Category: Labour Beat

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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Ginger Goodwin’s Legends and Reality

A few years ago at a Pacific Northwest Labour History Association Conference in New Westminster I listened to a fascinating debate between Mark Lieir, a SFU professor, and Roger Stonebanks, a historian and author of ‘...

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Labour, Elections, and the NDP

  As you may be aware, there is a provincial election happening and on May 9th the citizens of British Columbia will vote on the party that they want to form government for the next four years. As part of this democratic...

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How Can I Keep from Singing

“A song can educate , inform , support, give courage, inspire or pacify. Music gets used in all these different ways. A marching band can send young people off to war. That same marching band at the Gay Pride Parade in San...

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Servants of Humanity?

“New economic patterning through automation and relocation of plants is dissolving the nation’s basic industries. We are neither technologically advanced nor socially enlightened as a nation if we witness this...

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Upcoming Events

9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Jul 29 @ 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[...]
8:00 pm Wayward’s Outdoor Movie Party #3 @ Wayward Distillation House
Wayward’s Outdoor Movie Party #3 @ Wayward Distillation House
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 1:00 am
Save the date and grab your “Sunday Best 😳” Wayward is bringing you The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Cocktails, Costumes, Toast, TP and rubber gloves ;) Stay tuned for all the details
12:00 pm Tin Town MURAL Painting- “Field ... @ Ki Fitness & Health
Tin Town MURAL Painting- “Field ... @ Ki Fitness & Health
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
🌷🌹πŸ₯€Join artist Helen Utsal in creating a public mural- a field of flowers in Tin Town! 🌻🌼🌸 Drop in from 12-4pm. Supplies provided. Donate to paint your flower and support Project Watershed. πŸ’¦ (Thank you[...]



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