Jolene Rudisuela

Sarah Kerr sits in her small Courtenay apartment that she has decorated in a way that fuels her mind and spirit. For the past five years, she has been undergoing treatments for Stage IV colon cancer. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

Alternative paths to health: How one Courtenay woman is taking control of her cancer treatments

Many Canadians try at least one form of complementary treatment during their cancer journey

Sarah Kerr sits in her small Courtenay apartment that she has decorated in a way that fuels her mind and spirit. For the past five years, she has been undergoing treatments for Stage IV colon cancer. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela
National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis coming to Courtenay

National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis coming to Courtenay

Addicts and Allies Humanizing Addiction to hold event in front of Courtenay Courthouse on April 16

National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis coming to Courtenay
Highly infectious virus found in four feral rabbits in Parksville area. -Black Press file photo

Rabbit virus found on Vancouver Island for second straight year

Rabbit owners are advised to vaccinate their pets

Highly infectious virus found in four feral rabbits in Parksville area. -Black Press file photo
Eony Kim, Gauthier Appaix and Taylor LaFleur were recently named tournament champion and skills champion at the CREATE US Open Robotics competition in Council Bluff, Iowa. Photo submitted

Courtenay’s 7K Robotics tops the world VEX Robotics standings

The three Grade 11 students were named tournament champion and skills champion

Eony Kim, Gauthier Appaix and Taylor LaFleur were recently named tournament champion and skills champion at the CREATE US Open Robotics competition in Council Bluff, Iowa. Photo submitted
Two statues were stolen from Denise Fenwick’s yard the night of March 8. Both the concrete figure and the bronze statuette were made by Fenwick’s late husband, Robin Campbell. Photos courtesy of Denise Fenwick

Courtenay woman heartbroken after theft of statues created by late husband

A 60 pound concrete meditation figure and a small bronze statuette were stolen in early March

Two statues were stolen from Denise Fenwick’s yard the night of March 8. Both the concrete figure and the bronze statuette were made by Fenwick’s late husband, Robin Campbell. Photos courtesy of Denise Fenwick
VIDEO: Mount Washington’s winter season wraps up with the Slush Cup
VIDEO: Mount Washington’s winter season wraps up with the Slush Cup
Arden Elementary is a finalist for the Staples Superpower Your School contest. Photo courtesy of Comox Valley Schools/Facebook

Arden Elementary named a finalist in environmental contest

The 10 winning schools will be announced sometime in April

Arden Elementary is a finalist for the Staples Superpower Your School contest. Photo courtesy of Comox Valley Schools/Facebook
Holi Festival of Colour celebrated at NIC

Holi Festival of Colour celebrated at NIC

North Island College’s Comox Valley campus was alive with colour, music and…

Holi Festival of Colour celebrated at NIC
In mid-March, Comox Lake water levels were only at 131.8 metres, 1.5 metres below average for that time of year. (Stephen Watson/Twitter)

Comox Valley sees driest March on record

There was only 4.6 mm of precipitation in March

In mid-March, Comox Lake water levels were only at 131.8 metres, 1.5 metres below average for that time of year. (Stephen Watson/Twitter)
Happy Bandit Pet Solutions offers five or six step stairs for pets with mobility issues. Each step is only spaced 4 inches apart to make it easier for pets to get up them. Photo courtesy of Corey Hobbis

Comox Valley business gives elderly pets a step up

Happy Bandit Pet Solutions offers miniature stairs for pets with mobility issues

Happy Bandit Pet Solutions offers five or six step stairs for pets with mobility issues. Each step is only spaced 4 inches apart to make it easier for pets to get up them. Photo courtesy of Corey Hobbis
Cape Lazo Power and Sail Squadron’s first women’s boating course taught by women was held this March. These are the instructors and students of the VHF Marine Radio course. The second course offered was a basic boating course to obtain the Pleasure Craft Operator certificate. Back row: Jane Kerr, Kiana Thistlewaite, Barb Hammer (instructor), Sheryl Eaton, Delores Peters and Eileen Phillips (education coordinator); Front row: Helen Hull (instructor) and Carol Sheehan. Photo submitted

New program encourages women to take up boating

Cape Lazo Power and Sail Squadron is offering a program for women boaters, taught by women

