Month: June 2021

Fire and Smoking Ban in Effect for the Comox Valley

“With the increased heat wave we need to pay careful attention to our actions as the ground is tinder dry,” explains Bruce Green, Oyster River Fire Chief. “All fires including campfires and beach fires are now banned in the region.

Queer Youth Community Conversation

The Comox Valley Community Health Network is committed to addressing
homophobia, transphobia, stigma, exclusion, and discrimination in our community.

The Comox Valley Airport Welcomes WestJet Link

YQQ has seen an upswing in passengers since the regional travel restrictions lifted on June 16
th
. “We have the
capacity to bring families together again this summer, but need the domestic travel restrictions to be lifted to
allow those planes to be filled”,

The Comox Valley Airport Welcomes WestJet Link

The Comox Valley Airport Welcomes WestJet Link

YQQ has seen an upswing in passengers since the regional travel restrictions lifted on June 16
th
. “We have the
capacity to bring families together again this summer, but need the domestic travel restrictions to be lifted to
allow those planes to be filled”,

Linda’s List for June : Heat Alert

Linda’s List for June : Heat Alert

For newly sown beds, cover these with burlap, opaque white plastic, old beach towels or bedsheets to prevent the soil from getting hot enough to kill germinating seeds. If you have some of those plastic lattice-work seedling trays, cover small seedlings with these, turned upside down.

Blind Tiger Comedy Inviting People From Communities That Are Underrepresented In Comedy To Try Classes

Blind Tiger Comedy Inviting People From Communities That Are Underrepresented In Comedy To Try Classes

This is the most recent in a string of efforts and initiatives by the Directors of Blind Tiger to break down barriers to access and create space for traditionally sidelined or marginalized people in comedy. At a time where most could sorely use humour in their lives, this exciting creative outlet is being offered online through the Blind Tiger Comedy Digital School and also (for the first time in over a year) In Person at their new safety-first Fresh Air space at the NextDoor Gallery in Vancouver.

“Big Story for a Small Fish” – Tales From the Sand

“Big Story for a Small Fish” – Tales From the Sand

The importance of forage fish to our marine food web and ecosystems throughout BC is well-known, but there is much still to learn about these small fish, such as their abundance, local habitats, and priorities for habitat restoration.

Organizing for a Just and Sustainable Canada

Organizing for a Just and Sustainable Canada

What if rather than wrangling over who/what party to support we come up with an easy/objective evaluator of who to support for a “Just and Sustainable Canada”? What if we make up a list and promote the list in big and small ways—road signs/hand outs due to cost of media advertising.

Commissioning Getting Underway for Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

Commissioning Getting Underway for Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be this close to the commissioning of such a critical project for the Comox Valley,” said Wendy Morin, Chair of the Comox Valley Water Committee. “A modern, sustainable drinking-water supply system is essential for our growing community. We’re thankful to everyone who has helped to get us here – from our CVRD staff and our contractor AECON, to our partners in water management the K’ómoks First Nation and key stakeholders like BC Hydro and the Courtenay Fish and Game Protective Association.”

Linda’s List for June 15: More Sowing for Winter Harvests

Linda’s List for June 15: More Sowing for Winter Harvests

Here we are, with what actually looks like summer weather kicking off this week—and we are starting the main planting season for winter harvest vegetables. Veggies for winter harvests have to do their growing in the growing season, which means sowing them early enough to mature to a good size before the shorter, colder days of October put an end to growth.

Young Artists Featured At Pearl Ellis Gallery

Young Artists Featured At Pearl Ellis Gallery

“The Next Generation: Young Artists in the Comox Valley” showcases several emerging visual artists, all of them former students of G.P.Vanier, Highland Secondary or Mark R. Isfeld Secondary

Saving Old Growth or Perpetuating the Same Vacuous Old Story

Saving Old Growth or Perpetuating the Same Vacuous Old Story

Having the BC Green Party hold the balance of power in the BC legislature was great for ending the abjectly corrupt way that big money bought elections in BC, but—surprisingly—it did little to change environmental policy in BC.

Community Make Art Projects Start Wednesday at CVAG

Community Make Art Projects Start Wednesday at CVAG

Starting June 16 CVAG will expand its hours of operation, the new exhibition “Under One Sky” will open to the public, and the gallery will host community make art projects on its outdoor plaza every Wednesday through the summer.