On October 20, voters in the Comox Valley will be electing mayors, councillors, school district board members and electoral area directors.
Local government, be it in a village, town, city or electoral area, shapes the community it serves with its decision making. Therefore, it’s critical we ensure our elected officials adopt policies and bylaws that will form the basis for creating both a sustainable community and environment, not only for ourselves but for future generations.
The CV Global Awareness Network, CV Council of Canadians and Imagine Comox Valley invite the public, members of local government and candidates standing for office in the October municipal elections to learn more about the possibilities of reaching sustainable solutions to current issues and problems being faced in the Comox Valley in their second Sustainability Forum on Wednesday Sept. 19th at 7 PM.Continue reading →
With municipal elections coming in October this October, the first Comox Valley Sustainability Forum was designed to inform voters – and prospective candidates – about the creative work being spearheaded by local non-profits to find solutions to a variety of inter-related problems we face as a society, and to offer options for creating a more sustainable community.
All issues covered in the first Forum fall within the mandate of our local municipal councils – be it the Village of Cumberland, the Town of Comox, the city of Courtenay or the three electoral areas.
Click on the links below to access the presentations that were given at the first Sustainability Forum. As a voter, you can use this information to ask pointed questions of local municipal candidates running for office this October.
If you’re a candidate, consider the thoughtful solutions that have been presented…and get in touch with the organizations for further details.
Coming to Comox Valley 7pm, May 27 Little Red Church (formerly St. John the Baptist Church) 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox
Building Opposition to Canada’s Corporate “Trade” Agenda
An Evening with Stuart Trew Trade Campaigner, Council of Canadians
and Brenda Sayers, Hupacasath First Nation
Free trade and investment deals like NAFTA promote and lock in the rights of corporations to make a profit. At the same time they undermine the ability of communities to make decisions in their own best interest. Every new deal takes the corporate agenda a step further, and they are virtually impossible to cancel once ratified. The Canadian Government has signed, or is in the process of negotiating and seeking to ratify a variety of new corporate rights treaties. Continue reading →
Salmon Confidential is a powerful new documentary that all British Columbians should see. It talks about the discovery of European viruses in BC salmon; the role that salmon farms play in the epidemic; and attempts by federal agencies to suppress these findings by silencing and discrediting scientists, including several whose expertise is acknowledged globally. Continue reading →