CV Council of Canadians - October 2018 e-newsletter
In the Chapter's October newsletter:
Forum - Our Water Future: Local Water Governance in the Comox Valley
Open House - What is the Referendum on Electoral Reform all about
Word Activists - Letter to Editor
Word Activists - Letter to FLNRORD
Call for Nominations - Community Action Award
Sustainability Questions for Municipal Candidates
Elder College Course - Demystifying PR
October 20 Municipal Elections
Get Ready for the PR Referendum
Yves Enlger's Book Tour
Mark Your Calendar
Our Water Future:
Local Water Governance in the Comox Valley

Wednesday, October 10 - 7:00 pm
Upstairs Hall, Filberg Center, Courtenay

It is time to deal with the issue of our Comox Valley water, our watersheds and the opportunities to protect them for future generations. Visit the Chapter's website and article in the Record for further details on this exciting forum. The line-up of presenters includes Rosie Simms from the POLIS Water Sustainability Project, Bruce Gibbons founder of Merville Water Guardians and David Stapley.

Open House - 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform
An interactive event on what this referendum is all about
In view of the referendum being held on what voting system to use in our provincial elections the Chapter is pleased to be hosting an information open house with Barb Berger, Chair of Fair Vote Comox Valley. Click here for further details.
Everyone welcome!
Letters to the Editor - Referendum on Electoral Reform

The referendum on electoral reform is an extremely rare opportunity to advance our democracy by making it fairer, less prone to special interests and more representative of all British Columbians.

A steady stream of letters to the editor in support of proportional representation (PR) in our local newspapers will help encourage dialogue and raise awareness on the importance of voting in the
upcoming referendum.
Click here for letter writing points.
Letters to FLNRORD - Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development   

The battle to protect our water continues. "Attention must be focused on the FLNRORD decision team in Nanaimo to seek a denial of the amendment to the Merville water-withdrawal licence", states Bruce Gibbons founder of the Merville Water Guardians.

If you haven't already done so, please email the FLNRORD Ministers listed below, encouraging them to deny the amendment, respect the CVRD denial of the rezoning and honour the overwhelming opposition to this water-bottling proposal.      
The 11th Annual Community Action Award!

Do you know an individual or group that has actively demonstrated  
progressive community action in the Comox Valley for at least one year
and whose goals are consistent with those of the Council of

Please email your nomination by November 3.  For award criteria click here.
The award will be presented at the Chapters' AGM - Nov. 22. Evergreen Seniors Lounge - 7:00 pm
Questions for Candidates in the Municipal Election

Your Voice Counts

Towards a More Sustainable Comox Valley

The inspiring speakers from the two Sustainability Forums, one held in May (click here for overview), the second in September (click here for overview), provided relevant questions to ask candidates running in the Comox Valley's municipal elections. Click here for their questions.

Strategies already in place based on the Eight Goals of the Regional Growth Strategy were discussed (with examples) as to how sustainable solutions could be reached on a range of local issues and problems currently being faced in the Valley. Ask the candidates in your riding where they stand on the thoughtful solutions that were presented at the two Sustainability Forums.
Demystifying Proportional Representation (PR)
Elder College Short Course - October 12, 2018

This course, offered by instructor Barb Berger, discusses how the various PR options can address existing problems in our current 'First Past the Post' (FPTP) electoral system. She will present the issues and implications surrounding a change in the way we vote. Click here for course registration details.

Municipal Elections in the Comox Valley - Your Vote Counts!

The Municipal Elections will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018

Municipal elections are occurring throughout the Comox Valley and include elections for municipal councils, regional district electoral areas A, B and C, the board of education, and the Islands Trust. For information on the municipal elections in your area, including advance voting, click and visit the following sites:

City of Courtenay              Town of Comox            Village of Cumberland                CV Regional District


Cumberland - Thursday October 4                              Comox - Friday October 12
Cumberland Cultural Centre                                        Comox Recreation Centre - Noel Road       
7:00 pm                                                                           7:00 pm

Courtenay - Tuesday October 16                                 CVRD Areas A, B, C - October 16
Sid Williams Theatre                                                     Dove Creek Hall, Burns Road                 
6:00 pm                                                                           6:00 pm                                              
2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform
October 22 - November 30, 2018

British Columbians will be voting this fall, from Oct. 22 through to Nov. 30 on whether to adopt an electoral system based on proportional representation for the provincial elections. The voting package from Elections BC will arrive in the mailboxes of all registered voters between Oct. 22 and Nov. 2, 2018.
Visit this site to ensure you are registered and ready to vote.
Yves Engler bringing his Canadian book tour to Courtenay!
Left, Right - Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada

Yves Engler is the author of 10 books, including his latest, Left, Right - Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada. He will be in Courtenay Monday, November 5, 6:30 pm at the Courtenay Library. Click here for book review and further details
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events
October 3 - A Palestinian International Human Rights Lawyer's Perspective - 7 pm, Comox United Church, click here for details
October 4 - Cumberland All Candidates Forum
October 10 - Local Water Governance in the Comox Valley Forum
October 11 - Site C DAM Mistake Rally - 436 5th St. Courtenay
October 12 - Comox All Candidates Forum
October 16  - Courtenay All Candidates Forum
October 16 - Area A, B, C All Candidates Forum
October 20 - Municipal elections - Everyone out to vote!
October 27 - "What is Electoral Reform all About'?
November 5 - Yves Engler's Left, Right Book Launch

November 22 - Chapter AGM and Community Action Award
Oct. 22 to Nov. 30 - Mail-in Referendum on Electoral Reform
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