Environment

Kus-kus-sum Protected

Another significant milestone has been reached in efforts to acquire, protect and restore a former industrial sawmill site on the banks of the K’ómoks Estuary.

Crown the Comox Valley’s ‘Tree of The Year’

“Easily overlooked and often undervalued, trees deserve their moment in the spotlight,” says CVN Director Karen Cummins. “This contest is simply a fun and inclusive way for people to identify and highlight individual trees in the Comox Valley that hold significant interest, cultural importance, strong heritage value or natural beauty.”

Crown the Comox Valley’s ‘Tree of The Year’

Crown the Comox Valley’s ‘Tree of The Year’

“Easily overlooked and often undervalued, trees deserve their moment in the spotlight,” says CVN Director Karen Cummins. “This contest is simply a fun and inclusive way for people to identify and highlight individual trees in the Comox Valley that hold significant interest, cultural importance, strong heritage value or natural beauty.”

Change begins with optimism a key message at Valley’s first Youth Climate Conference

Change begins with optimism a key message at Valley’s first Youth Climate Conference

On February 13, Comox Valley became the hub for youth and environmental think tanks
passionate about solutions-based planning on the climate issues facing society today.
The conference, dubbed Empowerment for Impact, was born in response to the growing desire
among youth and educators in the District to offer more education opportunities on the subject of
climate and environmental protection.

The public is invited to learn about CVN activities at the AGM

The public is invited to learn about CVN activities at the AGM

The Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 16, 2020 will highlight brief presentations by the Marine and Shoreline Group and the Birders Group. In addition, Gabriel Bau Baiges (former CVN Secretary) will present an update of the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Capital projects. The presentations will start after introductions at 7:00pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.

When will the Kus-kus-sum Wall Fall?

When will the Kus-kus-sum Wall Fall?

Project Watershed has committed to making the final $1 million payment for the land at the end of June of this year. The organization has been working with all levels of government to encourage the Federal Government to at least match the $1 million the Provincial Government granted the project last year.

Norwegian Salmon Farm Virus Threatens Clayoquot Chinook

Norwegian Salmon Farm Virus Threatens Clayoquot Chinook

Clayoquot Action, a Tofino-based conservation society, has completed a field survey of salmon farms in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, looking for the highly contagious Norwegian piscine orthoreovirus (PRV). The Atlantic Veterinary College confirmed that samples collected by Clayoquot Action from all but one of the fifteen salmon farms surveyed was found to be infected with the Atlantic PRV-1a variant.

EXCITING UPDATE FROM THE CCFS

EXCITING UPDATE FROM THE CCFS

It is a very exciting time for the community that has supported the work of the CCFS for the past 20 years. “When the CCFS completed the purchase of Space Nugget in June of 2016, our board immediately headed into Project Perseverance, an ambitious undertaking to protect the entire Perseverance Creek corridor from Allen Lake to Comox Lake Road.” says Meaghan Cursons, Executive Director of the Cumberland Community Forest Society.

Exclusive Art Event Supports Kus-kus-sum

Exclusive Art Event Supports Kus-kus-sum

Renowned Canadian artists Ken Kirkby and Nana Cook are supporting Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum initiative with a unique art event in Courtenay. “Paintings, By the Numbers” will be at the Native Sons’ Hall on May 2, 2020. Only fifty $500 tickets will be sold, and all ticket holders will take home a painting, worth between $1,500 and $4,000, based on a raffle system devised by Ken Kirkby himself. When talking about the event Kirkby was heard saying “This event is not just a good deal, it’s a steal!”

Registration Open for the Young Women’s Ocean Literacy Camp

Registration Open for the Young Women’s Ocean Literacy Camp

Are you a young woman enrolled in a secondary school in British Columbia between the age of 15 and 18 and are passionate about protecting our oceans? In partnership with Ocean Wise, the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre and Navigate NIDES, Comox Valley Schools is excited to announce the 3rd annual Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp will take place 12 to 16 July 2020. Participants will embark on a learning journey in leadership and put their new-found skills into action with an ocean conservation project

CVN invites the public to learn about protecting a Marine Ecosystem

CVN invites the public to learn about protecting a Marine Ecosystem

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture by Dorrie Woodward and Barbara Mills from the Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS). They will present ADIMS many efforts to advocate for, and protect the vital marine ecosystem surrounding Denman Island. The lecture entitled “Advocating for the Baynes Sound marine ecosystem one step at a time” is on Sunday January 19, 2020 and will start after introductions at 7:00pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.

Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada, Announces the Appointment of Chris Ballard as the new CEO

Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada, Announces the Appointment of Chris Ballard as the new CEO

“The opportunities Passive House Canada offers to make a difference at this pivotal time are tremendous – and create a responsibility to get it right. I am excited by the prospect of working with such an amazing team in collaboration with industry, government and consumers.” said Chris.

“I also want to acknowledge Rob and his extraordinary tenure with PHC. He has made an immense contribution during the past four years and has been central to the organization’s success. I am delighted that Rob will continue to advise and support PHC on key projects.”