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Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied

Courtenay fossil hunter finds ancient turtle on local river

The specimen will now make its home at the Royal BC Museum

For Leela Harrop, the recent death of her brother Raju Tiwari pushed her to sign up for the vaccine. Photo supplied

Comox woman on fence books vaccine due to brother’s death

Leela Harrop says she did have issues with signing up online this past week

Expletives were spray-painted on the concrete in front of the entrance to Ḗcole au coeur de I’île last year. Facebook photo.

Comox Valley Community Justice Centre receives money to combat racism

The Comox Valley Community Justice Centre is receiving $5,000 in supplemental provincial…

A key message of the Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative is that a child’s first years are fundamental for lifelong health and development. Photo courtesy CVEYC

Comox Valley project aims to improve outcomes for young children

The Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative hopes the regional district can help…

A key message of the Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative is that a child’s first years are fundamental for lifelong health and development. Photo courtesy CVEYC
For the fourth consecutive Friday afternoon, citizens gathered March 26 in Courtenay to bring attention to the issue of old-growth logging practices in B.C. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District to raise concerns about old-growth logging

The Comox Valley Regional District board received a resolution from Area B…

For the fourth consecutive Friday afternoon, citizens gathered March 26 in Courtenay to bring attention to the issue of old-growth logging practices in B.C. File photo
Most categories of crime held steady from year to year in Cumberland. File photo

Cumberland crime numbers hold steady year to year

A few categories had notable changes but many were similar to 2019

Most categories of crime held steady from year to year in Cumberland. File photo
A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Road rager fails breathalyzer on busy B.C. highway in vehicle he shouldn’t be driving

Saanich police say man was operating vehicle without required ignition lock

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
The 5th Street Bridge Project, which began April 14, is expected to take 6 months to complete. Scott Stanfield photo

5th Street Bridge Project begins in Courtenay

The 5th Street Bridge rehabilitation project began Thursday in Courtenay. The $6.5…

  • Apr 15, 2021
The 5th Street Bridge Project, which began April 14, is expected to take 6 months to complete. Scott Stanfield photo
B.C. Centre for Disease Control maps showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 4-10. (BCCDC image)

Parksville-Qualicum passes Nanaimo in new COVID-19 cases

Greater Victoria had more new cases than any other Island area: B.C. Centre for Disease Control

B.C. Centre for Disease Control maps showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 4-10. (BCCDC image)
The Connect Warming Centre has been operating as an emergency overnight shelter in recent weeks. File photo

Grant funds would provide urgent, temporary support to homeless in Comox Valley

At its April 13 meeting, the Comox Valley Regional District board agreed…

The Connect Warming Centre has been operating as an emergency overnight shelter in recent weeks. File photo
The development permit application is for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Privacy, heritage reasons for secondary house denial in Cumberland

Majority of council wants to see something more in line with Camp Road’s character

The development permit application is for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave. Photo by Mike Chouinard
An AAP will be used to determine if rural residents in the CVRD want a roadside garbage/recycling collection service. File photo

Roadside waste collection proposed in rural areas of Comox Valley

Pending results of the upcoming Alternate Approval Process (AAP), a rural roadside…

An AAP will be used to determine if rural residents in the CVRD want a roadside garbage/recycling collection service. File photo
Local governments such as Cumberland’s are calling for Ottawa to treat opioids as a public health crisis. (Black Press file photo)

Cumberland councillor motivated by family member’s drug death

Council supports resolution for Ottawa to treat narcotics as public health emergency

Local governments such as Cumberland’s are calling for Ottawa to treat opioids as a public health crisis. (Black Press file photo)
Comox Lake is the drinking water source for the CVRD. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Water Treatment Project nears completion

The Comox Valley Water Treatment Project is more than 85 per cent…

Comox Lake is the drinking water source for the CVRD. Photo supplied
This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com

VIDEO: Thieves steal truck from Black Creek car lot by towing it away

Have you seen a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 in your neighbourhood in…

This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com
A man sustained burns to his body near this spot around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 in Courtenay. The fire was left of the pathway. The Station youth housing facility and city public works yard are to the right of the trail. Photo by Terry Farrell

Emergency personnel respond to man on fire in wooded area of Courtenay

A man was badly burned in the early morning hours Tuesday, April…

A man sustained burns to his body near this spot around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 in Courtenay. The fire was left of the pathway. The Station youth housing facility and city public works yard are to the right of the trail. Photo by Terry Farrell
Bill C-283 would establish a National Food Waste Awareness Day. File photo

North Island-Powell River MP introduces bill to combat food waste

Tuesday morning, North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney introduced a private member’s…

  • Apr 13, 2021
Bill C-283 would establish a National Food Waste Awareness Day. File photo
NIC’s new president Lisa Domae assumed the role April 12. Domae has worked at NIC since 2000, most recently as executive vp academic and chief operating officer. Photo supplied

New North Island College president launches draft strategic plan

North Island College’s new president, Lisa Domae, kicked off her first official…

  • Apr 12, 2021
NIC’s new president Lisa Domae assumed the role April 12. Domae has worked at NIC since 2000, most recently as executive vp academic and chief operating officer. Photo supplied
File photo of Gord Johns during World Oceans Day.

Courtenay-Alberni MP outlines priorities for federal budget

Universal pharmacare, affordable housing and Pacific wild salmon are some of the…

File photo of Gord Johns during World Oceans Day.
The Village of Cumberland is applying for a UBCM grant to help streamline development application processes. Black Press file photo

Cumberland looks to streamline development

“This looks like the best thing we’ve ever applied for.”

The Village of Cumberland is applying for a UBCM grant to help streamline development application processes. Black Press file photo