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Police Service Dogs Case and Hammer showed up at the Courtenay-Comox RCMP detachment’s fundraiser barbecue to enjoy the company and the support from the community. RCMP photo
Police Service Dogs Case and Hammer showed up at the Courtenay-Comox RCMP detachment’s fundraiser barbecue to enjoy the company and the support from the community. RCMP photo
A member of the winning team, Boss Hog’s, was busy behind the grill Sunday at the annual Comox Valley Ribfest, which also ran Friday and Saturday at Cumberland Village Park. The Strathcona Sunrise Rotary club hosted the event. Scott Stanfield photos

Boss Hog’s sweeps awards at Comox Valley Ribfest

Boss Hog’s, an award-winning team of ribbers from London, Ont., swept the…

A member of the winning team, Boss Hog’s, was busy behind the grill Sunday at the annual Comox Valley Ribfest, which also ran Friday and Saturday at Cumberland Village Park. The Strathcona Sunrise Rotary club hosted the event. Scott Stanfield photos
The Ministry of Forests has upgraded Vancouver Island’s drought level warning to level 3 after a long period of hot weather and no rain. (Courtesy of Ministry of Forests)

Vancouver Island’s drought rating rises to level 3

Province asking people to cut back on water usage, may add restrictions if conditions don’t improve

The Ministry of Forests has upgraded Vancouver Island’s drought level warning to level 3 after a long period of hot weather and no rain. (Courtesy of Ministry of Forests)
Wendy Morin is running for Courtenay council again. Photo supplied

Morin runs again for Courtenay council

“Our council is very action-oriented.”

Wendy Morin is running for Courtenay council again. Photo supplied
A monument honours victims at a Black Lives Matter event in the Comox Valley in June 2020. Cumberland is now looking at bringing in an anti-racism policy. Record file photo

Cumberland anti-racism policy takes next step

BRIEFS: Village needs members for board of variance

A monument honours victims at a Black Lives Matter event in the Comox Valley in June 2020. Cumberland is now looking at bringing in an anti-racism policy. Record file photo
File photo of Gwyn Sproule, who has decided to retire after 20 years on Cumberland council.

Longtime Cumberland councillor not seeking re-election

Longtime Cumberland councillor Gwyn Sproule will not be seeking re-election this fall.…

  • Aug 25, 2022
File photo of Gwyn Sproule, who has decided to retire after 20 years on Cumberland council.
Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton has been appointed to the B.C. Caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Photo supplied

Courtenay councillor appointed to FCM B.C. Caucus

Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton will be joining CVRD Area A director Daniel…

Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton has been appointed to the B.C. Caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Photo supplied
The watershed map shows the No. 2 Dam. Image, Village of Cumberland

Cumberland lands two major infrastructure grants

“We look forward to future engagement with residents on land-use planning.”

The watershed map shows the No. 2 Dam. Image, Village of Cumberland
Michael Gilbert is running for Courtenay council. Photo supplied

Retired restaurateur declares candidacy for Courtenay council

I want to offer a better alternative along with others who are…

  • Aug 24, 2022
Michael Gilbert is running for Courtenay council. Photo supplied
There will be a memorandum of understanding covering trail use in Cumberland between the village, UROC and two timber companies. File photo supplied

Cumberland sets out new agreement for trail use

Memorandum of understanding includes village, UROC, timber companies

There will be a memorandum of understanding covering trail use in Cumberland between the village, UROC and two timber companies. File photo supplied
A closeup of the Miller Freeman. Photo supplied

CVRD pursues permanent injunction to stop shipbreaking in Union Bay

The Comox Valley Regional District is in the process of obtaining a…

A closeup of the Miller Freeman. Photo supplied
Area A director Daniel Arbour has been appointed chair of the Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation committee of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Photo supplied

Comox Valley district director appointed chair of FCM committee

Daniel Arbour, Area A director of the Comox Valley Regional District, has…

Area A director Daniel Arbour has been appointed chair of the Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation committee of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Photo supplied
A revised Wood Smoke Reduction Strategy will be presented to the CVRD board Sept. 20. File photo

Comox Valley directors to consider revised wood smoke reduction strategy

In May, the Wood Smoke Reduction Strategy was presented to the Comox…

  • Aug 23, 2022
A revised Wood Smoke Reduction Strategy will be presented to the CVRD board Sept. 20. File photo
Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)

BREAKING: Evacuation Alert issued for Bulkley-Nechako region in northwest B.C in due to wildfire

The Morice River wildfire is located approximately 45kms southwest of the District of Houston

Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)
More people on Denman and Hornby Islands will have high-speed internet as construction to lay subsea fibre optic cable nears completion. File photo

Denman, Hornby to benefit from stronger internet connections

A greater number of residents on Denman and Hornby Islands will soon…

  • Aug 22, 2022
More people on Denman and Hornby Islands will have high-speed internet as construction to lay subsea fibre optic cable nears completion. File photo
A “parklet” on 4th Street provides a new gathering spot in downtown Courtenay. Photo supplied

Parklet expands public space in downtown Courtenay

Downtown Courtenay – already one of Vancouver Island’s most vibrant shopping districts…

  • Aug 19, 2022
A “parklet” on 4th Street provides a new gathering spot in downtown Courtenay. Photo supplied
Canadian Armed Forces parachute training will be taking place in Comox Aug. 22-26. Photo by Gerry Fairbrother

CAF to conduct parachute training at 19 Wing Comox

The Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue (CFSSAR) will conduct parachute…

  • Aug 19, 2022
Canadian Armed Forces parachute training will be taking place in Comox Aug. 22-26. Photo by Gerry Fairbrother
Cumberland Fire Rescue made an emergency request for a new vehicle. Image, Facebook

Cumberland’s fire department stuck with need for new truck

“We knew about the problem with it, but we felt we could make it last.”

Cumberland Fire Rescue made an emergency request for a new vehicle. Image, Facebook
The BC Coroners Service says the number of deaths due to toxic drugs between January and June of this year is the highest ever in B.C. File photo

International Awareness Day to shed light on toxic drug crisis

The Comox Valley Community Action Team (CAT) will draw attention to the…

The BC Coroners Service says the number of deaths due to toxic drugs between January and June of this year is the highest ever in B.C. File photo
A drawing shows the current approved design on the left and the proposed revisions. Image, Studio 531 Architects Inc.

Heritage committee reviews Cumberland Hotel site plan changes

“They also redesigned the building to add a few more units to make it more viable.”

A drawing shows the current approved design on the left and the proposed revisions. Image, Studio 531 Architects Inc.