Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Social Planning and
Research Council (SPARC) of British Columbia has enhanced the school district’s food literacy
program with a new position to help grow opportunities for good nutrition for Valley students.
Solid Waste Service Seeking Input from Residents about New Regional Composting Facility Planned for Campbell River
Planning is underway for a new regional composting facility at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre and residents are invited to provide their input and learn more about the project over the next month.
The WBN is pleased to present two inspirational speakers for a ‘Declutter for a Cause’ workshop in support of the CV Transition Society (CVTS). The event will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23rd at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, 2937 Kilpatrick Avenue, Courtenay. The event is part of a year-long commitment by WBN members to support and raise funds for a different nonprofit each year.
Founded by Genworth Canada in 2007, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $1.5 million dollars
towards helping build decent and affordable housing in communities across Canada. Last year, over 8,000
Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada shared what home means to them and this year, Habitat for
Humanity Canada is hoping for a record-breaking 10,000 submissions. Three grand prize winners, one from
each grade, will receive a $30,000 grant to be directed to the local Habitat build of their choice. Nine runners
up, three from each grade, will win a $10,000 grant towards a local Habitat build. Every student entry earns a
$10 donation towards that student’s local Habitat for Humanity ensuring that communities benefit from each
Members of the public are welcome to attend as we recognize and celebrate the 2020 Community
Enrichment and Professional Development grant recipients and the work that is done by the many
non-profit organizations in our community in support of children and youth, seniors, the
environment, adults with disabilities, and our community’s most vulnerable residents.
2020 dog licences are now available. Licences are valid from January 1 until December 31 each year. Residents who live within the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland must contact their municipal office to obtain their annual dog licence.
Visitors departing Comox Valley Airport can now view an exciting new addition soaring overhead.
A replica World War I aircraft has recently been installed above the departures lounge. The plane
is a 7/8th scale Nieuport 11, built and flown by local aviation enthusiast Captain David Freeman,
prior to the 100th Anniversary of the historic battle of Vimy Ridge.
An alternate approval process (AAP) has given Cumberland Council the ability to adopt a bylaw to borrow up to $4.2 million to construct a new Fire Hall for the Village of Cumberland.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be moving to its new office location starting December 20. On December 30, the new office at 770 Harmston Avenue in Courtenay will officially be open to the public.