Author: islandword

Turbidity and Filtration- View From the RD

by Danny Zanbilowicz There has been a great deal of speculation about the causes of recent high turbidity events in Comox Lake, which have led to inconvenient and expensive “boil water” advisories. Logging practices in the hills surrounding the lake are often cited as a likely cause. The WORD had a recent conversation with Marc Rutten, General Manager of Engineering Services at the Regional District to find out the RD’s position on turbidity, and water treatment options. Rutten says- “Regulations from the province of BC require us to follow standards. In 2007, the “4-3-2-1-0” guidelines were implemented within the province, and adopted by all the health authorities.” These “Guidelines for...

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CVAG on Wrong Course

by Ed Varney With the Annual General Meeting of the Comox Valley Art Gallery coming up on April 9th at 10:30 am, I think it is time to look at the Gallery’s performance over the past year. Unfortunately for us all, I think it rates a D+, a barely passing grade. There was one excellent exhibition, the Salish Weave Show (which originated and was curated in Victoria) but most of the rest were quite forgettable. One of the most important functions of an art gallery is to present art. The art should reflect the talents, concerns, and diversity within...

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RCMP to issue more tickets to homeless people

Sheila McDonnell I’m very disturbed by the news that the RCMP plan to issue more tickets to homeless people busking and asking for money in the downtown area. How exactly is that supposed to help? Giving tickets to people who are already suffering from POVERTY will not help them stop being poor and hungry and homeless. This increases the debt and stress for people who can’t afford both shelter and food already. Are we trying to “teach them a lesson”? They already know it. Are you trying to keep them safe from being in dangerous traffic? Don’t you think...

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It is Time to Talk About Air

by Danny Zanbilowicz Everyone likes superlatives. Here’s one we could do without- we have some of the worst air on Vancouver Island, and in all of BC. All of a sudden, there is urgency around our air quality. Testing data recent and older shows the Comox Valley at or close to the top of the heap of poor air quality during winter months, from November to February. Our Little *gasp* Secret In 2008-2009 a series of tests were done by a UVic mobile monitoring unit, sparked by concerns of residents overlooking Goose Spit about smoke from recreational fires on...

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Upcoming Events

Mar
23
Thu
7:30 pm Guys and Dolls @ Sid Williams Theatre
Guys and Dolls @ Sid Williams Theatre
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 26 @ 10:00 pm
Three Legged Dog Productions presents Guys And Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway. Presented by Carla Arnold – Royal LePage in the Comox Valley. Join us for Frank Loesser’s celebrated musical comedy about rolling the[...]
Mar
25
Sat
9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native[...]
10:30 am Yoga Workshop with Joseph Encina @ Bikram Yoga Comox Valley
Yoga Workshop with Joseph Encina @ Bikram Yoga Comox Valley
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – Mar 26 @ 3:30 pm
BEGINNER SERIES WORKSHOP **THESE DATES ARE NOW CONFIRMED. SEE YOU THERE!!** Saturday March 25th, 9:30am at Bikram Yoga Comox Valley • Posture clinic: 5 hours (30 minute break included) • This format goes over the[...]

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