Author: Richard Davis

New Systems Thinking For a Radically Changing World

Since the Industrial Revolution in the late 1700s many of our large corporations have taken over from Earth the process of evolution. Some scientists call this new era the Anthropocene . But today many corporations are still attached to the mission statement created by Milton Friedman: “The purpose of corporations is to maximize share-holder profits”.

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Comox Valley Community Foundation Announces 2021 COVID-19 Grant Recipients

“The need in our community remains great and our agency partners continue to work tirelessly
to provide programs and services to the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Matt
Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community Foundation. “The pandemic has exacerbated
the fundamental inequalities that exist in our community, and we are very thankful for the
Comox Valley Regional District’s continued support in addressing these issues.”

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Welcoming Communities Coalition

On February 24th, 2021 we held our first ever virtual Collaboratory event, bringing our North Island communities together around the theme Beyond Inclusion: Focusing on Equity/Equality and Leveling the Playing Field for Everyone to Thrive. Dr. Moussa Magassa, UVic human rights educator, provided expertise and resources on anti-racism. We also heard from two newcomers who shared their immigration stories, highlighting their struggles and sharing the ways that our communities supported them. There was also a brainstorming session where we had ideas around levelling the playing field in our own areas of influence and in our communities. Some of those ideas will inform our priorities in the coming year and beyond.

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Creating Future Memories

Meditation allows us to relax inside. It puts us into a state of calmness where we acknowledge the appearing thoughts but do not dwell on them. Once we are in a suggestible state, we can use our visualization skills to create images of what it would feel like to have vibrant health, better finances, more loving relationships, and so on.

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CVRD Beach Fire Program Cancelled for 2021 Season

“At this time more than ever we need to follow the Public Health recommendations in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in our community,” explains CVRD Parks Manager, Mark Harrison. “Fire rings bring people together and this is not the time to be promoting this activity. We realize that many residents enjoy the beach fire program and we look forward to offering it again in the future when it is safer to do so.”

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