Month: July 2019

Entangados This Thursday at Elevate Summer Series

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!

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

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

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.

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.

The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

Why have a conversation about dying? Because it is the most important conversation that you and I will have in our lifetime. The content of our conversation literally defines the life that we have lived up to this present moment and that is worth talking about.

Disc Golf Course Comes to Lake Trail Forest

Disc Golf Course Comes to Lake Trail Forest

The forest adjacent Lake Trail Community Middle School has transformed into a play space for students and the community to benefit from a year-round
outdoor recreation. The school partnered with Comox Valley Disc Golf Club (CVDGC) to install a 12-hole disc golf course along the path that weaves through the forest off Lake Trail Road in the West Courtenay community.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect July 15th

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect July 15th

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 2 Water Restrictions beginning Monday, July 15 to coincide with BC Hydro’s planned reduction to go below minimum fish habitat flows in the Puntledge River.

Tiny Homes: A Community Make Art Project

Tiny Homes: A Community Make Art Project

Join us on the CVAG plaza tomorrow, Wednesday July 10th from 3 pm to 7 pm, for a “Tiny Homes” Community Make Art Project led by artist D Gillian Turner. Everyone is welcome to this all-ages event, where the artist will lead participants in the construction of small ceramic homes. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

Indigenous Student Completion Rates Continue to Trend Higher than Province

Indigenous Student Completion Rates Continue to Trend Higher than Province

Indigenous students in the Comox Valley are graduating at a rate higher than the provincial average. The six-year graduation rates for Indigenous students has steadily climbed in the school district with a 77 percent completion rate achieved for the 2017/18 school year. In 2018, the provincial average rate was 70 percent.

Aerialists Take the Stage at Elevate Summer Concert Series

Aerialists Take the Stage at Elevate Summer Concert Series

Bring a blanket, a festival chair and a picnic and head down for the 2nd concert in the FREE Elevate Summer Concert Series right in the heart of Cumberland. 7 pm till 9:30 pm every Thursday July 4th through to August 15th. The July 11th event features The Aerialists with special guests!

Downton Abbey Tea at The Gardens on Anderton

Downton Abbey Tea at The Gardens on Anderton

Fans of the much-loved TV series Downton Abbey will be excited about the upcoming movie release this fall. Local fans will also be happy to know that The Gardens on Anderton will be reprising their successful Downton Abbey Tea on Sunday, July 28th. This event will celebrate the movie release and give fans a sense of what it was like in the era of the series.

B.C.’s Police Forces: Under Budgeted, Over Stressed and Over Stretched

B.C.’s Police Forces: Under Budgeted, Over Stressed and Over Stretched

Over the past few days, British Columbians have been treated to a second Surrey city councillor, Brenda Locke, jumping Mayor Doug McCallum’s Safe Surrey Coalition for possibly more treacherous waters, six of Surrey’s largest Sikh and Hindu temples calling on Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to approve McCallum’s plan to switch from the RCMP to a municipal police force and a few featuring the health employer tax as one of the causes behind the Victoria police department’s budgetary woes.