Category: Community

Dr. Stacey Gastis’s Story

This is the fifth article in a series created by Dorothea Gordon where she showcases individuals and business owners in the Comox Valley who had a dream, goal, or vision and made it come true, benefiting their community in the process.

Read More

Vulnerable Nanaimo Residents to Receive Free Menstrual Products From United Way, Government of B.C.

Thanks to an innovative pilot project from the Government of B.C. and United Ways throughout B.C., deliveries of free pads and tampons will soon be arriving for residents in need at 12 locations, including the Nanaimo Women’s Centre. Periods are a fact of life. But if you’re living in poverty – or vulnerable in other ways – access to menstrual products can be challenging.

Read More

Downton Abbey Tea at The Gardens on Anderton

Fans of the much-loved TV series Downton Abbey will be excited about the upcoming movie release this fall. Local fans will also be happy to know that The Gardens on Anderton will be reprising their successful Downton Abbey Tea on Sunday, July 28th. This event will celebrate the movie release and give fans a sense of what it was like in the era of the series.

Read More

BC Parks Accessibility Day : Volunteers Needed!

From year to year BC Parks showcases public access to some of this provinces most treasured parks and conservation areas. As it has in past years, Strathcona Wilderness Institute will be hosting BC Parks Accessibility Day on August 4th, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm at Paradise Meadows.

Read More

Canada Day 2019: Threads – The Costumes of Canada

On this Canada Day, wishing you a safe and reflective day to celebrate, but to also take note of the many stories which make this country what it is today, all the threads of the tapestry of our great nation. With this in mind, here is the poem written for the occasion, Threads – The costumes of Canada, by the Comox Valley Poet Laureate, Lawrence J.W. Cooper.

Read More