Pieter Vorster

Does an ever-growing economy sink all ships?

Does an ever-growing economy sink all ships?

This week’s “Conversation” is heavy. It needs—NEEDS! an introduction.

An introduction to the discussion of This Civilization IS FINISHED: Conversations on the end of Empire—and what lies beyond by Rupert Read and Samuel Alexander
You can read the whole argument at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340538684_This_civilization_is_finished_Time_to_build_an_ecological_civilization

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.

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!

Nōmina Wellness is breaking the Mental Health Mold with Engagement and Expertise

The Comox Valley has changed in many ways. Our local population has significantly grown in size, we’re grateful that our current local government officials continue to bridge old gaps (mind the Puntledge pun), and the need for adapting our housing initiatives is driven home by almost unbelievable stories of professionals sharing basement suites with NIC students while looking for homes. And they are the fortunate ones, as too many Comox Valley residents remain homeless while incredibly engaged and qualified people work full tilt full time to find solutions to our social justice dilemmas. It is our pleasure here at Tidechange.ca to introduce you to Nomina Wellness, the new mental health facility with an inclusive, enganged multi-tiered approach to integrating those on the fringes back into the society they long to be part of.

Nōmina Wellness is breaking the Mental Health Mold with Engagement and Expertise

Nōmina Wellness is breaking the Mental Health Mold with Engagement and Expertise

The Comox Valley has changed in many ways. Our local population has significantly grown in size, we’re grateful that our current local government officials continue to bridge old gaps (mind the Puntledge pun), and the need for adapting our housing initiatives is driven home by almost unbelievable stories of professionals sharing basement suites with NIC students while looking for homes. And they are the fortunate ones, as too many Comox Valley residents remain homeless while incredibly engaged and qualified people work full tilt full time to find solutions to our social justice dilemmas. It is our pleasure here at Tidechange.ca to introduce you to Nomina Wellness, the new mental health facility with an inclusive, enganged multi-tiered approach to integrating those on the fringes back into the society they long to be part of.

Valley Schools Starts New School Year Strong

Valley Schools Starts New School Year Strong

With an increase in student registration coupled with a new Strategic Priorities Plan, the school district is starting the 2019/20 school year off on a strong footing. The school district will see an increase in enrollment at the elementary and secondary level

Victoria Cycle Tour for Africa

Victoria Cycle Tour for Africa

On Friday, September 6th, 35 women, aged between 56 and 75, will be cycling through the Comox Valley on a three-day, 275 kilometer, journey from Campbell River to Victoria. After months of training, these valiant women will be taking part in the 13th annual Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Cycle Tour, riding in solidarity with the tireless African “gogos” who are raising their grandchildren, orphaned in the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

Cumberland Awarded $7 Million Grant for Wastewater Treatment Upgrades

Cumberland Awarded $7 Million Grant for Wastewater Treatment Upgrades

The Village of Cumberland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $7,113,010 from the Environmental Quality stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP-EQ) for a high performance upgrade to the Village’s wastewater treatment lagoon.

Kus-kus-sum Dock, Dolphins Pilings Gone for Good!

Kus-kus-sum Dock, Dolphins Pilings Gone for Good!

The removal of the dock, dolphins and pilings from the water lot area of the Kus-kus-sum property went smoothly last week. GADD machinery was mobilized to the site Saturday, August 17th and assembled over the weekend. Work commenced on the following Monday and the final pilings were removed during the weekend of the 23rd and 24th. Project Watershed invites the public onto the site Friday and Saturday August 30 and 31 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Develop Your Capacity to Connect with Nature

Develop Your Capacity to Connect with Nature

If you are interested in developing your capacity to connect with Nature, counsellor and nature-based therapist Sharon McCann will facilitate two outdoor group experiences in September to awaken your natural senses. The benefits include relaxation, renewal, and discovering yourself as part of Nature as one, unified being.

Time To Say Goodbye

Time To Say Goodbye

The year has passed very quickly and, as Editor of Tide Change, I have enjoyed many conversations in the wonderful coffee shops of the Comox Valley. I have observed and, in my own small way, helped to inform our readers about individuals and groups making a difference in our community. But now it is time for me to say goodbye.

Linda’s List for August 28: Last Planting, Late Summer Disease

Linda’s List for August 28: Last Planting, Late Summer Disease

Our seeding season is coming to a close with the last greens that can be sown this late in the year and still provide a harvest over the winter. I usually recommend sowing winter hardy lettuce, corn salad and arugula through the first week of September, but given how cool this season has been I am planting them this week. These are all small, quick plants than can be sown anywhere and everywhere there is a space in the garden now.

World Community Addresses the Climate Crisis

World Community Addresses the Climate Crisis

World Community is hosting a series of four special events on the theme ‘Addressing the Climate Crisis: Activism, Adaptation & Resilience’. The series of films, panel discussions, and presentations will highlight some of the positive actions taking place in our community.

The Buck Stops With The Legislative Assembly Management Committee

The Buck Stops With The Legislative Assembly Management Committee

“It’s your fault.” “No it’s not, it’s yours.” “Stop bickering, why don’t we all just agree to blame it on the Speaker?” “We can’t do that.” “Why not? It makes perfect sense and it gets us all off the hook at the same time.” Hate to break up the blame game, but no matter how much a few MLAs want to lay it at someone else’s doorstep, the fault belongs entirely to the members of the Legislative Assembly Management Committee (LAMC).

Gardens in Bloom 2019

Gardens in Bloom 2019

On September 21st and 22nd, the Comox Valley Horticultural Society invites you to attend a 2 day self-guided tour of 10 private gardens to discover and enjoy the rich tapestry of colours displayed in autumn blooming plants, grasses and foliage.