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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
Campbell River’s new hospital, July 2018

Comox Strathcona board worried over funding more than hospitals

Island Health points to seniors care to reduce demand at acute care sites

Campbell River’s new hospital, July 2018
The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District board is concerned about having to fund more than just hospitals like the one in the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Strathcona board worried over funding more than hospitals

Island Health points to seniors care to reduce demand at acute care sites

The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District board is concerned about having to fund more than just hospitals like the one in the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland’s council is looking at more ways to preserve its heritage not only through its museum and archives but through historic buildings. Record file photo

Cumberland considers density bonus to preserve heritage

The incentive is just one of many steps community looking at to protect older sites

Cumberland’s council is looking at more ways to preserve its heritage not only through its museum and archives but through historic buildings. Record file photo
A concept plan for the Bevan Road industrial lands from 2020. Council recently approved variances to help move along the development. Image, Village of Cumberland

Cumberland approves variance for Bevan industrial lands

Change allows one site to be smaller than the minimum lot size

A concept plan for the Bevan Road industrial lands from 2020. Council recently approved variances to help move along the development. Image, Village of Cumberland
Inside the new shop operated by Wachiay Friendship Centre. Jared Kotyk (left), Jan Kotyk, Paloma Joy, Tim Gagnon, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Corbett and Tally, the shop dog. Photo supplied

Wachiay opens store-front arts shop in downtown Courtenay

There’s still tailor-work in the back of old AnnSew site, with the store in front

Inside the new shop operated by Wachiay Friendship Centre. Jared Kotyk (left), Jan Kotyk, Paloma Joy, Tim Gagnon, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Corbett and Tally, the shop dog. Photo supplied
CSWM is planning to increase the space for loading bays at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo

CSWM plans increase to number of Comox Valley landfill bays

The expansion prompted in part by COVID-19 spacing requirements

CSWM is planning to increase the space for loading bays at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo
Cumberland is demanding a major clean-up at a Derwent Avenue property. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland orders massive clean-up at downtown house

Uninsured vehicles, illegal structures have been subject of multiple complaints

Cumberland is demanding a major clean-up at a Derwent Avenue property. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Work on the first phase of renovations at the Village of Cumberland office is nearing completion. Record file photo

Cumberland office close to re-opening after reno

First phase with COVID measures should be done this month

Work on the first phase of renovations at the Village of Cumberland office is nearing completion. Record file photo
Cumberland has long gone its own way when it comes to parks. Record file photo

Cumberland hesitant about regional park service

Community was left out of area park plan back fifty years ago

Cumberland has long gone its own way when it comes to parks. Record file photo
Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. file photo, Pacific Wild

Some want quota cuts to herring fishery around Baynes Sound

Fish stock last year was larger than DFO forecast, industry proponents say

Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. file photo, Pacific Wild
School District 71 and Island Health have reported a second COVID-19 exposure in a local school. File photo

Second COVID-19 exposure in Comox Valley school community

Latest case at Miracle Beach was linked to bus route, not school itself

School District 71 and Island Health have reported a second COVID-19 exposure in a local school. File photo
There were more calls regarding cougars in the Cumberland area in 2020. (WildSafeBC file photo)

Bear calls down, cougar calls up in Cumberland

Last year was third in a row with no bears being put down

There were more calls regarding cougars in the Cumberland area in 2020. (WildSafeBC file photo)
A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied

Work on Hornby Island Arts Centre to start this month

Community worked with award-winning architectural firm on design

A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied