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The Merville Water Guardians oppose an amendment application to a water bottling licence for a property on Sackville Road. File photo

Directors defer amendment application to water bottling licence

The founder of the Merville Water Guardians appeared before rural directors Monday…

The Merville Water Guardians oppose an amendment application to a water bottling licence for a property on Sackville Road. File photo
Conveyance route

Borehole Repair in Comox for Sewer Conveyance Project

The Comox Valley Regional District will undergo borehole repair work along select…

  • Jan 6, 2023
Conveyance route
Recent photo of Comox Dam.

BC Hydro advises to stay away from Puntledge River

There was finally a shift to wet weather on Dec. 24. Since…

  • Jan 6, 2023
Recent photo of Comox Dam.
Routes to Tofino will remain suspended until May. (Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island Connector bus service paused after ridership plummets

Service between Victoria and Tofino, Nanaimo and Campbell River expected to resume in May

Routes to Tofino will remain suspended until May. (Black Press file photo)
The provincial government intends to have 12,500 child care spaces offering a $10-a-day service by February. Stock image metrocreative

Courtenay child care centre added to $10 a day list

The Beaufort Children’s Centre is now able to provide a $10-a-day service,…

The provincial government intends to have 12,500 child care spaces offering a $10-a-day service by February. Stock image metrocreative
One-day Anti-Racism Workshop for Workplaces in Campbell River and the Comox Valley will be facilitated by Evan Jolicoeur of Full Circle Consultancy. Photo contributed

Become a champion for diversity and inclusion in your workplace

Welcoming Communities Coalition presents an Anti-Racism Workshop for Workplaces

  • Jan 4, 2023
One-day Anti-Racism Workshop for Workplaces in Campbell River and the Comox Valley will be facilitated by Evan Jolicoeur of Full Circle Consultancy. Photo contributed
This home at 850 High Salal Dr. in Hornby made the top 10 highest value assessments in the Comox Valley, as per BC Assessment. ‘Eagle House,’ as it is known, came in at No. 10 on the list. Black Press file photo

Hornby Island homes account for 3 of the top-10 valued properties in the Comox Valley

BC Assessments has published its property assessments for July 2022 and while…

This home at 850 High Salal Dr. in Hornby made the top 10 highest value assessments in the Comox Valley, as per BC Assessment. ‘Eagle House,’ as it is known, came in at No. 10 on the list. Black Press file photo
Location of Aqua Dam installation. Graphic supplied

Courtenay installs Aqua Dam for seasonal flood control

The City of Courtenay is deploying the Aqua Dam portable water-filled flood…

  • Jan 4, 2023
Location of Aqua Dam installation. Graphic supplied
Vancouver Island residents won big in lottery draws in 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Vancouver Island residents won big in lottery draws in 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Morgan Jackson of Courtenay has been named to the Canadian hockey team for the 2023 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship next month in Sweden.

2022 Comox Valley Year In Review: December

$10 per day childcare The provincial government announced several additions to the…

  • Jan 3, 2023
Morgan Jackson of Courtenay has been named to the Canadian hockey team for the 2023 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship next month in Sweden.
From left, Comox Valley Child Development Association executive director, Cindy Xavier, telethon chair Pam Crowe, and CVCDA president Diane Daigle, celebrate another successful telethon. Photo by Terry Farrell

2022 Comox Valley Year In Review: November

Telethon time The Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon Nov. 6 made…

  • Jan 2, 2023
From left, Comox Valley Child Development Association executive director, Cindy Xavier, telethon chair Pam Crowe, and CVCDA president Diane Daigle, celebrate another successful telethon. Photo by Terry Farrell
Crews from two departments include Central Saanich responded to the aftermath of a collision on Highway 17 that sent this vehicle down an embankment near the future Keating Flyover. (Ryan Vantreight/Submitted)

Monday morning collision sends vehicle down Central Saanich embankment

Two women suffered non-critical injuries in incident that happened Monday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Crews from two departments include Central Saanich responded to the aftermath of a collision on Highway 17 that sent this vehicle down an embankment near the future Keating Flyover. (Ryan Vantreight/Submitted)
Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells receives a kiss from his wife Michelle after hearing the election results, Oct. 15 at the Filberg Centre. Wells was elected to his second term as mayor.

2022 Comox Valley Year In Review: October

Bigoted post Matthew Ellis, an Area C (Puntledge-Black Creek) candidate in the…

  • Jan 2, 2023
Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells receives a kiss from his wife Michelle after hearing the election results, Oct. 15 at the Filberg Centre. Wells was elected to his second term as mayor.
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird, left, presented Gwyn Sproule with the Freedom of the Village at a special council meeting.

2022 Comox Valley Year In Review: September

Sproule honoured Gwyn Sproule became the first woman and sixth person in…

  • Jan 1, 2023
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird, left, presented Gwyn Sproule with the Freedom of the Village at a special council meeting.
An unidentified member of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew pets a dog on board his helicopter after the dog was airlifted from a sailboat that had washed onto rocks off Vancouver Island in a Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, handout photo. A sailor and his two dogs are recovering on Vancouver Island thanks to life-saving action by the USCG. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-United States Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard rescues man, 2 dogs, from stricken sailboat off Vancouver Island

Sailor was left in a risky situation after his boat lost power and ran into some rocks Wednesday

An unidentified member of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew pets a dog on board his helicopter after the dog was airlifted from a sailboat that had washed onto rocks off Vancouver Island in a Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, handout photo. A sailor and his two dogs are recovering on Vancouver Island thanks to life-saving action by the USCG. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-United States Coast Guard
A car drives through pooling water at Stamp Avenue and Roger Street in Port Alberni on Saturday, Dec. 24. Most of Vancouver Island is currently under a flood watch. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY JERRY FEVENS)

Most of Vancouver Island under flood watch after winter storm

River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull

A car drives through pooling water at Stamp Avenue and Roger Street in Port Alberni on Saturday, Dec. 24. Most of Vancouver Island is currently under a flood watch. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY JERRY FEVENS)
The Salvation Army has 11 kettle locations throughout the Comox Valley this season. Scott Stanfield photo

Kettle collections down in Comox Valley

The Salvation Army Family Services program has provided about 475 hampers for…

The Salvation Army has 11 kettle locations throughout the Comox Valley this season. Scott Stanfield photo
Greg Sayers is a physician assistant who resides in Nelson, British Columbia. He commutes more than 10 hours, to Montana, for work, because PAs are not recognized as health-care professionals in B.C. Photo supplied

Physician assistants improve health care in provinces that recognize them; B.C. doesn’t

‘It’s a waste of a resource. I could see hundreds of patients right in this area…’

Greg Sayers is a physician assistant who resides in Nelson, British Columbia. He commutes more than 10 hours, to Montana, for work, because PAs are not recognized as health-care professionals in B.C. Photo supplied
Snowplow tackles snow buildup on Highway 19. Mainroad COntracting photo

VIDEO: When the weather is the worst, snowplow crews head out to work

While you stay home and keep warm and safe, highway maintenance crews tackle North Island roads

Snowplow tackles snow buildup on Highway 19. Mainroad COntracting photo
Snow falls early Monday (Dec. 19) at the start of the Malahat looking south from Mill Bay. (Drive BC)

Most of Vancouver Island could see 10-15 cm of snow starting Monday evening

Incoming system expected to dump snow across Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland

Snow falls early Monday (Dec. 19) at the start of the Malahat looking south from Mill Bay. (Drive BC)