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Courtenay Rotary celebrates year of achievements

The Courtenay Rotary Club spent a recent meeting looking back over a year of work in the community, and recognizing members who have contributed to the club this past year. The club also celebrated the cool $138,050 it raised in community donations throughout the 2011/2012 season, in addition to helping… Keep reading »

Fresh ideas sought for ways to spend homelessness grant

Regional District directors remain undecided about how to spend most of a $300,000 windfall offered to it by Vancouver Island Health Authority to help the homeless and support healthy communities. At a committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, which was intended to sort the issue out after a previous… Keep reading »

Wachiay Friendship Centre, Dawn to Dawn might get chunks of funding

The regional district committee of the whole (COW) is recommending a $20,000 allocation to the Wachiay Friendship Centre to develop a youth suicide prevention program in partnership with the school district, and $6,000 to the Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society to develop year-round recreation programs. The money would… Keep reading »

Local residents recognized for community service

The recipients were all recognized for service to their community and country. “For 60 years her majesty has exemplified the true meaning of public service. The diamond jubilee is an opportunity to highlight those Canadians who, like her majesty, have dedicated themselves to service in family, community and country,” said… Keep reading »


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