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File photo of Seal Bay Park

Comox Valley Regional District invites people to enjoy parks

The Comox Valley Regional District is excited to announce opportunities for residents…

File photo of Seal Bay Park
Nigel Ellsay is pictured with the junior development squad at Tour de l’Avenir. Cycling Canada

Courtenay rider joins Cycling Canada coaching team

Cycling Canada has hired former professional road cyclist Nigel Ellsay of Courtenay…

Nigel Ellsay is pictured with the junior development squad at Tour de l’Avenir. Cycling Canada
“Meeting at the Spit” by Stephenie Davidson is one of the creations on exhibit at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, Jan. 13-Feb. 5. Photo supplied.

Wet Paint Art Group featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox

A group of art friends who have painted and shared their passion…

“Meeting at the Spit” by Stephenie Davidson is one of the creations on exhibit at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, Jan. 13-Feb. 5. Photo supplied.
Denman Island Climate Action Network members Cypress Smith (left) & Theresa Clinton with their “Action Alert” poster. Photo via Shannon Kay, Sweet Sea Photography

Denman Island climate group calling for action on fossil fuels

The Denman Island Climate Action Network (DICAN) closely followed the recent international…

Denman Island Climate Action Network members Cypress Smith (left) & Theresa Clinton with their “Action Alert” poster. Photo via Shannon Kay, Sweet Sea Photography
Comox soccer player Kaitlyn Anderson has committed to the UNBC Timberwolves for the 2022 season. Photo supplied

Comox product Kaitlyn Anderson joins UNBC Timberwolves for 2022

The University of Northern British Columbia Women’s Soccer program has started its…

Comox soccer player Kaitlyn Anderson has committed to the UNBC Timberwolves for the 2022 season. Photo supplied
Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.

Foul play suspected in the disappearance of Comox Valley man

It has been almost two years, and investigators now suspect foul play…

Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.
Montessori students in the classroom. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley Montessori program open houses upcoming

The classroom hums like a sushi restaurant. Everyone knows where to be…

Montessori students in the classroom. Black Press file photo
Thomas Plant of Courtenay has signed with the University of Victoria Golden Tide baseball team of the Canadian College Baseball Conference. Photo supplied

Courtenay baseball player signs with UVic Golden Tide

Courtenay’s Thomas Plant has signed with the University of Victoria Golden Tide…

Thomas Plant of Courtenay has signed with the University of Victoria Golden Tide baseball team of the Canadian College Baseball Conference. Photo supplied
The Comox Valley Community Foundation has provided funding to 18 community programs through the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program. Stock image

18 local projects get funding through Comox Valley Community Foundation NSG program

The Comox Valley Community Foundation has supported 18 local projects through the…

The Comox Valley Community Foundation has provided funding to 18 community programs through the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program. Stock image
Emaciated swans recovering at MARS. The adult instinctively positions itself between any human entering the pen and the two sub-adults and is very protective even though neither is its chick. Jo Stiles photo

Swans struggling with unseasonably cold weather on Vancouver Island

Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press If you spotted some “swans…

Emaciated swans recovering at MARS. The adult instinctively positions itself between any human entering the pen and the two sub-adults and is very protective even though neither is its chick. Jo Stiles photo
Danny Ramadan is a featured guest speaker at the 2022 North Island Writers Conference. Photo submitted

North Island Writers Conference returns in virtual format for 2022

The 2022 North Island Writers Conference features a roster of high-profile writers,…

Danny Ramadan is a featured guest speaker at the 2022 North Island Writers Conference. Photo submitted
A female hummingbird at the feeder at the Cox house. Leslie Cox photo

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Looking back and looking ahead

Leslie Cox Special to the Record End of another year and a…

A female hummingbird at the feeder at the Cox house. Leslie Cox photo
A team stopped to pose for a photo during a previous Coldest Night of the Year walk in Courtenay. The 2022 event will take place Feb. 18-27. Scott Stanfield photo
A team stopped to pose for a photo during a previous Coldest Night of the Year walk in Courtenay. The 2022 event will take place Feb. 18-27. Scott Stanfield photo
The sand play area of Children’s Garden at the Gardens on Anderton is a popular attraction. Photo supplied.

Gardens on Anderton in Comox had a successful 2021, despite COVID challenges

The Gardens on Anderton would like to thank the public for all…

The sand play area of Children’s Garden at the Gardens on Anderton is a popular attraction. Photo supplied.
Citizens on Patrol is looking for some new volunteers. Photo supplied

Citizens on Patrol still watching the Comox Valley

COPS has its AGM in January and is looking for new members

Citizens on Patrol is looking for some new volunteers. Photo supplied
An Extreme Weather Warming Centre originally opened at the CVRD Civic Room before switching to Salvation Army Cornerstone and then to the Salvation Army Church. File photo

Comox Valley Emergency Program thanks community for support

Warming Centre hosted 370 visitors from Dec. 26 until Jan. 12

An Extreme Weather Warming Centre originally opened at the CVRD Civic Room before switching to Salvation Army Cornerstone and then to the Salvation Army Church. File photo
Heather Ney (Comox Valley Transition Society), Coun. Doug Hillian, Sean Ferguson (Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association-DCBIA), Coun. David Frisch, Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton with Daisy, Mayor Bob Wells, Coun. Wendy Morin, Tracey Clarke (DCBIA), and Sandra Viney (DCBIA) attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new public washroom in downtown Courtenay, on the corner of 6th Street and England Avenue. Photo supplied

New public washroom opens in downtown Courtenay

Those seeking relief in downtown Courtenay now have another option available following…

Heather Ney (Comox Valley Transition Society), Coun. Doug Hillian, Sean Ferguson (Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association-DCBIA), Coun. David Frisch, Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton with Daisy, Mayor Bob Wells, Coun. Wendy Morin, Tracey Clarke (DCBIA), and Sandra Viney (DCBIA) attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new public washroom in downtown Courtenay, on the corner of 6th Street and England Avenue. Photo supplied
Weird Church in Cumberland is hosting a series of Climate Conversations and events to help Comox Valley residents respond to the challenges brought by climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Weird Church in Cumberland is hosting a series of Climate Conversations and events to help Comox Valley residents respond to the challenges brought by climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The 2019 Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim at Goose Spit in Comox attracted more than 100 swimmers, and even an impromptu martial arts class. Photo by Erica Farrell

Comox’s annual Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim to be virtual in 2021

The Town of Comox and the Comox Community Centre have made the…

The 2019 Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim at Goose Spit in Comox attracted more than 100 swimmers, and even an impromptu martial arts class. Photo by Erica Farrell
This week’s Duchess of Dirt column reveals how the poinsettia became accepted as the official Christmas flower. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Poinsettia – symbol of the holidays

Have you ever wondered how the poinsettia came to be known as…

This week’s Duchess of Dirt column reveals how the poinsettia became accepted as the official Christmas flower. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE