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The Village of Cumberland is applying for a UBCM grant to help streamline development application processes. Black Press file photo

Cumberland looks to streamline development

“This looks like the best thing we’ve ever applied for.”

The Village of Cumberland is applying for a UBCM grant to help streamline development application processes. Black Press file photo
Security camera image of 7-Eleven robbery suspect. Photo supplied.

Late-night Courtenay robbery results in 500-plus days in jail

Heatley’s sentence also includes probation, DNA order, firearms ban

Security camera image of 7-Eleven robbery suspect. Photo supplied.
The CSRHD board has diverging views on its relationship with Island Health. File photo

Comox-Strathcona board ponders relationship with Island Health

“We have to stand together … to get our share of the health budget.”

The CSRHD board has diverging views on its relationship with Island Health. File photo
The Union Bay Improvement District is holding its AGM April 29 as it looks to hand over services to the regional district. Record file photo

Union Bay board hikes water rates due to operating costs

Board also planning for AGM, transition to regional district service

The Union Bay Improvement District is holding its AGM April 29 as it looks to hand over services to the regional district. Record file photo
The school board had approved its next three-year calendar. Image, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley Schools adopt calendar with two-week spring breaks

Most public comments supported keeping the two-week break instead one-week

The school board had approved its next three-year calendar. Image, Comox Valley Schools
The visitor centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Tourism group marks new relationship with Comox Valley

“We believe in the regional model for the Comox Valley … everybody should be working together.”

The visitor centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Students between grades 4 and 12 will be wearing masks for now. (Pixabay)

Most students in Comox Valley to wear masks as of April 6

K to Grade 3 students are encouraged but not required to wear them

Students between grades 4 and 12 will be wearing masks for now. (Pixabay)
Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré have been working with Cumberland council about a Green New Deal. Record file photo

Cumberland looks to move Green New Deal forward

Council members worked with two youth on resolutions for community’s future

Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré have been working with Cumberland council about a Green New Deal. Record file photo
The proposed development on Hornby Island is near the ferry terminal. Image, Google maps

Islands Trust hopes to avoid repeat of Hornby burial site dispute

Its plan includes steps such as heritage mapping to preserve Indigenous heritage sites

The proposed development on Hornby Island is near the ferry terminal. Image, Google maps
School District 71 has released results of a survey it conducted in February. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools

Almost 3,600 respond to Comox Valley Schools’ survey

Most satisfied with district’s pandemic response, though have mixed feelings about class set-ups

School District 71 has released results of a survey it conducted in February. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools
Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo

Vancouver Island MusicFest plans online event with Comox Valley touches

Organizer Doug Cox says BC Tourism will help online event promote music and community

Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo
Logan Gilbert (centre) beats a drum during Saturday’s MMIWG2S event. Photo by Mike Chouinard

MMIWG2S holds Courtenay rally to demand 231 calls for justice

“We shouldn’t still be fighting for basic rights…. We just want to be equal.”

Logan Gilbert (centre) beats a drum during Saturday’s MMIWG2S event. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Thatch Pub is near the ferry terminal on Hornby Island. Facebook photo

Work stops at Hornby site after human remains found

UPDATE: KFN takes issue with province, not property owner, over process

The Thatch Pub is near the ferry terminal on Hornby Island. Facebook photo
Queneesh Elementary is one of the two schools School District 71 will be upgrading with digital controls to operate HVAC systems in the building. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Schools finishing digital controls for HVAC systems

Brooklyn and Queneesh are last two schools needing newest DDC upgrades

Queneesh Elementary is one of the two schools School District 71 will be upgrading with digital controls to operate HVAC systems in the building. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland is in the midst of a large project to upgrade its wastewater treatment lagoon. Image, Clear Facts — Wastewater Treatment & Environment video

Cumberland chooses new wastewater plant contractors

Many of the design details to be settled over next three months

Cumberland is in the midst of a large project to upgrade its wastewater treatment lagoon. Image, Clear Facts — Wastewater Treatment & Environment video
An image from a video of the Cumberland wetlands. Screenshot, Peta Murray video

Cumberland wetlands proponent raises questions about Coal Valley development

Steve Morgan makes own maps to better illustrate waterflows and other site issues

An image from a video of the Cumberland wetlands. Screenshot, Peta Murray video
Comox Fire Rescue responded to a fire near Rodello and Downey Friday night. Photo by Tracey Court

UPDATE: RCMP confirm fatality in Friday night house fire

One person was in the house at the time, no update on condition

Comox Fire Rescue responded to a fire near Rodello and Downey Friday night. Photo by Tracey Court
The CSRHD board adopted a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition at the March 18 meeting. Record file photo

Comox-Strathcona hospital board adopts budget bylaw with tax cut

Regional governments expect to pay off debt from new hospitals by 2028

The CSRHD board adopted a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition at the March 18 meeting. Record file photo
Events like the BC Seafood Festival, proponents say, have been made possible because of CVEDS. Screenshot, BC Seafood Festival video

Comox Valley Regional District’s CVEDS split leaves questions for some

Regional district to hire transitional position while partners consider economic development future

Events like the BC Seafood Festival, proponents say, have been made possible because of CVEDS. Screenshot, BC Seafood Festival video
The FSAs were written later for this school year. Image, Ministry of Education screenshot

Most Comox Valley students completed FSAs this year

Staff say participation rate ranged from 75 to 100 per cent

The FSAs were written later for this school year. Image, Ministry of Education screenshot