Debra Martin

Regional district directors squabble over Comox Valley transit costs

Regional district directors squabble over Comox Valley transit costs

Three Courtenay directors squared off over transit Tuesday at the Comox Valley…

Regional district directors squabble over Comox Valley transit costs
Courtenay in running for asset management grant

Courtenay in running for asset management grant

Courtenay could be in the running for a $50,000 grant from the…

Courtenay in running for asset management grant
Courtenay councillors debate in camera meeting policy

Courtenay councillors debate in camera meeting policy

So what exactly goes on in those “in camera” meetings at Courtenay…

Courtenay councillors debate in camera meeting policy
Courtenay urged to be more flexible on housing for frail seniors

Courtenay urged to be more flexible on housing for frail seniors

Courtenay should look into being more flexible and innovative when it comes…

Courtenay urged to be more flexible on housing for frail seniors
A pickleball court is much smaller than a tennis court. The layout drawing shows how four pickleball courts can fit into the space occupied by one tennis court. Each sport requires an over-run safety buffer that would have to be shared in this configuration.

Pickleball, tennis dispute packs Courtenay council chambers

If it wasn’t exactly like the feudin’ Hatfields and McCoys, it was…

A pickleball court is much smaller than a tennis court. The layout drawing shows how four pickleball courts can fit into the space occupied by one tennis court. Each sport requires an over-run safety buffer that would have to be shared in this configuration.
Comox Valley regional district to give incentives to get rid of wood stoves

Comox Valley regional district to give incentives to get rid of wood stoves

Extra incentives will be available to wood stove users who get rid…

Comox Valley regional district to give incentives to get rid of wood stoves
Comox Valley Transit adding 4,000 service hours next year

Comox Valley Transit adding 4,000 service hours next year

Comox Valley Transit will add 4,000 hours of service next year. And…

Comox Valley Transit adding 4,000 service hours next year
The nasty Giant Hogweed (Photo: Invasive Species Council of BC)

Comox Valley governments join forces to bust invasive plants

Local governments in the Comox Valley have once again joined forces to…

The nasty Giant Hogweed (Photo: Invasive Species Council of BC)
Area outlined in red is where the proposed campground will go

Comox Valley regional district okay with small campground

The regional district is on board with plans for a small campground…

Area outlined in red is where the proposed campground will go
Trent Lemke, president of Ascent Helicopters, stands in front of his company’s MD-902 Explorer — a twin-engine helicopter that is used for medevac operations. (Photo: Parksville-Qualicum Beach News)

Island helicopter firm could handle new hospital helipads

There is at least one medical helicopter that will be able to…

Trent Lemke, president of Ascent Helicopters, stands in front of his company’s MD-902 Explorer — a twin-engine helicopter that is used for medevac operations. (Photo: Parksville-Qualicum Beach News)
The Courtenay Fire Department currently serves the Merville district

Merville one step closer to improved fire protection

The Merville area has passed another hurdle on the road to having…

The Courtenay Fire Department currently serves the Merville district
Resident David Battle at site of proposed No. 2 pump station just outside of Comox in Electoral Area B

Controversial Comox Valley pump station costs balloon

Cost estimates for the controversial No. 2 sewage pump station have ballooned.…

Resident David Battle at site of proposed No. 2 pump station just outside of Comox in Electoral Area B
Millard Park is one of many in Courtenay featuring trails and walkways (City of Courtenay photo)

Courtenay moves on creating urban forest strategy

Courtenay is on its way to having an urban forest strategy. The…

Millard Park is one of many in Courtenay featuring trails and walkways (City of Courtenay photo)
Pickleball is a fast-growing sport (Photo: Comox Valley Pickleball Association)

Courtenay to consult public on recreation, parks master plan

Courtenay will soon be consulting with the public for the creation of…

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport (Photo: Comox Valley Pickleball Association)
Area outlined in red is subject of rezoning hearing July 17 to allow 34-lot development

Courtenay sets hearing for 34-lot development on Mission Road

A public hearing is set for Monday, July 17 to rezone a…

Area outlined in red is subject of rezoning hearing July 17 to allow 34-lot development
Front view of shop/suite, left, showing proximity to main house

Hearing set on Courtenay illegal carriage house

A public hearing is set for Monday, July 17 for a rezoning…

Front view of shop/suite, left, showing proximity to main house
Courtenay wrestles with property tax exemptions

Courtenay wrestles with property tax exemptions

Courtenay council is keeping its same property tax exemption policy, with a…

Courtenay wrestles with property tax exemptions
High rents in the Comox Valley causing headaches for the low-income

High rents in the Comox Valley causing headaches for the low-income

Low-paying jobs. Skyrocketing rents. Not a good combination in the Comox Valley…

High rents in the Comox Valley causing headaches for the low-income
A BC air ambulance operated by Helijet

Still no word on air ambulance helipads at new North Island hospitals

What if BC air ambulances can’t land at either of the two…

  • Jul 6, 2017
A BC air ambulance operated by Helijet
Pay parking meters have been installed at the new Comox Valley Hospital despite the City of Courtenay banning pay parking there.

Courtenay council wants college to stop pay parking

Courtenay council wants an end put to pay parking at North Island…

  • Jun 29, 2017
Pay parking meters have been installed at the new Comox Valley Hospital despite the City of Courtenay banning pay parking there.
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