Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections had spent the past 4 years building and nourishing the Community Garden that covers the front lawn of Lake Trail Middle school in the heart of Courtenay. This summer, programs for all ages will bring the garden to life and share...read more
The winter snowpack in Paradise Meadows has gone and flowers are blooming in the subalpine. Strathcona Wilderness Institute is happy to announce that it will be opening the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows on June 30th for the summer season, with normal operating hours of 9am-4pm.read more
I still feel like we are caught somewhere in endless spring, but believe it or not, some important planting windows for winter harvests are upon us.
Winter broccoli and winter cauliflower: Sow seeds from now until the end of June, either directly in the garden or in seed flats or pots. Given the rampaging slugs, pillbugs, birds and root rot diseases still plaguing us during all this wet weather, I have opted to sow mine in seedling trays and will keep them in the kitchen until they germinate (no need for bottom heat at this point).read more
The Big Yellow Merville hall is gearing up for the first Wine & Cheese, Chocolate & Beer festival on Sunday, July 2nd, in celebration of 150 years of the Canadian confederation. Vendors are being lined up and the hall will be welcoming visitors to sit in...read more
Due to the generous support of United Way’s donors on Vancouver Island and throughout the province of British Columbia, starting today bc211.ca is now available to help British Columbians across the province access support in their local community.read more
A creative partnership is being credited for 34 affordable homes soon to be built in Courtenay. The development permit for 810 Braidwood was approved by Courtenay City Council on Monday June 12, 2017. “Affordable housing is in demand and it’s not an easy process. We’ve found innovative ways to create partnerships and that’s why we’re moving forward today,” said Kevin Albers, M’akola Housing Society CEO. “We are one step closer to building this housing that is urgently needed.”read more
Comox Valley Arts – in collaboration with Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association – are bringing back night time fun to downtown Courtenay!
From July 7 thru September 1, every Friday night on Duncan Avenue you’ll find a new and eclectic mix of street sellers, buskers, free seminars and other fun surprises!
Registration is now open for vendors of all sorts! Arts & crafts, artisan foods, local independent resellers, fair trade imports… pretty much anything that’s legal to sell! We welcome non-local vendors too! Our goal is to offer an eclectic and surprising experience to visitors and locals alike, with shopping, food, learning and fun all rolled into one!
National Blood Donor Week is typically a time to celebrate donors across the country. This year, however, Canadian Blood Services is focused on a critical need for blood donations and is urging Canadians to make an appointment right away to donate before July 1.
“Patients across the country need more donors to step forward for life-giving blood donations,” says Mark Donnison, vice president, donor relations. “We recently called on Canadians to fill more than 150,000 donation appointments by Canada’s 150th birthday to ensure that there is enough blood to meet patient needs throughout the summer. As of today, we’re not on track to meet that target, so we are pleading with Canadians to book an appointment to donate and replenish supplies before July 1.”
Exciting changes are underway at the Cumberland Museum and Archives. The museum received a British Columbia / Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada grant. In partnership with the Village of Cumberland, the Everyone Welcome Project will bring much needed building upgrades and accessibility improvements.read more