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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)
The Comox Valley RCMP have released surveillance footage of this shoplifter in hopes of identifying her.

Comox Valley RCMP looking for shoplifting suspect

The Comox Valley RCMP is asking for assistance to identify the person…

  • Dec 16, 2022
The Comox Valley RCMP have released surveillance footage of this shoplifter in hopes of identifying her.
The repairs included creating new, temporary, bridges for southbound traffic at the Bottletop and Jessica bridge sites, and for northbound traffic at the Juliet bridge site. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo)

Momentous moment as Coquihalla Highway reopens 4 lanes after flood repairs to bridges

Temporary repairs done to Jessica, Bottletop, and Juliet bridges with permanent repairs continuing

The repairs included creating new, temporary, bridges for southbound traffic at the Bottletop and Jessica bridge sites, and for northbound traffic at the Juliet bridge site. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo)
The City of Courtenay has been recognized by the BC Municipal Safety Association through a 2022 Safety Improvement Award. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s workplace safety program receives award

Over the past 10 years the City of Courtenay has seen a…

  • Dec 15, 2022
The City of Courtenay has been recognized by the BC Municipal Safety Association through a 2022 Safety Improvement Award. Photo supplied
Watershed map shows the No. 2 Dam. Image, Village of Cumberland

Senior governments invest in Cumberland dam project

Following an application in the fall of 2020, the Village of Cumberland…

Watershed map shows the No. 2 Dam. Image, Village of Cumberland
From left to right: paramedic MJ Brownlee presented Greg and Tina Valliere and Greg Slobodin with the Vital Link Award at the Denman Island paramedic station Dec. 13 during a special award ceremony. Photo by Erin Haluscchak

Trio honoured for emergency roadside rescue on Denman Island

Vital Link Award presented to honour skillful actions of one or more bystanders

From left to right: paramedic MJ Brownlee presented Greg and Tina Valliere and Greg Slobodin with the Vital Link Award at the Denman Island paramedic station Dec. 13 during a special award ceremony. Photo by Erin Haluscchak
Recent photo of Comox Dam.

Reservoir level, Puntledge River flow at record lows

BC Hydro reduced the Puntledge River flow by about 11 per cent…

  • Dec 14, 2022
Recent photo of Comox Dam.
File photo of the Wachiay Friendship Centre. The Wachiay affordable housing project will be located at 1679 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay.

Courtenay project to house low-income Indigenous seniors, singles

Naut’sa mawt, a Coast Salish word meaning ‘together as one,’ is the…

File photo of the Wachiay Friendship Centre. The Wachiay affordable housing project will be located at 1679 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay.
Funds supporting people experiencing homelessness in the Comox Valley is having a measurable impact. File photo

Funding supports those experiencing homelessness in Comox Valley

To date, over $600,000 in funding distributed to service providers

  • Dec 13, 2022
Funds supporting people experiencing homelessness in the Comox Valley is having a measurable impact. File photo
Commuters can expect traffic disruptions on Comox Road this week as investigation work related to the Sewer Conveyance Project is being completed. (File - Shutterstock)

Major delays this week on Comox Road

Commuters can expect traffic disruptions on Comox Road this week as investigation…

  • Dec 13, 2022
Commuters can expect traffic disruptions on Comox Road this week as investigation work related to the Sewer Conveyance Project is being completed. (File - Shutterstock)
File photo of Baynes Sound Connector leaving Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay.

BC Ferries adjusts Friday night sailings for Denman, Hornby

In response to a request from the Denman-Hornby Ferry Advisory Committee and…

  • Dec 13, 2022
File photo of Baynes Sound Connector leaving Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay.
Physician assistants are valued members of other provinces’ healthcare systems, but the B.C. government does not recognize their qualifications. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Military and university-trained physician assistants rejected by B.C.’s health system

They are ready and willing, but due to provincial policies, these healthcare workers are not able

Physician assistants are valued members of other provinces’ healthcare systems, but the B.C. government does not recognize their qualifications. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
A man died after being struck by a red Dodge Ram truck on Sunday morning (Dec. 11) at Lefeuvre Road in Abbotsford and the driver fled the scene, APD says. /Shane MacKichan Photo

Pedestrian dies in fatal Abbotsford crash with driver still at large

Driver fled the scene after crashing red Dodge Ram truck on Lefeuvre Road

A man died after being struck by a red Dodge Ram truck on Sunday morning (Dec. 11) at Lefeuvre Road in Abbotsford and the driver fled the scene, APD says. /Shane MacKichan Photo
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns prompted a study on the role of federal procurement in fostering a resilient domestic personal protective equipment industry. File photo

Courtenay-Alberni MP prompts study of federal procurement of PPE

On Thursday, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates adopted a…

  • Dec 10, 2022
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns prompted a study on the role of federal procurement in fostering a resilient domestic personal protective equipment industry. File photo
CVRD Area A director Daniel Arbour, back left, and Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton were in Ottawa last week for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Advocacy Days. Photo supplied

Comox Valley elected officials represent municipalities in Ottawa

Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton and CVRD Area A director Daniel Arbour spent…

  • Dec 10, 2022
CVRD Area A director Daniel Arbour, back left, and Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton were in Ottawa last week for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Advocacy Days. Photo supplied
Recent amendments to Bill C-21 propose banning large numbers of hunting and sporting rifles. Photo courtesy Sebastian Pociecha/unsplash

Licensed gun owners say they’re no threat to public safety

Bill C-21 amendments propose banning hunting, sporting rifles

Recent amendments to Bill C-21 propose banning large numbers of hunting and sporting rifles. Photo courtesy Sebastian Pociecha/unsplash
Chad and Tanya Hooker, centre, and other volunteers in a file photo at the Black Creek Bread of Life Food Share.

Comox Valley Regional District provides $10,000 to Black Creek Food Share

The Comox Valley Regional District will provide $10,000 to support the Black…

Chad and Tanya Hooker, centre, and other volunteers in a file photo at the Black Creek Bread of Life Food Share.