Month: July 2019

Memories, Emotions and Our Well Being

Memories, Emotions and Our Well Being

Ever wonder why a second glass of wine among friends can trigger a flood of unplanned conversation about ones memories, which then lead to the resurfacing of unreleased emotions that culminate in a selective life review during a fitful night of limited slumber?

Entangados This Thursday at Elevate Summer Series

This Thursday is concert #5 in the NEW Elevate Summer Concert Series taking place each and every Thursday night right in the heart of the Village of Cumberland! And this week is shaping up to be a wildly fun ride with musical guests Entangados!

Linda’s List for July 30th: Edit the Garden, August Planting

If your tomatoes are slow to ripen, you are not alone! Many people are wondering about it, but this cooler summer is the way our ‘normal’ summers used to be: for those that have forgotten how long it used to take tomatoes to ripen outdoors, this is a reminder. On the other hand, many other crops are doing particularly well this year with more rainfall and fewer hours of high temperatures that slow the growth of cool season crops.

Linda’s List for July 30th: Edit the Garden, August Planting

Linda’s List for July 30th: Edit the Garden, August Planting

If your tomatoes are slow to ripen, you are not alone! Many people are wondering about it, but this cooler summer is the way our ‘normal’ summers used to be: for those that have forgotten how long it used to take tomatoes to ripen outdoors, this is a reminder. On the other hand, many other crops are doing particularly well this year with more rainfall and fewer hours of high temperatures that slow the growth of cool season crops.

In Courtenay, a Low-carbon Solar Oasis Thrives Behind a Suburban Facade

In Courtenay, a Low-carbon Solar Oasis Thrives Behind a Suburban Facade

Stewart Mcintosh’s Comox Valley property looks like a million others from the street: an early 1980s rancher with a detached garage and RV trailer in the driveway. Spend a couple of minutes with Mcintosh – a bearded, exuberant man in his mid-fifties – and he will eagerly show you that looks can be deceiving.

Cumberland Acquires Land for Future Public Works Site

Cumberland Acquires Land for Future Public Works Site

Following an exploration over the past year to identify an appropriate site for a new public works site, the Village of Cumberland was offered an opportunity to purchase a portion of unutilized lands from West Fraser Mills.

Contract Awarded for New Water Treatment System

Contract Awarded for New Water Treatment System

After years of preparation and planning, the Comox Valley Regional District’s new water treatment system project has officially moved into the construction phase with award of the design-build contract to AECON Water Infrastructure Inc.

Community Partners for Marine Conservation

Community Partners for Marine Conservation

Communities are everything. They are at the heart of the work that we do every day, as we focus on being a better and stronger partner for healthy coastal communities, like yours. Interestingly, socially-minded businesses are taking note of our approach, sharing our values with their customers and, as a result, the importance of action on marine conservation is being amplified.

Fifty/50 at 40 Knots Winery Supports Hospice Care in the Comox Valley

Fifty/50 at 40 Knots Winery Supports Hospice Care in the Comox Valley

Gather your friends for an afternoon to enjoy sipping wine and noshing on yummy appetizers at the lovely outdoor setting of 40 Knots Vineyard and Estates Winery on Sunday, August 18th , from 2 pm to 5 pm, and, at the same time, you will be supporting the Comox Valley Hospice Society.

Congratulations To Raida Bolton And The Comox Valley Cyclepaths

Congratulations To Raida Bolton And The Comox Valley Cyclepaths

On July 20th and 21st, 125 riders embarked on an unforgettable cycle tour experience to help keep Vancouver Island Hospice Care in motion. The Comox Valley Cyclepaths team came in at a very close second place, with $41,800 raised, while its team member, Raida Bolton finished as top rider with $18,192.

Summer News From The Comox Valley Child Development Association

Summer News From The Comox Valley Child Development Association

On the 12th of July, the CVCDA celebrated 45 years of providing service to the families and children of the Comox Valley. Over these years, the organization has touched numerous lives within the community and the community has given back with their enduring generosity and kindness.

Putting the Ball in the Air

Putting the Ball in the Air

I have received a bit of reader feedback on my last post, “The End”. All of the “input” was, in one way or the other, critical of the very thought of anyone saying that our cumulative impact on Earth’s climate has brought us to a tipping point beyond which we cannot turn back from the mechanisms rapidly pushing Earth toward a climate that will not be habitable to human beings.

MP Gord Johns to Host Green New Deal Town Hall Meeting

MP Gord Johns to Host Green New Deal Town Hall Meeting

MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) is inviting the public to a Green New Deal for Canada Town Hall discussion with NDP House Leader Peter Julian at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay on July 25th from 7 pm to 9 pm.