Mike Chouinard

EDAS gift envelopes from 2020. Image, EDAS video

Everyone Deserves a Smile exceeds expectations in Comox Valley and beyond

Campaign to provide homeless people with care packages over holidays marked its 17th year

EDAS gift envelopes from 2020. Image, EDAS video
Rick Kellow, with his trusty walking stick, will be walking 90 kms in 90 days to mark his 90th birthday and raise funds for YANA. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay man to walk ‘90 in 90’ for YANA to mark his 90th birthday

While Rick Kellow walks regularly, this is his first time on a fundraising walk

Rick Kellow, with his trusty walking stick, will be walking 90 kms in 90 days to mark his 90th birthday and raise funds for YANA. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Monolith appears in Courtenay yard

Item showed up on Wikipedia list for a little while

The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo

Comox Valley Christmas Light Trucks raises more than $20,000

Campaign collected funds instead for food bank on almost nightly trips

The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo
Madyson Grant, 8, and Charleigh Grant, 5, help deliver a couple of the toys from this year’s Comox Valley Dodge Toy Drive. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Dodge toy drive brings in big haul for kids

In second year, business got more than three times the toy donations

Madyson Grant, 8, and Charleigh Grant, 5, help deliver a couple of the toys from this year’s Comox Valley Dodge Toy Drive. Photo supplied
Comox Valley Search and Rescue rescued a missing snowboarder from Mt. Washington on Dec. 31. File photo supplied

Comox Valley Search and Rescue finds missing snowboarder

Mt. Washington man had been caught in avalanche in ‘challenging terrain’

Comox Valley Search and Rescue rescued a missing snowboarder from Mt. Washington on Dec. 31. File photo supplied
RCMP arrested a man on a Canada-wide warrant in Courtenay on Wednesday. file photo

Police arrest man on Canada-wide warrant in Courtenay

Corrections Canada had issued parole violation notice the same day

RCMP arrested a man on a Canada-wide warrant in Courtenay on Wednesday. file photo
CORE Landscape Products’ work at a California home. Photo by Jessica Bodas Photography

Comox’s CORE featured Dec. 28 on Celebrity IOU with Justin Hartley

Eco-landscaping firm also on Property Brothers’ spinoff again with ‘American royalty’

CORE Landscape Products’ work at a California home. Photo by Jessica Bodas Photography
Manager of protective services Mike Williamson holds up his new bar for 45 years of fire service during a recent Zoom meeting of Cumberland council. Image, screenshot

Cumberland fire chief honoured for 45 years

Mike Williamson joined as junior firefighter at age 16

Manager of protective services Mike Williamson holds up his new bar for 45 years of fire service during a recent Zoom meeting of Cumberland council. Image, screenshot
The Village of Cumberland office is one of the targets for some grant funding work. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland council weighs COVID-19 funding priorities

Some priorities for COVID-19 funds including improve IT and adapting work spaces

The Village of Cumberland office is one of the targets for some grant funding work. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A new light display is providing some Christmas cheer for residents at The Views. Photo by Glen Halverson

Display brightens up holidays at Comox seniors’ home

Display part of St. Paul’s Foundation’s Lights of Hope project

A new light display is providing some Christmas cheer for residents at The Views. Photo by Glen Halverson
Cumberland council still has questions about Coal Valley Estates’ latest plans. Record file photo

Cumberland council still has questions over Coal Valley’s plans

Issues persist around water flow, blasting effects and wetlands

Cumberland council still has questions about Coal Valley Estates’ latest plans. Record file photo
The proposal is for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street. The project received third reading on Dec. 14. Record file photo

Affordable housing project in Cumberland takes next step

Council gives third reading to rezoning, OCP amendment bylaws

The proposal is for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street. The project received third reading on Dec. 14. Record file photo
Cristi May Sacht will be the new trustee for Area C on the board of education for School District 71. There were only 129 valid ballots cast in the Dec. 12 byelection. Photo supplied

Only 129 cast ballots in Comox Valley school district byelection

New trustee is expected to join board after being sworn in next month

Cristi May Sacht will be the new trustee for Area C on the board of education for School District 71. There were only 129 valid ballots cast in the Dec. 12 byelection. Photo supplied
Cristi May Sacht will be the new trustee for Area C on the board of education for School District 71. Photo supplied

May Sacht wins vacant school board position in Comox Valley

She was one of six running as trustee; no voting numbers released yet

Cristi May Sacht will be the new trustee for Area C on the board of education for School District 71. Photo supplied
Rod McKenzie 9right), Comox Rotary president, provides a cheque of $10,000 for the shipping container home project, as he is joined by Charlene Davis (centre) and Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society’s Sue Finneron. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay shipping container homes could be model for B.C.

Fourth site opened Saturday, and there are plans to keep building

Rod McKenzie 9right), Comox Rotary president, provides a cheque of $10,000 for the shipping container home project, as he is joined by Charlene Davis (centre) and Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society’s Sue Finneron. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland Museum and Archives opened in 1981. Record file photo

Cumberland, museum work toward long-term lease

“I think our relationship proves that we are not intending to move them.”

Cumberland Museum and Archives opened in 1981. Record file photo
Huband students Bronte Pendleton, Annabelle Pizzey and Oakland Webber show off their artwork for seniors at The Views. Photo by Mike Chouinard

VIDEO: Comox Valley students bring cheer to seniors

Huband Elementary is just one of the schools spreading joy this season

Huband students Bronte Pendleton, Annabelle Pizzey and Oakland Webber show off their artwork for seniors at The Views. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The FSAs are being written later for this school year. Image, Ministry of Education screenshot

FSAs only provide snapshot of schools results, says Comox Valley administrator

Allan Douglas, district director of instruction, has been involved with test since inception

The FSAs are being written later for this school year. Image, Ministry of Education screenshot
A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video

Nanaimo facility could take some of Comox Strathcona’s compost

Industrial and commercial organics would likely be shipped, not regular food or yard waste

A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video