Habitat For Humanity Celebrates New Homeowners With ‘Virtual Key Ceremony.

Habitat For Humanity Celebrates New Homeowners With ‘Virtual Key Ceremony.

Adam and Kiley Panziera and Marisa Anthony were disappointed, but understanding, when their March 27th key ceremony was cancelled due to Covid-19. The two families had partnered with Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN) to become homeowners, and they were looking forward to the celebration that brings the community together to mark the hard work and contribution of families, volunteers and donors.

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LUSH Valley Fills An Important Community Need

LUSH Valley Fills An Important Community Need

Over the past month, LUSH Valley and the Comox Valley Food Policy Council have been working with our community partners on our Emergency Food Share programs. I extend sincere thanks to our staff, board and volunteers for their roles in the successful launch of our Hot Meal and Good Food Box hamper programs. Everyone has been working extremely hard and their dedication, resilience and hard work are greatly appreciated.

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Regional EOC Provides Update on Education and Enforcement of Physical Distancing

Local bylaw officers are actively patrolling local parks and trails and may be completing spot checks at community hot spots in the evenings and weekends, providing education to residents, and responding to complaints over violations to provincial orders in effect.

Bylaw officers are not empowered to ticket or detain people over public health orders, any enforcement will be conducted by the Province. Bylaw officers will report any mass gatherings larger than 50 people to the Ministry for follow-up.

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Cumberland Breaks Ground on New Fire Hall

Cumberland Breaks Ground on New Fire Hall

Cumberland, BC – This week Cumberland is celebrating the start of construction of the community’s new fire hall on Cumberland Road. While the COVID-19 pandemic presents some challenges for the project, the Village is working closely with its partner contractors with the priority being the health and safety of all workers as the project proceeds.

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LUSH Valley Collaborating With Partners To Help Vulnerable People

LUSH Valley Collaborating With Partners To Help Vulnerable People

In the last two and a half weeks LUSH Valley Food Action Society (LUSH Valley) and the Comox Valley Food Policy Council (FPC) have been working on an emergency food accessibility response to the pandemic. When food hoarding and panic buying was resulting in food shortages for the most vulnerable in our community, they mobilized to find donations of food to deliver to the Comox Valley Food Bank, Comox Valley Family Services, tenants at the Washington Inn and other Social Service agencies in need. Last week, during the temporary closure of our local Food Bank, they raised funds to purchase $5,000 in grocery gift cards to distribute to people in need.

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Comox Valley Airport Update

Comox Valley Airport Update

The Comox Valley Airport is adapting to the rapid changes brought about by the COVID 19
pandemic and will remain open for necessary passenger travel, medical transport flights, or to
facilitate cargo or humanitarian efforts.

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Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Vancouver Island seniors will be able to receive the support they need during the COVID-19 crisis through a new province-wide initiative, Safe Seniors, Strong Communities. Seniors can request volunteer help with grocery shopping, meal prep and prescription pick-up or receive friendly check-in call by simply dialing 2-1-1 or filling in an online form at www.bc211.ca.

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