Jolene Rudisuela

The third annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk, to address homelessness in the Comox Valley, takes place Feb. 23. Photo submitted.

Brave the cold to help end homelessness

The Coldest Night of the Year is back, raising money for the Comox Valley Transition Society and Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society

The third annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk, to address homelessness in the Comox Valley, takes place Feb. 23. Photo submitted.
A seiner with herring in its net. Photo by Ian McAllister

‘We make our decisions based on science’: Minister brushes off call to close herring roe fishery

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns speaks out against the fishery in the Strait of Georgia

A seiner with herring in its net. Photo by Ian McAllister
Comox Valley Food Bank president Jeff Hampton (left) accepts a truckload of donations from Haley Tufts (wearing toque), with Tyson Tufts, Darin Tufts and Tony Fontin also on hand to help with the unloading. Photo submitted.

Jeff Hampton steps down as food bank president after 13 years

Paul Macknight is the organization’s newest president

Comox Valley Food Bank president Jeff Hampton (left) accepts a truckload of donations from Haley Tufts (wearing toque), with Tyson Tufts, Darin Tufts and Tony Fontin also on hand to help with the unloading. Photo submitted.
Too Good to be Threw thrift shop was heavily damaged by a fire on Jan. 20. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

‘Virtually nothing’ is salvageable after Too Good To Be Threw fire

RCMP say the fire was not started intentionally

Too Good to be Threw thrift shop was heavily damaged by a fire on Jan. 20. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela
The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board will be discussing the possibility of building commemorative water features at the Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Hospital board to consider water features after estimate comes in over budget

The estimate came in $112,000 over the budgeted $100,000

The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board will be discussing the possibility of building commemorative water features at the Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Comox Valley Community Foundation gives out over $170,000 to local organizations

Comox Valley Community Foundation gives out over $170,000 to local organizations

Twenty-one organizations received grants at the Community Enrichment Grant Award Ceremony

Comox Valley Community Foundation gives out over $170,000 to local organizations
Black Press file photo

Comox Valley ranked fifth most unaffordable housing market in B.C.

The Comox Valley is considered to be severely unaffordable, along with six other B.C. communities

Black Press file photo
Land & Sea Brewing Company’s Marina Mild has been renamed the Mariner Mild to raise money for displaced Mariner Apartment residents. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

Local brewery raises money for displaced Mariner tenants

The Marina Mild has been temporarily renamed the Mariner Mild

Land & Sea Brewing Company’s Marina Mild has been renamed the Mariner Mild to raise money for displaced Mariner Apartment residents. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela
WATCH: Highland Grade 10 students artfully portray dangers facing the environment

WATCH: Highland Grade 10 students artfully portray dangers facing the environment

Students created their own Gothic-style stained glass windows to show the damage being done to the earth

WATCH: Highland Grade 10 students artfully portray dangers facing the environment
VIDEO: Fire damages workshop at storage company on Ryan Road

VIDEO: Fire damages workshop at storage company on Ryan Road

A fire broke out in a workshop at Cozy Mini Storage on…

VIDEO: Fire damages workshop at storage company on Ryan Road
Grade 5 students see what’s in their trash

Grade 5 students see what’s in their trash

The students performed a waste audit on a week’s worth of their own garbage

Grade 5 students see what’s in their trash
Dead tree with eagle’s nest cut down due to safety concerns

Dead tree with eagle’s nest cut down due to safety concerns

The landowner was granted a permit to remove the tree

Dead tree with eagle’s nest cut down due to safety concerns
Comox Valley RCMP were conducting an investigation at Too Good To Be Threw Sunday morning and had the front of the store and back alley blocked off. Fire fighting foam could be seen around the back loading bay. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

RCMP looking for information as thrift store fire investigation continues

Too Good To Be Threw suffered extensive damage after a late night fire on Sunday

Comox Valley RCMP were conducting an investigation at Too Good To Be Threw Sunday morning and had the front of the store and back alley blocked off. Fire fighting foam could be seen around the back loading bay. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela
UPDATE: Elderly man dead following Union Bay collision

UPDATE: Elderly man dead following Union Bay collision

The collision happened around 12:50 p.m. on Sunday

UPDATE: Elderly man dead following Union Bay collision
A fire broke out in Too Good to be Threw thrift store in downtown Courtenay early Sunday morning. Photo courtesy of Susan Harrison

Too Good to be Threw thrift store damaged in late night fire

All store profits were used to support Comox Valley Transition society programs

A fire broke out in Too Good to be Threw thrift store in downtown Courtenay early Sunday morning. Photo courtesy of Susan Harrison
VIDEO: École Puntledge Park Elementary celebrates winter solstice

VIDEO: École Puntledge Park Elementary celebrates winter solstice

The event was a part of the school’s Indigenous education curriculum

VIDEO: École Puntledge Park Elementary celebrates winter solstice
Miniature horses visit Glacier View residents

Miniature horses visit Glacier View residents

Glacier View Lodge residents had a couple of special visitors on Wednesday…

Miniature horses visit Glacier View residents
Over 10 RCMP vehicles were present in the 5200-block of Washer Road in Union Bay Monday evening in response to a man in a residence in possession of firearms. Photo courtesy of CTV Vancouver Island

Union Bay police standoff ends peacefully

A police standoff in Union Bay was resolved peacefully Monday evening. According…

Over 10 RCMP vehicles were present in the 5200-block of Washer Road in Union Bay Monday evening in response to a man in a residence in possession of firearms. Photo courtesy of CTV Vancouver Island
Rideout Construction Ltd. has been granted a Heritage Alteration Permit for their proposed multi-use development at 2727 Dunsmuir Ave. This is a drawing of what the building will look like provided in the Jan. 14 Cumberland council meeting agenda package.

Cumberland multi-use development given the go-ahead despite parking concerns

Rideout Construction will pay $91,200 in lieu of 24 parking stalls

Rideout Construction Ltd. has been granted a Heritage Alteration Permit for their proposed multi-use development at 2727 Dunsmuir Ave. This is a drawing of what the building will look like provided in the Jan. 14 Cumberland council meeting agenda package.
R.W. (Bob) Wall Ltd. is preparing an application for a three phased development at 2679 Beaufort Ave. (Google Maps)

Developer hoping to bring housing and medical facilities to Cumberland core

R.W. (Bob) Wall Ltd. is finalizing an application for phase one of a three-phased development

R.W. (Bob) Wall Ltd. is preparing an application for a three phased development at 2679 Beaufort Ave. (Google Maps)