After small Canadian distilleries stepped up for Canadians, Liberals leave them high and dry

After small Canadian distilleries stepped up for Canadians, Liberals leave them high and dry

Shelter Point Distillery in Oyster River, Wayward Distillery in Courtenay and Ampersand Distilling and Stillhead Distillery in the Cowichan Valley are among those across the country that produced tens of thousands of litres of hand sanitizer during the first wave of the pandemic despite having to close their doors to the public and losing their source of income.

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RBC Foundation Donates $20,000 to United Way To Support Local Youth and COVID-19 Emergency Efforts

RBC Foundation Donates $20,000 to United Way To Support Local Youth and COVID-19 Emergency Efforts

Our Central and North Vancouver Island communities have shown incredible resilience over this past year,” said Kelly Bissell, Regional Vice-President, North Island, RBC Royal Bank. “Now, as the needs of our most vulnerable citizens are increasingly urgent, the work of the United Way CNVI is more important than ever. Thank you to the dedicated frontline service providers of the UWCNWI and their partner agencies – the local love you provide our communities is greatly appreciated.”

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Youth ReconciliAction project comes to Lake Trail Middle School

Youth ReconciliAction project comes to Lake Trail Middle School

Reconciliation through Education is an ongoing project in Comox Valley Schools and takes on many
different forms whether in the classroom, throughout a school or across the District, and includes cultural
events, art and literature projects, and lessons embedded in the curriculum such as Humanities or Social
Studies. ReconciliACTION is a term used to describe tangible activities to reconcile with the past and
build respect among one another.

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2020: A Year Of Generosity, Collaboration And Very Big Hearts!

2020: A Year Of Generosity, Collaboration And Very Big Hearts!

As this year draws to a close, we can look back with the confidence that our little organization is having a big impact. LUSH Valley touched the lives of 9,000+ people across the Comox Valley — a new record for us! We worked hard to pivot existing programs for safe delivery and created new programs and initiatives to meet the needs of our community.

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Walking Apart, Working Together: Coldest Night Of The Year Returns To The Valley

Walking Apart, Working Together: Coldest Night Of The Year Returns To The Valley

Comox Valley Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly event designed to raise awareness and funds to support people in our community who are experiencing homelessness and living in poverty. Hosted in partnership by the Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS) and Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society (Dawn to Dawn), the 2021 annual winter walk-a-thon will take place over a ten-day period. The goal is to raise $121,000 in 2021.

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19 Wing Comox: Heritage Air Park Christmas Lights

19 Wing Comox: Heritage Air Park Christmas Lights

“19 Wing Comox created the Comox Air Force Museum’s Heritage Air Park Christmas lights as way to raise the morale of our members and the morale of our Comox Valley community during the holiday season.

Initially, we had hoped to permit the public to walk around the air park, enjoying the lights up close while adhering to provincial restrictions. As those restrictions have now tightened and no public gatherings are permitted, we made a decision to continue with the decoration of our historical aircraft and share the holiday spirit with the community from the road.

We invite the public to come drive by the air park to see the decorated aircraft, and ask that you remain in your vehicles. Please do not to leave your vehicles for the sake of your health, and of public health. We look forward to turning the Heritage Air Park Christmas lights into an annual tradition in the Comox Valley and hope that, next year, the public will be able to come into the air park to enjoy the aircraft up close.”

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