Month: January 2019

50TH Parallel PR Opens First Office Space

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.

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.

More Than Films at 28th World Community Film Festival

The 28th World Community Film Festival is just around the corner and the Comox Valley is invited to downtown Courtenay on February 1st and 2nd, 2019 to experience over 30 engaging and inspiring documentaries that showcase social and environmental justice stories from across Canada and around the world!

More Than Films at 28th World Community Film Festival

More Than Films at 28th World Community Film Festival

The 28th World Community Film Festival is just around the corner and the Comox Valley is invited to downtown Courtenay on February 1st and 2nd, 2019 to experience over 30 engaging and inspiring documentaries that showcase social and environmental justice stories from across Canada and around the world!

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.

Stop: The Gift of Time

Stop: The Gift of Time

​The ability to not feel guilty when taking time for ones self is becoming a rare practice. What was a given balance when we flowed with the cycles of Nature is now its complete opposite in the age of technology. Even worse is our compulsion as a society to stay “busy”. For what purpose, may I ask?

Toe Tapping: Effective Pain Relief

Toe Tapping: Effective Pain Relief

Toe tapping is a simple exercise that is highly effective for relieving headaches, insomnia, tension, and fatigue. It also works for lower back pain and releasing tension from your hip joints.

Spaghetti Dinner At Lake Trail Middle School

Spaghetti Dinner At Lake Trail Middle School

Reminder! Come join us for a home-made Spaghetti Dinner at this year’s Community Dinner and AGM. Find out more about Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections and its bright future with Lake Trail School.

Introduction to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping

Gerry and Chris Rozema run Rozehaven Farm in Campbell River and are avid beekeepers. They will be providing an overview of what is involved in beekeeping for anyone wishing to get into production, especially farmers. As members of the Comox Valley Beekeepers Association and the BC Honey Producers Association, they have a depth of knowledge on how to manage bees in the climate of the Comox Valley.

Talking to Myself

Talking to Myself

Recently a friend wrote to me and said, “Mike, I’m enjoying your chronicles. But couldn’t you be more specific and tell us what we should be doing about climate change?” I’m not trying to tell people what they should be doing. That is up to them. But the question made me aware that I am not being clear enough about what I’m trying to do with these chronicles. So I had a conversation with myself that I will share with you.

Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue Association Acquires New Specialized Equipment

Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue Association Acquires New Specialized Equipment

The Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue Association (ORVFRA) has purchased some new equipment to aid in their fire rescue activities. The Association has utilized funds received from the 2017 and 2018 summer-time deployments when Oyster River Fire Rescue was called to help fight forest fires in other parts of the province.

A Long Time Coming

A Long Time Coming

It’s been a long time coming, but in 2019 Canadians who face the challenges of living with physical or mental impairment will, finally, see the enactment of federal legislation—Bill C-81:The Accessible Canada Act that will enshrine their right to participate in the rights and privileges that all the rest of us enjoy.

Favourite Books in 2018

Favourite Books in 2018

Each year on Jan. 1, Decafnation presents its annual collective book report. Thanks to everyone who took the time to share micro-reviews of books they enjoyed in last year. You can read previous year’s recommendations here.