Preparing for aftershocks from Safeway’s fall

Preparing for aftershocks from Safeway’s fall

February 18, 2014 By Drew A. Penner Echo Staff   The Comox Valley is bracing for anticipated ricochet effects from the planned May 10 closure of Safeway in Courteany, affecting 120 full and part-time employees. Remembering a time when the store was the largest grocer in the Comox Valley, Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula said the business would be missed. “They were always a big part of the Valley,” he said. “The sad thing is...

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Food bank grateful for donations from Comox Valley

Food bank grateful for donations from Comox Valley

Jan 15, 2014 Comox Valley Record   Dear editor, The Comox Valley Food Bank is very grateful to our kind donors from the Comox Valley and environs for the variety and quantity of foods so generously donated to the food bank through September to December 2013. We, at the Comox Valley Food Bank, wish to extend our most sincere thank you for the ongoing effort, commitment, logistics, time, caring and thoughtfulness demonstrated by so many of...

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Food Bank wants fruits of your labour

Food Bank wants fruits of your labour

September 10, 2013 By Michael Briones Echo Staff   Agricultural producers in the region are being urged to donate the fruits of their labour to the Comox Valley Food Bank. The valley has a lot of gardens and farms that have an over abundance of vegetables and fruits said the food bank society's president Jeff Hampton. “From what I understand, they’re experiencing bigger crops this year,” said Hampton. “They’re...

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Food Bank marks 30 years

Food Bank marks 30 years

December 10, 2013 By Philip Round Echo Staff   Next week, the Comox Valley Food Bank will reach a milestone – the 30th anniversary of its creation back in 1983. But there’s no time to mark the birthday, as it’s one of the busiest times of the year for what has become an essential local service for up to 700 families every month. “We’ll probably do something to mark it in the spring,” says Food Bank president Jeff Hampton, who for almost...

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