Comox, British Columbia

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summer training facility. It employs over 100 officers and 150 staff cadets each year. The Centre occupies Goose Spit opposite Comox, and makes use of Highland Secondary School (École Highland Secondary School) as an auxiliary training facility for classroom work, first aid, and music training. ''Quadra'' is the only Sea Cadet Training Centre in Canada to include all four trades plus three of the four speciality trades (Marine Engineering (Engine department (ship)), Shipwright, and Silver Sail). Cadets undergoing training as Boatswains and Marine Engineers also undergo training in damage control at CFB Esquimalt. ''Quadra'' plays host to a number of international exchange cadets. In recent years, these have included contingents from Korea, Japan, the United States (United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps), United Kingdom (Sea Cadet Corps (United Kingdom)), Germany, Sweden, Australia (Australian Navy Cadets), New Zealand (New Zealand Sea Cadet Corps), Bermuda (Bermuda Sea Cadet Corps), and the Netherlands. HMCS ''Quadra's'' website '''Harbour Air''' is a scheduled service, tour and charter (Charter airline) airline based in Richmond (Richmond, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada. The airline specializes in routes between Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia), Sechelt (Sechelt, British Columbia), Comox (Comox, British Columbia) and the Gulf Islands, primarily with de Havilland Canada floatplanes. Along with West Coast Air, they also operate de Havilland Beavers (de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver) and de Havilland Twin Otters (de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter). **Sechelt (Sechelt, British Columbia), near the abandoned Sechelt Porpoise Bay Water Aerodrome **Comox (Comox, British Columbia), (Comox Water Aerodrome) *Richmond (Richmond, British Columbia) (Vancouver International Water Airport) '''Thomas Herschmiller''' (born April 6, 1978 in Comox, British Columbia) is a Canadian (Canada) rower (Sport rowing). He graduated from Brentwood College School in 1996. He won a gold medal at the 2003 world championships The '''Pentlatch''' or '''Puntlatch''' or '''Puntledge''' language is a Salishan language that was spoken on Canada's Vancouver Island in a small area between Comox (Comox, British Columbia) and Campbell River, British Columbia. Pentlatch became extinct in the 1940s. The name of this people and their language survives on the modern map as that of the Puntledge River.


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Columbia Comox , Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia), Port Alice (Port Alice, British Columbia), Port McNeill (Port McNeill, British Columbia), Port Hardy (Port Hardy, British Columbia), Alert Bay (Alert Bay, British Columbia), Quadra Island, Denman Island and Hornby Island. * SCSTC HMCS ''Quadra'' (HMCS Quadra), located in Comox, British Columbia, has operated as a Sea Cadet training facility since 1953. It was commissioned in 1956 and is the second largest

summer training facility. It employs over 100 officers and 150 staff cadets each year. The Centre occupies Goose Spit opposite Comox, and makes use of Highland Secondary School (École Highland Secondary School) as an auxiliary training facility for classroom work, first aid, and music training. ''Quadra'' is the only Sea Cadet Training Centre in Canada to include all four trades plus three of the four speciality trades (Marine Engineering (Engine department (ship)), Shipwright


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) squash player from Canada. In 1999, he became the first North American squash player to reach the World No. 1 ranking. He won 36 top-level squash events during his career, including the World Open (World Open (squash)) in 1998, and the British Open (British Open Squash Championships) in 1999. birth_date birth_place Comox (Comox, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) draft 9th overall Playing career Cam Neely


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) squash player from Canada. In 1999, he became the first North American squash player to reach the World No. 1 ranking. He won 36 top-level squash events during his career, including the World Open (World Open (squash)) in 1998, and the British Open (British Open Squash Championships) in 1999. birth_date birth_place Comox (Comox, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) draft 9th overall Playing career Cam Neely


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to divert new settlers away from the Victoria area as well as from the newly discovered Cariboo gold fields (Cariboo Gold Rush). He offered land in the valley for $1 per acre and free transportation to the area. thumb right The HMS ''Grappler'', shown here in later service as a packet steamer. brought the first settlers to the Comox Valley in 1862 (File:grappler.jpg) Although some unofficial settlers had arrived in previous years, the first government-approved


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of Vancouver Island, in the area of present-day Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), including Quadra Island and several other Gulf islands. thumb Low tide exposes thousands of small stakes once used by Coast Salish First Nations for fishing weirs. (File:Coast Salish fishing weir stakes Comox BC Canada.jpg)At the fishing village located at present-day Comox, the Pentlatch set out elaborate fishing weirs—nets on tidal flats tied to wooden stakes that would be covered at high tide


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and Railway Company, and his wife Florence commissioned master builder William Haggarty to build a rustic summer lodge on top of a part of the Great Comox Midden on the shores of Comox Bay. The resulting structure incorporated local stone and timber, as well as a native petroglyph and British naval cannonballs (Round shot). Although the lodge was intended only as a summer residence, the Filbergs were so entranced by it that they made it their full-time residence in 1935, and continued to add


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a friend of the Crown Prince (King George VI). Whenever ships of the Royal Navy visited the area, they always lowered their flags as they passed his house, a mark of respect accorded to him because—according to local rumour—d'Esterre had been involved in secret service activities during the Great War. d’Esterre sought to bring tourists to the area by advertising in Vancouver and Victoria newspapers, extolling the local abundance of "Tyee"


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of his discoveries. Bawlf also relies heavily upon the configuration of the coastline as depicted in some of the maps and globes of the era, including the so-called French and Dutch Drake Maps which depict his voyage as having reached a point northward of a chain of islands to the northwest of New Spain and other maps depicting New Albion at latitudes above those of northern California, such as Richard Hakluyt's 1587 map of the New World showing Nova Albion at 50 degrees north latitude. Bawlf

Comox, British Columbia

'''Comox''' is a town of 13,000 people located on the southern coast of the '''Comox Peninsula''' in the Georgia Strait on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The warm dry summers, mild winters, fertile soil and abundant sea life attracted First Nations thousands of years ago, who called the area ''kw’umuxws'' (Kwak'wala, the adopted language of the K'omoks, for ''plentiful''). When the area was opened for settlement in the mid-19th century, it quickly attracted farmers, a lumber industry and a fishing industry. For over fifty years, the village remained isolated from the outside world other than by ship until roads and a railway were built into the area during the First World War. The installation of an air force base near the village during the Second World War brought new prosperity to the area, and in recent years, Comox has become a popular tourist attraction due to its good fishing, local wildlife, year-round golf and proximity to the Mount Washington ski area (Mount Washington Alpine Resort), the Forbidden Plateau, and Strathcona Provincial Park. The town is also home to Canadian air force base CFB Comox, an international airport and the HMCS ''Quadra'' Sea Cadet training facility. The mild climate has attracted many retirees to the area in the 21st century, resulting in a high rate of growth and a sharp increase in the median age of residents.

Comox town is located in the Comox Valley, along with several other communities, including Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia), Cumberland (Cumberland, British Columbia), and the unincorporated hamlets of Royston (Royston, British Columbia), Union Bay (Union Bay, British Columbia), Fanny Bay (Fanny Bay, British Columbia), Black Creek (Black Creek, British Columbia) and Merville (Merville, British Columbia). The nearby Comox Glacier is visible from many parts of the town and is the area's signature landmark.

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