Cape Lazo Power and Sail Squadron’s first women’s boating course taught by women was held this March. These are the instructors and students of the VHF Marine Radio course. The second course offered was a basic boating course to obtain the Pleasure Craft Operator certificate. Back row: Jane Kerr, Kiana Thistlewaite, Barb Hammer (instructor), Sheryl Eaton, Delores Peters and Eileen Phillips (education coordinator); Front row: Helen Hull (instructor) and Carol Sheehan. Photo submitted
Emergency crews called to Fifth Street bridge after man found in water

Emergency crews called to Fifth Street bridge after man found in water

The condition of the man is unknown at this time

Emergency crews called to Fifth Street bridge after man found in water
Cumberland community services funding approved; UROC concerned about trail maintenance cost

Cumberland community services funding approved; UROC concerned about trail maintenance cost

Cumberland Community Schools Society, Cumberland Events Society and United Riders of Cumberland will each receive funding

Cumberland community services funding approved; UROC concerned about trail maintenance cost
Cumberland to ban single-use plastic bags and straws starting this summer

Cumberland to ban single-use plastic bags and straws starting this summer

Single-use item regulation bylaw received first, second and third reading at Monday’s council meeting

Cumberland to ban single-use plastic bags and straws starting this summer
Zoe Nagler has lived in this one bedroom suite in d’Esterre Gardens for the past six years but received an eviction notice in January because she is too young to live in the senior’s facility. Nagler has cerebral palsey. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

D’Esterre Gardens tenant wins right to stay after receiving eviction notice for being too young

Zoe Nagler had been living in the housing complex for six years prior to receiving the eviction notice in January

Zoe Nagler has lived in this one bedroom suite in d’Esterre Gardens for the past six years but received an eviction notice in January because she is too young to live in the senior’s facility. Nagler has cerebral palsey. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela
On March 20, Judith Conway and her overdose awareness display were blessed by Pope Francis. The display is made up of flags and ribbons honouring those who have died of overdoses and those currently struggling with addiction. Photo courtesy of Judith Conway

Comox overdose awareness display blessed by the Pope

Judith Conway created the display in honour of her son and others who have died of overdoses

On March 20, Judith Conway and her overdose awareness display were blessed by Pope Francis. The display is made up of flags and ribbons honouring those who have died of overdoses and those currently struggling with addiction. Photo courtesy of Judith Conway
Runners pound the pavement in Comox Valley RV half marathon

Runners pound the pavement in Comox Valley RV half marathon

The Comox Valley RV half marathon began at 11 a.m. Saturday at…

Runners pound the pavement in Comox Valley RV half marathon
The waters around Denman and Hornby Islands were full of fishing boats during the annual roe herring fishery in the Strait of Georgia. Shannon Ford took this photo of her neighbours fishing on Denman Island, with commercial fishing boats working in the background. Photo courtesy of Shannon Ford

BIG READ: The two sides of the Strait of Georgia roe herring fishery

The case for the Strait of Georgia roe herring fishery Comox fisherman,…

The waters around Denman and Hornby Islands were full of fishing boats during the annual roe herring fishery in the Strait of Georgia. Shannon Ford took this photo of her neighbours fishing on Denman Island, with commercial fishing boats working in the background. Photo courtesy of Shannon Ford
UPDATE: Courtenay home a ‘write-off’ after Sunday afternoon fire

UPDATE: Courtenay home a ‘write-off’ after Sunday afternoon fire

Two occupants of the home and one of a neighbouring house were treated for minor smoke inhalation

UPDATE: Courtenay home a ‘write-off’ after Sunday afternoon fire
Eileen Morrison (left) recently completed writing the life story of Evelyn Battison (right) through L’Arche Comox Valley’s Sharing Side by Side program. The organization is currently looking for volunteers to help tell the stories of seven seniors in the next round of the program. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

L’Arche Comox Valley looking for volunteers to document seniors’ life stories

The Sharing Side by Side program is starting back up in April

Eileen Morrison (left) recently completed writing the life story of Evelyn Battison (right) through L’Arche Comox Valley’s Sharing Side by Side program. The organization is currently looking for volunteers to help tell the stories of seven seniors in the next round of the program. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela