Mike Chouinard

A monument honours victims at a Black Lives Matter event in the Comox Valley in June 2020. Cumberland is now looking at bringing in an anti-racism policy. Record file photo

Cumberland anti-racism policy takes next step

BRIEFS: Village needs members for board of variance

A monument honours victims at a Black Lives Matter event in the Comox Valley in June 2020. Cumberland is now looking at bringing in an anti-racism policy. Record file photo
The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland considers regional tourism arrangement

Council will look into fee-for-service set-up with the regional body

The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
There will be a memorandum of understanding covering trail use in Cumberland between the village, UROC and two timber companies. File photo supplied

Cumberland sets out new agreement for trail use

Memorandum of understanding includes village, UROC, timber companies

There will be a memorandum of understanding covering trail use in Cumberland between the village, UROC and two timber companies. File photo supplied
Cumberland Fire Rescue made an emergency request for a new vehicle. Image, Facebook

Cumberland’s fire department stuck with need for new truck

“We knew about the problem with it, but we felt we could make it last.”

Cumberland Fire Rescue made an emergency request for a new vehicle. Image, Facebook
Many crops in the Comox Valley like peppers and tomatoes got late starts because of the cold spring. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Farmers find 2022 has been on the cold side

Many crops so far have been behind due to spring temperatures

Many crops in the Comox Valley like peppers and tomatoes got late starts because of the cold spring. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A drawing shows the current approved design on the left and the proposed revisions. Image, Studio 531 Architects Inc.

Heritage committee reviews Cumberland Hotel site plan changes

“They also redesigned the building to add a few more units to make it more viable.”

A drawing shows the current approved design on the left and the proposed revisions. Image, Studio 531 Architects Inc.
Cumberland is considering a rezoning request for some cabins at Comox Lake. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland council refers cabin zone to Advisory Planning Commission

Protecting Comox Lake water quality is major issue for council, stakeholders

Cumberland is considering a rezoning request for some cabins at Comox Lake. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The accused in the June 2019 shooting incident in the area of the Coffee Love Bug shop was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court Friday. Record file photo

Courtenay shooting suspect sentenced in court to five years

Zachary Gordon pleaded guilty to three weapons charges in June

The accused in the June 2019 shooting incident in the area of the Coffee Love Bug shop was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court Friday. Record file photo
Cumberland has adopted its amended zoning bylaw to cover short-term vacation rentals. (Pixabay)

Cumberland adopts short-term vacation rental bylaw

“This is a big item off our plate.”

Cumberland has adopted its amended zoning bylaw to cover short-term vacation rentals. (Pixabay)
Cumberland is considering a speculation tax to help increase the supply of affordable housing. Black Press file photo

Cumberland wants more information on speculation tax

Council in the village is looking to increase supply of affordable housing

Cumberland is considering a speculation tax to help increase the supply of affordable housing. Black Press file photo
Governor General’s Award winner Darrel McKay is the current writer-in-residence at McLoughlin Gardens. Photo supplied

Governor General’s winner in residence at McLoughlin Gardens

Darrel McKay has has varied career, from teacher to negotiator to author

Governor General’s Award winner Darrel McKay is the current writer-in-residence at McLoughlin Gardens. Photo supplied
Little Llama opened its doors in July. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Little Llama offers Montessori method for kids

“If the child likes something, they’ll repeat it.”

Little Llama opened its doors in July. Photo supplied
With replacement parts here, the swing set at Marina Park is ready for use again. Photo, Town of Comox

Comox Marina Park playground is swinging again

Playground equipment was also damaged about same time last year

With replacement parts here, the swing set at Marina Park is ready for use again. Photo, Town of Comox
A suspect was in provincial court in Courtenay Aug. 4 for sentencing but now wants to change a guilty plea. Record file photo

Suspect wants to change plea prior to sentence for Courtenay robbery

Thursday morning’s court appearance was fourth attempt at sentencing in less than a year

A suspect was in provincial court in Courtenay Aug. 4 for sentencing but now wants to change a guilty plea. Record file photo
Police arrested Lucas Morine on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October for a series of axe attacks on vehicles. He was sentenced in provincial court on Aug. 3. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo

Axe attacks on vehicles in Courtenay net 22 more months in jail

Lucus Morine’s lawyer had been seeking time-served for the offences

Police arrested Lucas Morine on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October for a series of axe attacks on vehicles. He was sentenced in provincial court on Aug. 3. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo
Emergency responders attended to a woman at Kye Bay on Friday evening. Image, Google Maps

Long weekend emergencies keep crews busy

CVSAR members attended three incidents on Saturday

Emergency responders attended to a woman at Kye Bay on Friday evening. Image, Google Maps
ICET serves communities around most of Vancouver Island as well as the Sunshine Coast and islands in between. Image, ICET

Island Coastal Economic Trust faces uncertain funding future

Proponents hope for new arrangement to replace current ‘sinking fund’

ICET serves communities around most of Vancouver Island as well as the Sunshine Coast and islands in between. Image, ICET
The Village of Cumberland has worked to reduce bear interactions when it comes to garbage. Record file photo

Fruit still an issue for attracting bears in Cumberland

Village has made progress with controlling attractants from garbage, says CO

The Village of Cumberland has worked to reduce bear interactions when it comes to garbage. Record file photo
K’omoks First Nation is currently negotiating with the federal and provincial governments. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Komoks First Nation could see land and cash offer by fall

There will be extensive public process before any vote is to happen

K’omoks First Nation is currently negotiating with the federal and provincial governments. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Adrian Granchelli shows the bee dance design inside Wachiay Studio. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay screenprinter’s T-shirts send science, math message

Adrian Granchelli started his Nature Exposed line as a passion project

Adrian Granchelli shows the bee dance design inside Wachiay Studio. Photo by Mike Chouinard