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File photo of Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns.

Courtenay-Alberni MP says ‘greedflation’ driving up costs of everything

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns criticizes the federal government for not tackling ‘greedflation’…

File photo of Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns.
BC Hydro crews, here seen Saturday, continue to restore power across all parts of Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Thousands across Vancouver Island still without power Sunday morning

Almost 900 people in southern half of Vancouver Island and more 2,500 in northern half without power

BC Hydro crews, here seen Saturday, continue to restore power across all parts of Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Island Coastal Economic Trust service area. Image, ICET

Island Coastal Economic Trust hopes for permanent funding

Courtenay motion unanimously supported at UBCM

The Island Coastal Economic Trust service area. Image, ICET
A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Fraser Valley doctor suspended after sending inappropriate messages to patient

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia handed Dr. Rafet Jhameel a 3 month ban

A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)

Islanders brace for rainy November

The gloomiest month of the year is also the wettest

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)
As of January, single-residential homes and duplexes in Courtenay may place food waste at the curb for composting, along with weekly yard waste. Photo supplied

Food waste curbside collection coming to Courtenay

Courtenay residents will soon have a new curbside collection service for food…

  • Nov 3, 2022
As of January, single-residential homes and duplexes in Courtenay may place food waste at the curb for composting, along with weekly yard waste. Photo supplied
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay (left), Minister of Veterans Affairs, speaks with members of 19 Wing Comox at the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Centre Lazo, British Columbia, on February 10, 2020. Photo credit: Corporal Joey Beaudin, Canadian Armed Forces Photo

MP Rachel Blaney says that veterans deserve better care from Liberal government

Union of Veterans Affairs Employees calling for replacement of Minister Lawrence MacAulay

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay (left), Minister of Veterans Affairs, speaks with members of 19 Wing Comox at the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Centre Lazo, British Columbia, on February 10, 2020. Photo credit: Corporal Joey Beaudin, Canadian Armed Forces Photo
Construction of the new building on 6th Street that will house Too Good To Be Threw is nearly complete. A fire destroyed the original store on Jan. 20, 2019. Scott Stanfield

Popular thrift store returning to downtown Courtenay

Too Good To be Threw to re-open at 367 6th St.

Construction of the new building on 6th Street that will house Too Good To Be Threw is nearly complete. A fire destroyed the original store on Jan. 20, 2019. Scott Stanfield
A pedestrian carries an umbrella as rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. Another atmospheric river is forecast to bring heavy rain to coastal British Columbia by late Thursday and this one could drench drought-stricken areas that didn’t see a lot of rain when the last storm rolled through. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Buckets of rain forecast to help wash away Comox Valley drought

More rain for southern B.C., as late October rainfall nears seasonal in some areas

A pedestrian carries an umbrella as rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. Another atmospheric river is forecast to bring heavy rain to coastal British Columbia by late Thursday and this one could drench drought-stricken areas that didn’t see a lot of rain when the last storm rolled through. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A video about peer-assisted care teams is shown during a presentation at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s State of the Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 26. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Mental health and substance-use solutions pitched at Vancouver Island summit

Preventative actions, correctional release support, industry-focused resources discussed

A video about peer-assisted care teams is shown during a presentation at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s State of the Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 26. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
File photo of the Island Rail corridor, formerly known as the E&N Railway. The Friends of Rails to Trails Vancouver Island advocate for multi-use pathways from Courtenay to Victoria.

Non-profit advocates trail over rail for Vancouver Island

The owner of the Island Rail corridor says the limitations of a…

File photo of the Island Rail corridor, formerly known as the E&N Railway. The Friends of Rails to Trails Vancouver Island advocate for multi-use pathways from Courtenay to Victoria.
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird, left, is pictured at a recent special council meeting where Gwyn Sproule was honoured with the Freedom of the Village. File photo

Cumberland Mayor bids farewell, leaves council with message

Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird kicked off her final meeting Monday, Oct. 24…

Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird, left, is pictured at a recent special council meeting where Gwyn Sproule was honoured with the Freedom of the Village. File photo
Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Former Islamic State member released on bail to live in Chilliwack

Kimberly Polman will live with her sister and she will have to adhere to 25 conditions

Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
The Comox Strathcona Waste Management district will be increasing tipping fees in January, 2023. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Comox Strathcona Waste Management tipping fees going up Jan. 1

Fees will help drive positive change, reduce load contamination

  • Oct 27, 2022
The Comox Strathcona Waste Management district will be increasing tipping fees in January, 2023. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
File photo of CVRD office.

Comox Valley Regional District offers earthquake preparedness session

Each year, thousands of people face emergency situations that can affect their…

  • Oct 26, 2022
File photo of CVRD office.
Black Press file photo of fireworks.

Courtenay residents reminded of fireworks restrictions

With Halloween weekend approaching, the City of Courtenay and the Courtenay Fire…

  • Oct 26, 2022
Black Press file photo of fireworks.
Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)

Wild B.C. population of critically endangered spotted owl jumps from 1 to 4

Conservation made possible due to partnership between Spuzzum First Nation and provincial government

Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)
A humpback whale is seen just outside of Hartley Bay along the Great Bear Rainforest, B.C. Tuesday, Sept, 17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A humpback whale is seen just outside of Hartley Bay along the Great Bear Rainforest, B.C. Tuesday, Sept, 17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)

List of B.C.’s ‘scariest and least-wanted trick-or-treaters’ unveiled with actors

Crime Stoppers offers reward of up to $5,000 for anonymous information that leads to an arrest

Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)
The Courtenay Airpark Lagoon was littered with dead salmon Friday, Oct. 21. Scott Stanfield photo

Drought conditions killing fish

The Courtenay Airpark Lagoon was full of dead salmon on Friday —…

  • Oct 24, 2022
The Courtenay Airpark Lagoon was littered with dead salmon Friday, Oct. 21. Scott Stanfield photo