Mike Chouinard

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

Court of Appeal reduces prohibition time in Courtenay child porn case

Evidence against appellant had included 2,700 images and 125 videos on iPad and phone

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
Owners of Panda Jewellers on 5th Street in Courtenay were cleaning up after a break-in. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Break-in at Vancouver Island jeweller; display case items taken

Owner says watches, pocket watches and bracelet were stolen

Owners of Panda Jewellers on 5th Street in Courtenay were cleaning up after a break-in. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Friends and family say much more needs to be done to help people like ‘Roby.’ Photo supplied

Cumberland’s ‘Roby’ was more than a statistic to many

Mother, friends point to obstacles preventing the most vulnerable people from getting help

Friends and family say much more needs to be done to help people like ‘Roby.’ Photo supplied
Panda Jewellers on 5th Street were cleaning up after a break-in. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Break-in at downtown Courtenay jeweller

Owner says watches, pocket watches and bracelet were stolen

Panda Jewellers on 5th Street were cleaning up after a break-in. Photo by Mike Chouinard
With the community facing a shortage, some housing on Denman Island does not conform to bylaws. File photo

Enforcement on Denman exposing housing shortages

Local trust committee temporarily holds off on some eviction situations

With the community facing a shortage, some housing on Denman Island does not conform to bylaws. File photo
A map of current park areas in the CVRD. Screenshot, CVRD website

Cumberland commits staff to regional park study

Council holds off on firmer commitment to the CVRD’s plan

A map of current park areas in the CVRD. Screenshot, CVRD website
Bill Kelly of Crown Isle presents a cheque to Sue Finneron of Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society (left) and Heather Ney of Comox Valley Transition Society from its Christmas campaign. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Crown Isle comes through for Dawn to Dawn, Comox Valley Transition Society

More than $3,600 raised from Gingerbread Village and Teddy Bear Baskets in December

Bill Kelly of Crown Isle presents a cheque to Sue Finneron of Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society (left) and Heather Ney of Comox Valley Transition Society from its Christmas campaign. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré will be speaking more with Cumberland about a Green New Deal. Record file photo

Cumberland to talk Green New Deal with youth

De Vitré and Mason started pitching their proposal in community in late 2020

Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré will be speaking more with Cumberland about a Green New Deal. Record file photo
Conservancy Hornby Island is working to have a moratorium on the upcoming herring fishery. Photo, Simon Ager

Hornby Island group wants roe herring moratorium

DFO is considering feedback before issuing its final plan for season

Conservancy Hornby Island is working to have a moratorium on the upcoming herring fishery. Photo, Simon Ager
The soldiers practise with radios communicating during an exercise. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Army reserve soldiers do recon training at Seal Bay

Canadian Scottish Regiment has about 20 soldiers training locally

The soldiers practise with radios communicating during an exercise. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The film for Secret Path, with illustrations by Jeff Lemire, tells the story of Chanie Wenjack and informs the Downie-Wenjack Fund’s work. Image, Downie-Wenjack Fund

Downie talks reconciliation with Comox Valley Schools staff

“This is a first-time event in that all district staff are participating.”

The film for Secret Path, with illustrations by Jeff Lemire, tells the story of Chanie Wenjack and informs the Downie-Wenjack Fund’s work. Image, Downie-Wenjack Fund
Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré recently pitched their Green New Deal plan to Cumberland’s council. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland pair pitch their Green New Deal

Two friends want their community to be example for others to follow

Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré recently pitched their Green New Deal plan to Cumberland’s council. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland Community School students made a banner, among things, to wish Dot a happy birthday. Photo, Comox Valley Schools/Mary Lee

Cumberland students serenade Dot for her 99th

School and community as a whole sent hundreds of cards to senior

Cumberland Community School students made a banner, among things, to wish Dot a happy birthday. Photo, Comox Valley Schools/Mary Lee
Graphic of proposed Union Bay Discovery Centre.

Sewer grant, Discovery Centre could be on way at Union Bay Estates

UBID board also looking at key issues for transition to the regional district

Graphic of proposed Union Bay Discovery Centre.
The International Student Program is running at about half capacity, and students have to do 14 days quarantine both here and before they leave their home country. Image, Comox Valley Schools website

International student plan one of the safest, says Comox Valley district

Second cohort for spring semester will be the last one coming this school year

The International Student Program is running at about half capacity, and students have to do 14 days quarantine both here and before they leave their home country. Image, Comox Valley Schools website
Cumberland will be a launching a new web portal for new businesses and investors. Image, screenshot

Cumberland looks to future with online tools

Village updates website while launching new economic development site soon

Cumberland will be a launching a new web portal for new businesses and investors. Image, screenshot
The #LoveCumberland brand is one of the CBA initiatives. Facebook photo

Cumberland, business association work to formalize relationship

Plan is for memorandum of understanding to cover issues such as funding, events

The #LoveCumberland brand is one of the CBA initiatives. Facebook photo
School District 71 wants to hear from families soon about whether they plan on using reserved spots at schools come fall. Record file photo

Comox Valley district needs to hear if students returning to sites in fall

School District 71 did see high return rate after COVID-19 closures in spring

School District 71 wants to hear from families soon about whether they plan on using reserved spots at schools come fall. Record file photo
The Village of Cumberland is moving ahead on bringing in possible speed limit reductions. Record file photo

Cumberland council moves on slower speed zones

Mayor says goal is to have ‘blanket zone’ in place by summer

The Village of Cumberland is moving ahead on bringing in possible speed limit reductions. Record file photo
Ginette Matthews shows off some of the wares at The Local Refillery. Photo by Femke Overmaat

Pandemic meant going digital quickly for Courtenay’s Local Refillery

Owner Ginette Matthews says system keep business open in its early months

Ginette Matthews shows off some of the wares at The Local Refillery. Photo by Femke Overmaat