Mike Chouinard

The proposed development on Hornby Island is near the ferry terminal. Image, Google maps

Islands Trust hopes to avoid repeat of Hornby burial site dispute

Its plan includes steps such as heritage mapping to preserve Indigenous heritage sites

The proposed development on Hornby Island is near the ferry terminal. Image, Google maps
School District 71 has released results of a survey it conducted in February. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools

Almost 3,600 respond to Comox Valley Schools’ survey

Most satisfied with district’s pandemic response, though have mixed feelings about class set-ups

School District 71 has released results of a survey it conducted in February. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools
Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo

Vancouver Island MusicFest plans online event with Comox Valley touches

Organizer Doug Cox says BC Tourism will help online event promote music and community

Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo
Logan Gilbert (centre) beats a drum during Saturday’s MMIWG2S event. Photo by Mike Chouinard

MMIWG2S holds Courtenay rally to demand 231 calls for justice

“We shouldn’t still be fighting for basic rights…. We just want to be equal.”

Logan Gilbert (centre) beats a drum during Saturday’s MMIWG2S event. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Thatch Pub is near the ferry terminal on Hornby Island. Facebook photo

Work stops at Hornby site after human remains found

UPDATE: KFN takes issue with province, not property owner, over process

The Thatch Pub is near the ferry terminal on Hornby Island. Facebook photo
Queneesh Elementary is one of the two schools School District 71 will be upgrading with digital controls to operate HVAC systems in the building. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Schools finishing digital controls for HVAC systems

Brooklyn and Queneesh are last two schools needing newest DDC upgrades

Queneesh Elementary is one of the two schools School District 71 will be upgrading with digital controls to operate HVAC systems in the building. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland is in the midst of a large project to upgrade its wastewater treatment lagoon. Image, Clear Facts — Wastewater Treatment & Environment video

Cumberland chooses new wastewater plant contractors

Many of the design details to be settled over next three months

Cumberland is in the midst of a large project to upgrade its wastewater treatment lagoon. Image, Clear Facts — Wastewater Treatment & Environment video
An image from a video of the Cumberland wetlands. Screenshot, Peta Murray video

Cumberland wetlands proponent raises questions about Coal Valley development

Steve Morgan makes own maps to better illustrate waterflows and other site issues

An image from a video of the Cumberland wetlands. Screenshot, Peta Murray video
Comox Fire Rescue responded to a fire near Rodello and Downey Friday night. Photo by Tracey Court

UPDATE: RCMP confirm fatality in Friday night house fire

One person was in the house at the time, no update on condition

Comox Fire Rescue responded to a fire near Rodello and Downey Friday night. Photo by Tracey Court
The CSRHD board adopted a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition at the March 18 meeting. Record file photo

Comox-Strathcona hospital board adopts budget bylaw with tax cut

Regional governments expect to pay off debt from new hospitals by 2028

The CSRHD board adopted a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition at the March 18 meeting. Record file photo
Events like the BC Seafood Festival, proponents say, have been made possible because of CVEDS. Screenshot, BC Seafood Festival video

Comox Valley Regional District’s CVEDS split leaves questions for some

Regional district to hire transitional position while partners consider economic development future

Events like the BC Seafood Festival, proponents say, have been made possible because of CVEDS. Screenshot, BC Seafood Festival video
The FSAs were written later for this school year. Image, Ministry of Education screenshot

Most Comox Valley students completed FSAs this year

Staff say participation rate ranged from 75 to 100 per cent

The FSAs were written later for this school year. Image, Ministry of Education screenshot
School District 71 is anticipating more money from the province for the next school year. File photo

Comox Valley Schools expect $3.3 million more from ministry

Province gives no indication of any funds should more COVID protocols be needed

School District 71 is anticipating more money from the province for the next school year. File photo
Emma Laliberte displays a bottle from the collection and one of her candles. Photo supplied

Old bottles spur new ideas for Merville Botanicals

Couple using collection for their upcycled candle creations

Emma Laliberte displays a bottle from the collection and one of her candles. Photo supplied
Illegal dumping reports in the region dropped slightly in 2020. File photo

Comox-Strathcona regions find less illegal dumping in 2020

More than half of sites have items that could be disposed of for free or recycled

Illegal dumping reports in the region dropped slightly in 2020. File photo
The annual herring fishery opened March 10. Photo by Rupert Wong

Strait of Georgia herring fishery opens, as DFO forecast estimates met

Some calling for moratorium to protect last of main stocks in DFO’s Pacific region

The annual herring fishery opened March 10. Photo by Rupert Wong
Cumberland will be using restart funds for IT upgrades. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland identifies servers, IT upgrades for restart funds

Two of the village’s servers date back to more than a dozen years

Cumberland will be using restart funds for IT upgrades. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The CSWM passed a budget with a reduction in the tax requsition of $1 million for the year. Record file photo

Comox-Strathcona board passes solid waste budget with $1 million tax cut

Tipping fees will stay the same, and surplus money will be put into reserve

The CSWM passed a budget with a reduction in the tax requsition of $1 million for the year. Record file photo
During recent discussions on amendments to the zoning bylaws, there have been contrasting views on parking in downtown Cumberland, especially for new developments. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland adopts zoning changes with new parking provisions

Questions persist over whether parking is a problem and who should pay to add it

During recent discussions on amendments to the zoning bylaws, there have been contrasting views on parking in downtown Cumberland, especially for new developments. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The new fire hall in Cumberland is nearing completion. Photo by Mike Chouinard

New Cumberland fire hall to open soon

Finishing touches include adding emergency generator, communications system

The new fire hall in Cumberland is nearing completion. Photo by Mike Chouinard