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Friends and family say much more needs to be done to help people like ‘Roby.’ Photo supplied

Cumberland’s ‘Roby’ was more than a statistic to many

Mother, friends point to obstacles preventing the most vulnerable people from getting help

Friends and family say much more needs to be done to help people like ‘Roby.’ Photo supplied
Panda Jewellers on 5th Street were cleaning up after a break-in. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Break-in at downtown Courtenay jeweller

Owner says watches, pocket watches and bracelet were stolen

Panda Jewellers on 5th Street were cleaning up after a break-in. Photo by Mike Chouinard
With the community facing a shortage, some housing on Denman Island does not conform to bylaws. File photo

Enforcement on Denman exposing housing shortages

Local trust committee temporarily holds off on some eviction situations

With the community facing a shortage, some housing on Denman Island does not conform to bylaws. File photo
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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
File photo of CVRD office in Courtenay.

CVRD board approves Economic Development Service financial plan

The Comox Valley Regional District is proposing to reduce its financial commitment…

File photo of CVRD office in Courtenay.
KFN admin building

K’omoks First Nation to receive $472,000 for flood mitigation project

On Friday, Feb. 12, the provincial government announced that K’omoks First Nation…

  • Feb 12, 2021
KFN admin building
The Connect Warming Centre is a Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness initiative that operates in Courtenay. File photo

Assessment underlines need for non-market housing in Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District established a Homelessness Supports Service (HSS) in…

The Connect Warming Centre is a Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness initiative that operates in Courtenay. File photo
Rachel Blaney

North Island-Powell River MP motion calls for sustainable, equitable future

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney wants to ensure that as the…

  • Feb 12, 2021
Rachel Blaney
A truck on Ryan Road approaches Cowichan Avenue at the turnoff to NIC in Courtenay, where the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has decided to install a pedestrian crossing. Scott Stanfield photo

Pedestrian crossing to be installed at crest of hill on Courtenay thoroughfare

Professional driver questions safety of having a crosswalk at the top of Ryan Road hill

A truck on Ryan Road approaches Cowichan Avenue at the turnoff to NIC in Courtenay, where the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has decided to install a pedestrian crossing. Scott Stanfield photo
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Jesse Goodale, formerly of Nanaimo, for allegedly breaching conditions of his release from prison. (Photo submitted)

Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for ‘violent’ Island man

Nanaimo’s Jesse Goodale last seen in Victoria, wanted for breaching conditions of release from prison

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Jesse Goodale, formerly of Nanaimo, for allegedly breaching conditions of his release from prison. (Photo submitted)
The Comox Valley Community Foundation will launch its 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants, available to local charities and not-for-profits, beginning Feb. 11. Stock image

Comox Valley Community Foundation launches 2021 emergency response grant program

The Comox Valley Community Foundation will launch its 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response…

  • Feb 11, 2021
The Comox Valley Community Foundation will launch its 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants, available to local charities and not-for-profits, beginning Feb. 11. Stock image
Amethyst House is a women’s residential recovery centre in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley Transition Society receives $300,000 from province

The province is providing the Comox Valley Transition Society with $300,000 to…

Amethyst House is a women’s residential recovery centre in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
A map of current park areas in the CVRD. Screenshot, CVRD website

Cumberland commits staff to regional park study

Council holds off on firmer commitment to the CVRD’s plan

A map of current park areas in the CVRD. Screenshot, CVRD website
An update to Environment Canada's snowfall warning said up to 30 centimetres of snow could be in store for Greater Victoria Tuesday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Winter storm watch snow warning issued for much of Vancouver Island

Wet Pacific air colliding with cold snap could bring 15-25 cm Friday night

An update to Environment Canada's snowfall warning said up to 30 centimetres of snow could be in store for Greater Victoria Tuesday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP continue to investigate a fraud case that saw a North Saanich senior lose $88,000.

Vancouver Island man in his 80s loses $88,000 to cyberfraud

Another fraud sees Sidney senior lose $7,000 to man pretending to be grandson

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP continue to investigate a fraud case that saw a North Saanich senior lose $88,000.
Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré will be speaking more with Cumberland about a Green New Deal. Record file photo

Cumberland to talk Green New Deal with youth

De Vitré and Mason started pitching their proposal in community in late 2020

Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré will be speaking more with Cumberland about a Green New Deal. Record file photo
Marine location markers are known to wash up on Victoria beaches. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Don’t pick up silver canisters on Vancouver Island beaches, military warns

Two marine location markers were found on Feb. 4 in Victoria area

Marine location markers are known to wash up on Victoria beaches. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
The CVRD Aquatic Centre has been closed during the pandemic. It could re-open this fall. File photo

Comox Valley Aquatic Centre expected to open in fall

The Comox Valley Regional District has managed to keep the Sports Centre…

The CVRD Aquatic Centre has been closed during the pandemic. It could re-open this fall. File photo
Coast Range Cannabis owners Sheila and Chris Rivers of Comox hope to open a second store in Courtenay. Photo submitted

Comox couple hopes to open non-medical cannabis store in Courtenay

The applicants of a proposed cannabis shop at the Crown Isle shopping…

Coast Range Cannabis owners Sheila and Chris Rivers of Comox hope to open a second store in Courtenay. Photo submitted
North Island College is offering new micro-credential programs. File photo

North Island College courses intended to boost career opportunities, economic recovery

New micro-credential programs being offered through North Island College will help people…

  • Feb 8, 2021
North Island College is offering new micro-credential programs. File photo
In this Monday, June 10, 2019 photo, Andrew Dunham harvests Hakurei turnips on his 80-acre organic farm, in Grinnell, Iowa. Like farmers throughout the Midwest, torrential spring rains turned Dunham’s land into sticky muck that wouldn’t let him plant crops this spring. But unlike other farmers, Dunham won’t get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses, and he can’t fall back on federally subsidized crop insurance because Dunham grows herbs, flowers and dozens of vegetable varieties but not the region’s dominant crops of corn and soybeans. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Farm insurance rates have skyrocketed this year. Black Press file photo
In this Monday, June 10, 2019 photo, Andrew Dunham harvests Hakurei turnips on his 80-acre organic farm, in Grinnell, Iowa. Like farmers throughout the Midwest, torrential spring rains turned Dunham’s land into sticky muck that wouldn’t let him plant crops this spring. But unlike other farmers, Dunham won’t get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses, and he can’t fall back on federally subsidized crop insurance because Dunham grows herbs, flowers and dozens of vegetable varieties but not the region’s dominant crops of corn and soybeans. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Farm insurance rates have skyrocketed this year. Black Press file photo