Terry Farrell

A van is loaded for delivery of Christmas dinners at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. The same process will be in place for 2022. Photo by Terry Farrell

Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner needs drivers, prep volunteers

Final preparations for the 40th annual Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner are…

A van is loaded for delivery of Christmas dinners at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. The same process will be in place for 2022. Photo by Terry Farrell
Elves of all ages help out at Santa's Workshop. File photo

Santa’s Workshop still seeking families to help this Christmas

Santa’s Workshop “shopping” requests are down drastically this year, and co-ordinator Barb…

Elves of all ages help out at Santa's Workshop. File photo
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Courtenay daycare added to $10 a day childcare list

The provincial government announced several additions to the $10 per day childcare…

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Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell

Denman Islander designs mobile personal shelter prototypes

‘I think of it as supporting urban nomadism.’

Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Annie Corrigall is all smiles after receiving her dream trip to Disney World, along with $300 spending cash. Photo by Terry Farrell

Help Fill A Dream sends Courtenay youngster and family to Disney World

Ten-year-old Annie Corrigall has been through a lot in her first decade.…

Annie Corrigall is all smiles after receiving her dream trip to Disney World, along with $300 spending cash. Photo by Terry Farrell
This map shows outages as of 2:30 p.m.

Power restored for most of the Comox Valley

BC Hydro has restored power to 88 per cent of customers following…

This map shows outages as of 2:30 p.m.
There are numerous warming options for those in need in the Comox Valley during the cold spell. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Comox Valley emergency shelters, warming centres offer relief during storm

As the Comox Valley gets hit with the first snowstorm of the…

There are numerous warming options for those in need in the Comox Valley during the cold spell. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Drone footage shows what appears to be a fluid slick emanating from a vessel precariously docked at the Deep Water Recovery property on the Baynes Sound shoreline.

Slick spotted at shipbreaking dock in Union Bay

MP Gord Johns says federal government is failing in its protection of the coastline

Drone footage shows what appears to be a fluid slick emanating from a vessel precariously docked at the Deep Water Recovery property on the Baynes Sound shoreline.
Mary Murphy and her latest novel, <em>Speaking Of.</em> She will be having a book launch on Dec. 3. Photo supplied

New book for Comox Valley musician/author

Speaking of Mary Murphy, have you heard she has a new book…

Mary Murphy and her latest novel, <em>Speaking Of.</em> She will be having a book launch on Dec. 3. Photo supplied
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$500,000 winning lottery ticket sold in Comox Valley

$500,000 winning lottery ticket sold in Comox Valley

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Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson was among the nearly three dozen participants at Saturday’s (Nov. 26) Walk With Me event in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Minister of mental health and addictions among participants at Walk With Me event

Comox Valley-Strathcona-North Island Medical Health Officer Dr. Charmaine Enns also participated

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson was among the nearly three dozen participants at Saturday’s (Nov. 26) Walk With Me event in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner will be delivering ready-to-eat turkey dinners to more than 700 residents in the OCmox Valley on Christmas day.. Photo by Terry Farrell

COMMEN-TERRY: Many opportunities to help others in the Comox Valley this Christmas

As the festive season approaches, the call-out for community help increases. This…

The Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner will be delivering ready-to-eat turkey dinners to more than 700 residents in the OCmox Valley on Christmas day.. Photo by Terry Farrell
Desmond Day Larson on the set of his YouTube show, Mr. Day. Photo by Terry Farrell

Courtenay singer/songwriter creates children’s YouTube show

Comox Valley singer/songwriter Des Larson is well-known in the community and beyond…

Desmond Day Larson on the set of his YouTube show, Mr. Day. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Everybody Deserves A Smile campaign is underway for the 2022 Christmas season. Photo supplied

Comox Valley’s Everybody Deserves A Smile campaign up and running for 2022

Campaign provides ‘bags of hope’ to those in need in the Valley and beyond at Christmas

The Everybody Deserves A Smile campaign is underway for the 2022 Christmas season. Photo supplied
Sue Pyper and Mary Murphy promise to leave all reindeer at home, but they will have a quality herd of other fine arts and craft products, including Murphy’s Oola Body Care line, and Pyper’s gift cards and art creations, at the Dove Creek Holiday Faire. Photo provided

Small-scale artisan fair returns to Dove Creek Hall

The ‘Little Craft Faire that Could’ is returning to Dove Creek Hall.…

Sue Pyper and Mary Murphy promise to leave all reindeer at home, but they will have a quality herd of other fine arts and craft products, including Murphy’s Oola Body Care line, and Pyper’s gift cards and art creations, at the Dove Creek Holiday Faire. Photo provided
A young dancer took to the street during the Moonlight and Magic event in Downtown Courtenay on Friday, Nov. 18. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Moonlight and Magic hits Downtown Courtenay

Moonlight & Magic took over Downtown Courtenay on Friday night (Nov. 18)…

A young dancer took to the street during the Moonlight and Magic event in Downtown Courtenay on Friday, Nov. 18. Photo by Terry Farrell
Comox Mayor Russ Arnott was on hand at the Canada Day parade . Photo by Terry Farrell

Former Comox mayor Russ Arnott loses battle with cancer

Former Comox mayor Russ Arnott has lost his battle with cancer. Arnott…

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott was on hand at the Canada Day parade . Photo by Terry Farrell
The Comox Valley Pipe Band leads the procession at the Comox Remembrance Day service. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day services in the Comox Valley

Remembrance Day services were held throughout the Comox Valley on Nov. 11.…

The Comox Valley Pipe Band leads the procession at the Comox Remembrance Day service. Photo by Terry Farrell
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

Courtenay man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Entertainers and volunteers meet on stage to sing the finale “Do It For The Kids” at the end of the 47th annual Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon. This year’s total was the third highest in its 47-year history. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon nets third highest total in its 47-year history

Supporters from the Comox Valley and beyond contributed to one of the…

Entertainers and volunteers meet on stage to sing the finale “Do It For The Kids” at the end of the 47th annual Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon. This year’s total was the third highest in its 47-year history. Photo by Terry Farrell