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Money raised at a Sunday event will help a Comox Valley couple pay for travel expenses to access health care for their child who has muscular dystrophy. (Photo: Pixabay)

Island tradespeople unite to help couple and child

A group of trades people organized a Sunday fundraiser in the Comox…

Money raised at a Sunday event will help a Comox Valley couple pay for travel expenses to access health care for their child who has muscular dystrophy. (Photo: Pixabay)
The CVRD board is considering a number of recommendations to improve the Homelessness Supports Service. File photo

Homelessness tax supports numerous Comox Valley housing projects

Since 2016, Comox Valley taxpayers have been paying into a Homelessness Supports…

The CVRD board is considering a number of recommendations to improve the Homelessness Supports Service. File photo
COVID-19 (Pixabay)

Case of COVID-19 at Maple Ridge high school may be new variant

Maple Ridge testing centre closed Monday as Garibaldi students, staff to be tested

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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
Graphic of proposed Union Bay Discovery Centre.

Sewer grant, Discovery Centre could be on way at Union Bay Estates

UBID board also looking at key issues for transition to the regional district

Graphic of proposed Union Bay Discovery Centre.
The International Student Program is running at about half capacity, and students have to do 14 days quarantine both here and before they leave their home country. Image, Comox Valley Schools website

International student plan one of the safest, says Comox Valley district

Second cohort for spring semester will be the last one coming this school year

The International Student Program is running at about half capacity, and students have to do 14 days quarantine both here and before they leave their home country. Image, Comox Valley Schools website
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns wants the federal government to protect CERB payments. File photo

Courtenay-Alberni MP Johns calls for stop of CERB clawback

Minister responds no one will be required to repay CERB at this time

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns wants the federal government to protect CERB payments. File photo
Cumberland will be a launching a new web portal for new businesses and investors. Image, screenshot

Cumberland looks to future with online tools

Village updates website while launching new economic development site soon

Cumberland will be a launching a new web portal for new businesses and investors. Image, screenshot
Three Comox Valley organizations are receiving financial support for addictions treatment and recovery services. File photo

Comox Valley addictions treatment/recovery services receive financial boost

Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard announced funding for addictions treatment and recovery services…

  • Jan 29, 2021
Three Comox Valley organizations are receiving financial support for addictions treatment and recovery services. File photo
The #LoveCumberland brand is one of the CBA initiatives. Facebook photo

Cumberland, business association work to formalize relationship

Plan is for memorandum of understanding to cover issues such as funding, events

The #LoveCumberland brand is one of the CBA initiatives. Facebook photo
The Hornby Island Community School was destroyed by fire in 2018, but a new school is slated to open next year. File photo

New Hornby Island school scheduled to open September 2022

The Government of B.C. is providing $10.4 million for a new, 95-seat…

  • Jan 29, 2021
The Hornby Island Community School was destroyed by fire in 2018, but a new school is slated to open next year. File photo
Mowi owns a number of open-net pen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands. Photo supplied

Impending north Island salmon farm closures causing uncertainty

Tired of commuting from the Lower Mainland to her job in northern…

Mowi owns a number of open-net pen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands. Photo supplied
A photo of the excavated area at McLean Mill at the end of the rail line, taken on Dec. 16, 2020. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni offers $10,000 for information about McLean Mill oil spill

Costs for the cleanup of the site have reached more than $1 million

A photo of the excavated area at McLean Mill at the end of the rail line, taken on Dec. 16, 2020. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The CVRD office in Courtenay. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District adopts statement of reconciliation

At its first meeting of 2021, the Comox Valley Regional District board…

  • Jan 28, 2021
The CVRD office in Courtenay. File photo
A nurse prepares a vaccine dose at an immunization clinic for long-term care workers in Nanaimo earlier this month. (Island Health photo)

Island Health making hard choices about vaccines and ‘who gets into the lifeboat’

Vaccine delivery delays keeping chief medical health officer awake at night

A nurse prepares a vaccine dose at an immunization clinic for long-term care workers in Nanaimo earlier this month. (Island Health photo)
School District 71 wants to hear from families soon about whether they plan on using reserved spots at schools come fall. Record file photo

Comox Valley district needs to hear if students returning to sites in fall

School District 71 did see high return rate after COVID-19 closures in spring

School District 71 wants to hear from families soon about whether they plan on using reserved spots at schools come fall. Record file photo
Courtenay council

City of Courtenay receives $4 million Safe Restart Grant

In the fall, the City of Courtenay received a $4.149 million ‘COVID-19…

Courtenay council
The Village of Cumberland is moving ahead on bringing in possible speed limit reductions. Record file photo

Cumberland council moves on slower speed zones

Mayor says goal is to have ‘blanket zone’ in place by summer

The Village of Cumberland is moving ahead on bringing in possible speed limit reductions. Record file photo
An Active Transportation Plan aims to improve connections between municipal and rural areas to encourage residents to use active transportation on daily trips. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley Regional District undertakes Active Transportation Plan

The Comox Valley Regional District with municipal partners and K’omoks First Nation,…

  • Jan 27, 2021
An Active Transportation Plan aims to improve connections between municipal and rural areas to encourage residents to use active transportation on daily trips. Scott Stanfield photo
Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
The number of reported assaults in Courtenay jumped from 302 in 2019 to 364 in 2020. File photo

Assaults up in Courtenay, according to police statistics

The number of assaults increased significantly in Courtenay from 2019 to 2020,…

The number of reported assaults in Courtenay jumped from 302 in 2019 to 364 in 2020. File photo