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Summer Connections

Summer Connections

We are grateful beyond words for our partnership with Courtenay Elementary Community School Society. They have welcomed us to their school garden, supported the successful running of Summer Sprouters, and helped build a renewed garden space for everyone to enjoy for years to come.

CVCF Announces New Executive and Board members

“I joined CVCF to give back to this community that has been so good to our family. During my
time with CVCF, I have gained a new perspective and appreciation for the amazing work that so
many not-for-profit organizations do in this community,”

Fire and Smoking Ban in Effect for the Comox Valley

“With the increased heat wave we need to pay careful attention to our actions as the ground is tinder dry,” explains Bruce Green, Oyster River Fire Chief. “All fires including campfires and beach fires are now banned in the region.

Queer Youth Community Conversation

The Comox Valley Community Health Network is committed to addressing
homophobia, transphobia, stigma, exclusion, and discrimination in our community.

The Comox Valley Airport Welcomes WestJet Link

The Comox Valley Airport Welcomes WestJet Link

YQQ has seen an upswing in passengers since the regional travel restrictions lifted on June 16
th
. “We have the
capacity to bring families together again this summer, but need the domestic travel restrictions to be lifted to
allow those planes to be filled”,

Linda’s List for June : Heat Alert

Linda’s List for June : Heat Alert

For newly sown beds, cover these with burlap, opaque white plastic, old beach towels or bedsheets to prevent the soil from getting hot enough to kill germinating seeds. If you have some of those plastic lattice-work seedling trays, cover small seedlings with these, turned upside down.

Blind Tiger Comedy Inviting People From Communities That Are Underrepresented In Comedy To Try Classes

Blind Tiger Comedy Inviting People From Communities That Are Underrepresented In Comedy To Try Classes

This is the most recent in a string of efforts and initiatives by the Directors of Blind Tiger to break down barriers to access and create space for traditionally sidelined or marginalized people in comedy. At a time where most could sorely use humour in their lives, this exciting creative outlet is being offered online through the Blind Tiger Comedy Digital School and also (for the first time in over a year) In Person at their new safety-first Fresh Air space at the NextDoor Gallery in Vancouver.

Editorial

God is in Everything: My Reflections on a Conversation with Father Charles Brandt

God is in Everything: My Reflections on a Conversation with Father Charles Brandt

There are many ways to live one’s life. One of the less traveled, but more transformative paths, is that of contemplation. Last week, I met a unique and interesting man, who embodies this life choice, Father Charles Brandt. As I write these words, it is also the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s passing, which took place on December 10th, 1968. Merton was not only a prolific author and influential thinker; his journey was this era’s modern version of the contemplative lifestyle.

Gift Twice at Local Shops

Gift Twice at Local Shops

There is something very special about the stores, shops and boutiques around the 4th, 5th and 6th Street of downtown Courtenay, as well as the ones on and around the main streets of Comox and Cumberland. Now is the season when we must all make our last-minute shopping choices. For many, the budgets may be a deciding factor. This year, I would like you to revisit this mindset and open your wallet and your heart to the unique qualities of the local shop owners and their staff.

Site C Dam Not a Done Deal

Site C Dam Not a Done Deal

“There can be no lasting reconciliation while Indigenous peoples’ rights are being trampled on, diminished and frozen in the past. There can be no trust in your government while the words you say to the public ring false in the court rooms.” Grand Chief Stewart Philip. Eleven years ago, UNDRIP (The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) was endorsed by many states, including Canada. Governments have a responsibility to respect, protect and fulfill these rights.

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