Terry Farrell

3L Developments has stated it is pulling the plug on its plans to build a residential neighbourhood in the Stotan Falls area. The company has repeatedly offered to turn the Stotan Falls area into parkland, if the CVRD were to amend its Regional Growth Strategy to allow for a residential community to be built in the area. The CVRD has steadfastly turned down the development company. File photo.

3L says negotiations for Stotan Falls development and parkland are over

The company said there will be no further development applications filed with the CVRD

3L Developments has stated it is pulling the plug on its plans to build a residential neighbourhood in the Stotan Falls area. The company has repeatedly offered to turn the Stotan Falls area into parkland, if the CVRD were to amend its Regional Growth Strategy to allow for a residential community to be built in the area. The CVRD has steadfastly turned down the development company. File photo.
AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to Courtenay’s K9 Kind Dog Training & Behaviour Consulting, owned and operated by Carrie Lumsden. Photo supplied

Comox Valley dog trainer receives special BC SPCA accreditation

A Comox Valley dog trainer has been recognized for her outstanding work…

AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to Courtenay’s K9 Kind Dog Training & Behaviour Consulting, owned and operated by Carrie Lumsden. Photo supplied
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Saturday lottery produces Vancouver Island multi-millionaire

$2 million grand prize-winning ticket purchased on the Island

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Bags await loading at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner

The 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner had a completely different look…

Bags await loading at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Christmas fireplace generic photo ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Christmas Commen-Terry: My holiday poem tradition – the COVID-19 edition

’Twas 2 nights before Christmas And we were all grumpy. This COVID-19…

Christmas fireplace generic photo ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Comox Valley Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign is about $40,000 short of its goal. File photo

Kettle campaign falling short of goal in Comox Valley

The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign — as of Monday morning —…

The Comox Valley Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign is about $40,000 short of its goal. File photo
Mackai Sharp's project addressing intolerance and bigotry will premier at the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Dec. 17. Photo supplied

Comox Valley student creates project addressing intolerance and bigotry in our community

Frustration due to a lack of acknowledgment that the problem exists was the catalyst for the project

Mackai Sharp's project addressing intolerance and bigotry will premier at the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Dec. 17. Photo supplied
School District 71 office

Comox Valley school board says strict COVID-19 protocols in place for international student program to ensure safety

Parents upset by email from school district seeking billet homes for students

School District 71 office
Downtown Courtenay Dec. 14, 2020.

Numerous ways to support local businesses this holiday season

Community leaders are urging residents to keep it local when shopping for…

Downtown Courtenay Dec. 14, 2020.
Charlene Gray (second from left) along with fellow educators and students. The educator on the far right is Keosha Girard - a Comox Valley Child Day Care Society alumnus who now teaches at the CVCDCS and her children attend. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Children’s Day Care Society celebrates 50 years of service

It’s likely one of the most subdued 50th-anniversary celebrations ever. Thanks, COVID.…

Charlene Gray (second from left) along with fellow educators and students. The educator on the far right is Keosha Girard - a Comox Valley Child Day Care Society alumnus who now teaches at the CVCDCS and her children attend. Photo supplied
Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch of Easy Street have created a line of are sugar-free, gluten-free, fair trade, vegan chocolates called Easy Treats. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley musicians debut healthy chocolate brand

Easy Street creates sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan chocolates

Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch of Easy Street have created a line of are sugar-free, gluten-free, fair trade, vegan chocolates called Easy Treats. Photo by Terry Farrell
Humpback whales seen frolicking near Comox, Dec. 5. Photo courtesy Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce Ocean Friends

VIDEO: Half a dozen humpback whales have play day near Vancouver Island shoreline

Peter Hamilton, founder of Life Force Ocean Friends, submitted this video of…

Humpback whales seen frolicking near Comox, Dec. 5. Photo courtesy Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce Ocean Friends
Humpback whales seen frolicking near Comox, Dec. 5. Photo courtesy Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce Ocean Friends

VIDEO: Half a dozen humpback whales visit Comox

Peter Hamilton, founder of Life Force Ocean Friends, submitted this video of…

Humpback whales seen frolicking near Comox, Dec. 5. Photo courtesy Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce Ocean Friends
Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay. File photo

Police confirm same suspect responsible for both Lake Trail Middle School threats

School reopened Monday, after Friday closure due to threat

Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay. File photo
Keri Brown’s side business, The Rub - a secret recipe spice rub - has been an unexpected success. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley woman’s new spice mix rubbing customers the right way

Keri Brown’s side project a big hit with Comox Valley cooks

Keri Brown’s side business, The Rub - a secret recipe spice rub - has been an unexpected success. Photo supplied.
WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo

Two Comox-Calgary flights exposed to COVID-19 in the past week

Seven flights between the two airports have now been flagged for COVID exposure

WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo
WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo

Two Comox-Calgary flights exposed to COVID-19 in the past week

Seven flights between the two airports have now been flagged for COVID exposure

WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo
Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com

Big Little Lions earn Canadian Folk Music Award nomination

Duo featuring Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin keeping busy during pandemic

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com
Comox Valley residents with ties to India held a rally at Lewis Park and a convoy through Courtenay and Comox, to show support for farmers in India. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Comox Valley residents hold rally and convoy in support of the plight of farmers in India

New legislation in India calls for for the deregulation of crop pricing

Comox Valley residents with ties to India held a rally at Lewis Park and a convoy through Courtenay and Comox, to show support for farmers in India. Photo by Terry Farrell
12-year-old Ella Smiley captured some video of orcas on a sea lion hunt on Nov. 28 at Kitty Coleman Park, just north of Courtenay. Photo by Ella Smiley

VIDEO: Orcas hunt sea lion near Vancouver Island shoreline

Twelve-year-old Ella Smiley, of Comox Valley Wildlife Sightings, caught up with a…

12-year-old Ella Smiley captured some video of orcas on a sea lion hunt on Nov. 28 at Kitty Coleman Park, just north of Courtenay. Photo by Ella Smiley