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World Without Hate contest victim of its own success

The concert of finalists in the Imagine a World Without Hate song and spoken word poetry contest, which had been scheduled for Aug. 27 in Courtenay, has been postponed. It will now be held Sept. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Duncan Garage Showroom, at 201-330 Duncan St. in Duncan.

Alpha has some answers to your questions

Alpha is a non-denominational opportunity for anyone to explore Christianity.

Scholarships reward passionate students

If there’s one thing students have shown in their applications for Coastal Community’s 2011 Scholarship Program, it’s that they have community passion.
Cadets bid farewell to their summer home at Goose Spit

Cadets bid farewell to their summer home at Goose Spit

With their uniforms pressed and boots polished, more than 500 sea and air cadets from across Canada stood proudly on the parade square for HMCS Quadra's final graduation parade and Ceremonial Divisions.
You could witness historic moment as Kómoks sign agreement

You could witness historic moment as Kómoks sign agreement

The K’όmoks First Nation (KFN) and the National Historic Site Committee (NHSC) invite all Comox Valley residents to take part in an historic signing ceremony. The signing is a celebration between KFN and the NHSC to launch a community bid for National Historic Site Status for the ancient aboriginal fish trap systems in the estuary.

Car-seat safety information available in Comox Valley

Having volunteered at many large-scale car seat checks for families in the Ottawa area, St. John Ambulance-certified child restraint safety technician — a.k.a. ‘car seat tech’ — Jen Shapka was disappointed to find nothing similar happening in the Valley when she moved here this summer.

Our attitudes toward seeds have really evolved

Seed saving wasn’t always a hobby — until 50 years ago or so — and since the dawn of our civilization, it was necessary to keep seeds to survive. The seeds that our ancestors kept going in the family or the village belonged to the community. They were commons. How things have changed in half a century as we have become used to get seeds from a catalogue.

Warning signs up near water in Comox Valley

Lewis Park and a launch site for tubers at the end of Powerhouse Road are the latest popular recreation sites for a water safety sign popping up.

Donations help Comox Valley Transition Society improve its office space

The Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS) is ready to undertake some much-needed improvements to its downtown office space, thanks to the generous support of several community partners.
Courtenay's Marika De Haitre participating in Canada World Youth exchange

Courtenay's Marika De Haitre participating in Canada World Youth exchange

A young lady from Courtenay is one of two youths from Vancouver Island recently selected to participate in one of Canada World Youth’s international educational programs. Marika De Haitre's exchange will run for six months.