Month: August 2019

Two Eagles Lodge Earns 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Two Eagles Lodge Earns 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Two Eagles Lodge Bed & Breakfast is the recipient of the 2019 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. This award program, which started in 2011, distinguishes businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

Cumberland Awarded $7 Million Grant for Wastewater Treatment Upgrades

The Village of Cumberland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $7,113,010 from the Environmental Quality stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP-EQ) for a high performance upgrade to the Village’s wastewater treatment lagoon.

Kus-kus-sum Dock, Dolphins Pilings Gone for Good!

The removal of the dock, dolphins and pilings from the water lot area of the Kus-kus-sum property went smoothly last week. GADD machinery was mobilized to the site Saturday, August 17th and assembled over the weekend. Work commenced on the following Monday and the final pilings were removed during the weekend of the 23rd and 24th. Project Watershed invites the public onto the site Friday and Saturday August 30 and 31 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Develop Your Capacity to Connect with Nature

If you are interested in developing your capacity to connect with Nature, counsellor and nature-based therapist Sharon McCann will facilitate two outdoor group experiences in September to awaken your natural senses. The benefits include relaxation, renewal, and discovering yourself as part of Nature as one, unified being.

Develop Your Capacity to Connect with Nature

Develop Your Capacity to Connect with Nature

If you are interested in developing your capacity to connect with Nature, counsellor and nature-based therapist Sharon McCann will facilitate two outdoor group experiences in September to awaken your natural senses. The benefits include relaxation, renewal, and discovering yourself as part of Nature as one, unified being.

Time To Say Goodbye

Time To Say Goodbye

The year has passed very quickly and, as Editor of Tide Change, I have enjoyed many conversations in the wonderful coffee shops of the Comox Valley. I have observed and, in my own small way, helped to inform our readers about individuals and groups making a difference in our community. But now it is time for me to say goodbye.

Linda’s List for August 28: Last Planting, Late Summer Disease

Linda’s List for August 28: Last Planting, Late Summer Disease

Our seeding season is coming to a close with the last greens that can be sown this late in the year and still provide a harvest over the winter. I usually recommend sowing winter hardy lettuce, corn salad and arugula through the first week of September, but given how cool this season has been I am planting them this week. These are all small, quick plants than can be sown anywhere and everywhere there is a space in the garden now.

The Buck Stops With The Legislative Assembly Management Committee

The Buck Stops With The Legislative Assembly Management Committee

“It’s your fault.” “No it’s not, it’s yours.” “Stop bickering, why don’t we all just agree to blame it on the Speaker?” “We can’t do that.” “Why not? It makes perfect sense and it gets us all off the hook at the same time.” Hate to break up the blame game, but no matter how much a few MLAs want to lay it at someone else’s doorstep, the fault belongs entirely to the members of the Legislative Assembly Management Committee (LAMC).

Gardens in Bloom 2019

Gardens in Bloom 2019

On September 21st and 22nd, the Comox Valley Horticultural Society invites you to attend a 2 day self-guided tour of 10 private gardens to discover and enjoy the rich tapestry of colours displayed in autumn blooming plants, grasses and foliage.

Silk Painters at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Silk Painters at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Vancouver Island Silk Painters celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a “West Coast Symphony” from August 27 to September 14 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. This group of eclectic artists has taken the ancient fine art form of silk painting to its optimum level.

Stage 3 Water Restrictions Take Effect September 3rd

Stage 3 Water Restrictions Take Effect September 3rd

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 3 water restrictions beginning September 3 through to September 27, 2019. During this time BC Hydro will be draining their Penstock for planned maintenance repairs, and the CVRD must move to its emergency back-up pump station to draw water from the Puntledge River.

Speak Out On Climate Change Reality During The Federal Election

Speak Out On Climate Change Reality During The Federal Election

I am sure many Tidechange.ca readers get emailed newsletters from West Coast Environmental Law, WCEL,—as I do. However for those who do not this month’s newsletter has fascinating information on the realities of the recent hype from Elections Canada about it being illegal to say anything about the reality of climate change because some party might be denying climate change and thus your speaking out could reduce the chances of the climate change denier party getting elected.

4th Annual Wild Salmon BBQ at 40 Knots

4th Annual Wild Salmon BBQ at 40 Knots

The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society invites you to attend their next fundraiser event, the 4th Annual Wild Salmon BBQ at 40 Knots on Saturday, September 7th. The menu for the evening is a delicious wild salmon barbecue dinner catered by As You Like It. In addition to all the headway made on the Kus-kus-sum campaign, we will be celebrating the Safe Haven label and the artist that created it – Monica Gewurz.

Community Impact	Investment Forums	on Vancouver Island

Community Impact Investment Forums on Vancouver Island

The Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative is hosting the first of its I Invest Local Forums in Vancouver Island communities this fall. The forums are a unique opportunity for residents to learn about directing their own investments into local projects that make the community better, while earning a financial return. The events take place in Courtenay on October 3rd, 2019 and in Sidney on October 10th.

Fruit Tree and Farm Gleaning Update

Fruit Tree and Farm Gleaning Update

Our Fruit Tree and Farm Gleaning programs are going strong! After a successful pilot in 2018, the Farm Gleaning season has seen a 350% growth so far in 2019, in terms of the volume of produce that has been redistributed throughout our community.