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Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
At 96 years old, Gertrude enjoys the comfort of her own home. Photo supplied

Property Sharing: a ‘win-win’ for elders and family

As I drive up Gertrude’s driveway, a long curved road through forest…

  • Nov 16, 2022
At 96 years old, Gertrude enjoys the comfort of her own home. Photo supplied
Dawn to Dawn recreational programming includes weekly bowling at Country Codes bowling alley in Courtenay. Photo supplied

Programming provides fun for folks served by Comox Valley non-profit

Recreational programs offer a sense of social inclusion

  • Nov 15, 2022
Dawn to Dawn recreational programming includes weekly bowling at Country Codes bowling alley in Courtenay. Photo supplied
The Asian ladybug, Harmonia axyridis, arricved in Canada in 1994. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

DUCHESS OF DIRT: With the colder weather, beware of bugs seeking comfort indoors

By Leslie Cox Special to the Record The clear weather for the…

  • Nov 14, 2022
The Asian ladybug, Harmonia axyridis, arricved in Canada in 1994. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
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Moonlight & Magic returns to Downtown Courtenay on Nov. 18. File photo

Downtown Courtenay festive season kicks off Nov. 18 with Moonlight and Magic

Head to downtown Courtenay on Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m. for Moonlight…

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Moonlight & Magic returns to Downtown Courtenay on Nov. 18. File photo
Nguyen Ngoc Bich showing coloured silk scarves. (Submitted photo)

Fiesta World Craft Bazaar returns to Courtenay’s Florence Filberg Centre

The Fiesta World Craft Bazaar returns to Courtenay for a 30th season.…

Nguyen Ngoc Bich showing coloured silk scarves. (Submitted photo)
The Comox Valley Schools Band and Choir Festival takes place Nov. 14-16. Photo courtesy SD 71

School District 71 Band and Choir Festival returning to Comox Valley

After a two-year hiatus, the Comox Valley Schools Band and Choir Festival…

The Comox Valley Schools Band and Choir Festival takes place Nov. 14-16. Photo courtesy SD 71
The museum is just outside of downtown Victoria with bus routes (Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum)

Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum offers salute to Canadian Forces history

The museum is open to the public, providing visitors a glimpse of military life

The museum is just outside of downtown Victoria with bus routes (Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum)
Alex Kennedy looks over a 2017 article about his wife’s cycling efforts. Photo supplied

Courtenay resident continues late wife’s charity work for Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors Canada provides a range of clinically facilitated mental health programs…

  • Nov 11, 2022
Alex Kennedy looks over a 2017 article about his wife’s cycling efforts. Photo supplied
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

Courtenay man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)

Former military members in Oak Bay reflect on remembrance

Carlton House veterans recall service, share value of Remembrance Day

Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
2023 Comox Valley Regional District dog licences are now available for purchase. Photo by Terry Farrell

2023 Comox Valley Regional District dog licences now available

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months…

  • Nov 10, 2022
2023 Comox Valley Regional District dog licences are now available for purchase. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Bell of Remembrance will be sounding at the HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial on Friday, Nov. 11.

Bells of Remembrance to emanate from the HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial

Bells will be ringing throughout the day, Nov. 11 at the HMCS…

The Bell of Remembrance will be sounding at the HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial on Friday, Nov. 11.
Victor Earl Ordano’s headstone at the Chemainus Cemetery. (Photo by Mike Russell)

No Stone Left Alone links family’s history to Penelakut

Close connection found from a friend in teacher’s research

  • Nov 10, 2022
Victor Earl Ordano’s headstone at the Chemainus Cemetery. (Photo by Mike Russell)
2021 Courtenay Remembrance Day Ceremony. Photo by Terry Farrell

Legions host Remembrance Day ceremonies in all three Comox Valley municipalities

Spearheaded by their respective Legions, all three Comox Valley municipalities are hosting…

  • Nov 10, 2022
2021 Courtenay Remembrance Day Ceremony. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Comox Valley elasmosaur is celebrating its 80,000,034th birthday. File photo

Courtenay Museum celebrating elasmosaur’s 80,000,034th birthday

What do you get an 80,000,034-year-old dinosaur for its birthday? Find out…

  • Nov 9, 2022
The Comox Valley elasmosaur is celebrating its 80,000,034th birthday. File photo
Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)

PODCAST.: B.C. chef Jade Berg gets creative on Disney’s ‘Chefs vs. Wild’

TODAY IN B.C.: Foraging in the woods on the Sunshine Coast to create a 5-star meal

Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)
The Glacier Grannies are celebrating 15 years of service. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley’s Glacier Grannies celebrate 15 years of empowering grandmothers in Africa

Submitted by Heather MacKenzie Special to the Record When the HIV and…

The Glacier Grannies are celebrating 15 years of service. Photo supplied.