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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
An area above Washer Creek has been cleared this fall. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Tree removal in Union Bay leaves questions

Developer does not require one development permit but may need another

An area above Washer Creek has been cleared this fall. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Strate Scapes Landscaping truck is a go this year, but the organizers aren’t sure if the Pilon Tools truck will be ready this year. Photo submitted.

Comox Valley Christmas Light Trucks still rolling this holiday season

Organizers have adapted event and means of raising donations for pandemic

The Strate Scapes Landscaping truck is a go this year, but the organizers aren’t sure if the Pilon Tools truck will be ready this year. Photo submitted.
One of the most recent mural proposals. Image, Village of Cumberland report

Cumberland rejects second round of mural plans

Developer will pay a security deposit to cover future cost of wall treatment

One of the most recent mural proposals. Image, Village of Cumberland report
The school district’s International Student Program has seen growth in recent years and will now need a new home in the Valley. Image, screenshot

Comox Valley school district OK’s new home for international program

Current site at Lake Trail Middle School will not be available in near future

The school district’s International Student Program has seen growth in recent years and will now need a new home in the Valley. Image, screenshot
Classrooms are no longer empty, and students in the Comox Valley are apparently happy to be back. (Pixabay photo)

Schools finding fewer problems like truancy this fall

Board members are happy to see students taking leadership roles

Classrooms are no longer empty, and students in the Comox Valley are apparently happy to be back. (Pixabay photo)
The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District is considering a reduction in its tax requisition for the coming year.
Record file photo.

Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District backs tax break in preliminary budget

Board approves a motion to reduce $4.4 million for reserves, though it must pass final budget

The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District is considering a reduction in its tax requisition for the coming year.
Record file photo.
Rose Jacobson served in the forces in the Second World War, training pilots to understand code. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox vet recalls days training pilots in code

Cpl. Rose Jacobson served the country from 1942 to 1945

Rose Jacobson served in the forces in the Second World War, training pilots to understand code. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Longtime Baynes Sound Lions Ann Pratt is again knitting doll clothing this Christmas. This year, her work will be donated to the Island Hearts of Hope Comox Valley Christmas for Children toy drive. Photo supplied

Comox Valley organization holding Christmas toy drive

Island Hearts of Hope turns its efforts toward kids this holiday season

Longtime Baynes Sound Lions Ann Pratt is again knitting doll clothing this Christmas. This year, her work will be donated to the Island Hearts of Hope Comox Valley Christmas for Children toy drive. Photo supplied
Six people are running for a vacant board position with School District 71. File photo

Six running for vacant school trustee position in Comox Valley

General voting is Dec. 12 for voters to decide who replaces Ian Hargreaves

Six people are running for a vacant board position with School District 71. File photo
Cumberland Museum and Archives opened in 1981. Record file photo

Cumberland museum planning renovations

Council briefs: Village holding public hearing for affordable housing project

Cumberland Museum and Archives opened in 1981. Record file photo
Voters will decide the fate of the Union Bay Improvement District this month. Record file photo

Union Bay decides governance fate this month

General voting day for the community south of Courtenay is Nov. 28

Voters will decide the fate of the Union Bay Improvement District this month. Record file photo
Highland students take part in an exercise around disaster prediction using math as part of a resource for teachers. Image, screenshot

Comox students help create online resource for teachers

Grade 10 class from Highland Secondary are now in their graduation year

Highland students take part in an exercise around disaster prediction using math as part of a resource for teachers. Image, screenshot