Category: Letters to Editor

BUS STORY

I gave up owning a car the moment I retired. Why not! There was a bus stop right outside the front gate, and another just across the road. For seven years all I had to do was to battle the regional district to deal with the water-logged gullies and the erosion of the grass between the pull-off and the ditch between our fence and the actual stop.

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Roxanne’s Story

When I was living in Victoria I had acquaintances who regularly drove to Fanny Bay to dine at the Fanny Bay Inn or ‘FBI’ – that’s what the locals call their pub. Little did I know that soon I would be hanging out in this cozy place, too, because Life had moved me to Fanny Bay.

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From Cambell River to Comox Valley and Beyond

An avid hiker, Catherine has linked her passion for exploring the outdoors with her innate talent for tourism promotion and marketing. Meet Catherine Temple, the woman behind the hiking trail map series, which has now added the Comox Valley in its new Go Hiking Vancouver Island rebranding for May 2019.

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With Rage, Grief and Resolve

After these last few days, I’m feeling a mixture of rage, grief, and resolve. The news of Friday’s horrific Mosque attack in New Zealand, which claimed 50 lives, shook me to the core. 50 lives. 50 families abruptly and irreversibly altered.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

With the final article about the topic of addiction, we must ask ourselves the question, “Where do we go from here”? What are the next steps for residents in the Comox Valley looking to address addictions, whatever they may be, in order to regain the freedom to live fully and authentically.

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Why I Wrote Sacred Trees, Sacred People of the Pacific Northwest by Sharon McCann

I wrote this book because I live in the Pacific Northwest of North America, where trees resonate within our collective consciousness. Some of us who live here speak of our trees as friends or healers. Some of us speak about incredible and spontaneous spiritual experiences we have had while leaning on a tree. Some of us have dedicated ourselves to protecting parks, watersheds and forests, such as the Cumberland Community Forest.

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Calling All Writers in The Comox Valley

In March, Tide Change will be showcasing everything that has to do with the art of writing in the Comox Valley. Luckily, we have an extraordinary variety of people in our community who make a living from books, work with books or simply put pen to paper when inspiration strikes. Time to celebrate the printed word.

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Halo

John Lennon’s, song “Imagine” playing like coconut salve in the back ground. “Close your eyes. What is your dream, mystery, delight?,” our fearless writing leader at Spinnaker’s Marina, coos, celebrating, “You showed up. You are here!”

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