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I-Hos Gallery manager Ramona Johnson shows some of the paddles available at the retail outlet. Photo by Terry Farrell

I-Hos Gallery celebrates 25 years of promoting First Nation artwork

If there is an authority on the evolution of the I-Hos Gallery,…

School District 71 office. File photo

School district briefs: New secretary-treasurer in Comox Valley

School district joins with Village of Cumberland on child care application

  • Nov 18, 2020
Colin and Nadine Gray have built an energy-efficient house in Comox. Photo supplied

Comox family enjoys life in net-zero home

Colin Gray and his wife Nadine renovated their Comox house in an…

File photo of downtown Courtenay.

New online portal makes supporting Comox Valley businesses even easier

Support Local BC has created and launched an online portal so that…

  • Nov 8, 2020
File photo of downtown Courtenay.

Local governments working towards economic recovery in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District has released its “Rethink Comox Valley” plan,…

  • Nov 5, 2020
The Merville Organics booth was a popular stop at the Comox Valley Farmers' Market this year. Photo via Facebook

Merville Organics Growers’ Co-operative is disbanding

Individual farms will offer veggie box program in 2021

  • Nov 4, 2020
The Merville Organics booth was a popular stop at the Comox Valley Farmers' Market this year. Photo via Facebook
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of April 15th
Five things to watch for in Canadian business, the week of Oct 15th
Low-cost airline Swoop launches in Canada
Morneau: Feds would back new Trans Mountain investors
Jonathan Nolan, Michael Nolan, Hope Johnson and Willow the cutest dog hanging, out at the Kwa'lilas Hotel while they wait to be able to return home to Rivers Inlet. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Jonathan Nolan, Michael Nolan, Hope Johnson and Willow the cutest dog hanging, out at the Kwa'lilas Hotel while they wait to be able to return home to Rivers Inlet. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
The Nyoka Light Wand is a non-toxic, biodegradable glow stick. Photo supplied

Courtenay company wins national competition

Nyoka Design Labs has added another $5,000 in prize money to its…

The Nyoka Light Wand is a non-toxic, biodegradable glow stick. Photo supplied
Understanding which social media platforms to use for your marketing is key to business success. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Get social media working for you

Joe Smith Special to The Record Over the past six months and…

  • Oct 21, 2020
Understanding which social media platforms to use for your marketing is key to business success. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
File photo of downtown Courtenay.

Comox Valley Chamber CEO stresses ‘Buy Local’ concept

Dianne Hawkins Special to The Record Someone once said “You can’t buy…

  • Oct 19, 2020
File photo of downtown Courtenay.
Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Ocean potential takes the spotlight at the 2020 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s annual summit goes digital for 2020

Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Nyoka Light Wand was one of Synergy Foundation’s 2019 Incubator businesses.

Synergy Foundation seeks start-up businesses, entrepreneurs

Synergy Foundation is seeking sustainably-minded start-up businesses and entrepreneurs to join its…

  • Oct 9, 2020
The Nyoka Light Wand was one of Synergy Foundation’s 2019 Incubator businesses.
The Nyoka Light Wand is a non-toxic, biodegradable glow stick, powered with bioluminescence. Photo supplied

Courtenay company wins Startup Canada competition

Courtenay-based Nyoka Design Labs has won a $2,500 prize in a regional…

The Nyoka Light Wand is a non-toxic, biodegradable glow stick, powered with bioluminescence. Photo supplied
WestJet announces additional flights from Comox Valley Airport to Calgary, Edmonton

WestJet announces additional flights from Comox Valley Airport to Calgary, Edmonton

WestJet’s morning and evening service from the Comox Valley Airport to Calgary…

  • Oct 7, 2020
WestJet announces additional flights from Comox Valley Airport to Calgary, Edmonton
Rove Wandering Kitchen is pictured at Lewis Park, where it can be found on weekdays. Photo supplied

Comox Valley twin brothers open roving food truck

Forget your typical cheap, greasy fare — Rove Wandering Kitchen is a…

  • Oct 5, 2020
Rove Wandering Kitchen is pictured at Lewis Park, where it can be found on weekdays. Photo supplied
Sharon Anderson is the owner of Shar-On’s Ladies Wear & Accessories in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay clothing store continues to thrive 25 years later

Sharon Anderson continues to see some of the same customers she served…

Sharon Anderson is the owner of Shar-On’s Ladies Wear & Accessories in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
Candice Robillard (centre) and her Thursday evening class don their masks for a group photo. “We only wore masks to take the photo because we couldn’t maintain distance, but do not have to wear masks during class,” said Robillard. Photo supplied

Comox Valley dance classes billed as female empowerment tool

New business focuses on ‘promoting positive body image’

Candice Robillard (centre) and her Thursday evening class don their masks for a group photo. “We only wore masks to take the photo because we couldn’t maintain distance, but do not have to wear masks during class,” said Robillard. Photo supplied
IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Contingency planning

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Contingency planning

Joe Smith’s monthly business column

  • Sep 15, 2020
IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Contingency planning
A look at the exterior of the new passive house in Comox, built by Griffith Homes. Photo supplied.

Comox gets its first built-to-standard passive house

Submitted to The Record Griffith Homes has made its mark on sustainable…

  • Sep 9, 2020
A look at the exterior of the new passive house in Comox, built by Griffith Homes. Photo supplied.
Comox Valley organization advocates more home-based businesses

Comox Valley organization advocates more home-based businesses

The Comox Valley Home-Based Business Association has requested Courtenay council to consider…

Comox Valley organization advocates more home-based businesses