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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)
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
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