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Courtenay Fire Department and Oyster River Fire Department personnel battled a fire in a workshop on Davis Road Monday, Feb. 8. Photo by Terry Farrell
Courtenay Fire Department and Oyster River Fire Department personnel battled a fire in a workshop on Davis Road Monday, Feb. 8. Photo by Terry Farrell
Pidcock House is located at 632 Pidcock Ave. in Courtenay. File photo

Comox Valley Salvation Army encourages people to come in from the cold

With dropping temperatures, the Salvation Army encourages those without a roof over…

Pidcock House is located at 632 Pidcock Ave. in Courtenay. File photo
Construction has started on a pair of apartment buildings at 2600 Mission Rd. in Courtenay. File photo

Construction starts on Courtenay apartment complex

Construction has started on a pair of four-storey apartment buildings at 2600…

Construction has started on a pair of apartment buildings at 2600 Mission Rd. in Courtenay. 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
Seedy Saturday is an opportunity for communities across Canada to learn about seeds and to exchange their seeds with other people. (Paul Henderson - Black Press)

Seedy Saturday to hold province-wide gardening conference

The February event brings together seed enthusiasts from communities across B.C.

  • Feb 7, 2021
Seedy Saturday is an opportunity for communities across Canada to learn about seeds and to exchange their seeds with other people. (Paul Henderson - Black Press)
Conservancy Hornby Island is working to have a moratorium on the upcoming herring fishery. Photo, Simon Ager

Hornby Island group wants roe herring moratorium

DFO is considering feedback before issuing its final plan for season

Conservancy Hornby Island is working to have a moratorium on the upcoming herring fishery. Photo, Simon Ager
The soldiers practise with radios communicating during an exercise. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Army reserve soldiers do recon training at Seal Bay

Canadian Scottish Regiment has about 20 soldiers training locally

The soldiers practise with radios communicating during an exercise. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Arctic air is forecast to envelop the Vancouver Island in the coming days, says Environment Canada. (News Bulletin file)

Arctic air forecast to put the chill on Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for the area

Arctic air is forecast to envelop the Vancouver Island in the coming days, says Environment Canada. (News Bulletin file)
The film for Secret Path, with illustrations by Jeff Lemire, tells the story of Chanie Wenjack and informs the Downie-Wenjack Fund’s work. Image, Downie-Wenjack Fund

Downie talks reconciliation with Comox Valley Schools staff

“This is a first-time event in that all district staff are participating.”

The film for Secret Path, with illustrations by Jeff Lemire, tells the story of Chanie Wenjack and informs the Downie-Wenjack Fund’s work. Image, Downie-Wenjack Fund
Gord Johns has introduced a Private Member’s Bill to increase the tax credit for volunteer firefighters, and search and rescue volunteers. File photo

Courtenay-Alberni MP introduces bill to benefit volunteer firefighters, search and rescue workers

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns introduced Thursday a Private Member’s Bill to increase…

  • Feb 4, 2021
Gord Johns has introduced a Private Member’s Bill to increase the tax credit for volunteer firefighters, and search and rescue volunteers. File photo
Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré recently pitched their Green New Deal plan to Cumberland’s council. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland pair pitch their Green New Deal

Two friends want their community to be example for others to follow

Ben Mason (left) and Lister de Vitré recently pitched their Green New Deal plan to Cumberland’s council. Photo by Mike Chouinard
COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health service area, Jan. 24-30. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

New COVID-19 cases daily keep ‘pressure’ on Island residents to stop the spread

Case numbers remain highest in Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley South, but are levelling off

COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health service area, Jan. 24-30. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
A cougar was caught on home surveillance video on Feb.3 in an east Courtenay neighbourhood. Video still/Cat Pedersen
A cougar was caught on home surveillance video on Feb.3 in an east Courtenay neighbourhood. Video still/Cat Pedersen
A Holiday Inn Express is being proposed near Chances Casino in Courtenay. Black Press file photo

Hotel proposed near Chances Casino in Courtenay

Construction of a Holiday Inn Express is being proposed at the corner…

A Holiday Inn Express is being proposed near Chances Casino in Courtenay. Black Press file photo
RCMP want to get more information about two reports of a woman possibly in distress inside a vehicle. File photo

Comox Valley RCMP looking into ‘woman in distress’ calls

Police are looking for a grey Chrysler sedan, perhaps five to seven years old

  • Feb 3, 2021
RCMP want to get more information about two reports of a woman possibly in distress inside a vehicle. File photo
The Comox Valley Regional District has announced that Alana Mullaly is the new General Manager of Planning and Development Services. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District welcomes new GM of planning/development services

The Comox Valley Regional District announces Alana Mullaly as the new General…

  • Feb 3, 2021
The Comox Valley Regional District has announced that Alana Mullaly is the new General Manager of Planning and Development Services. File photo
The Comox Valley Regional District board approved a rebate increase from $700 to $1,000 for those who rid their homes of old wood stoves. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District board approves wood stove rebate hikes

The Comox Valley Regional District board approved Feb. 2 a rebate increase…

The Comox Valley Regional District board approved a rebate increase from $700 to $1,000 for those who rid their homes of old wood stoves. File photo
A Comox Valley family has been awarded $3,000 under the new federal air passenger protection rules on a flight they took from Comox to Fort Lauderdale on Air Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Comox Valley family wins landmark tribunal case against Air Canada

“I feel a little bit like it was David versus Goliath.”

A Comox Valley family has been awarded $3,000 under the new federal air passenger protection rules on a flight they took from Comox to Fort Lauderdale on Air Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A screenshot of NDP MP Rachel Blaney in the House of Commons speaking during questions and comments period, June 28, 2018.

North Island-Powell River MP wants dental care to be covered for everyone

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is speaking out on dental care.

A screenshot of NDP MP Rachel Blaney in the House of Commons speaking during questions and comments period, June 28, 2018.
Tuesday morning, the NDP tabled a motion in the House of Commons calling on the Liberal government to establish a federal dental care program for Canadian families earning less than $90,000 per year.

North Island-Powell River MP calls for national dental care program

The NDP has tabled a motion in the House of Commons calling…

  • Feb 2, 2021
Tuesday morning, the NDP tabled a motion in the House of Commons calling on the Liberal government to establish a federal dental care program for Canadian families earning less than $90,000 per year.
Campbell River RCMP have made an arrest in connection with an Oct. 2020 death. RCMP photo
Campbell River RCMP have made an arrest in connection with an Oct. 2020 death. RCMP photo