The Comox Valley Regional District Taking Precautionary Measures In Light of 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

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Linda’s List for March

Linda’s List for March

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.

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Nōmina Wellness is breaking the Mental Health Mold with Engagement and Expertise

Nōmina Wellness is breaking the Mental Health Mold with Engagement and Expertise

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.

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MP Blaney celebrates national recognition for local business

MP Blaney celebrates national recognition for local business

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.”

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CVCF Funds Expansion of Early Years Building Connections Project

CVCF Funds Expansion of Early Years Building Connections Project

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.

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