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Des Kennedy writes letter of support for saving Shakesides

Des Kennedy, an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author and environmental activist, has written to MLHS with a letter of support for saving Shakesides. Kennedy is the author of four books of essays including a memoir, “The Passionate Gardener”, and three novels…

Artist Robert Bateman berates Town of Comox

Artist Robert Bateman has sent a strong message of censure to the Town of Comox, which has now sent a petition to the BC Superme Court to overturn the Mack Laing Trust and demolish Shakesides, the house naturalist Hamilton Mack…

BC Nature supports nature house in Shakesides

On March 9, 2017, BC Nature, which represents the Federation of BC Naturalists, sent a letter to the Town of Comox Chief Executive Officer, Richard Kanigan,m expressing support for “the development of Hamilton Mack Laing’s former home “Shakesides” as a…

CVNS takes stand against Town of Comox for Mack Laing

The Comox-Valley Naturalists Society (CVNS) has stated its objection to the Town of Comox’s application to change the Trust of noted Canadian naturalist, Hamilton Mack Laing (1883-1982). CVNS, established in 1966 and formerly known as The Comox-Strathcona Natural History Society,…

Support continues to grow to save Shakesides

The Mack Laing Society continues to gather support to prevent the demolition of Mack Laing’s last home, Shakesides, and to adapt it into a nature museum, as stated in his Will, and in the Trust agreement he signed with the…

What a year! MLHS looks back on 2016 …

The MLHS wishes everyone a very happy holiday season, with sincere thanks for your support. A pdf of the photo montage below may be downloaded HERE: 2016mlhsmontagehires Note: The bench seen in the lower right of the montage, next to…