Month: January 2019

Comox Mayor Not Interested in Laing Talks

Business plan to restore Mack Laing’s heritage home unveiled, but mayor’s backtracking on a hand-shake agreement to negotiate out-of-court likely means more legal bills for Comox taxpayers.

Comox Mayor Not Interested in Laing Talks

Comox Mayor Not Interested in Laing Talks

Business plan to restore Mack Laing’s heritage home unveiled, but mayor’s backtracking on a hand-shake agreement to negotiate out-of-court likely means more legal bills for Comox taxpayers.

First Tuesday Fundraiser at the Mex Pub February 5th

First Tuesday Fundraiser at the Mex Pub February 5th

First Tuesday Fundraiser will be hosted by Scott Lyle and Friends with special guest Alan Jossul at the Mex Pub in Courtenay on February 5th at 7:30 pm. Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Alan has been playing and teaching guitar for most of his life.

Kokanee Salmon Spawning Study Continues in Comox Lake

Kokanee Salmon Spawning Study Continues in Comox Lake

Local fisheries biologists are in the second year of a study investigating the Kokanee Salmon population in Comox Lake. Kokanee Salmon form an important part of the Comox Lake ecosystem, providing food for Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden.

Comox Valley Nature And The Really Big Fish Of Canada

Comox Valley Nature And The Really Big Fish Of Canada

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture. Join Dr. John Neilson for an illustrated talk entitled: “The really, really big marine fish of Canada: tuna, swordfish and sharks”. The lecture is on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 and will start after introductions at 7 pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre at 411 Anderton Ave in Courtenay.

Bishop Gifts St. Joe’s Site to Providence

Bishop Gifts St. Joe’s Site to Providence

The Views at St. Joe’s has been gifted to a new entity called the Providence Residential & Community Care Services Society (PRCC). Chair of the St. Joe’s Board of Trustees Chris Kelsey told Decafnation last night the Bishop of Victoria has given St. Joe’s, including its 17 acres of property at the top of Comox Hill to the nonprofit company.

Opportunity to Support Local Farmers

Opportunity to Support Local Farmers

After a successful pilot project, the New Farmer Mentorship and Loan Program is ready to support more Comox Valley farmers in 2019. The New Farmer Mentorship and Loan Program matches up farmers that require small loans to purchase farming equipment with mentors and lenders that are interested in supporting local agriculture.

National Writing Contest Launches for Students in Grades 4, 5 and 6

National Writing Contest Launches for Students in Grades 4, 5 and 6

Students across the country have an opportunity to help a local family become a Habitat homeowner, thanks to the Meaning of Home contest, a national writing contest in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada. Launching today, the Meaning of Home contest asks students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 to share what home means to them.

CIC Director Greg Baute Hopes to Redefine Cannabis Breeding

CIC Director Greg Baute Hopes to Redefine Cannabis Breeding

Greg Baute, the director of breeding and genetics at the pioneering Cannabis Innovation Centre in Comox, is a scientist. And that means, if you can imagine, every day he will clone plants, phenotype them, explore terpenes, take DNA samples, conduct controlled pollinations and pour over pages of data compiled by a team of bioinformaticians.

MP Rachel Blaney Shares Concerns About Wet’suwet’en Blockade in Northern BC

MP Rachel Blaney Shares Concerns About Wet’suwet’en Blockade in Northern BC

Member of Parliament for North Island-Powell River expressed serious concerns regarding the Wet’suwet’sen blockade in Northern British Columbia. “I am very concerned with the ongoing situation at the Wet’suwet’en blockade, and disappointed that the Prime Minister is remaining silent” said MP Blaney. “The government does a lot of talk about reconciliation, but that means showing up and doing the tough work, especially in difficult situations”.

Merville’s 100 Year Anniversary in 2019

Merville’s 100 Year Anniversary in 2019

On Tuesday, January 15th, at 6:30 pm, there will be a meeting at the Big Yellow Merville hall to further plan the Merville 100 Year Soldier Settlement Celebration. At the January 15th meeting, a few of the various committees will bring us up to date on what they have done and what they plan to do.

Robots Gather in The Comox Valley for a STEM Competition

Robots Gather in The Comox Valley for a STEM Competition

The Valley will witness the return of the annual robotics tournament that will bring 50 high school teams together to compete at the regional level Saturday, January 19th at Highland Secondary. Now in its 10th year hosting the VEX Robotics Regional Tournament, students from across Vancouver Island and the lower mainland will participate in an all-day competition in hopes to earn a spot at the provincial level taking place in March.