Mike Chouinard

Inside the new shop operated by Wachiay Friendship Centre. Jared Kotyk (left), Jan Kotyk, Paloma Joy, Tim Gagnon, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Corbett and Tally, the shop dog. Photo supplied

Wachiay opens store-front arts shop in downtown Courtenay

There’s still tailor-work in the back of old AnnSew site, with the store in front

Inside the new shop operated by Wachiay Friendship Centre. Jared Kotyk (left), Jan Kotyk, Paloma Joy, Tim Gagnon, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Corbett and Tally, the shop dog. Photo supplied
CSWM is planning to increase the space for loading bays at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo

CSWM plans increase to number of Comox Valley landfill bays

The expansion prompted in part by COVID-19 spacing requirements

CSWM is planning to increase the space for loading bays at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo
Cumberland is demanding a major clean-up at a Derwent Avenue property. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland orders massive clean-up at downtown house

Uninsured vehicles, illegal structures have been subject of multiple complaints

Cumberland is demanding a major clean-up at a Derwent Avenue property. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Work on the first phase of renovations at the Village of Cumberland office is nearing completion. Record file photo

Cumberland office close to re-opening after reno

First phase with COVID measures should be done this month

Work on the first phase of renovations at the Village of Cumberland office is nearing completion. Record file photo
Cumberland has long gone its own way when it comes to parks. Record file photo

Cumberland hesitant about regional park service

Community was left out of area park plan back fifty years ago

Cumberland has long gone its own way when it comes to parks. Record file photo
Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. file photo, Pacific Wild

Some want quota cuts to herring fishery around Baynes Sound

Fish stock last year was larger than DFO forecast, industry proponents say

Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. file photo, Pacific Wild
School District 71 and Island Health have reported a second COVID-19 exposure in a local school. File photo

Second COVID-19 exposure in Comox Valley school community

Latest case at Miracle Beach was linked to bus route, not school itself

School District 71 and Island Health have reported a second COVID-19 exposure in a local school. File photo
There were more calls regarding cougars in the Cumberland area in 2020. (WildSafeBC file photo)

Bear calls down, cougar calls up in Cumberland

Last year was third in a row with no bears being put down

There were more calls regarding cougars in the Cumberland area in 2020. (WildSafeBC file photo)
A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied

Work on Hornby Island Arts Centre to start this month

Community worked with award-winning architectural firm on design

A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied
An alley between Derwent and Dusnmuir in Cumberland points to some challenges for service access. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Alleys causing issues for Cumberland services

Variance request will go to advisory planning commission

An alley between Derwent and Dusnmuir in Cumberland points to some challenges for service access. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Alice Hopkins, a Comox student, was a runner-up in the 2020 student writing contest, earning $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North. Photo by Karen McKinnon

Comox Valley students can take part in latest Habitat for Humanity writing contest

Last year local student Alice Hopkins was a runner-up and won money for local project

Alice Hopkins, a Comox student, was a runner-up in the 2020 student writing contest, earning $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North. Photo by Karen McKinnon
A large crowd gathered at Simms Park in June to hear speakers in support of Black Lives Matter. Such events are prompting a discussion around revising the school district’s anti-discrimination policy. Record file photo

Comox Valley school board looks to revise anti-discrimination policy

Board has set up an ad hoc committee to tackle issue over next few months

A large crowd gathered at Simms Park in June to hear speakers in support of Black Lives Matter. Such events are prompting a discussion around revising the school district’s anti-discrimination policy. Record file photo
Every dinner was delivered in a specially designed Christmas bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley students decorate 600-plus meal bags for community dinner

Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner had to be delivered to people in need this year

Every dinner was delivered in a specially designed Christmas bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
EDAS gift envelopes from 2020. Image, EDAS video

Everyone Deserves a Smile exceeds expectations in Comox Valley and beyond

Campaign to provide homeless people with care packages over holidays marked its 17th year

EDAS gift envelopes from 2020. Image, EDAS video
Rick Kellow, with his trusty walking stick, will be walking 90 kms in 90 days to mark his 90th birthday and raise funds for YANA. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay man to walk ‘90 in 90’ for YANA to mark his 90th birthday

While Rick Kellow walks regularly, this is his first time on a fundraising walk

Rick Kellow, with his trusty walking stick, will be walking 90 kms in 90 days to mark his 90th birthday and raise funds for YANA. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Monolith appears in Courtenay yard

Item showed up on Wikipedia list for a little while

The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo

Comox Valley Christmas Light Trucks raises more than $20,000

Campaign collected funds instead for food bank on almost nightly trips

The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo
Madyson Grant, 8, and Charleigh Grant, 5, help deliver a couple of the toys from this year’s Comox Valley Dodge Toy Drive. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Dodge toy drive brings in big haul for kids

In second year, business got more than three times the toy donations

Madyson Grant, 8, and Charleigh Grant, 5, help deliver a couple of the toys from this year’s Comox Valley Dodge Toy Drive. Photo supplied
Comox Valley Search and Rescue rescued a missing snowboarder from Mt. Washington on Dec. 31. File photo supplied

Comox Valley Search and Rescue finds missing snowboarder

Mt. Washington man had been caught in avalanche in ‘challenging terrain’

Comox Valley Search and Rescue rescued a missing snowboarder from Mt. Washington on Dec. 31. File photo supplied
RCMP arrested a man on a Canada-wide warrant in Courtenay on Wednesday. file photo

Police arrest man on Canada-wide warrant in Courtenay

Corrections Canada had issued parole violation notice the same day

RCMP arrested a man on a Canada-wide warrant in Courtenay on Wednesday. file photo