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The goal of the PLEC (Play, Learn, Experience & Connect) Program is to offer rural families living in the north end of the Comox Valley with early years’ children opportunities to participate in fun and engaging activities closer to home and to make social connections within their rural area. Photo supplied

New Early Years Program to begin in the fall for rural Comox Valley families

Free weekly drop-in program at 2 locations beginning in September

The goal of the PLEC (Play, Learn, Experience & Connect) Program is to offer rural families living in the north end of the Comox Valley with early years’ children opportunities to participate in fun and engaging activities closer to home and to make social connections within their rural area. Photo supplied
The Garden Stage at the Gardens at Anderton will be the site for a series of concerts put on by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Photo supplied

Series of jazz concerts slated for Anderton Gardens in Comox

Malcolm Holt Special to The Record After almost a year of inactivity…

The Garden Stage at the Gardens at Anderton will be the site for a series of concerts put on by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Photo supplied
Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are in the Comox Valley for the annual Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival. Photo supplied

Kaimerata Festival returns to the Comox Valley

Erik Taynen Special to The Record For many, the reality of the…

Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are in the Comox Valley for the annual Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival. Photo supplied
The Coxes’ tomato harvest has been vastly impacted by this summer’s heat. Photo by Leslie Cox

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Gardens suffering through a summer like no other

Leslie Cox Special to The Record Dry. Very dry. In July, not…

The Coxes’ tomato harvest has been vastly impacted by this summer’s heat. Photo by Leslie Cox
CSWM landfill in Cumberland. Record file photo. Record file photo

Construction at Comox Valley landfill to cause drop-off delays

Public drop-off garbage bin area, also known as the bin wall, has reached end of its life

CSWM landfill in Cumberland. Record file photo. Record file photo
Area A director Daniel Arbour and Fanny Bay community members celebrate the event. Photo supplied

There’s a new place to play in Fanny Bay

Comox Valley Regional District, community open new playground in community

Area A director Daniel Arbour and Fanny Bay community members celebrate the event. Photo supplied
Practical nursing student Desmond Rutherford learns about the proper care and assessment of an IV with a patient simulator in NIC’s Practical Nursing labs. Photo supplied

North Island College launches Access to Practical Nursing program

North Island College is introducing a new program to help health care…

Practical nursing student Desmond Rutherford learns about the proper care and assessment of an IV with a patient simulator in NIC’s Practical Nursing labs. Photo supplied
Last year, 23 workers were injured in B.C. because of being hit by a motor vehicle. Photo supplied

Busier roads put roadside workers at greater risk in Comox Valley

Cone Zone campaign brings awareness to the dangers faced by roadside workers

Last year, 23 workers were injured in B.C. because of being hit by a motor vehicle. Photo supplied
The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Summer Show that will take place on the BC Day holiday weekend, July 31 to Aug. 2. File photo

Comox Valley’s Woodland Gardens hosting summer festival on BC Day long weekend

Art and artisans outdoor shows have been hit hard over the past…

The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Summer Show that will take place on the BC Day holiday weekend, July 31 to Aug. 2. File photo
The arena is getting a 552AC Lithium Ion Zamboni. Image, Zamboni YouTube video

Comox Valley Sports Centre going electric for arena ice-cleaning

CVRD will be unveiling a new Zamboni model that uses a lithium ion battery

The arena is getting a 552AC Lithium Ion Zamboni. Image, Zamboni YouTube video
Communications professional and retired Canadian Armed Forces Major Mary Lee is running for the Conservative Party candidate in Courtenay-Alberni. Photo supplied

Conservatives announce Courtenay-Alberni candidate

Mary Lee is retired major and works in communications for Comox Valley school district

Communications professional and retired Canadian Armed Forces Major Mary Lee is running for the Conservative Party candidate in Courtenay-Alberni. Photo supplied
The July 24 card at Saratoga Raceway featured a 40-lap BIG RIG race. Photo by Doug Waller

Big rigs featured at Black Creek’s Saratoga Speedway

By Doug Waller Special to Black Press The North American BIG RIG…

The July 24 card at Saratoga Raceway featured a 40-lap BIG RIG race. Photo by Doug Waller
North Island College early childhood care and education certificate student Kelsey Kryzanowski at the Beaufort Children’s Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Photo supplied

North Island College offers early childhood care and education certificate

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate students are preparing…

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate student Kelsey Kryzanowski at the Beaufort Children’s Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Photo supplied
Ali and Blake Usher are grateful for all the support YANA has given their family since Blake’s birth, and will be participating in this year’s Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of giving back to the charity. Photo supplied

Usher family participates in Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of saying ‘thanks’

Andrea Postal Special to The Record Team McQueen is decked out and…

Ali and Blake Usher are grateful for all the support YANA has given their family since Blake’s birth, and will be participating in this year’s Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of giving back to the charity. Photo supplied
The Crown Isle driving range was a sea of classic cars for the Romeo St. Jacques Classic Cars on the Green event in 2019. The show will be at The Park @ Crown Isle this year. Photo by Terry Farrell

Huge car show coming to The Park in Comox

Fourth annual Romeo St. Jacques Memorial Classic Cars on the Green Aug. 14; classic cruise Aug. 15

The Crown Isle driving range was a sea of classic cars for the Romeo St. Jacques Classic Cars on the Green event in 2019. The show will be at The Park @ Crown Isle this year. Photo by Terry Farrell
There are still seats open for NIC Youth Academy summer camps. Including fun, engaging activities in the field of STEM, outdoor exploration, French language and much more. Photo supplied

Spaces still available for youth summer camps at Comox Valley’s North Island College

There is still time to sign up for NIC Youth Academy Summer…

There are still seats open for NIC Youth Academy summer camps. Including fun, engaging activities in the field of STEM, outdoor exploration, French language and much more. Photo supplied
July 15-21 is Canadian Flowers week and some local florists celebrated the occasion by dressing up the courtyard next to Blue Spruce Ice Cream on 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Photo by Katie Rogers

PHOTOS: Comox Valley florists celebrate Canadian Flowers Week

July 15-21 is Canadian Flowers week and some local florists celebrated the…

July 15-21 is Canadian Flowers week and some local florists celebrated the occasion by dressing up the courtyard next to Blue Spruce Ice Cream on 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Photo by Katie Rogers
Cyclists of all ages take part in the Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride every year. Photo supplied

Re-imagined Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride offers flexibility

The 2021 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride is just around the corner,…

Cyclists of all ages take part in the Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride every year. Photo supplied
The Matthew Fox family. Matthew Fox is the new senior pastor at Comox Community Baptist Church. Photo supplied

Comox Community Baptist Church introduces new senior pastor

After several months of searching, Comox Community Baptist Church has selected Matthew…

The Matthew Fox family. Matthew Fox is the new senior pastor at Comox Community Baptist Church. Photo supplied
Swimmers take their marks for a race during a meet hosted by the Comox Valley Sharks July 10-11. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Sharks host seven-team swim meet

The weekend of July 10-11 saw the Comox Valley Sharks host the…

Swimmers take their marks for a race during a meet hosted by the Comox Valley Sharks July 10-11. Photo supplied