What is Supportive Housing and How Might It Impact Our Community?

What is Supportive Housing and How Might It Impact Our Community?

On May 22nd, 2018 a public hearing was held at the Courtenay Council Chambers to hear from the community about rezoning 988 8th Street to provide supportive housing for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The City of Courtenay will lease city-owned land to BC Housing. The provincial government will fund the construction and operating costs of the project, and The John Howard Society of North Island has been selected to provide onsite staff and oversee day to day operations of the housing.
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Help Shape the Future of Courtenay’s Urban Forest

Help Shape the Future of Courtenay’s Urban Forest

Can you see Courtenay’s forest for the trees? Would you like to? The City of Courtenay is inviting the public to provide input on the vision, goals and future of Courtenay’s urban forest. Attend a public workshop on Monday, June 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, or Tuesday, June 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Native Sons Hall, lower level, at 360 Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. Both workshops will cover the same materials. Pre-registration is not required.
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CVRD invites public to weigh in on sewer planning process

CVRD invites public to weigh in on sewer planning process

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is embarking on a Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) for Courtenay and Comox and the public is invited to share their thoughts and feedback about the future of sewer services in those communities. The LWMP process looks to develop a comprehensive plan for the future of wastewater for Courtenay and Comox including, conveyance (pipes and pump stations) and the treatment plant.
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It’s here! The 4th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour!

It’s here! The 4th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour!

The 4th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour is this weekend in Legendary Cumberland! Hosts are busy dusting, polishing, baking and weeding in anticipation of visitors from across the Comox Valley and beyond! This unique "Cumberland style" tour offers visitors an exclusive glimpse into 19 homes (big and tiny), gardens, studios, urban farms and built spaces ​in the historic Village with pop up concerts,​ plant sales,​ art shows and other surprises along the way!
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Former staff will gather at G.P. Vanier on Oct. 20 for the school’s 50th birthday

Former staff will gather at G.P. Vanier on Oct. 20 for the school’s 50th birthday

A group of retired staff members from G.P. Vanier Secondary is inviting anyone who worked at the school from its opening in 1968 to the present to attend a 50-year reunion party on Oct. 20. All of the nearly 800 teachers, administrators, education assistants, office staff, and custodians who were employed at Vanier over its first 50 years are welcome to attend the school’s golden anniversary.
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Goodwin’s Reach: 100 Years Later

Goodwin’s Reach: 100 Years Later

A group of retired staff members from G.P. Vanier Secondary is inviting anyone who worked at the school from its opening in 1968 to the present to attend a 50-year reunion party on Oct. 20. All of the nearly 800 teachers, administrators, education assistants, office staff, and custodians who were employed at Vanier over its first 50 years are welcome to attend the school’s golden anniversary.
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Live Electric fencing Demo in Cumberland

Live Electric fencing Demo in Cumberland

When Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin arrived in Cumberland in the fall of 1910 to take up work as a mule driver in the No. 5 mine, he could not have imagined the impact of his legacy both in the Village and across the country. Although 100 years has passed since Goodwin was shot and killed by Special Constable Dan Campbell in the woods beyond Comox Lake, sparking Vancouver and Canada’s first general strike, his life and death continues to evoke strong emotions and fiery conversations. Over the years, the Goodwin story has caught the imagination and attention of diverse artists and historians. These voices will be featured in an exhibit Goodwin's Reach, debuting at the Cumberland Museum and Archives during Miners Memorial June 22-24, and running until October 12, 2018.
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Breaking Ground and Building Community

Breaking Ground and Building Community

WildSafeBC Cumberland is excited to announce a visit from our Provincial Coordinator Frank Ritcey. Frank will live demo the installation and electrification of an electric fencing set up. Opportunity for bee keepers, farmers, backyard chicken or livestock owners, anyone who is curious. Time to ask Frank all your wildlife questions. Information booth, and activities for the kids too!
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Open cockpit day at Heritage Air Park – Camp Boomer goes rain or shine

Open cockpit day at Heritage Air Park – Camp Boomer goes rain or shine

Amazing. That's the only word I can use to describe what is happening at Vancouver Island North. For the first time in the our history, we are building in two communities at the same time. Our build teams, lead by Peter Sanderson, Brian Woods and Ryan Hawkins, are truly rising to the challenge with their execution of our two projects. Four foundations have been poured, and we look forward to giving four more families a 'hand up' through affordable homeownership this year.
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