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A seal gave birth to a pup on a dock at the Comox Marina Aug. 1. Screenshot

VIDEO: Seal gives birth at Comox Marina

Marc Lepine came across a sight he never expected while out for…

The Coxes’ tomato harvest has been vastly impacted by this summer’s heat. Photo by Leslie Cox

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Gardens suffering through a summer like no other

Leslie Cox Special to The Record Dry. Very dry. In July, not…

The goal of the PLEC (Play, Learn, Experience & Connect) Program is to offer rural families living in the north end of the Comox Valley with early years’ children opportunities to participate in fun and engaging activities closer to home and to make social connections within their rural area. Photo supplied

New Early Years Program to begin in the fall for rural Comox Valley families

Free weekly drop-in program at 2 locations beginning in September

Area A director Daniel Arbour and Fanny Bay community members celebrate the event. Photo supplied

There’s a new place to play in Fanny Bay

Comox Valley Regional District, community open new playground in community

Area A director Daniel Arbour and Fanny Bay community members celebrate the event. Photo supplied
The Rotary Water Park at Lewis Park in Courtenay will extend its hours over the August long weekend. Photo by Terry Farrell

City of Courtenay, CVRD offer cooling stations to battle heatwave

The City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley Regional District are offering…

  • Jul 29, 2021
The Rotary Water Park at Lewis Park in Courtenay will extend its hours over the August long weekend. Photo by Terry Farrell
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
People are at risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration during the latest heat wave. (File photo)

Comox Valley Salvation Army offering relief to community’s vulnerable during heatwave

In response to the recent heat warning, the Comox Valley Salvation Army…

  • Jul 29, 2021
People are at risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration during the latest heat wave. (File photo)
The Comox splash park is always a popular place on a sunny summer day. Photo by Terry Farrell

Town of Comox offering various cooling options as heatwave hits the Island

With the latest weather advisories being issued today, regarding another intense heatwave…

  • Jul 28, 2021
The Comox splash park is always a popular place on a sunny summer day. Photo by Terry Farrell
Practical nursing student Desmond Rutherford learns about the proper care and assessment of an IV with a patient simulator in NIC’s Practical Nursing labs. Photo supplied

North Island College launches Access to Practical Nursing program

North Island College is introducing a new program to help health care…

Practical nursing student Desmond Rutherford learns about the proper care and assessment of an IV with a patient simulator in NIC’s Practical Nursing labs. Photo supplied
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. Photo supplied

Comox Valley man wins a $1-million Maxmillions prize

A Courtenay man is a million dollars richer, after buying a lottery…

  • Jul 27, 2021
Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. Photo supplied
Last year, 23 workers were injured in B.C. because of being hit by a motor vehicle. Photo supplied

Busier roads put roadside workers at greater risk in Comox Valley

Cone Zone campaign brings awareness to the dangers faced by roadside workers

Last year, 23 workers were injured in B.C. because of being hit by a motor vehicle. Photo supplied
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Merville Garlic Fest is ramping up for its tenth season. Photo supplied
Merville Garlic Fest is ramping up for its tenth season. Photo supplied
North Island College early childhood care and education certificate student Kelsey Kryzanowski at the Beaufort Children’s Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Photo supplied

North Island College offers early childhood care and education certificate

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate students are preparing…

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate student Kelsey Kryzanowski at the Beaufort Children’s Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Photo supplied
Ali and Blake Usher are grateful for all the support YANA has given their family since Blake’s birth, and will be participating in this year’s Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of giving back to the charity. Photo supplied

Usher family participates in Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of saying ‘thanks’

Andrea Postal Special to The Record Team McQueen is decked out and…

Ali and Blake Usher are grateful for all the support YANA has given their family since Blake’s birth, and will be participating in this year’s Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of giving back to the charity. Photo supplied
The swan seeks shelter. Its left leg is exposed awkwardly. Photo by Ella Smiley.

Comox Valley’s community swan back in rehab

The wild swan that has endeared itself to an entire community is…

The swan seeks shelter. Its left leg is exposed awkwardly. Photo by Ella Smiley.
There are still seats open for NIC Youth Academy summer camps. Including fun, engaging activities in the field of STEM, outdoor exploration, French language and much more. Photo supplied
There are still seats open for NIC Youth Academy summer camps. Including fun, engaging activities in the field of STEM, outdoor exploration, French language and much more. Photo supplied
July 15-21 is Canadian Flowers week and some local florists celebrated the occasion by dressing up the courtyard next to Blue Spruce Ice Cream on 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Photo by Katie Rogers

PHOTOS: Comox Valley florists celebrate Canadian Flowers Week

July 15-21 is Canadian Flowers week and some local florists celebrated the…

July 15-21 is Canadian Flowers week and some local florists celebrated the occasion by dressing up the courtyard next to Blue Spruce Ice Cream on 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Photo by Katie Rogers
Cyclists of all ages take part in the Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride every year. Photo supplied

Re-imagined Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride offers flexibility

The 2021 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride is just around the corner,…

Cyclists of all ages take part in the Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride every year. Photo supplied