City mayors dropping in and out, a Comox councillor failing to make the ballot and more!

A feud develops between Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula and challenger Harold Long over a broken four-year old promise. Barbara Price fails to make the ballot in Comox. Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird finally has an opponent, poor fella, so there’s no end of fun in this year’s election campaign

In bed with a cadre of birthers, bigots and buffoons

Poor Paul Ryan. The nation’s highest ranking Republican and Speaker of the House describes comments by Donald Drumpf about a judge with a Hispanic surname as “a textbook definition of racism,” but can’t quite bring himself to withdraw his endorsement of the candidate....

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On Oceans Day, tiny celebrations

Thanks to a Canadian initiative at the 1992 Earth Summit, the world celebrates Oceans Day on June 8. Unfortunately, our oceans haven’t done so well lately, putting a little damper on the party. We’ve overfished and under protected them, polluted them and ignored the...

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Your Morning Briefing

Sustainability forum tomorrow, Sept. 19

Candidates for Comox Valley municipal elected offices have been invited to the second Comox Valley Sustainability Forum at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the K’omoks First Nation Community Hall. The event, which is also open to the public, aims to raise the profile of sustainable solutions to Comox Valley issues during this fall’s municipal elections.

The Comox Valley Council of Canadians, Imagine Comox Valley and the Comox Valley Global Awareness Network are sponsoring the event, which is free to the public but seating is limited.

 

Courtenay all-candidates forum announced for Oct. 16

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates forum for the City of Courtenay from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Sid Williams Theatre.

Questions for the candidates can be sent via email to dhawkins@comoxvalleychamber.com. No questions will be taken from the floor.

Comox all-candidates forum announced for Oct. 12

Voters will have an opportunity to hear and question candidates for Comox Council and mayor at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Comox Recreation Centre. The event is being organized by the citizens group Comox Tomorrow.

Lame Joke Du Jour

A young theologian named Fiddle
Refused to accept his degree.
Said, it’s bad enough being Fiddle
Without being Fiddle, D.D.

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Thought Du Jour

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt