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There are upcoming information sessions for Union Bay residents about the future of governance in the community. File photo.

Union Bay takes next steps toward governance choice

Virtual and in-person information sessions coming up Oct. 15 and 20

There are upcoming information sessions for Union Bay residents about the future of governance in the community. File photo.
Habitat for Humanity and police are looking for the suspect who broke into the ReStore in Courtenay. Image supplied

Someone breaks into Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Courtenay

Value of damage and thefts at non-profit’s store is estimated at $3,000

Habitat for Humanity and police are looking for the suspect who broke into the ReStore in Courtenay. Image supplied
The School District 71 distance learning program has seen a big jump in the number of registrants this fall, including ones from all over the world. Image, Screenshot

Comox Valley distance ed lands almost a thousand new students

International student visits down but students still signing up from all over for online ed

The School District 71 distance learning program has seen a big jump in the number of registrants this fall, including ones from all over the world. Image, Screenshot
The three candidates for Courtenay-Comox debated in a virtual forum on Oct. 8. Image, screenshot

Courtenay-Comox candidates face off in online debate

Issues at chamber event included seniors’ homes, economy, housing

The three candidates for Courtenay-Comox debated in a virtual forum on Oct. 8. Image, screenshot
Cumberland is looking at replacing old streetlights. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland opts for less glare from streetlights

The plan for BC Hydro is to start converting lights in November

Cumberland is looking at replacing old streetlights. Photo by Mike Chouinard
School District 71 has been taking a look at school bus safety. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley district holds off school bus seatbelt retrofits

Compartmentalization of seats is key safety feature of buses, says staff report

School District 71 has been taking a look at school bus safety. Photo by Mike Chouinard
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