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The Village of Cumberland office. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland tries again for dam rebuild funding

Village staff do not expect the project to focus on power generation

The Village of Cumberland office. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Valley looks to find Puntledge-Black Creek school trustee

Comox Valley looks to find Puntledge-Black Creek school trustee

With chief electoral officer appointed, vote could possibly happen in early December

Comox Valley looks to find Puntledge-Black Creek school trustee
The former Cumberland United Church is where Weird Church and Boys & Girls Clubs are looking to establish a child care program. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland looks to school district for child care partnership

Council also lends letter of support for Weird Church, Boys & Girls Club proposal

The former Cumberland United Church is where Weird Church and Boys & Girls Clubs are looking to establish a child care program. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Local BMX has been on pause like other sports in the community but has still been busy. Image, Coal Hills BMX video

Coal Hills BMX in Cumberland rolls along despite 2020’s obstacles

Group manages to get in work at the track, practices, even some racing

Local BMX has been on pause like other sports in the community but has still been busy. Image, Coal Hills BMX video
St. Joseph’s Hospital. Black Press file photo

Supreme Court orders review for Island hospital pharmacist case

Issue over Human Rights Tribunal focused on how quickly complaints were filed

St. Joseph’s Hospital. Black Press file photo
Work on the new fire hall has already begun. Photo by Mike Chouinard

New Cumberland fire hall goes to rezoning hearing

Official community plan is also to be amended for the site

Work on the new fire hall has already begun. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital Board is continuing to press for general pathology services at North Island Hospitals in Courtenay and Campbell River. Black Press file photo

‘Bad blood’ over pathology issue, says Island Health medical director

Regional hospital district board pushes for pathology service in Courtenay, Campbell River

The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital Board is continuing to press for general pathology services at North Island Hospitals in Courtenay and Campbell River. Black Press file photo
The Village of Cumberland is taking a look at possible speed limit reductions. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland considers shift to slower speeds

Some on council prefer targeted over blanket approach

The Village of Cumberland is taking a look at possible speed limit reductions. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Linda Safford, one of the protest organizers in Courtenay, speaks to people at Sid Williams Plaza. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley protesters send message over old-growth logging

Event in downtown Courtenay was part of wider event on Friday

Linda Safford, one of the protest organizers in Courtenay, speaks to people at Sid Williams Plaza. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Protesters held placards to send messages to passing motorists during the protest Friday. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley protesters send message over old-growth logging

Event at Sid Williams Plaza was part of province-wide event on Friday

Protesters held placards to send messages to passing motorists during the protest Friday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Courtenay Fire Department, and other emergency personal, responded to fatal motor vehicle accident on Highway 19A on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 17. File image

One person dead in two-vehicle accident near Courtenay

Highway 19A was closed for several hours following the crash

The Courtenay Fire Department, and other emergency personal, responded to fatal motor vehicle accident on Highway 19A on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 17. File image
The Comox Valley campus of the North Island Hospital. Black Press file photo

Long-term care need pressuring acute care in Comox Valley, Strathcona

Region could use a couple of large facilities for seniors on the north part of the Island

The Comox Valley campus of the North Island Hospital. Black Press file photo
CSWM expects to start the tendering process soon for the new cell at the landfill in the Comox Valley in 2021. Record file photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management calls for design work on landfill cell

Staff expect they will issue request for qualifications for construction in first half of 2021

CSWM expects to start the tendering process soon for the new cell at the landfill in the Comox Valley in 2021. Record file photo
The board for School District 71 office is asking the Ministry of Education for more flexibility around education delivery and funding this fall. File photo

Comox Valley school board asks Province for flexibility this fall

More educational options during pandemic means challenges, opportunities

The board for School District 71 office is asking the Ministry of Education for more flexibility around education delivery and funding this fall. File photo
Green Party leadership candidate David Merner made a quick stop at Courtenay’s Lewis Park Friday night. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Green leadership hopeful brings message to Comox Valley

David Merner says he can win his seat and bring party together

Green Party leadership candidate David Merner made a quick stop at Courtenay’s Lewis Park Friday night. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Strathcona Waste Management has had to change the procurement process for its planned organics compost facility. Black Press File Photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management gets no bids for compost facility

Staff changing procurement process to get more firms to submit proposals

Comox Strathcona Waste Management has had to change the procurement process for its planned organics compost facility. Black Press File Photo
A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter. Record file photo

Busy long weekend for Comox’s 19 Wing search and rescue

Members of 442 Squadron took part in two successful missions

A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter. Record file photo
Last fall, regional district director Arzeena Hamir gave school students a tour of Amara Farm, which she runs with her husband. Record file photo

Comox-Strathcona Waste Management looking at how to spread its compost

Area B director thinks staff, board members should take a closer look at pilot project

Last fall, regional district director Arzeena Hamir gave school students a tour of Amara Farm, which she runs with her husband. Record file photo
A Hakai employee works on the roof of Eric Krejci’s Cumberland home. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland family expects solar power to pay for itself

Residential systems only part of the business for local energy company Hakai

A Hakai employee works on the roof of Eric Krejci’s Cumberland home. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A B.C. Supreme Court justice stayed charges in Nanaimo recently in a fatal driving case that occurred between Union Bay and Fanny Bay in 2014. Black Press file photo

Charges stayed in fatal driving case north of Fanny Bay

Length of time in getting to trial was a factor in B.C. Supreme Court decision

A B.C. Supreme Court justice stayed charges in Nanaimo recently in a fatal driving case that occurred between Union Bay and Fanny Bay in 2014. Black Press file photo