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A baby squirrel during feeding time. Photo supplied.

MARS anticipating influx of orphaned animals in the Comox Valley

Spring is the non-profit wildlife rescue society’s busiest time of the year

A baby squirrel during feeding time. Photo supplied.
Movers could be seen at the Courtenay location on Wednesday morning. Photo by Scott Strasser.

VI Fitness files for bankruptcy

A fitness company with eight gyms located across Vancouver Island has filed…

Movers could be seen at the Courtenay location on Wednesday morning. Photo by Scott Strasser.
One of the cars that will be on display at the information session is owned by the Living Room Pharmacy in Courtenay. Photo by Scott Strasser

Comox Valley sustainability group to host info session on electric vehicles

Four electric vehicles will be on display and their owners will answer questions about owning them

One of the cars that will be on display at the information session is owned by the Living Room Pharmacy in Courtenay. Photo by Scott Strasser
No one was injured in the fire. The trailer was used for storage purposes. Photo by Scott Strasser

Maple Pool trailer fire has some residents hoping for ‘more protective measures’

Saturday marked the campground’s third trailer fire in less than a year

No one was injured in the fire. The trailer was used for storage purposes. Photo by Scott Strasser
Grocery giveaway at John’s Independent grocery store

Grocery giveaway at John’s Independent grocery store

Forty-one customers saved $2,500

Grocery giveaway at John’s Independent grocery store
Bill Brett (bow) and Ryan Mader (stern) approach the race finish line. Photo by Scott Strasser
Bill Brett (bow) and Ryan Mader (stern) approach the race finish line. Photo by Scott Strasser
Photo by Scott Strasser

Day of Mourning ceremony in Courtenay honours those who lost their lives at work

Despite rainy weather, over a dozen people were on hand at Simms…

Photo by Scott Strasser
A close-up shot from 2013 of a western screech owl in captivity. File photo.

Cumberland councillor worried about developer’s blasting impact on local wildlife

A Cumberland councillor is concerned with the potential impacts on nearby wildlife,…

A close-up shot from 2013 of a western screech owl in captivity. File photo.
Nursing graduates coming to work at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Nursing graduates coming to work at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Twenty-two casual and temporary nurses will be hired

Nursing graduates coming to work at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals
Photo courtesy JET Productions.

Draft plan for Union Bay coal hills remediation to be submitted this spring

West Fraser Mills is paying for the installation of an engineered membrane

Photo courtesy JET Productions.
More than 400 students took part in the inquiry fair. Photo by Scott Strasser

VIDEO: Third annual SD71 student inquiry fair celebrates Comox Valley students’ creativity

The creativity of Comox Valley students was on display at School District…

More than 400 students took part in the inquiry fair. Photo by Scott Strasser
The living wage has gone up in the Comox Valley compared to last year. File photo.

Comox Valley’s living wage sees four per cent increase from 2017 – report

Advocacy groups say the Valley’s inflation rate was nearly double the provincial average

The living wage has gone up in the Comox Valley compared to last year. File photo.
Illegal dumping program enters second year

Illegal dumping program enters second year

More than 600 illegal dump sites reported in CVRD and SRD service areas since 2012

Illegal dumping program enters second year
Ted Haraldson wins UBID trustee election

Ted Haraldson wins UBID trustee election

Haraldson ousted incumbent Jim Elliot by 32 votes

Ted Haraldson wins UBID trustee election
The RiverWalk Centre was one of three new buildings that earned silverware last week. Photo by Scott Strasser

New Comox Valley buildings earn honours at VIREB awards ceremony

Three commercial buildings in the Comox Valley earned honours last week at…

The RiverWalk Centre was one of three new buildings that earned silverware last week. Photo by Scott Strasser
CVRD Area C director Rod Nichol will tour one of Canada’s first Waste-to-Energy plants next month. File photo by Scott Strasser

Comox Strathcona Waste Management board approves tour of Nova Scotia advanced recycling plant

Three CVRD representatives will tour Sustane Tech. plant while in Halifax for FCM conference

CVRD Area C director Rod Nichol will tour one of Canada’s first Waste-to-Energy plants next month. File photo by Scott Strasser
Housing crisis amplified on Denman Island

Housing crisis amplified on Denman Island

High rental prices, density caps, and a shortage of housing stock have led to island-wide struggles

Housing crisis amplified on Denman Island
An example of unregulated housing on Denman Island. Photo supplied by the Denman Housing Association.

Housing crisis amplified on Denman Island

High home and rental prices and a shortage of housing stock have led to island-wide struggles

An example of unregulated housing on Denman Island. Photo supplied by the Denman Housing Association.
The changes will come into effect next month. Graphic supplied by the CVRD

Changes coming to CVRD watering restrictions

The changes will come into effect in May

The changes will come into effect next month. Graphic supplied by the CVRD
Vancouver Island talent show Who’s Got Talent comes to a close

Vancouver Island talent show Who’s Got Talent comes to a close

Nanaimo’s Gracie Hooper took home the $500 grand prize

Vancouver Island talent show Who’s Got Talent comes to a close