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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
The Comox Valley Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Courtenay on Sunday, Dec. 4. Black Press file photo

Downtown Courtenay Christmas Parade taking place Sunday

The Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association (DCBIA), together with major community sponsors,…

  • Dec 2, 2022
The Comox Valley Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Courtenay on Sunday, Dec. 4. Black Press file photo
Pictured, from left - Leif Lefevre (Rookie of the Year 2022 ), Sacha Scott (I Made a Difference, 2022), Ryan Chittle (Firefighter of the Year 2022), Elie Dewulf (Firefighter of the Year, 2021), Andrew Pisano (Above and Beyond 2022) Elsa Gilroy (Above and Beyond 2021), Josh Tadeson (Rookie of the Year 2021 ) and Tammy Blair (Rookie of the Year 2022 ). Missing from the photo is Brent Craven (I Made a Difference, 2021), Nick Gilroy (Rookie of the Year, 2021)

Comox Fire Rescue celebrates 2022 award recipients

Comox Fire Rescue held its annual awards night on Saturday, Nov. 26.…

Pictured, from left - Leif Lefevre (Rookie of the Year 2022 ), Sacha Scott (I Made a Difference, 2022), Ryan Chittle (Firefighter of the Year 2022), Elie Dewulf (Firefighter of the Year, 2021), Andrew Pisano (Above and Beyond 2022) Elsa Gilroy (Above and Beyond 2021), Josh Tadeson (Rookie of the Year 2021 ) and Tammy Blair (Rookie of the Year 2022 ). Missing from the photo is Brent Craven (I Made a Difference, 2021), Nick Gilroy (Rookie of the Year, 2021)

Montreal Massacre memorial service in Courtenay

Dec. 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

  • Dec 4, 2022
The Courtenay Rotary Book Sale is taking place in the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox Dec. 3-4, with thousands of titles in every genre imaginable. (File photo)

Courtenay Rotary Book Sale taking place all weekend at former St. Joe’s Hospital

The Dec. 3-4 weekend is one Comox Valley bookworms look forward to…

  • Dec 2, 2022
The Courtenay Rotary Book Sale is taking place in the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox Dec. 3-4, with thousands of titles in every genre imaginable. (File photo)
Stink bugs have reached the Comox Valley. Photo by Vanessa

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Brown marmorated stink bugs have reached the Comox Valley – now what?

By Leslie Cox Special to the Record Thanks to all the wonderful…

  • Nov 30, 2022
Stink bugs have reached the Comox Valley. Photo by Vanessa
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The Glacier View Lodge Christmas tree can be seen from far and wide. Photo supplied.

Glacier View Lodge Christmas lights set to illuminate Comox Valley skyline

Glacier View Lodge will illuminate a tower of lights on Dec. 1,…

  • Nov 30, 2022
The Glacier View Lodge Christmas tree can be seen from far and wide. Photo supplied.
Santa’s Barn at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens awaits the arrival of the Jolly Old Man himself. Photo submitted

Woodland Gardens’ annual Christmas season festivities kick off Dec. 1

A visit to Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens during the festive season has…

Santa’s Barn at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens awaits the arrival of the Jolly Old Man himself. Photo submitted
The Teddy Bear Baskets raise funds for local non-profit organizations. Photo supplied

Christmas at Crown Isle returns on Dec. 1

The annual event features a Gingerbread Village & Teddy Bear Basket Auction for local non-profits

The Teddy Bear Baskets raise funds for local non-profit organizations. Photo supplied
Courtenay City Hall. File photo

Courtenay council meetings moving to Wednesdays in 2023

After decades of Monday council meetings, starting in 2023 Courtenay council will…

  • Nov 24, 2022
Courtenay City Hall. File photo
The grand prize in the YANA Christmas Cracker fundraiser is this amazing diamond ring valued at over $5,600. Photo supplied
The grand prize in the YANA Christmas Cracker fundraiser is this amazing diamond ring valued at over $5,600. Photo supplied