April & May 2016
“Every step I take and every word I speak, I focus on getting my kids home alive,” says Alison Azer, at home in Courtenay.  “There is a clear line of sight to their freedom and I won’t accept ‘no’ as an answer.  I need Canadians to stand with me and let our government know that this is a priority.”  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

People

A Mother’s Nightmare

A Vancouver Island mother’s crusade to find her abducted children captures the heart of a nation

Black Bear.  Photo by Ian Fry

Animals

Becoming Bear Aware

Cumberland Bear Initiative aims to educate the public to help protect our local bear population

The land use agreement signed on January 31 is “monumental for Vancouver Island because mountain biking is now legal in the Comox Valley and that is awesome for everyone concerned,” says Jeremy Grasby, riding on the new Sykes Bridge.  One of the benefits of the agreement, Grasby adds, is that it allows UROC to “apply for grants and funding to legitimately invest in trail infrastructure, like the new Sykes Bridge.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Community

Sharing the Trails

Mountain bikers and forestry companies sign landmark agreement that allows legal access to Cumberland’s trails

Practicing in Comox Bay.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Sports

The Thrill of the Race

2,000-year-old activity is now the fastest growing aquatic sport in the world, and the Valley is no exception

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Food for Thought

Trees of the Future

Unique offerings from Denman Island’s Tree Eater Nursery nourish the body and soul

Dr. Evelyn Voyageur-Savoie, Elder in Residence at North Island College, wrote a book to tell the story of the button blanket project.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Projects

Cultural Connections

Button Blanket wall hanging project helps promote cultural awareness and understanding

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Around Town Calendar

Community Events Calendar

A look at what's happening in the Comox Valley this spring

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