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In 2021, Laura Johnson , a Métis faculty member (left, seen with Diana Segura-Sojo), established a new partnership with Tecnológico de Costa Rica for a student virtual exchange. Photo supplied

North Island College launches innovative global learning plan

North Island College (NIC) is reimagining international education, with the launch of…

In 2021, Laura Johnson , a Métis faculty member (left, seen with Diana Segura-Sojo), established a new partnership with Tecnológico de Costa Rica for a student virtual exchange. Photo supplied
The Rotary Club of Comox Valley (CVRC) has launched its third everyone Eats Raffle, and this year it concludes with a gala dinner and dance. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Rotary Club of Comox Valley (CVRC) has launched its third everyone Eats Raffle, and this year it concludes with a gala dinner and dance. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Baynes Sound Lions Wheelbarrow Walk will take place Sunday, as participants walk a 32-kilometre route the Old Island Highway from Fanny Bay to the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. The annual walk raises money for the Comox Valley Child Development Association. Submitted photo
The Baynes Sound Lions Wheelbarrow Walk will take place Sunday, as participants walk a 32-kilometre route the Old Island Highway from Fanny Bay to the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. The annual walk raises money for the Comox Valley Child Development Association. Submitted photo
Treaty negotiations for the K'ómoks First Nation began in 1994. File photo

K’ómoks Treaty passes another milestone

For thousands of years K’ómoks ancestors harvested, preserved and stored rich food…

Treaty negotiations for the K'ómoks First Nation began in 1994. File photo
A van is loaded for delivery of Christmas dinners at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell

Courtenay’s Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner seeking additional sponsors

Annual Courtenay event served more than 700 Christmas dinners in 2021

A van is loaded for delivery of Christmas dinners at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
School District 71 office. File photo

School District 71 offering $2,000 reward for information regarding vandalism to properties

Comox Valley Schools is offering a reward of $2,000 for information regarding…

School District 71 office. File photo
The 2022 Local Hero Award honourees have been amnnounced.

2022 Comox Valley Local Hero Awards honour the best of the community

The Comox Valley community came together on Oct. 20 at the Comox…

  • Nov 4, 2022
The 2022 Local Hero Award honourees have been amnnounced.
The grand prize in the Kus-kus-sum raffle is a kiln cast, glass coho salmon sculpture elegantly placed among metal eelgrass and driftwood, created by Christopher Smith of Glaskrafter Art Glass. Retails at $4,750.

Raffle to raise funds for Kus-kus-sum project in Courtenay

Project Watershed is hosting a raffle to raise funds for the Kus-kus-sum…

  • Nov 3, 2022
The grand prize in the Kus-kus-sum raffle is a kiln cast, glass coho salmon sculpture elegantly placed among metal eelgrass and driftwood, created by Christopher Smith of Glaskrafter Art Glass. Retails at $4,750.
The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied

Accessible travel guides launched for the Vancouver Island region

The Vancouver Island Region now has a series of accessible travel guides…

The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied
The annual Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon always ends with a rousing “thank you” and the song “Do it for the kids!” Photo by Don Tait

Countdown begins for 2022 Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon

This year’s event will help raise funds for new therapy building

The annual Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon always ends with a rousing “thank you” and the song “Do it for the kids!” Photo by Don Tait
Nitesh Chaudhary has been selected as the 2022 Community Volunteer Local Hero. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Local Hero – Community Volunteer: Nitesh Chaudhary

One effective way to immerse oneself into a new community is through…

  • Nov 2, 2022
Nitesh Chaudhary has been selected as the 2022 Community Volunteer Local Hero. Photo supplied
Rebecca Nicol has been named the Comox Valley’s Diversity and Inclusion Local Hero for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Diversity and Inclusion: Rebecca Nicol

Rebecca Nicol (she/her) is a well-known ally to the LGBTQ2S community in…

  • Nov 2, 2022
Rebecca Nicol has been named the Comox Valley’s Diversity and Inclusion Local Hero for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam
Heather Ney has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Hero of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam.

Comox Valley Local Hero – Hero of the Year: Heather Ney

Heather Ney’s leadership has made a huge difference in the lives of…

Heather Ney has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Hero of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam.
Ross Eddy has been selected as the Comox Valley Local Hero - Seniors Champion for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Seniors Champion: Ross Eddy

Ross Eddy has spent more than eight years driving 10 to 12…

Ross Eddy has been selected as the Comox Valley Local Hero - Seniors Champion for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam
Heather Ney has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Community Builder. Photo by Ali Roddam.

Comox Valley Local Hero – Community Builder: Heather Ney

For 17 years, Heather Ney has worked tirelessly as executive director of…

Heather Ney has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Community Builder. Photo by Ali Roddam.
Larry Street is the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero Coach Award. Photo by Ali Roddam.

Comox Valley Local Hero – Coach: Larry Street

For 27 years, Larry Street has coached basketball at Vanier Secondary, where…

Larry Street is the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero Coach Award. Photo by Ali Roddam.
Payge Doty-Brown has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Youth Volunteer. PHOTO BY ALI RODDAM

Comox Valley Local Hero – Youth Volunteer: Payge Doty-Brown

Payge Doty-Brown, 14, a Grade 10 student at Isfeld Secondary, comes from…

Payge Doty-Brown has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Youth Volunteer. PHOTO BY ALI RODDAM
Jim Palmer is the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Environmental Leadership Award. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Environmental Leadership: Jim Palmer

For years, Jim Palmer has worked to protect the local watershed, specifically…

Jim Palmer is the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Environmental Leadership Award. Photo by Ali Roddam
Marie Irving is the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Educator Award winner. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Educator: Marie Irving

Marie Irving faces different challenges than most teachers. With Marie and some…

Marie Irving is the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Educator Award winner. Photo by Ali Roddam
Wendy Nixon Stothert’s commitment to the Comox Valley makes her an easy choice as the Local Heroes Arts Ambassador for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Arts Ambassador: Wendy Nixon Stothert

More often than not, when a local choir performs, Wendy Nixon Stothert…

  • Nov 2, 2022
Wendy Nixon Stothert’s commitment to the Comox Valley makes her an easy choice as the Local Heroes Arts Ambassador for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam