Richard Davis

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.

A Green/Red/Orange BC

What I failed to adequately consider is that the Fairy Creek watershed of southern Vancouver Island is part of Tree Farm License 46, a 59,000-hectare timber harvesting tenure within the unceded territory of the Pacheedaht First Nation whose band council wants to proceed with logging the old growth in their territory. If one were to do as I suggest and “meet all demands unquestioning…”one would have to permit whatever logging they wish to do “unquestioningly.”

Meals for a Deal

The Farmers Kitchen meals are the first of several announcements this summer relating to this campaign.

CVCF Announces New Executive and Board members

“I joined CVCF to give back to this community that has been so good to our family. During my
time with CVCF, I have gained a new perspective and appreciation for the amazing work that so
many not-for-profit organizations do in this community,”

CVCF Announces New Executive and Board members

CVCF Announces New Executive and Board members

“I joined CVCF to give back to this community that has been so good to our family. During my
time with CVCF, I have gained a new perspective and appreciation for the amazing work that so
many not-for-profit organizations do in this community,”

Fire and Smoking Ban in Effect for the Comox Valley

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.

Just Do It—Saving Our Earth One Bicycle At A Time

Just Do It—Saving Our Earth One Bicycle At A Time

It may seem a daunting task but it is hardly more difficult than nonviolently expelling the British from India. It’s about having the gumption to say no to our atmosphere polluting planes and automobiles and say yes to the healthy for people and planet transportation by bicycles. The thing I like most about this ride a bike; save our Earth and its peoples idea is that we don’t need anyone to organize us or tell us it is ok to act now or organize us. We can just go do it!

Free Overdose Prevention Workshop Planned for Cumberland

Free Overdose Prevention Workshop Planned for Cumberland

Earlier this month, British Columbia marked the fifth anniversary of its declaration of a public health emergency over the opioid crisis, yet the crisis shows no signs of abating. More than 7,000 people have died in the province since 2016, and last year’s total of 1,724 lives lost was the worst on record.

United Way’s Period Promise Campaign helps local people who menstruate get access to the product they need

United Way’s Period Promise Campaign helps local people who menstruate get access to the product they need

“I was homeless as a teenager and later, I was a low-income single mother. I remember doing
everything I could to make my supplies stretch- when I was homeless I would often steal
tampons after trying to find some for free. When I was a young, poor single mother, every
penny spent was towards my daughter- I would bus for hours to try to find free menstrual
supplies. I would use old rags. I would wear a tampon for way, way longer than I should’ve. It
was food for my baby or tampons, so I chose food for my baby.”

Cumberland Community Schools Society  Bingo Nights are back

Cumberland Community Schools Society Bingo Nights are back

“Bingo is back, but it is going to look a little different,” says Kate Ashton, Program Coordinator
for CCSS. “We are meeting on Facebook Live each Wednesday. The livestream starts at 6pm
with the games starting at 6:30pm.”

Linda’s List : The Spring Pest Edition

Linda’s List : The Spring Pest Edition

Realizing that many new subscribers will not have seen some of these notes in previous years, here is a roundup on common pests at this time of year and what to do about them:

New Wing Commander at 19 Wing Comox

New Wing Commander at 19 Wing Comox

“Returning to 19 Wing Comox as Wing Commander is a privilege and honour. I look forward to working again with the people of 19 Wing Comox and the Comox Valley. In the near future, the base will be complemented by the adoption of the CC-295 Kingfisher (the newest fixed wing search and rescue aircraft) and a new role as the centre of excellence for search and rescue training. I am eagerly awaiting these new capabilities. And as you would expect, the great team at 19 Wing will continue to work hard in providing Canadians the best possible support for maritime patrol, NORAD, search and rescue and in the day-to-day workings of the base.””

New Denman Island Childcare Facility Opens

New Denman Island Childcare Facility Opens

A new childcare facility located on the Denman Island Community School site officially opened Tuesday, April 6, providing 20 additional spaces for children ages 12 months to 5 years. The facility was made possible from the Childcare BC New Spaces grant, a program the province developed to fund the creation of 22,000 licensed childcare spaces throughout B.C.

Poetry with Purpose – Back to Sanity

Poetry with Purpose – Back to Sanity

In his book, Back to Sanity, Steve Taylor focuses on cognitive discord that he refers to as mind chatter. According to Taylor, human minds have two focuses – the inside and the outside. When our mind is focused on an outside task or activity we have what he calls positive mind flow. Our energy is focused and we experience a feeling of mental well-being. When our minds are disengaged, mind chatter begins. For the most part it involves absorption in negative thoughts and negative energy patterns that drain our mental energy and cause anxiety and frustration.

Poetry with Purpose – Living Through Earthquakes

Poetry with Purpose – Living Through Earthquakes

Not sure where Deep Bay got its name but it might have been from the 1946 earthquake that caused the bottom of Deep Bay to sink up to 84 feet in places. The quake struck Vancouver Island with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter Scale, the strongest quake ever recorded on land in Canada. The main shock epicenter occurred in the Forbidden Plateau area northwest of Courtenay. This was one of the most damaging earthquakes in the history of British Columbia, but damage was restricted mainly to property because the area was sparsely populated at that time. The Forbidden Plateau Quake was the last big quake on the island.