caption: Comox makes a point of grinding down any slight rises that can trip up sidewalk users. Thanks Comox! photo by Owen Takefman

We can look forward to the Canadian Forces Snowbirds having their annual Spring Training Camp here in the Valley from April 10th to the 30th. They will be practicing twice a day with an official acceptance show on April 28 over the Comox waterfront and they will sign autographs that day at the Air Force Museum.

If you’re an avid gardener and looking for a remarkable boost to your production, check out the Strathcona Sunrise Rotary’s Spring Skyrocket Compost Sale on Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Driftwood Mall. Its first come first served for their limited supply of $5 bags.

With more people using mobility scooters to get around these days there is a strong need to make the vehicles more visible as the manufacturers catch up on safer designs. Legally, scooter operators are considered to be pedestrians and are supposed to use the sidewalk whenever possible. Should a sidewalk not be an option then the vehicle should be driven on the left hand side of the road facing oncoming traffic.

Emergency services will have an easier time finding your location if you have a Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club
911 Reflective Address Sign. They will be on sale at the Spring Home Show at Comox Valley Sports Centre on April 10, 11 and 12. The cost is $40 and all of the proceeds go directly back into the community. Jim Murdoch is a Community Support Worker for Future Focus in the Comox Valley. e-mail: