Mike Chouinard

The city and CUPE Local 556 recently came up with a new four-year agreement. File photo

Not time for union increase, according to Courtenay councillor

Manno Theos said businesses and citizens have been struggling during pandemic

The city and CUPE Local 556 recently came up with a new four-year agreement. File photo
The Village of Cumberland made some budget adjustments at the latest council meeting. Record file photo

Cumberland council approves extra costs for projects

Some large projects have come with delayed or additional costs

The Village of Cumberland made some budget adjustments at the latest council meeting. Record file photo
The regional district has awarded the contract to build an auxiliary fire hall for Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Regional District awards contract for Merville fire hall

Kinetic Construction to build new hall, with aim of completing work for early 2022

The regional district has awarded the contract to build an auxiliary fire hall for Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox mountain biker Emmy Lan on top of the podium. Photo supplied

Comox mountain biker heading off to World Cup in Europe

Emmy Lan qualifies after going gold at national races in Golden

Comox mountain biker Emmy Lan on top of the podium. Photo supplied
Protocol while waiting to cross the 5th Street Bridge during construction is causing some confusion. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay council wants clarity around bridge protocol

Condition of 5th Street Bridge better than expected though project taking longer

Protocol while waiting to cross the 5th Street Bridge during construction is causing some confusion. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland has followed the regional district and moved to the second stage of water restrictions. File photo

Cumberland follows Comox Valley region with watering restrictions

With little rain expected, village moves to second stage Aug. 3 as precaution

Cumberland has followed the regional district and moved to the second stage of water restrictions. File photo
In the military himself, Bevan Bailey is helping colleagues who’ve suffered injuries or have mobility issues by offering his vehicle detailing services to them for free. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Afghanistan vet offers his services to injured colleagues in Comox

Bevan Bailey is hoping to transition to civilian life with his auto detailing business

In the military himself, Bevan Bailey is helping colleagues who’ve suffered injuries or have mobility issues by offering his vehicle detailing services to them for free. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré worked with Cumberland on a Green New Deal earlier this year, and are working with the Comox Youth Climate Council to do the same with the regional district. Record file photo

Youth pitch Green New Deal to Comox Valley Regional District

Ben Mason, Lister de Vitré already working with Cumberland council on issues

Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré worked with Cumberland on a Green New Deal earlier this year, and are working with the Comox Youth Climate Council to do the same with the regional district. Record file photo
There will be no referendum for now for electoral area residents on a regional district bylaw for waste collection, including recycling. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Regional District won’t hold waste referendum yet

Board may consider other options, possibly for the fall 2022 elections

There will be no referendum for now for electoral area residents on a regional district bylaw for waste collection, including recycling. Photo by Mike Chouinard
BC Transit is looking to expand infrastructure in the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

BC Transit looks to add infrastructure through Comox Valley

“Basically, there’s a transit sale on right now in terms of infrastructure.”

BC Transit is looking to expand infrastructure in the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Courtenay Fire Department put out a wildfire on Comox Logging Road Wednesday morning. Black Press file photo

Courtenay department puts out wildfire at Comox Logging Road

A couple of motorists reported seeing smoke while driving by on Highway 19

The Courtenay Fire Department put out a wildfire on Comox Logging Road Wednesday morning. Black Press file photo
Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Vancouver Island TV veteran works his 12th Olympiad in Japan this summer

Henry Irizawa has been a fixture behind the scenes for TV sports for decades

Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox TV veteran works his 12th Olympiad in Japan this summer

Henry Irizawa has been a fixture behind the scenes for TV sports for decades

Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Dr. Tom Woods and Cascadia general manager Jeff Lucas display some of the new Warehouse brew. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley doctor now bringing his Saskatchewan brews to town

Dr. Tom Woods says canning has been crucial for Warehouse beer business

Dr. Tom Woods and Cascadia general manager Jeff Lucas display some of the new Warehouse brew. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The school district might be considering boundary changes due to enrolment at some locations. File photo, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley school district may look at boundary changes

BRIEFS: Province provides pandemic recovery plan funds for schools for fall

The school district might be considering boundary changes due to enrolment at some locations. File photo, Comox Valley Schools
Police attend the scene of an MVA on Headquarters Road Friday afternoon. Phone by Mike Chouinard

Helicopter called in to help with MVA near Courtenay

Vehicle took out power pole at a sharp turn on Headquarters Road

Police attend the scene of an MVA on Headquarters Road Friday afternoon. Phone by Mike Chouinard
Dr. Stephen Malthouse appearing on an Internet program about vaccine choice earlier this spring. Screenshot, YouTube

Anti-mRNA vaccine Denman doctor sues College of Physicians and Surgeons over free speech

Dr. Stephen Malthouse filed in civil court in June to stop the CPSBC and its Inquiries Committee

Dr. Stephen Malthouse appearing on an Internet program about vaccine choice earlier this spring. Screenshot, YouTube
UBID chair Ian Munro and CVRD Electoral Area A director Daniel Arbour mark the transition for the Union Bay community on June 30. Photo, CVRD

Union Bay board hands over ‘keys’ to Comox Valley Regional District

Regional district now responsible for services UBID had overseen for decades

UBID chair Ian Munro and CVRD Electoral Area A director Daniel Arbour mark the transition for the Union Bay community on June 30. Photo, CVRD
An Airbnb map shows several properties for rent in Cumberland. Screenshot, Airbnb.ca

Cumberland explores short-term rental effect on housing for residents

Council also wants to look at collecting hotel tax revenue from commercial rentals

An Airbnb map shows several properties for rent in Cumberland. Screenshot, Airbnb.ca
Suzanne Venuta’s last Outward Bound adventures was in the Alps. Photo supplied

Wade Davis joins Comox Valley woman on latest trek

Suzanne Venuta will be raising funds for Outward Bound youth programs this time

Suzanne Venuta’s last Outward Bound adventures was in the Alps. Photo supplied