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Advance Care Planning – Give It A Shot!

Walter Gretzky, 80-year-old father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, mentored his son in hockey to be prepared – anticipate where the puck will be rather than following where it has been! And, Walter has also known the importance of being prepared for his health care. He encourages every Canadian to have conversations and make an Advance Care Plan in the event you are ever unable to speak for yourself about the care you would want.

Central Island Studio Tour

The seventh incarnation of Comox Valley Arts’ Central Island Studio Tour is coming up May 24, 25 & 26 – with over 90 artist’s spaces representing more than 160 artists – between Parksville and Campbell River.

All participating studios are open from 10am-4pm daily, it’s 100% free, and no appointments are necessary. Grab some friends and go explore! Carpooling is encouraged.

New film about dreams to screen in Courtenay

Dream, the new documentary from the award-winning film production studio Unveil Studios, will be screening in Courtenay next month. Dream is about the power of dreams and how a purposeful dream can change the world. It also explores what happens when people lose their way so that their dream becomes a nightmare. The documentary follows nine inspiring stories of children, women and men from around the world.

Trojan Horse? What’s Wild Bill Smoking Days?

I dare say that if I were to hand you two articles on climate change and what we should/could/can’t do about it; one by former NDP strategist Bill Tieleman and the other by BC Liberal promoter Tom Fletcher; with the authorship redacted—you’d be very hard put to tell, by the arguments presented, which was cowboy Tom riding high on fumes of Exxon-Mobil climate change denying propaganda and which was Wild Bill quixotically spurring on the exhausted steed of climate action impotence.

Crumblies Do Paris Book Launch

The Comox Valley Writers Society is pleased to announce the launch of Crumblies do Paris. The author, Marlet Ashley, and the illustrator, Kate Brown, will be reading and signing books on Sunday, May 26th at 4058 Haas Road, Courtenay, in a launch with local author, Carolyn Walton, beginning at 2 pm.

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Trojan Horse? What’s Wild Bill Smoking Days?

I dare say that if I were to hand you two articles on climate change and what we should/could/can’t do about it; one by former NDP strategist Bill Tieleman and the other by BC Liberal promoter Tom Fletcher; with the authorship redacted—you’d be very hard put to tell, by the arguments presented, which was cowboy Tom riding high on fumes of Exxon-Mobil climate change denying propaganda and which was Wild Bill quixotically spurring on the exhausted steed of climate action impotence.

Part 1 – It’s a matter of disclosure

Pity assignment editors in newsrooms across B.C. this month. No shortage of material.

Monty’s Showroom – now ashes, after the Plaza Hotel in Victoria burned to the ground – found itself back in the news, gang activity on the West Shore on Vancouver Island regrettably contributed to news cycles, the scandal at the B.C. legislature did too, money laundering and a new – but not so new – label has been thrown into B.C.’s political lexicon, “politically exposed persons.”

The Oracle of Oyster River

On Vancouver Island, a hermit-priest has spent a lifetime contemplating the natural world. At 95, he has come to believe there is a way we can save it. Slow down. Take a breath. Attend. Insight takes time. Charles Brandt has been meditating and praying on the east coast of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island since 1965. Over that time, he has come to some elegant conclusions about our place in the natural world.

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