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The Comox Valley Regional District is encouraging residents in Electoral Areas A, B and C to vote in the upcoming local government election. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District encourages citizens to vote

The Comox Valley Regional District is encouraging residents in Electoral Areas A,…

  • Sep 20, 2022
The Comox Valley Regional District is encouraging residents in Electoral Areas A, B and C to vote in the upcoming local government election. File photo
Environment Canada extended a smoky skies bulletin to Nanaimo, Parksville and the Comox Valley on Sunday, Sept. 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/Black Press Media)
Environment Canada extended a smoky skies bulletin to Nanaimo, Parksville and the Comox Valley on Sunday, Sept. 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/Black Press Media)
Comox Mayor Russ Arnott was on hand at the Courtenay Canada Day Parade. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott cancels re-election bid

Health issues force Arnott to drop out; Nicole Minions to be acclaimed as mayor on Oct. 15

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott was on hand at the Courtenay Canada Day Parade. Photo by Terry Farrell
St. Joseph’s General Hospital is funded by the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District. File photo

Comox Strathcona Hospital District to fund more clinics

The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District (CSRHD) plans to fund more health…

  • Sep 9, 2022
St. Joseph’s General Hospital is funded by the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District. File photo
Living wage is the hourly amount two working parents need to afford the basics. File photo
Living wage is the hourly amount two working parents need to afford the basics. File photo
The Comox Valley Schools board decided to adjust the boundaries of Courtenay Elementary and Royston Elementary to ensure space for students in the southern end of the district. Craig Sorochan photo

School enrolments grow as more families move to Comox Valley

As schools begin the 2022-2023 year, enrolments in Comox Valley Schools continue…

  • Sep 8, 2022
The Comox Valley Schools board decided to adjust the boundaries of Courtenay Elementary and Royston Elementary to ensure space for students in the southern end of the district. Craig Sorochan photo
A landfill capture and disposal system has been installed at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. File photo

GHG strategy to address landfill emissions in Comox Strathcona

In response to a motion from Will-Cole Hamilton, the Comox Strathcona Waste…

A landfill capture and disposal system has been installed at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. File photo
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird, left, presented Gwyn Sproule with the Freedom of the Village at a special council meeting Thursday. Scott Stanfield photo

Gwyn Sproule receives Cumberland’s Freedom of the Village

Gwyn Sproule is the first woman and sixth person in Cumberland’s history…

Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird, left, presented Gwyn Sproule with the Freedom of the Village at a special council meeting Thursday. Scott Stanfield photo
Anne Kang, B.C.’s minister of advanced education and skills training, announces the province is spending $87 million to build new student housing spaces at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Province announces it’s spending $87 million on student housing at VIU

Residences will be nine storeys and utilize ‘hybrid mass timber’ construction

Anne Kang, B.C.’s minister of advanced education and skills training, announces the province is spending $87 million to build new student housing spaces at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A drumming group performs on the Simms Park stage Wednesday at the International Day of Awareness event. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley CAT hosts International Overdose Awareness Day event

Disclaimer: This story could be triggering for some individuals The number of…

A drumming group performs on the Simms Park stage Wednesday at the International Day of Awareness event. Scott Stanfield photo
File photo of Will Cole-Hamilton

Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton seeks re-election

Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton announced Monday that he will seek re-election on…

  • Sep 2, 2022
File photo of Will Cole-Hamilton
File photo of public pool. The Sports Centre pool will be closed for September due to a leak.

Leak discovered at Comox Valley Sports Centre Pool

Comox Valley Regional District staff are managing a leak from the Comox…

  • Sep 1, 2022
File photo of public pool. The Sports Centre pool will be closed for September due to a leak.
The City of Courtenay will be transferring a .11 acre land package to Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North for a future build. Photo via HabitatVIN.

Courtenay agrees to donate land to Habitat for Humanity

A property on Lake Trail Road donated by the City of Courtenay…

  • Sep 1, 2022
The City of Courtenay will be transferring a .11 acre land package to Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North for a future build. Photo via HabitatVIN.
BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon makes northern B.C. pitch during Terrace visit

Falcon said northern communities are being “totally left out” by an “urban” NDP government

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
The visibility of unsheltered individuals in the Comox Valley has risen significantly since the last homelessness count. File photo

Courtenay residents share idea to resolve traffic concerns

During the pandemic, local municipalities needed to respond to an increased visibility…

The visibility of unsheltered individuals in the Comox Valley has risen significantly since the last homelessness count. File photo
K’ómoks First Nation Hegus (Chief) Nicole Rempel, left, and SD71 board chair Tonia Frawley sign a Local Education Agreement Wednesday at the KFN administration office. Scott Stanfield photo

K’ómoks First Nation, SD71 sign Local Education Agreement

The K’ómoks First Nation and Comox Valley Schools (SD71) have signed a…

K’ómoks First Nation Hegus (Chief) Nicole Rempel, left, and SD71 board chair Tonia Frawley sign a Local Education Agreement Wednesday at the KFN administration office. Scott Stanfield photo
Melanie McCollum will seek a second term as Courtenay councillor in the Oct. 15 election. Photo supplied

Melanie McCollum announces Courtenay council re-election bid

Melanie McCollum, Courtenay city councillor and CVRD director, is seeking re-election on…

  • Aug 31, 2022
Melanie McCollum will seek a second term as Courtenay councillor in the Oct. 15 election. Photo supplied
A boat theft early this morning at Topley Landing has resulted in one injury after a police service pistol was discharged. (File photo)

Boat theft leads to officer-involved shooting in northwestern B.C.

Incident now in hands of independent investigation office

A boat theft early this morning at Topley Landing has resulted in one injury after a police service pistol was discharged. (File photo)
LINC students at the IWC Open House in Courtenay, that was held in June 2022. Photo courtesy IWC
LINC students at the IWC Open House in Courtenay, that was held in June 2022. Photo courtesy IWC
A heat warning has been issued for eastern Vancouver Island for the next two days. (File photo)

Heat warning in effect for eastern and inland Vancouver Island

Daytime highs could reach 30 C or more in next two days

  • Aug 29, 2022
A heat warning has been issued for eastern Vancouver Island for the next two days. (File photo)