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Campers make their way out of Strathcona Park with the help of Comox Valley Search and Rescue. Evan Paterson photo

Snowshoers need saving after suffocating amount of snow in Strathcona Park

Nanaimo blogger writes about perils of unexpectedly heavy storm during overnight backcountry trek

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

A CC-115 Buffalo from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox on a training exercise in Chilliwack on June 16, 2021. The Buffalo flew its final search and rescue mission on Jan. 15 2022. (William Snow photo)

Iconic CC-115 Buffalo flies final 442 Squadron mission at CFB Comox

The iconic CC-115 Buffalo flew its final 442 Squadron mission at CFB…

  • Jan 17, 2022
A brochure sets out things businesses in Cumberland can do to make their buildings more accessible. Image, Sam Bradd/Drawing Change

Cumberland encourages businesses to be more accessible

Council endorses idea for its committee to work with local business association

A brochure sets out things businesses in Cumberland can do to make their buildings more accessible. Image, Sam Bradd/Drawing Change
As of last summer, there had been strong interest in the Bevan Road site. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland to study servicing Bevan Road industrial site

Area contains most of the available industrial land in the Comox Valley

As of last summer, there had been strong interest in the Bevan Road site. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A tsunami advisory was issued Jan. 15 around 5 a.m. for coastal B.C. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System image)

UPDATE: All B.C. Tsunami advisories cleared

Advisories remain in place for Vancouver Island’s western and southern coasts

A tsunami advisory was issued Jan. 15 around 5 a.m. for coastal B.C. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System image)
Oyster River Fire Rescue responded to a fully-involved house fire on Winn Road in Merville. Photo, Oyster River Fire Rescue

Elderly couple displaced by Merville house fire

Oyster River Fire Rescue had busy morning with accident, medical calls

Oyster River Fire Rescue responded to a fully-involved house fire on Winn Road in Merville. Photo, Oyster River Fire Rescue
Deep Water Recovery Ltd. owns a ship-breaking company in Union Bay. File photo

Global coalition calls for halt to shipbreaking in Union Bay

A global coalition that advocates for clean and safe ship recycling has…

Deep Water Recovery Ltd. owns a ship-breaking company in Union Bay. File photo
Sumas Prairie was underwater during November’s flooding in the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file photo)

Comox Valley volunteers help flood victims in Fraser Valley

“People were devastated at the losses that they incurred.”

Sumas Prairie was underwater during November’s flooding in the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file photo)
Cumberland’s council is supporting a pay increase following this year’s local government elections. Record file photo

Cumberland council supports salary increase to meet average

Motion includes setting up independent committee in election years to review pay

Cumberland’s council is supporting a pay increase following this year’s local government elections. Record file photo
The CVRD board of directors. Photo by Kim Stallknecht

Comox Valley Search and Rescue looks to purchase facility

Comox Valley Search and Rescue is appealing to the regional district for…

The CVRD board of directors. Photo by Kim Stallknecht
The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound included this photo of two ships parked in Union Bay in a presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee. The photo shows the shipbreaking occurring on the water, which CCOBS said violates the Ministry of Forests (FLNR) foreshore lease. Photo supplied

Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound want answers about shipbreaking

A group dubbed Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound (CCOBS) is pressing the…

The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound included this photo of two ships parked in Union Bay in a presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee. The photo shows the shipbreaking occurring on the water, which CCOBS said violates the Ministry of Forests (FLNR) foreshore lease. Photo supplied
BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/file photo)

BC Ferries anticipating service disruptions in coming months as Omicron spikes

Company expects inter-island routes to be especially affected by crew shortages

BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/file photo)
Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.

Foul play suspected in the disappearance of Comox Valley man

It has been almost two years, and investigators now suspect foul play…

Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.
A provincial court judge sentenced Adam Kassinen to a conditional sentence including house arrest on Jan. 7. Record file photo

Indecent exposure charges in Comox Valley gets conditional sentence

Adam Kassinen will face house arrest, followed by curfew and probation

A provincial court judge sentenced Adam Kassinen to a conditional sentence including house arrest on Jan. 7. Record file photo
Mosaic recently met with Cumberland’s council about its working relationship with the community. Screenshot, Mosaic Forest Management video

Mosaic reduces pile burning near Cumberland

Forest company representatives recently met with council for progress update

Mosaic recently met with Cumberland’s council about its working relationship with the community. Screenshot, Mosaic Forest Management video
Mail delivery has been suspended in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the City of Vancouver for Thursday, Jan. 6 due to snow. (Photo by Canada Post)

Canada Post suspends delivery in Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island due to snow

‘Red service alert’ also issued for City of Vancouver on Thursday, Jan. 6

Mail delivery has been suspended in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the City of Vancouver for Thursday, Jan. 6 due to snow. (Photo by Canada Post)
A bus travels on Dogwood Street amid a snowstorm in Campbell River. Note snow-clearing for municipal and provincial roads are separate operations. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Extraordinary snowfall event stretching Vancouver Island snow clearing operations

Provincial contractor clears roads by a priority system that resets upon each snowfall

A bus travels on Dogwood Street amid a snowstorm in Campbell River. Note snow-clearing for municipal and provincial roads are separate operations. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during the 2019 roe herring fishery. DFO has reduced the harvest rate for this season. Photo courtesy of Pacific Wild

Hornby Island herring group sees harvest cut as a start

Fishing industry ‘shocked and devastated’ by recent DFO decision

Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during the 2019 roe herring fishery. DFO has reduced the harvest rate for this season. Photo courtesy of Pacific Wild