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Postcard moment

Postcard moment

When you’ve got wind and water, a boat and a sail, you’ve got all the ingredients you need for a great time.

Increasing rain the biggest factor in flooding

An engineering firm studying the Tsolum River concludes the amount of rainfall, especially extreme rain, is the most important factor in whether flooding will occur. And it looks like we've entered a period of increasingly heavy rainfall in this region, Graham Hill added Tuesday in a report to the Comox Valley Regional District.

Good Samaritan assaulted in Union Bay, car stolen

A joint effort between the Comox Valley RCMP and the Nanaimo RCMP have placed a 46-year-old Union Bay man in custody on numerous counts.

Snowpack almost gone, Comox Lake shrinking, Puntledge River calming

BC Hydro is advising that the Puntledge River will remain at more seasonal water flows for the remainder of the summer.
B.C. gang strategy working, Bond says

B.C. gang strategy working, Bond says

B.C.'s two-year-old 'gangs and guns' strategy is working, and the province will continue to do its share to maintain it, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond says.
'Spontaneous sharing of skills' big hit on main drag in Cumberland

'Spontaneous sharing of skills' big hit on main drag in Cumberland

It was all about community Sunday, as Cumberland hosted the Big Day After block party. After weeks of waiting and wondering about where The Big Time Out festival was going to be held, Cumberland's downtown business community came together to organize the Big Day After, which featured live music, shopping specials, vendors and children's activities along Dunsmuir Avenue.
Man who allegedly assaulted his wife sought by Comox Valley RCMP

Man who allegedly assaulted his wife sought by Comox Valley RCMP

Comox Valley RCMP are seeking a man with a lengthy criminal record who allegedly assaulted his wife Aug. 4 in the morning hours.

Big Time Out 2011 in Royston goes smoothly at Plan B location

The creative director of the Big Time Out is using words like "mellowest," "loveliest," "uplifting" and "positive" to describe this year's scaled-down festival. After weeks of uncertainty, the two-day festival found a new home this year at Ash Berry Farm on Royston Road, just beyond of the Village of Cumberland boundaries.
MS cycling fundraiser sees comox Valley going and coming

MS cycling fundraiser sees comox Valley going and coming

The MS Society of Canada has been holding summer cycling fundraising rides for over 20 years. This is my 17th MS Bike Tour and my fifth Multiple Sclerosis fundraising tour in B.C. after 12 years of cycling in Ontario’s tour rides encompassing 30+ rides covering about 4,100 kilometres.

Courtenay council asking for public consultation about homeless shelter

Courtenay council is hoping to engage the public more in the hopes of finding solutions to helping homeless and financially vulnerable members of the community.