Month: January 2019

World Community Film Festival Nears!

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Boil Water Notice Lifted For Users Of The Comox Valley Water System

Boil Water Notice Lifted For Users Of The Comox Valley Water System

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system, effective immediately. Following regular sampling and monitoring of the system since the notice was put in place yesterday, the CVRD and Island Health have confirmed that water quality in the system is safely within provincial drinking water guidelines.

New Film On The Cost Of Wood Heating

New Film On The Cost Of Wood Heating

A new film called “The Cost of Wood Heating” was released yesterday by Breathe Clean Air Comox Valley. The nine-minute film features Dr. Charmaine Enns, the Medical Health Officer for North Vancouver Island and a number of local residents who are affected by wood smoke.

Aerialists And Tremblers Of Sevens To Deliver Powerful Show January 12th

Aerialists And Tremblers Of Sevens To Deliver Powerful Show January 12th

The Cumberland Forest and friends are hosting a very special concert event on Saturday January 12th with the Aerialists and the Tremblers of 7 at the Cumberland Masonic Hall. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts shortly after 8. In a world where hyphenated genres are becoming the norm, all kinds of monikers are available for a contemporary folk band – post-folk, trad-core, alt-roots. File under World, or file under Celtic? Aerialists fits best with the beautifully contradictory term prog-trad, melding their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities with a deep love for folk traditions.

Boil Water Notice Issued For The Comox Valley Water System

Boil Water Notice Issued For The Comox Valley Water System

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in conjunction with Island Health, has issued a boil water notice effective immediately. For details see the news release issued January 3, 2019. Who is Affected? Boil Water Notices apply only to those communities that are connected to the Comox Valley Water System.

CVRD and USW Approve New Collective Agreement

CVRD and USW Approve New Collective Agreement

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and United Steel Workers (USW) Union Local 1-1937 both ratified the new collective agreement late December 2018. Negotiations began in January 2018 to address amendments to the Collective Agreement. In November, a mediator was assigned to assist discussions in reaching a collective agreement between the CVRD and its recreation facilities staff, represented by USW Local 1-1937. On December 11, 2018 a tentative agreement was reached with ratification from both parties occurring December 21, 2018.

Approaching 2020: A New Vision

Approaching 2020: A New Vision

There is a sense, as we approach what I like to call the Year of Clarity, 2020, that all sectors of our way of life are about to change dramatically. This acceleration has been exponential and it began more than forty years ago. We are about to enter an age which requires that we transform our role as humans on this planet, because everything around us will be doing so as well.

7 Steps To Change Your Habits For An Exceptional New Year

7 Steps To Change Your Habits For An Exceptional New Year

What do you want for 2019? Taking time to reflect and return to your essence at this time of year will align you harmoniously with the season. If you are feeling stressed, overextended or lonely, it’s nature’s way of calling you to rest and turn your mind within. Winter is a time to let go, rest and simplify. It’s important to reflect, clean up loose ends, and make space if you want new growth in the coming year.

These Environment Stories From 2018 Could Give Us Hope

These Environment Stories From 2018 Could Give Us Hope

Climate science reports released in 2018 all pointed to impending catastrophes unless humankind can pull off some miraculous reversal of climatological trends and its own bad behavior. In just the last year, huge wildfires raged out of control, Antarctica lost three trillion more tonnes of ice, extreme heat waves warned of an eventual Hothouse Earth by 2040 and droughts and intense storms have become commonplace. Climate change could even cause a global beer shortage. But not all the environment news in 2018 was depressing. There was good news to savor, some of it originating right here at home.