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Hercules Aircraft Conducting Search And Rescue Training

Hercules Aircraft Conducting Search And Rescue Training

Some aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) are larger than many passenger airplanes and may appear to be flying lower than they actually are. RCAF aircrew adhere to strict rules and regulations at all times to ensure safety.

Food Security Matters. Make Your Vote Matter Too

At LUSH Valley Food Action Society, we know how important it is to have leaders and decision-makers, across the region, that will stand up for our local communities, economies and the environment, especially as it relates to healthy food production and access.

On October 8th, LUSH Valley and the Comox Valley Food Policy Council sent all candidates across the region our Food Security Briefing documents. Here are some notes on their respective platforms relating to food security:

Pam Crowe Retires From The Cvcda Board After 35 Years Of Service

Pam’s strong and steady leadership of the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) has made an impact on the Comox Valley. She has led the organization through many changes, from the original location in Cumberland through to where the offices are currently, at the corner of 3rd Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Pam has been instrumental in establishing the CVCDA as an essential service to the children and families of the Comox Valley.

Get Your Permit First This Halloween

In the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) permits are required prior to setting off fireworks for properties within Electoral Areas A, B or C and are only allowed to be set off on property you own or with the owner’s permission. The sale of fireworks in the CVRD will occur from October 24 until November 1, and must be from a commercially zoned retailer operating under the current fire regulations within the region. If you live within the Town of Comox, City of Courtenay or Village of Cumberland please contact your municipality for fireworks regulations and permit requirements.

Get Your Permit First This Halloween

Get Your Permit First This Halloween

In the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) permits are required prior to setting off fireworks for properties within Electoral Areas A, B or C and are only allowed to be set off on property you own or with the owner’s permission. The sale of fireworks in the CVRD will occur from October 24 until November 1, and must be from a commercially zoned retailer operating under the current fire regulations within the region. If you live within the Town of Comox, City of Courtenay or Village of Cumberland please contact your municipality for fireworks regulations and permit requirements.

Telethon Time

Telethon Time

For the first time ever, we are going virtual with our annual Telethon. The event will still be a FREE event for the whole family to view in real-time from home or where ever you are, live on Shaw Spotlight TV or Streaming.

Get involved by making a donation, bidding on our online auction, buying a 50/50 ticket (online starting Oct. 19) and watching from home on Nov. 1st.

Enjoy all of the live performances, prizes and guest appearances you’ve come to know through the years and also be part of the wonderful fundraising spirit of the Comox Valley.

Maintenance Work on At-Risk Sewer Pipe at Balmoral Beach Starts Next Week

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be conducting preventative maintenance work on two sections of a sewer pipe that run along Balmoral Beach below the Willemar Bluffs. The pipe moves raw sewage from homes and businesses in Courtenay, Comox and K’ómoks First Nation to the treatment plant on Brent Road. It is located on an exposed section of beach that is vulnerable to damage by waves, rocks and logs and poses an environmental risk to our local beaches and ocean.

safeTALK is a workshop

safeTALK is a workshop

safeTALK is a workshop for that prepares participants to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with further help and care

Perseverance Week major opportunity for Cumberland Forest!

Perseverance Week major opportunity for Cumberland Forest!

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) has been presented with an incredible opportunity thanks to a generous donor who has offered a “magic match’ for the week of October 24th to 31st. Up to $50,000 will be matched, dollar for dollar, from special events and donor drives for the last week of October. That’s $100,000 in forest saving fundraising potential. This week long campaign called “Perseverance Week” is filled with events and initiatives to celebrate the Cumberland Forest community and their efforts to projects the forests, creeks and wetlands surrounding the Village of Cumberland and in the Perseverance Watershed.

Black Creek Winter Market

Black Creek Winter Market

The date is set for our annual Holiday Market. Join us this holiday season for the well-loved and well-attended, Black Creek Winter Market. Our unique market is a popular destination for holiday shoppers with ~30 craft & artisan vendors, food, a bake sale, sealed-bid auction and plenty of one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods and goodies. Our rustic country setting provides a cozy and relaxed atmosphere as you hunt for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Entry by donation.

New Parking Lot at Seal Bay Nature Park Officially Opens

New Parking Lot at Seal Bay Nature Park Officially Opens

On October 16th the Comox Valley Regional District officially celebrated the opening of a new parking facility at Seal Bay Nature Park. Located on Hardy Road, the parking area completes one of the prioritized action items set out within the recently completed Seal Bay Nature Park and Forest Management Plan.

Local Literacy Projects Lands in the Hands of Kenyan Students

Local Literacy Projects Lands in the Hands of Kenyan Students

Approximately 70 beautiful books have been created using donated images along with those
from Creative Common sites. These books were produced in the school district’s in-house
publication services, the Print Shop by graphic artists. While the focus of their project is
Vancouver Island, these books were shared thousands of miles away in Kenya.