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A house burned to the ground in the early morning hours Monday at Langlois Road. Photo courtesy CTV News Vancouver Island
A house burned to the ground in the early morning hours Monday at Langlois Road. Photo courtesy CTV News Vancouver Island
Starting Monday, Sept. 26, the contractor for the new Cumberland Child Care Centre will begin mobilizing and preparing the site.

Construction to begin on Cumberland child care facility

Starting Monday, Sept. 26, the contractor for the new Cumberland Child Care…

  • Sep 26, 2022
Starting Monday, Sept. 26, the contractor for the new Cumberland Child Care Centre will begin mobilizing and preparing the site.
Schools throughout SD 71 will be holding a week of activities for Truth and Reconciliation Week from Sept. 26 to 30. File photo, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley Schools to mark Truth and Reconciliation Week

Schools throughout SD 71 will be holding a week of activities for…

  • Sep 24, 2022
Schools throughout SD 71 will be holding a week of activities for Truth and Reconciliation Week from Sept. 26 to 30. File photo, Comox Valley Schools
A Wood Smoke Reduction Strategy guides action to reduce fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) generated through wood burning. File photo

Courtenay air quality improves, but still below acceptable limits

Action needed to further lower PM 2.5 concentrations: meteorologist

A Wood Smoke Reduction Strategy guides action to reduce fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) generated through wood burning. File photo
The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
Fanny Bay residents discuss problem properties at a neighbourhood meeting in summer 2020. File photo

Fanny Bay campsite proposal worries neighbourhood

Property has history of violent, unpredictable behaviour

Fanny Bay residents discuss problem properties at a neighbourhood meeting in summer 2020. File photo
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
More than 3,000 people have signed a petition requesting the reinstatement of the Goose Spit Fire Pit program. File photo

Petition requests reinstatement of fire pit program in Comox Valley

Goose Spit visitors limited to barbecues, hibachis, portable propane fire rings

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition requesting the reinstatement of the Goose Spit Fire Pit program. File photo
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
File photo of co-op housing.

Denman, Hornby islands face affordable housing challenges

Groups appeal to Comox Valley Regional District for assistance

File photo of co-op housing.
From left: the Thunderbird (Pentlatch Tribe), Sun (E’iksan Tribe), Whale (Sasitla), Bear (Sathloot) and the sísiúɫ (double headed sea serpent), which represents balance.

Artwork intended to help Comox Valley reflect on reconciliation

A window art display by K’ómoks artist Jessie Everson is an important…

  • Sep 20, 2022
From left: the Thunderbird (Pentlatch Tribe), Sun (E’iksan Tribe), Whale (Sasitla), Bear (Sathloot) and the sísiúɫ (double headed sea serpent), which represents balance.
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
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
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