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Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied

Courtenay fossil hunter finds ancient turtle on local river

The specimen will now make its home at the Royal BC Museum

Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied
Cumberland is surrounded by trees — and logging. Its council is supporting a call to stop old-growth logging in vulnerable areas of the province such as Fairy Creek. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland backs request to save B.C.’s old-growth forests

The Comox Youth Climate Council is asking local governments to take stand

Cumberland is surrounded by trees — and logging. Its council is supporting a call to stop old-growth logging in vulnerable areas of the province such as Fairy Creek. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied

Courtenay fossil hunter finds ancient turtle on local river

The specimen will now make its home at the Royal BC Museum

Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied
For Leela Harrop, the recent death of her brother Raju Tiwari pushed her to sign up for the vaccine. Photo supplied

Comox woman on fence books vaccine due to brother’s death

Leela Harrop says she did have issues with signing up online this past week

For Leela Harrop, the recent death of her brother Raju Tiwari pushed her to sign up for the vaccine. Photo supplied
Most categories of crime held steady from year to year in Cumberland. File photo

Cumberland crime numbers hold steady year to year

A few categories had notable changes but many were similar to 2019

Most categories of crime held steady from year to year in Cumberland. File photo
The development permit application is for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Privacy, heritage reasons for secondary house denial in Cumberland

Majority of council wants to see something more in line with Camp Road’s character

The development permit application is for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Local governments such as Cumberland’s are calling for Ottawa to treat opioids as a public health crisis. (Black Press file photo)

Cumberland councillor motivated by family member’s drug death

Council supports resolution for Ottawa to treat narcotics as public health emergency

Local governments such as Cumberland’s are calling for Ottawa to treat opioids as a public health crisis. (Black Press file photo)
The Village of Cumberland is applying for a UBCM grant to help streamline development application processes. Black Press file photo

Cumberland looks to streamline development

“This looks like the best thing we’ve ever applied for.”

The Village of Cumberland is applying for a UBCM grant to help streamline development application processes. Black Press file photo
Security camera image of 7-Eleven robbery suspect. Photo supplied.

Late-night Courtenay robbery results in 500-plus days in jail

Heatley’s sentence also includes probation, DNA order, firearms ban

Security camera image of 7-Eleven robbery suspect. Photo supplied.
The CSRHD board has diverging views on its relationship with Island Health. File photo

Comox-Strathcona board ponders relationship with Island Health

“We have to stand together … to get our share of the health budget.”

The CSRHD board has diverging views on its relationship with Island Health. File photo
The Union Bay Improvement District is holding its AGM April 29 as it looks to hand over services to the regional district. Record file photo

Union Bay board hikes water rates due to operating costs

Board also planning for AGM, transition to regional district service

The Union Bay Improvement District is holding its AGM April 29 as it looks to hand over services to the regional district. Record file photo
The school board had approved its next three-year calendar. Image, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley Schools adopt calendar with two-week spring breaks

Most public comments supported keeping the two-week break instead one-week

The school board had approved its next three-year calendar. Image, Comox Valley Schools
The visitor centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Tourism group marks new relationship with Comox Valley

“We believe in the regional model for the Comox Valley … everybody should be working together.”

The visitor centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Students between grades 4 and 12 will be wearing masks for now. (Pixabay)

Most students in Comox Valley to wear masks as of April 6

K to Grade 3 students are encouraged but not required to wear them

Students between grades 4 and 12 will be wearing masks for now. (Pixabay)
Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré have been working with Cumberland council about a Green New Deal. Record file photo

Cumberland looks to move Green New Deal forward

Council members worked with two youth on resolutions for community’s future

Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré have been working with Cumberland council about a Green New Deal. Record file photo
The proposed development on Hornby Island is near the ferry terminal. Image, Google maps

Islands Trust hopes to avoid repeat of Hornby burial site dispute

Its plan includes steps such as heritage mapping to preserve Indigenous heritage sites

The proposed development on Hornby Island is near the ferry terminal. Image, Google maps
School District 71 has released results of a survey it conducted in February. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools

Almost 3,600 respond to Comox Valley Schools’ survey

Most satisfied with district’s pandemic response, though have mixed feelings about class set-ups

School District 71 has released results of a survey it conducted in February. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools
Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo

Vancouver Island MusicFest plans online event with Comox Valley touches

Organizer Doug Cox says BC Tourism will help online event promote music and community

Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo
Logan Gilbert (centre) beats a drum during Saturday’s MMIWG2S event. Photo by Mike Chouinard

MMIWG2S holds Courtenay rally to demand 231 calls for justice

“We shouldn’t still be fighting for basic rights…. We just want to be equal.”

Logan Gilbert (centre) beats a drum during Saturday’s MMIWG2S event. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Thatch Pub is near the ferry terminal on Hornby Island. Facebook photo

Work stops at Hornby site after human remains found

UPDATE: KFN takes issue with province, not property owner, over process

The Thatch Pub is near the ferry terminal on Hornby Island. Facebook photo