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Design trends for 2023

  • Feb 8, 2023
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EDITORIAL: Congenital heart defects not uncommon in babies

Feb. 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week

  • Feb 8, 2023
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A well-executed customer-first strategy not only helps in the overall experience of dealing with your company but at the end of the day will help improve customer retention, promotes loyalty and ultimately will lead to increased revenue. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A customer-first strategy will improve retention, loyalty, and revenue

By Joe Smith Special to the Record With all the new technology…

  • Feb 8, 2023
A well-executed customer-first strategy not only helps in the overall experience of dealing with your company but at the end of the day will help improve customer retention, promotes loyalty and ultimately will lead to increased revenue. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

LETTER – Courtenay Coun. Frisch should ‘immediately do the honourable thing’ and resign

Dear editor, Regarding your reporting of the current legal woes faced by…

  • Feb 8, 2023
Carla Qualtrough, minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion, speaks during the second reading of the Canada Disability Benefit Act in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

New disability benefit would make ‘major difference’ in many Canadians’ lives

The Canada Disability Benefit Act is awaiting Senate approval

  • Feb 7, 2023
Carla Qualtrough, minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion, speaks during the second reading of the Canada Disability Benefit Act in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Known as ‘Hollywood North’, Vancouver is the third largest film and TV production centre in North America with approximately 65 movies and 55 TV series filmed here every year. (Photo: Brands&People on Unsplash)

1 million job openings predicted in B.C. over the next decade

Report makes 65 recommendations on how to fill the future void

  • Feb 7, 2023
Known as ‘Hollywood North’, Vancouver is the third largest film and TV production centre in North America with approximately 65 movies and 55 TV series filmed here every year. (Photo: Brands&People on Unsplash)
A cyclist was injured in a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith on Tuesday, Feb. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)

RCMP’s actions under investigation after cyclist hurt in crash in Ladysmith

Incident happened in the early morning Feb. 7 on the Trans-Canada Highway

  • Feb 7, 2023
A cyclist was injured in a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith on Tuesday, Feb. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Grad Attire Program needs smaller fitting suits, pants, shirts and accessories in good condition. Photo courtesy SD 71

Smaller suits needed, date added for grad attire program

Uptake for the Grad Attire Program is steady and because of this…

  • Feb 7, 2023
The Grad Attire Program needs smaller fitting suits, pants, shirts and accessories in good condition. Photo courtesy SD 71
Vanier wrestler Unya Hollmayer won the 47 kilogram female senior division at the Port Alberni School Invitational Feb. 3 and 4. Photo courtesy of Michelle Stehura

Three Comox Valley wrestlers win divisions

The Comox Valley wrestlers competed at The Port Alberni School Invitational Feb.…

  • Feb 7, 2023
Vanier wrestler Unya Hollmayer won the 47 kilogram female senior division at the Port Alberni School Invitational Feb. 3 and 4. Photo courtesy of Michelle Stehura
File photo of CVRD Aquatic Centre

Draft aquatic strategy available for public review

A draft Comox Valley Aquatics Strategy commissioned by the Comox Valley Regional…

  • Feb 6, 2023
File photo of CVRD Aquatic Centre
Chuck Burdick has written a new photography book, titled Photography of Vancouver Island, Parks and Trails in the Central Region and West Coast. Photo by Murray Davidson

Comox photographer publishes second book about Vancouver Island

The new photography book, titled Photography of Vancouver Island, Parks and Trails…

  • Feb 6, 2023
Chuck Burdick has written a new photography book, titled Photography of Vancouver Island, Parks and Trails in the Central Region and West Coast. Photo by Murray Davidson
The market share of zero-emission light-duty ZEVs vehicle in Canada hit 9.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2022, an all-time high that shatters the previous best quarterly result of 8.3 per cent, recorded in Q1 last year. Photo courtesy the New Car Dealers Association

ZEV Sales in Canada on the upswing but not yet on pace with British Columbia

By Blair Qualey The latest report by S&P Global Mobility demonstrates that…

  • Feb 6, 2023
The market share of zero-emission light-duty ZEVs vehicle in Canada hit 9.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2022, an all-time high that shatters the previous best quarterly result of 8.3 per cent, recorded in Q1 last year. Photo courtesy the New Car Dealers Association
File photo of Vanier’s Jace McDowell in the Jan. 24 home game against Dover Bay.

