Category: Community

Merville Turns One Hundred

The Comox Valley is anticipating a birthday bash in September, 2019, when the community of Merville will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary. In the spring of 1919 the Soldier Settlement community was officially formed with land grants being offered to returning First World War veterans. In the fall of 1919, Edward, the Prince of Wales, made a visit to the community and even planted a tree to commemorate the occasion. The Merville Community Association board, keepers of the Big Yellow Merville hall, are planning to have the 3 acre Merville hall site the epicenter of the celebration and it will host a whoop up party for one and all to celebrate the centennial.

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Mediator Assigned to CVRD and USW Negotiation

A mediator has been assigned to assist in reaching a collective agreement between the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and its recreation facilities unionized staff, represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) Union Local 1-1937. An affirmative strike vote for USW Local 1-1937 occurred on Sunday, November 4, 2018, initiating the labour relations process through the CVRD’s request for mediation. The appointment of a mediator ensures that no strike action will occur while both parties remain at the table.

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Cumberland WinterFaire

Cumberland WinterFaire features the exceptional talents of over 70 crafters and artists under three roofs; the Cumberland Recreation Hall, the Cumberland Masonic Hall, and the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Discover a variety of homemade, handmade, and fair trade goods.

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Update On Negotiations Between The CVRD And USW Union Local 1-1937

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) advises that its unionized staff, represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) Union Local 1-1937, have voted in favour of a strike. USW employs 81 staff at the Comox Valley Sports and Aquatics Centres. The CVRD has been in negotiations and met for twelve days with USW since January 29, 2018 to address amendments to the Collective Agreement that expired on January 31, 2018.

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CVRD Responds to 3L, Racist Comment Denied

Regional District CAO Russell Dyson says a Human Rights Tribunal settlement agreement entered into by the CVRD and Kabel Atwall includes a clause that Area C Director Edwin Grieve did not make any racist comments. Comox Valley Regional District Chief Administrative Officer Russell Dyson issued an official statement Tuesday, Oct. 30, in response to a lawsuit filed by 3L Developments,

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Local Immigrant Partnership Collaboratory

The Immigrant Welcome Centre would like to invite you to its first Local Immigrant Partnership Collaboratory. British Columbia is currently the most ethnically diverse province in the country. Immigrants and newcomers provide enormous contribution to our communities, and have helped shape and form the Comox Valley that we call home. According to the Centre for International Governance Innovation in their 2017 report the Diversity Dividend, a 1% increase in ethnocultural diversity is associated with a 2.5% increase in organizational revenue in Canada.

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LTNC has great news!

Lake Trail Middle School has received official designation as a Community School. Staff at LTNC have been working closely with Lake Trail School administration, and School District administration to develop a partnership that will support this official designation from School District #71. What does this official designation mean? Well, many of the details are still being worked out, but to start it does mean that LTNC will receive some funding from the school district.

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Winner takes all this year in the 2018 CVCDA Children’s Telethon Raffles

Telethon time is upon us again. On Sunday, November 4, 2018 the Comox Valley Child development Association (CVCDA) will host their 43rd Annual Children’s Telethon at the Sid Williams Theatre from 12 noon to 8 p.m. All proceeds support local children and their families. One of the highlights each year at the Telethon is the draw for the winner of the Deluxe Raffle
Basket.

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The Holiday Season Offers A Time To Talk Turkey!

Dying’s not the easiest subject to talk about, but there’s a 100% chance it’s going to happen to you.
How can you make this journey better for yourself, your caregivers and your loved ones? The Comox Valley Hospice Society is urging people in our community to begin embracing this important topic over the upcoming holiday season by having a conversation about what matters most to you.

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