Grieving the death of a loved one is never easy, and can be especially difficult during holidays. For some,
the feeling of loss makes family connections during the holidays even more important. Others may feel
the need to find an entirely different approach to holidays, or just feel numb and disengaged. Each
person’s experience is unique, and all are normal grief responses. By merging Blue Christmas with
Celebrate a Life, families can honour loved ones or acknowledge the absence in their lives during this
Comox Valley Emergency Program offering evacuation guideline sessions for Hornby and Denman Island residents
“The guidelines being introduced were developed in collaboration with numerous first response agencies and other stakeholders, some of whom will be taking part in the presentation,” explains Deputy Emergency Program Coordinator, Comox Valley Emergency Program, George Doerksen. “We are encouraging Hornby and Denman Island residents to register for their community session to learn more and ask questions.”
Registration for the free online (Zoom) sessions will be required.
The development of an auxiliary fire hall, centrally located within the Greater Merville area has been identified as a key initiative since 2016. A new fire hall will provide several benefits to the local community including improved life-safety services for residents and may reduce fire insurance premiums for insured residences.
“Residents will be encouraged to wear a mask in our facilities as an extra layer of protection,” explains EOC spokesperson Jesse Ketler. “Every measure we put in place to protect our community helps to minimize COVID-19 transmission. We appreciate everyone’s respect and cooperation as we move into the coming weeks and months.”
We will be engaging community members, Welcoming Communities Coalition and other stakeholders in an interactive discussion on solution-focused ways to respond to discrimination and racism in our communities.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months of age to be licenced every year within Electoral Area A – Baynes Sound (except Hornby and Denman), Electoral Area B – Lazo North and Electoral Area C – Puntledge and Black Creek.
“Annually over 78,000 calls go to 9-1-1 and NI911 ensures quick, effective service delivery,” explains North Island 9-1-1 President John McNabb. “We are a local company that thrives on providing the quickest, most reliable service to our residents. Seconds count and we take that seriously.”
At LUSH Valley Food Action Society, we know how important it is to have leaders and decision-makers, across the region, that will stand up for our local communities, economies and the environment, especially as it relates to healthy food production and access.
On October 8th, LUSH Valley and the Comox Valley Food Policy Council sent all candidates across the region our Food Security Briefing documents. Here are some notes on their respective platforms relating to food security:
Pam’s strong and steady leadership of the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) has made an impact on the Comox Valley. She has led the organization through many changes, from the original location in Cumberland through to where the offices are currently, at the corner of 3rd Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Pam has been instrumental in establishing the CVCDA as an essential service to the children and families of the Comox Valley.