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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.

The post Murakami throws hat in ring appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: June 22, 2018, 6:15 pm

Ever sense that you've been listening to one, or more, of these rants again and again over the past few years?

"It's foreign buyers. No, it's not. Show me your proof. The CMHC said so. No, they didn't. They said there wasn't sufficient data to form a conclusion."

"It's all about supply. Yeah, right, what supply? Every time you guys dream up a new condo project you sell it all through pre-sales in China and Singapore. You're a xenophobe."

"It's the city's fault. More to the point it's Vision Vancouver's fault and their stupid rules. Hey, condos don't leak any longer, you'd think they'd trust us by now. And don't get me started on their bike-lanes."

The post B.C.’s housing crisis rants appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Michael Holding
Posted: June 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

Jess Coastal Ocean Research Institute’s B.C. Cetacean Sightings NetworkDo you know how to tell a porpoise from a dolphin? Or what humpback whales eat?

Join Jess Torode, a the coordinator of the Coastal Ocean Research Institute’s B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network to explore the wonderful world of B.C. cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and sea turtles. Find out how to identify common whale species, learn about the threats they face, and discover how you can get involved in their conservation through the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network.

The post From fins to flukes: Whales, dolphins, and porpoises in BC appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Michael Holding
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:07 am

Comox mayoral candidate Tom Diamond has a strong vision for a vibrant town facing massive growth pressures — a future by design, not by default

Tom Diamond loves the Town of Comox. He’s lived there for eight years, and thinks it’s a well-run municipality. But he would like to see the town led toward a more vibrant future.

So Diamond is running for mayor in this fall’s election.

The post COMOX MAYORAL CANDIDATE TOM DIAMOND HAS A VISION appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Michael Holding
Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:00 pm

he community is invited to be part of an exciting historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession on Saturday June 23rd at 4 pm in Cumberland BC.

"His funeral was the biggest this town had ever seen, and they carried his white coffin high. It stretched from the main street all the way to the graveyard and everybody knew why, and there wasnt a single dry eye" ~ from the song "The Day They Shot Ginger Down" by Gordon Carter

2018 marks the 100-year commemoration of the shooting death of Albert 'Ginger' Goodwin. Join the Cumberland Museum and Archives and Miners Memorial Weekend to re-create this important event in both local and Canadian history.

The post Historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession this Saturday appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Michael Holding
Posted: June 21, 2018, 8:54 pm

Organizers are kicking into high gear in preparation for hosting the Caravan Stage Company and their touring production, Nomadic Tempest, June 28th to July 1st at the Kus-Kus-Sum site on the Courtenay River!

It is an ambitious project. The Nomadic Tempest production itself is self-contained and performed from the rigging of a 90-foot tall ship called the Amara Zee, a replica of a Thames River Sailing Barge. However, local organizers are faced with the massive task of turning an abandoned saw mill site into a functioning venue for audiences. It’s a task that takes a lot of imagination, energy and problem-solving skills.

The post Passion and Collaboration fuel Nomadic Tempest! appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Michael Holding
Posted: June 21, 2018, 12:00 am

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