Category: Labour Beat

Remembering Ginger 100 Years On

Every new grave brings a thousand brothers, And every new grave brings a thousand sisters To the union in that union burying ground.’ Woody Guthrie ‘Union Burying Ground’   On July 27th, 1918 Albert ‘Ginger’...

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To Tip or Not to Tip

t Sitting in a little bistro in Bordeaux the bill came and automatically I began calculating how much a reasonable tip in Euros would be. The friends, who we were with, shook their heads and said ‘There is no tipping in France....

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The R Word

 “It’s time to stop segregating the race problem as one that harms only minorities. A deeper conception of how racism structures politics, government and the economy connects minority concerns to the issues faced by all workers....

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The NDP Leadership Decision

At the April 2016 NDP convention delegates decided the party needed a new leader. Thomas Mulcair was out; sometime in early October we will know who is in. There are four candidates: Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay; Niki...

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Rewritten and Redrawn

British historian Christopher Hill once wrote, “History has to be rewritten in every generation, because although the past does not change the present does.” We not only use our own experiences and knowledge to...

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Heroes of Mine

I noticed an insert in the local paper titled ‘Local Heroes’ It was an impressive list. People like Mary Everson, Meaghan Cursons, Kymme Patrick and Lori Mazey, all who have made the Comox Valley a truly great place...

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Upcoming Events

6:30 pm LIFT BizOnDeck workshop series (...
LIFT BizOnDeck workshop series (...
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
#WeAreYQQ Meetup: Comox Valley Entrepreneurs & Creatives Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 PM 2x monthly collaborative workshop for entrepreneurs working on growing or developing businesses, business ideas, or projects. Part of the LIFT Comox Valley[...]
6:00 pm Driftwood Brewery Beer Dinner @ Ocean7 Restaurant AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar
Driftwood Brewery Beer Dinner @ Ocean7 Restaurant AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DRIFTWOOD BEER TASTING DINNER AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar Thursday, March 22, 6 pm WE LIVE GREAT BEER with Driftwood Beer Host: Chelsey Rae In a world filled with mass-produced stuff, being connected with the[...]



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