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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
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.
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
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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
EDAS gift envelopes from 2020. Image, EDAS video

Everyone Deserves a Smile exceeds expectations in Comox Valley and beyond

Campaign to provide homeless people with care packages over holidays marked its 17th year

EDAS gift envelopes from 2020. Image, EDAS video
Carrots are a popular winter harvest vegetable. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Winter gardening discussed at first Comox Valley Horticultural Society meeting of 2021

The Comox Valley Horticultural Society welcomes Arzeena Hamir as the guest speaker…

  • Jan 3, 2021
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Rick Kellow, with his trusty walking stick, will be walking 90 kms in 90 days to mark his 90th birthday and raise funds for YANA. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay man to walk ‘90 in 90’ for YANA to mark his 90th birthday

While Rick Kellow walks regularly, this is his first time on a fundraising walk

Rick Kellow, with his trusty walking stick, will be walking 90 kms in 90 days to mark his 90th birthday and raise funds for YANA. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Monolith appears in Courtenay yard

Item showed up on Wikipedia list for a little while

The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo

Comox Valley Christmas Light Trucks raises more than $20,000

Campaign collected funds instead for food bank on almost nightly trips

The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo
The Christmas tree drop-off is happening this weekend. Record file photo

Christmas tree drop-off in Comox Valley set for Jan. 2 and 3

Courtenay, Comox firefighters will again be running program by donation

  • Jan 1, 2021
The Christmas tree drop-off is happening this weekend. Record file photo
Madyson Grant, 8, and Charleigh Grant, 5, help deliver a couple of the toys from this year’s Comox Valley Dodge Toy Drive. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Dodge toy drive brings in big haul for kids

In second year, business got more than three times the toy donations

Madyson Grant, 8, and Charleigh Grant, 5, help deliver a couple of the toys from this year’s Comox Valley Dodge Toy Drive. Photo supplied
You have two options when it comes to officially opening a new facility – cut a ribbon or cut a cake. A cake cutting was chosen to officially open North Island College’s Campbell River campus expansion so (from left), college president John Bowman, North Island MLA Claire Trevena and NIC Board of Governors chair Jane Murphy had the honour of cutting the cake. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

North Island College reflects on 2020

Submitted From the highs of opening the expanded Campbell River campus to…

  • Dec 31, 2020
You have two options when it comes to officially opening a new facility – cut a ribbon or cut a cake. A cake cutting was chosen to officially open North Island College’s Campbell River campus expansion so (from left), college president John Bowman, North Island MLA Claire Trevena and NIC Board of Governors chair Jane Murphy had the honour of cutting the cake. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror