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CSWM is planning to increase the space for loading bays at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo

CSWM plans increase to number of Comox Valley landfill bays

The expansion prompted in part by COVID-19 spacing requirements

Cumberland is demanding a major clean-up at a Derwent Avenue property. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland orders massive clean-up at downtown house

Uninsured vehicles, illegal structures have been subject of multiple complaints

Work on the first phase of renovations at the Village of Cumberland office is nearing completion. Record file photo

Cumberland office close to re-opening after reno

First phase with COVID measures should be done this month

Black Press media file

Port McNeill driver tells police he thought the pandemic meant no breathalyzers

Suspect facing criminal charges after breathalyzer readings in excess of 3.5 times the legal limit

Black Press media file
Cumberland has long gone its own way when it comes to parks. Record file photo

Cumberland hesitant about regional park service

Community was left out of area park plan back fifty years ago

Cumberland has long gone its own way when it comes to parks. Record file photo
Internet connections can be sketchy in communities such as Hornby Island. Photo courtesy Mountain Bike BC

Hornby/Denman group lobbies for high-speed internet infrastructure

A working group has appealed to rural directors to help bring high-speed…

Internet connections can be sketchy in communities such as Hornby Island. Photo courtesy Mountain Bike BC
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The Comox Valley Regional District board approved a 3,000-hour transit service expansion to address impacts of 5th Street Bridge rehab work. File photo

Transit service to expand during Courtenay bridge rehabilitation

The Comox Valley Regional District board approved a 3,000-hour transit service expansion…

The Comox Valley Regional District board approved a 3,000-hour transit service expansion to address impacts of 5th Street Bridge rehab work. File photo
Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. file photo, Pacific Wild

Some want quota cuts to herring fishery around Baynes Sound

Fish stock last year was larger than DFO forecast, industry proponents say

Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. file photo, Pacific Wild
Island Health’s COVID-19 testing site for the Comox Valley is located at inspection bays at the ICBC Claim Centre at 505 Crowne Isle Blvd. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health’s COVID-19 testing site for the Comox Valley is located at inspection bays at the ICBC Claim Centre at 505 Crowne Isle Blvd. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Comox Valley Sports Centre is about 45 years old. File photo

Grant opportunity available for Comox Valley Sports Centre upgrades

Area A director Daniel Arbour was acclaimed chair of the Comox Valley…

The Comox Valley Sports Centre is about 45 years old. File photo
Untreated gypsy moth populations can cause significant damage to forests, farms, orchards and urban trees. File photo

Aerial spray planned in Courtenay to eradicate gypsy moth

The B.C. Forest Ministry is planning an aerial spray treatment this spring…

Untreated gypsy moth populations can cause significant damage to forests, farms, orchards and urban trees. File photo
An application to expand the Whistle Stop pub has moved one step closer to happening. The owner wants to increase the seating capacity, expand the outdoor patio, and add a new liquor store and condominiums. File photo

Courtenay council grants third reading to pub/condo proposal

At the Jan. 11 meeting, Courtenay council approved third reading for a…

An application to expand the Whistle Stop pub has moved one step closer to happening. The owner wants to increase the seating capacity, expand the outdoor patio, and add a new liquor store and condominiums. File photo
School District 71 and Island Health have reported a second COVID-19 exposure in a local school. File photo

Second COVID-19 exposure in Comox Valley school community

Latest case at Miracle Beach was linked to bus route, not school itself

School District 71 and Island Health have reported a second COVID-19 exposure in a local school. File photo
Some of the stolen statues. Supplied photos

Gargoyles stolen from Fanny Bay

RCMP Briefs: Driver’s excuse at road check doesn’t sound quite right

  • Jan 12, 2021
Some of the stolen statues. Supplied photos
Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan announced in December that salmon farms in the Discovery Islands would be closed within 18 months. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)

North Island politicians request economic development summit

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney and North Island MLA Michele Babchuk…

  • Jan 12, 2021
Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan announced in December that salmon farms in the Discovery Islands would be closed within 18 months. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)
A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from CFB Comox is taking part in the search for a missing kayaker near Sooke. (File - Black Press Media)

Air search for missing Langford kayaker called off

Ground search continues; kayaker set off near Sooke at noon Sunday

A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from CFB Comox is taking part in the search for a missing kayaker near Sooke. (File - Black Press Media)
Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Sgt. Bill Webb (ret’d) is pictured with Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, left, and his service dog, Jessie. Photo supplied

Comox Valley retired sergeant advocates for homeless veterans

A Royal Canadian Legion program — Operation Leave The Streets Behind —…

Sgt. Bill Webb (ret’d) is pictured with Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, left, and his service dog, Jessie. Photo supplied
The Courtenay Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion received $11,556 from the federal government to help cope with pandemic challenges. The money will help pay for operating costs. Scott Stanfield photo

Pandemic aid will help Courtenay Legion pay operating costs

The Courtenay Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has received some welcome…

  • Jan 11, 2021
The Courtenay Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion received $11,556 from the federal government to help cope with pandemic challenges. The money will help pay for operating costs. Scott Stanfield photo
People with bird feeders are urged to watch for sick birds after reports of migrating Pine Siskens spreading salmonella by flocking at feeders in parts of the province. (Courtesy of Wildlife Association of BC)

Vancouver Islanders with feeders cautioned about salmonella outbreak

Pine Siskin birds flocking at feeders, spreading disease, residents warned to watch for sick birds

People with bird feeders are urged to watch for sick birds after reports of migrating Pine Siskens spreading salmonella by flocking at feeders in parts of the province. (Courtesy of Wildlife Association of BC)