your valued input as subscriber and supporter of our mission to act as an effective community voice and information digital platform is of great importance to me in my new functions

Letter from Catherine Hedrich, our new Chief Editor

Letter from Catherine Hedrich, our new Chief Editor

My name is Catherine Hedrich and I would like to personally invite you to assist me in my new functions as Editor in Chief of Tide Change. Your valued input as subscriber and supporter of our mission to act as an effective community voice and information digital platform is of great importance to me in my new functions

Comox Valley Water System Moves to Stage 3 Water Restrictions September 7

Comox Valley Water System Moves to Stage 3 Water Restrictions September 7

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 3 Water Restrictions beginning Friday, September 7 at 8 am until Friday, September 14 at 4:30 pm. During this time BC Hydro will conduct annual maintenance and repair work at the Puntledge River generating station. Fish screens will also be cleaned to help redirect salmon back to the river. At the conclusion of this maintenance period, the Comox Valley Water System will be returning to Stage 2 restrictions.

MP Johns Invites Public to Discuss Solutions for Affordable Housing

MP Johns Invites Public to Discuss Solutions for Affordable Housing

COURTENAY – MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) has invited local residents to join him and local housing advocates for a public discussion on solutions for affordable housing at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave, on Wednesday, Sept 5 at 7:00pm.

“In Courtenay-Alberni, one out of every four people struggle to afford a place to call home, and that’s far too many,” said Johns.

Introducing Our New Chief Editor!

Introducing Our New Chief Editor!

We are so excited to have Catherine Hedrich lead the editorial direction of Tide Change and build upon its community foundation of collaborative support. As a new resident of the Comox Valley, her outsider’s perspective will undoubtedly bring fresh and useful insights, while setting the stage for the development of a sustainable and interactive communication platform for our community enterprise, beginning with her new column, Community Conversations.

Fall webworms vs Tent Caterpillars

Fall webworms vs Tent Caterpillars

“We have been getting a lot of inquiries about the nests that we are seeing in many of our trees right now, with concerns that these are tent caterpillar nests.

Our Parks staff have informed us that these nests are actually from an insect called fall webworms.”
City of Courtenay

Your Values, Your Choice, Your Guide to the Referendum

Your Values, Your Choice, Your Guide to the Referendum

Do you want more information about BC’s referendum that will be coming to your mailbox this fall? Do you want to clarify your own position about the choices? Or are you just plain confused?

Here’s your opportunity to clear up all the buzz around this electoral reform referendum.

The Trickle-Up Effect

The Trickle-Up Effect

As a child of the sixties, I remember the significant role regular people played, who mobilized at the grassroots, in changing the course of history. Think Canadian efforts in the Peace Movement, the Women’s Movement, and the Environmental Movement.

Some big names and well-known faces are associated with each movement, but, we now think of as movements would have been nothing but blips on the historical screen without the discontent, the righteous indignation and the lay-their-freedom-on-the-line action of the nameless and faceless many.

Cumberland Launch of the Ride Island Campaign

Cumberland Launch of the Ride Island Campaign

The Vancouver Island Mountain Bike Tourism Consortium (VIMBTC) in partnership with the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) recently launched the Ride Island campaign designed to inspire mountain bikers to explore the trail networks of the central region of Vancouver Island.

Impressive Sparkling at the K’omoks Big House

Impressive Sparkling at the K’omoks Big House

the Kumugwe Dancer Group hosts the event that not too often to see, and welcome the Auba Rukai Children’s Choir from Taiwan.

A quote, I would like to share with all my friends, which I found it from the webpage of The Kumugwe Culture Society.

It said, “Culture is the lens through which we view the world”, the Kumugwe Dancer group performed thousands of people over the years. I appreciate very much for seeing the group trying so hard to not only keep their traditions but also share their culture to the community, every song and dance is telling a story.

Talking About Death Can Add Value To Life!

Talking About Death Can Add Value To Life!

Kick the bucket. Buy the farm. Pushing up daisies. Whatever you want to call death — many of us are uncomfortable talking about it. But could we actually benefit from confronting our mortality head on? For most of us, we want time, and lots of it, to live on this earth. However, more and more people are realizing that actually talking about death can add value to life.