Food Security Matters. Make Your Vote Matter Too

Food Security Matters. Make Your Vote Matter Too

At LUSH Valley Food Action Society, we know how important it is to have leaders and decision-makers, across the region, that will stand up for our local communities, economies and the environment, especially as it relates to healthy food production and access.

On October 8th, LUSH Valley and the Comox Valley Food Policy Council sent all candidates across the region our Food Security Briefing documents. Here are some notes on their respective platforms relating to food security:

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Pam Crowe Retires From The Cvcda Board After 35 Years Of Service

Pam Crowe Retires From The Cvcda Board After 35 Years Of Service

Pam’s strong and steady leadership of the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) has made an impact on the Comox Valley. She has led the organization through many changes, from the original location in Cumberland through to where the offices are currently, at the corner of 3rd Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Pam has been instrumental in establishing the CVCDA as an essential service to the children and families of the Comox Valley.

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Get Your Permit First This Halloween

Get Your Permit First This Halloween

In the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) permits are required prior to setting off fireworks for properties within Electoral Areas A, B or C and are only allowed to be set off on property you own or with the owner’s permission. The sale of fireworks in the CVRD will occur from October 24 until November 1, and must be from a commercially zoned retailer operating under the current fire regulations within the region. If you live within the Town of Comox, City of Courtenay or Village of Cumberland please contact your municipality for fireworks regulations and permit requirements.

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Telethon Time

Telethon Time

For the first time ever, we are going virtual with our annual Telethon. The event will still be a FREE event for the whole family to view in real-time from home or where ever you are, live on Shaw Spotlight TV or Streaming.

Get involved by making a donation, bidding on our online auction, buying a 50/50 ticket (online starting Oct. 19) and watching from home on Nov. 1st.

Enjoy all of the live performances, prizes and guest appearances you’ve come to know through the years and also be part of the wonderful fundraising spirit of the Comox Valley.

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Maintenance Work on At-Risk Sewer Pipe at Balmoral Beach Starts Next Week

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be conducting preventative maintenance work on two sections of a sewer pipe that run along Balmoral Beach below the Willemar Bluffs. The pipe moves raw sewage from homes and businesses in Courtenay, Comox and K’ómoks First Nation to the treatment plant on Brent Road. It is located on an exposed section of beach that is vulnerable to damage by waves, rocks and logs and poses an environmental risk to our local beaches and ocean.

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Comox Valley Community Foundation To Participate In Second Round Of Emergency Community Support Fund

Comox Valley Community Foundation To Participate In Second Round Of Emergency Community Support Fund

“As infection rates start to rise again in communities across the country, ongoing support is
vital in the fight against COVID-19,” says Matt Beckett, CVCF President. “Local charities and
non-profit organizations are pillars in this community. For over six months, they have been
working tirelessly to support those who need it most but the reality is, they’re struggling
with increased demand at the same time as revenues have decreased. We’re thrilled to be
able to flow additional emergency funding their way through the ECSF but we also see the
need for stabilization support for the sector, so they can continue their good work in our
community over the long haul.”

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United Way Opens Application Process to Further Support Communities During the Pandemic

United Way Opens Application Process to Further Support Communities During the Pandemic

“As a result of our research and working in our communities, we know that mental health and the ability to cope during this pandemic is a huge concern. Meanwhile the numbers of people facing homelessness continues to increase as people lose their jobs and their savings dry up,” said Signy Madden, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver, Executive Director.

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, our local community-based charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to provide emergency support of all kinds—in particular, to individuals and communities experiencing continued or heightened vulnerability,” Madden added. “Demand for their services have increased dramatically. We are proud to work in partnership with the federal government and help organizations carry out their vital work in the coming months to ensure no one is left behind.”

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