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The colourful Taylor’s Checkerspot butterfly has been reintroduced on Hornby Island, BC. Photo courtesy the Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly Recovery Project.

Checkerspot Butterfly Recovery Project releases more caterpillars on Hornby Island

Chris Junck Special to Black Press The number of Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies…

  • Apr 16, 2021
Erin Chan accepted her prize of a Staycation at The Kingfisher valued at $500, for winning the  Discover Comox Valley Vacation Guide Photo Contest. Photo by Nicole Fowler

Winner announced in Discover Comox Valley Vacation Guide Photo Contest

Erin Chan has been named the grand prize winner of the Discover…

Here’s your chance to be a part of Filberg Park’s ongoing legacy, by sponsoring one of the park’s Legacy Trees. Photo supplied

Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park Association introduces Legacy Trees initiative

The Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park Association announced a fundraising program that…

  • Apr 15, 2021
Jan Kotyk encountered all types of weather during a fund-raising ultra-marathon in northern Vancouver Island. Photo supplied

Merville man runs three days to raise money for charity

Over the course of three days, Jan Kotyk of Merville ran 203.77…

Jan Kotyk encountered all types of weather during a fund-raising ultra-marathon in northern Vancouver Island. Photo supplied
The following is a list of restaurants offering take-out and patio dining. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

List of Comox Valley restaurants offering take-out, patio dining options

Restaurants in the Comox Valley continue to adapt to government-imposed restrictions in…

  • Apr 14, 2021
The following is a list of restaurants offering take-out and patio dining. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Comox Valley Nature hosts an online lecture Sunday, April 18, to address the human and scientific perspective on climate change. Photo supplied

Upcoming Comox Valley Nature webinar addresses climate change

Comox Valley Nature hosts an online lecture Sunday, April 18, when Dr.…

  • Apr 14, 2021
Comox Valley Nature hosts an online lecture Sunday, April 18, to address the human and scientific perspective on climate change. Photo supplied
The Comox Monarch Lions Club recently held a bottle drive. Photo supplied.

Comox Monarch Lions Club inaugural bottle drive a big success

The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club recently held its inaugural bottle drive.…

  • Apr 14, 2021
The Comox Monarch Lions Club recently held a bottle drive. Photo supplied.
30 years after becoming part of the YANA family, Angela Furlotte is all grown up and enjoys her three dogs while working and living in the Comox Valley.

YANA founder helps family in need: a historical account

Andrea Postal Special to The Record The first few months of Angela…

  • Apr 14, 2021
30 years after becoming part of the YANA family, Angela Furlotte is all grown up and enjoys her three dogs while working and living in the Comox Valley.
A donated towel warms a merlin chick. Photo supplied

MARS Moment: 2021 shaping up to be a record-setting year for animal rescues

Submitted by Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press With the pandemic,…

  • Apr 12, 2021
A donated towel warms a merlin chick. Photo supplied
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Participants in one of the two 2021 L’Arche Comox Valley Art of Belonging Zoom groups making a shocked Emoji face. Photo supplied

L’Arche Comox Valley’s Art of Belonging Program adapts to COVID times

Each year for the past six years, L’Arche Comox Valley has celebrated…

  • Apr 14, 2021
Participants in one of the two 2021 L’Arche Comox Valley Art of Belonging Zoom groups making a shocked Emoji face. Photo supplied
Teresa Hedley and a copy of her book, “What’s Not Allowed? A Family Journey with Autism.” Photo supplied

Comox Library recognizes Autism Awareness Month with presentation by local author

April is World Autism Awareness Month, an annual opportunity to increase understanding…

  • Apr 13, 2021
Teresa Hedley and a copy of her book, “What’s Not Allowed? A Family Journey with Autism.” Photo supplied
Volunteers sort through bottles and cans during Saturday's fundraiser for hospice. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley hospice holds drive-through bottle drive

Bike team is fundraising for the annual Cycle of Life tour on Vancouver Island

  • Apr 11, 2021
Volunteers sort through bottles and cans during Saturday's fundraiser for hospice. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Comox Community Centre raise $410 for YANA during Spring Break. Photo supplied

Comox Community Centre Spring Fling raises $410 for YANA

The Comox Community Centre was able to raise $410 for You Are…

  • Apr 9, 2021
The Comox Community Centre raise $410 for YANA during Spring Break. Photo supplied
The North Island College Foundation needs help from the public to reach its $50,000 goal for the COVID-19 Student Hope Campaign. Photo supplied

North Island College Foundation campaign nears goal

The North Island College Foundation needs help from the public to reach…

  • Apr 9, 2021
The North Island College Foundation needs help from the public to reach its $50,000 goal for the COVID-19 Student Hope Campaign. Photo supplied
A grad clothing donation program, formerly known as the Cinderella/Prince Charming Project, now has a new name. Photo, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley grad garment program gets a re-brand

Program aims to give all students opportunity for graduation gown or suit

A grad clothing donation program, formerly known as the Cinderella/Prince Charming Project, now has a new name. Photo, Comox Valley Schools
Vancouver Island Regional Library is pleased to present an exclusive event with renowned author Eden Robinson. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island Regional Library hosts virtual reading, conversation

April 23 is a date literary fans need to mark on their…

  • Apr 8, 2021
Vancouver Island Regional Library is pleased to present an exclusive event with renowned author Eden Robinson. Photo supplied
Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care is a long-term care advocacy/watchdog group in the Comox Valley. Adobe stock image

Comox Valley dementia care advocacy organization hosting panel discussion

After COVID-19, after the staffing is trained and increased, after infection control…

Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care is a long-term care advocacy/watchdog group in the Comox Valley. Adobe stock image
Andrew, seen here with his parents, was only two pounds, seven ounces at birth. Photo supplied

Preemie born to 15-year-old mother; a YANA family from decades past

Andrea Postal Special to The Record It was spring of 1994, and…

Andrew, seen here with his parents, was only two pounds, seven ounces at birth. Photo supplied
Merville ultra-marathoner Jan Kotyk embarks on a fundraising run April 7, along with his brother Jared, behind the wheel. Photo supplied

Ultra-marathoner to run northern end of Island for Comox Valley charity

Merville ultra-marathoner Jan Kotyk is lacing up his runners and hitting the…

Merville ultra-marathoner Jan Kotyk embarks on a fundraising run April 7, along with his brother Jared, behind the wheel. Photo supplied