Donation of land rights from Father Charles Brandt ensures 27-acres of natural forest on the banks of the Oyster River are protected in perpetuity
Today, the Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) is pleased to announce the establishment of a conservation covenant over 27-acres of wild land on the banks of the Oyster River. The land is currently home to spiritual leader and conservationist Father Charles Brandt, 95, who asked the CVLT to protect the mature forest and riparian areas for future generations.
The Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) board of directors has elected Martin Crilly as
its chair. Richard Clark will remain as vice chair, Wendy Lewis will be the treasurer and
Joseph Schommer will take over the role of secretary
To explore the “journey” of life, and perhaps give fresh perspective on each individual’s outlook on life, Cumberland-based Weird Church is hosting a Snowshoe Pilgrimage open to the public
The kitchen area currently serves as a multipurpose room used by many community groups. The
space is occupied extensively by the school for its morning breakfast program that provides a
healthy start to the day for a minimum of 10 students and often upwards around 20 children on
any given day. At lunch time, the room is busy again with staff and the Parents Advisory Council
(PAC) prepping a healthy meal for many students in need
Kiley encourages families who are struggling with unaffordable rent, or poor housing conditions,
to attend. The information session opened her eyes to how she and her husband could provide
strength and stability to their family through Habitat’s affordable homeownership program.
Maria Dunn delighted a Glacier Granny at the 2017 Vancouver Island Music Festival with her song, Where Grandmothers Meet: it includes a verse applauding the African grandmothers who are raising their orphaned grandchildren.
The Comox Valley Hospice Society and YANA are pleased to collaborate with the Camp Kerry Society in announcing an information session for Vancouver Island’s first Grief Camp for Youth which will be held this Spring, from March 20th to 23rd near Crofton, BC.
Och! On Saturday, January 25th, in praise of the ever hovering spirit of Robbie Burns, the Contra dance Fiddlejam Funtime Fiddlers will play for the dancing, prancing, bare legged, kilted Scotsmen (full of “haggis” and wee drams of liquid barley), who will be will be hooting it up about the Big Yellow Merville Hall hardwood floor.
By now, any debate as to whether anthropogenic global warming (AGW) or climate change is real or not is over, but our feelings about these issues are far from resolved. We are increasingly anxious! For those experiencing denial, it is the anxiety of our core ideology being under attack. For those experiencing visceral awareness of these issues, it is the anxiety of feeling helpless in the face of a “climate apocalypse” potentially impacting us, but definitely impacting our children and grandchildren.