Author: burus

Eduardo for Mayor of Cumberland

The eye of the Eagle After Leslie Baird’s refusal to have a public debate with me, I had to Change of venue and the intention. Her excuse was: “there’s nothing further to discuss with him”? Her declining the invitation for a public debate clearly shows how the current administration refuses to accept being accountable for how our tax dollars are spent. Come to the event on Wednesday, October 17th, at 7 PM at the Masonic Hall on Dunsmuir St. so we can plan together how we can improve the situation at City Hall. https://www.facebook.com/events/2177640952475874/ The intention of the gathering is to present the evidence of why a change of Mayor is of utmost importance to maintain the viability of a growing community that is in the risk of losing control of its environment and infrastructure and fall into chaos. I had a conversation with Leslie Baird at the Wandering Moose in Cumberland, my first question was: “Why do you think I am running for Mayor against you?” Leslie Baird’s answer: “I have no idea” my thought: “that is the right answer for your performance as the Mayor of Cumberland” All the questions that I asked that day were answered poorly and inaccurately, so I wanted to have an opportunity to ask those questions in a public debate, so we could all hear her answers and have an opinion. These...

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Community Created Agriculture Co-op, a vision in sufficiency

Dear food security enthusiasts: A group of concerned citizens is creating a food production co-operative in the Comox Valley. The Community Created Agriculture Co-op (CCAC) is in the process of acquiring a 56-Acre farm within city limits in Courtenay. In the next few months, we will be setting up the necessary infrastructure to facilitate production, processing, preservation, storage, and delivery of food in the Comox Valley. This includes the purchase of a farm where food can be produced or collected to be delivered to the 300 individuals or families that will participate in the CCAC Food Supply Program. The co-operative will own, house and maintain, farm equipment, cold storage, processing equipment, etc … for the use of the co-op members on a cost recovery basis. Attached is the Vision document that places the project in its context. In fact, the 56-Acre farm is a nursery business that has all the necessary infrastructure such as greenhouses, irrigation, pumps, roads, etc. to be operational at the time we take possession. The intention is to transform this farm into a food producing and processing hub; the nursery business will be phased out in two to three years, utilizing the current inventory to finance the operation and service the debt during the food production ramp up. The CCAC is having a subscription drive to finance the purchase of the farm and the start-up...

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9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Nov 17 @ 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[...]
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9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Nov 24 @ 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[...]

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