We believe that a healthy democracy can only survive when its citizens debate the critical issues of the day. This means we must have an on-going dialogue where we share our thoughts with our fellow citizens.

Towards that purpose World Community created a “magazine” style website where community groups from the Comox Valley and beyond could share their information and media relevant to local social justice, environmental and democracy issues.

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“The Christmas season is a magical time of year that brings people of all ages together; a time when we are encouraged to dream big, embrace imagination, and celebrate a childlike excitement for merriment,” explained Alastair Knowles, who plays Jamesy, the quirky and playful half of London’s three-time Impresario Award-winning duo. “This year’s production maintains the joyous holiday spirit sweeping spectators into an immersive adventure, leaving them bubbling with laughter and brimming with holiday cheer.”

The post Time for the Tea Party of the year! O Christmas Tea in Nanaimo appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: November 18, 2017, 2:00 am

There were likely more people on the floor of the legislature listening to it than watching it live on television, but there was an interesting exchange at the legislature last week.

Energy Minister Michelle Mungall was being grilled by her opposition critic, B.C. Liberal MLA Tracy Redies.

First off, it was civil, which in and of itself is noteworthy. Redies posed questions and Mungall – by and large – provided answers.

But a few of those answers lacked – how would you put it – substance, detail.

The post B.C. Hydro spins a yarn on infrastructure projects appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:51 pm

Two accomplished local women writers, Cornelia Hoogland and Judy LeBlanc, will read from their recently published books at the Courtenay Library on Thursday, January 23 at 6:00 PM.

Though these writers have distinct voices, both their books are grounded in the landscape of Vancouver Island, particularly in and around the Comox Valley.

The post The Poet and the Story Writer: Two New Books Informed by Comox Valley appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: November 17, 2017, 8:53 pm

It has been another busy year for the Comox Valley Council of Canadians. On Thursday, Nov. 23,  the Chapter invites you to attend their 2017 AGM and presentation “Proportional Representation Gives Every Voter a Voice!”  

The evening will begin with the Chapter’s news and updates on their various campaigns and activities, in what has been an exciting year.

Keynote speaker Terry Dance-Bennink, chair of Fair Vote Canada-BC, will address how, by moving forward with proportional representation (PR), we can make sure every British Columbian’s vote counts.

The post Council of Canadians AGM with Keynote Speaker Terry Dance-Bennink appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:48 pm
Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:23 pm

The seventh annual Comox Valley Estuary Carol walk begins at dusk (4:00 pm), Sunday, Dec. 3 at Mansfield Drive parking lot (behind Bayside Cafe at 26th off Cliffe Ave). Carollers may also join at the Airpark marina parking lot or on the covered patio at Locals Restaurant, near the Old House. Children and dogs welcome! We live in a Canadian rainforest so dress for the weather. Carry a water bottle. Bring a flashlight or headlamp if possible. Park vehicles at Mansfield Drive, the Airpark or near the Old House.

The post Seventh Annual Estuary Carol Walk – Sunday, December 3 at 4pm appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: November 16, 2017, 5:59 am

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