Category: Community

Kensington Island Properties development moving forward in Union Bay

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board approved revisions to the Kensington Island Properties Master Development Agreement (MDA) at a special board meeting held on Tuesday, December 12. Kensington Island Properties (KIP) is a proposed development within Union Bay. The CVRD’s Regional Growth Strategy identified Union Bay as a settlement node that would accommodate moderate growth over the next twenty years. As part of the development, the developer proposes to construct two golf courses plus a mixture of housing and commercial space which could ultimately include approximately 2,889 units once fully built out. As part of the updated MDA...

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Youth Media Project call for Applications

Youth Media Project is a program for community action through media involving 9 participants between the ages of 16 – 30. In this 13-week program, youth receive training in video production, gain employability skills, and work with a network of community partners to create videos through work placements – highlighting community resources, and presenting ideas for community change. The project welcomes all youth, including immigrant youth, Aboriginal youth, street- involved youth and others who face barriers to employment.

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Celebration of Life for Ruth Masters set for Dec. 10

A celebration of life for the legendary Ruth Masters will take place Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay.

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., when light snacks and refreshments will be served. The event will include speakers, video, music and performance, starting shortly after 1 p.m.

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Where the Heart Is: Benefit for Supportive Housing

The Comox Valley is warmly invited to be part of a special benefit night dedicated to supportive housing efforts in the Comox Valley on Thursday December 14th at the Waverley Hotel.

Join Elevate the Arts and a host of musicians, friends and neighbours for a night of music, compassion, kindness, joy, knowledge building and connection! 100% of funds raised go to Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness and the Comox Valley Transition Society.

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An ‘Estuary Angel’ shines at Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum Info Night

Over 120 people attended Project Watershed’s recent “Unpave Paradise” event at North Island College to learn about the exciting partnership that is underway to restore the old Field Sawmill site on the Courtenay River to natural habitat. The November 30th information night showcased a range of speakers on the site’s past and plans for future, and highlighted the project’s many benefits and historic significance to the Comox Valley.

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Installation of UV equipment to significantly reduce boil water notices

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is moving forward with the installation of temporary Ultraviolet (UV) treatment that is expected to reduce boil water notices by approximately 80%. The UV system will be operational in February 2018 and is considered an interim measure until the new water treatment plant is built. Once the plant is operational in 2021, turbidity related boil water notices will be eliminated completely.

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Ruth Masters-A Personal Memoir

Ruth Masters and I were not close friends but our lives would come together numerous times over the years and each coming together was, for me at least, memorable.
A dozen years ago after my wife and I came to live in the valley we decided to get involved in a number of environmental issues. We began working with a few others to organize a group. An acquaintance said to me, “You should get Ruth Masters involved with you.” I said, “Who is Ruth Masters?” He rolled his eyes and said, “Boy, have you got a lot to learn. Ruth has been involved in every environmental struggle in this valley over the last fifty years.” So I gave Ruth a call.

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Andrew Callicum elected as the new vice-president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is pleased to announce that Andrew Callicum has been elected as the new vice-president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

Andrew won at an extraordinary general meeting’s by-election held by the NTC on November 30th in Port Alberni, garnering 52 votes. He won the majority of votes over vice-president hopeful, Pamela Webster who received 30 votes. Andrew will serve as vice-president of the NTC for the next 4 years.

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