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.
“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,”
Anytime when you shop at the local Cobs Bread, you can mention the CVCDA and they will donate 5% of your purchase back to us. Just mention our name when paying.
“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.
The Comox Valley Community Health Network is committed to addressing
homophobia, transphobia, stigma, exclusion, and discrimination in our community.
YQQ has seen an upswing in passengers since the regional travel restrictions lifted on June 16
. “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”,
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
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.
The Concours d’art oratoire is Canada’s largest annual French public-speaking competition. open
to students in every province and territory in a wide range of age/grade categories and French
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.
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.
Isn’t It ironic that the name of the ship in the article is “Energy Progress” and that the deadline is on a Sunday? Do the proponents really think that the residents of Vancouver Island are going to let this go by under their noses?
“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.