Category: Community

Elevated Risk of Turbidity for Comox Valley Water System This Week

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is alerting Comox Valley water system users that it will be moving to its backup pump station from March 18 to 29, 2019 while BC Hydro completes its annual spring maintenance on the penstock. The backup station is located further downstream than the primary withdrawal location and is more susceptible to poor water quality during weather events which commonly occur this time of year.

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Boomer’s Legacy Bicycle Ride Boomerangs Back to Comox

The Boomer’s Legacy British Columbia Bike Ride is back! Bringing with it a whole bunch of exciting twists and turns. This June 8th and 9th, one hundred riders will set out to celebrate the life and legacy of Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom who died during his service in Afghanistan. This year the Friends of Boomer’s Legacy Vancouver Island organising group are bringing things full circle when they once again take a group of registered road cyclists from the Royal Canadian Air Force base at CFB Comox to the Brigadier D.R. Seargent Armoury in Nanaimo and back again.

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Launch of the Welcoming Communities Idea Bank

In January of this year the Immigrant Welcome Centre launched our Welcoming Communities Idea Bank. The IWC Idea Bank is designed to be an instigator, collector and keeper of creative and innovation ideas that contribute to the creation of a welcoming community culture. The ideas and actions are generated through monthly community Conversation Cafes in Campbell River (Island Grind) and the Comox Valley (Tin Town Cafe) Our first event in Courtenay was literally standing room only! – a wonderful mix of Newcomers, long-term residents, English language students and youth.

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Mexican Fiesta!

The Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise and the Cumberland Centennial Rotary Club are putting on a Mexican Fiesta, dinner, silent/live auctions and entertainment on March 15, 2019 as a fundraising event.

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New Hockey League in Merville

There is a new (ball) Hockey League in Merville that could be aiming to rival the dynasty that the NHL has created for ice hockey in Canada. The newly formed Merville Hockey League (MHL) has painted up the boards of the Merville Hall’s ball hockey court and is sending out a challenge to the NHL.

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K’ómoks First Nation and CVRD Look to the Future at Joint Community Meeting

The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) have committed to moving forward together in a culture of partnership, including future community to community forums and initiatives to foster better working relationships. The commitments were made at a community meeting co-hosted by the KFN and the CVRD, which was attended by KFN Chief and Council, Elders and Hereditary Chiefs; CVRD directors and staff; City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland councillors and staff; and representatives for Members of Parliament, Gord Johns and Rachel Blaney and MLA Ronna-Ray Leonard.

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