Solidarity with salmon defenders

The science surrounding Atlantic salmon farming and First Nations’ opposition to these farms on their territories in the Broughton Archipelago came together at a powerful event Thursday night in Courtenay.

Hit ‘Resend’: Hungary’s Post-Brexit Battle

A variant of the Eurosceptic populism behind Britain’s hasty exit from the European Union last month has featured in Hungarian politics for years. The weeks ahead promise more of the same—but don’t expect a Huxit anytime soon. BY MICHAEL COLELLO Darren sat hunched...

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Make Shakesides a community project

By voting unanimously last week to demolish Shakesides, the home of noted Canadian naturalist Hamilton Mack Laing, the Comox Town Council has failed to recognize a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build community cohesiveness. Hamilton Mack Laing was a naturalist,...

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Was Shakesides’ advisory process flawed?

When he died in 1982, well-known Canadian naturalist Hamilton Mack Laing left his possessions, his property and house,and his money to the Town of Comox. His Last Will specified that some of the money be used to create a natural history museum in his house and to...

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On Lazo, Comox shows no accountability

By Judy Morrison I attended the recent Town of Comox Open House where one of the featured topics was the Lazo Road shoreline. I have learned much since that date. I now know a lot more about shores and water and and their "systems." I have also learned more about...

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R.I.P. Ruth Masters

One of the Comox Valley’s pioneers in conservation and civic activism

(Photograph courtesy of Ed Brooks at the Backdoor Gallery)


Liberals drained ICBC, misled public on corporation's dire financial situation

How could the B.C. Liberals wildly misjudge the ICBC deficit? Before the election, they said it was $11 million. But it’s really closer to $1 billion. Well, it turns out the B.C. Liberal government raided ICBC coffers to balance the provincial budget. Smoke and mirrors … a kind of government ponzi scheme. Read these stories:

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Project Watershed board chair asks for your help to restore old sawmill site
Project Watershed needs your help. Read board chair Paul Horgen’s full letter in our Mailbox here.

The project is called Kus-kus-sum by the K’ómoks First Nation, as the area was the final resting place of K’ómoks ancestors. With the KFN as our partner, we intend to recreate a natural estuary conservation area there. It will be a beautiful natural site for all to enjoy. Watch Transforming Field Sawmill to Kus-kus-sum video.

Denman Island author examines why the red poppies matter

Denman Island resident Howard Stewart has written a moving essay on “Why the red poppies matter,” published this week on B.C. Booklook.

Stewart asks, “Why is it so important to remember the real nature and impact of war? Surely it is so that we will continue to do everything we can to avoid it … I believe it’s because we have forgotten the true horror that war represents. We have become inured to the images of it broadcast nonstop from benighted war-torn countries, mostly in the Middle East, mostly Muslim.”

Why the red poppies matter


Lame Joke Du Jour

A B-flat, a D-flat, and an F walk into a bar.

The bartender says to them, “I’m sorry we don’t serve minors here.”

So the D-flat leaves and the B-flat and the F have an open fifth between them.

Need a laugh? Check out our archive of lame jokes.

Thought Du Jour

“In the planning stage of a book, don’t plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it.”

— Rose Tremain

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