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.

Fully fund N.I. health care, hold VIHA accountable

The independent analysis of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA, or Island Health) delivered by external consultants Ernst & Young two weeks ago concluded that an electronic health records system implemented at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) was “not properly planned or implemented.”

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With PR, everyone has a voice

Katie Betanzo was raised in the Comox Valley and New Zealand and moved to New Zealand in 2001. She teaches media studies and English in Auckland. This is the first in a series of articles about how proportional representative government works in her adopted country.

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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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