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Partying with the locals at Oistins in Barbados

Partying with the locals at Oistins in Barbados

OISTINS, Barbados — The fish are frying, the local Banks beer is flowing and an early Saturday-night crowd at Oistins’ fish-market-cum-street-party is clapping enthusiastically.

Sorry really not the hardest word

I think it’s safe to say death isn’t easy to deal with at any age.

Something fishy about B&E

Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues.

How you can cope with a bad case of the blahs

Q: I am not sure if this is something that you can help with or not. It is not really a big problem in the grand scheme of things; however, it continues to nag me and I am starting to wonder if things could be different.

Time to sign up for boat sessions

Cape Lazo Power and Sail Squadron’s spring class will start Jan. 11.

Christmas tree disposal set

Those looking to recycle their Christmas trees can do so at the firehalls in Comox and Courtenay next weekend (Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and Jan. 9) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cumberland firehall will also accept trees between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9.

Protect privacy and environment when disposing of electronic gear

Over the holidays, many people get new electronic gear. But did you know that the B.C. government can help you get rid of your old gadgets, while keeping your private information safe at the same time?

Salt on parkway not the cause of flat tires

A number of Mount Washington-bound vehicles have been towed from the Strathcona Parkway due to flat tires, some of which have been punctured by sharp rocks.

Help for chronic pain

Do you know what you should do to help manage chronic health challenges, but just can’t seem to do it?
Resolve to make your garden greener in 2011

Resolve to make your garden greener in 2011

It’s resolution time with a new year just around the corner.