Scott Strasser

An aerial view of Comox Lake, the drinking water source for the Comox Valley Water System. File photo by David Stapely.

Expensive infrastructure upgrades reflect Comox Valley growing pains

Expensive projects are coming down the pipe at the regional district level

An aerial view of Comox Lake, the drinking water source for the Comox Valley Water System. File photo by David Stapely.
The CVRD boardroom was filled to above capacity on Monday with residents opposed to the proposed water bottling business. Photo by Scott Strasser.

K’ómoks First Nation opposes Merville water bottling operation

“It is an insult to our Nation and people.”

The CVRD boardroom was filled to above capacity on Monday with residents opposed to the proposed water bottling business. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Lake Trail is set to undergo a seismic upgrade in the next few years. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Seismic upgrades on the horizon for two Comox Valley schools

Lake Trail Middle and Courtenay Elementary schools require seismic upgrades in the near future

Lake Trail is set to undergo a seismic upgrade in the next few years. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Will Thompson is a Grade 10 student at Highland Secondary School. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Highland student captures top spot at Island-wide short film competition

Grade 10 student Will Thompson won the competition for his short film Change

Will Thompson is a Grade 10 student at Highland Secondary School. Photo by Scott Strasser.
North Island College appoints new business school chair

North Island College appoints new business school chair

Ali Mayboudi took over from Bill Parkinson as chair of the NIC School of Business this year

North Island College appoints new business school chair
North Island College appoints new business school chair

North Island College appoints new business school chair

Ali Mayboudi took over from Bill Parkinson as chair of the NIC School of Business this year

North Island College appoints new business school chair
Proposed water bottling business receives public backlash in Merville

Proposed water bottling business receives public backlash in Merville

Area C residents appear fiercely opposed to the proposed operation

Proposed water bottling business receives public backlash in Merville
Frank Harding, in his home in Courtenay. Photo by Scott Strasser.

98-year-old Courtenay man passes driving reassessment

Frank Harding has been driving for nearly eight decades

Frank Harding, in his home in Courtenay. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Comox Valley players set up a “wall” to defend a Vic West freekick.

PHOTOS: Comox Valley United knocked out in Jackson Cup quarterfinal

The “Reds” lost a one-sided match 5-0 to visiting Vic West on Saturday

Comox Valley players set up a “wall” to defend a Vic West freekick.
Two of the senior living facilities under the Retirement Concepts umbrella, in Courtenay. Photo by Scott Strasser.

21 retirement homes in B.C. now ‘owned’ by Chinese government

China has seized the Anbang Insurance Group — the parent company of 21 senior living homes in B.C.

Two of the senior living facilities under the Retirement Concepts umbrella, in Courtenay. Photo by Scott Strasser.
The retirement homes are owned by Retirement Concepts, which is owned by the Anbang Insurance Group, which is now owned by the Chinese government. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Two Comox Valley retirement homes now ‘owned’ by Chinese government

China has seized the Anbang Insurance Group — the parent company of 21 senior living homes in B.C.

The retirement homes are owned by Retirement Concepts, which is owned by the Anbang Insurance Group, which is now owned by the Chinese government. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Kensington Union Bay Properties vice-president Brian McMahon. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Largest development project north of the Malahat unveiled

The 850-acre proposal aims to bring create nearly 3,000 homes plus businesses to Union Bay

Kensington Union Bay Properties vice-president Brian McMahon. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Kensington Union Bay Properties vice-president Brian McMahon. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Union Bay Estates project unveiled

The 850-acre project aims to bring nearly 3,000 residential units to Union Bay

Kensington Union Bay Properties vice-president Brian McMahon. Photo by Scott Strasser.
School District 71 unveils last year’s graduation rates

School District 71 unveils last year’s graduation rates

Seventy-nine per cent of Grade 12 students in the Comox Valley graduated last year

School District 71 unveils last year’s graduation rates
School District 71 will host two information sessions on its Long Range Facilities Plan on March 6 and March 7. Photo by Scott Strasser.

Space shortages highlight Comox Valley schools’ long-range facilities plan

School District 71 is rolling out a 10-year plan for its facilities and structures

School District 71 will host two information sessions on its Long Range Facilities Plan on March 6 and March 7. Photo by Scott Strasser.
Hornby Island Fire Rescue staff and volunteers, CVRD directors and staff, and many local residents took part in the grand opening of the new Hornby Island Fire Hall on Sunday, Feb. 11. Photo supplied.

Hornby Island fire department sees record number of calls in 2017

The number of service calls has increased consistently over the last several years

Hornby Island Fire Rescue staff and volunteers, CVRD directors and staff, and many local residents took part in the grand opening of the new Hornby Island Fire Hall on Sunday, Feb. 11. Photo supplied.
An aerial view of the Union Bay coal hills. Photo courtesy JET Productions.

West Fraser Timber to supply engineered cover for Union Bay coal hills

The provincial government has revealed new information on the long-awaited plans for…

An aerial view of the Union Bay coal hills. Photo courtesy JET Productions.
Glacier Kings star Finn Withey impresses in BCHL debut

Glacier Kings star Finn Withey impresses in BCHL debut

The Yetis’ 2017-18 MVP notched two points in two games for the Victoria Grizzlies

Glacier Kings star Finn Withey impresses in BCHL debut
CVRD requesting more staff positions

CVRD requesting more staff positions

A handful of new staffing positions will likely be coming to the…

CVRD requesting more staff positions
Photo by Scott Strasser.

Wounded Warrior Run BC makes it to the Comox Valley

Day four of the annual fundraiser saw the team stop in Courtenay and Comox

Photo by Scott Strasser.