Mike Chouinard

Cumberland’s council is getting behind MP Gord Johns’ private member’s bill calling for a new approach to the opioid epidemic. (Black Press file photo)

Cumberland’s council backs Johns’ private member’s bill on opioids

“We lost the ‘War on Drugs,’ and we need to stop punishing people and … start helping people.”

Cumberland’s council is getting behind MP Gord Johns’ private member’s bill calling for a new approach to the opioid epidemic. (Black Press file photo)
The Village of Cumberland wants to survey residents about vacation rentals. Record file photo

Cumberland surveys residents on vacation rentals

BRIEFS: Council considers requests for in-fill housing applications

The Village of Cumberland wants to survey residents about vacation rentals. Record file photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management’s new system for settling bylaw infractions over waste is moving ahead. File image, CSWM video

New Comox Strathcona Waste Management dispute bylaw takes next step

Bylaw is designed to be an alternative to pursuing matters through courts

Comox Strathcona Waste Management’s new system for settling bylaw infractions over waste is moving ahead. File image, CSWM video
The Court of Appeal recently decided on a Courtenay youth case over a mental disorder designation. (Black Press file photo)

Court of Appeal upholds part of youth’s appeal, dismisses rest in Courtenay case

Issue surrounded designation of not criminally responsible by reason of mental defect

The Court of Appeal recently decided on a Courtenay youth case over a mental disorder designation. (Black Press file photo)
CSWM plans to add staff to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo

Comox-Strathcona staff explain staff additions at landfill

Budget discussions on waste management continue, as financial plan due by end of March

CSWM plans to add staff to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo
Cumberland is planning on working with Courtenay and Comox on regional solid waste collection. (Black Press file photo)

Cumberland may join Courtenay, Comox for waste collection

Council supports move to establish memorandum of understanding with partners

Cumberland is planning on working with Courtenay and Comox on regional solid waste collection. (Black Press file photo)
Supporting the new business association was one of the things for which Cumberland has used Restart funding. Record file photo

Cumberland accepting Restart grant requests through February

Council expected to decide on one-time funding for community projects in March

Supporting the new business association was one of the things for which Cumberland has used Restart funding. Record file photo
Comox Valley’s Trey Anderson tries a wraparound on Lake Cowichan goalie Josh Robins. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Glacier Kings score early, often against Kraken

Team adds some daylight between itself and Lake Cowichan for third spot

Comox Valley’s Trey Anderson tries a wraparound on Lake Cowichan goalie Josh Robins. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A brochure sets out things businesses in Cumberland can do to make their buildings more accessible. Image, Sam Bradd/Drawing Change

Cumberland encourages businesses to be more accessible

Council endorses idea for its committee to work with local business association

A brochure sets out things businesses in Cumberland can do to make their buildings more accessible. Image, Sam Bradd/Drawing Change
As of last summer, there had been strong interest in the Bevan Road site. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland to study servicing Bevan Road industrial site

Area contains most of the available industrial land in the Comox Valley

As of last summer, there had been strong interest in the Bevan Road site. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Oyster River Fire Rescue responded to a fully-involved house fire on Winn Road in Merville. Photo, Oyster River Fire Rescue

Elderly couple displaced by Merville house fire

Oyster River Fire Rescue had busy morning with accident, medical calls

Oyster River Fire Rescue responded to a fully-involved house fire on Winn Road in Merville. Photo, Oyster River Fire Rescue
Sumas Prairie was underwater during November’s flooding in the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file photo)

Comox Valley volunteers help flood victims in Fraser Valley

“People were devastated at the losses that they incurred.”

Sumas Prairie was underwater during November’s flooding in the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file photo)
Cumberland’s council is supporting a pay increase following this year’s local government elections. Record file photo

Cumberland council supports salary increase to meet average

Motion includes setting up independent committee in election years to review pay

Cumberland’s council is supporting a pay increase following this year’s local government elections. Record file photo
A provincial court judge sentenced Adam Kassinen to a conditional sentence including house arrest on Jan. 7. Record file photo

Indecent exposure charges in Comox Valley gets conditional sentence

Adam Kassinen will face house arrest, followed by curfew and probation

A provincial court judge sentenced Adam Kassinen to a conditional sentence including house arrest on Jan. 7. Record file photo
Mosaic recently met with Cumberland’s council about its working relationship with the community. Screenshot, Mosaic Forest Management video

Mosaic reduces pile burning near Cumberland

Forest company representatives recently met with council for progress update

Mosaic recently met with Cumberland’s council about its working relationship with the community. Screenshot, Mosaic Forest Management video
Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during the 2019 roe herring fishery. DFO has reduced the harvest rate for this season. Photo courtesy of Pacific Wild

Hornby Island herring group sees harvest cut as a start

Fishing industry ‘shocked and devastated’ by recent DFO decision

Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during the 2019 roe herring fishery. DFO has reduced the harvest rate for this season. Photo courtesy of Pacific Wild
An EDI video outlines the importance of early years development. Image, EDI Offord Centre video

Comox Valley district adds to arsenal of school assessment tools

Latest assessment interviews Grade 11 students on a number of topics

An EDI video outlines the importance of early years development. Image, EDI Offord Centre video
In a busy real estate market, the Comox Valley’s assessment values saw double-digit increases for 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Average home assessments up more than 30 per cent in Comox Valley

Assessed value is only one factor local governments use to set tax rates

In a busy real estate market, the Comox Valley’s assessment values saw double-digit increases for 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police inspected the scene at the Hornby Island Community School after the fire in August 2018. File photo from @sheilamoris/Twitter

Accused gets conditional sentence for 2018 school arson on Hornby Island

School District 71 opened the new school this fall after using temporary space

Police inspected the scene at the Hornby Island Community School after the fire in August 2018. File photo from @sheilamoris/Twitter
An Anna’s hummingbird in care. (file photo, Wild ARC)

Hummingbirds can starve in the cold, says Merville wildlife centre

MARS has had more than a dozen birds brought in already and many more calls from public

An Anna’s hummingbird in care. (file photo, Wild ARC)