Month: November 2019

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

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.

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.”

In Search of the Real Wolf

In Search of the Real Wolf

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture featuring author Paula Wild. “In Search of the Real Wolf” features striking images of wolves, as well as some little-known facts. The lecture is on Sunday Nov. 17, 2019 and will start after introductions at 7pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.

Emily Cars hit the stage at Cornerstone Taphouse

Emily Cars hit the stage at Cornerstone Taphouse

Downtown Courtenay’s musical hot-spot, Cornerstone Taphouse is hosting Valley band the Emily Cars on Saturday, November 16th from 9 to 11 pm. This five piece Cumberland based band is dedicated to crafting highly original songs with attention to detail when it comes to lyrics, arrangements and rhythm. Add to that their love of melodic hooks and you have musical package that IS the Emily Cars.

A Reasonable Apprehension of Bias

A Reasonable Apprehension of Bias

One person’s conflict-of-interest – real, potential or apparent – isn’t always a conflict-of-interest for another, but how do they act when they’re the same person in similar situations?

Linda’s List for Nov. 6: Leaves, Mulch for Winter

Linda’s List for Nov. 6: Leaves, Mulch for Winter

This is my annual note to remind you to collect as many leaves as possible now, both to mulch your garden for winter and to stockpile for mulching next summer. Here are some notes addressing misconceptions and questions that appear every year at this time:

CVRD Board elects Chair and Vice-Chair

CVRD Board elects Chair and Vice-Chair

This year the Board elected Jesse Ketler as the Board Chair and re-elected Arzeena Hamir as Vice-Chair. Both will serve in these positions for the next year.

Hawaii in November

Hawaii in November

all, Fiddle and Hawaii seem to go together in the Comox Valley. On Saturday, November 16th, it’s Hawaiian Contra dance time at the Big Yellow Hawaiian Merville Hall. Baby it’s cold outside, but the tropical breezes inside will warm up the crowd as the fiddlers keep a lively beat. Meanwhile, caller June Cannon will keep everyone stepping lively as she maps out the moves for the dancers to follow amidst the swaying “palm trees”. The hall will be a merry place.

24 Hours of Reality: Climate Truth in Action

24 Hours of Reality: Climate Truth in Action

The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship will join The Climate Reality Project for “24 Hours of Reality: Climate Truth in Action,” a day that is about mobilizing a worldwide conversation about the climate crisis and how we solve it on November 20th.
Climate Reality Leader volunteers from across the globe will lead presentations and conversations in countries around the world. The presentations will focus on the climate crisis, what it means for us in our everyday lives, and the solutions already in our hands. Worldwide, more than 20,000 Climate Reality Leaders have been personally trained by Vice President Al Gore to give updated versions of the slideshow made famous in his book An Inconvenient Truth and the subsequent documentary by the same name.

John Gogo’s Coal & Wood Show hits Cumberland November 15th

John Gogo’s Coal & Wood Show hits Cumberland November 15th

Vancouver Island home grown songwriter and storyteller John Gogo will be hitting the stage on Friday November 15th at the Cumberland Masonic Hall with his new “Coal & Wood Show”. This engaging one-man show written and performed by Gogo revisits the gritty mining and logging towns of Vancouver Island on Canada’s rugged western coast.