Jolene Rudisuela

MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard welcomes new playground for Airport Elementary School in Comox

MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard welcomes new playground for Airport Elementary School in Comox

Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says students at Airport Elementary School are getting…

MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard welcomes new playground for Airport Elementary School in Comox
Island AeroBarrier donates building sealing services to Habitat for Humanity

Island AeroBarrier donates building sealing services to Habitat for Humanity

The new Courtenay-based business sealed two units at the Lake Trail Road build

Island AeroBarrier donates building sealing services to Habitat for Humanity
Someone borrowed “Wilderness Living” from the Union Bay library in 1977. The book was returned to the Courtenay Library in March 2019… more than 42 years after its due date. Back in 1977, library books carried time-stamp cards in an inner pocket, advising customers as to when the book was due. The pink slip on the right is the time-stamp card that was still in the book when it was returned. Photos via Facebook

Book returned to Courtenay library 42 years overdue

If it weren’t for the library’s $10 cap, the person would have owed $4599 in overdue fines

Someone borrowed “Wilderness Living” from the Union Bay library in 1977. The book was returned to the Courtenay Library in March 2019… more than 42 years after its due date. Back in 1977, library books carried time-stamp cards in an inner pocket, advising customers as to when the book was due. The pink slip on the right is the time-stamp card that was still in the book when it was returned. Photos via Facebook
VIDEO: Opponents want federal government to shut down roe herring fishery

VIDEO: Opponents want federal government to shut down roe herring fishery

Pacific Wild is concerned about the impact the fishery could have on the marine ecosystem

VIDEO: Opponents want federal government to shut down roe herring fishery
Comox Lake water level is only at 131.8 metres, 1.5 metres below average for this time of year. (Stephen Watson/Twitter)

BC Hydro working in conservation mode at Comox dam due to low water levels

The water inflow is at a new 50 year low for this time of year

Comox Lake water level is only at 131.8 metres, 1.5 metres below average for this time of year. (Stephen Watson/Twitter)
Nick Templeman captured this video of L87 Sunday near Black Creek.

WATCH: Orca spotted near Black Creek headed south

Nick Templeman captured this video of an orca while out on the…

Nick Templeman captured this video of L87 Sunday near Black Creek.
Photo courtesy of JET Productions

Former Union Bay fire chief left with questions after being fired unexpectedly

Mark Jackson says he felt like he was being treated like a criminal

Photo courtesy of JET Productions
UBID trustee Susanna Kaljur stands on the side of the highway outside the Union Bay Improvement District office. Approximately 35 people showed up to the Thursday afternoon protest. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

Second Union Bay protest highlights residents’ discontent with UBID board

The protest was organized by a group called Supporters of Susanna

UBID trustee Susanna Kaljur stands on the side of the highway outside the Union Bay Improvement District office. Approximately 35 people showed up to the Thursday afternoon protest. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela
Alicia Macpherson started Finders Keep Hers Boutique in Courtenay six years ago as a consignment store which eventually morphed into a high-end fashion boutique. Macpherson is preparing to reopen on Friday after extensive renovations. Photo courtesy of Alicia Macpherson

Renovated Finders Keep Hers Boutique to provide a high-end experience

The store will reopen after renovations on Friday

Alicia Macpherson started Finders Keep Hers Boutique in Courtenay six years ago as a consignment store which eventually morphed into a high-end fashion boutique. Macpherson is preparing to reopen on Friday after extensive renovations. Photo courtesy of Alicia Macpherson
A rendering of the possible museum expansion by MacDonald Hagarty Architects. The design is meant to pay homage to the Village’s mining roots. Photo submitted

Cumberland Museum and Archives explores expansion

The project is still in the early feasibility stages

A rendering of the possible museum expansion by MacDonald Hagarty Architects. The design is meant to pay homage to the Village’s mining roots. Photo submitted
Photo courtesy of JET Productions

