Category: Community

Significant Upgrades to 5th Street Set to Start this Spring

Informed by extensive public input, including a temporary “pop-up “intersection this past summer, over $3.2 million in infrastructure upgrades to 5th Street will start this spring. Come fall, 5th Street will be an attractive gateway to downtown Courtenay and walking, and cycling routes on the corridor will be significantly improved.

An information session will be held for citizens, businesses and community groups to learn more about the final design, results of the “pop up” intersection study, and what to expect during construction.

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Longing and Belonging: The Perils and Passions of Place

The Comox Valley Jung Society will present a lecture “Longing and Belonging: The Perils and Passions of Place” by Jungian Analyst Matt Kelly on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at NIC. Note: Date changed from January 12, 2018.

Feeling a sense of belonging is a deep human need for most people; but what happens when our sense of belonging turns to feeling trapped? Alternately, what happens when our deep longing for other places, people or times blinds us to the fullness of the present moment?

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Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s President Dr. Judith Sayers appointed to the Order of Canada

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is pleased to announce that its President, Dr. Judith Sayers has been appointed as an officer to the Order of Canada.

Judith is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation and mother of two. She was elected as the new president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in September 2017. Judith has worked as a Strategic Adviser to First Nations and corporations and is an adjunct professor at the Peter Gustavson School of Business and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She was the elected Chief of the Hupacasath First Nation for 14 years and the Chief Negotiator for 15 years. Judith’s educational background includes a business and law degree and an honourary Doctor of Laws from Queen’s University. She has an extensive background of practicing law for 18 years in both Alberta and British Columbia, working in international forums, lobbying governments and other agencies for the promotion and protection of First Nations rights and title.

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Youth Media Project call for Applications

Youth Media Project is a program for community action through media involving 9 participants between the ages of 16 – 30. In this 13-week program, youth receive training in video production, gain employability skills, and work with a network of community partners to create videos through work placements – highlighting community resources, and presenting ideas for community change. The project welcomes all youth, including immigrant youth, Aboriginal youth, street- involved youth and others who face barriers to employment.

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