Will common sense prevail in the Comox Valley?

Will common sense prevail in the Comox Valley?

That the Courtenay-Comox Sewage Commission shelved its multi-million dollar sewerage project this summer comes as no surprise. For nearly two years, Comox Valley citizens have implored the commission and regional district engineers to consider less expensive and more...

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The story behind recent Comox union negotiations

The story behind recent Comox union negotiations

In a press release published by the Comox Valley Record recently, Comox Mayor Paul Ives put a positive spin on the town’s new five-year collective agreement. But there’s much more to this story. It is good news, of course, that the town finally reached an agreement,...

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Shocker for homeowners: no protection for private wells

Shocker for homeowners: no protection for private wells

If you get drinking water from a private well British Columbia, the provincial government provides no protection from any activities that might foul your water quality. Sylvia Burrosa, the regional hydrologist for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource...

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Here’s a novel idea: politicians working together

Here’s a novel idea: politicians working together

I'm amused and somewhat disappointed at all the hand-wringing about the imminent British Columbia minority government. Since the May 9 election that gave no single party a majority of seats in the B.C. Legislature, political pundits, former elected officials and...

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Moving on to battle climate change, without Trump

Moving on to battle climate change, without Trump

The difference couldn’t be more striking. In his second inaugural address, former U.S. President Barack Obama said this: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations … We cannot...

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Courtenay-Comox: It’s still a swing riding

Courtenay-Comox: It’s still a swing riding

The newly reconfigured Courtenay-Comox riding dispensed a few surprises for the political experts this year. The biggest one: it’s still a swing riding. With control of the B.C. Legislature hanging on the outcome of a recount and some 2,000 absentee ballots, the...

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Sewer commission passes on chance to follow own plan

Sewer commission passes on chance to follow own plan

Given yet another opportunity to follow its own Master Plan this week, the Courtenay/Comox Sewer Commission chose to ignore it. Again. A letter from two residents of the Area B neighborhood most affected by the proposed construction of a multi-million dollar pump...

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