Month: November 2019

Tickets On Sale For Cvag’s Winter 2020 Film Series

Tickets On Sale For Cvag’s Winter 2020 Film Series

Passes for all ten films are $126 for CVAG members and $135 for non-members. Individual tickets are $14 each for CVAG members and $15 for non-members.
(Please note: passes and tickets are sold for either Sunday or Wednesday screenings.)
Call 250-338-6211 ext 1 to purchase over the phone, or drop by CVAG at 580 Duncan Avenue in Courtenay.

Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada, Announces the Appointment of Chris Ballard as the new CEO

“The opportunities Passive House Canada offers to make a difference at this pivotal time are tremendous – and create a responsibility to get it right. I am excited by the prospect of working with such an amazing team in collaboration with industry, government and consumers.” said Chris.

“I also want to acknowledge Rob and his extraordinary tenure with PHC. He has made an immense contribution during the past four years and has been central to the organization’s success. I am delighted that Rob will continue to advise and support PHC on key projects.”

Cold Snap Coming; More on Leaf Mulch

Our unusually warm and sunny November is over with the first of the winter’s cold snaps predicted to start dropping temperatures tomorrow. Time to finish mulching the garden! Lows of -4 to -6oC [20-25oF] may materialize by the end of the week and that is getting pretty nippy for winter lettuce and salad greens. Be ready to throw a tarp or plastic sheet over those beds if you are in colder inland or higher elevations locations. The shoulders of carrots, beets and other roots showing above ground can be damaged if they are exposed but will be fine if they are mulched. Winter varieties of cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, leeks, etc. are hardier to lower temperatures and will be fine.

Cold Snap Coming; More on Leaf Mulch

Cold Snap Coming; More on Leaf Mulch

Our unusually warm and sunny November is over with the first of the winter’s cold snaps predicted to start dropping temperatures tomorrow. Time to finish mulching the garden! Lows of -4 to -6oC [20-25oF] may materialize by the end of the week and that is getting pretty nippy for winter lettuce and salad greens. Be ready to throw a tarp or plastic sheet over those beds if you are in colder inland or higher elevations locations. The shoulders of carrots, beets and other roots showing above ground can be damaged if they are exposed but will be fine if they are mulched. Winter varieties of cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, leeks, etc. are hardier to lower temperatures and will be fine.

Preparing for the Worst While Hoping for the Best

Preparing for the Worst While Hoping for the Best

Today we are experiencing regular hurricanes coming across the Caribbean wreaking destruction on the Islands and Lower U.S; huge forest fires in Australia, the western United States and Canada; massive flooding in the farming areas of the Midwest; temperatures of 110 degrees scorching Paris, Berlin and most of Western Europe.
And all the while President Trump is removing as many protective environmental laws as he can get his hands on. It is not a pretty picture.

Blue Christmas & Celebrate A Life Offers Comfort For the Holidays

Blue Christmas & Celebrate A Life Offers Comfort For the Holidays

Blue Christmas & Celebrate a Life is an annual community gathering that offers a gentle time of
comfort, reflection, and a program of music and special readings. It is also an opportunity to
celebrate a life and to honour the memory of loved ones no longer with us. Co-hosted by Comox
Valley Hospice Society and Comox United Church this years’ service will be held on Saturday,
December 14th at 1pm at Comox United Church, located at 250 Beach Drive in Comox.

Boundary Consultation Process Delayed Until January

Boundary Consultation Process Delayed Until January

During the first round of consultation sessions that concluded 13 November, a total of 350
individuals attended school meetings and over 2,000 completed the online survey. The
participation level was precedent setting for the school district and a reflection of how engaged
this community is with the delivery of public education for children.

Location of New Regional Organics Facility Announced

Location of New Regional Organics Facility Announced

A new regional composting facility will be built at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre. Construction will be complete in 2021, enabling a phased introduction of organics collection for over 30,000 single family dwellings in Campbell River, Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay.

Films Of Change

Films Of Change

“Keep Your Money, We Want Change” will be a free screening of films created by local youth at the Rotary Hall in the Florence Filberg Centre Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.

The screening will feature original films created by participants of the Youth Media Project at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. This is a free, all ages event, open to the general public. Doors will open at 6:30 for people to mingle with the filmmakers and enjoy the free snacks

Crimson & Gold 2019 Gala raises in excess of $70,000

Crimson & Gold 2019 Gala raises in excess of $70,000

“The evening was elegant, yet fun, with delicious food and a tremendous program of silent and live
auctions, music and an introduction to the impact our donors, through the Comox Valley Community
Foundation, have had on our community,” said Chrissie Bowker, CVCF Board member and Chair of the
Gala Committee. “We are so pleased with how this event has grown over the years and would like to
thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and guests for their continued support of the Community
Foundation and our Gala.”

Joy to the World: A display of Nativity Creches from Around the World.

Joy to the World: A display of Nativity Creches from Around the World.

Creches, or nativity scenes depicting the birth of Christ, became popular in the middle ages as teaching tools for a mainly illiterate populace. As these scenes became popular, they were replaced with more permanent ones made by local artists, including smaller ones for the home. The tradition continues today.

Write for Rights 2019 Focuses on Grassy Narrows Youth

Write for Rights 2019 Focuses on Grassy Narrows Youth

Comox Valley Amnesty International takes action with the annual Write for Rights campaign to do the ‘write’ thing and demand justice for youth in Grassy Narrows, Ontario. CV Amnesty invites the community to join us in standing up for the rights of these and other youth defenders of human rights on Monday, December 9, between 4 and 6 pm at the Courtenay Library.

Take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum!

Take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum!

Want to take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum? Join Project Watershed and LIFT for Festive Cheer at Match Eatery and Public House/Chances Casino. Every year LIFT hosts a Festive Cheer party as a fun way to wrap up their year of networking events and a FUNdraiser for a local charity. Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project have been the recipients two years in a row. “ We are honored to be chosen again this year. It is just in time for our final push to raise the money needed to acquire and restore the property!”

Dog Licences Required for Electoral Areas

Dog Licences Required for Electoral Areas

“Dog licences help ensure that your lost pet quickly finds its way back home,” explains Amanda Yasinski, Manager of Bylaw Compliance with the CVRD. “Within the CVRD Electoral Areas all dogs require a licence if they are over six months old.”