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Beyond the ALR

Beyond the ALR

You are warmly invited to join in CV Conversations which will be more—conversational; represent a diversity of perspectives on topics of interest to Comox Valley residents. We don’t know how this will turn out—It’s and experiment! We’re going to make up the rules as we go and we thoroughly hope that others will want to join the conversations and contribute new ideas as to how the conversations can evolve.

If you are interested in being part of CV Conversations for one issue or for all posts or have some thoughts on how this conversational blog could be even more relevant/interesting send me a note at nreynolds at shaw.ca. We, the founding members of CV Conversations, see this as a natural progression for a participator centred local community website.

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

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

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.

Cumberland Trails EXTREME WILDFIRE DANGER

Cumberland Trails EXTREME WILDFIRE DANGER

At issue is the forecasted hot and dry weather conditions over the August long weekend and beyond, with no significant precipitation in the forecast. With wildfire danger ratings at local stations already at Extreme, all users of the Cumberland trails are asked to be extra cautious and vigilant while recreating in the trail system.

Comox Valley Airport Awarded Funds

Comox Valley Airport Awarded Funds

As capacity and
passenger volumes recover there is an immediate need to enhance our operation to provide faster screening, and
additional space for physical distancing. The funding will allow us to enlarge the pre-board security area, and departure
lounge in preparation of the return of passenger volumes.” said Airport CEO, Mike Atkins.

Toward a Climate Change Culture

Toward a Climate Change Culture

Our job is to read the simplified versions that appear in magazines, newspapers and social media. We then have to learn how to translate the information into action. It is a trial and error learning process. Our communities must become learning communities.

Editorial

How to Expand Perception

How to Expand Perception

On Monday, during a meeting with an excellent local journalist, I was told that my thinking on a particular topic was at the 30,000 feet level. This was his way of stating that few people in this community would both understand and agree with my bird’s eye view of the transformational power of our expanded perception. Let’s see if he is right.

“Not Genocide”?  Clearly Justin Legalized Pot for a Reason

“Not Genocide”? Clearly Justin Legalized Pot for a Reason

So Canada is apparently tongue-tied about the Missing Women’s Inquiry Report admitting that it was “genocide” (https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mmiwg-inquiry-deliver-final-report-justice-reforms-1.5158223). All kinds of experts are stepping forth to say this is not genocide, Their main argument is that it was not “intentional”, and Canada is the land of well-intentioned people.

Trojan Horse? What’s Wild Bill Smoking Days?

Trojan Horse? What’s Wild Bill Smoking Days?

I dare say that if I were to hand you two articles on climate change and what we should/could/can’t do about it; one by former NDP strategist Bill Tieleman and the other by BC Liberal promoter Tom Fletcher; with the authorship redacted—you’d be very hard put to tell, by the arguments presented, which was cowboy Tom riding high on fumes of Exxon-Mobil climate change denying propaganda and which was Wild Bill quixotically spurring on the exhausted steed of climate action impotence.

Comments on Logging the Schmidt Creek Watershed

Comments on Logging the Schmidt Creek Watershed

The Schmidt Creek watershed is a mix of remnant and still beautiful old growth forest and ugly logging debris on steep slopes adjacent to the forested upland of the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve. The Reserve was established in 1982 to protect vital habitat for orcas.

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