Month: January 2019

Work Begins to Make Nymph Falls More Accessible

Work Begins to Make Nymph Falls More Accessible

Over the next two months, visitors to the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) Nymph Falls Park will find crews and equipment on park trails as work commences to allow for easier access to the falls.

50TH Parallel PR Opens First Office Space

50th Parallel Public Relations (50th Parallel) is pleased to announce the opening of its first headquarters space to accommodate its growing team and portfolio. The new 50th Parallel office is located at 105-2456 Rosewall Crescent in Tin Town, next to the Tin Town Café.

World Community Film Festival Nears!

On February 1st and 2nd, visit the Community Action Hive at the World Community Film Festival located in the Filberg Hall. Connect with the organizations who are making change right here in the Comox Valley, which includes Tide Change.

Comox Valley Seniors Group Says New Beds Fall Short

Decafnation reported last week that the announcement of new long-term care beds did not please everyone in the Comox Valley. We quoted health care workers still employed by Island Health and Seniors Voices advocated Delores Broten.

Comox Valley Seniors Group Says New Beds Fall Short

Comox Valley Seniors Group Says New Beds Fall Short

Decafnation reported last week that the announcement of new long-term care beds did not please everyone in the Comox Valley. We quoted health care workers still employed by Island Health and Seniors Voices advocated Delores Broten.

Playing Climate Change Football

Playing Climate Change Football

The Curtain opens with the two men, Economo and Enviro in a heated discussion about how they should be preparing for the looming threat of a potentially disastrous climate changing world.

Launching of Canadian Journalism Innovators

Launching of Canadian Journalism Innovators

This past week about 1,000 journalists were laid off at some of the most recognized organizations, from Buzzfeed, which will cut 15 per cent of its workforce, to HuffPost, to Gannett — the U.S.’s largest newspaper chain.

Addictions Are Us

Addictions Are Us

As with most communities living a Western lifestyle, we in the Comox Valley are not immune to the multitude of distractions in our modern world. How we address these individual realities as a group will determine the health and happiness of every person in our community.

NDP Call to Build Half a Million Affordable Housing Units

NDP Call to Build Half a Million Affordable Housing Units

On January 21st in Burnaby, Jagmeet Singh challenged Justin Trudeau to take immediate action to combat the housing crisis and bring relief to Canadians across the country. The NDP Leader announced the first part of his plan to build half a million affordable housing units over the next decade starting with the removal of the federal tax on the building of new affordable housing in the upcoming federal budget.

Tuktoyaktuk

Tuktoyaktuk

We get increasing daily reminders in the media about climate change. Why do many of us have so much difficulty dealing with it?
I think it is because the major impacts seem so far away.

Where Are You Investing Your Great Ideas For 2019?

Where Are You Investing Your Great Ideas For 2019?

The Immigrant Welcome Centre would like to introduce you to our Welcoming Communities Idea Bank, a new initiative designed to spark Campbell River and Comox Valley citizens in generating fresh ideas for building and maintaining welcoming and inclusive communities.

Bitter Tears No More

Bitter Tears No More

I’m done crying. I’m done with feeding salty/bitter tears over our failed BC referendum on electoral reform. Many wonderful people gave almost bottomlessly to the hope that we might vote in an electoral system that would see the members of our legislature actually reflect the parties/people that we vote for.

Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Store Damaged In Late Night Fire

Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Store Damaged In Late Night Fire

Emergency crews responded to a fire that broke out in Too Good To Be Threw early Sunday morning. The fire is believed to have started in the downtown Courtenay thrift store between midnight and 1 a.m., with multiple witnesses reporting seeing smoke and flames inside the building.

Robbie Burns Fiddle Family Contra Dance at the Merville Hall

Robbie Burns Fiddle Family Contra Dance at the Merville Hall

Hoot Mon! The Bard ‘o’ Scotland will be honoured at the Robbie Burns Contra dance on Saturday, January 26th at the tartan coloured Merville Hall. There, the Fiddlejam Funtime Fiddlers will play for your dancing pleasure while hairy legged, kilted Scotsmen and Scotswomen swirl about the floor shaking their thistles and spurtles; and discretely displaying their sgian dhus.

Directors Challenge Legitimacy of Advanced Recycling Technologies

Directors Challenge Legitimacy of Advanced Recycling Technologies

New directors of the Comox-Strathcona Solid Waste Management Board have called into question the legitimacy of a special committee exploring new waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies. And new Area B Director Arzeena Hamir has suggested some at least one of the WTE committee members met privately and inappropriately with one of the technology proponents.

Gain New and Rewarding Skills Volunteering With Local Emergency Program

Gain New and Rewarding Skills Volunteering With Local Emergency Program

Gain new and rewarding skills volunteering with Emergency Support Services and the Emergency Radio Communications Team. Learn more at the Comox Valley Emergency Program’s (CVEP) volunteer information session on Thursday, January 24th from 7- 8 pm, followed by an informal meet and greet until 8:30 pm. The session is being held at the CVEP office at 3001 Moray Avenue in Courtenay.