Welcoming Communities Coalition

Welcoming Communities Coalition

On February 24th, 2021 we held our first ever virtual Collaboratory event, bringing our North Island communities together around the theme Beyond Inclusion: Focusing on Equity/Equality and Leveling the Playing Field for Everyone to Thrive. Dr. Moussa Magassa, UVic human rights educator, provided expertise and resources on anti-racism. We also heard from two newcomers who shared their immigration stories, highlighting their struggles and sharing the ways that our communities supported them. There was also a brainstorming session where we had ideas around levelling the playing field in our own areas of influence and in our communities. Some of those ideas will inform our priorities in the coming year and beyond.

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CVRD Beach Fire Program Cancelled for 2021 Season

CVRD Beach Fire Program Cancelled for 2021 Season

“At this time more than ever we need to follow the Public Health recommendations in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in our community,” explains CVRD Parks Manager, Mark Harrison. “Fire rings bring people together and this is not the time to be promoting this activity. We realize that many residents enjoy the beach fire program and we look forward to offering it again in the future when it is safer to do so.”

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Non-Stop Comox to Toronto Service Commencing June 26th

Non-Stop Comox to Toronto Service Commencing June 26th

Today’s announcement follows WestJet’s planned resumption of service to the
Atlantic provinces. With the addition of the new city pairings, we are cautiously
optimistic that our tourism sector, and broader economy, will be able to benefit
from this new capacity as soon as domestic travel restrictions are lifted.

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Valley School Resurrects Cinderella/Prince Charming Project

Valley School Resurrects Cinderella/Prince Charming Project

A team of students and staff at G.P. Vanier Secondary School have
picked up the torch to continue an important donation project to outfit graduates in style.
Known as the Cinderella/Prince Charming Project, the former community-run program is
designed to ensure every graduating student in the District has access to special attire to make
their graduation ceremony stylish, memorable and affordable.

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Comox Valley Emergency Program’s New Radio Repeater Already Saving Lives

Comox Valley Emergency Program’s New Radio Repeater Already Saving Lives

“Radio repeaters located at high points such as mountain tops and high buildings allow radio communications that might otherwise be blocked by terrain, buildings or other obstructions, to travel over long distances” explains Howie Siemens, Comox Valley Emergency Program Coordinator. “Emergency personnel rely on these radio frequencies to save lives every day.”

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