The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is taking precautionary measures in support of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Ministry of Health and their efforts to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The CVRD Grand Opening Event scheduled for March 18 will be cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date. Other CVRD events will be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine the requirements of needing to hold or if rescheduling is an option.
The Comox Valley Sports and Aquatics Centres will remain open with programs running as scheduled. Staff have been directed to limit facility attendance to under 250 people based on the Provinces recommendation. Measures are being taken to increase sanitization within both facilities, including the closing to steam, hot tubs and saunas. Circumstances may change quickly so please visit our website or to receive notifications on Sports Centre and Aquatic Centre schedule changes please sign up at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/subscribe
As world news get grimmer by the day, the promise of a bountiful food garden is a solace indeed. If you can find the space this year, why not also plant flowers for cheerful bouquets, from sweet peas with their wonderful scent, to cosmos, daisies and many others. Some, such as calendula and coreopsis are particularly good for feeding pollinators and other beneficial insects. Start annuals from seed indoors right now and plant dahlias and gladiolus any time (they are now coming into local garden centres). Cosmos and calendula, in particular, can be interplanted with the larger vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage.
Collection day in Cumberland will switch from Wednesdays to Mondays effective March 30, 2020. A new collection schedule will be delivered to residential mail boxes next week.
The Comox Valley has changed in many ways. Our local population has significantly grown in size, we’re grateful that our current local government officials continue to bridge old gaps (mind the Puntledge pun), and the need for adapting our housing initiatives is driven home by almost unbelievable stories of professionals sharing basement suites with NIC students while looking for homes. And they are the fortunate ones, as too many Comox Valley residents remain homeless while incredibly engaged and qualified people work full tilt full time to find solutions to our social justice dilemmas. It is our pleasure here at Tidechange.ca to introduce you to Nomina Wellness, the new mental health facility with an inclusive, enganged multi-tiered approach to integrating those on the fringes back into the society they long to be part of.
Becca Tarnas March Lecture & Workshop POSTPONED to October 2020 due to COVID-19 travel advisories.
Now’s the time for the public to weigh in on cost, construction impacts and environmental protection for the future of the Comox Valley Sewer Service, which treats wastewater, or raw sewage, from homes and businesses in Courtenay, Comox and K’ómoks First Nation (KFN).
Today in Ottawa, Aiguo Zhang of Campbell River’s White Hat Drycleaners was one of four businesses nationwide to be recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for innovative efforts to improve the integration of newcomers into the labour market.
“I’ve known Aiguo since my previous work at the Immigrant Welcome Centre so it’s extra special to get to celebrate and recognize his work as Member of Parliament here in Ottawa,” said Blaney. “Settlement supports and integration into the workforce are so important for successful immigration policies. Aiguo has shown that even a small business in a small community can have an important impact.”
The Building Connections for Valley Families project was initiated in the spring of 2019, and was
initially funded as a pilot project by Island Health, with a focus solely on the north Courtenay area.
This special grant will allow the Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative to expand the project to all
neighbourhoods within School District No. 71.