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RCMP arrest man after report of gun-toting threat-maker near Parksville schools

43-year-old man taken into custody; students at nearby schools were asked to stay inside

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A cougar was spotted Monday near Queneesh Elementary. (WildSafe BC photo)

Cougar sighted Monday near Courtenay school

Conservation officers are warning the public to avoid the wooded areas around…

  • Mar 1, 2021
A cougar was spotted Monday near Queneesh Elementary. (WildSafe BC photo)
A decision to terminate the CVEDS contract aligns with the CVRD board and municipal partners’ interests to pursue economic and community development initiatives at a more local level. File photo of CVRD office in Courtenay

Comox Valley Regional District board votes to terminate CVEDS contract

The Comox Valley Regional District board has decided to provide the Comox…

  • Mar 1, 2021
A decision to terminate the CVEDS contract aligns with the CVRD board and municipal partners’ interests to pursue economic and community development initiatives at a more local level. File photo of CVRD office in Courtenay
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Courtenay Nissan holding YANA fundraiser March 5-7
Courtenay Nissan holding YANA fundraiser March 5-7
CATS officially opens their doors
Logging protest
Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design

Denman Green finds new site for housing

Facing COVID delays, the project reached expiration date on initial site

A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design
Aspen Park in Comox is the latest school reporting a COVID-19 exposure. Screenshot, Google Maps

Fifth Comox Valley school reports COVID-19 exposure

Exposure at Aspen Park in Comox was reported for Feb. 22

  • Feb 27, 2021
Aspen Park in Comox is the latest school reporting a COVID-19 exposure. Screenshot, Google Maps
BC Ferries experienced heavy traffic on Feb. 27 following cancellations the day before due to strong winds and adverse weather. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries sailings fill up quickly after Friday cancellations due to high winds

Waits expected on Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route, Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route

BC Ferries experienced heavy traffic on Feb. 27 following cancellations the day before due to strong winds and adverse weather. (Black Press Media file photo)
Demonstrators gathered Friday outside the office of Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard, demanding protection of old-growth forests. Scott Stanfield photo

Protesters rally in Courtenay to protect ancient forests

Demonstrators gathered Friday morning outside the office of Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard,…

Demonstrators gathered Friday outside the office of Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard, demanding protection of old-growth forests. Scott Stanfield photo
School District 71’s final budget for this school year showed more revenue from distance learning students but less from traditional classroom registration. Record file photo

Comox Valley Schools’ budget grant almost $5.5 million higher than planned

Increase came from a boost in distributed learning rather traditional registration

School District 71’s final budget for this school year showed more revenue from distance learning students but less from traditional classroom registration. Record file photo
The CSRHD board moved closer to passing a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Strathcona hospital district moves on budget with tax cut

At $12.6 million, budget requisition represents drop of $4.4 million for current year

The CSRHD board moved closer to passing a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Courtenay councillor Will Cole-Hamilton, standing at right, sits on steering committees of two organizations that are tackling the problem of greenhouse gas emissions. File photo

Courtenay councillor leads campaign to reduce building-sector GHG emissions

Courtenay councillor Will Cole-Hamilton wants local governments to carry a little more…

Courtenay councillor Will Cole-Hamilton, standing at right, sits on steering committees of two organizations that are tackling the problem of greenhouse gas emissions. File photo
The Comox Valley Regional District is launching a challenge to help advance a target of 50 per cent greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District launches challenge to help reduce GHG emissions

The Comox Valley Regional District is launching the Road to 2030: Comox…

  • Feb 25, 2021
The Comox Valley Regional District is launching a challenge to help advance a target of 50 per cent greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030. File photo
The Pacheedaht First Nation is planning a $1-million expansion to its campground in Port Renfrew. (Pixabay photo)

Expanded camping announced for Pacheedaht Campground

$1-million project is part of the B.C. Rural Economic Recovery program

The Pacheedaht First Nation is planning a $1-million expansion to its campground in Port Renfrew. (Pixabay photo)
Comox Valley Schools’ distance learning program, Navigate (NIDES), which saw some large gains in enrolment this year, could see a return to normal numbers come September. Image, screenshot

Comox Valley Schools expects enrolment drop come fall

Decline projected online, as more students return to ‘bricks-and-mortar’ classes

Comox Valley Schools’ distance learning program, Navigate (NIDES), which saw some large gains in enrolment this year, could see a return to normal numbers come September. Image, screenshot
A BC Ferries worker out of Swartz Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Swartz Bay ferry worker confirmed to have COVID-19

Employees in direct contact with worker now isolating

A BC Ferries worker out of Swartz Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cumberland will be looking to a parcel tax to cover debt for its new water system. File photo

Cumberland plans for parcel tax to cover water debt

Parcel tax review panel would take place March 22, if necessary

Cumberland will be looking to a parcel tax to cover debt for its new water system. File photo
Geoff Garbutt takes over as City of Courtenay CAO on April 14. Photo supplied

Courtenay council selects new city CAO

A new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will be joining the City of…

  • Feb 24, 2021
Geoff Garbutt takes over as City of Courtenay CAO on April 14. Photo supplied
A conceptual drawing of the preferred conveyance route for the Comox Valley Sewer Service.

Preferred conveyance route chosen for Comox Valley Sewer Service

The Comox Valley Sewage Commission approved a plan Tuesday to upgrade the…

  • Feb 24, 2021
A conceptual drawing of the preferred conveyance route for the Comox Valley Sewer Service.
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Courtenay council considers bike-friendly 17th Street design

At committee of the whole Feb. 22, Courtenay council directed the city…

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Two vehicles collided Wednesday morning north of Courtenay on the Old Island Highway. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Two-car MVA north of Courtenay

Accident took place after 7 a.m. on the Old Island Highway

  • Feb 24, 2021
Two vehicles collided Wednesday morning north of Courtenay on the Old Island Highway. Photo by Mike Chouinard