Mike Chouinard

Isfeld student Quinn Hoar (right), with teacher Katelin Miller, celebrates her first-place provincial finish in a public speaking contest for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Photo SD71

Comox Valley student wins B.C. deaf, hard-of-hearing speech contest

“It would be so cool to write my own story.”

Isfeld student Quinn Hoar (right), with teacher Katelin Miller, celebrates her first-place provincial finish in a public speaking contest for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Photo SD71
School District 71 enrolment is already ahead of projections for the coming school year. File photo

Comox Valley school enrolment ahead of projections for fall

Classroom space could become a bigger issue for following school year

School District 71 enrolment is already ahead of projections for the coming school year. File photo
Stocky Edwards’ funeral was held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Courtenay on May 20. Photo by Mike Chouinard

World War II flying ace Stocky Edwards laid to rest

“He was a hero when we needed heroes.”

Stocky Edwards’ funeral was held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Courtenay on May 20. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Mea Williams and Maddison Maas point to the cocoons in the bee homes. Photo, SD71

Comox school is abuzz about its bee project

School District 71 has seven schools working with mason bees

Mea Williams and Maddison Maas point to the cocoons in the bee homes. Photo, SD71
Cumberland is preparing a bylaw to cover zoning changes for short-term vacation rentals. (Image, Pixabay)

Cumberland preparing zoning changes for short-term vacation rentals

Licensing loopholes, cash in lieu for parking spaces are among council’s concerns

Cumberland is preparing a bylaw to cover zoning changes for short-term vacation rentals. (Image, Pixabay)
Courtenay’s Wayne White was one of several people in the province recently honoured with a BC Achievement Communiity Award. Photo, BC Achievement

Courtenay’s Wayne White gets provincial honour for habitat work

‘It was a surprise to me…. The people who nominated me didn’t tell me.’

Courtenay’s Wayne White was one of several people in the province recently honoured with a BC Achievement Communiity Award. Photo, BC Achievement
Council considered a heritage alteration permit and variance request for the Cumberland Brewing Company. Record photo

Cumberland approves alteration permit for brew pub

Council asks staff to look into cash in lieu issue for parking space policy

Council considered a heritage alteration permit and variance request for the Cumberland Brewing Company. Record photo
School District 71 has completed the purchase of the former BC Assessment building on Idiens Way in Courtenay. File photo

Comox Valley school board sets up Bunny Shannon bursary

BRIEFS: Board passes policy over providing child care at sites

School District 71 has completed the purchase of the former BC Assessment building on Idiens Way in Courtenay. File photo
Exercise Cougar Gauntlet was a joint operation that included army and navy reserve members. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Army, navy storm Comox beach in joint training operation

Exercise Cougar Gauntlet provides week of training for military reservists

Exercise Cougar Gauntlet was a joint operation that included army and navy reserve members. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Courtenay is applying for a second grant for the 6th Street Active Transportation Bridge, which would provide a dedicated cycling and pedestrian connection between downtown Courtenay and Simms Millennium Park. Graphic supplied

Courtenay applies for second grant for pedestrian bridge

Design process continues through summer, construction could start in 2023

Courtenay is applying for a second grant for the 6th Street Active Transportation Bridge, which would provide a dedicated cycling and pedestrian connection between downtown Courtenay and Simms Millennium Park. Graphic supplied
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site

Comox Valley parents push province on sexual assault, harassment

PAC members had four resolutions passed at recent provincial conference

Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
The supply drive at Simms Millennium Park May 7 was to raise necessary items for people experiencing homelessness. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Coalition drive brings in supplies for people experiencing homelessness

Event in Courtenay Saturday also featured hip hop from Native with Pride and Sirreal

The supply drive at Simms Millennium Park May 7 was to raise necessary items for people experiencing homelessness. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A task force is working recruit more doctors for the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Doctors lined up for 4,000 patients in Comox Valley since July

Still more than 10,000 people in the region who need family physician

A task force is working recruit more doctors for the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Property Brothers will once again feature grid product from Comox’s CORE on their Celebrity IOU show. Image, Property Brothers Instagram

Comox company featured in Celebrity IOU’s Ali Wong episode

Property Brothers have used CORE’s home products in previous shows

The Property Brothers will once again feature grid product from Comox’s CORE on their Celebrity IOU show. Image, Property Brothers Instagram
Roof work at Isfeld Secondary is one of the bigger projects the school district has planned for the near future. Screenshot, SD71 image

Ministry approves HVAC, roof work at schools in Comox Valley

School District 71 also has lengthy list of mid-sized projects at school sites

Roof work at Isfeld Secondary is one of the bigger projects the school district has planned for the near future. Screenshot, SD71 image
Cumberland council is finalizing property taxes for the year. Record file photo

Cumberland set to pass property taxes for coming year

BRIEFS: Village is taking a look at a communications strategy

Cumberland council is finalizing property taxes for the year. Record file photo
Work is under way at the Bevan Road industrial site. Council recently approved a development permit for a second lot. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland approves permit for next Bevan industrial site

Latest request for the area includes two industrial warehouse buildings

Work is under way at the Bevan Road industrial site. Council recently approved a development permit for a second lot. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland is looking toward an app to help residents get information about solid waste collection. File photo

Cumberland considers app for solid waste service info

The village could partner with regional district on getting the technology

Cumberland is looking toward an app to help residents get information about solid waste collection. File photo
Many original members and long-time vendors were celebrated at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market 30th birthday Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Farmers’ Market marks 30th birthday

Original members, invited guests celebrate the landmark anniversary

Many original members and long-time vendors were celebrated at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market 30th birthday Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The CSRHD board is looking into a health hub to ease pressure on area hospitals, but some board members are questioning the move. File photo

Health hub model faces some push-back at Comox-Strathcona board

Hospital district board is considering model to reduce demand on area hospitals

The CSRHD board is looking into a health hub to ease pressure on area hospitals, but some board members are questioning the move. File photo