Comox Valley needs proper curling rink

Dear editor,

In regard to your article championing a viable curling centre in the Comox Valley, I could not agree more.

Dear editor,

In regard to your editorial (Record, Feb. 25)  championing a viable curling centre in the Comox Valley, I could not agree more.

I am a senior and relatively new to the sport and enjoy it very much, so much so that I wish I had started when I was younger so that I might have had a chance to compete at the elite levels.

I know I’m not alone in how proud I was to be Canadian when our men’s and women’s teams brought home the gold in Sochi.

Like you said, champions start at home. The Comox Valley Curling Club has one of the largest junior programs on the Island that is run entirely by volunteers from our club.

Wouldn’t it be something if one day we could watch one of our own young people compete for Olympic gold? It certainly would be a shame if that dream was not allowed to come true because of leaky roofs and an ice plant that is 56 years old.

I know the members of the curling club and the local government have been working hard to come up with a solution. Please, let’s hope something positive happens in the near future so that curling in the Comox Valley can continue for another 50 years.

Brian Baltis,

Comox Valley

 

Just Posted

Infrastructure upgrades will mean truck traffic increase around 19 Wing Comox

Over the coming weeks and months, the public may see an increase… Continue reading

Black Creek kids get their new place to play

Community cuts the ribbon on playground from BCAA Play Here contest

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society celebrates 40th anniversary

The Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society is celebrating its 40th… Continue reading

RCMP Emergency Response Team called in to arrest man at Black Creek General Store

42-year-old Campbell River man facing numerous charges

Air ambulance called in for single-car MVA on Highway 19A at Union Bay

Two people were in car at the time of the accident

VIDEO: B.C. man’s yard comes alive with grizzlies at night

Malakwa man has captured images of 12 different grizzlies on video

New Comox Valley non-profit helps people on street

A Comox Valley woman has started a non-profit to assist marginalized members… Continue reading

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Suspect hits woman with pipe, jumps into waiting truck in downtown Nanaimo

Police say victim believes ‘vicious assault’ was an attempted purse-snatching

ICBC willing to loosen grip on driver claim data, David Eby says

Private insurers say claims record monopoly keeps them out

B.C. principal suspended for failing to help student who reported inappropriate touching

Principal didn’t remove student from the teacher’s class nor call the parents within a reasonable time

Port Moody mayor goes back on unpaid leave during sex assault investigation

Rob Vagramov said he intends to return as mayor in three or four weeks

UBC issues statement after instructor tells students to vote for Liberal Party

University says partisan messaging was not intentional

Most Read