Scott Stanfield

Expletives were spray-painted on the concrete in front of the entrance to Ḗcole au coeur de I’île last year. Facebook photo.

Comox Valley Community Justice Centre receives money to combat racism

The Comox Valley Community Justice Centre is receiving $5,000 in supplemental provincial…

Expletives were spray-painted on the concrete in front of the entrance to Ḗcole au coeur de I’île last year. Facebook photo.
A key message of the Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative is that a child’s first years are fundamental for lifelong health and development. Photo courtesy CVEYC

Comox Valley project aims to improve outcomes for young children

The Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative hopes the regional district can help…

A key message of the Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative is that a child’s first years are fundamental for lifelong health and development. Photo courtesy CVEYC
For the fourth consecutive Friday afternoon, citizens gathered March 26 in Courtenay to bring attention to the issue of old-growth logging practices in B.C. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District to raise concerns about old-growth logging

The Comox Valley Regional District board received a resolution from Area B…

For the fourth consecutive Friday afternoon, citizens gathered March 26 in Courtenay to bring attention to the issue of old-growth logging practices in B.C. File photo
Three Legged Dog Productions performed Jesus Christ Superstar in 2019. Tim Penney photo

Non-profit plans musical renaissance in the Comox Valley

A non-profit society hopes to keep musical theatre alive this summer in…

Three Legged Dog Productions performed Jesus Christ Superstar in 2019. Tim Penney photo
The Connect Warming Centre has been operating as an emergency overnight shelter in recent weeks. File photo

Grant funds would provide urgent, temporary support to homeless in Comox Valley

At its April 13 meeting, the Comox Valley Regional District board agreed…

The Connect Warming Centre has been operating as an emergency overnight shelter in recent weeks. File photo
An AAP will be used to determine if rural residents in the CVRD want a roadside garbage/recycling collection service. File photo

Roadside waste collection proposed in rural areas of Comox Valley

Pending results of the upcoming Alternate Approval Process (AAP), a rural roadside…

An AAP will be used to determine if rural residents in the CVRD want a roadside garbage/recycling collection service. File photo
Jan Kotyk encountered all types of weather during a fund-raising ultra-marathon in northern Vancouver Island. Photo supplied

Merville man runs three days to raise money for charity

Over the course of three days, Jan Kotyk of Merville ran 203.77…

Jan Kotyk encountered all types of weather during a fund-raising ultra-marathon in northern Vancouver Island. Photo supplied
Comox Lake is the drinking water source for the CVRD. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Water Treatment Project nears completion

The Comox Valley Water Treatment Project is more than 85 per cent…

Comox Lake is the drinking water source for the CVRD. Photo supplied
A man sustained burns to his body near this spot around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 in Courtenay. The fire was left of the pathway. The Station youth housing facility and city public works yard are to the right of the trail. Photo by Terry Farrell

Emergency personnel respond to man on fire in wooded area of Courtenay

A man was badly burned in the early morning hours Tuesday, April…

A man sustained burns to his body near this spot around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 in Courtenay. The fire was left of the pathway. The Station youth housing facility and city public works yard are to the right of the trail. Photo by Terry Farrell
File photo of Gord Johns during World Oceans Day.

Courtenay-Alberni MP outlines priorities for federal budget

Universal pharmacare, affordable housing and Pacific wild salmon are some of the…

File photo of Gord Johns during World Oceans Day.
File photo of Courtenay council

Courtenay council approves third reading of financial plan

At its April 6 meeting, Courtenay council approved a recommended residential tax…

File photo of Courtenay council
Increasing numbers of deaths due to toxicity in an illicit drug supply has spurred Courtenay council and other B.C. municipalities to request the Government of Canada to declare the issue a national public health emergency. Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash

Toxic drug-related deaths a national health emergency: Courtenay council

Following the lead of Prince George, Courtenay council agreed to advocate for…

Increasing numbers of deaths due to toxicity in an illicit drug supply has spurred Courtenay council and other B.C. municipalities to request the Government of Canada to declare the issue a national public health emergency. Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash
Courtenay council has declared 1655 20th St. a nuisance property. Police raided the house March 4. Scott Stanfield photo

Landlord of problem house addresses questions from Courtenay council

Courtenay council met Tuesday, April 6 with the owner of a problem…

Courtenay council has declared 1655 20th St. a nuisance property. Police raided the house March 4. Scott Stanfield photo
The Comox Valley Community Health Network partners with organizations that are undertaking projects for the betterment of the community. File photo

Comox Valley Community Health Network to be funded for another term

The Comox Valley Regional District board has approved a three-year funding agreement…

The Comox Valley Community Health Network partners with organizations that are undertaking projects for the betterment of the community. File photo
A segment of the Island Rail corridor, formerly known as the E&N Railway. File Photo

Non-profit highlights untapped potential of dormant Island railway

The Friends of Rails toTrails-Vancouver Island (FORT-VI) has asked the Comox Valley…

A segment of the Island Rail corridor, formerly known as the E&N Railway. File Photo
Merville ultra-marathoner Jan Kotyk embarks on a fundraising run April 7, along with his brother Jared, behind the wheel. Photo supplied

Ultra-marathoner to run northern end of Island for Comox Valley charity

Merville ultra-marathoner Jan Kotyk is lacing up his runners and hitting the…

Merville ultra-marathoner Jan Kotyk embarks on a fundraising run April 7, along with his brother Jared, behind the wheel. Photo supplied
The BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program has enabled lower-income pregnant women, families and seniors to purchase fruit, vegetables and other products at the Comox Valley Farmers Market. File photo

Nutrition Coupon Program benefits Courtenay residents

Last year, the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) provided $27,405…

The BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program has enabled lower-income pregnant women, families and seniors to purchase fruit, vegetables and other products at the Comox Valley Farmers Market. File photo
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Comox Valley RCMP identifies priority issues for Courtenay

The Comox Valley RCMP, in consult with Courtenay council, has identified crime…

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The operators of the Connect Warming Centre hope to continue an overnight emergency shelter at 239 Puntledge Rd. during the state of emergency. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay warming centre to continue as shelter through April

Courtenay council gave the green light Monday to allow the Connect Warming…

The operators of the Connect Warming Centre hope to continue an overnight emergency shelter at 239 Puntledge Rd. during the state of emergency. Scott Stanfield photo
The B.C. Federation of B.C. Writers hosts the BC Writers’ Summit May 15-21. Black Press file photo

Courtenay-based writers’ federation receives funding boost

The Courtenay-based Federation of B.C. Writers is among the organizations in line…

The B.C. Federation of B.C. Writers hosts the BC Writers’ Summit May 15-21. Black Press file photo