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Nishika Jardine

Veterans Ombud visits Vernon, Vancouver, Island

RCMP, CAF and veterans invited to town halls

Members of the Comox Valley Afghan Sponsorship Team meet the family they are helping via Zoom. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley Afghan Sponsorship Team meets family it is helping via Zoom

There was barely a dry eye at the end of a 20-minute…

Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)

New fish habitat damage allegations levelled at northwest B.C. pipeline project

Coastal GasLink opponents say water overflowed a dam on Clore River due to inadequate safeguards

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)

Penticton senior missing for 5 days; police call for dash-cam footage

Police are also asking to leave the search to the experts due to difficult terrain, cold weather

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)
A second engineer has lost their licence to practise over structural faults in a Langford apartment building formerly known as Danbrook One. (Black Press Media file photo)

Second engineer loses licence over troubled Vancouver Island apartment building

Theodore Sorensen had his registration with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia cancelled

A second engineer has lost their licence to practise over structural faults in a Langford apartment building formerly known as Danbrook One. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gukwas sa Wagalus Rainbow House intends to addresses a gap in the social justice system when it comes to 2SLGBTQ+ youth. Photo by Ali Roddam

Housing project proponents seek help from Courtenay

The Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society is working on a…

Gukwas sa Wagalus Rainbow House intends to addresses a gap in the social justice system when it comes to 2SLGBTQ+ youth. Photo by Ali Roddam
Grace Mukadzambo is a Courtenay resident who was to be deported to her native Zimbabwe, but the deportation order has been cancelled. Paul Bozenich photo

Courtenay resident facing deportation receives 11th hour reprieve

Community members, elected officials rally behind plight of Grace Mukadzambo

Grace Mukadzambo is a Courtenay resident who was to be deported to her native Zimbabwe, but the deportation order has been cancelled. Paul Bozenich photo
Courtenay Coun. David Frisch is on a mandated leave as he deals with a legal issue. File photo

Courtenay councillor charged with assault

David Frisch on mandated leave from city council

Courtenay Coun. David Frisch is on a mandated leave as he deals with a legal issue. File photo
Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)

$213K fine issued to Coastal GasLink pipeline for environmental breach in northwest B.C.

Fine is the third for the pipeline project that will move natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat

Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)
Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canfor closing its Houston mill in April amid weak market; new facility under consideration

Closure being called ‘temporary’ pending decision by Canfor board

Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
File photo of CVRD office

Comox Valley Regional District begins 2023-2027 budget process

The Comox Valley Regional District began its 2023-2027 financial planning process on…

  • Jan 25, 2023
File photo of CVRD office
Campbell River food bank volunteer Bob Naylor helps federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh fill a bag of food for a food bank client during Singh’s visit to Campbell River on Jan. 23. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Federal NDP leader visits Campbell River to discuss affordability, housing and food security

Jagmeet Singh holds roundtable, tours Campbell River Food Bank and visits Comox Valley officials

Campbell River food bank volunteer Bob Naylor helps federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh fill a bag of food for a food bank client during Singh’s visit to Campbell River on Jan. 23. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
A take-home test kit for drug users is seen here. Testing a drug supply for fentanyl could potentially save the user’s life. Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health

Comox Valley advocates for change as toxic drug-related death toll continues to rise

Courtenay couple pushes for legalization as fatalities mount on the Island and across B.C.

A take-home test kit for drug users is seen here. Testing a drug supply for fentanyl could potentially save the user’s life. Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health
Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)
Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)
Courtenay Coun./CVRD board vice-chair Will Cole-Hamilton will be joining the board of directors of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. File photo

Courtenay councillor takes a seat on Union of BC Municipalities board

Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton will be joining the board of directors of…

  • Jan 16, 2023
Courtenay Coun./CVRD board vice-chair Will Cole-Hamilton will be joining the board of directors of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. File photo
An aerial view of the annual herring spawn in the Salish Sea. Black Press file photo

Concerns resurface as roe herring fishery approaches in Strait of Georgia

Advocates say species in decline, federal government not doing enough to protect it

An aerial view of the annual herring spawn in the Salish Sea. Black Press file photo
A Fort St. John man has been sentenced on two charges relating to child pornography. Charges dated back to February, 2019 while he was staying at a Courtenay home. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Church minister who worked in Courtenay and area sentenced for child pornography charges

An itinerant church minister who pleaded guilty on two charges related to…

A Fort St. John man has been sentenced on two charges relating to child pornography. Charges dated back to February, 2019 while he was staying at a Courtenay home. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The province will be spraying spongy moth insecticide at seven sites around Vancouver Island in the spring to prevent the invasive species from becoming established. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province plans spring sprayings to prevent invasive spongy moths in Courtenay

The insects pose a threat to trees, crops and the economy, ministry says

The province will be spraying spongy moth insecticide at seven sites around Vancouver Island in the spring to prevent the invasive species from becoming established. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dr. Evelyn Voyageur speaks to NIC nursing students taking part in a field school. (Submitted photo)

NIC: ‘Learning Our Way’ means listening to Indigenous communities

‘Learning Our Way is teaching the teachings that we First Nations received all through our lives’

Dr. Evelyn Voyageur speaks to NIC nursing students taking part in a field school. (Submitted photo)
Chief Samuel Schooner of Nuxalk Nation speaks at a press conference in Williams Lake Jan. 12, appealing for information regarding the disappearance if Carl Schooner Jr. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: ‘This is a parent’s worst nightmare’; father of missing Bella Coola man

A $10,000 reward offered for information regarding disappearance of Carl Schooner Jr.

Chief Samuel Schooner of Nuxalk Nation speaks at a press conference in Williams Lake Jan. 12, appealing for information regarding the disappearance if Carl Schooner Jr. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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