Share in some free swimming and skating fun this Family Day

Share in some free swimming and skating fun this Family Day

Share in some active fun this Family Day, Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) Sports and Aquatic Centres, thanks to the continued support of Comox Valley McDonald’s restaurants.

Enjoy a free skate from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the CVRD’s Sports Centre, 3001 Vanier Drive in Courtenay. It’s recommended to come early as free skate rentals are limited.

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CVRD purchases land for new Water Treatment Plant

CVRD purchases land for new Water Treatment Plant

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has purchased a 15.7-hectare piece of land for the construction of a new water treatment plant.

“Acquiring the land for the new Water Treatment Plant is an important milestone for the overall water treatment project,” said Director Bob Wells, Chair of the CVRD Water Committee. “It brings us one step closer to having a modern water treatment system that meets current health standards and ensures safe, high quality drinking water.”

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CVRD launches Alternative Approval Process for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

CVRD launches Alternative Approval Process for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

An Alternative Approval Process (AAP) is underway to determine public support for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project.

Construction of the new water treatment system is estimated at $110 million. Under the proposed strategy, the project will be funded through a combination of at least $55 million from grant funding, $26 million from reserve funds and up to $29 million through long term borrowing.

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Stone Soup and Groundhog weather forecast

Stone Soup and Groundhog weather forecast

Many cultures celebrate a special day at this time of year- when the light returns and we are half way between the dark winter and burgeoning spring solstices.

We begin to hope and see the end of winter. Imbolc is the name in the old Celtic calendar, celebrating the fertility goddess Brigid. This came down as St Brigid’s day in Ireland – a celebration that includes good comfort foods, including to long-storage potatoes, cabbage or kale. Its also a time to check the signs for weather – hence Groundhog day ( badger in Ireland) when we see if cloudy weather winter will soon be over. And we can start the new garden process.

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Cumberland Heritage Day in Cumberland

Cumberland Heritage Day in Cumberland

Celebrate our regions history and heritage at the 16th annual Cumberland Heritage Faire! Explore a wide range of displays featuring local histories, genealogy, traditional craft making, antique tools, demonstrations, and so much more. Enjoy musical entertainment for the entire family from local favourites including the Old Time Fiddlers, Time for Uke, and the Barbershop Quartet. Stop by the concession for a homemade lunch. The Faire takes place 10am – 4pm in the Cumberland OAP Hall and Cultural Centre at 1st Street and Dunsmuir Avenue. Admission is by donation. Search ‘Cumberland Heritage Faire 2018’ on Facebook for further information.

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New Rotary Club starting in Comox Valley – Monday, 29 Jan, 7pm @ Old House

New Rotary Club starting in Comox Valley – Monday, 29 Jan, 7pm @ Old House

There will be a new Rotary club starting in the Comox Valley. At 7pm on Monday, January 29, at the Old House Hotel and Spa, the group will meet to officially charter the club and affirm the inaugural leadership team.

Rotary is an international organization with over 1.2 million members and 35,000 clubs around the world. The goal of Rotary is to bring together people to exchange ideas, form friendships and connections while taking action to make positive contributions to their communities.

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Camp Boomer 2018: now recruiting!

Camp Boomer 2018: now recruiting!

After a successful decade, the epic Boomer’s Legacy BC Bike Ride from 19 Wing Comox to Victoria has been replaced by an exciting single day event!

Introducing Camp Boomer! The new format will enable everyone to participate in this worthwhile charity under the Canadian Forces Support Our Troops program.

Camp Boomer will take place on Saturday, June16 June at Glacier Gardens Arena at 19 Wing Comox. Based on a military theme, participants will have six hours to walk, run or cycle two mapped routes. Entry into the event will entail a registration fee to cover expenses, as well as a minimum pledge amount.

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