Category: Education

New Administrators for Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley Schools is pleased to announce Don McRae as a new district vice principal. Commencing February 19th, Mr. McRae will assume the position at Highland Secondary School. McRae will replace Lee McKillican who will transfer to G.P. Vanier Secondary effective February 19th.

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CCFS Science Pub Explores Sex, Evolution and Nature’s Strangest Dating Scenes

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is presenting the next event in their ongoing CCFS Science Pub Series this Thursday February 21st at 7 pm at the Cumberland Masonic Hall! CCFS Science Pub: Weird and Wacky in the Woods – Sex, Evolution and Nature’s Strangest Dating Scenes is shaping up to be a titillating evening all about weird, wild and downright puzzling mating practices in nature.

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Courtenay’s Puntledge Elasmosaur Receives the Most Votes!

On November 23, 2018, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development closed its voting period for designation of a Provincial Fossil. Courtenay’s Puntledge elasmosaur, discovered by Mike Trask in 1988 was included as one of seven important fossils from around the province. Today we have the results with the elasmosaur having received forty eight percent of the votes.

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Cumberland Students Take Lessons From a Wise Owl to Heart

Grade 3 students at Cumberland Community School have learned two valuable lessons in one project – the importance of community support through fund-raising and the vulnerability of certain local animal species. Pam Twin’s class embarked on a research project to study an animal indigenous to British Columbia, learning in the process that many are at risk.

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His Holiness the 34th Menri Trizin, Lungtok Dawa Dargyal Rinpoche Will Visit Comox Valley

On September 6, 2018 a formal grand enthronement ceremony for His Holiness, the 34th Menri Trizin, Lungtok Dawa Dargyal Rinpoche, took place at Menri. Ligmincha International has organized a three-month tour for His Holiness and his attendant monks, and we are very pleased that His Holiness has included Sherab Chamma Ling, the only Bön Centre in Canada, as part of their 2019 European, UK and North American tour.

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Coal, Conflict and Community: Exhibit Opening and Talk at the Cumberland Museum and Archives

The Cumberland Museum and Archives invites you to explore their new permanent labour history exhibit: Coal, Conflict and Community. Join them for an opening reception on January 31st, 2019, from 6 pm to 8 pm. A curatorial talk takes place at 7 pm, featuring this unique history, and some of the challenges and lessons learned from exploring this part of the community’s past.

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Comox Valley Nature And The Really Big Fish Of Canada

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture. Join Dr. John Neilson for an illustrated talk entitled: “The really, really big marine fish of Canada: tuna, swordfish and sharks”. The lecture is on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 and will start after introductions at 7 pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre at 411 Anderton Ave in Courtenay.

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