The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has been onsite at the float plane crash investigating potential fuel spillage into Comox Lake near the Cumberland Lake Park.
“There is no evidence based on close visual inspections by the fire department, RCMP and CVRD water operators of leaking fuel or oil from the plane and we are confident there are no issues with drinking water,” explains Marc Rutten, General Manager of Engineering Services. “Public safety is of utmost importance as Comox Lake provides drinking water to over 45,000 residents within the region.”read more
A group of concerned citizens of the Comox Valley believes that long-term care and access to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) should not be controlled by a faith based institution. In keeping with this conviction, these citizens have come together to form the Equal...read more
On July 22nd and 23rd, the fifth annual Cycle of Life Tour presented by Think Communications will take 80 riders across the Saanich Inlet, Cowichan Valley and Salt Spring Island, in support of eight hospices on Vancouver Island including Comox Valley Hospice Society. Many Cycle of Life riders return year after year for the nearly 200km ride to raise funds and awareness for quality hospice palliative care across Vancouver Island.read more
Maureen Terrey of EarthAnimals works with Sandy using the healing power of touch, which she will teach in her Energy Basics Workshop for Dogs on July 26. She wants you to know that enhancing health and wellness is within your grasp. In her classes she teaches you how to work within the electromagnetic fields surrounding the body to cultivate overall wellness for your animals.read more
Community Health Networks bring together people from a wide variety of sectors to promote health and well being in their communities. A number of people from non-profits, organizations, service groups and interested citizens have come together to explore the idea of a Community Health Network in our community and we are reaching out to others in the community to gauge interest in doing this. The Comox Valley is the only Regional District on Vancouver Island that does not have a CHN.read more
Due to the generous support of United Way’s donors on Vancouver Island and throughout the province of British Columbia, starting today bc211.ca is now available to help British Columbians across the province access support in their local community.read more
National Blood Donor Week is typically a time to celebrate donors across the country. This year, however, Canadian Blood Services is focused on a critical need for blood donations and is urging Canadians to make an appointment right away to donate before July 1.
“Patients across the country need more donors to step forward for life-giving blood donations,” says Mark Donnison, vice president, donor relations. “We recently called on Canadians to fill more than 150,000 donation appointments by Canada’s 150th birthday to ensure that there is enough blood to meet patient needs throughout the summer. As of today, we’re not on track to meet that target, so we are pleading with Canadians to book an appointment to donate and replenish supplies before July 1.”
While teaching journalism and information technology for several years in a networked computer environment with Internet and email access at every workstation, I learned a lot about how to use powerful, but potentially distracting, electronic devices to increase students’ learning and productivity. Please note, though, that I last taught a high school class in 2000 and since then digital technology, and the opportunities and dangers it presents, have evolved greatly.read more
“What Matters to You?” Day started in Norway in 2014, with the simple goal of encouraging meaningful conversations between patients, caregivers, and families, and their health care providers. BC liked the idea so much that they wanted to do it here, too and have designated June 6th as What Matters To You? Day to encourage participation by British Columbians.read more