Month: August 2018

The video going around about Stotan Falls

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.

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

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.

Introductory Classes – Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancing Society

The Comox Valley Scottish Dancing Society, will kick off its 2018-1019 season and open two FREE  introductory classes to the public. September 10  and October 1. No kilt or partner are required, just a desire to enjoy yourself.   

The Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancing Society meets in fall and winter at 7:30-9:30pm at the Comox United Church Hall (corner of Comox Ave. and Beach Drive.)  ( Teenagers between 13 and 16 should be accompanied by an adult).

Introductory Classes – Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancing Society

Introductory Classes – Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancing Society

The Comox Valley Scottish Dancing Society, will kick off its 2018-1019 season and open two FREE  introductory classes to the public. September 10  and October 1. No kilt or partner are required, just a desire to enjoy yourself.   

The Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancing Society meets in fall and winter at 7:30-9:30pm at the Comox United Church Hall (corner of Comox Ave. and Beach Drive.)  ( Teenagers between 13 and 16 should be accompanied by an adult).

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

Taxpayers Alliance

Taxpayers Alliance

I have noticed a number of Adds in the local Comox Valley Record regarding the city of Courtenay spending.

I too am very concerned about affordability of housing. We are seeing the tip of the iceberg with tent cities.Unfortunately, drug use masks the real problem of affordable housing which is going to land on our Grand Children .Gone are the days when an average income earner can purchase a single family home, but how will low income earners afford an apartment or basement suite with ever increasing costs?

CITY ABANDONS 21ST STREET BRIDGE, AIRPARK LEASES STILL CONTENTIOUS

CITY ABANDONS 21ST STREET BRIDGE, AIRPARK LEASES STILL CONTENTIOUS

Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula took a conciliatory approach Monday night to concerns raised by members of the Airpark Association and successfully landed a unanimous agreement from council to abandon all discussions of a third river crossing at 21st Street.

Courtenay Little Theatre presents “The Ladies Foursome” by Norm Foster

Courtenay Little Theatre presents “The Ladies Foursome” by Norm Foster

In The Ladies Foursome, three friends play a round of golf in honour of a recently deceased friend. They’re joined by another friend of the deceased who they’ve never met who brings a new dynamic to the group. The friendly round of golf soon gets personal, revealing, touching and hilariously funny as Foster focuses his comic lens on the ladies and their relationships.

3rd Annual Salmon BBQ Tickets ON SALE NOW

3rd Annual Salmon BBQ Tickets ON SALE NOW

Join Project Watershed for our 3rd Annual Salmon BBQ FUNdraising Dinner. You will get an update on the Kus-kus-sum project, enjoy delicious local food and drink and support our work in the Comox Valley. All proceeds go towards our stewardship efforts.

Paintings celebrate Vancouver Island at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

Paintings celebrate Vancouver Island at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to feature a solo exhibition by local artist Margery Blom, FCA from August 28 to September 15. Portraying the incredible beauty of Vancouver Island, this dynamic collection will take viewers on a journey from the majestic mountains, through the enchantment of the forests, the hidden inland waters, the secrets of the flora, to the serenity of the sea.

Comox Valley Nature March Monthly FREE Annual Public Nature Walk at Rosewall Creek

Comox Valley Nature March Monthly FREE Annual Public Nature Walk at Rosewall Creek

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to re-start its 2018 end-of-summer monthly free public nature walk series As part of its educational mandate Comox Valley Nature invites the public to monthly public nature interpretive walks to experience and understand local sites of environmental interest. Each year since 2010 CVN has led a citizen science data collecting interpretive nature walk along Rosewall Creek to the falls.

Restoring Kus-kus-sum is restoring our richness

Restoring Kus-kus-sum is restoring our richness

In days gone by, say 50 years ago, no one gave much thought to how we interacted with the natural world. The environment, the complex as we think of it today, simply didn’t exist. It’s was just something we passed through or the platform that delivered the sauce of life but not life itself.

Submit a photo of your favourite trees in Courtenay for your chance to win

Submit a photo of your favourite trees in Courtenay for your chance to win

Have you s­­­­ubmitted your feedback on the future of Courtenay’s urban forest yet?

The online consultation period for the vision, goals and future of the community’s urban forest has been open since June, and you can contribute more than just opinions. Share photos of Courtenay’s urban forest to a crowd sourced “story map”. One photo will be chosen from all submissions for the cover of the Urban Forest Plan; the winner will also receive a $200 gift certificate to a local nursery. Access the Interactive Crowd-sourced Online Map at www.courtenay.ca/urbanforest, or submit your photo by email to planning@courtenay.ca

Tribute for Bob Hager

Tribute for Bob Hager

We miss Bob Hager attendances at our monthly meetings of the Tsolum River Restoration Society. When he and Judy, his life companion, were not travelling elsewhere in the world, he would always fly over from Vancouver to be present at our meetings, to give us encouragement and sage advice and extend his generosity. During the last several months, when he knew was dying, he still made the flights, but accompanied either by his daughter, Shelly, or one of his former business colleagues.