Valley farmers discuss ALR

The Comox Valley Mid Island Farmers Institute is leading the regional discussion on how to revitalize the Agricultural Land Reserve. A recent meeting in Merville produced lots of ideas.

Summer: it’s a time for purposeful idleness

One of most annoying burdens of growing up Protestant is the nagging belief that idleness is a sin. Summer is definitely the time to throw off this sadly mistaken belief. The truth is, doing nothing is arguably quite virtuous. When we are truly idle we burn no fossil...

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B.C. should jump start pot regulations

British Columbia, a province usually anxious to tax anything within its reach, has curiously kept its hands off of a large source of potential revenue: marijuana. While Washington state, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska inhale multi-millions of dollars of tax revenue by...

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Must we go to Mars to appreciate Earth?

When Earthlings first saw photos of our planet taken in space, it sparked a flowering of awareness that all humanity shares a common home – our inexpressibly beautiful and fragile blue dot. Our annual celebration of Earth Day arose from this new consciousness, and...

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Monday Morning Briefing

Three Comox Valley and one Campbell River members of the Canadian Olympic team credit Mt. Washington with making their Olympic dreams come true. Read it here.

Project Watershed needs volunteers for its Kus-Kus-sum restoration project. Find out how you can contribute at an open meeting on Monday, Feb.19 at the Project Watershed office. Read it here.

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Wednesday Morning Briefing

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Friday Morning Briefing

 

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Lame Joke Du Jour

It’s bad pun day at Decafnation …

The Buddhist refused pain-killers during the root canal because he wanted to transcend dental medication.

What do you call cheese that is not yours? Nacho Cheese.

England doesn’t have a kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool

I dropped out of my communism class because of lousy Marx.

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Thought Du Jour

“Our job is to drive the wedge between them [the Greens and NDP] and make sure they are more and more uncomfortable with each other”

— New B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson

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