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A 4.6-magnitude earthquake was registered off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Dec 6. (Courtesy of Earthquakes Canada)

4.6-magnitude earthquake hits off west coast of Vancouver Island

Tuesday’s event was the third quake off the Island’s coast in last weeks

City crews are responding to an emergency water main repair on Cliffe Avenue at 14th Street in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Water main repair at Cliffe Avenue and 14th in Courtenay

City crews are responding to an emergency water main repair on Cliffe…

  • Dec 2, 2022
Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for eastern and inland areas of Vancouver Island, with 5-15 centimetres forecast between Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3. (News Bulletin file photo)

Another snowfall warning issued for most of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada forecasts 5-15 centimetres starting in the afternoon Friday, Dec. 2

William Karl Paulsen, left, Sean Oliver Douglas Kendall and Kristopher Steven Smith are three of the four men charged after a joint forces operation related to drug trafficking on Vancouver Island. (Photos submitted)
William Karl Paulsen, left, Sean Oliver Douglas Kendall and Kristopher Steven Smith are three of the four men charged after a joint forces operation related to drug trafficking on Vancouver Island. (Photos submitted)
This week, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds announced their annual rotation of pilots for the team, and an Island-born pilot had a hard time jokingly saying goodbye to his position. Photo by Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Island-born Snowbirds pilot saying goodbye to the team in style

“It’s a tough transition and sometimes you have to drag (the pilots) out of the cockpit”

This week, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds announced their annual rotation of pilots for the team, and an Island-born pilot had a hard time jokingly saying goodbye to his position. Photo by Canadian Forces Snowbirds
Snow falling on Highway 1 at Malahat Summit in 2020.Winter driving conditions are on the way with snow and wind forecast for south, inland, east and north Vancouver Island from Tuesday morning through Wednesday (Nov. 30). (DriveBC/File)

Shift into winter: Snow, wind warnings issued for most of Vancouver Island

Work-related crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in the in B.C.

Snow falling on Highway 1 at Malahat Summit in 2020.Winter driving conditions are on the way with snow and wind forecast for south, inland, east and north Vancouver Island from Tuesday morning through Wednesday (Nov. 30). (DriveBC/File)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising of snow in the forecast for most of Vancouver Island starting Tuesday, Nov. 29. (News Bulletin file photo)

Special weather statement in effect with snow expected on the Island this week

Environment Canada forecasts 15 centimetres in inland areas of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising of snow in the forecast for most of Vancouver Island starting Tuesday, Nov. 29. (News Bulletin file photo)
Symbolic photo of a community Substance Use Strategy for the Comox Valley. File photo

Comox Valley Substance Use Strategy moves into data analysis, recommendations

Never forget that 21 people in the Comox Valley died from toxic…

Symbolic photo of a community Substance Use Strategy for the Comox Valley. File photo
Larry Peterson, centre, chair of the Comox Valley branch of the Steelhead Society, presents a $1,000 cheque to Willi Wagner, left, president of the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association, and association conservation chair Wayne White to aid in the completion of a new hatchery on the association’s Comox Lake property. The hatchery will rear coho for the Trent and Puntledge rivers with major funding provided by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, and BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. Hundreds of volunteer hours from club members and many generous donations from local businesses made the hatchery dream a reality. Photo supplied

Steelhead Society donates $1,000 to hatchery completion in Comox Valley

The Comox Valley branch of the Steelhead Society has donated $1,000 to…

  • Nov 23, 2022
Larry Peterson, centre, chair of the Comox Valley branch of the Steelhead Society, presents a $1,000 cheque to Willi Wagner, left, president of the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association, and association conservation chair Wayne White to aid in the completion of a new hatchery on the association’s Comox Lake property. The hatchery will rear coho for the Trent and Puntledge rivers with major funding provided by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, and BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. Hundreds of volunteer hours from club members and many generous donations from local businesses made the hatchery dream a reality. Photo supplied
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Calls for police service drop in Courtenay

From January to September, calls for service in Courtenay dropped by 4.5…

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Photo of Comox Dam by Stephen Watson

Record low water inflows persist into Comox Lake Reservoir

The unprecedented delay in fall rains has been challenging as BC Hydro…

  • Nov 22, 2022
Photo of Comox Dam by Stephen Watson
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Living wage takes significant hike in Comox Valley

Food has become the second-highest cost in most B.C. communities

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Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)

Widow of Penticton man reacts to $2K fine levied against driver who killed her husband

Steve Dahnert’s family got a life sentence and the driver has a year to pay her fine, said wife

Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)
A partially filled ferry departs for Hornby Island, leaving vehicles behind at Denman’s Gravelly Bay terminal. File photo
A partially filled ferry departs for Hornby Island, leaving vehicles behind at Denman’s Gravelly Bay terminal. File photo
The Connect Warming Centre is to be renovated for the creation of a temporary 33-bed emergency shelter. File photo

Comox Valley directors approve funds to create 33-bed shelter

The Comox Valley Regional District board has approved a $75,000 allocation from…

The Connect Warming Centre is to be renovated for the creation of a temporary 33-bed emergency shelter. File photo
Stage 2 water restrictions will be removed once Comox Lake levels return to the seasonal norm. File photo

Comox Valley Water restrictions reduced to Stage 2

As a result of Puntledge River inflow levels set out by BC…

  • Nov 16, 2022
Stage 2 water restrictions will be removed once Comox Lake levels return to the seasonal norm. File photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management wants feedback for solid waste management plan renewal. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Feedback wanted on solid waste management plan

Comox Strathcona Waste Management wants to reduce amount going in to landfill

Comox Strathcona Waste Management wants feedback for solid waste management plan renewal. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 14. Photo courtesy YouTube
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 14. Photo courtesy YouTube
File photo of Cumberland landfill.

Solid waste management plan helps shape better future

Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) is launching a Solid Waste Management Plan…

  • Nov 14, 2022
File photo of Cumberland landfill.
The Comox Valley Pipe Band leads the procession at the Comox Remembrance Day service. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day services in the Comox Valley

Remembrance Day services were held throughout the Comox Valley on Nov. 11.…

The Comox Valley Pipe Band leads the procession at the Comox Remembrance Day service. Photo by Terry Farrell