Category: Environment

Vancouver Island Symposium On Water, Has Been Rescheduled For October 20th-22nd, 2020

Due to the increasing threat of the novel coronavirus on Vancouver Island, we are taking proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of its spread and have made the difficult decision to postpone the 3rd Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship. We have concluded that this is the best course of action in order to keep attendees, presenters, guests, and our shared communities as safe as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown

With climate change more and more in the news and on peoples’ minds, workshops are coming to the Comox Valley to help shift the conversation from doom and gloom to empowerment and action. On March 28th in Comox and on April 20th in Cumberland, the workshop “Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown” will be presented.

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Change begins with optimism a key message at Valley’s first Youth Climate Conference

On February 13, Comox Valley became the hub for youth and environmental think tanks
passionate about solutions-based planning on the climate issues facing society today.
The conference, dubbed Empowerment for Impact, was born in response to the growing desire
among youth and educators in the District to offer more education opportunities on the subject of
climate and environmental protection.

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The public is invited to learn about CVN activities at the AGM

The Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 16, 2020 will highlight brief presentations by the Marine and Shoreline Group and the Birders Group. In addition, Gabriel Bau Baiges (former CVN Secretary) will present an update of the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Capital projects. The presentations will start after introductions at 7:00pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.

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When will the Kus-kus-sum Wall Fall?

Project Watershed has committed to making the final $1 million payment for the land at the end of June of this year. The organization has been working with all levels of government to encourage the Federal Government to at least match the $1 million the Provincial Government granted the project last year.

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Norwegian Salmon Farm Virus Threatens Clayoquot Chinook

Clayoquot Action, a Tofino-based conservation society, has completed a field survey of salmon farms in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, looking for the highly contagious Norwegian piscine orthoreovirus (PRV). The Atlantic Veterinary College confirmed that samples collected by Clayoquot Action from all but one of the fifteen salmon farms surveyed was found to be infected with the Atlantic PRV-1a variant.

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EXCITING UPDATE FROM THE CCFS

It is a very exciting time for the community that has supported the work of the CCFS for the past 20 years. “When the CCFS completed the purchase of Space Nugget in June of 2016, our board immediately headed into Project Perseverance, an ambitious undertaking to protect the entire Perseverance Creek corridor from Allen Lake to Comox Lake Road.” says Meaghan Cursons, Executive Director of the Cumberland Community Forest Society.

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Exclusive Art Event Supports Kus-kus-sum

Renowned Canadian artists Ken Kirkby and Nana Cook are supporting Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum initiative with a unique art event in Courtenay. “Paintings, By the Numbers” will be at the Native Sons’ Hall on May 2, 2020. Only fifty $500 tickets will be sold, and all ticket holders will take home a painting, worth between $1,500 and $4,000, based on a raffle system devised by Ken Kirkby himself. When talking about the event Kirkby was heard saying “This event is not just a good deal, it’s a steal!”

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