Category: Community

Walking Apart, Working Together: Coldest Night Of The Year Returns To The Valley

Comox Valley Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly event designed to raise awareness and funds to support people in our community who are experiencing homelessness and living in poverty. Hosted in partnership by the Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS) and Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society (Dawn to Dawn), the 2021 annual winter walk-a-thon will take place over a ten-day period. The goal is to raise $121,000 in 2021.

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19 Wing Comox: Heritage Air Park Christmas Lights

“19 Wing Comox created the Comox Air Force Museum’s Heritage Air Park Christmas lights as way to raise the morale of our members and the morale of our Comox Valley community during the holiday season.

Initially, we had hoped to permit the public to walk around the air park, enjoying the lights up close while adhering to provincial restrictions. As those restrictions have now tightened and no public gatherings are permitted, we made a decision to continue with the decoration of our historical aircraft and share the holiday spirit with the community from the road.

We invite the public to come drive by the air park to see the decorated aircraft, and ask that you remain in your vehicles. Please do not to leave your vehicles for the sake of your health, and of public health. We look forward to turning the Heritage Air Park Christmas lights into an annual tradition in the Comox Valley and hope that, next year, the public will be able to come into the air park to enjoy the aircraft up close.”

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Last Call To Join Walk With Me

We are gearing up for the final weekend of events for WALK WITH ME: uncovering the human dimensions of the overdose crisis. See below for details on the weekend of walks, talks, videos and ceremony.

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Next Step For Proposed Rural Roadside Garbage And Recycling Collection Service Approved

“We are thankful for the more than 3,000 people who took the time to fill out the survey and tell us whether this is a service they would like to see,” said Director Edwin Grieve, Chair of the Electoral Area Services Committee (EASC). “Comments shared about why their community could – or couldn’t – be a good candidate has helped staff address questions about a potential service.”

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Blue Christmas Video Service Offers Holiday Comfort

Grieving the death of a loved one is never easy, and can be especially difficult during holidays. For some,
the feeling of loss makes family connections during the holidays even more important. Others may feel
the need to find an entirely different approach to holidays, or just feel numb and disengaged. Each
person’s experience is unique, and all are normal grief responses. By merging Blue Christmas with
Celebrate a Life, families can honour loved ones or acknowledge the absence in their lives during this
time.

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Comox Valley Emergency Program offering evacuation guideline sessions for Hornby and Denman Island residents

“The guidelines being introduced were developed in collaboration with numerous first response agencies and other stakeholders, some of whom will be taking part in the presentation,” explains Deputy Emergency Program Coordinator, Comox Valley Emergency Program, George Doerksen. “We are encouraging Hornby and Denman Island residents to register for their community session to learn more and ask questions.”

Registration for the free online (Zoom) sessions will be required.

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Merville Fire Protection Service Launching AAP

The development of an auxiliary fire hall, centrally located within the Greater Merville area has been identified as a key initiative since 2016. A new fire hall will provide several benefits to the local community including improved life-safety services for residents and may reduce fire insurance premiums for insured residences.

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