Month: December 2019

Imagining A Public Interest Internet

Imagining A Public Interest Internet

In the unconvincingly feeble argument over the democratic value of the internet some have pointed to the effects of online discussion and incremental small bit fund raising as a counter to big money influences on political campaigns as proof positive that the internet has been good for democracy.

Media Release – Historic Aircraft installed at the Comox Valley Airport

Visitors departing Comox Valley Airport can now view an exciting new addition soaring overhead.
A replica World War I aircraft has recently been installed above the departures lounge. The plane
is a 7/8th scale Nieuport 11, built and flown by local aviation enthusiast Captain David Freeman,
prior to the 100th Anniversary of the historic battle of Vimy Ridge.

Premier John Horgan Visits Kus-kus-sum Site

Premier John Horgan Visits Kus-kus-sum Site

On November 7, Premier John Horgan was in the Comox Valley to attend the ground-breaking of Ocean Front Village, the Comox Valley’s new long term care facility in Courtenay, and to visit 19 Wing Comox.

The Public Can Handle The Truth

The Public Can Handle The Truth

B.C. may have developed an allergy, an allergic reaction, if you will, to getting to the bottom of things.

It’s the only explanation. Whenever there’s more than a whiff of a scandal in the corridors of power, the government of the day often falls back on a line that could be easily lifted and paraphrased from the 1992 film A Few Good Men: “the public can’t handle the truth!”

World-wide Climate Change Theatre Project in Cumberland December 18th

World-wide Climate Change Theatre Project in Cumberland December 18th

Presented by the Forest Story Project and Elevate, this intimate evening will feature multi-voiced readings of 13 short plays from writers around the world connected to climate change and resiliency themes. Dark, funny, thought-provoking, irreverent and hopeful, the readings feature local community members Wendy Morin, Bobby Herron, Anne Marie Scott, Esther Purves-Smith (*with permission from Canadian Actors’ Equity Association), Lee White, Will Cole Hamilton, Tina Willard-Stepan, Dan Griffith, Robin Konstabaris,Meaghan Cursons, Kai White, Indi White and Kera McHugh.

A Valley of Activists

A Valley of Activists

The Comox Valley is known for many things but one aspect that attracted me to move here 18 years ago was its long record of activism. You merely have to take even a cursory look at all the different events, demonstrations, coalitions and campaigns and you can’t help being impressed by people’s commitment.

CVRD Moving to New Office Location this Holiday Season

CVRD Moving to New Office Location this Holiday Season

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be moving to its new office location starting December 20. On December 30, the new office at 770 Harmston Avenue in Courtenay will officially be open to the public.

Winter Shelter Benefit hits the Waverley Saturday

Winter Shelter Benefit hits the Waverley Saturday

Come early for a delicious dinner at the Wave and settle in to enjoy a lovely night of music starting right at 730 pm and running through till midnight. Pay what you can at the door. 100% of proceeds go to The Comox Valley Transition Society and Dawn To Dawn Action on Homelessness who provide critical emergency shelter and housing services in our community. Cheques can be written to either organization if a tax receipt is desired. The Winter Shelter Benefit is presented by Elevate and friends.

Reframing for a Climate Change Culture

Reframing for a Climate Change Culture

We all live in frames. They are the intellectual, psychic and emotional contexts within which we send and receive messages, establish and maintain relationships, see the world and give it meaning. In a word we don’t see the world the way it is; we see the world the way the way we are. And, we live in our stories about our world. When we work with people in different cultures and want to communicate with them we have to reframe. We have to try and understand their cultures and perspectives.

Indigenous Youth Inspired to be the Nation’s Next Storytellers

Indigenous Youth Inspired to be the Nation’s Next Storytellers

A total of 150 Canadian Indigenous youth from as far as Nova Scotia, Toronto, Thunder Bay,
and the Yukon joined students from the mainland and Vancouver Island to listen to and engage
with a line up of CBC’s Indigenous journalists and veteran hosts including Duncan McCue and
Ian Hanomansing. The seasoned journalists imparted a message about their life journey and how
it brought them to their chosen vocation today

Tin Town’s Gift of Art & Neighbourhood Cheer

Tin Town’s Gift of Art & Neighbourhood Cheer

Creativity abounds when Tin Town opens its doors. You’ll see the very fine art of Helen Utsal, Sue Pyper, Ian Fry, Robert Moon (originals, prints, cards and/or jewellery), the unique glass artistry of Nancy Morrison (stained glass) and Roberta Meilleur (metal and crystal window creations), plus a spectrum of art and crafts at the Tin Town Café, as well as art featured at many neighbourhood venues. If your gift criteria includes artistic, hand-crafted, locally made, one-of-a-kind and reasonably priced, this event will fill the bill.