Nominations open for UBID trustee election

The election will be held on April 20 with the advance poll on April 9

Photo courtesy of JET Productions
Former RCMP Inspect. Tim Walton ties police tape at the scene of a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cliffe Avenue and 26th Street July 26, 2016. Black Press File Photo

Comox Valley woman sentenced to jail time for involvement in 2016 collision

Serina Laliberte was sentenced to a total of 25 months in jail

Former RCMP Inspect. Tim Walton ties police tape at the scene of a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cliffe Avenue and 26th Street July 26, 2016. Black Press File Photo
Former RCMP Inspect. Tim Walton ties police tape at the scene of a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cliffe Avenue and 26th Street July 26, 2016. Black Press File Photo

Family members of Comox Valley man killed in 2016 collision deliver victim impact statements

The family of a 71-year-old man who was killed after being struck…

Former RCMP Inspect. Tim Walton ties police tape at the scene of a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cliffe Avenue and 26th Street July 26, 2016. Black Press File Photo
Union Bay is about 20 kilometres south of Courtenay. Photo courtesy of JET Productions

Union Bay trustee files lawsuit against UBID board chair

Susanna Kaljur has begun legal action against Ted Haraldson and four ‘John Does’

Union Bay is about 20 kilometres south of Courtenay. Photo courtesy of JET Productions
Tucker, a one-year-old orange tabby, recently received life-saving surgery after his left rear leg was stepped on and shattered by a horse. Photo courtesy of the Comox Valley & District SPCA

Cat stepped on by horse receives life-saving surgery

The Comox Valley & District SPCA is looking for help to cover medical expenses

Tucker, a one-year-old orange tabby, recently received life-saving surgery after his left rear leg was stepped on and shattered by a horse. Photo courtesy of the Comox Valley & District SPCA
This woman received a compassion token from a young student on Pink Shirt Day and said she would put it on her fridge. Each token contained a letter written by the student about what compassion means to them. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

Students spread compassion in downtown Courtenay on Pink Shirt Day

Feb. 27 is Pink Shirt Day and in the spirit of the…

This woman received a compassion token from a young student on Pink Shirt Day and said she would put it on her fridge. Each token contained a letter written by the student about what compassion means to them. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela
Piper Eastman (right) won the SD71 district spelling bee on Tuesday, with Kiera Cummings (middle) coming in second, and Miriam Heinrich (left) coming in third. They are joined here by Allan Douglas, former district director of instruction, and Geoff Manning, current director of instruction. Photo courtesy of Comox Valley Schools

Grade 5 student wins district spelling bee with the word ‘metaphor’

Students from 11 different schools participated in the spelling bee

Piper Eastman (right) won the SD71 district spelling bee on Tuesday, with Kiera Cummings (middle) coming in second, and Miriam Heinrich (left) coming in third. They are joined here by Allan Douglas, former district director of instruction, and Geoff Manning, current director of instruction. Photo courtesy of Comox Valley Schools
Tenants will soon be living at the long-awaited Braidwood affordable rental housing complex, which will include some accessible suites. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Affordable and accessible housing lacking in the Comox Valley

The difficult housing market can be extra hard to navigate for people with disabilities

Tenants will soon be living at the long-awaited Braidwood affordable rental housing complex, which will include some accessible suites. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Province once again threatens to fine Cumberland for wastewater treatment issues

Province once again threatens to fine Cumberland for wastewater treatment issues

This is the fourth time the Village has received a non-compliance notice

Province once again threatens to fine Cumberland for wastewater treatment issues
Zoe Nagler has lived in this one bedroom suite in d’Esterre Gardens for the past six years but recently received an eviction notice because she is too young to live in the senior’s facility. Nagler has cerebral palsey. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

Disabled d’Esterre Gardens residents evicted for being too young

In the past, people with disabilities under 55 were sometimes granted tenancy if there was a vacancy

Zoe Nagler has lived in this one bedroom suite in d’Esterre Gardens for the past six years but recently received an eviction notice because she is too young to live in the senior’s facility. Nagler has cerebral palsey. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela