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Special Olympics 3-on-3 basketball tourney comes to Courtenay

Diverse-needs students from five Vancouver Island schools competed

Photo by Scott Strasser.
Extreme archery coming to Courtenay, Campbell River

Extreme archery coming to Courtenay, Campbell River

A new archery tag business will launch next month

Extreme archery coming to Courtenay, Campbell River
The event featured lectures, panel discussions, and workshops pertaining to the housing sector. Photo by Scott Strasser.

BC Non-Profit Housing Association brings affordable housing symposium to Courtenay

The B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) held a regional education networking and…

The event featured lectures, panel discussions, and workshops pertaining to the housing sector. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Area C residents packed the CVRD’s boardroom at a committee meeting on March 5, protesting the proposed water bottling operation. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Opposition continues against Merville water bottling proposal

A new community group has formed called the Merville Water Guardians

Area C residents packed the CVRD’s boardroom at a committee meeting on March 5, protesting the proposed water bottling operation. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Cumberland approves plan for sewage treatment upgrades

Cumberland approves plan for sewage treatment upgrades

The Village will apply for grant funding for the upgrades later this year

Cumberland approves plan for sewage treatment upgrades
UBID trustees Rick Bitten and Susanna Kaljur. File photo by Scott Strasser

‘Executive meetings’ spark further division among Union Bay Improvement District

A UBID trustee is calling out her colleagues for barring the public from attending certain meetings

UBID trustees Rick Bitten and Susanna Kaljur. File photo by Scott Strasser
File photo by Scott Stanfield.

Homeless encampments shine light on affordable housing issues in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness believes more than 10 such sites exist in the region

File photo by Scott Stanfield.
Tsunami Preparedness Week highlights education, preparation — even on the east coast

Tsunami Preparedness Week highlights education, preparation — even on the east coast

It’s officially Tsunami Preparedness Week in B.C. From April 9–15, governments and…

Tsunami Preparedness Week highlights education, preparation — even on the east coast
The Comox Valley’s new landfill is located near Cumberland. File photo by Scott Strasser.

Debate continues on Waste-to-Energy technology in Comox Valley, Campbell River

The decision whether or not to implement Waste-to-Energy technologies in the Comox…

The Comox Valley’s new landfill is located near Cumberland. File photo by Scott Strasser.
The Comox Valley’s new engineered landfill is located near Cumberland. It opened last fall. File photo by Scott Strasser.

Plenty more waste in Comox Valley and Campbell River landfills could be diverted – audit

AET Group conducted a regional waste composition audit last fall

The Comox Valley’s new engineered landfill is located near Cumberland. It opened last fall. File photo by Scott Strasser.
The laundry employees 49 workers. Photo supplied.

Central Vancouver hospital laundry facility joins Island Health

The society provides laundry services to 23 facilities on Central Vancouver Island

The laundry employees 49 workers. Photo supplied.
A company was on site Wednesday, dismantling the restaurant’s signage. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Courtenay Burger King closed ‘permanently’

No reasons have been cited by management for the closure

A company was on site Wednesday, dismantling the restaurant’s signage. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Comox Valley Regional District passes 2018 budget

Comox Valley Regional District passes 2018 budget

The $121.1-million budget reflects several infrastructure projects underway in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Regional District passes 2018 budget
The Mark R. Isfeld Interact Club is a student-led organization affiliated with the Rotary Club of Comox. File photo by Scott Strasser

Comox Rotarians, Isfeld students head to Honduras

Two members of the Rotary Club of Comox and two students from…

The Mark R. Isfeld Interact Club is a student-led organization affiliated with the Rotary Club of Comox. File photo by Scott Strasser
Comox Valley alcohol consumption per capita is above the B.C. average. File photo.

Alcohol consumption, hospitalization on the rise in the Comox Valley

Hospitalization as a result of alcohol use in the Valley has increased nearly 20 per cent since 2002

Comox Valley alcohol consumption per capita is above the B.C. average. File photo.
Vancouver Island residents 16 and older consumed an average of 11.5 litres of absolute alcohol in 2016, which is equivalent to 667 standard drinks per year. File photo.

Alcohol consumption on the rise on Vancouver Island

The increase has led to more hospitalizations as a result of alcohol consumption

Vancouver Island residents 16 and older consumed an average of 11.5 litres of absolute alcohol in 2016, which is equivalent to 667 standard drinks per year. File photo.
The two empty parcels are located next to the Cumberland Lodge. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Outreach worker pitches supportive housing concept in Cumberland

Grant Shilling presented the idea to the Island Health board of directors last week

The two empty parcels are located next to the Cumberland Lodge. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Two water mains burst in Courtenay on Good Friday

Two water mains burst in Courtenay on Good Friday

City crews say the incidents are unrelated

Two water mains burst in Courtenay on Good Friday
Jennifer Pass presented on behalf of Elders Take Action at the Island Health board meeting on Thursday. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Seniors advocacy group criticizes seniors’ treatment at new Comox Valley hospital

The Comox Valley Elders Take Action presented at Island Health’s board meeting in Courtenay, March 29

Jennifer Pass presented on behalf of Elders Take Action at the Island Health board meeting on Thursday. Photo by Scott Strasser.
The Guerrilla Food Company is located at 534 Fifth Street in Courtenay. Photo by Scott Strasser

Guerrilla Food Company closes frozen food outlet to focus on new ventures

The high-end frozen food outlet on Fifth Street will shut its doors in two weeks

The Guerrilla Food Company is located at 534 Fifth Street in Courtenay. Photo by Scott Strasser