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NIC hosts coal debate

Comox Valley Record, Apr 2, 2014

Students of North Island College Business School are hosting a public debate on the proposed Raven Coal Mine project April 8, with the winner to be decided your votes.

Tuesday, April 8,  8:45 a.m., Room 204 - NIC's Tyee Building.

2nd Annual Denman Island Croquet Not Coal Tournament - Aug 30

Croquet not Coal Fun Tournament – Please join us!
Time: Friday, August 30, from 1 to 4pm
Place: Denman Community School playing fields
To Register: call 250-335-1765 or email

Miners Memorial Weekend

News Release, Cumberland Museum and Archives, June 18 2013

Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Candidates Meeting - April 30

Candidates Meeting - Public Forum
Date: April 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Florence Filberg Centre - Upper Level
411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6

Confirmed as attending:
Chris Aikman - Green
Kassandra Dycke - NDP
Don McRae - BC Liberal Party

Ocean of Plenty III - Shellfish Gala Dinner - April 13

Featuring locally grown shellfish

Saturday, April 13, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Fanny Bay Community Hall,7793 Old Island Hwy

A fundraiser for the
Coalwatch Comox Valley Society

Cash Bar + Oyster Bar
Silent Auction + Live Auction
50/50 Draw

Solidarity - No Coal! Sunday, February 10th, 2013 Chinese New Year

Unfurling of the “Solidarity- No Coal!” Banner
Sunday, at 2:00 in Buckley Bay
Water Snake Alliance

Croquet Not Coal

Sunday, September 2, from 1 to 4pm

Denman Community School playing fields

Proceeds to Denman Opposes Coal

To register, and for more info contact
Wendy Boothroyd or Ken Madseen at 250-335-1765 or email or

Screening of Dirty Business, Port Alberni, July 18

Dirty Business, a film about the coal industry.

7:00 pm Wednesday, July 18

Char's Landing, 4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

Sponsored by Alberni Valley Transition Town in Port Alberni. There is no admission charge, but any donations to help defray the cost of the venue and the DVD would be most gratefully accepted.

Black Out Speak Out

CoalWatch News, 04 Jun 2012

On June 4, CoalWatch Comox Valley Society joined with environmental and other organizations across the country in Black Out Speak Out. Our website went dark*, to protest the attempted silencing of voices who seek to defend nature. Our land, water and climate are all threatened by the latest federal budget. Proposed changes in the Budget Bill will weaken environmental laws and silence the voices of those who seek to defend them.

In solidarity,
John Snyder, President
CoalWatch Comox Valley Society

Stop the Coal Train - White Rock - May 5

Bill McKibben & have announced Saturday May 5th, 2012 as an International Day of Action to “connect the dots.” We're ready to highlight the connection between coal exports and climate change. We hope you'll join us.

On May 5th, for 24 hours, we intend to stop all coal coming from the US on trains, through White Rock, for export out of BC's ports.

Port Alberni Air Quality Presentation, City Hall, Monday, Feb 27, 7pm

Ellen Chambers will present on air quality in Port Alberni, discussing concerns which already exist with the city's air quality, in the context of the proposal to make the harbour a coal port.

If you are concerned about air quality, the future of Port Alberni, climate change and the coal port proposal, come view the presentation, and support Ellen Chambers.

Seating is limited. Get there early.

Ellen Chambers
Port Alberni Council
Monday, February 27, at 7:00 pm

Ocean of Plenty II a huge success

Fanny Bay, February12, 2012

Ocean of Plenty II a huge success

On behalf of the officers and directors of CoalWatch Comox Valley Society, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone involved in making last night’s sold out fundraising dinner a huge success. The support from the community as a whole was really heart warming.

Ocean of Plenty II Shellfish Gala Dinner - Feb 11, 2012



Ocean of Plenty II
Shellfish Gala Dinner

featuring locally grown shellfish -
Celebrating what we grow!

A fundraiser for the
Coalwatch Comox Valley Society


Date & Time: Saturday, February 11, 2012, Doors open at 6:30 pm

Location: Fanny Bay Community Hall, 7793 Old Island Highway, Fanny Bay, BC

Cash Bar + Oyster Bar + Dress Smart/Up! + Auction + 50/50 Draw

Tickets: $50 each,  Available at:

  Courtenay: Laughing Oyster Books, 250-334-2511
                    The Freakin' Coffee Shop (Tin Town), 250-338-0229
  Comox: Blue Heron Books, 250-339-6111
  Buckley Bay: Fanny Bay Oyster's Seafood Shop, 250-335-1198
  Bowser: Salish Sea Market, 778-424-2012
  Denman Island: Abraxas Books and Gifts, 250-335-2731
  Qualicum Beach: Heaven on Earth Natural Foods, 250-752-3132

Please note: if you have any items that you would like to donate for our silent auction, please contact John Snyder at 250-335-2246 or via

Tracking Table Comment Period: Nov 15-29

BC Environmental Assessment Office, November 8, 2011

November 15-29, 2011: The BC EAO is requesting comments from the public on Compliance Coal Corporation's responses, as listed in the tracking table.

The tracking table contains Compliance Coal Corp's  responses to comments provided by the public during the May 18, 2011 to June 27, 2011 public comment period.

Tracking Table:
- Raven Main Title Page (24 kb)
- Background General Comments (728 kb)
- Appendix A - General Public Comments & Responses (5421 kb)
- Appendix B - Specific Public Comments & Responses (2343 kb)

Comments may be submitted:
- By Online Form:
- By Fax: 250-356-6448
- By Mail:
Rachel Shaw, Project Assessment Mgr
Environmental Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9V1

Comments must:
- include a reference number to the response on which you are commenting
- provide reason(s) why Compliance Coal Corporation’s response does or does not respond to the issue;
- not include attachments
- include permission to post your name and location with your comment, otherwise it will be posted as "personal information withheld"

Click here to read the Invitation to Comment
Click here to read the Public Comment Posting Policy
Click here to visit the Tracking Table page at the EAO

FILM: DIRTY BUSINESS, the social/environmental cost of coal power. RESCHEDULED: now Oct 4.

World Community Film Series
7:30 p.m. Tuesday October 4th
North Island College Theatre, Courtenay

Admission by donation.

Maude Barlow to speak against Raven coal mine, Courtenay, Sept. 23

By Brent Patterson, Council of Canadians, August 24th, 2011

The Council of Canadians is opposed to the Raven underground coal mine which would be located just 20 kilometres south of Courtenay and about 5 kilometres from Baynes Sound in the Cowie Creek and Tsable River drainages.

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