Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians AGM

The annual general meeting of the Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians is March 21.

Are you interested in being part of a global civil society movement working to promote positive social change in Canada and the world?

If so, come to the annual general meeting of the Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians.

The meeting will feature a look back at the Chapter’s activities over the past year and discussion about plans for the year ahead. Information will be provided on ways for people to get involved in the work of the Chapter — from writing letters, attending rallies … or even baking for a general meeting.

Election of a new executive will also take place at this meeting.

The Council of Canadians is one of the many groups that have expressed opposition to the proposed Raven Coal Mine.

John Snyder of Coal Watch will give a short presentation outlining where we’ve been on the Raven Coal Mine issue, where we’re currently at, and what people will be asked to do in the near future.

A collection will be taken at the meeting to support the Hupacasath First Nation’s court challenge of the Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA). Council of Canadians will match all donations to help pay for the legal costs of this crucial challenge.

The AGM will take place March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Hall of the Florence Filberg Centre.

The Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, with members and chapters across the country.

They work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.

For details, visit

— Council of Canadians

Just Posted

Comox Valley Monarch Lions help ‘SPOT’ possible student vision problems

When Helen Keller challenged Lions Clubs International in 1925 to become “Knights… Continue reading

Vancouver Island brewery re-brands again after cryptic new logo failed

Victoria-based brewers said goodbye to confusing hexagon logo

North Island College Foundation helps more students than ever in the Comox Valley

More than 170 North Island College students in the Comox Valley received… Continue reading

Courtenay mom warns of candy-luring incident near Willemar Road

A Courtenay mother is speaking out after a man was reported to… Continue reading

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

VIDEO: Newcomer kids see first Canadian snowfall

Children arrived in Canada with their mother and two siblings last week from Eritrea

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Territory recommends a proposal that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking

Shelter struggles: Landlord takes over rental unit whenever visiting B.C. town

Renter’s story highlights how hard it is to find accommodation in Revelstoke

Most Read