Month: July 2021

Toward a Climate Change Culture

Toward a Climate Change Culture

Our job is to read the simplified versions that appear in magazines, newspapers and social media. We then have to learn how to translate the information into action. It is a trial and error learning process. Our communities must become learning communities.

New Electric Zamboni Being Unveiled

The new Zamboni not only produces zero emissions but also will save approximately $6,000 annually compared to the older propane Zamboni.

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

In the spirit of summer fun, Project Watershed is holding a contest to see who can guess the number of full bins of metal that will come of the site. If you want to take a stab at estimating, email Caila.Holbrook@projectwatershed.ca, or post your guess to Instagram or Facebook with #metalrecycling and #kuskussum, by Friday June 23rd. The closest three guesses will win a $25 gift certificate from the Peninsula Co-op. If there are more than three correct guesses we will draw three names from those who have guessed correctly.

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

In the spirit of summer fun, Project Watershed is holding a contest to see who can guess the number of full bins of metal that will come of the site. If you want to take a stab at estimating, email Caila.Holbrook@projectwatershed.ca, or post your guess to Instagram or Facebook with #metalrecycling and #kuskussum, by Friday June 23rd. The closest three guesses will win a $25 gift certificate from the Peninsula Co-op. If there are more than three correct guesses we will draw three names from those who have guessed correctly.

Trashing Efforts For a Cleaner, Healthier CVRD

Trashing Efforts For a Cleaner, Healthier CVRD

Given earlier polling that found enthusiastic support in the affected CVRD areas for a curbside collection of household and yard waste as well as a pick up of recyclable materials(74%) it seems obvious there was an organized effort by a few vested interests to defeat the new collection service by a failed AAP.

Residential Schools

Residential Schools

I am grateful and honoured to live, work, and play in the water, on the land, and through the forests that are the unceded traditional territory of the K’omks, Eiksan, and Pentlatch people.

Blaney Wants New Agency Office in North Island-Powell River

Blaney Wants New Agency Office in North Island-Powell River

Blaney added that North Island-Powell River is also perfectly aligned with the government’s blue economy strategy mandate: “We have an ocean economy. The conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon habitats is a high priority for all of our residents. We are highly concerned with the climate crisis. We are actively engaging in reconciliation projects with the First Nations in our area. And we are also suffering economically, in part because of the decisions of your government.”

Successful AAP Moves Critical Sewer Upgrades Forward

Successful AAP Moves Critical Sewer Upgrades Forward

The Conveyance Project is the next step in a sewer upgrade planning process that began in 2018. The Comox Valley Sewer Service Liquid Waste Management Plan was developed over three years, with public engagement at each stage, and the active participation of a public advisory committee.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect

The CVRD will be working closely with BC Hydro to monitor the situation and will update residents as needed. BC Hydro reduces the amount of water it releases down the Puntledge River to ensure there is enough water available to keep the river flowing optimally for fish habitat and migration until the fall rains arrive.

Election Call Blues

Election Call Blues

Given the Conservative record under Harper it is hard not to understand the reluctance of Canadian voters to abandon the Liberals by default thinking—even when they don’t like Liberals.

Road to 2030 Award Recipients Announced

Road to 2030 Award Recipients Announced

“Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions is a priority for the region. The CVRD has actions and targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own operations. Road to 2030 was an opportunity to support and raise awareness for community-led greenhouse gas emission reducing projects. By working together, and encouraging innovation, we can make progress towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 2007 levels by 2030,”