Category: Community

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

“Covid-19 has helped to shine a light on the fact that many people in our community are experiencing various levels of economic insecurity,” states Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy Planning. “Lack of affordable housing, childcare, transportation and employment options all increase the incidence and impact of poverty within our community. Actions to reduce poverty can have a positive effect on the entire community, improving quality of life, helping people to live with dignity and creating equal opportunities for residents to contribute and live a full life. We want to hear from you to help guide our Poverty Reduction Strategy and find ways to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive and resilient community.”

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Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year

It is now important that we take the ‘emergency’
out of our programs and work towards ‘healthy local food access for all’
in an ongoing, equitable and sustainable way.
This is the work ahead of us.

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Welcoming Communities Coalition

Our Community forums around Discrimination and Racism were great and we appreciate everyone that attended. As a follow-up to that and based on the feedback received, we are excited to announce that the Immigrant Welcome Centre and the Welcoming Communities Coalition will be hosting our annual joint (Campbell River and Comox Valley) virtual Collaboratory on Wednesday February 24th, 2021 from 2pm – 4:30pm via Zoom.

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Comox Valley and Campbell River Waste Management Centres to Close on all Provincial Statutory Holidays

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board made the decision for these facilities to close during provincially recognized holidays back in November 2019. While the changes were initially meant to take effect in July 2020, the date was delayed until January 1, 2021 to allow more time for impacted municipalities and commercial waste haulers to make schedule adjustments to accommodate the new holiday schedule.

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Grant Making During a Pandemic

For our 2021 grants, our focus remains on serving vulnerable populations as well as supporting those organizations whose financial situations were disproportionally impacted by the pandemic, as well as supporting organizations working to adapt their programs and services. We received 56 applications totalling close to $575,000.

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After small Canadian distilleries stepped up for Canadians, Liberals leave them high and dry

Shelter Point Distillery in Oyster River, Wayward Distillery in Courtenay and Ampersand Distilling and Stillhead Distillery in the Cowichan Valley are among those across the country that produced tens of thousands of litres of hand sanitizer during the first wave of the pandemic despite having to close their doors to the public and losing their source of income.

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