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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Thirteen School District 71 teams participated in the Destination Imagination (DI) Provincial Tournament 7 April at Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey and came home with very impressive finishes. SD71 students took three provincial championship titles and seven other finishes in the top three at this year’s tournament showcasing once again their skill and talent.

The post Valley students continue a Tradition of Excellence at Provincial Destination Imagination Tournament appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Mary Lee
Posted: April 20, 2018, 8:53 pm

Palestinian-born and Canadian-raised Robert Massoud, who hails from Toronto, is the founder of Zatoun fair trade products from Palestine. Moussad will be visiting Vancouver Island in May, engaging Canadians to learn more and empathize with Palestinians and their struggle for a just peace for Israel/Palestine. His Comox Valley appearance takes place on Monday, May 7 at 7 pm at the Comox United Church, 250 Beach Ave, in Comox. Food samplings made from Zatoun fair trade extra virgin olive oil and za’atar herb blend will be featured.

The post Global Peace Depends on Justice in Israel/Palestine appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Michael Holding
Posted: April 20, 2018, 1:07 am

The big money party is over and what a party it was. Given its well-deserved reputation in B.C. it's fitting that it went out with a bang in 2017.

First, though, a walk down memory lane for an appreciation of its shock and awe legacy on B.C. politics.

Between 2005 and 2017, B.C.'s political parties reported $206.9 million in donations ($250+), with the B.C. Green party raking in $4.3 million, the B.C. NDP ($63 million) and the B.C. Liberal party ($132 million). Trade unions accounted for $20.6 million of the haul, individuals ($74.9 million) and corporations ($90.4 million), with the balance split among unincorporated businesses and non-profits.

The post Big money’s last hurrah appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:05 pm

A number of groups and individuals have contributed to Project Watershed’s efforts to purchase and restore the former Field Sawmill site on the Courtenay River near the 17th Street Bridge.

The Cumberland Community Forest Society has raised thousands at trivia nights, attendees at Doug Hillian’s retirement party raised a few thousand, and two boys raised more than $100 at their sixth birthday party.

The post Funds roll in for Kus-kus-sum, Project Watershed hopes to restore former Field Sawmill site appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Pieter Vorster
Posted: April 19, 2018, 6:03 pm

On Saturday April 28th at Simms Park, as in hundreds of other communities across Canada, there will be a gathering to pay respects to all the workers who have died or been injured on the job over the past year. In BC alone, in 2017, almost 200 workers were killed at work. The National Day of Mourning is not only a time to remember but also a time to reflect on the larger issue of workplace health and safety.

The post Can work be safe when home isn’t? appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Michael Holding
Posted: April 19, 2018, 5:00 pm

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is implementing changes to its watering bylaw to reduce consumption and make it easier for residents to comply with annual water restrictions. The changes include an adjustment to the lawn watering days allowed under Stage 1 restrictions, along with changing the watering times in Stage 1 and Stage 3.

The post Changes to Watering Restrictions Take Effect on May 1 appeared first on Tide Change.

Author: Michael Holding
Posted: April 19, 2018, 3:00 am

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