Letters to Editor

Nōmina Wellness is breaking the Mental Health Mold with Engagement and Expertise

Nōmina Wellness is breaking the Mental Health Mold with Engagement and Expertise

The Comox Valley has changed in many ways. Our local population has significantly grown in size, we’re grateful that our current local government officials continue to bridge old gaps (mind the Puntledge pun), and the need for adapting our housing initiatives is driven home by almost unbelievable stories of professionals sharing basement suites with NIC students while looking for homes. And they are the fortunate ones, as too many Comox Valley residents remain homeless while incredibly engaged and qualified people work full tilt full time to find solutions to our social justice dilemmas. It is our pleasure here at Tidechange.ca to introduce you to Nomina Wellness, the new mental health facility with an inclusive, enganged multi-tiered approach to integrating those on the fringes back into the society they long to be part of.

Richard Davis new Editor of Tide Change

I am Richard Davis, I find myself the next caretaker of Tide Change. I was looking for ways to get involved with the Comox Valley community and I met Pieter Vorster. If you have met him, you know that he can get you involved. He is here to mentor me, facilitate the technical operation of the site and ensure it stays on track.

Time To Say Goodbye

The year has passed very quickly and, as Editor of Tide Change, I have enjoyed many conversations in the wonderful coffee shops of the Comox Valley. I have observed and, in my own small way, helped to inform our readers about individuals and groups making a difference in our community. But now it is time for me to say goodbye.

World Indigenous Peoples Day and the Comox Lake Watershed

As we review the state of our own watershed in the Comox Valley, let us listen to the world’s indigenous peoples who have the knowledge we, as “Younger Brother”, are so disconnected from. In honour of the 2019 World Indigenous Peoples Day, I ask that you watch the documentary, Aluna. We need to “see” our water through their eyes.

World Indigenous Peoples Day and the Comox Lake Watershed

World Indigenous Peoples Day and the Comox Lake Watershed

As we review the state of our own watershed in the Comox Valley, let us listen to the world’s indigenous peoples who have the knowledge we, as “Younger Brother”, are so disconnected from. In honour of the 2019 World Indigenous Peoples Day, I ask that you watch the documentary, Aluna. We need to “see” our water through their eyes.

Community Partners for Marine Conservation

Community Partners for Marine Conservation

Communities are everything. They are at the heart of the work that we do every day, as we focus on being a better and stronger partner for healthy coastal communities, like yours. Interestingly, socially-minded businesses are taking note of our approach, sharing our values with their customers and, as a result, the importance of action on marine conservation is being amplified.

The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

Why have a conversation about dying? Because it is the most important conversation that you and I will have in our lifetime. The content of our conversation literally defines the life that we have lived up to this present moment and that is worth talking about.

How to Expand Perception

How to Expand Perception

On Monday, during a meeting with an excellent local journalist, I was told that my thinking on a particular topic was at the 30,000 feet level. This was his way of stating that few people in this community would both understand and agree with my bird’s eye view of the transformational power of our expanded perception. Let’s see if he is right.

“Not Genocide”?  Clearly Justin Legalized Pot for a Reason

“Not Genocide”? Clearly Justin Legalized Pot for a Reason

So Canada is apparently tongue-tied about the Missing Women’s Inquiry Report admitting that it was “genocide” (https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mmiwg-inquiry-deliver-final-report-justice-reforms-1.5158223). All kinds of experts are stepping forth to say this is not genocide, Their main argument is that it was not “intentional”, and Canada is the land of well-intentioned people.

Trojan Horse? What’s Wild Bill Smoking Days?

Trojan Horse? What’s Wild Bill Smoking Days?

I dare say that if I were to hand you two articles on climate change and what we should/could/can’t do about it; one by former NDP strategist Bill Tieleman and the other by BC Liberal promoter Tom Fletcher; with the authorship redacted—you’d be very hard put to tell, by the arguments presented, which was cowboy Tom riding high on fumes of Exxon-Mobil climate change denying propaganda and which was Wild Bill quixotically spurring on the exhausted steed of climate action impotence.

Comments on Logging the Schmidt Creek Watershed

Comments on Logging the Schmidt Creek Watershed

The Schmidt Creek watershed is a mix of remnant and still beautiful old growth forest and ugly logging debris on steep slopes adjacent to the forested upland of the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve. The Reserve was established in 1982 to protect vital habitat for orcas.

Plea for Comox Lake

Plea for Comox Lake

While the report of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, released last Monday, will be duly ignored by pundits and politicians for whom science is a “Chinese hoax”, the dire assessment of the degraded state of the ecosystems which support human life as we know it, could not be clearer.

What if Women Owned the Press?

What if Women Owned the Press?

When New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations in October 2017, they ignited the #MeToo movement and inspired many thousands of women to break their silence for the first time.