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The Independent Investigations Office has determined that the RCMP is not responsible for the death of man found in a car on Nov. 29 near Lake Cowichan. (Citizen file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office has determined that the RCMP is not responsible for the death of man found in a car on Nov. 29 near Lake Cowichan. (Citizen file photo)
The Comox Valley Volleyball Winter Camp runs Jan. 7 and 8 at Highland Secondary. File photo

Comox Valley Volleyball Camp runs Jan. 7, 8

The Comox Valley Volleyball Camp is excited to provide athletes an opportunity…

  • Dec 6, 2022
The Comox Valley Volleyball Winter Camp runs Jan. 7 and 8 at Highland Secondary. File photo
The Victoria Police Department says a woman tried to stop paramedics from providing life-saving medical care to a person experiencing an opioid overdose. (Black Press Media file photo)

Woman arrested after VicPD say she obstructed paramedics working to save a life

Police say Victoria officer OK after being assaulted, overdose patient successfully revived

  • Dec 6, 2022
The Victoria Police Department says a woman tried to stop paramedics from providing life-saving medical care to a person experiencing an opioid overdose. (Black Press Media file photo)
Paramedics work to revive a person from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mapping where overdoses are more likely to kill in B.C.

Fatality rates far higher in rural areas than urban ones

  • Dec 6, 2022
Paramedics work to revive a person from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack. (Black Press Media file photo)
On December 1 at 4:40 p.m., a person came by the RCMP Detachment in Grand Forks to turn in some firearms and ammunition that they did not want. Also present was a realistic looking grenade. This grenade was immediately seized and safely secured and stored.

Live hand grenade turned into Grand Forks RCMP

On December 1, a person came by the RCMP Detachment in Grand Forks to turn in some firearms and ammunition that they did not want.

  • Dec 6, 2022
On December 1 at 4:40 p.m., a person came by the RCMP Detachment in Grand Forks to turn in some firearms and ammunition that they did not want. Also present was a realistic looking grenade. This grenade was immediately seized and safely secured and stored.
Blake Tobacca, standing at right with last season’s squad, is coaching the Isfeld senior boys basketball team this year. File photo

Isfeld senior boys basketball season kicks off Dec. 2,3

Isfeld Secondary hosts the annual Ice Invitational basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 9…

  • Dec 6, 2022
Blake Tobacca, standing at right with last season’s squad, is coaching the Isfeld senior boys basketball team this year. File photo
Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)

Asking long-term care residents their views

Comprehensive survey from Seniors’ Advocate seeks volunteers to connect with residents

  • Dec 5, 2022
Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)
New BC Federation of Labour president Sussanne Skidmore (right) and secretary-treasurer Singh Kailley were elected on Nov. 24, 2022. (Credit: BC Federation of Labour/Facebook)

The new faces of B.C.’s labour movement

BC Federation of Labour pushing for more unions, better protections under new president

  • Dec 5, 2022
New BC Federation of Labour president Sussanne Skidmore (right) and secretary-treasurer Singh Kailley were elected on Nov. 24, 2022. (Credit: BC Federation of Labour/Facebook)
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. Student workers at the campus are trying to unionize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inside the unionization battle at SFU and UBC

University workers pushing for adequate pay in increasingly expensive regions

  • Dec 5, 2022
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. Student workers at the campus are trying to unionize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.

‘Magic truly does exist:’ Creating lasting memories for children facing serious illness

Thanks to generous donors, Make-A-Wish Canada granted nearly 1,000 life-changing wishes last year

  • Dec 5, 2022
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.
End of the Roll Courtenay owner Jason McKinnon and his staff have great advice on hardwood flooring.

Not all wood floors are created equal: What to ask before you buy

Installing new hardwood floors in your home or business is an investment…

  • Dec 5, 2022
End of the Roll Courtenay owner Jason McKinnon and his staff have great advice on hardwood flooring.
The Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association and sponsors presented the Comox Valley Christmas Parade Sunday, Dec. 4 along 5th Street. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley Christmas Parade files through downtown Courtenay

The Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, along with sponsors, presented the Comox…

  • Dec 4, 2022
The Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association and sponsors presented the Comox Valley Christmas Parade Sunday, Dec. 4 along 5th Street. Scott Stanfield photo
File photo of Vanier/Isfeld senior boys basketball game last season.

Courtenay school kicks off basketball season at Chilliwack Tournament

The 2022-23 version of the GP Vanier senior boys basketball team started…

  • Dec 4, 2022
File photo of Vanier/Isfeld senior boys basketball game last season.
Max Gorzelnik of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings scored in Saturday’s loss to Campbell River. Gorzelnik also scored the overtime winner Nov. 25 against Oceanside. File photo

Comox Valley loses to Campbell River in shootout

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings lost 3-2 to Campbell River in a…

  • Dec 4, 2022
Max Gorzelnik of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings scored in Saturday’s loss to Campbell River. Gorzelnik also scored the overtime winner Nov. 25 against Oceanside. File photo
Coach Brian Stevens is pictured with the Highland senior girls volleyball team. Photo supplied

Highland leaves it all on the floor at Island volleyball championships

The Highland senior girls team ended their season by playing their best…

  • Dec 4, 2022
Coach Brian Stevens is pictured with the Highland senior girls volleyball team. Photo supplied
The Courtenay Rotary Book Sale continues today (Dec. 4) until 4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox.

Courtenay Rotary Book Sale continues today

The annual Courtenay Rotary Book Sale continues today (Dec. 4) until 4…

  • Dec 4, 2022
The Courtenay Rotary Book Sale continues today (Dec. 4) until 4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox.

Montreal Massacre memorial service in Courtenay

Dec. 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

  • Dec 4, 2022
After a one-year delay, Cumberland musician/producer/author Corwin Fox will celebrate a book launch of Kill Love on Thursday, Dec. 8. Photo suppled

Cumberland musician/producer launches his first book

Corwin Fox hosting a book launch For Kill Love, Dec. 8

  • Dec 3, 2022
After a one-year delay, Cumberland musician/producer/author Corwin Fox will celebrate a book launch of Kill Love on Thursday, Dec. 8. Photo suppled
City crews are responding to an emergency water main repair on Cliffe Avenue at 14th Street in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Water main repair at Cliffe Avenue and 14th in Courtenay

City crews are responding to an emergency water main repair on Cliffe…

  • Dec 2, 2022
City crews are responding to an emergency water main repair on Cliffe Avenue at 14th Street in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
The Comox Valley Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Courtenay on Sunday, Dec. 4. Black Press file photo

Downtown Courtenay Christmas Parade taking place Sunday

The Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association (DCBIA), together with major community sponsors,…

  • Dec 2, 2022
The Comox Valley Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Courtenay on Sunday, Dec. 4. Black Press file photo