Month: August 2020

District releases the Return to School 2020 Plan

District releases the Return to School 2020 Plan

The school year will commence the week of Tuesday, September 8 as an orientation week to
familiarize students, staff and families of the Health and Safety protocols and procedures to
ensure learning environments are safe and fully prepared for in-class, full-time instruction

Regional EOC Provides Update on COVID-19 Enforcement

Comox Valley local governments are supporting the Government of British Columbia in the effort to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by assisting with public education on new enforcement orders.

Local bylaw officers are not empowered to ticket or detain people over public health enforcement orders, any enforcement will be conducted by the local RCMP or provincial enforcement officers. Bylaw officers will pass along any complaints provided to the RCMP for follow-up.

CVCF Home Sweet Home Gala – Tickets Available Now

“Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to re-imagine the annual Gala. We have put
together a stress-free and elegant evening that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own
home, abiding by COVID-19 health and safety protocols, all the while supporting the
Foundation,” said Matt Beckett, CVCF’s President. “We promise an evening of community,
collaboration and heartfelt stories, and ongoing progress towards ensuring none of our
neighbours in this great community are left behind.”

The Results Formula

To become aware of where we put our precious energy, we need to take a look at the kinds of thoughts we entertain all day long. Do we focus on what’s going right in our lives or are we full of woe for the state of the world, angry at someone, frustrated with ourselves, our children, partner, relatives…the list is endless. What most people are not aware of is the impact these negative thoughts have on their bodies, minds, and emotions. They create corrosive chemicals which can eventually manifest as dis-ease. There is a healthier way to think.

The Results Formula

To become aware of where we put our precious energy, we need to take a look at the kinds of thoughts we entertain all day long. Do we focus on what’s going right in our lives or are we full of woe for the state of the world, angry at someone, frustrated with ourselves, our children, partner, relatives…the list is endless. What most people are not aware of is the impact these negative thoughts have on their bodies, minds, and emotions. They create corrosive chemicals which can eventually manifest as dis-ease. There is a healthier way to think.

Production Well Drilling in Oyster River Nature Park

To facilitate the installation of the production well, active machinery will be operating within the Oyster River Nature Park, located within the SRD’s Oyster River area. Work will be occurring intermittently from August 26 through to September 18 resulting in some physical and noise disruptions. Partial trail closures will be in place over a three-day period from August 26-28 and an additional three-day period the second week of September. Signs will be posted to indicate which trails must be avoided. For public safety, the SRD is asking park users to travel on open trails only until the work is complete.

The Opioid Pandemic

. As of the first of June, there have been 15,393 opioid deaths in Canada since the beginning of 2016. Canada has set aside 300 million dollars as an emergency treatment fund. But is it enough? Most of this will go to the hospitals and health service providers. Considering that there were 21,000 emergency responses for 2019 alone, this money will not stretch very far and very little of it will go to the cause of the problem.

CVCF Announces Fourth Round of COVID-19 Grants

CVCF Announces Fourth Round of COVID-19 Grants

“This latest round of funding brings CVCF’s investment in our community’s COVID-19
response to over $350,000,” said Matt Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community
Foundation.

Voting For a Better Canada

Voting For a Better Canada

Activists in BC fell prey to the misunderstanding that defeats activist initiatives everywhere– if it ever was true–that people vote based on rational evaluation of the issues. That naïve assumption is without a remaining breath in a world where ubiquitous social media generated, petty resentments have become the primary, overwhelming criteria for citizen evaluation of issues both small and gigantic.

Life is the Teacher

Life is the Teacher

My information is meant to contribute to your sense of wellbeing and longevity with an emphasis on quality. I have always loved helping people and will use my skills as a wise woman to brighten your world view and outlook on life. Occasionally I may address the advantages of alternative medicine and my work with energy balancing, auricular (ear) laser acupuncture, Somatic Experiencing, and emotional hygiene. I can speak with some authority as I have been studying and applying these skills on individuals for many years.

Pearl Ellis Gallery presents 43rd Anniversary Members’ Show

Pearl Ellis Gallery presents 43rd Anniversary Members’ Show

In 1977 a small group of artists, inspired and lead by Comox artist Pearl Ellis, formed to establish an arts centre to display and promote study of the arts under the name of Comox Arts Society. In 1980, with interest increasing, it was renamed the Filberg Gallery Association and located on the lower floor of what was then the public library in Comox. As the art community in the Comox Valley continued to develop, volunteers founded what is now the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in 2005. The Gallery is now located upstairs at the same location with the entrance on Comox Avenue.

Poetry with Purpose – Systemic Racism – Part 3

The major problem of systemic racism in Canada applies more to indigenous peoples than African Canadian. Speaking from the education profession, as a former educational psychologist and reading specialist including several years working with indigenous people,

Holocaust of the Old-Growth Forests

Holocaust of the Old-Growth Forests

In June, a team of independent scientists, headed by Rachel Holt, revealed that the NDP have been obscuring how much old forest is left. She called their words, “incredibly misleading.” The official tally says there is 23% of the original ancient forest left. Rachel Holt claims most of that 23% are small old alpine trees and/or small old trees in boggy forests. She explains that big old forests make up 1% of that 23%. She predicts that if we keep cutting them down, all will disappear within 12 years. Karen Price, another scientist suggests that” the ecological web of life” is vanishing in front of our eyes. BC Timber Sales, are currently permitting logging in the Taylor River, Upper Tsitika Valley, the Nahmint and the Caycuse, and are poised to cut Dakota Ridge on the Sunshine Coast, home to many black bears and their huge cedar denning trees. Ironically, the Old-Growth Review panel has delayed the official news release until the fall. Unofficially, we know an overwhelming majority of the presenters want to save old-growth forests. This June, a report came out outlining plant and animal species only found in Canada. The conclusions states that we need to protect more lands to protect iconic species. Vancouver Island is the second biggest hotspot in Canada, full of iconic species, and yet it is being raped and pillaged as never before. BC has a global responsibility to save what ancient forest is left for many reasons: