MP Johns Invites Public to Discuss Solutions for Affordable Housing

MP Johns Invites Public to Discuss Solutions for Affordable Housing

COURTENAY – MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) has invited local residents to join him and local housing advocates for a public discussion on solutions for affordable housing at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave, on Wednesday, Sept 5 at 7:00pm.

“In Courtenay-Alberni, one out of every four people struggle to afford a place to call home, and that’s far too many,” said Johns.

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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.

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What Are These Guys So Afraid Of?

What Are These Guys So Afraid Of?

Last Saturday at Courtenay’s Downtown Market Days, I was out in the crowd talking with various people about proportional representation and handing them a half-page information sheet.

Some people stopped to talk. They wanted more information.

Others walked right by and said they had already made up their minds. That’s fine.

Still others saw me coming and changed their destination enough to avoid me. That’s fine, too.

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Damming the Peace book tour

Damming the Peace book tour

The Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians welcomes agrologist and author Wendy Holm to Courtenay on Wednesday, July 11, to discuss her latest and critically acclaimed book, Damming the Peace – The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam.

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Challenging a Colonial Inheritance

Challenging a Colonial Inheritance

While instructing at North Island College in Courtenay, I was assigned to teach an English 115, which is that basic composition class that all entering first-year students must take. The English Department encouraged instructors to create themes for those classes.

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Murakami throws hat in ring

Murakami throws hat in ring

Murakami’s newest venture is running for council for the City of Courtenay. She’s looking forward to applying the skills she learned as a social worker, a safety advisor and a quality assurance consultant for long-term care for the benefit of the city.

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