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Council is using some Restart funding to re-think how to best use the Cumberland Cultural Cente (next to the museum and archives in foreground). Record file photo

Cumberland re-thinks Cultural Centre use for future

Council agrees to use some COVID-19 Restart funding to help with new site uses

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

Emergency personnel respond to an accident scene involving a cyclist on Headquarters Road Tuesday morning. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cyclist struck in collision with truck north of Courtenay

A helicopter was initially called to assist, but patient was transported by ground

A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.

One dead after early morning crash near Black Creek

A car collided with a power pole shortly before 3 a.m. on Hwy 19A

A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among 16 people honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Dr. Bonnie Henry among 16 awarded Order of B.C.

2021 honourees include Indigenous leaders, artists, doctors

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among 16 people honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
CSWM landfill in Cumberland. Record file photo. Record file photo

Construction at Comox Valley landfill to cause drop-off delays

Public drop-off garbage bin area, also known as the bin wall, has reached end of its life

CSWM landfill in Cumberland. Record file photo. Record file photo
Area A director Daniel Arbour is anticipating a master plan for Union Bay water services in the next five or six months. File photo submitted

Comox Valley Regional District approves Union Bay water plant additions

The new plant opened last year but needs a permanent office, washroom, IT upgrades

Area A director Daniel Arbour is anticipating a master plan for Union Bay water services in the next five or six months. File photo submitted
The city and CUPE Local 556 recently came up with a new four-year agreement. File photo

Not time for union increase, according to Courtenay councillor

Manno Theos said businesses and citizens have been struggling during pandemic

The city and CUPE Local 556 recently came up with a new four-year agreement. File photo
The Village of Cumberland made some budget adjustments at the latest council meeting. Record file photo

Cumberland council approves extra costs for projects

Some large projects have come with delayed or additional costs

The Village of Cumberland made some budget adjustments at the latest council meeting. Record file photo
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)

Campfire ban lifted in Prince George area as wildfire risk remains high elsewhere in B.C.

Campfires allowed throughout Prince George, Northwest Fire Centres

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
The regional district has awarded the contract to build an auxiliary fire hall for Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Regional District awards contract for Merville fire hall

Kinetic Construction to build new hall, with aim of completing work for early 2022

The regional district has awarded the contract to build an auxiliary fire hall for Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Three electoral areas of the northern part of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Elections BC

2020 voter turnout second highest in B.C.’s history

53.93 per cent turnout in North Island riding

Three electoral areas of the northern part of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Elections BC
The DFO found multiple violations of the Fisheries Act. (DFO photo)

DFO Enforcement Blitz of Southern Gulf Islands ‘highly successful’

Detachment Commander Derek Chung says more education and awareness needed

The DFO found multiple violations of the Fisheries Act. (DFO photo)
Protocol while waiting to cross the 5th Street Bridge during construction is causing some confusion. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay council wants clarity around bridge protocol

Condition of 5th Street Bridge better than expected though project taking longer

Protocol while waiting to cross the 5th Street Bridge during construction is causing some confusion. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for east Vancouver Island. file photo
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for east Vancouver Island. file photo
The lands are located just off Highway 19A south of Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Oyster Bay residents hope to build beneficial equestrian community

Affordable, ‘homestead-sized’ lots will be good for families — project proponents

The lands are located just off Highway 19A south of Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Cumberland has followed the regional district and moved to the second stage of water restrictions. File photo

Cumberland follows Comox Valley region with watering restrictions

With little rain expected, village moves to second stage Aug. 3 as precaution

Cumberland has followed the regional district and moved to the second stage of water restrictions. File photo
A juvenile eagle sitting on a branch. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)

MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre requesting fish donations to help feed eagles

Number of hungry juvenile eagles cared for in captivity increased with heat wave

A juvenile eagle sitting on a branch. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)
Communications professional and retired Canadian Armed Forces Major Mary Lee is running for the Conservative Party candidate in Courtenay-Alberni. Photo supplied

Conservatives announce Courtenay-Alberni candidate

Mary Lee is retired major and works in communications for Comox Valley school district

Communications professional and retired Canadian Armed Forces Major Mary Lee is running for the Conservative Party candidate in Courtenay-Alberni. Photo supplied
The Comox Valley Nature is asking for help from the City of Courtenay to restore Garry oaks in the Vanier Forest as part of a pilot project. Photo NCC

Comox Valley Nature seeking Courtenay’s help to restore Garry oaks in Vanier Forest

“If we wait another two years, we will lose certainly another 20 per cent (of the Garry oaks) …”

The Comox Valley Nature is asking for help from the City of Courtenay to restore Garry oaks in the Vanier Forest as part of a pilot project. Photo NCC