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An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Fisheries and Oceans Canada fish-health audit at a farm near Campbell River, B.C. in 2018. The BC Salmon Farmers Association is asking Ottawa for renewed discussions with stakeholders and First Nations to allow for an equitable agreement on the government-ordered departure from the Discovery Islands. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward photo)
An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Fisheries and Oceans Canada fish-health audit at a farm near Campbell River, B.C. in 2018. The BC Salmon Farmers Association is asking Ottawa for renewed discussions with stakeholders and First Nations to allow for an equitable agreement on the government-ordered departure from the Discovery Islands. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward photo)
École Au-cœur-de-l’île in Comox has had a positive COVID test. Photo by Terry Farrell

COVID-19 exposure at fourth Comox Valley school: Island Health

Advisory follows ones for two other schools and daycare

  • Feb 23, 2021
École Au-cœur-de-l’île in Comox has had a positive COVID test. Photo by Terry Farrell
Courtenay council allowed the Connect Warming Centre to continue operating at 685 Cliffe Ave.

Courtenay council approves Extreme Weather Shelter

The Connect Warming Centre at 685 Cliffe Ave. will operate an Extreme…

Courtenay council allowed the Connect Warming Centre to continue operating at 685 Cliffe Ave.
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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
Courtenay council

Courtenay housing proposal stalls at third reading

After hearing concerns from the neighbourhood, Courtenay council voted to postpone third…

Courtenay council
Wounded Warriors runner Marissa Morison, representing BC Ambulance Service, runs through Sooke, B.C. on Feb. 7, 2021 during a practice run for the main event. The Vancouver Island run has been tentatively rescheduled to April 11-18. (PHOTO COURTESY JOHN PENNER, JOHN’S PHOTOGRAPHY)

Wounded Warriors reschedule Vancouver Island run to April

Annual February relay run forced to postpone due to COVID-19

Wounded Warriors runner Marissa Morison, representing BC Ambulance Service, runs through Sooke, B.C. on Feb. 7, 2021 during a practice run for the main event. The Vancouver Island run has been tentatively rescheduled to April 11-18. (PHOTO COURTESY JOHN PENNER, JOHN’S PHOTOGRAPHY)
The community school in Cumberland. Image, Google image

Cumberland considers outdoor learning shelters

Council supports request in principle but wants more funding information

The community school in Cumberland. Image, Google image
The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo

Industry fights woodstove bans in Comox Valley

Clean-air advocates not sold on industry data about new stoves

The association representing woodstoves is fighting bans by municipal governments in the Comox Valley. File photo
The equipment DFO seized was a Hitachi EX120 excavator. Screenshot, www.hitachiconstruction.com

Judge orders DFO to return excavator to Comox Valley landowner

Equipment was seized over fish habitat at the Trent River south of Courtenay

The equipment DFO seized was a Hitachi EX120 excavator. Screenshot, www.hitachiconstruction.com
Courtenay council

Courtenay councillor proposes project to reduce speed in Crown Isle

At its Feb. 16 meeting, Courtenay council approved a resolution from Manno…

Courtenay council
Herring egg harvest has re-opened, after a small group of people contracted Vibrio cholerae infections last March. (File photo)

DFO releases final herring plan for 2021

Strait of Georgia harvest rate remains at 20 per cent, two areas still closed

Herring egg harvest has re-opened, after a small group of people contracted Vibrio cholerae infections last March. (File photo)
The Comox Valley RCMP is looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed and assaulted a woman early Friday morning in Comox. File photo

Police seek witnesses of robbery, assault in Comox

The Comox Valley RCMP is looking for a suspect involved in a…

  • Feb 19, 2021
The Comox Valley RCMP is looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed and assaulted a woman early Friday morning in Comox. File photo
The 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count identified 132 individuals experiencing homelessness conducted in the Comox Valley. The 2018 count identified 117 people. File photo

Comox Valley homeless count indicates increase in numbers

The provincial government provided Courtenay council with final data from the Point-in-Time…

The 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count identified 132 individuals experiencing homelessness conducted in the Comox Valley. The 2018 count identified 117 people. File photo
KFN dancers perform at the ground breaking event for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. The KFN and CVRD Sewage Commission announced the ratification of a Community Benefits Agreement that commits both parties to work together on a regional solution for sewer. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Regional District, K’ómoks First Nation ratify sewage solution

The K’ómoks First Nation and the Comox Valley Regional District Sewage Commission…

  • Feb 18, 2021
KFN dancers perform at the ground breaking event for the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. The KFN and CVRD Sewage Commission announced the ratification of a Community Benefits Agreement that commits both parties to work together on a regional solution for sewer. Photo supplied
The Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

Court of Appeal reduces prohibition time in Courtenay child porn case

Evidence against appellant had included 2,700 images and 125 videos on iPad and phone

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
A pedestrian signal will be installed at Ryan Road and Cowichan Avenue. Scott Stanfield photo

Safety enhancements coming to Ryan Road in Courtenay

People who live and work in Courtenay will soon have a safer,…

  • Feb 18, 2021
A pedestrian signal will be installed at Ryan Road and Cowichan Avenue. Scott Stanfield photo
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Central Vancouver Island continues as Island Health epicentre for COVID-19

Central Island still leads coronavirus case count in Island Health region

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A small earthquake was felt in Sayward on Feb. 17. Photo courtesy Earthquakes Canada

Small earthquake felt in Sayward

Reports of ‘weak shaking’ in area

A small earthquake was felt in Sayward on Feb. 17. Photo courtesy Earthquakes Canada
Kaitlyn Brown is one of the two plaintiffs who have filed a civil claim against Courtenay resident Willaim Robert Girdlestone for “deliberate and malicious campaign of defamation, harassment, and threats.”

American Twitch gamers suing Courtenay man for alleged harassment

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include a response from…

Kaitlyn Brown is one of the two plaintiffs who have filed a civil claim against Courtenay resident Willaim Robert Girdlestone for “deliberate and malicious campaign of defamation, harassment, and threats.”
Earthquake Canada reported a small earthquake off Vancouver Island on Feb. 16. (Earthquake Canada image)

4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island

Earthquakes Canada detected the seismic event at around 3:30 p.m.

Earthquake Canada reported a small earthquake off Vancouver Island on Feb. 16. (Earthquake Canada image)
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Canada Post warns of delayed service in Comox Valley area due to heavy snow

Eastern and middle parts of Vancouver Island are expected to get 10 to 15 centimetres of snow

(Canada Post)