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BC Supreme Court Decides in Favour of CVRD

BC Supreme Court Decides in Favour of CVRD

The Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) consideration of an application by 3L Developments Inc. to amend the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) was conducted in a fair and balanced way – in good faith and without malice – according to a decision by the BC Supreme Court released August 12, 2019.
Crystal Journey and the 2019 Cosmic Sound Tour on Vancouver Island

Crystal Journey and the 2019 Cosmic Sound Tour on Vancouver Island

Six weeks ago, David Hickey embarked on the 2019 Cosmic Sound Canada Wide Tour with his family. At the end of August, he will begin performing Crystal Journey shows in venues all around Vancouver Island, including the Comox Valley. The intent of the music is to create expansive and relaxing music, to awaken consciousness and to provide a Cosmic Musical Journey into the Unknown.
Eighth Annual Garlic Fest

Eighth Annual Garlic Fest

Time to hold your nose and prance on down to the Big Yellow Merville hall for the Eighth Annual Garlic Fest on Sunday, August 18th . The garlic sellers will have their wagons overflowing with raw garlic, garlic jams & jellies, and there will be other seasonal produce to choose from as well.
Jocelyn Pettit at Summertime House Concert

Jocelyn Pettit at Summertime House Concert

Gardeners Green Folk Club in Merville is thrilled to welcome back our very favourite performer Jocelyn Pettit for a Summertime house concert at 7 pm on Sunday August 18th. This time she’ll be sharing the stage with Ellen Gira on cello.
Kus-kus-sum Deconstruction, Phase 1 – Dock Removal

Kus-kus-sum Deconstruction, Phase 1 – Dock Removal

GADD equipment will initiate work to remove the dock and dolphin pilings at Kus-kus-sum (the old Field Sawmill site) on August 15, 2019 under the supervision of Warren Wartig, Registered Professional Biologist and Dock Removal Project Manager for Interfor. For many, including Wartig, this process has been long in the making.
BC Parks Accessibility Day a Success for BC Day Week-end!

BC Parks Accessibility Day a Success for BC Day Week-end!

GADD equipment will initiate work to remove the dock and dolphin pilings at Kus-kus-sum (the old Field Sawmill site) on August 15, 2019 under the supervision of Warren Wartig, Registered Professional Biologist and Dock Removal Project Manager for Interfor. For many, including Wartig, this process has been long in the making.
Habitat for Humanity to Host Youth Build Day on Their Comox Valley Construction Site

Habitat for Humanity to Host Youth Build Day on Their Comox Valley Construction Site

Thanks to the very generous spirit of volunteerism of 19 individuals who from Nanaimo to Campbell River, the Strathcona Wilderness Institute was able to make BC Park’s “Accessibility Day” initiative, a success for the 60, or more, participants who came with family to experience Strathcona Park’s beauty over the BC week-end. Accessibility Day made evident the need  for a second trailrider at the SWI. There is therefore a need to fund-raise about $12K for a second trailrider to support this programme. All donations for this to SWI are welcome!
Volunteers Needed for the Gardens on Anderton

Volunteers Needed for the Gardens on Anderton

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN) and Youth 20/20 Can are partnering to engage young people in local volunteerism. On August 20th, they will host a build day on Habitat’s 1330 Lake Trail Road construction site open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 30.

EDITORIAL


World Indigenous Peoples Day and the Comox Lake Watershed

As we review the state of our own watershed in the Comox Valley, let us listen to the world's indigenous peoples who have the knowledge we, as "Younger Brother", are so disconnected from. In honour of the 2019 World Indigenous Peoples Day, I ask that you watch the documentary, Aluna. We need to "see" our water through their eyes.

Sixth Street Bridge—Bringing People Together

As a back drop/inspiring vision about what building the proposed foot of Sixth Street pedestrian/cycling bridge across the Courtenay River might mean to our community, I was going to describe the immense coming together of community spirit that went into building the 50’x150’ community pavilion that is now the pride and centre of community life in the Village of Pemberton.

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.