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Message received: Positive response

The MLHS had a display on Comox Ave during the first three days of the Filberg Festival and had wonderful conversations with a lot of people from the Comox Valley and elsewhere. The majority were aware of the Shakesides saga…

No excuses acceptable

Many thanks to Lt Col Terry Chester (ret) for so clearly demonstrating his technique on the Mack Laing Nature House Advisory Committee, through eight weary meetings over several months. However, he has not been authorized to speak on behalf of…

The story of Shakesides

Hamilton Mack Laing, a respected Canadian naturalist and writer, moved to Comox in 1922. When he died in 1982, he left property and cash to the Town of Comox. His home, Shakesides, built in 1949, was in fine condition, fully-furnished…

Clarity on the Shakesides issue

Over 30 years ago, Mack Laing bequeathed his waterfront home, Shakesides, as well as a generous amount of money, to the Town of Comox. The money was to be used for the upkeep of Shakesides and for its preservation as…

Make it right!

Make it right, mayor and council of Comox … On Wednesday, July 20, you are scheduled for the final vote on the fate of an historic house called Shakesides, donated to the Town of Comox in trust to be used as…

Action needed

Last month my husband and I visited this beautiful property in Comox. We are Australians, travelling across the continent on a years motorcycle trip. By chance we met a couple from Comox who took us on an evening walk in…

A Mack Laing community project?

There are three new articles on Decafnation.net about the Mack Laing/Shakesides issue, thanks to George Le Masurier, former editor of the Greensheed. Read them for a clear understanding of the basic issues involved.. #1 — The Town of Comox has…