Month: March 2020

CVCF Announces COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants

CVCF Announces COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants

“The COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants from the Comox Valley Community
Foundation are a response to the unprecedented situation in which we currently find
ourselves,” said Matt Beckett, President. “This granting stream is intended to offer
resources for the community where they are needed most and will support urgent issues,
particularly those being experienced within vulnerable sectors.”

Comox Valley Regional District Operational Notices

The Comox Valley Waste Management Centre keeps our community safe and clean and we are working hard to protect our workers and the public in order to continue operating this essential service.

The Regional EOC Announces Comox Valley-wide Open Burning Ban

Comox Valley fire departments are implementing open fire restrictions in regional fire protection districts effective April 1, 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Open fires will be banned and fire permits will no longer be issued, with the exception of backyard fires and campfires in specific fire protection areas as outlined below.

The Regional EOC Announces Comox Valley-wide Open Burning Ban

Comox Valley fire departments are implementing open fire restrictions in regional fire protection districts effective April 1, 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Open fires will be banned and fire permits will no longer be issued, with the exception of backyard fires and campfires in specific fire protection areas as outlined below.

School Playgrounds Off Limits

School Playgrounds Off Limits

Comox Valley Schools is prohibiting the use of all District school
playgrounds until further notice as an additional precautionary measure to stop the spread of the
coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.

The Regional EOC Announces Official Spokesperson

“As a community, country, and world we are all in new territory,” explains CVRD Board Chair and EOC Spokesperson Jesse Ketler. “What I can say is that your local governments are working hard together to protect you, your family and friends for the difficult times that may be ahead. I think it is important at this time to really evaluate your own behaviour. Spend time with your family and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, while practicing social distancing as recommended by the Provincial Health Officer. I want our community to be a leader and show the province how we all worked to flatten the curve and stop the spread. I know we can do this, together.”

Worship with Us Online!

Worship with Us Online!

St. George’s plans to offer at least one online worship service per week in our regular 10:30am worship spot. If you don’t have internet access or the necessary software, you will be able to telephone in to listen to the service as well. Information will be posted online at https://www.stgeorgesunited.com/worship-online, but you can also follow the links https://www.stgeorgesunited.com/worship-online

United Way Launches “Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund” for the underserved populations during the COVID-19 Crisis

United Way Launches “Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund” for the underserved populations during the COVID-19 Crisis

“These are unprecedented time but we are well-positioned to help those who need it most. We are mobilizing our resources to best serve our communities and help to keep our neighbours safe and healthy,” says Signy Madden, Executive Director, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. “As many local agencies alter their operations or close their doors, vulnerable populations are at increased risk. We are working with United Ways across the country and province to act quickly to respond to what is happening in our communities across the island.”

Temporary Suspension of Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines Services

“Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our passengers, our
employees, our tenants, and the communities we serve,” said Comox Valley
Airport Acting CEO Alex Robertson. “We are working to adapt to the temporary
suspension of air service, and ask for your patience until such time as normal
operations resume.”

LUSH Valley’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

LUSH Valley’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the pandemic unfolds it is important that we all take measures to protect ourselves, our families and our communities to stop the spread of the virus. Self-care and care of our families are vital

Is a Mountain of TP the Defining Value of the Age of Humanity?

Is a Mountain of TP the Defining Value of the Age of Humanity?

Oh, my gosh! Reality has become more absurd than we could have imagined. Imagine: trains of Costco carts leaving the big box store with nothing but toilet paper! Enough TP to supply whole subdivisions for months going out the door in a day! Our most precious product/belonging –TP: not mother of Pearl nor potatoes, nor steak, nor fine wine, nor great music, nor—even—antiviral meds; just TP!?

The CVRD Opening a Regional Level 2 Emergency Operations Centre

At a Comox Valley pandemic regional collaboration meeting on Monday, March 16th representatives from the CVRD, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, and City of Courtenay decided that on Tuesday, March 17th a regional level 2 emergency operations centre would be established to support public health and the Vancouver Island Health Authority.