Mike Chouinard

Cumberland council decided on debt terms to finance its new fire hall. Record file photo

Cumberland chooses shorter debt period for fire hall borrowing

Council also wants to push province into support for small communities’ fire protection

Cumberland council decided on debt terms to finance its new fire hall. Record file photo
The process of integrating Union Bay services into the regional district can now begin. Record file photo

Union Bay transfer to region targeted for July 2021

Three services will be rolled into Comox Valley Regional District

The process of integrating Union Bay services into the regional district can now begin. Record file photo
The School District 71 DPAC hosted an online forum for candidates hoping to fill a vacant board of education position. Screenshot, SD71 DPAC Facebook page

Six make their pitch to fill empty school board seat in Comox Valley

District’s parents advisory council hosted the online forum for Area C candidates

The School District 71 DPAC hosted an online forum for candidates hoping to fill a vacant board of education position. Screenshot, SD71 DPAC Facebook page
Drift includes the work of poets from around the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Drift features works by poets from the Comox Valley

Rather than have a set theme, the editors let 38 poets put their best work forward

Drift includes the work of poets from around the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Union Bay voters chose a new direction Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Union Bay voters opt for governance change

More than seventy per cent support dissolving UBID to roll services into regional district

Union Bay voters chose a new direction Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A small plane crashed in the water south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon. Two men had to be rescued, but reports indicate there were no serious injuries. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Small plane crash south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon

Two rescued from plane that had flipped in water; no serious injuries reported

A small plane crashed in the water south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon. Two men had to be rescued, but reports indicate there were no serious injuries. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A map of Comox Valley schools. Screenshot, Fraser Institute

Comox Valley schools near mid-pack in Fraser Institute rankings

A few schools went up or down a few points, but most came in with similar marks

A map of Comox Valley schools. Screenshot, Fraser Institute
CSWM is being asked to reconsider statutory holiday closures for solid waste delivery to the regional landfill. Record file photo

Cumberland also asks for landfill stat closure reconsideration

Council follows Comox’s lead in asking waste board to rethink decision

CSWM is being asked to reconsider statutory holiday closures for solid waste delivery to the regional landfill. Record file photo
These boards were delivered to Brooklyn Elementary before being stolen this fall. Facebook photo

Vandalism damage at Comox Valley schools way up this year

The amount in 2020/21 is already 50 per cent higher than the previous year

These boards were delivered to Brooklyn Elementary before being stolen this fall. Facebook photo
There are more apartments coming for downtown Cumberland, but council wants to look at how to make sure there are rental units available. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland council calls for rental zoning options

Provincial amendments have only allowed communities to consider rental zoning since 2018

There are more apartments coming for downtown Cumberland, but council wants to look at how to make sure there are rental units available. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox and the school district are looking at formalizing a piece of school property for a dog park. Black Press file photo

School District 71, Comox work on formal dog park agreement

The site on unused school district property is already being used by dog owners

Comox and the school district are looking at formalizing a piece of school property for a dog park. Black Press file photo
Christmas will look a bit different in Cumberland this year, not only because of COVID restrictions but due to changes from BC Hydro about hanging decorations on the poles. Record file photo

Snowflakes a no-go for Cumberland’s power poles

Village, business association looking to promote shopping local for holidays

Christmas will look a bit different in Cumberland this year, not only because of COVID restrictions but due to changes from BC Hydro about hanging decorations on the poles. Record file photo
The Lamplighters wants to end its lease with the village. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Briefs: Cumberland agrees to end hall lease with Lamplighters

Council aims to add more daytime meetings in 2021 for seniors

The Lamplighters wants to end its lease with the village. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A rendering of the proposed window covering and sign for the business planned for downtown Cumberland. Image, Village of Cumberland report

Cumberland approves location change for cannabis permit

Site next door to the one planned seen as more financially feasible

A rendering of the proposed window covering and sign for the business planned for downtown Cumberland. Image, Village of Cumberland report
The DPAC is holding an online forum on Nov. 30 for candidates for the upcoming school district byelection. Screenshot DPAC poster

Online forum for Comox Valley school board byelection is Nov. 30

Six candidates have filed papers to fill the trustee position in Area C

The DPAC is holding an online forum on Nov. 30 for candidates for the upcoming school district byelection. Screenshot DPAC poster
The Food Share program volunteers pack supplies for food-insecure families. Screenshot, CCSS website

Cumberland council OK’s money for food program

Community school group asks to use unused money to help families

The Food Share program volunteers pack supplies for food-insecure families. Screenshot, CCSS website
Nov. 22 through 28 is Victim and Survivors of Crime Week. Black Press file photo

Help available for domestic and sexual violence victims in Comox Valley

Community Based Victim Services has operated its program for almost 30 years

Nov. 22 through 28 is Victim and Survivors of Crime Week. Black Press file photo
The Village of Cumberland takes its next steps on budget. Record file photo

Cumberland takes next steps on tax hike

Average home estimated to go up $269; median business up by $471

The Village of Cumberland takes its next steps on budget. Record file photo
Handbags for Hope needs items by Dec. 4 to help women in need this holiday season. File photo

Comox Valley’s Handbags for Hope needs items sooner this year

Organizer expects demand to be high this season due to financial strain

Handbags for Hope needs items by Dec. 4 to help women in need this holiday season. File photo
This Union Bay beach area shows iron staining at low tide from March 2010. Photo, JET Productions

Commercial marina again proposed for Union Bay

A previous proposal was denied due to sediment contamination

This Union Bay beach area shows iron staining at low tide from March 2010. Photo, JET Productions