News Release Michelle Byers Communications Coordinator Administration Office Temporarily Closes to the public March 18, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that we have made the difficult decision to close the K’omoks First Nation administration Office to the public until further notice. All community meetings, dinners, programs and events have been cancelled. For the time being, we will remain open to provide essential services to our members. Staff that can work from home will do so and will be available via email or phone at 250.339.4545 during our [...]
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News Release Michelle Byers Communications Coordinator OPEN BURNING BAN Extended to all open burning April 20th, 2020 Comox Valley wide Fire Ban is in effect as of April 1st. This now includes any small hand piled backyard fires at this time. Comox Fire Chief stated that this early fire ban from the CVRD is due to the current COVID-19 crisis. It helps to improves breathing quality and reduces calls to first responders to check out fires and/or have to extinguish escaped fires. As we have a fire agreement with the Town of [...]
News Release Michelle Byers Communications Coordinator COVID-19 Effective March 18, 2020, the administration office temporarily closed until further notice—due to the Gov of Canada’s recommendations for flattening the curve for COVID-19 Pandemic. Resources Full information on what the Federal and Provincial Governments are providing during COVID-19 Federal Gov of Canada official resource British Columbia Province of BC official resource Essential Services and Updates for Members The Administration is currently open for essential services for Members. Staff who can work remotely from home are doing so. If you’re not sure to contact with [...]
News Release Michelle Byers Communications Coordinator Fire departments in the Comox Valley are rolling out fire restrictions. No open burning will be allowed in the Courtenay, Merville, Tsolum-Farnham, or Comox fire protection areas. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Open fires will be banned, and fire permits will no longer be issued, except for backyard and campfires in specific fire protection areas. Please call or email Carol McColl, KFN Lands Coordinator with any questions you may have, at email@example.com or 250.339.4545 Thank you! More information https://www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/65088/comox-valley-wide-open-burning-ban-on-the-way/ [...]
News Release Michelle Byers Communications Coordinator In 2017 The K’omoks First Nation and Project Watershed reached an agreement with Interfor to purchase and restore the former Field sawmill site on the Courtenay River near the 17th street bridge. Since then, fundraising activities and events have taken place to raise the funds needed to complete the purchase of the lot. As of now, the deadline for the final payment of 1 million dollars is June 19, 2020. More information: https://projectwatershed.ca/estuary-stewardship/fields-sawmill-kuskussum/ Donate now to help make this happen! [...]
News Release Michelle Byers Communications Coordinator The "generational amnesia" of scientific baselines January 27, 2020 - From Watershed Sentinal On August 18, to much international fanfare, Icelanders and scientists erected a plaque commemorating the death of Okjökull Glacier, which ceased officially to be a glacier in 2014 after melting down to only 0.386 square miles, or 6.6% of its original 5.8 square miles. It is interesting to note that Iceland claimed this international “first.” Canada and BC, which are usually so anxious to claim to be “first” or “world class,” could likely [...]
News Release Michelle Byers Communications Coordinator Project at Comox Valley Airport honours Indigenous peoples in Armed Forces Feb. 10, 2020– Comox, BC - From the Comox Valley Record Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Lawrence MacAulay was in Comox Monday to announce a contribution of $13,500 through the Commemorative Partnership Program to the Comox Valley Airport Commission in support of their Plane of Reconciliation project. Through this project, the airport has recently installed above its departures lounge a replica of a First World War Nieuport Biplane donated by [...]
News Release Michelle Byers Communications Coordinator Comox Valley Women’s Memorial March honours missing, murdered women Feb. 14, 2020– Comox, BC - From the Comox Valley Record About 150 people gathered Friday at Simms Park in Courtenay for the sixth annual Comox Valley Women’s Memorial March, which honours the lives of missing and murdered women. Several people delivered heartfelt speeches at the Simms gazebo, after which the gathering marched through the park and crossed the Fifth Street Bridge to Cliffe Avenue. Avis O’Brien of Alert Bay spoke on behalf of her great aunt, [...]