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No Need to Enter a Magical Wardrobe to Discover Narnia

  By Vivien Douglas One of the famous sights in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a life-sized bronze statue, by sculptor Ross Wilson, entitled “The Searcher”. Erected in 1998, in honour of the centennial of author C S Lewis’s birth there, it depicts the author as one of his own characters – Digory […]


Stevi Kittleson Featured at Denman Craft Fair

Think “Denman Island Craft Fair” and you’re likely to think “tradition.” This 33-year-old event is a big, colourful celebration of craft genres and techniques that go back thousands of years. But the Fair also features a number of artists whose work combines ancient and modern in totally unique, even mindblowing, ways. Hornby Island artist Stevi […]

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Horoscope for December and January

Down-to-Earth Astrology by Bee Wolf Ray December-January Forecast  All: This is going to be a delightful two months, on the whole. As always, there will be exceptions, but generally, Christmas and New Year’s will rank among the best, in fellow-feeling, fun and frolic, that is if we can navigate the territory between ‘the party’ and […]

Anne Davis

Pension Promises Turning to Ash?

The first public pension was organized in Germany way back in 1889. It is said that Kaiser Wilhelm had the actuaries calculate the average life expectancy of German citizens, which turned out to be 65, and then he set that as the age when people could start collecting pensions. The expectation was, of course, that […]

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BC Home Energy Rebate Offer

Receive Rebates to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency! BC Hydro and Fortis BC have partnered together to provide residents of BC with substantial rebates to help you improve the energy efficiency of your home! That’s right! They want to give you money to help you make upgrades to your home; making your home more comfortable […]


elections Barbara Price is Running for Re-Election

Barbara Price is running for re-election as a Comox Councillor. ‘It is a privilege to represent Comox citizens on Council,’ said Price who was elected as a Councillor for two terms and as a Regional Director for four. Her broad range of committees served on include the environment, health, food security, transportation, affordable housing and […]


local government Protect and respect the Comox Valley Regional Growth Strategy

jimgillis, #jimgillis, courtenay, comox, cumberland, CVRD, Area B Director, #courtenay, #comox, #cumberland, #CVRD, environmental politics, progressive politics, activism, Jim Gillis announced that he will be championing the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS), protecting the Area’s rural lifestyle and putting 100% support behind the environment. “Without the RGS we would have growth without a plan. We need […]

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