Richard Davis

A Great Book on Climate Change

A Great Book on Climate Change

My requirements were demanding and perhaps unrealistic. They remained unfulfilled until last week when a friend lent me a book entitled “The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis.” It was written by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac who were among the architects of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change

Youth Media Project Call / “Walk With Me” Program Events

It has been powerfully moving to see the way people are coming together with the events scheduled every Wednesday and Saturday, as part of our program “Walk With Me / uncovering the human dimensions of the overdose crisis.” If you have yet to partake in one of the “Story Walks” at the gallery, please visit the schedule of events for more information and to reserve your space.

Comox Valley Airport Commission Announces New CEO

“I am honoured to have been selected as Fred’s successor, and look forward to working with the CVAC team, the Board,
19 Wing and the community as we continue to adapt to the evolving realities of a COVID-19 environment” said Mike. “I am
eager to assume my new role, leading the innovation and adaptation that will be required to ensure that CVAC continues
to provide excellent aviation services while enabling the economic growth of the Comox Valley.”

School Zones Safety Is A Community Responsibility

“Autumn tends to be a critical time for us to remind motorists again to use extra caution and to
abide by the posted speed limits,” shared Tom Demeo, Superintendent of Schools. “We can’t
stress this enough. Safe driving in school zones and near buses is important to avoid accidents,
personal injuries and to protect all pedestrians.”

School Zones Safety Is A Community Responsibility

School Zones Safety Is A Community Responsibility

“Autumn tends to be a critical time for us to remind motorists again to use extra caution and to
abide by the posted speed limits,” shared Tom Demeo, Superintendent of Schools. “We can’t
stress this enough. Safe driving in school zones and near buses is important to avoid accidents,
personal injuries and to protect all pedestrians.”

Rid’un The Rail—Bed Once More

While I can understand/sympathize with the hope that rail service might, one day, return to Vancouver Island, I find the whole Island Corridor Foundation fiasco to be just short of contemptible–using rights to the rail bed as collateral that could preempt other, more productive uses of the rail bed. I find it impossible to imagine a way that the dilapidated infrastructure could have been realistically reopened as a viable rail line. One short walk down the rail bed south of Courtenay would have revealed the extent to which the rail has become inoperable as a rail line.

A New Leaf

A Vancouver-based research project gave 50 homeless people $7,500 and tracked their progress for a year. Results were compared to a control group of 65 homeless people who received typical services. Those who received the money managed it well over the course of a year. They moved into stable housing after an average of three months, compared to an average of five month for the control group. Almost 70 per cent were food secure after one month. They spent 52 per cent of their money on food and rent, 15 per cent on other items such as medications and bills, and 16 per cent on clothes and transportation. Some were even able to retain over $1,000 afterr the 12 month period.

The Sport of Kings Takes a Beating

The Sport of Kings Takes a Beating

From the deaths of 30 horses at California’s Santa Anita Park this racing season to last month’s raid at Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse by the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA), the sport of kings is taking a beating this summer