Richard Davis

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.

Winter seeding starts now

If you plan to grow the winter cabbages that take the longest time to mature, start seeds of those now as well. This applies to varieties such as ‘January King’, ‘Deadon’, ‘Danish Ballhead’, ‘Langedijker Red’ and others that take 110-120 days to harvest. Cabbage varieties that take 80-90 days to harvest can be sown later in June. Since you can harvest cabbages at any size, err on the side of planting early. If started too late, heads may be too small, or not form at all by the time winter arrives, whereas plant started early will just have bigger heads.

Beaver Stories, Science and Stewardship

Join us for our first ever CCFS Science Pub ONLINE this Friday Night at 730 pm! Pour yourself a beer (or beverage of your choosing), kick back and get ready for a deep dive into facts and fancy about Beavers! This furry little engineer has a long history and their impacts on the landscape are visible all around the Village of Cumberland. From weird beaver art, to strange beaver rumours, to amazing beaver behavior – get ready for a fun filled evening of learning and laughter.

Participatory Journalism

So this week I want to expand the idea of participatory journalism by asking you, readers of this column, to share links to the websites/news media that you feel carries the most trustworthy, most insightful coverage of news/views from around the world—and especially in our own backyard/country. If you trust it and it fascinates/informs you, please share it.

Participatory Journalism

Participatory Journalism

So this week I want to expand the idea of participatory journalism by asking you, readers of this column, to share links to the websites/news media that you feel carries the most trustworthy, most insightful coverage of news/views from around the world—and especially in our own backyard/country. If you trust it and it fascinates/informs you, please share it.

Art Making Projects Will Mark The Final Weekend of “Visible Labour”

Art Making Projects Will Mark The Final Weekend of “Visible Labour”

“These pop-up artmaking activities will invite people to respond to artist Deborah Dumka’s interaction installation ‘Our Young Girls’,” says CVAG co-curator Angela Somerset. “Deborah’s work explores gender, digital empowerment, access, technology, safe spaces and art.”

Grant Making During a Pandemic

Grant Making During a Pandemic

For our 2021 grants, our focus remains on serving vulnerable populations as well as supporting those organizations whose financial situations were disproportionally impacted by the pandemic, as well as supporting organizations working to adapt their programs and services. We received 56 applications totalling close to $575,000.

After small Canadian distilleries stepped up for Canadians, Liberals leave them high and dry

After small Canadian distilleries stepped up for Canadians, Liberals leave them high and dry

Shelter Point Distillery in Oyster River, Wayward Distillery in Courtenay and Ampersand Distilling and Stillhead Distillery in the Cowichan Valley are among those across the country that produced tens of thousands of litres of hand sanitizer during the first wave of the pandemic despite having to close their doors to the public and losing their source of income.

RBC Foundation Donates $20,000 to United Way To Support Local Youth and COVID-19 Emergency Efforts

RBC Foundation Donates $20,000 to United Way To Support Local Youth and COVID-19 Emergency Efforts

Our Central and North Vancouver Island communities have shown incredible resilience over this past year,” said Kelly Bissell, Regional Vice-President, North Island, RBC Royal Bank. “Now, as the needs of our most vulnerable citizens are increasingly urgent, the work of the United Way CNVI is more important than ever. Thank you to the dedicated frontline service providers of the UWCNWI and their partner agencies – the local love you provide our communities is greatly appreciated.”

World Community’s 30th Film Festival Goes Online

World Community’s 30th Film Festival Goes Online

Films will be available to watch from the comfort of your home at any time during the festival. Audience members can purchase festival passes or tickets for individual films and decide when to watch, in any order, for 9 days. It’s “your festival, your way.”

Of Forgeries, Written Threats, and Poison Pen Letters

Questioned Documents Examination requires a keen eye for details and differences where letter formations, spacing, slant, pressure, size, baselines, and idiosyncratic aspects are concerned. The latter are often a sure giveaway that the writing has been penned by the same author – or not. In order to come to a conclusion, samples for comparison are needed.

Compassion for Young Men

The media has been very responsive in dialoging the plight of young women seeking equality of wages and respect in life and in the work force. But what about the lost generation of young men? In an attempt to understand the dynamics behind the political crisis in the United States, I decided to take a closer look at the population group that supports Donald Trump with almost fanatical cult-like devotion. Even though the following observations are directly based on young men without college degrees in the United States, I think the findings may also apply in part to the dynamics facing most young men in Canada during these difficult times of transition.

2020 Crèches of the World Virtual Display

2020 Crèches of the World Virtual Display

To take a virtual journey around the world and view some of the many
Crèches used to tell the Christmas Story, as well as information on our
Advent Sundays and Christmas Eve Virtual Services

Youth ReconciliAction project comes to Lake Trail Middle School

Youth ReconciliAction project comes to Lake Trail Middle School

Reconciliation through Education is an ongoing project in Comox Valley Schools and takes on many
different forms whether in the classroom, throughout a school or across the District, and includes cultural
events, art and literature projects, and lessons embedded in the curriculum such as Humanities or Social
Studies. ReconciliACTION is a term used to describe tangible activities to reconcile with the past and
build respect among one another.

Blaney Questions Ongoing Policy On Ferry Vehicle Passengers

Blaney Questions Ongoing Policy On Ferry Vehicle Passengers

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has sent yet another letter to federal Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau about Transport Canada’s order prohibiting passengers from remaining in their vehicles during sailings if parked on a closed deck. The letter comes after it was reported that Transport Canada is reviewing over 1000 reports of passengers disobeying the order.