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Garry Griffin, CIBC’s director and team lead in commercial banking in Campbell River, has been elected as chair of the NIC Foundation board. Photo courtesy NIC

New leadership at the top of NIC Foundation

Campbell River’s Garry Griffin has been elected as chair of the NIC Foundation board

  • Jan 18, 2021
From left—Rev. Ryan Slifka (minister, St. George’s); Ellen Wise (elder, St. George’s); Evangeline Mathura, (vice-president, Dawn to Dawn); Grant Shilling (outreach worker, Dawn to Dawn), with a cheque for $10,433.15.

Courtenay church donates more than $10,000 to transitional housing and support service

St. Goerge’s presents Dawn to Dawn with $10,433.15 cheque

  • Jan 17, 2021
Paul Bally, a teacher at Lake Trail middle school, was killed while out cycling on the Old Island Highway in 2014.

Comox Valley Cycling Coalition distributes Paul Bally Memorial Fund

The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition (CVCCo) has submitted the final report for…

  • Jan 17, 2021
A pine siskin is treated for salmonella poisoning at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) hospital, in Merville. Photo by Gylaine Anderston.

Salmonella poisoning in birds and pets a result of unclean bird feeders

Have you ever endured a bout of food poisoning? If you remember…

  • Jan 17, 2021
A pine siskin is treated for salmonella poisoning at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) hospital, in Merville. Photo by Gylaine Anderston.
The Men’s Room is about a group of middle-aged Norwegians who gather to drink beer, tell bad jokes and sing songs. Photo supplied

The Men’s Room featured at World Community Film Festival

Every Tuesday, 25 middle-aged Norwegian men take a break from their everyday…

  • Jan 15, 2021
The Men’s Room is about a group of middle-aged Norwegians who gather to drink beer, tell bad jokes and sing songs. Photo supplied
Michael Buble is an Order of B.C. recipient. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Nominations being accepted for B.C.’s highest honour

Nominations are being accepted for the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s…

  • Jan 15, 2021
Michael Buble is an Order of B.C. recipient. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Meaning of Home
Everyone Deserves a Smile
Black Creek Bread of Life Food Bank
Mt. Washington
Teachers, students and parents from Isfeld Secondary were among the hundreds of walkers who attended the 2020 Coldest Night of the Year Walk, which started and finished at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay. File photo

Comox Valley walkers nearing $20,000 mark

The Comox Valley has already raised $19,185 — 15 per cent of…

Teachers, students and parents from Isfeld Secondary were among the hundreds of walkers who attended the 2020 Coldest Night of the Year Walk, which started and finished at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay. File photo
Bob Joseph is a member of the Gwawa’enuxw Nation, Gayaxala (Thunderbird) clan, and is the founder and president of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island Regional Library hosts Q & A on Indian Act

Vancouver Island Regional Library is hosting a free online event with Indigenous…

  • Jan 14, 2021
Bob Joseph is a member of the Gwawa’enuxw Nation, Gayaxala (Thunderbird) clan, and is the founder and president of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. Photo supplied
Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He will be giving an online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration Sunday, Jan. 17. Photo supplied.
Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He will be giving an online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration Sunday, Jan. 17. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley Nature hosts online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration

Comox Valley Nature is hosting an online lecture by Jason Toft, entitled…

  • Jan 12, 2021
Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He will be giving an online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration Sunday, Jan. 17. Photo supplied.
Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He will be giving an online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration Sunday, Jan. 17. Photo supplied.
World Community is showing “I Am Greta” online Jan. 15-19. Photo supplied

World Community hosting Greta Thunberg biopic online

Submitted World Community’s Film Series continues Jan. 15–19 with an online screening…

  • Jan 12, 2021
World Community is showing “I Am Greta” online Jan. 15-19. Photo supplied
AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to Courtenay’s K9 Kind Dog Training & Behaviour Consulting, owned and operated by Carrie Lumsden. Photo supplied

Comox Valley dog trainer receives special BC SPCA accreditation

A Comox Valley dog trainer has been recognized for her outstanding work…

AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to Courtenay’s K9 Kind Dog Training & Behaviour Consulting, owned and operated by Carrie Lumsden. Photo supplied
The Just In Time choirs visited New Orleans in the winter of 2020. Photo illustration supplied.

Comox Valley choirs offering online music courses this winter

Just in Time choirs’ Zoom courses begin Jan. 20

  • Jan 11, 2021
The Just In Time choirs visited New Orleans in the winter of 2020. Photo illustration supplied.
The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

10,000 old Nanaimo-area garbage bins repurposed elsewhere on the Island

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be reused

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)
Alice Hopkins, a Comox student, was a runner-up in the 2020 student writing contest, earning $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North. Photo by Karen McKinnon

Comox Valley students can take part in latest Habitat for Humanity writing contest

Last year local student Alice Hopkins was a runner-up and won money for local project

Alice Hopkins, a Comox student, was a runner-up in the 2020 student writing contest, earning $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North. Photo by Karen McKinnon
Angela Anderson, centre, with Barry and Julie at the Sunday Station. Photo supplied

Food service now offered twice a month in Courtenay

Dec. 27 was one year to the day that the Sunday Station…

  • Jan 7, 2021
Angela Anderson, centre, with Barry and Julie at the Sunday Station. Photo supplied
Carolina Pannenbecker holds up a sign that says, ‘White silence = violence,” at an anti-racism protest in Alberta in May of 2020. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Black Press

Comox Valley organization offering anti-racism response training workshop

A Comox Valley organization is offering an online anti-racism response training workshop…

  • Jan 7, 2021
Carolina Pannenbecker holds up a sign that says, ‘White silence = violence,” at an anti-racism protest in Alberta in May of 2020. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Black Press
Generic "Sorry we are closed" sign. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Hornby Island school closed due to power outage

As a result of a power outage, Hornby Island Community School will…

  • Jan 6, 2021
Generic "Sorry we are closed" sign. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Comox Valley Community Foundation has announced more funding through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund. Stock image

Comox Valley Community Foundation announces $51,170 in grants for COVID-related projects

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) recently distributed an additional $51,170 in…

  • Jan 4, 2021
The Comox Valley Community Foundation has announced more funding through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund. Stock image
ElderCollege will continue its online format for the winter term. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Registration opens soon for Comox Valley’s ElderCollege winter term

The past year has been a struggle for all, including the adult…

  • Jan 4, 2021
ElderCollege will continue its online format for the winter term. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Every dinner was delivered in a specially designed Christmas bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley students decorate 600-plus meal bags for community dinner

Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner had to be delivered to people in need this year

Every dinner was delivered in a specially designed Christmas bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell