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Kickers flyhalf Nick Gilmour makes a move on a Chilliwack defender. Photo by Kai Mills.

Comox Valley Kickers men, women at different ends of lopsided rugby matches against Chilliwack

Both Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Teams welcomed the Chilliwack Crusaders to Cumberland…

Kickers flyhalf Nick Gilmour makes a move on a Chilliwack defender. Photo by Kai Mills.
Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents Indigo Jazz at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay, April 7. File photo

Indigo Jazz will be making up for lost time at April 7 performance

Malcolm Holt Special to the Record One of the lovely qualities of…

Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents Indigo Jazz at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay, April 7. File photo
The colourful Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly has been reintroduced on Hornby Island, BC. Photo courtesy the Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly Recovery Project.

Comox Valley Nature presentation offers update on checkerspot butterfly recovery project

Comox Valley Nature is hosting an online lecture by Jennifer Heron and…

The colourful Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly has been reintroduced on Hornby Island, BC. Photo courtesy the Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly Recovery Project.
Pam Rose is just one of the many musicians interviewed in the movie <em>Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music,</em> being shown at North Island College April 8, and available online April 9-12. (Screenshot from official trailer)

Documentary chronicling journeys of LGBTQ+ women in music showing at North Island College and online

Back by popular demand, World Community is re-screening an audience favourite from…

Pam Rose is just one of the many musicians interviewed in the movie <em>Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music,</em> being shown at North Island College April 8, and available online April 9-12. (Screenshot from official trailer)
Judi and Lorne share a moment. Lorne lives with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and Judi faces daily challenges as his partner and now caregiver. Photo supplied

Fanny Bay artist recognized by Alzheimer Society of B.C.

2022 Comox Valley Walk for Alzheimer’s to honour Judy Wild-Hutter

Judi and Lorne share a moment. Lorne lives with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and Judi faces daily challenges as his partner and now caregiver. Photo supplied
Pickleball is one of the feature sports at the 2022 55+ BC Games in Victoria Sept. 13-17. Photo by Terry Farrell

Registration open for 2022 55+ BC Games in Victoria

Registration is ongoing for the 2022 55+ BC Games in Victoria Sept.…

Pickleball is one of the feature sports at the 2022 55+ BC Games in Victoria Sept. 13-17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Still Life with Grapes and Oranges by Gail Clements. Photo submitted

Comox’s Inside Art Group featured at next Pearl Ellis Gallery show

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will present the Inside Art Group Annual…

Still Life with Grapes and Oranges by Gail Clements. Photo submitted
Aaron Hong with his mother, Michelle. Aaron had a life-altering diagnosis of leukemia last year. YANA was there to help the family. Photo supplied

YANA by family’s side when toddler receives leukemia diagnosis

‘The apartment (supplied by YANA) was exactly what we needed… more than what we needed.’

Aaron Hong with his mother, Michelle. Aaron had a life-altering diagnosis of leukemia last year. YANA was there to help the family. Photo supplied
Gloria Herauf (keyboards) and members of the Beach Street Players would get together regularly on Herauf’s driveway in 2020 for appropriately physically distanced sing-alongs, to quench their thirst for performing during the COVID-19 restrictions. The group returns to the stage for a new Have A Heart production. Photo by Terry Farrell

Have A Heart Musical Theatre returns to Comox

“This Hour has 22 Songs” will salute the power of music, love and the Canadian spirit

Gloria Herauf (keyboards) and members of the Beach Street Players would get together regularly on Herauf’s driveway in 2020 for appropriately physically distanced sing-alongs, to quench their thirst for performing during the COVID-19 restrictions. The group returns to the stage for a new Have A Heart production. Photo by Terry Farrell
Big Little Lions are finally back together playing to live audiences. Paul Otten (eft) and Helen Austin’s first tour since the pandemic includes seven shows in BC in 11 days, including a stop at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay, April 9. Photo contributed

Big Little Lions playing at Courtenay’s Old Church Theatre

After an enforced two-year break playing live, Big Little Lions are back…

Big Little Lions are finally back together playing to live audiences. Paul Otten (eft) and Helen Austin’s first tour since the pandemic includes seven shows in BC in 11 days, including a stop at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay, April 9. Photo contributed

Downtown Courtenay BIA accepting applications for Market Day vendors

The “Real 50th Annual” Downtown Courtenay Market Day returns after a two-year…

Red Mason Bee couple (Andre Karwath/licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license)

Early pollinators buzzing around Comox

The Town of Comox parks department has put up the mason bee nesting blocks for the season

Red Mason Bee couple (Andre Karwath/licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license)
Thanu Eagalle of Wild Bee Florals. Melanie Orr Photography

Floral farm blooms with creativity, science and community

Thanu Eagalle took a bold leap and combined her passions to create the business Wild Bee Florals

Thanu Eagalle of Wild Bee Florals. Melanie Orr Photography
The old food shelf, Holly’s Hamper, on Comox Avenue has been rebuilt to provide folks who need it with easy access to immediate food. Peter Sidey, the man who built the new shelf, is in red. Photo supplied

Holly’s Hamper food drop-off in Comox gets a ‘lift’

Program helps ‘Bridge the Gap’ for people in need

The old food shelf, Holly’s Hamper, on Comox Avenue has been rebuilt to provide folks who need it with easy access to immediate food. Peter Sidey, the man who built the new shelf, is in red. Photo supplied
Cumberland Community Schools Society bingo nights are returning. (stock photo Pixabay)

Cumberland Community Schools Society is bringing back CCSS Bingo Nights

Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is bringing back CCSS Bingo Nights every…

Cumberland Community Schools Society bingo nights are returning. (stock photo Pixabay)
Kiersten Shyan prepares an eagle for x-ray. Gyl Anderson photo

MARS Moment: New examination room with X-ray machine will speed up diagnosis process

By Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press Have you ever broken…

Kiersten Shyan prepares an eagle for x-ray. Gyl Anderson photo
You can check out this year’s Art of Belonging artwork on Sunday, March 27 at Rhodo’s Bistro. The display is on until April 10. Photo supplied

Meet L’Arche Comox Valley artists Sunday at Rhodo’s

The display of original artworks will be up until April 10

You can check out this year’s Art of Belonging artwork on Sunday, March 27 at Rhodo’s Bistro. The display is on until April 10. Photo supplied
BMW brings its blues to the Old Church. Photo by Marilyn Stringer

BMW brings blues to Old Church in Courtenay

Trio serves up fresh but traditional sound supported by skills and camaraderie

BMW brings its blues to the Old Church. Photo by Marilyn Stringer
Courtenay Rotary Pie Day is coming up on Friday, April 1 at On The Fly Café located at the Comox Valley Airport. Photo submitted

Courtenay Rotary aiming for Pie Day to take off at the Comox Valley Airport

Courtenay Rotary Pie Day set for April 1 at On The Fly Café

Courtenay Rotary Pie Day is coming up on Friday, April 1 at On The Fly Café located at the Comox Valley Airport. Photo submitted
Iris (Andria Young) enjoying a moment with their new boarder Lawrence (Matthew Harding) in Girl in the Goldfish Bowl which runs April 6-9 at the Sid Williams Theatre. Photo submitted

Looking inside the bowl

Courtenay Little Theatre presents Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

Iris (Andria Young) enjoying a moment with their new boarder Lawrence (Matthew Harding) in Girl in the Goldfish Bowl which runs April 6-9 at the Sid Williams Theatre. Photo submitted