Letters to the Editor

The Disappearance of Privacy

The next time you are asked for information such as zip codes, birth dates and email addresses, take a moment to reflect on what that question truly means in the 21st century.

BUS STORY

I gave up owning a car the moment I retired. Why not! There was a bus stop right outside the front gate, and another just across the road. For seven years all I had to do was to battle the regional district to deal with the water-logged gullies and the erosion of the grass between the pull-off and the ditch between our fence and the actual stop.

Roxanne’s Story

When I was living in Victoria I had acquaintances who regularly drove to Fanny Bay to dine at the Fanny Bay Inn or ‘FBI’ – that’s what the locals call their pub. Little did I know that soon I would be hanging out in this cozy place, too, because Life had moved me to Fanny Bay.

From Cambell River to Comox Valley and Beyond

An avid hiker, Catherine has linked her passion for exploring the outdoors with her innate talent for tourism promotion and marketing. Meet Catherine Temple, the woman behind the hiking trail map series, which has now added the Comox Valley in its new Go Hiking Vancouver Island rebranding for May 2019.

The Disappearance of Privacy

The Disappearance of Privacy

The next time you are asked for information such as zip codes, birth dates and email addresses, take a moment to reflect on what that question truly means in the 21st century.

BUS STORY

BUS STORY

I gave up owning a car the moment I retired. Why not! There was a bus stop right outside the front gate, and another just across the road. For seven years all I had to do was to battle the regional district to deal with the water-logged gullies and the erosion of the grass between the pull-off and the ditch between our fence and the actual stop.

Roxanne’s Story

Roxanne’s Story

When I was living in Victoria I had acquaintances who regularly drove to Fanny Bay to dine at the Fanny Bay Inn or ‘FBI’ – that’s what the locals call their pub. Little did I know that soon I would be hanging out in this cozy place, too, because Life had moved me to Fanny Bay.

The video going around about Stotan Falls

The video going around about Stotan Falls

Re that video going around about Stotan falls, it shows one side…fine but is always posted in such a way that one can not make comments. This is not unlike 3L who always have presented their side but never mention the trade off that would be involved should they get permission, amend our zoning and “donate” that “Park”. I’ve heard them say they will give the Park as a “gift” that is incorrect because a gift does not have strings attached.

Letter from Catherine Hedrich, our new Chief Editor

Letter from Catherine Hedrich, our new Chief Editor

My name is Catherine Hedrich and I would like to personally invite you to assist me in my new functions as Editor in Chief of Tide Change. Your valued input as subscriber and supporter of our mission to act as an effective community voice and information digital platform is of great importance to me in my new functions

Introducing Our New Chief Editor!

Introducing Our New Chief Editor!

We are so excited to have Catherine Hedrich lead the editorial direction of Tide Change and build upon its community foundation of collaborative support. As a new resident of the Comox Valley, her outsider’s perspective will undoubtedly bring fresh and useful insights, while setting the stage for the development of a sustainable and interactive communication platform for our community enterprise, beginning with her new column, Community Conversations.

The Trickle-Up Effect

The Trickle-Up Effect

As a child of the sixties, I remember the significant role regular people played, who mobilized at the grassroots, in changing the course of history. Think Canadian efforts in the Peace Movement, the Women’s Movement, and the Environmental Movement.

Some big names and well-known faces are associated with each movement, but, we now think of as movements would have been nothing but blips on the historical screen without the discontent, the righteous indignation and the lay-their-freedom-on-the-line action of the nameless and faceless many.

Taxpayers Alliance

Taxpayers Alliance

I have noticed a number of Adds in the local Comox Valley Record regarding the city of Courtenay spending.

I too am very concerned about affordability of housing. We are seeing the tip of the iceberg with tent cities.Unfortunately, drug use masks the real problem of affordable housing which is going to land on our Grand Children .Gone are the days when an average income earner can purchase a single family home, but how will low income earners afford an apartment or basement suite with ever increasing costs?

Restoring Kus-kus-sum is restoring our richness

Restoring Kus-kus-sum is restoring our richness

In days gone by, say 50 years ago, no one gave much thought to how we interacted with the natural world. The environment, the complex as we think of it today, simply didn’t exist. It’s was just something we passed through or the platform that delivered the sauce of life but not life itself.

Tribute for Bob Hager

Tribute for Bob Hager

We miss Bob Hager attendances at our monthly meetings of the Tsolum River Restoration Society. When he and Judy, his life companion, were not travelling elsewhere in the world, he would always fly over from Vancouver to be present at our meetings, to give us encouragement and sage advice and extend his generosity. During the last several months, when he knew was dying, he still made the flights, but accompanied either by his daughter, Shelly, or one of his former business colleagues.

Bring them home.

Bring them home.

We need to bring Mark, and Tish, home. SOON. Help Kera find leads on a level-entry, ground level apartment, with a good sized bathroom, friendly neighbours, easy-clean floors, in-suite laundry, and preferably all utilities included (including internet)…. for somewhere in the region of $900/m (max shelter allowance on disability that we can ascertain at this point). Could be anywhere between Black Creek and Nanaimo or on the Sunshine Coast, maybe lower mainland (tho we realize that’s highly improbable).

Sechelt residents head for Council on June 20th

Sechelt residents head for Council on June 20th

Residents of Sechelt will be going as a delegation to council on June 20th (7pm) to ask council to send a Climate Accountability Letter to the 20 Carbon Majors, the 20 companies responsible for a third of global and historic fossil fuel production.