Month: March 2019

Constant Change: Explorations in Art and Technology

Constant Change: Explorations in Art and Technology

The Comox Valley Art Gallery has instigated a gathering of community collaborators to look at and re-imagine possibilities for how humans, machines and data interface. The projects offer unique starting points for inquiry into the shifting terrain of shared language, intuitive and resonant gestures and communications – internally and in the world around us.

Roxanne’s Story

When I was living in Victoria I had acquaintances who regularly drove to Fanny Bay to dine at the Fanny Bay Inn or ‘FBI’ – that’s what the locals call their pub. Little did I know that soon I would be hanging out in this cozy place, too, because Life had moved me to Fanny Bay.

From Cambell River to Comox Valley and Beyond

An avid hiker, Catherine has linked her passion for exploring the outdoors with her innate talent for tourism promotion and marketing. Meet Catherine Temple, the woman behind the hiking trail map series, which has now added the Comox Valley in its new Go Hiking Vancouver Island rebranding for May 2019.

World Community Presents Andrew Nikiforuk

Many politicians and environmentalists champion technology as the solution to all of our problems. What if technologies are accelerating our problems? What would the solutions be? These are the questions that award-winning journalist and author, Andrew Nikiforuk, will be addressing in his engaging presentation on Tuesday, April 9th at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.

World Community Presents Andrew Nikiforuk

World Community Presents Andrew Nikiforuk

Many politicians and environmentalists champion technology as the solution to all of our problems. What if technologies are accelerating our problems? What would the solutions be? These are the questions that award-winning journalist and author, Andrew Nikiforuk, will be addressing in his engaging presentation on Tuesday, April 9th at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.

Ignite: Youth Fired Up Creating Films

Ignite: Youth Fired Up Creating Films

A variety of short films made by local youth through the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project will be showing on April 12th, 2019 at the Rotary Hall in the Florence Filberg Centre. It is a wonderful opportunity for the debuting filmmakers to ignite discussion about the things they care about.

The Slocan Ramblers Bluegrass Band

The Slocan Ramblers Bluegrass Band

Saturday, April 6th, The Slocan Ramblers will be rocking the Big Yellow Merville hall with a bluegrass concert extraordinaire. The Slocans, as 2019 Juno Award Nominees, are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. They are creative and dynamic musicians, and have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene.

Advance Care Planning Day April 9th

Advance Care Planning Day April 9th

North Island College nursing students are partnering with the Comox Valley Hospice Society’s Advance Care Planning team to present “Talk to Me Goose”—a light-hearted take on Advance Care Planning conversations for adults of all ages hosted in Berwick Comox Valley’s Grounded Pilot on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. There will be fun, food and great prizes!

Linda’s List for March 26th: Digging roots; planting early (or not)

Linda’s List for March 26th: Digging roots; planting early (or not)

Spring certainly went sproing into nearly summer-like weather last week! Given how long it took the snow to melt from my yard I thought the soil would stay cold longer than usual, meaning no rush to dig up overwintered root crops. At the rate the soil is now warming, however, carrots, beets and other roots should be dug up by the end of March/early April as usual. If left in the garden, they start to grow, using up the sugars stored in their roots to produce a flower stalk. The roots lose flavour and crispness and grow lots of strange little side roots.

CVRD Board Adopts 2019 Budget

CVRD Board Adopts 2019 Budget

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Board of Directors has adopted its 2019 – 2023 financial plan, which includes a total budget for 2019 of $134.8 million (a net operating budget for the year of $73.9 million and total capital spending of $60.9 million).

Registration for Denman Festival Opens May 1st

Registration for Denman Festival Opens May 1st

Mark your calendars, Festival supporters. May 1st will be the day to begin registering for the 2019 edition of the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival, to be held July 18th-21st. With 12 talented authors coming to Denman, this year’s festival promises to be every bit as stimulating as in the past for regular festival-goers, and a new treat for first time attendees.

In the Footsteps of a Long Line of Matriarchs

In the Footsteps of a Long Line of Matriarchs

Former justice minister and attorney general Puglaas, Jody Wilson-Raybould, closed her comments before the House of Commons justice committee on Wednesday, February 27th, with a powerful statement that reverberated across social media

Budget 2019 Rachel Blaney Media Statement

Budget 2019 Rachel Blaney Media Statement

Member of Parliament for North Island – Powell River Rachel Blaney is happy to see some things included in the latest federal budget, and disappointed that others were not. Blaney was pleased to see that seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement and working at the same time will have a higher income threshold before having their benefit suspended. However they will have to wait another year and a half for this change to take place.

New Initiative Strengthens Role of Nature in Protecting Drinking Water

New Initiative Strengthens Role of Nature in Protecting Drinking Water

Several communities in the Comox Valley and the K’ómoks First Nation launched a $367,500 multi-year initiative with the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) this week to help better understand, measure and manage critical drinking water services provided by nature.