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The new fire hall in Cumberland is nearing completion. Photo by Mike Chouinard

New Cumberland fire hall to open soon

Finishing touches include adding emergency generator, communications system

The new fire hall in Cumberland is nearing completion. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland council is backing the business association again. File photo

Cumberland backs homeless veteran count

Briefs: Council continues support for business association

Cumberland council is backing the business association again. File photo
Courtenay Nissan’s Matthew Bourassa, Geoff Piper and Sean LaFleur join YANA’s Ashley Smith, Kelly Rusk and Lisa Wilcox for the 4x4x48 event to raise funds. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay Nissan eats and runs for YANA

Dealership realized non-profit groups need new ways to raise funds during COVID

Courtenay Nissan’s Matthew Bourassa, Geoff Piper and Sean LaFleur join YANA’s Ashley Smith, Kelly Rusk and Lisa Wilcox for the 4x4x48 event to raise funds. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied

Courtenay man looks to brain surgery for second chance

Cole Moore’s sister sets up GoFundMe to help father looking after brother

Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied
LUSH Valley’s partnership with School District 71 this past year helped feed 200 students and families through the Good Food Box program. Screenshot, LUSH Valley/Comox Valley Schools video

LUSH Valley-Comox Valley School Good Food Boxes fed 200 families in 2020

Non-profit organization is looking for new ways to collaborate with school district

LUSH Valley’s partnership with School District 71 this past year helped feed 200 students and families through the Good Food Box program. Screenshot, LUSH Valley/Comox Valley Schools video
Dr. Sandra Allison and Dr. Charmaine Enns joined school district senior staff for a virtual town hall meeting to address the latest COVID concerns in schools. Image, screenshot

No secondary cases in Comox Valley schools, say health officers

School district hosts virtual town hall to address recent COVID-19 cases in schools

Dr. Sandra Allison and Dr. Charmaine Enns joined school district senior staff for a virtual town hall meeting to address the latest COVID concerns in schools. Image, screenshot
Cumberland is considering downtown densification proposals, and with that comes questions around parking, among other things. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Water bottling ban, parking key changes for Cumberland zoning

Bylaw on amendments still need adoption following March 2 hearing

Cumberland is considering downtown densification proposals, and with that comes questions around parking, among other things. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A map of the Village Forest Lands near Cumberland. Image, Village of Cumberland

Cumberland adopts forest management direction statement

Less detailed than full plan, documents sets out decision-making for village-owned land

A map of the Village Forest Lands near Cumberland. Image, Village of Cumberland
The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition is hoping to see more bike lines in the Cumberland area. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cycling coalition wants better bike links for Cumberland

Group says members want more connections with Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition is hoping to see more bike lines in the Cumberland area. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Dasher is back home with mom Christine Girvin thanks to some help from BC Ferries staff. Photo supplied

The cat came back, with help from Comox ferry staff

After Dasher made a dash, ferry staff found her and got her home safe

Dasher is back home with mom Christine Girvin thanks to some help from BC Ferries staff. Photo supplied
A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design

Denman Green finds new site for housing

Facing COVID delays, the project reached expiration date on initial site

A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design
Cumberland Brewery is looking to expand its patio space temporarily for the summer. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland Brewery looks for temporary patio expansion

Move would allow business to spread customers outside in summer months

Cumberland Brewery is looking to expand its patio space temporarily for the summer. Photo by Mike Chouinard
School District 71’s final budget for this school year showed more revenue from distance learning students but less from traditional classroom registration. Record file photo

Comox Valley Schools’ budget grant almost $5.5 million higher than planned

Increase came from a boost in distributed learning rather traditional registration

School District 71’s final budget for this school year showed more revenue from distance learning students but less from traditional classroom registration. Record file photo
The CSRHD board moved closer to passing a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Strathcona hospital district moves on budget with tax cut

At $12.6 million, budget requisition represents drop of $4.4 million for current year

The CSRHD board moved closer to passing a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Valley Schools’ distance learning program, Navigate (NIDES), which saw some large gains in enrolment this year, could see a return to normal numbers come September. Image, screenshot

Comox Valley Schools expects enrolment drop come fall

Decline projected online, as more students return to ‘bricks-and-mortar’ classes

Comox Valley Schools’ distance learning program, Navigate (NIDES), which saw some large gains in enrolment this year, could see a return to normal numbers come September. Image, screenshot
Cumberland will be looking to a parcel tax to cover debt for its new water system. File photo

Cumberland plans for parcel tax to cover water debt

Parcel tax review panel would take place March 22, if necessary

Cumberland will be looking to a parcel tax to cover debt for its new water system. File photo
The community school in Cumberland. Image, Google image

Cumberland considers outdoor learning shelters

Council supports request in principle but wants more funding information

The community school in Cumberland. Image, Google image
Kathy and Glen Beaton of StoneCroft Farm in Black Creek, pictured with dog Lena, have been switching to regenerative farming practices to help their soil. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Black Creek farmers see soil in whole new way

Kathy and Glen Beaton of StoneCroft have been working on soil regeneration

Kathy and Glen Beaton of StoneCroft Farm in Black Creek, pictured with dog Lena, have been switching to regenerative farming practices to help their soil. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo

Industry fights woodstove bans in Comox Valley

Clean-air advocates not sold on industry data about new stoves

The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo
The equipment DFO seized was a Hitachi EX120 excavator. Screenshot, www.hitachiconstruction.com

Judge orders DFO to return excavator to Comox Valley landowner

Equipment was seized over fish habitat at the Trent River south of Courtenay

The equipment DFO seized was a Hitachi EX120 excavator. Screenshot, www.hitachiconstruction.com