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Guenther’s efforts are aimed at persons in need. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay group provides showers of chivalry for those in need

Guenther just got federal tax status for Wiseland Humanitarian Association

Guenther’s efforts are aimed at persons in need. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press

Comox Strathcona compost site should go to tender this summer

The regional organics facility is on target to open for the fall of 2022

Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press
The site of the King George Hotel in Cumberland. Photo by Mike Chouinard

VIU students research Cumberland’s past, future

Specific practicum topics were King George Hotel’s significance, densification incentives

The site of the King George Hotel in Cumberland. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The school board is endorsing a national coalition for healthy food in schools. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley school board backs national healthy food initiative

Coalition for Healthy School Food wants federal government to invest in food program

The school board is endorsing a national coalition for healthy food in schools. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools
Cumberland is hoping for its lab at the Cumberland Health Centre to re-open. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland hopeful for lab re-opening

“People in Cumberland are getting a little bit left behind with the loss of that lab.”

Cumberland is hoping for its lab at the Cumberland Health Centre to re-open. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay. Record file photo

Courtenay seniors’ homes included in class action suit

Plaintiffs in early stage of applying for class certification on suit

Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay. Record file photo
Union Bay voters chose a new direction last fall and held their last annual general meeting on April 29. The improvement district will be transitioning its services to the regional district for July. Record file photo

New Union Bay water system working, though costly

No boil water advisories, as community prepares for transfer to regional district

Union Bay voters chose a new direction last fall and held their last annual general meeting on April 29. The improvement district will be transitioning its services to the regional district for July. Record file photo
Bigfoot Donuts found a special way to honour the passing of a recent friend to many in the community, Wayne Bradley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay doughnut shop serves up sweet tribute to a friend

Proceeds honouring Wayne Bradley will help support food security group

Bigfoot Donuts found a special way to honour the passing of a recent friend to many in the community, Wayne Bradley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Old-growth supporters had signs out Saturday about the need to protect forests. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley protesters send old-growth message to premier

“We’re trying to get the right message out…. I’m trying to show them we care.”

Old-growth supporters had signs out Saturday about the need to protect forests. Photo by Mike Chouinard
You Are What You Emit by Chloe Hatch.

Comox Valley students’ photos part of prestigious exhibition

Two local schools among the seven taking part at Capture online event

You Are What You Emit by Chloe Hatch.
Cumberland is considering its future boat launch options. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland looks at new boat launch project options

Council has a provincial grant for work on the boat launch docks

Cumberland is considering its future boat launch options. Photo by Mike Chouinard
School District 71 is hoping to boost kindergarten numbers for September. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley kindergarten numbers lower than projected

Recent school district efforts are increasing the enrolment numbers

School District 71 is hoping to boost kindergarten numbers for September. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird takes part in a parade a few years ago. She wants the community to start thinking about its 125th anniversary. Record file photo

Mayor Baird wants Cumberland to start planning anniversary

Village will form a select committee to consider ideas for two funding programs

Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird takes part in a parade a few years ago. She wants the community to start thinking about its 125th anniversary. Record file photo
Stephen Pawlak was sentenced in Courtenay on Tuesday, April 27. File photo

Weapons charges nets two years less a day for Black Creek incident

Stephen Pawlak already had lifetime firearms bans for previous offences

Stephen Pawlak was sentenced in Courtenay on Tuesday, April 27. File photo
Whistle Stop owner Barry Van Dusen wants to send a message to the premier about inconsistent COVID regulations. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Vancouver Island pub owner wants COVID consistency

Whistle Stop’s Barry Van Dusen has questions for Premier Horgan

Whistle Stop owner Barry Van Dusen wants to send a message to the premier about inconsistent COVID regulations. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Whistle Stop owner Barry Van Dusen wants to send a message to the premier about inconsistent COVID regulations. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Owner of Courtenay pub wants COVID consistency

Whistle Stop’s Barry Van Dusen has questions for Premier Horgan

Whistle Stop owner Barry Van Dusen wants to send a message to the premier about inconsistent COVID regulations. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Volunteers made a “Plastic Goddess” from some of the debris during one of ocean clean-ups held on Denman Island. file photo/Gerry Ambury

Comox-Strathcona wants depot for ocean plastic

Ocean Legacy Foundation is applying to province for grant

Volunteers made a “Plastic Goddess” from some of the debris during one of ocean clean-ups held on Denman Island. file photo/Gerry Ambury
An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video

Royston family surprised to see otter visitor under car

The Stromquists did not expect to see the animal so far from water

An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video
The conservation service confirmed they do not relocate cougars from settled areas but that euthanasia is not necessarily the fate for an animal in the Fanny Bay area. The hope is that the animal will move on to wild areas. (File photo)

Euthanasia not the only outcome for Fanny Bay cougar

Conservations officers do not relocate the animals from Vancouver Island

The conservation service confirmed they do not relocate cougars from settled areas but that euthanasia is not necessarily the fate for an animal in the Fanny Bay area. The hope is that the animal will move on to wild areas. (File photo)
James Hutchison was sentenced in court for a robbery from April 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Accused sentenced for early morning robbery in Courtenay

Hutchison gets credit for 218 days in custody but given 120 more days in jail

James Hutchison was sentenced in court for a robbery from April 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard