Rick Grinham planned to step down as chair

Every Friday, we feature Comox Valley history taken from back issues of the Comox Valley Record.

COMOX AVENUE IN 1929 included the edge of the porch of the Lorne Hotel (right

COMOX AVENUE IN 1929 included the edge of the porch of the Lorne Hotel (right

Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:

Rick Grinham announced he would step down as School District 71 chair when his term concludes at the end of November.

“This decision is one that I feel is important to support shared leadership as a corporate board,” he said in a statement.

Trustees were to choose a new chair for Dec. 1.

Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:

Services were held for two men who died at sea when a Comox fishing vessel sank in a storm off the north tip of the Island.

The bodies of Capt. George Newson and Jan VandenDries were recovered after the 14-metre Kella-Lee went down late-October. Two other men aboard the vessel were rescued.

Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:

Fire destroyed a small home on Eagles Drive. The lone occupant of the wood-frame structure escaped without injury and contacted the fire department.

Firefighters arrived with two pumper trucks and a tanker but the house was engulfed in flames by the time they arrived. They doused the flames and prevented the fire from spreading. It likely started in a woodstove or chimney.

Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:

The 16th annual Child Development Centre Telethon raised upwards of $60,000 at the Sid Williams Theatre. The eight-hour event far surpassed previous efforts. The previous year garnered $43,000.

“Fantastic,” CDC administrator Glenda Lake said.

“Just incredible,” echoed MC Peter Robinson, who had been involved in every telethon since 1975.

Twenty five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:

There were 32 candidates vying for 16 positions in upcoming municipal elections. Comox and Courtenay each had seven people going after three alderman seats. Cumberland had five candidates vying for two seats.

Incumbent mayor Bill Moncrief was unopposed in Cumberland.

 

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