Vanier wins final two games of basketball season

Towhees host North Islands this weekend

  • Feb 6, 2023
File photo of Vanier’s Jace McDowell in the Jan. 24 home game against Dover Bay.
Isfeld’s junior girls basketball team won the North-North Zone Championship. Top from left: Gia Parhar, Nat McDowell, Makenna Banks (injured), Cate Shaver, Amelia Kuhn, Ryland Boccabella, Janel Follis and Lillianne Bourget. Front: Phoebe Cunningham, Annika Tran, Katie Hartig and Elana Russell.

Isfeld junior girls win North-North Zone Championship

Isfeld’s junior girls basketball team hosted the first round of playoffs —…

  • Feb 6, 2023
Isfeld’s junior girls basketball team won the North-North Zone Championship. Top from left: Gia Parhar, Nat McDowell, Makenna Banks (injured), Cate Shaver, Amelia Kuhn, Ryland Boccabella, Janel Follis and Lillianne Bourget. Front: Phoebe Cunningham, Annika Tran, Katie Hartig and Elana Russell.
Snuxyaltwa (Snooks-yell-twa) totem to the Nuxalk Nation of Bella Coola before it was removed in 1913. (Photo submitted)

Coming home: A history of the Nuxalk totem and its return to Bella Coola

More than 100 Nuxalk are expected to travel to Victoria Feb. 13

  • Feb 6, 2023
Snuxyaltwa (Snooks-yell-twa) totem to the Nuxalk Nation of Bella Coola before it was removed in 1913. (Photo submitted)
A loved one’s hearing loss doesn’t take away from who they are or your love for them, but it does present a unique challenge in relationships. Fortunately there are a variety of ways you can support your partner and strengthen your relationship. Photo courtesy NexGen

6 things to remember when dating someone with a hearing loss

So your partner has a hearing loss. They struggle every day with…

  • Feb 6, 2023
A loved one’s hearing loss doesn’t take away from who they are or your love for them, but it does present a unique challenge in relationships. Fortunately there are a variety of ways you can support your partner and strengthen your relationship. Photo courtesy NexGen
Christian Nielsan was diagnosed with  a faulty aortic heart valve at 38 during a routine check up.

An oh-so-easy challenge built for Heart Month: Listen to Your Heart

February is about more than flowers + chocolates – a routine check up could save your life

  • Feb 6, 2023
Christian Nielsan was diagnosed with  a faulty aortic heart valve at 38 during a routine check up.
Sweet SantaFe, the duo of Christine Baxter and Michel Rivero, play the Little Red Church for the Georgia Straight Jazz Society on Thursday, Feb. 9. Photo by Janice Hayward

Sweet SantaFe to play for jazz club in Comox

There are many new strains of music emanating from the Little Red…

  • Feb 6, 2023
Sweet SantaFe, the duo of Christine Baxter and Michel Rivero, play the Little Red Church for the Georgia Straight Jazz Society on Thursday, Feb. 9. Photo by Janice Hayward
The Victoria Shamrocks’ eight 2023 draft picks were all from Vancouver Island teams. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks select 7 local players in 2023 junior player draft

The Victoria Shamrocks drafted Arthur Miller with the second-overall pick

  • Feb 5, 2023
The Victoria Shamrocks’ eight 2023 draft picks were all from Vancouver Island teams. (Black Press Media file photo)
In December of 2014, the Courtenay River flooded its banks and spilled into Lewis Park. The city declared a state of emergency. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District among 49 recipients of provincial funding to mitigate disaster risks

The Comox Valley Regional District is one of 49 First Nations and…

  • Feb 3, 2023
In December of 2014, the Courtenay River flooded its banks and spilled into Lewis Park. The city declared a state of emergency. File photo
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