Month: August 2018

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

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

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.

Guardians Building Resiliency in the K’ómoks Estuary

Guardians Building Resiliency in the K’ómoks Estuary

K’ómoks First Nation’s (KFN) Guardian Watchmen have teamed up with Guardians of Mid-Island Estuaries Society to help deal with an emerging threat to the K’ómoks Estuary. The Guardians society has been successfully rehabilitating Vancouver Island estuaries since 2010, and has been studying resident Canada Geese – one of the main sources of estuary damage, since 2008. Introduced to the island in the 1970s for hunting and wildlife viewing, Canada Geese have flourished here, to an extent where they are now overwhelming ecosystems vital to other species, such as salmon.

CUMBERLAND’S SENIORS ARE GETTING AN EXTRA PEP IN THEIR STEP

CUMBERLAND’S SENIORS ARE GETTING AN EXTRA PEP IN THEIR STEP

This September, an innovative program that motivates seniors to get up, get out, and get active is coming to Cumberland Recreation and it will be free to join. Choose to Move is a six-month program based on scientific research that motivates and supports individuals 65 or older to get moving and meet new people in the community.

CVRD hires new General Manager of Planning and Development Services

CVRD hires new General Manager of Planning and Development Services

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) announced that Scott Smith will be their new General Manager of Planning and Development Services starting September 17, 2018. As the General Manager Planning and Development Services, he will oversee the planning, development, building, and bylaw services for the organization and will be key in ensuring an integrated approach aligning to the CVRD’s key strategic priorities.

Tickets to Y2K Spitfire Homecoming Gala Almost Sold Out

Tickets to Y2K Spitfire Homecoming Gala Almost Sold Out

The Gala Banquet on August 8th draws closer and tickets are going quickly.  With only 50 tickets remaining, your opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime historic event is almost over.  The banquet will be held in #14 Hangar at 19 Wing Comox, the home of 442 Squadron. Our guest of honor will be Wing Commander Stocky Edwards, a WWII veteran.  The Y2K Spitfire aircraft will be in the hangar for viewing, as will a Vampire aircraft which is another aircraft that Stocky flew.

Vicki Lapp Memorial Photography Show at Pearl Ellis

Vicki Lapp Memorial Photography Show at Pearl Ellis

In memory of Vicki Lapp, the Pearl Ellis Gallery presents its annual exhibition of photography by gallery members from August 7 to 25. A talented photographer and artist, Vicki Lapp was also a long-time contributor to the Pearl Ellis Gallery.

Fifty/50 at 40 Knots Winery Supports Hospice Care in the Comox Valley

Fifty/50 at 40 Knots Winery Supports Hospice Care in the Comox Valley

Gather your friends to enjoy sipping wine and noshing on yummy appetizers at the lovely outdoor setting of 40 Knots Vineyard and Estates Winery on Sunday, August 19th, 4pm-7pm, while supporting the Comox Valley Hospice Society offer hospice palliative care to people in our community.

High fire risk activity ban in place

High fire risk activity ban in place

A high fire risk activity ban is in place in the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) due to the extreme fire rating. Fire service regulations in place prohibit the use of power saws, and other power tools that may create fire or sparks during extremely dry conditions.

“Public health and safety as well as protection of property is our number one concern,” said CVRD Manager of Fire Services James Bast.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect August 2

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect August 2

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 2 Water Restrictions beginning Thursday, August 2 in response to the province’s designation of a hydrological drought rating for much of coastal British Columbia, including Vancouver Island. Stage 2 restrictions will begin on August 2 to coincide with BC Hydro’s planned reduction of flows on the Puntledge River.

Residents Invited to Zoning Bylaw Review Open House

Residents Invited to Zoning Bylaw Review Open House

The CVRD is inviting residents to an open house on Wednesday, August 8 to learn more about the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review and what this might mean to them.

The Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review started in 2016 as a way to review the current zoning within Electoral Areas A, B and C.