Month: September 2019

Media as though Canada matters

Media as though Canada matters

Canadians are now less than a month from an election with more important issues on the table than I can remember. Climate change is, of course, the big one. I am hoping that Canadians will be diligent in sifting through the rhetoric to identify what party(ies) are truly committed to meaningful change. However climate change is not the only significant issue that voters need to consider.

Climate to take Centre Stage in Courtenay All-Candidates Forum

On Friday, October 4, residents of the Courtenay-Alberni riding have an opportunity to hear where their candidates stand on the issue at an all-candidates forum titled ‘Canada and the Climate Crisis.’ Join the conversation at 6:30 p.m at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. If you wish to attend indicate you are going on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1234774306725002/ Space is limited to 400 people.

NDP Leader to Visit Campbell River and Comox Valley

COURTENAY – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will bring his energetic campaign to Vancouver Island this week. Singh will join local NDP candidates Rachel Blaney and Gord Johns on Thursday to make a policy announcement in Campbell River, followed by a roundtable with local residents in Courtenay and a stop to meet with people in Parksville later in the day.

NDP Leader to Visit Campbell River and Comox Valley

NDP Leader to Visit Campbell River and Comox Valley

COURTENAY – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will bring his energetic campaign to Vancouver Island this week. Singh will join local NDP candidates Rachel Blaney and Gord Johns on Thursday to make a policy announcement in Campbell River, followed by a roundtable with local residents in Courtenay and a stop to meet with people in Parksville later in the day.

CARA MATTHEW WITH BLUE TONIC – JAZZ CONCERT FUNDRAISER

CARA MATTHEW WITH BLUE TONIC – JAZZ CONCERT FUNDRAISER

Join the Comox Valley Rotary Club on Thursday, September 26 for an evening of contemporary jazz at the Native Sons Hall with a fun 1920’s theme. Vancouver-born Cara Matthew has a unique talent for transforming pop singles into jazz numbers.

Public Walk led by Biologist, Caitlin O’Neill

Public Walk led by Biologist, Caitlin O’Neill

The Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards will be hosting a guided public walk led by biologist, Caitlin O’Neill. You will learn about salmon life histories, their habitat requirements, challenges affecting salmon productivity and ways you can help to maintain a healthy environment.

Century Old Merville Whoops It Up!

Century Old Merville Whoops It Up!

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (27, 28, 29), the Merville hall will be in a celebratory mood as present and former Mervillites gather to meet and greet each other.

B.C. Must Re-Examine Environmental Conditions for Trans Mountain

B.C. Must Re-Examine Environmental Conditions for Trans Mountain

Because of challenges brought by the Squamish Nation and the City of Vancouver, the B.C. Court of Appeal has unanimously ruled that the Province has to re-examine the environmental conditions for the Trans Mountain tanker and pipeline project.

Uncover – Comox Valley Art Gallery

Uncover – Comox Valley Art Gallery

The Comox Valley Art Gallery has a new thematic program and related events to share with the community.

uncover includes artist residencies for creative research and development of new work, an exhibition, and community engagement activities.
The exhibition’s Art Opening day is planned for Saturday, September 28. CVAG welcomes everyone to this public/all ages day of events, that includes two artist facilitated community make projects 11am – 1pm, artist performances 11am – 1pm and 3pm – 5pm, and shared artist talk at 1pm with a reception following

Richard Davis new Editor of Tide Change

Richard Davis new Editor of Tide Change

I am Richard Davis, I find myself the next caretaker of Tide Change. I was looking for ways to get involved with the Comox Valley community and I met Pieter Vorster. If you have met him, you know that he can get you involved. He is here to mentor me, facilitate the technical operation of the site and ensure it stays on track.

World Community’s -Part Three -Place-Based Adaptation and Resilience

World Community’s -Part Three -Place-Based Adaptation and Resilience

The Climate Crisis – Part 3 – Tues, Sept. 24 – 7pm – Upper Native Sons’ Hall, Courtenay.

World Community’s four-part series ‘Addressing the Climate Crisis: Activism, Adaptation, and Resilience’ continues with a Comox Valley focus on “Stitching Together Altered Landscapes – Place-Based Adaptation and Resilience”

What to do in Your Garden Right Now

What to do in Your Garden Right Now

The early onset of wet, cold, windy fall weather is catching a few late summer crops at a tricky time. Here are some notes on what to do right now, including responses to questions I’ve been asked recently: