Shop local, help charities in Comox Valley

Dear editor,

As the holiday season approaches, I am reminded of something my father told me years ago that still sticks with me.

Dear editor,

As the holiday season approaches, I am reminded of something my father told me years ago that still sticks with me: Christmas is a time to think and do something for others around you.

With that in mind, I would like others in our Comox Valley to consider action with reference to the above in two local ways.

First, consider supporting a local non-profit charity such as YANA (You are Not Alone) or other such local charities that help those in need here in our Valley!

Second, consider shopping locally, supporting small businesses.

A recent presentation in Courtenay entitled the 10-per-cent shift highlighted the tremendous direct and indirect economic spinoff benefits to communities that support small local businesses  revolving around keeping dollars at home, sustaining jobs and indirectly local services, hence sustaining vibrant communities.

In the end, we should be all about community especially during this special time of year. Please consider these two small gestures as a way to celebrate the Christmas spirit of giving and sharing.

Seasons greetings,

Hugh MacKinnon,

Comox

Just Posted

Regional district changes decision on vote results of 3L amendment request

Amendment request was defeated by board Tuesday; ruling overturned by staff Wednesday

Riverfront proposal in Comox Valley remains on hold

Directors consider application a standard amendment

MusicFest weekend in the Comox Valley ‘fantastic’

With clear skies and warm temperatures bathing the crowd at the Comox… Continue reading

Island Health announces addition of 38 beds for seniors care in the Comox Valley

17 beds at Comox Valley hospital; 21 beds at St. Joe’s

VIDEO: North Island Hospital heliport flight testing

Island Health, in conjunction with Helijet, tested the heliports Tuesday as part… Continue reading

Comox Valley soccer camp growing

Annual camp includes younger kids

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

Wildfires erupt in B.C. Okanagan forcing evacuation orders and a highway closure

Check out a list of up-to-date information on blazes happening within the Kamloops Wildfire Centre.

Big BC49 winner in Comox

Check your tickets

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Cumberland businesses on board with potential single-use plastic ban

Mayor Leslie Baird heartened by support for the initiative

Grizzly bear jumps in river, chases B.C. kayaker

The bear got a bit too close for comfort along the Elaho River near Squamish

Island man convicted of 1999 sex assault at Fraser Valley music festival

James Allen Redden, formerly of Nanaimo, was found guilty of three charges

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

A plan is in place to produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures

Most Read