Scott Stanfield

Teachers, students and parents from Isfeld Secondary were among the hundreds of walkers who attended the 2020 Coldest Night of the Year Walk, which started and finished at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay. File photo

Comox Valley walkers nearing $20,000 mark

The Comox Valley has already raised $19,185 — 15 per cent of…

Teachers, students and parents from Isfeld Secondary were among the hundreds of walkers who attended the 2020 Coldest Night of the Year Walk, which started and finished at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay. File photo
Internet connections can be sketchy in communities such as Hornby Island. Photo courtesy Mountain Bike BC

Hornby/Denman group lobbies for high-speed internet infrastructure

A working group has appealed to rural directors to help bring high-speed…

Internet connections can be sketchy in communities such as Hornby Island. Photo courtesy Mountain Bike BC
The Comox Valley Regional District board approved a 3,000-hour transit service expansion to address impacts of 5th Street Bridge rehab work. File photo

Transit service to expand during Courtenay bridge rehabilitation

The Comox Valley Regional District board approved a 3,000-hour transit service expansion…

The Comox Valley Regional District board approved a 3,000-hour transit service expansion to address impacts of 5th Street Bridge rehab work. File photo
The Comox Valley Sports Centre is about 45 years old. File photo

Grant opportunity available for Comox Valley Sports Centre upgrades

Area A director Daniel Arbour was acclaimed chair of the Comox Valley…

The Comox Valley Sports Centre is about 45 years old. File photo
Untreated gypsy moth populations can cause significant damage to forests, farms, orchards and urban trees. File photo

Aerial spray planned in Courtenay to eradicate gypsy moth

The B.C. Forest Ministry is planning an aerial spray treatment this spring…

Untreated gypsy moth populations can cause significant damage to forests, farms, orchards and urban trees. File photo
An application to expand the Whistle Stop pub has moved one step closer to happening. The owner wants to increase the seating capacity, expand the outdoor patio, and add a new liquor store and condominiums. File photo

Courtenay council grants third reading to pub/condo proposal

At the Jan. 11 meeting, Courtenay council approved third reading for a…

An application to expand the Whistle Stop pub has moved one step closer to happening. The owner wants to increase the seating capacity, expand the outdoor patio, and add a new liquor store and condominiums. File photo
Sgt. Bill Webb (ret’d) is pictured with Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, left, and his service dog, Jessie. Photo supplied

Comox Valley retired sergeant advocates for homeless veterans

A Royal Canadian Legion program — Operation Leave The Streets Behind —…

Sgt. Bill Webb (ret’d) is pictured with Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, left, and his service dog, Jessie. Photo supplied
Sequim Gazette file photo

Snowshoes a hot-ticket item in the Comox Valley

The ski season is in its early stages, and snowshoe sales are…

Sequim Gazette file photo
Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied

Comox Valley native named assistant coach of NHL team

After three seasons of coaching in a minor developmental league, Brett McLean…

Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied
The Too Good To Be Threw fashion thrift shop is located in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley thrift store could return to original location

The last two years have been a struggle for the Comox Valley…

The Too Good To Be Threw fashion thrift shop is located in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
The Comox Valley Regional District expects solar panels to save $172,022 by the end of their lifespan. Courtesy Hakai Energy Solutions

Sustainable Comox Valley Regional District building includes solar panels

The new Comox Valley Regional District building has incorporated a number of…

The Comox Valley Regional District expects solar panels to save $172,022 by the end of their lifespan. Courtesy Hakai Energy Solutions
Nineteen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands have been given 18 months to vacate, causing shock and uncertainty in the industry. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)

Campbell River mayor takes MP to task on advocacy claims

Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams was taken aback by a statement from…

Nineteen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands have been given 18 months to vacate, causing shock and uncertainty in the industry. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)
Chad and Tanya Hooker, centre, and other volunteers run the Black Creek Bread of Life Food Bank. Scott Stanfield photo

Black Creek Food Bank provides far-reaching service

The Black Creek Bread of Life Food Bank has been providing perishable…

Chad and Tanya Hooker, centre, and other volunteers run the Black Creek Bread of Life Food Bank. Scott Stanfield photo
Dwayne Buckle is winding up a 1,500-kilometre walk, in honour of his family. The Alberta man is also raising money for cancer research. Facebook photo

Port Hardy final destination of long-distance walk

A 40-year-old Alberta firefighter is on the final stretch of a 1,500-kilometre…

Dwayne Buckle is winding up a 1,500-kilometre walk, in honour of his family. The Alberta man is also raising money for cancer research. Facebook photo
Breanna Brosko has organized another successful Adopt-a-Grandparent program, which provided gifts on Christmas to residents at Glacier View Lodge, Casa Loma Seniors Village and the Cumberland Lodge. File photo

Adopt-A-Grandparent Comox Valley another success

The annual Adopt-A-Grandparent program was another success, thanks to the efforts of…

Breanna Brosko has organized another successful Adopt-a-Grandparent program, which provided gifts on Christmas to residents at Glacier View Lodge, Casa Loma Seniors Village and the Cumberland Lodge. File photo
The Junction at 988 Eighth St. in Courtenay. File photo

EDITORIAL: Comox Valley needs another supportive housing complex

It appears the dust has settled since The Junction supportive housing complex…

The Junction at 988 Eighth St. in Courtenay. File photo
The driver of this car was not hurt in the accident on Christmas. Scott Stanfield photo

Head-on collision Christmas Day in Courtenay

A head-on collision happened near the intersection of Highway 19A and Smith…

The driver of this car was not hurt in the accident on Christmas. Scott Stanfield photo
Skiers and snowboarders of all ages packed the slopes at Mt. Washington on Christmas. Scott Stanfield photo

Christmas at Mount Washington

Rain was falling and visibility was limited, but there was plenty of…

Skiers and snowboarders of all ages packed the slopes at Mt. Washington on Christmas. Scott Stanfield photo
Organizers hope to raise $121,000 at the 2021 Coldest Night of the Year event in the Comox Valley. Photo supplied

Annual fundraiser incorporates new look in Comox Valley

The Strathcona-Sunrisers hold a slight edge over Heather’s Hikers while St. George’s…

Organizers hope to raise $121,000 at the 2021 Coldest Night of the Year event in the Comox Valley. Photo supplied
Harriette Mackenzie will join the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks basketball program for the 2021-22 season. Photo by Colin Cunningham

Courtenay basketball star commits to Ontario university

Harriette Mackenzie, a basketball star at Isfeld Secondary, will be moving on…

Harriette Mackenzie will join the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks basketball program for the 2021-22 season. Photo by Colin Cunningham