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LUSH Valley volunteer Bob Rasmus. Photo submitted

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK: LUSH volunteers nourish and protect Comox Valley community

LUSH Valley’s programs focus on improving food access, improving food literacy and more

LUSH Valley volunteer Bob Rasmus. Photo submitted
Dr. Tom Deans delivers his entertaining and educational Willing Wisdom keynote speech on Wednesday, April 27 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. Photo supplied

Estate expert offers keynote speech on will preparation April 27 at North Island College

Join Dr. Tom Deans, a New York Times’ top-10 author, as he…

Dr. Tom Deans delivers his entertaining and educational Willing Wisdom keynote speech on Wednesday, April 27 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. Photo supplied
Annual stage 1 water restrictions start in May. File photo

Annual stage 1 watering restrictions start May 1 for Comox Valley

First step helps prepare for the second stage once lake levels start to drop

Annual stage 1 water restrictions start in May. File photo
Outstanding skill awards went to (photo left to right) - Nevaeh Dakiniewich (standout student); Annika Balbon (girls’ trophy); Charlotte Gould (Vern Nichols Trophy); Nevaeh Judson (most improved medallion)

Courtenay recreational gymnasts excel at gymnastics championships

A fun, energetic and skillful gymnastics event was held at the Lewis…

Outstanding skill awards went to (photo left to right) - Nevaeh Dakiniewich (standout student); Annika Balbon (girls’ trophy); Charlotte Gould (Vern Nichols Trophy); Nevaeh Judson (most improved medallion)
The Comox Valley Shito-Ryu Karate club earned 15 medals at the Vancouver Island Karate Championships. Bram Combe (back), Gadriel Raffin, Cedric Demarzo, Ryan Halfkenney, Amelia Schlombs, Shyala Schlombs, Morgan Tracey, Club Sensei Brenda Bombini and William McLaren. Lilah McLaren-Murphy (front). Photo supplied

Comox Valley Shito-Ryu Karate club brings home 15 medals from Island championships

The Comox Valley Shito-Ryu Karate club recently travelled to Nanaimo for the…

The Comox Valley Shito-Ryu Karate club earned 15 medals at the Vancouver Island Karate Championships. Bram Combe (back), Gadriel Raffin, Cedric Demarzo, Ryan Halfkenney, Amelia Schlombs, Shyala Schlombs, Morgan Tracey, Club Sensei Brenda Bombini and William McLaren. Lilah McLaren-Murphy (front). Photo supplied
North Island College fine arts student Kat Cearns’s oil painting on canvas,<em> I Wish I Knew,</em> will be on display at the Art Event, along with a diverse range of work from students in all of the fine art disciplines. Admission is free and everyone is invited; all ages are welcome.

North Island College hosting fine arts studio tours and art event

The North Island College’s School of Fine Art + Design welcomes the…

North Island College fine arts student Kat Cearns’s oil painting on canvas,<em> I Wish I Knew,</em> will be on display at the Art Event, along with a diverse range of work from students in all of the fine art disciplines. Admission is free and everyone is invited; all ages are welcome.
There will be an Earth Day celebration in Comox on April 22. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Earth Day activities planned for Comox

Do you get discouraged by hearing so much about the climate crisis?…

There will be an Earth Day celebration in Comox on April 22. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The annual Sock It To ‘Em campaign helps provide the unhoused and those in need with socks. Photo supplied.

Courtenay clothing initiative donates extra funds to food bank

Sock It To ’Em campaign donates $800 to Comox Valley Food Bank

The annual Sock It To ‘Em campaign helps provide the unhoused and those in need with socks. Photo supplied.
Two decades ago, a group of women fulfilled a goal when they created the first dragon boat team in the Comox Valley. Photo supplied

First dragon boat in the Comox Valley celebrates 20 years

Comox Dragon Boat Festival goes June 11

Two decades ago, a group of women fulfilled a goal when they created the first dragon boat team in the Comox Valley. Photo supplied
Laura Jayne’s work, “SHE,” has been unveiled as the Vancouver Island MusicFest’s official poster for the 2022 event.

Courtenay artist Laura Jayne designs 2022 Vancouver Island MusicFest poster

With the return of its live festival this July, Vancouver Island MusicFest…

Laura Jayne’s work, “SHE,” has been unveiled as the Vancouver Island MusicFest’s official poster for the 2022 event.
Courtenay recognizes the National Day of Mourning at Simms Park each year on April 28. File photo

April 28 ceremony in Courtenay honours fallen workers

Event includes moment of silence at Simms Park Pavilion

Courtenay recognizes the National Day of Mourning at Simms Park each year on April 28. File photo
Lawry Willis won the inaugural Suds Sutherland memorial trophy by posting a round of 69 on opening day of the Men’s Club at the Comox Golf Club. Photo supplied

Willis wins Comox Golf Club’s inaugural Suds Sutherland memorial tourney

Lawry Willis won the inaugural Suds Sutherland memorial trophy at the Comox…

Lawry Willis won the inaugural Suds Sutherland memorial trophy by posting a round of 69 on opening day of the Men’s Club at the Comox Golf Club. Photo supplied
Dan Craven brings his band to the Flying Canoe in Courtenay for a concert, April 21. Photo supplied

Dan Craven Quintent bringing two-tenor sax jazz to Courtenay

April 21, 7:30 p.m., Flying Canoe

Dan Craven brings his band to the Flying Canoe in Courtenay for a concert, April 21. Photo supplied
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are set to be back in the Comox Valley for their annual spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Snowbirds set to arrive in the Comox Valley

Residents can expect to see and hear the iconic Tutor jets as the pilots in the sky

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are set to be back in the Comox Valley for their annual spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak
File photo of CVRD office.

Comox Valley Regional District board adopts 2022-2026 budget

The Comox Valley Regional District board has adopted its 2022-2026 financial plan,…

File photo of CVRD office.
Painter Ken Kirkby stands with photographer Bryan Walwork - Photo by Caila Holbrook

Comox Valley Kus-kus-sum project set for Paintings, By The Numbers event

Event is Kus-kus-sum’s biggest fundraiser of the year

Painter Ken Kirkby stands with photographer Bryan Walwork - Photo by Caila Holbrook
Harriette Mackenzie was a force at the 2022 CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championships. Paul Yates @ Vancouver Sports Pictures

Comox basketball player named VIU rookie-of-the-year

Comox basketball player Harriette Mackenzie was named women’s rookie-of-the-year last week at…

Harriette Mackenzie was a force at the 2022 CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championships. Paul Yates @ Vancouver Sports Pictures
The Ms Adventures (Linda Safford, Joanna Finch, Hazel Lennox and Judy Norbury) will be on hand to celebrate the season finale of the Villagers’ Fireside Variety Show. Photo supplied

Cumberland Villagers’ Fireside Variety Show season finale Friday

Welcoming everyone to the Cumberland Weird Church (Corner of Penrith and First)…

The Ms Adventures (Linda Safford, Joanna Finch, Hazel Lennox and Judy Norbury) will be on hand to celebrate the season finale of the Villagers’ Fireside Variety Show. Photo supplied
Kids can explore Cumberland Lake Park through a variety of new summer camps. Photo by Sara Kempner Photography

Cumberland Lake Park Society announces new summer camps

The program this summer also offers a 2SLGBTQ+ inclusive camp

Kids can explore Cumberland Lake Park through a variety of new summer camps. Photo by Sara Kempner Photography
Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone

Courtenay cross country skier brings home two gold medals from 2022 Canadian championships

Strathcona Nordic Ski Club shines at nationals; Carly Ram reached top of podium twice

Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone