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UBCM awards $1 million grant towards Strengthening Community Services project in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with the City of Courtenay and the Coalition to End Homelessness has been awarded over one million dollars in grant funding towards projects dedicated to providing urgent and temporary support to unsheltered homeless populations and addressing related community impacts in the region. The funding is being administered by Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) on behalf of the Province and the Government of Canada’s Safe Restart program.

Comox Valley Conversations

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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.

Fall Show at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Fall Show at Pearl Ellis Gallery

COVID protocols are in place. Signage for direction and spacing is installed and hand sanitizer is available at the door. Gallery capacity is limited.

More winter crop to sow

More winter crop to sow

Final thinning of carrots, beets and other vegetables seeded in July should be done now, as well as removing any plants that are finished, are surplus or are not being used in the rest of the garden. This can free up space to sow the fall crops mentioned above or reduce the area of garden that requires watering.

New Playground Opens in Fanny Bay

New Playground Opens in Fanny Bay

“In the rural areas of the Comox Valley, recreation amenities like this one ensure that residents can spend quality time with friends, neighbours, and family without having to travel a great distance.”

Editorial

Community Partners for Marine Conservation

Community Partners for Marine Conservation

Communities are everything. They are at the heart of the work that we do every day, as we focus on being a better and stronger partner for healthy coastal communities, like yours. Interestingly, socially-minded businesses are taking note of our approach, sharing our values with their customers and, as a result, the importance of action on marine conservation is being amplified.

Our Campaign Fell Short, But…

Our Campaign Fell Short, But…

Our spring campaign asking you to support local news that connects communities came to an end over three weeks ago. We’ve been conspicuously quiet since as we dug through the data grappling with what the results mean for our next steps.

The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

Why have a conversation about dying? Because it is the most important conversation that you and I will have in our lifetime. The content of our conversation literally defines the life that we have lived up to this present moment and that is worth talking about.

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