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A jovial, yet determined, crowd of student strikers and adult supporters over 250 strong marched through downtown Courtenay Friday, to demand action on climate change. The protest started with a rally at Courtenay City Hall.
Andrew Nikiforuk, one of the leading environmental thinkers/columnists in Canada who often speaks to environmental themes in the Comox Valley has recently posted an article on The Tyee titled, Against ‘Sustainability’ and Other Plastic Words, in which he argues that “The word sustainability, were it up to me, would be extinct, wiped out, kaput.”
After elected officials have added more than 60 amendments to a 14-year-old bylaw, it’s time to update the bylaw.
Xavier. This instant. Papa, you’re home early.Your principal called, Xavier, pulled me out of question period and just when I was finally wiping that little smirk off Scheer’s face that he’s been wearing for the last two months.
In the next several weeks various community groups will be approaching local elected leaders in the Comox Valley asking them to declare a Climate Change Emergency.
A fifteen-year-old girl was beaten unconscious by a group of four other teenagers, while walking to school Tuesday morning, April 23rd.
Every evening when I finish working on these chronicles I have a glass of wine and turn on the news, mostly the American news. It gives me a picture of a battle between two cultures: the Perfect World Culture and the emerging Climate Change Culture. Let’s take a look.
The 2019 Federal budget that came down March 19 is reflective of the Prime Minister, looks good on the outside but is mushy on the inside. There are improvements that have garnered some applause but considering what is needed on issues like climate change, affordable housing and universal childcare it falls way short of the mark.
Money is an energy that very few of us understand and, with retrospect, most of us fear. We fear the lack of “it”. I am happy to say that many more people in this next generation are waking up and empowering themselves simply by getting “clear” about the fact that money is a tool, not a destination.
Representatives of 53 municipalities on Vancouver Island and the British Columbia coast have endorsed a Comox Valley initiative for the province to stop issuing licenses for the bottling and commercial sale of groundwater.