June & July 2016
“We believe the global water situation is very dire—droughts are everywhere,” she Linda Safford, far right, with fellow members of the Comox Valley Water Watch Coalition, from left Lynne Wheeler, Delores Broten and Dawn Christian.  “Of all the water in the world, very little is potable.”` Photo by Seadance Photography


The Value of Water

Local groups work to preserve our most precious resource...

“We really are better together.  That’s the most innovative thing about the #WeAreYQQ initiative--the collaboration,” says Hans Peter Meyer, whose #WeAreYQQ Project teamed up with local Grade 12 student Matthew Black and his partners to help grow his tech start-up business.  Photo by Seadance Photography


Community Collaboration

The #WeAreYQQ movement — working together and sharing success

Two-and-a-half-year-old Duck Toller Boomer takes a leap of faith on the agility course.  Photo by Seadance Photography


Jumping for Joy

The sport of dog agility is thriving in the Comox Valley

Beautiful views abound along the Port Alberni Inlet to Log Train Trail.  “Once completed the Vancouver Island Spine Trail will create a lasting legacy for islanders and adventurers from around the world,” says Sarah Seads, who plans to run the entire route in sections this year to raise awareness about the 700-km trail vision. Photo by Sarah Seads


Exploring the Spine

Vancouver Island Spine Trail offers unique recreation opportunities for adventurers from near and far

Blackberry Yogurt Pops, made with local Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt, are just one of the many flavors of frozen treats Mexi Pops offers. Photo by Cayleigh Rees

Food and Dining

A Tasty Endeavour

Local food entrepreneurs join forces to expand their businesses making refreshing, healthy treats

Museum visitors can see a replica of the ALBERNI, the only Canadian warship built on Vancouver Island, in Esquimalt. Photo by Seadance Photography


Honoring our History

One man’s passion to uncover the past creates a WWII memorial unlike any other

The salt marsh islands in Royston, which create 360 degrees of edge habitat for fish with no impact on existing shoreline vegetation. Royston is “not re-establishing,” says Dan Bowen. “We had to give it a helping hand.” Photo by Boomer Jerritt


Helping Hands

Project Watershed works to protect and restore local salt marsh and marine habitats

Dog Days of Summer


Dog Days of Summer

Tips to how to keep our four-legged friends safe as the temperatures rise


Recipe File

Recipe File

Summer is almost upon us, and there is no better time of year to enjoy all the incredible bounty available to us here in the Comox Valley. Fresh veggies and fruit are mainstays of the season—you can find the best selection at local farm stands, or the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market, which is happening three times a week this summer. This month we have some recipes courtesy of Signature Oil & Vinegar, featuring products from their shop. If you haven’t already discovered all the amazing food items they offer, now is the time to check them out. In the meantime, give these perfect-for-summer recipes a try!

Chef Ronald St. Pierre of Locals Restaurant is proud that his extensive use of locally grown and harvested seafood has helped his establishment earn a Level III distinction in the Leaders in Environmental Food Service certification program. Locals is the only restaurant in BC to achieve this high level of excellence, which identifies it as one of Canada’s ‘greenest’ restaurants. Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Around Town Calendar

Around Town Community Calendar

A look at what’s on in the Comox Valley for the months of June through August, 2016

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