Month: April 2020

Comox Valley Arts Recently Started a Community Gallery

Comox Valley Arts Recently Started a Community Gallery

Artists of all types – visual, musical, performing, writing, digital, video – are welcome to share their work for the public to see and hear – and buy. It’s a casual and personal way to engage with local art, spurred by the need to find new ways to connect.

Habitat ReStores in Courtenay and Campbell River Move Online

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver
Island North (Habitat VIN) relies on their two ReStores to help raise money for their affordable
home building projects. Closing their stores due to Covid-19 meant the loss of their main source
of funding. Now, they are moving their social enterprise online with contactless pick-up in
Campbell River and Courtenay.

The Fiasco Of BC’s Short-Term Profits In Long-Term Care

“Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.”
—Eeyore
Thinking of the fiasco that is long term care in BC/Canada it is hard to imagine a more perceptive observation than this aphorism by Winnie-the-Pooh’s often pessimistic friend Eeyore the stuffed donkey.

The Fiasco Of BC’s Short-Term Profits In  Long-Term Care

The Fiasco Of BC’s Short-Term Profits In Long-Term Care

“Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.”
—Eeyore
Thinking of the fiasco that is long term care in BC/Canada it is hard to imagine a more perceptive observation than this aphorism by Winnie-the-Pooh’s often pessimistic friend Eeyore the stuffed donkey.

Comox Valley Regional District Operational Notices

While the regional landfill and the Denman Island and Hornby Island transfer stations and recycling depots are open, all other CVRD facilities remain closed to the public at this time including:

The Comox Valley Regional District Office at 770 Harmston Avenue
The Comox Valley Aquatic Centre and Comox Valley Sports Centre
The Comox Valley Pollution Control Centre
The rural fire stations of Fanny Bay, Oyster River, Denman and Hornby Island

Comox Valley Land Trust Encourages You To Explore Our Many Protected Natural Areas

Comox Valley Land Trust Encourages You To Explore Our Many Protected Natural Areas

“Going for a walk in nature can be key to maintaining good mental health,” said CVLT Executive Director Tim Ennis. “Right now is a great time to reflect upon and appreciate the hard work of the many local non-profit organizations pulling together with local government partners to protect key natural spaces in the Comox Valley.

CVCF Announces COVID-19 Grant Recipients

CVCF Announces COVID-19 Grant Recipients

The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it will immediately
distribute $102,000 in the form of grants to 13 organizations to assist with the
community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Habitat For Humanity Celebrates New Homeowners With ‘Virtual Key Ceremony.

Habitat For Humanity Celebrates New Homeowners With ‘Virtual Key Ceremony.

Adam and Kiley Panziera and Marisa Anthony were disappointed, but understanding, when their March 27th key ceremony was cancelled due to Covid-19. The two families had partnered with Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN) to become homeowners, and they were looking forward to the celebration that brings the community together to mark the hard work and contribution of families, volunteers and donors.

Community Partnership Ensures Valley Students Receive Meal Program.

Community Partnership Ensures Valley Students Receive Meal Program.

“Throughout this crisis we have maintained our commitment towards the priorities around
mental and physical well-being of our students, as well as continuing our school meal programs,”
explained Tom Demeo, Superintendent of Schools. “We are extremely fortunate to have
partnered with a well-established organization experienced in food distribution and food security
within our very own community.”

“Never Waste The Opportunity To Learn From A Crisis.” – Winston Churchill

“Never Waste The Opportunity To Learn From A Crisis.” – Winston Churchill

When the recovery from the Coved 19 pandemic comes, I hope/pray that it does not come as a misguided return to the dead end unlimited growth way it was. Mother Nature(Gaia) is speaking very pointedly to humanity: what we are doing is not sustainable and will not sustain human civilization on Earth. Indeed, it is imperative that all of us recognize that Coved 19 may well be Nature’s last warning to a deluded and all-too-arrogant humanity.

What is Freedom?

What is Freedom?

What we see outside of us in the Spring of 2020 is a full spectrum reflection of our collective inner world…and it offers a historical opportunity for healing on many timelines.

LUSH Valley Fills An Important Community Need

LUSH Valley Fills An Important Community Need

Over the past month, LUSH Valley and the Comox Valley Food Policy Council have been working with our community partners on our Emergency Food Share programs. I extend sincere thanks to our staff, board and volunteers for their roles in the successful launch of our Hot Meal and Good Food Box hamper programs. Everyone has been working extremely hard and their dedication, resilience and hard work are greatly appreciated.