Christmas cracker campaign nears

The time is drawing near to call on volunteers to come out for the annual YANA Christmas cracker campaign to begin.

The time is drawing near to call on volunteers to come out for the annual YANA (You Are Not Alone) Christmas cracker campaign to begin.

The crackers are sold to raise money to help Comox Valley families that must travel to receive medical care for their sick children.

This year the drop-in workshops will begin on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, Oct.16, rather than Oct. 1 as in previous years.

The schedule is: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings are available for groups (six or more) on request. Times can be arranged by individual groups.

These workshops will be held at the YANA office at 495 Fitzgerald Ave. To arrange a group session please call the office at 250-871-0343.

Volunteers are asked to refrain from bringing children.

— You Are Not Alone

Just Posted

High winds force several BC Ferries sailing cancellations

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, and Duke Point to Tsawwassen among closures

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

NIC brings Likʷala/Kwak’wala and Nuu-chah-nulth language courses to campus

NIC will offer introductory Likʷala /Kwak’wala and Nuu-chah-nulth language courses in Campbell… Continue reading

VIDEO: 2018 Everybody Deserves a Smile campaign packaging day

Students from throughout the Comox Valley come to Ecole Puntledge Park to help the less fortunate

Tommy Chong says Canada took wrong approach to pot legalization

He also talked about the likelihood of another Cheech and Chong film

Comox Valley RCMP make several arrests during house raid

Search warrant executed at a residence on Piercy Avenue Monday evening

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Fashion Fridays: How to change your beauty routine

Kim XO, lets you in on her style secrets each Fashion Friday on the Black Press Media Network

‘Both things are true:’ Science, Indigenous wisdom seek common ground

Reconciliation between Canada and First Nations is playing out not only in legislatures and courtrooms but in labs across the country

B.C. to move salmon farms out of coastal migration route

Broughton Archipelago plan set to start in spring of 2019

Facebook reveals bug gave apps unauthorized access to 6.8 million users’ photos

It’s believed up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to Facebook Stories, private photos

Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

The Crown corporation says that’s largely because it is taking in fewer holiday parcels than expected

Most Read