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North Island College site for hospital needs lots of study

There's still a lot of work to be done to determine whether the site is appropriate for a new hospital, but North Island College's president sees some benefits to locating the new facility by the campus. The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) is now considering locating the new Comox Valley hospital on 10 acres of land owned by North Island College (NIC) on the south side of Lerwick Road after the first site north of Lerwick in Crown Isle was deemed unsuitable.

Comox Valley Airport's assets grew in 2010

This past year was a strong one for the Comox Valley Airport Commission when it comes to finances, as the commission saw its total assets increase almost $1 million.
Big Time Out Festival will happen — but not in Cumberland

Big Time Out Festival will happen — but not in Cumberland

The show will go on — but not at Village Park where The Big Time Out is normally held in August. At an in-camera meeting Monday, Cumberland council unanimously voted to deny a Cumberland Village Works application to hold the Aug. 12 and 13 music festival in the village because the RCMP is "unable to recommend the event proceed this year," acting chief administrative officer Dave Durrant stated in a Wednesday press release.

Sex, drugs and — vagrancy — near Courtenay bridge

The Comox Valley RCMP have received numerous complaints about suspicious activity occurring near the Condensory Bridge in Courtenay.

Big Time Out music festival going ahead next month in Cumberland area

The Big Time Out music festival will proceed in August, promoter Vig Schulman confirmed Wednesday. After word leaked out earlier Wednesday that TBTO was not being sanctioned due to security concerns, Schulman subsequently said the festival Aug. 12 and 13 will proceed in the Cumberland area.
10% HST cheaper than PST, study finds

10% HST cheaper than PST, study finds

A 10 per cent harmonized sales tax will cost an average B.C. family $255 a year less than returning to the former provincial sales tax, according to a new study.
Japanese Self Defense Force learning with 442 Squadron

Japanese Self Defense Force learning with 442 Squadron

There were lots of smiles at 7 Hangar last Thursday afternoon, as 62 Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) members from VP3 Atsugi received a warm welcome from 407 Maritime Patrol Squadron members at 19 Wing Comox.

Solid waste service has 'sleep-walked into the abyss'

The Strathcona Regional District has considered pulling out of the regional solid waste service that is administered by the Comox Valley Regional District. The district board, which serves Campbell River, has been concerned about a lack of information on the budget process, a lack of openness and transparency, and about a "perception of a Comox Valley-centric service with respect to advertising and publications,” Strathcona's chief administrative officer Brain Reardon states in a report.

Comox Valley Airport wooing multiple airlines to fly here

The Comox Valley Airport Commission continues to make expanding air service delivery its top priority. Working toward that goal, the Comox Valley Airport has presented 11 business cases to airlines, CEO Shirley de Silva explained during the Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC)'s annual public meeting July 21.
Downhill racer

Downhill racer

The Comox Kiwanis 26th annual Nautical Days SoapBox Derby happened Saturday, a week ahead of the main Nautical festivities.