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Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert in June 2019 teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Spanish Embassy and some Nuu-chah-nulth partners to undertake an historical expedition of Vancouver’s northwest coast. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island scientist gets national honour for coastal exploration

Royal Canadian Geographical Society honours Jacqueline Windh with medal

Get Fit in 30 Comox helps out the community. During our 2021 Comox Valley Food Drive held Nov. 15-31 we collected 1,5374 pounds of non-perishable food and cash donations. Many, many thanks to all who donated. Our goal was to increase our total from 2020 which was 1480 pounds.

Comox Valley gives back

The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make…

  • Jan 15, 2022
File photo of Seal Bay Park

Comox Valley Regional District invites people to enjoy parks

The Comox Valley Regional District is excited to announce opportunities for residents…

An Extreme Weather Warming Centre originally opened at the CVRD Civic Room before switching to Salvation Army Cornerstone and then to the Salvation Army Church. File photo

Comox Valley Emergency Program thanks community for support

Warming Centre hosted 370 visitors from Dec. 26 until Jan. 12

An Extreme Weather Warming Centre originally opened at the CVRD Civic Room before switching to Salvation Army Cornerstone and then to the Salvation Army Church. File photo
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
School District 71 is offering a dual credit academics information session on Wednesday, Jan. 26, via Zoom to help guide Grade 11 students and parents through the upcoming final year of high school. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

School District 71 offering information night on dual credit academics

School District 71 is offering a Dual Credit Academics Parent Night information…

  • Jan 13, 2022
School District 71 is offering a dual credit academics information session on Wednesday, Jan. 26, via Zoom to help guide Grade 11 students and parents through the upcoming final year of high school. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Denman Island Climate Action Network members Cypress Smith (left) & Theresa Clinton with their “Action Alert” poster. Photo via Shannon Kay, Sweet Sea Photography

Denman Island climate group calling for action on fossil fuels

The Denman Island Climate Action Network (DICAN) closely followed the recent international…

Denman Island Climate Action Network members Cypress Smith (left) & Theresa Clinton with their “Action Alert” poster. Photo via Shannon Kay, Sweet Sea Photography
St. John the Divine Anglican Church opened a Blessings Boutique, Monday in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay church opens Blessings Boutique

Following the lead of its sister parish in Comox, St. John the…

St. John the Divine Anglican Church opened a Blessings Boutique, Monday in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
Jan Kotyk is joined by son Asher during his 12 Hours of Stairs fundraiser at Goose Spit. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox stair climb exceeds fundraising target

Jan Kotyk watched the sun rise from the stairs at Goose Spit,…

Jan Kotyk is joined by son Asher during his 12 Hours of Stairs fundraiser at Goose Spit. Scott Stanfield photo
Members of Comox Fire Rescue unload a Christmas tree during the annual Christmas Tree drop-off the department holds to raise donations. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Christmas tree drop-off continues Sunday

Local firefighters accept trees, donations through day

  • Jan 9, 2022
Members of Comox Fire Rescue unload a Christmas tree during the annual Christmas Tree drop-off the department holds to raise donations. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A toy is laid under the tree at Comox Valley Dodge in support of the car dealership’s Christmas On Us campaign. The annual toy drive brought Christmas gifts to 221 kids this year. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Dodge toy drive brightens Christmas for 221 kids

Comox Valley Dodge general manager Carson Grant expected a large response for…

A toy is laid under the tree at Comox Valley Dodge in support of the car dealership’s Christmas On Us campaign. The annual toy drive brought Christmas gifts to 221 kids this year. Photo supplied
This 1,983 sq. ft. home in Crown Isle Golf Community is part of a $2.7 million grand prize package option in the 2022 Choices Lottery. Photo supplied

2022 Choices Lottery features Courtenay grand prize option

$2.7 Million prize package includes home in Crown Isle

  • Jan 7, 2022
This 1,983 sq. ft. home in Crown Isle Golf Community is part of a $2.7 million grand prize package option in the 2022 Choices Lottery. Photo supplied
This was the scene Thursday afternoon at the corner of 4th and Duncan in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley hit with heavy overnight snowfall

Schools were closed Thursday in the Comox Valley, which was hit with…

  • Jan 6, 2022
This was the scene Thursday afternoon at the corner of 4th and Duncan in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
Montessori students in the classroom. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley Montessori program open houses upcoming

The classroom hums like a sushi restaurant. Everyone knows where to be…

Montessori students in the classroom. Black Press file photo
Jarod Tyler McCormick is the Comox Valley’s first baby of 2022. He was born at 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 1. Photos supplied.

Comox Valley’s first baby of 2022 arrived 20 minutes into the new year

It didn’t take long for the Comox Valley’s first baby of 2022…

Jarod Tyler McCormick is the Comox Valley’s first baby of 2022. He was born at 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 1. Photos supplied.
The Comox Valley Community Foundation has provided funding to 18 community programs through the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program. Stock image

18 local projects get funding through Comox Valley Community Foundation NSG program

The Comox Valley Community Foundation has supported 18 local projects through the…

The Comox Valley Community Foundation has provided funding to 18 community programs through the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program. Stock image
Emaciated swans recovering at MARS. The adult instinctively positions itself between any human entering the pen and the two sub-adults and is very protective even though neither is its chick. Jo Stiles photo

Swans struggling with unseasonably cold weather on Vancouver Island

Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press If you spotted some “swans…

Emaciated swans recovering at MARS. The adult instinctively positions itself between any human entering the pen and the two sub-adults and is very protective even though neither is its chick. Jo Stiles photo
Danny Ramadan is a featured guest speaker at the 2022 North Island Writers Conference. Photo submitted

North Island Writers Conference returns in virtual format for 2022

The 2022 North Island Writers Conference features a roster of high-profile writers,…

Danny Ramadan is a featured guest speaker at the 2022 North Island Writers Conference. Photo submitted
A female hummingbird at the feeder at the Cox house. Leslie Cox photo

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Looking back and looking ahead

Leslie Cox Special to the Record End of another year and a…

A female hummingbird at the feeder at the Cox house. Leslie Cox photo