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A grad clothing donation program, formerly known as the Cinderella/Prince Charming Project, now has a new name. Photo, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley grad garment program gets a re-brand

Program aims to give all students opportunity for graduation gown or suit

A grad clothing donation program, formerly known as the Cinderella/Prince Charming Project, now has a new name. Photo, Comox Valley Schools
School District 71 has recruited three new senior staff members to replace retirees this summer. File photo

Comox Valley Schools announces three new senior director positions

Incoming directors will take over from retiring senior staff members in August

School District 71 has recruited three new senior staff members to replace retirees this summer. File photo
Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care is a long-term care advocacy/watchdog group in the Comox Valley. Adobe stock image

Comox Valley dementia care advocacy organization hosting panel discussion

After COVID-19, after the staffing is trained and increased, after infection control…

Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care is a long-term care advocacy/watchdog group in the Comox Valley. Adobe stock image
Andrew, seen here with his parents, was only two pounds, seven ounces at birth. Photo supplied

Preemie born to 15-year-old mother; a YANA family from decades past

Andrea Postal Special to The Record It was spring of 1994, and…

Andrew, seen here with his parents, was only two pounds, seven ounces at birth. Photo supplied
Scotch broom cuts sit alongside Highway 19 awaiting pick-up for proper diposal. Photo supplied

Ministry of Transportation funding early Scotch broom removal in the Comox Valley

People have been asking, “who is cutting Scotch broom on Highway 19?”…

Scotch broom cuts sit alongside Highway 19 awaiting pick-up for proper diposal. Photo supplied
The Building Connections for Valley Families project is receiving $100,000 from the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Community Foundation directs $100K towards children’s health program

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) approved a second special grant for…

The Building Connections for Valley Families project is receiving $100,000 from the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Photo supplied
Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department membership, photo from July 2019. Photo supplied

Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department creates new bursary fund

The Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) recently established a bursary fund with…

Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department membership, photo from July 2019. Photo supplied
Arcana Dea performs at the opening ceremonies of the Woodstove Film Festival. Photo supplied.

Cumberland’s Woodstove Film Festival an online festival experience

Did you miss the Woodstove Fest in 2020? Cumberland Culture & Arts…

Arcana Dea performs at the opening ceremonies of the Woodstove Film Festival. Photo supplied.
Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.

RCMP still looking for clues one year after Courtenay man’s disappearance

It has been over a year, and investigators are still looking for…

Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.
Adelie Simson and Sarah Dolman in a scene from Quaranteened, one of two one-act plays that Courtenay Little Theatre will be presenting virtually, April 2-5. Photo supplied

Courtenay Little Theatre returning with a virtual event

The Pandemic Diaries featuring two original one-act plays, can be viewed April 2-5

Adelie Simson and Sarah Dolman in a scene from Quaranteened, one of two one-act plays that Courtenay Little Theatre will be presenting virtually, April 2-5. Photo supplied
Council held an outdoor village hall meeting at the No. 6 Mine Memorial Park in July 2020. The village is now undertaking some restoration work at the park starting this spring. Some areas will be temporarily closed. Record file photo

Parts of Cumberland’s mine park closed for tree work

Forest restoration work to run through spring and fall

Council held an outdoor village hall meeting at the No. 6 Mine Memorial Park in July 2020. The village is now undertaking some restoration work at the park starting this spring. Some areas will be temporarily closed. Record file photo
Seagulls and other marine birds packed the shoreline at Kye Bay in March, as the herring roe provided a feast for the feathered community. Photo by Terry Farrell

Gulls going, going, gone from 19 Wing Comox and area landfills

A long-running control program proves beneficial in the Comox Valley and Campbell River

Seagulls and other marine birds packed the shoreline at Kye Bay in March, as the herring roe provided a feast for the feathered community. Photo by Terry Farrell
Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner TJ Watt is dwarfed by an enormous, 11 foot-wide old-growth red cedar tree recently cut down in the Caycuse River watershed. (Submitted photo)

Rally at Courtenay’s 17 Street Bridge Friday in support of old-growth forests

The Comox Valley and Campbell River network of grassroots community organizations and…

Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner TJ Watt is dwarfed by an enormous, 11 foot-wide old-growth red cedar tree recently cut down in the Caycuse River watershed. (Submitted photo)
Through the Community Supported Agriculture program, consumers can buy vegetables and fruit boxes (right), or flower arrangements (left).

Comox Valley farmers expand Community Supported Agriculture program

Would you love to take advantage of the bounty of the Comox…

Through the Community Supported Agriculture program, consumers can buy vegetables and fruit boxes (right), or flower arrangements (left).
Mark Isfeld culinary student Ella Oldaker (Gold Medal winner) finishing off before plating her Prawn Stir fry with Thai Green Curry and Brown Rice Pilaf for judges. Photo, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley students earn golds at Skills Canada

Regional competition took place remotely between March 8 and 12

Mark Isfeld culinary student Ella Oldaker (Gold Medal winner) finishing off before plating her Prawn Stir fry with Thai Green Curry and Brown Rice Pilaf for judges. Photo, Comox Valley Schools
Two people watch a screening of <em>A Letter From the </em><em>Ocean</em>, an 11-minute looped video that plays on a large screen in Comox Valley Art Gallery’s southern window facing Duncan Avenue. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Art Gallery exhibits can be ‘seen from the sidewalk’

During these COVID times, the Comox Valley Art Gallery is presenting two…

Two people watch a screening of <em>A Letter From the </em><em>Ocean</em>, an 11-minute looped video that plays on a large screen in Comox Valley Art Gallery’s southern window facing Duncan Avenue. Photo supplied
Cumberland Lake Park is a hidden gem that offers plenty of activities and fun for the entire family. Photo, Open Image Lifestyle

Cumberland Lake Park Campground taking reservations

Island campers able to reserve week-long stays starting March 25

Cumberland Lake Park is a hidden gem that offers plenty of activities and fun for the entire family. Photo, Open Image Lifestyle
Vanier Secondary is picking up the torch for a program to help grads get formal wear. Photo, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley school takes on Cinderalla/Prince Charming for graduation

Vanier Secondary picks up torch for former program to help students with formal wear

Vanier Secondary is picking up the torch for a program to help grads get formal wear. Photo, Comox Valley Schools
Tournament referees (top row) refereeing the Robot Courts with competitors from Claremont Secondary, Victoria, Brentwood College, Mill Bay, and Highland Secondary (NIDES 7842). Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley students excel at robotics competition

Some students will compete in virtual world championships this May

Tournament referees (top row) refereeing the Robot Courts with competitors from Claremont Secondary, Victoria, Brentwood College, Mill Bay, and Highland Secondary (NIDES 7842). Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools
Lake Trail Community School in Courtenay is celebrating its history. File photo

Courtenay’s Lake Trail Community School wants to hear your memories

Students will be creating a display and time capsule of the school’s history so far

Lake Trail Community School in Courtenay is celebrating its history. File photo