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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
The Comox Valley will be getting new EV charging stations. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley to add 10 more electric vehicle stations

The installation of the new stations should take place in 2021

The Comox Valley will be getting new EV charging stations. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The school board on Sept. 1 took place at Isfeld Secondary. Image, screenshot

Comox Valley Schools board to review policy around ending meetings

Decision followed resignation of board chair who expressed concerns over policy change

The school board on Sept. 1 took place at Isfeld Secondary. Image, screenshot
With evident friction among Comox Valley School board of education members, Ian Hargreaves resigned both as chair and as a trustee during a meeting on Sept. 1. Photo, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley Schools board of education chair resigns

District will have to hold byelection to fill Ian Hargreaves’ spot as trustee

With evident friction among Comox Valley School board of education members, Ian Hargreaves resigned both as chair and as a trustee during a meeting on Sept. 1. Photo, Comox Valley Schools
Derwent is one of the roads in Cumberland slated for work. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland adds to scope of road work

Plans were revised in light of bidder uncertainties around COVID-19

Derwent is one of the roads in Cumberland slated for work. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Baynes Sound Connector leaves Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay. Record file photo

Extra small routes for ferries funded for communities like Denman, Hornby

Funding will enable ‘pilot’ routes to continue from September through March 2021

The Baynes Sound Connector leaves Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay. Record file photo
School district senior staff and board trustees held a Zoom meeting on Aug. 20 to discuss returning to class. The district has now uploaded plans for restarting school to its website. File image, screenshot

Comox Valley Schools restart plan now posted online

Parents can also find school-specific details through school sites

School district senior staff and board trustees held a Zoom meeting on Aug. 20 to discuss returning to class. The district has now uploaded plans for restarting school to its website. File image, screenshot
Dr. Charmaine Enns, the North Island medical health officer, recently addressed pandemic concerns during an online meeting with parents of schoolchildren. Record file photo

Pandemic response for parents starts with good info, says Enns

Region’s medical health officer meets online with Comox Valley parents

Dr. Charmaine Enns, the North Island medical health officer, recently addressed pandemic concerns during an online meeting with parents of schoolchildren. Record file photo
Professional carver Ryan Cook creates a bear with his saw at the CVEX. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Dog jumping, wood carving at 146th Comox Valley Exhibition

Site visits are controlled to 50 people at any one time over the weekend

Professional carver Ryan Cook creates a bear with his saw at the CVEX. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The property 3L Developments wants to develop includes land around Stotan Falls. File photo

Cumberland not keen on new ‘settlement node’

Council members don’t back latest 3L submission to CVRD

The property 3L Developments wants to develop includes land around Stotan Falls. File photo
Local breweries are battling it out to see who’s tops in hops. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley beer-makers battle to see who’s best in local brews

Contest will also raise funds to support Dawn to Dawn organization

Local breweries are battling it out to see who’s tops in hops. Black Press file photo
The Union Bay Improvement District will add new board members. Record file photo

Union Bay Improvement District board to add new members

New trustees won by acclamation and will be sworn in at upcoming AGM

The Union Bay Improvement District will add new board members. Record file photo
Volunteers made a “Plastic Goddess” from some of the debris at last year’s beach clean-up of Baynes Sound and Denman Island. File photo by Gerry Ambury

DFO defends ocean ‘ghost gear’ clean-up grants

Marine stewards want more enforcement of polluters in region

Volunteers made a “Plastic Goddess” from some of the debris at last year’s beach clean-up of Baynes Sound and Denman Island. File photo by Gerry Ambury
The museum and archives in Cumberland will be undergoing renovations. Record file photo

Cumberland plans for museum makeover

Renovation work is to be done in time for anniversary celebration

The museum and archives in Cumberland will be undergoing renovations. Record file photo
School district senior staff and board trustees discuss the return to school plan at a Zoom meeting on Aug. 20. Image, screenshot

Comox Valley school district looks at student cohorts and more for restart

School officials do not want to ‘go backwards’ on precautionary measures for pandemic

School district senior staff and board trustees discuss the return to school plan at a Zoom meeting on Aug. 20. Image, screenshot
Cumberland is in the midst of a large project to upgrade its wastewater treatment lagoon. Image, Clear Facts — Wastewater Treatment & Environment video

Cumberland plays catch-up with wastewater project

Coordinator expects work to be done on time despite COVID-19 delays

Cumberland is in the midst of a large project to upgrade its wastewater treatment lagoon. Image, Clear Facts — Wastewater Treatment & Environment video
Cumberland’s Weird Church is hosting a music event outside on Aug. 28. File photo

Cumberland approves road closure for music event

Applicants are limiting numbers for health and safety protocols

Cumberland’s Weird Church is hosting a music event outside on Aug. 28. File photo