Month: September 2018

Presentation on Winter 2018-2019 Hiking in Mexico

Ole, Viva Mexico! Baja Mexico has beautiful wild countryside, unusual plant forms, a warm, dry climate, beaches, mountains and canyons to explore, and friendly people. Come learn about low cost hiking, camping and travel opportunities from Susan Holvenstot, who has travelled extensively in Baja California, the closest part of Mexico.

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Water and The Three Cs

It has come to my attention that water within the Comox Valley area is not only the most valuable resource, as it is now in most communities on this planet, but also the center of a very timely debate. I have been told that all three municipalities, Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland, hold very specific and often divergent views, as to how water should be conserved, used and distributed between their respective citizens. Again, as a new resident myself, I look forward to your input in the comments section of this column to confirm or refute the above statement. Since we are in the middle of a municipal elections campaign, I feel that this important topic should be viewed from many perspectives. Let me explain.

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Free Age Health Benefits Open to all Celebrating all things Scottish

Ever wondered why some of the old Scots lived to great age? Though, in moderation, the old “wee dram” may be a well-vaunted part of a successful longevity, it now seems that social dancing going back to at least 1500 is an essential and more important part of the Scottish elixir of youth. Several recent studies show that Scottish Country Dancing seems to delay the symptoms of ageing, by exercising both the body and the brain in a pleasant relaxed social atmosphere.

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Cumberland residents to vote on wastewater borrowing in local government elections

When the local government elections are held Saturday Oct. 20, Cumberland residents will see a question on the ballot asking them to vote yes or no to the Village borrowing money to upgrade its liquid waste treatment system to meet provincial standards. The Village is looking to borrow $1.2 to $4.4 million for the project, which would construct an upgraded lagoon wastewater (sewer) treatment plant to handle liquid waste for Cumberland in a better environmental fashion for the next 20 years. Cumberland has applied for federal and provincial grants to cover the rest of the $9.7 million project.

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