Mike Chouinard

The Perseverance Trail Run - Cumberland is still planning on expanding its trail toward Comox Lake. Photo supplied

Trail growth provides some challenges for UROC

Cumberland system described as fifth-busiest trail network in North America

The Perseverance Trail Run - Cumberland is still planning on expanding its trail toward Comox Lake. Photo supplied
Debra Fullerton goes over an exercise with Grade 1 students Kenzie Gurney (left), Aria Pendak-Jefferson, Nash Wallace and Bella Leone. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay school’s program boosts kids’ reading skills

Queneesh Elementary team using evidence-based strategies

Debra Fullerton goes over an exercise with Grade 1 students Kenzie Gurney (left), Aria Pendak-Jefferson, Nash Wallace and Bella Leone. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo

U.S. FDA advises against eating some Baynes Sound oysters due to norovirus

“It’s some farms in certain areas, not the entire B.C. industry.”

A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo
Lucus Morine was arrested at Ryan Road in Courtenay last October after three incidents related to damaging vehicles with an axe. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo

Accused testifies in axe attack road rage case in Courtenay

Lucus Morine pleaded to mischief, but judge still has to give verdict on other charges

Lucus Morine was arrested at Ryan Road in Courtenay last October after three incidents related to damaging vehicles with an axe. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo
An Airbnb map in 2021 shows several properties for rent in Cumberland. Screenshot, Airbnb.ca

Cumberland considers licences for short-term vacation rentals

Village trying to strike balance between affordable housing, visitor spaces

An Airbnb map in 2021 shows several properties for rent in Cumberland. Screenshot, Airbnb.ca
The artifact appears to be a war club. Photo, K’ómoks First Nation

Royston-area man turns up Indigenous artifact in yard

Object seems to be a war club and has found a home with K’ómoks First Nation

The artifact appears to be a war club. Photo, K’ómoks First Nation
Cumberland is looking at a couple of election procedure changes for this fall’s municipal elections. File photo.

Cumberland considers voting changes for fall

“We’ve been really successful with advance voting.”

Cumberland is looking at a couple of election procedure changes for this fall’s municipal elections. File photo.
A suspect in three road rage incidents made an application to testify by video in Courtenay Provincial Court. Record file pic

Accused in Comox Valley road rage case denied application to testify by video

Lucus Morine faces charges for three 2021 incidents in Courtenay

A suspect in three road rage incidents made an application to testify by video in Courtenay Provincial Court. Record file pic
The CSRHD board is considering more health clinic grants for rural, remote and First Nations communities. Record file photo

Comox Strathcona hospital board considering rural, First Nations grants

Grants could include Denman, Hornby and Wachiay Friendship Centre

The CSRHD board is considering more health clinic grants for rural, remote and First Nations communities. Record file photo
Seiners filled the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during the roe herring fishery a couple of years ago. The numbers appeared to be down this year through March. File photo courtesy of Pacific Wild

Soundings show low herring numbers in Strait of Georgia

DFO says soundings only give information for in-season fishery management

Seiners filled the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during the roe herring fishery a couple of years ago. The numbers appeared to be down this year through March. File photo courtesy of Pacific Wild
Seiners filled the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during the roe herring fishery a couple of years ago. The numbers appeared to be down this year through March. File photo courtesy of Pacific Wild

Soundings show low herring numbers in Strait of Georgia

DFO says soundings only give information for in-season fishery management

Seiners filled the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during the roe herring fishery a couple of years ago. The numbers appeared to be down this year through March. File photo courtesy of Pacific Wild
Comox Valley grads lined up in automobile processions for their celebrations in 2021. Record file photo

Comox Valley grad ceremonies going outdoors this year

“They are looking forward to going back to a regular grad ceremony.”

Comox Valley grads lined up in automobile processions for their celebrations in 2021. Record file photo
COVID protocols are changing for schools following spring break. Photo by Mike Chouinard

COVID plans for Comox Valley schools change after spring break

Schools still encourage everyone to practise daily health checks

COVID protocols are changing for schools following spring break. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Waverley Hotel is one of the latest additions to Cumberland’s heritage register. Record file photo

Cumberland council approves two heritage sites

Waverley Hotel, Cumberland Community Church are latest register additions

The Waverley Hotel is one of the latest additions to Cumberland’s heritage register. Record file photo
Hunter Paulin was sentenced in provincial court in Courtenay March 21 for a violent attack at a Comox gas station in 2021. File photo

Accused sentenced 5.5 years for Comox gas station attack

Sentences also include DNA order and lifetime weapons ban

Hunter Paulin was sentenced in provincial court in Courtenay March 21 for a violent attack at a Comox gas station in 2021. File photo
One of the community grant requests is for a museum Family Days program. Record file photo

Cumberland council is split over community grants

For now, council sticks to 70 per cent funding formula but will review wording

One of the community grant requests is for a museum Family Days program. Record file photo
Cumberland’s council wants to get equipment in to start construction on a new wastewater treatment plant as soon as possible. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland council wants sewage plant started soon

Council authorizes budget to allow contractor to commence

Cumberland’s council wants to get equipment in to start construction on a new wastewater treatment plant as soon as possible. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Police arrested a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October in connection with a series of road rage incidents. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo

Accused in Courtenay road rage axe cases must wait to testify

“It basically looked like a scene out of Braveheart”

Police arrested a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October in connection with a series of road rage incidents. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo
The federal fisheries department has just released its vision for the oceans’ future through the Blue Economy Strategy. Black Press file photo

Federal fisheries sees country’s future as ‘blue’

Fisheries and Oceans Canada releases report on Canadians’ vision for oceans

The federal fisheries department has just released its vision for the oceans’ future through the Blue Economy Strategy. Black Press file photo
The Cumberland Community School has expressed safety concerns about school access. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland school asks road safety questions

Active transport group wants council to work with school district on plan

The Cumberland Community School has expressed safety concerns about school access. Photo by Mike Chouinard