Month: June 2020

A New Global Culture for the Global Village

In this chronicle I’ll discuss my long interest in McLuhan and his ideas of the Global Village, the media and the economic consumer culture. I will then indicate how the Global Village can be revitalized to help us deal with the climate changing world that confronts us.

Better than Netflix

What warms my heart on this cold/windy/rainy day is a Leo Tolstoy story What Men Live By that I recently revisited from that assortment of already read, but might want to revisit books I call a bookcase. It was Wednesday, my respite, reading, ukuleleing, resting day off at the “beachhouse”—a small waterfront cabin that a most generous friend allows me to use for my weekly day of regeneration.

Comox Valley Poet Laureate – Poetry with Purpose

Lawrence J. W. Cooper is the poet laureate of the Comox Valley. He works in conjunction with the Comox Valley Arts Council. Lawrence has two main interests: promoting poetry and developing what he calls Poetry with Purpose. Before his retirement, he was an educational psychologist. He still teaches university entrance psychology courses on line which keeps him up to date on research and trends in psychology. As poet laureate, his goal is to explore the connection between poetry and mental wellness.

Comox Valley Poet Laureate – Poetry with Purpose

Comox Valley Poet Laureate – Poetry with Purpose

Lawrence J. W. Cooper is the poet laureate of the Comox Valley. He works in conjunction with the Comox Valley Arts Council. Lawrence has two main interests: promoting poetry and developing what he calls Poetry with Purpose. Before his retirement, he was an educational psychologist. He still teaches university entrance psychology courses on line which keeps him up to date on research and trends in psychology. As poet laureate, his goal is to explore the connection between poetry and mental wellness.

Comox Valley Sports Centre Summer Camps Reactivated

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is advising residents that the Comox Valley Sports Centre summer camps will be re-activated with our first camps scheduled to start June 29. All recreation services have been closed since March 17 to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dermod Travis, Tide Change Columnist, Has Died

Dermod Travis, Tide Change Columnist, Has Died

We are saddened to hear about Dermod Travis’s death. He was a regular contributor to tide change and had a wide influence on many Canadian advocacy groups. Many people have been affected by the company of Dermod. Because of his prolific writing, you could be included without having met him in person. He had submitted and article for May 27th. He was doing his life’s work to the end.

Graduation 2020 Vehicle Parade Routes and Traffic Advisory

Graduation 2020 Vehicle Parade Routes and Traffic Advisory

In order to follow the Provincial Health Officer’s guidelines of gatherings of no more than 50
people, each of the respective secondary schools – G.P Vanier, Highland and Mark R. Isfeld –
will conduct a drive-up ceremony to ensure social distancing restrictions are respected and
maintained.

Songs of the Workers

Songs of the Workers

Fill a cup with your favourite beverage, invite your bubble over to join in the fun, kick back and enjoy a night of heartfelt tunes in commemoration of the 35th Miners Memorial in Cumberland BC. Share the facebook event with friends and family and help us build a big beautiful community of music lovers to share this event together Friday night June 19th.

Thriving Together

Thriving Together

hriving Together Series was launched to share stories about how newcomers and immigrants are thriving while respecting social distancing rules. They are also sharing ideas around our our community can be more welcoming. We will be sharing these stories bi-weekly. If you or anyone else you know would like to share their story during this pandemic, you can reach out to our Welcoming Coalition Coordinator.

Emergency Operations Centre Announces Comox Valley Virtual Recreation Guide Now Available

The Comox Valley Recreation Guide will have a different look this summer. Recreation facilities in Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, and the Comox Valley Regional District have been closed since March 16 to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As each jurisdiction adapts their operations to meet provincial health requirements, the quarterly Comox Valley Recreation Guide has gone virtual.

Rawle James In The Dawg House (Podcast)

Rawle James In The Dawg House (Podcast)

Rawle James is a man from Trinidad and Tabago who grew up in Brooklyn. He is an inspirational speaker and poet currently living in Kelowna. In this edition Andrew Davis and Jessica Lightburn talk racism, Black Lives Matter and humanity with him. It also turned out the date this was recorded (June 5) was his 60th birthday!

Comox Valley Sports Centre Reopening Fitness Facility

The re-opening of the fitness facility at the Sports Centre follows the BC Recreation and Parks Association and WorkSafe BC guidelines. The CVRD will be opening the gym for strength and cardio workouts within Arena 2. Moving the facility to Arena 2 ensures the two meter physical distancing requirement and cleaning protocols in accordance with Provincial Guidelines.

The Glacier Grannies are Walking Across Africa

The Glacier Grannies are Walking Across Africa

African grandmothers walk for survival every day – to fetch water, take goods to market, collect medicine and perform other vital daily tasks. In solidarity with them, we have joined the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Virtual Stride to Turn the Tide, and are virtually “walking across sub-Saharan Africa.” As we cannot all walk together, we are striding independently each day from June 1 to 30. We are collecting pledges, with all funds going to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Foundation.

Winter Planting Begins, Nitrogen Deficiency, Spying Pests

Winter Planting Begins, Nitrogen Deficiency, Spying Pests

Keep on sowing small plantings of radishes, lettuce and other salad greens to keep a steady supply to your kitchen. Keep on sowing peas, too: I just planted late May peas and will sow my last batch of peas at the end of June to have peas into the fall. The pea leaf weevil is no longer feeding,