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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…

Adopt-a-Grandparent founder Breanna Brosko is pictured with the Christmas tree adorned with tags at Jo Klassen’s Restaurant in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Adopt-a-Grandparent Comox Valley continues to roll

Breanna Brosko’s Adopt-a-Grandparent program has reached its seventh year in the Comox…

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 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.
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)
Justin Hallworth lights up his home, at 1064 17 St. in Courtenay, every year for the Christmas season. He has no idea how many bulbs it takes to light the entire display, but he said it’s “about 60 Rubbermaid containers’ worth.’ The roof alone takes 55 strands of lights. It takes him about a month to set up every year. Why do he and his wife do it? “It’s fun,” he says. Photo by Terry Farrell

City of Courtenay activates holiday light tour interactive map

Have you decorated your home or business for the holidays? The Comox…

Justin Hallworth lights up his home, at 1064 17 St. in Courtenay, every year for the Christmas season. He has no idea how many bulbs it takes to light the entire display, but he said it’s “about 60 Rubbermaid containers’ worth.’ The roof alone takes 55 strands of lights. It takes him about a month to set up every year. Why do he and his wife do it? “It’s fun,” he says. Photo by Terry Farrell
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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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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
The Building Christmas Dreams campaign helps families or individuals in need. File photo

Comox Valley charity brightens holiday season for families

Building Christmas Dreams campaign in sixth year

The Building Christmas Dreams campaign helps families or individuals in need. File photo
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Comox Valley cadets spent a weekend at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria as part of their citizenship & Canadian Armed Forces familiarization program. Photo submitted

Comox cadets visit CFB Esquimalt

On the weekend of Nov. 25-27, cadets from the Comox Valley’s army…

Comox Valley cadets spent a weekend at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria as part of their citizenship & Canadian Armed Forces familiarization program. Photo submitted
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
School District 71 office. File photo

School District 71 elects new board chair, vice-chair

School District 71 elects new board chair

  • Nov 30, 2022
School District 71 office. File photo
Photos: Morrison Creek Lamprey (https://morrisoncreek.org/lamprey/), David Stapley, Joy Wade and Chanchal Cabrera

Comox Valley Nature webinar discusses biodiversity of the Morrison Creek Headwaters

Comox Valley Nature is hosting an online lecture with David Stapley, Joy…

Photos: Morrison Creek Lamprey (https://morrisoncreek.org/lamprey/), David Stapley, Joy Wade and Chanchal Cabrera
The Weird Church Wishing Tree is set up with tags listing gift needs for women at Lilli House women’s shelter in Courtenay. Photo supplied

New Weird Church fundraiser supports Comox Valley women’s shelter

The holiday season is stressful enough as it is. Add the struggles…

The Weird Church Wishing Tree is set up with tags listing gift needs for women at Lilli House women’s shelter in Courtenay. Photo supplied
Driftwood Designs by Sam was one of the booths at the 2019 Gnarly Craft Fair. Photo supplied

Children’s Christmas Party, Gnarly Youth Fair both at Florence Filberg Centre same day

Visit the biggest youth craft fair in town! Tackle your Christmas shopping…

Driftwood Designs by Sam was one of the booths at the 2019 Gnarly Craft Fair. Photo supplied
St. John the Divine Church, 579 5th Street Courtenay, will be a warming centre for those in need throughout the 2022-2023 winter season. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

BC Housing contract awarded to Courtenay church for extreme weather warming shelter service

St. John The Divine will operate as an extreme weather warming shelter all winter

  • Nov 30, 2022
St. John the Divine Church, 579 5th Street Courtenay, will be a warming centre for those in need throughout the 2022-2023 winter season. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
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
Western Brook Lamprey Morrison Creek population– “silver form” (top) and non-silver, traditional looking Western Brook Lamprey.  Photo by Jay Wade

Morrison Creek Streamkeepers hosting fundraiser

The Morrison Creek Streamkeepers (MCS), an active group of watershed residents and…

  • Nov 30, 2022
Western Brook Lamprey Morrison Creek population– “silver form” (top) and non-silver, traditional looking Western Brook Lamprey.  Photo by Jay Wade