Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley RCMP arrested a suspect in connection with a dumpster fire on the weekend. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley RCMP charge suspect with arson for weekend fire

Courtenay Fire Department has responded to multiple dumpster fires this year

Comox Valley RCMP arrested a suspect in connection with a dumpster fire on the weekend. Black Press file photo
While the route to get there is a little different, downtown Courtenay is open and accessible right now. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Bridge — and downtown Courtenay — are open, say businesses

Incoming BIA president Sean Ferguson says parking is available

While the route to get there is a little different, downtown Courtenay is open and accessible right now. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A Saanich man received almost 10 years in Supreme Court in Courtenay for a shooting incident from 2018. Record file photo

Shooting incident north of Courtenay nets almost 10-year sentence

Richard Daniel Vigneault was arrested without incident and faced 16 counts

A Saanich man received almost 10 years in Supreme Court in Courtenay for a shooting incident from 2018. Record file photo
Dr. Aref Tabarsi, a general pathologist at the North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital Medical Laboratory, spoke about the issue of service in the region at a meeting in February 2020. Black Press file photo

Comox Strathcona hospital board wants pathology service back

UPDATED: Board supports move for chair, vice-chair to engage with Island Health on issue

Dr. Aref Tabarsi, a general pathologist at the North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital Medical Laboratory, spoke about the issue of service in the region at a meeting in February 2020. Black Press file photo
The award-winning design honouring Cumberland Fire Rescue has been one of the ways the Cumberland Events Society has marked its usual May long weekend celebrations. It is also crowning a new May Queen this year. Photo supplied

Cumberland to crown new May Queen — finally

May long weekend organizers also honour fire department’s history

The award-winning design honouring Cumberland Fire Rescue has been one of the ways the Cumberland Events Society has marked its usual May long weekend celebrations. It is also crowning a new May Queen this year. Photo supplied
The development permit application for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave has now been approved by council. Record file photo

Cumberland approves secondary home permit second time around

Mayor Leslie Baird said the applicant’s additional drawings provided more info for her

The development permit application for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave has now been approved by council. Record file photo
The inaugural board meeting for the last UBID board was held online May 6. Screenshot, Zoom meeting

Union Bay board says no to ‘No’ side committee addition

Community is preparing to move its services to regional district for July

The inaugural board meeting for the last UBID board was held online May 6. Screenshot, Zoom meeting
Guenther’s efforts are aimed at persons in need. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay group provides showers of chivalry for those in need

Guenther just got federal tax status for Wiseland Humanitarian Association

Guenther’s efforts are aimed at persons in need. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press

Comox Strathcona compost site should go to tender this summer

The regional organics facility is on target to open for the fall of 2022

Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press
The site of the King George Hotel in Cumberland. Photo by Mike Chouinard

VIU students research Cumberland’s past, future

Specific practicum topics were King George Hotel’s significance, densification incentives

The site of the King George Hotel in Cumberland. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The school board is endorsing a national coalition for healthy food in schools. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley school board backs national healthy food initiative

Coalition for Healthy School Food wants federal government to invest in food program

The school board is endorsing a national coalition for healthy food in schools. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools
Cumberland is hoping for its lab at the Cumberland Health Centre to re-open. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland hopeful for lab re-opening

“People in Cumberland are getting a little bit left behind with the loss of that lab.”

Cumberland is hoping for its lab at the Cumberland Health Centre to re-open. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay. Record file photo

Courtenay seniors’ homes included in class action suit

Plaintiffs in early stage of applying for class certification on suit

Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay. Record file photo
Union Bay voters chose a new direction last fall and held their last annual general meeting on April 29. The improvement district will be transitioning its services to the regional district for July. Record file photo

New Union Bay water system working, though costly

No boil water advisories, as community prepares for transfer to regional district

Union Bay voters chose a new direction last fall and held their last annual general meeting on April 29. The improvement district will be transitioning its services to the regional district for July. Record file photo
Bigfoot Donuts found a special way to honour the passing of a recent friend to many in the community, Wayne Bradley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay doughnut shop serves up sweet tribute to a friend

Proceeds honouring Wayne Bradley will help support food security group

Bigfoot Donuts found a special way to honour the passing of a recent friend to many in the community, Wayne Bradley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Old-growth supporters had signs out Saturday about the need to protect forests. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley protesters send old-growth message to premier

“We’re trying to get the right message out…. I’m trying to show them we care.”

Old-growth supporters had signs out Saturday about the need to protect forests. Photo by Mike Chouinard
You Are What You Emit by Chloe Hatch.

Comox Valley students’ photos part of prestigious exhibition

Two local schools among the seven taking part at Capture online event

You Are What You Emit by Chloe Hatch.
Cumberland is considering its future boat launch options. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland looks at new boat launch project options

Council has a provincial grant for work on the boat launch docks

Cumberland is considering its future boat launch options. Photo by Mike Chouinard
School District 71 is hoping to boost kindergarten numbers for September. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley kindergarten numbers lower than projected

Recent school district efforts are increasing the enrolment numbers

School District 71 is hoping to boost kindergarten numbers for September. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird takes part in a parade a few years ago. She wants the community to start thinking about its 125th anniversary. Record file photo

Mayor Baird wants Cumberland to start planning anniversary

Village will form a select committee to consider ideas for two funding programs

Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird takes part in a parade a few years ago. She wants the community to start thinking about its 125th anniversary. Record file photo