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Justin Federici has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Courage and Bravery Award. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Local Hero – Courage and Bravery: Justin Federici

Justin Federici believes it’s everyone’s job to contribute something to the world.…

Justin Federici has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Courage and Bravery Award. Photo supplied
Kelly Ferguson has been named the Comox Valley Local Hero Animal Ambassador for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Animal Ambassador: Kelly Ferguson

Kelly Ferguson’s best and most rewarding days are spent helping those who…

Kelly Ferguson has been named the Comox Valley Local Hero Animal Ambassador for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam
Doug Chinnery was named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Emergency Services Award winner. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Local Hero – Emergency Services: Doug Chinnery

Doug Chinnery will literally give you the shirt off of his back.…

Doug Chinnery was named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Emergency Services Award winner. Photo supplied
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Betty Tate has been named the Comox Valley Local Hero - Unsung Hero Award winner. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Unsung Hero: Betty Tate

Betty Tate envisions a community that supports the roles and importance of…

Betty Tate has been named the Comox Valley Local Hero - Unsung Hero Award winner. Photo by Ali Roddam
Santa's Workshop “elf” Alan offers his expertise working on electric toys. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley Santa’s Workshop opening for the 2022 season

After an almost seven-week search, a location for the 2022 Santa’s Workshop…

  • Nov 2, 2022
Santa's Workshop “elf” Alan offers his expertise working on electric toys. Photo by Terry Farrell
School District 71 office. File photo
School District 71 office. File photo
St. Peter’s Church in Comox is hosting its annual silent auction fundraiser. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Comox church’s annual silent auction runs through the month of November

Start your Christmas shopping early by visiting the St. Peter’s Church Annual…

St. Peter’s Church in Comox is hosting its annual silent auction fundraiser. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The allium is an example of flowers needing vernalization: a period of exposure to cold, even freezing weather to jump-start the germination process. Photo by Leslie Cox

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Class is always in session in a garden

LESLIE COX Special to the Record Imagine my surprise when I received…

  • Nov 1, 2022
The allium is an example of flowers needing vernalization: a period of exposure to cold, even freezing weather to jump-start the germination process. Photo by Leslie Cox
Avis O’Brien is a Haida/Kwakwaka’wakw artist and land-based cultural empowerment facilitator. Photo supplied

Community land-based healing workshops offered in Cumberland

Please join N’alaga/Ḵ’áw kuuna (Avis O’Brien) for a community, land-based healing workshop,…

  • Nov 1, 2022
Avis O’Brien is a Haida/Kwakwaka’wakw artist and land-based cultural empowerment facilitator. Photo supplied
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Comox Branch 160 presented the first poppy of the 2022 Poppy Campaign to Mayor-Elect Nicole Minions on Thursday, Oct. 27. The presentation was held at the Comox branch.

Comox mayor receives first poppy of 2022 Legion Poppy Campaign

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Comox Branch 160 presented the first…

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Comox Branch 160 presented the first poppy of the 2022 Poppy Campaign to Mayor-Elect Nicole Minions on Thursday, Oct. 27. The presentation was held at the Comox branch.
The St. Andrew’s Cemetery clean-up is an annual event in preparation for Remembrance Day services. It is a rain-or-shine event. Photo supplied.

St Andrew’s Cemetery fall clean-up takes place Nov. 5

In preparation for Remembrance Day, everyone in the community is invited to…

  • Nov 1, 2022
The St. Andrew’s Cemetery clean-up is an annual event in preparation for Remembrance Day services. It is a rain-or-shine event. Photo supplied.
Downtown Courtenay came alive Monday afternoon with young trick or treaters for the annual Courtenay Halloween Parade and Party. Scott Stanfield photo

Halloween fun geared for young trick or treaters

By 3 p.m. on Halloween Monday, downtown Courtenay was alive with young…

  • Nov 1, 2022
Downtown Courtenay came alive Monday afternoon with young trick or treaters for the annual Courtenay Halloween Parade and Party. Scott Stanfield photo
The after-school hours can be difficult for the thousands of kids younger than age 12 who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need. Photo courtesy United Way

United Way BC helps families thrive through after-school programming

Imagine you’re 6 years old. Grade one! You love your teacher and…

  • Oct 31, 2022
The after-school hours can be difficult for the thousands of kids younger than age 12 who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need. Photo courtesy United Way
See if this free training program at Discovery Community College is the right fit for you. Stock photo

Start a rewarding career in your community: Free dual-certificate program begins in November

Personal Support and Mental Health Worker program starts Nov. 28 for Central, North Island residents

  • Oct 31, 2022
See if this free training program at Discovery Community College is the right fit for you. Stock photo
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
The 2023 Comox Valley Conservation Partnership calendars are now available in locations throughout the Comox Valley.

2023 Comox Valley Conservation Partnership calendars on sale now

The 2023 Comox Valley Conservation Partnership calendars are on sale at retail…

The 2023 Comox Valley Conservation Partnership calendars are now available in locations throughout the Comox Valley.
Members of Courtenay council and the Courtenay Legion raised the Poppy Flag, Friday at City Hall. Scott Stanfield photo

Poppy Flag raised at Courtenay City Hall

Members of Courtenay council and the Courtenay Legion raised the Poppy Flag,…

  • Oct 28, 2022
Members of Courtenay council and the Courtenay Legion raised the Poppy Flag, Friday at City Hall. Scott Stanfield photo
This map outlines the conveyance route. Via CVRD

Comox Valley Regional District hosting series of Sewer Conveyance Project open houses

The Comox Valley will see significant sewer system upgrades along some of…

This map outlines the conveyance route. Via CVRD
Community Living BC has recognized former Courtenay resident Michael McLellan for his efforts to build more inclusive communities and leadership opportunities for people with disabilities. Photo supplied

Former Courtenay resident recognized for work to build inclusion

Michael McLellan, a long-time Courtenay resident now living in Nanaimo, has been…

  • Oct 27, 2022
Community Living BC has recognized former Courtenay resident Michael McLellan for his efforts to build more inclusive communities and leadership opportunities for people with disabilities. Photo supplied