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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This ongoing project created by World Community spotlights local community news, initiatives, and events. Click here to go to Tidechange.ca or have a look at the latest headlines below…

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Have you always loved the idea of growing your own food, flowers, and even trees, but never really had a garden to do it in? Well, the good news is, now you can. With container gardening growing plants has never been easier. It is a fairly simple practice which involves a pot or any type of vessel, some soil, and the plant of your choice. It is a perfect gardening option for people who live in small spaces or for those who move around a lot and do not want to leave their plants behind.

The post A Guide to Beginning Container Gardening appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:14 pm

Project Watershed AGM features keynote restoration and education reports and a special acknowledgement of major community donations June 03, 1 – 3 pm

The post Project Watershed AGM appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:17 pm

Comox Valley Transition Society is pleased to announce they have received a grant from Department of Justice Canada’s Victims Fund for the purpose of marking Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.

This year’s theme for the week, May 28 – June 3, is Empowering Resilience, a particularly fitting theme for the Transition Society which is celebrating 30 years of service to women and children who have experienced abuse and violence, poverty, homelessness, and/or addiction.

The post Victims and Survivors of Crime Week appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:14 pm

In your room at home there is a certain amount of furniture and things and there is a certain amount of space. True? Imagine your room without space, filled with things. What a nightmare! No space, no air to breathe, you feel oppressed and depressed just thinking of it. Feeling good and comfortable is out of the question.

The post Spaced Out appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:11 pm

How do we learn to deal with and prepare for climate change at the local level? Thinking about this we were inspired by the advice of Albert Einstein. He said, “The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." So we local folks have to begin thinking differently. And, in advising about solutions he noted,”Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler. His words reminded us of a story about a problem in India.

The post COMOX VALLEY CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES (10): Learning from Monkeys and Chickpeas appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:11 pm

How often have people dismissed the Israel/Palestine conflict as “too complex” to understand? Are there only two sides to this 60+-year old crisis in the Middle East? If you’d like to learn more from someone who has been on the ground, interviewing the people involved from a multitude of perspectives and histories, come and meet author Jo Roberts as she navigates this ongoing clash in the award-winning book, Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe.

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Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: May 25, 2017, 5:06 pm

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