CVAG Re-Opens Thursday Morning

In these extraordinary times, our winter program will look different than in previous years.

Due to COVID-19, our hours of operation will be limited to Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. (Except for for the final two weeks of December, when we will open Dec. 22+23 from 10am to 5pm, Dec. 24 from 10am to 3pm, and close from Christmas to New Years).

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Far Right Comes to Doorsteps all over the Comox Valley

I didn’t know where the paper came from. I even thought maybe it was targeted to my house. However, I soon learned that it was distributed over much of the Comox Valley –well one person told me it was being distributed to homes all over Canada and—likely—all over North America. I decided to do a little internet sleuthing.

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Comox Strathcona Waste Management Provides Tips for a Less Wasteful Holiday Season

The holiday season is a wonderful time to create lasting memories with friends and family. Unfortunately, whether it is decorating our homes, wrapping gifts or cooking up big meals, we can also make a lot of unnecessary waste. In Canada, household waste can increase by more than 25 per cent this time of year. This CSWM waste reduction campaign is focusing on ways we can still bring joy, warmth and family traditions to the season, but doing so in a way that creates as little waste as possible.

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Walking Apart, Working Together: Coldest Night Of The Year Returns To The Valley

Comox Valley Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly event designed to raise awareness and funds to support people in our community who are experiencing homelessness and living in poverty. Hosted in partnership by the Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS) and Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society (Dawn to Dawn), the 2021 annual winter walk-a-thon will take place over a ten-day period. The goal is to raise $121,000 in 2021.

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19 Wing Comox: Heritage Air Park Christmas Lights

“19 Wing Comox created the Comox Air Force Museum’s Heritage Air Park Christmas lights as way to raise the morale of our members and the morale of our Comox Valley community during the holiday season.

Initially, we had hoped to permit the public to walk around the air park, enjoying the lights up close while adhering to provincial restrictions. As those restrictions have now tightened and no public gatherings are permitted, we made a decision to continue with the decoration of our historical aircraft and share the holiday spirit with the community from the road.

We invite the public to come drive by the air park to see the decorated aircraft, and ask that you remain in your vehicles. Please do not to leave your vehicles for the sake of your health, and of public health. We look forward to turning the Heritage Air Park Christmas lights into an annual tradition in the Comox Valley and hope that, next year, the public will be able to come into the air park to enjoy the aircraft up close.”

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More Profit – No Compassion

A new set of data came out last week from Canadians for Tax Fairness. The number of billionaires in Canada has doubled between 2010 and 2019. The top 1 % now control up to 26 % of Canada’s economy, while the poorest 50% have seen their share drop to 4.7%. In spite of these numbers, the top 1 % continue to balk and complain about taxes being too high and threaten to take their wealth off-shore where there are more lenient tax laws. Our governments continue to allow this to happen claiming that letting billionaires keep their money is good for the economy because of the trickledown effect. But there is no trickle-down effect.

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