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“Ocean View” by Kaden Carmichael is one of the pieces on exhibit at Visionaries, a showcase of art by high school artists, showing May 5-28 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.

Comox art gallery’s next exhibit features high school artists

Running from May 5-28, Visionaries is a showcase of art by the…

“Ocean View” by Kaden Carmichael is one of the pieces on exhibit at Visionaries, a showcase of art by high school artists, showing May 5-28 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.
The Comox Valley Children’s and Youth Choirs are performing an outdoor concert on the main stage at Filberg Park, Wednesday May 11, at 6 p.m. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Comox Valley Children’s and Youth Choirs to perform at Filberg Park

The Comox Valley Children’s and Youth Choirs (CVCC) are performing an outdoor…

The Comox Valley Children’s and Youth Choirs are performing an outdoor concert on the main stage at Filberg Park, Wednesday May 11, at 6 p.m. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Comox Valley Concert Band’s annual Mother’s Day Concert on May 8 will celebrate 75 years of live music in the Valley. Photo via comoxvalleyconcertband.com

Comox Valley Concert Band celebrates 75 years with Mother’s Day concert

The Comox Valley Concert Band’s annual Mother’s Day Concert on May 8…

The Comox Valley Concert Band’s annual Mother’s Day Concert on May 8 will celebrate 75 years of live music in the Valley. Photo via comoxvalleyconcertband.com
Jeff Hartbower, Bill Friesen, Marci Katz and Ed Varney will share the spotlight at the next Gallery @Weird Church exhibition. Photo by Ali Rodham

Cumberland art exhibit bringing together the work of four friends

Artist Ed Varney reflects, “Everyone is a stranger to everyone else, really,…

Jeff Hartbower, Bill Friesen, Marci Katz and Ed Varney will share the spotlight at the next Gallery @Weird Church exhibition. Photo by Ali Rodham
The Fat Oyster Reading Series returna to Fanny Bay Community Hall on Thursday, May 12. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Fanny Bay’s Fat Oyster Reading Series returns with a triple-header of authors

The Fat Oyster Reading Series returns to Fanny Bay Hall on Thursday,…

The Fat Oyster Reading Series returna to Fanny Bay Community Hall on Thursday, May 12. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Opening day 2022 at the Gardens on Anderton is Sunday, May 8 with gates open from 11 a.m-3 p.m.

Gardens on Anderton in Comox opens for the season on Mother’s Day

The Anderton Therapeutic Garden Society (ATGS) is looking forward to welcoming the…

Opening day 2022 at the Gardens on Anderton is Sunday, May 8 with gates open from 11 a.m-3 p.m.
The Greg Bush (pictured) Quintet returns to Courtenay May 5 to play at the Flying Canoe. Photo supplied

Greg Bush Quintet coming to Courtenay

Malcolm Holt Special to the Record The May 5th concert will be…

The Greg Bush (pictured) Quintet returns to Courtenay May 5 to play at the Flying Canoe. Photo supplied
Comox Valley residents will see hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces personnel and dozens of water vessels training on local beaches from May 6 to 13, as part of Exercise Cougar Gauntlet. Photo supplied.

Army Reserves to conduct beach assault and raid exercise around CFB Comox

Comox and Courtenay residents will see hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces personnel…

Comox Valley residents will see hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces personnel and dozens of water vessels training on local beaches from May 6 to 13, as part of Exercise Cougar Gauntlet. Photo supplied.
SD 71 Director of Instruction Jay Dixon with Primary 2nd place winners: Oscar Silverstein, Wilder Petch, Everett Dickens and Glen Nasadyk and Grade 3 teacher Kathryn Ney from Cumberland Community. Photo, SD71

Comox Valley students solve big problems with Minecraft event

They were challenged to look at issue, choose problem and craft solution for the challenge

SD 71 Director of Instruction Jay Dixon with Primary 2nd place winners: Oscar Silverstein, Wilder Petch, Everett Dickens and Glen Nasadyk and Grade 3 teacher Kathryn Ney from Cumberland Community. Photo, SD71
The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller

Hornets create a buzz at Saratoga Speedway for 2022 season opener

By Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Saratoga Motorsports Park kicked-off the…

The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller
Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation board president, Bill Anglin; CVHF board Director, Robert Mulrooney, and CVHF executive director, Jessica Aldred.

Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation 50/50 draw returns

The Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation has launched its Work Hard Play Hard…

Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation board president, Bill Anglin; CVHF board Director, Robert Mulrooney, and CVHF executive director, Jessica Aldred.
A Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association volunteer gets set to take a load to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre during the association’s annual spring roadside cleanup, April 22. Photo by Gail Eggiman

Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association members clean up well

Organization’s annual spring roadside cleanup hauls more than two tonnes to the landfill

A Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association volunteer gets set to take a load to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre during the association’s annual spring roadside cleanup, April 22. Photo by Gail Eggiman
Tim, a long-time employee with Comox Valley Schools, is also a two-time heart transplant patient. Photo supplied

Comox Valley recipient shares his story for Organ Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Two-time heart transplant patient loving life in the COomox Valley

Tim, a long-time employee with Comox Valley Schools, is also a two-time heart transplant patient. Photo supplied
Image: Above The Plateau by Ken Kirkby – photo by Bryan Walwork

Courtenay’s Old House/Locals co-hosting sneak preview of artwork for Project Watershed fundraiser

The Old House Hotel & Spa and Locals Restaurant have teamed up…

Image: Above The Plateau by Ken Kirkby – photo by Bryan Walwork
BC Cancer canvassers wear ID badges and BC Cancer Foundation teal vests. Photo supplied

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door in Courtenay and Comox

BC Cancer Foundation door-to-door canvassers are in Comox and Courtenay, to introduce…

BC Cancer canvassers wear ID badges and BC Cancer Foundation teal vests. Photo supplied

Celebrate Youth Week at Courtenay’s LINC Youth Centre

BC Youth Week is May 1 – 7 and The LINC Youth…

Come to the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market on April 30 and help them celebrate their 30th birthday. (Photo by William Jorgensen of 25th birthday celebration in 2017)

Comox Valley Farmers’ Market celebrates 30 years

It’s the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market’s 30th birthday. Come out and join…

Come to the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market on April 30 and help them celebrate their 30th birthday. (Photo by William Jorgensen of 25th birthday celebration in 2017)
Habitat for Humanity will build 12 new homes on Piercy Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Habitat for Humanity still seeking homeownership applications for next Comox Valley project

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN) is still seeking homeownership…

Habitat for Humanity will build 12 new homes on Piercy Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Donna Dejong (L) Suzanne Brown (R) - two Filberg Gift Shop volunteers. Photos submitted

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK: Keeping history – and collectibles – alive at the Filberg Gift Shop

The Filberg Gift Shop is open every weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donna Dejong (L) Suzanne Brown (R) - two Filberg Gift Shop volunteers. Photos submitted
generic photo for golf tournament. Photo via Dreamstime

Comox Valley Transition Society golf tourney aims to ‘drive away violence’

Coastal Community Private Wealth Group is a co-presenter of the tournament

generic photo for golf tournament. Photo via Dreamstime