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In the pink

In the pink

Rotarians celebrate anniversary, keep fighting polio

Rotarians celebrate anniversary, keep fighting polio

Feb. 23 marked the 106th anniversary of Rotary International. With more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide, Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Falling Seal Bay trees improves worker safety

About 40 dead and hazardous trees will be felled along the Don Apps and Horse Bike trails to ensure worker safety during site remediation in Seal Bay Park during the last week of February.

Courtenay mall still seeking zoning amendment to allow liquor

The owners of the Driftwood Mall have taken another step forward as they try to court a liquor store. Bentall Kennedy, which owns the Driftwood Mall, has applied to change Courtenay's zoning bylaw to allow a liquor store on the property.

Radiology review spreads to mammograms, ultrasounds

The health authority has begun re-reading more than 2,700 CT scans, as the work of a radiologist who has been at St. Joseph's General Hospital for more than 30 years is being investigated. The initial review, which began this weekend, impacts 2,723 CT scans involving 2,490 patients, according to a news release from the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).
Swans on parade

Swans on parade

Old Danish lady sails into Comox Harbour

Old Danish lady sails into Comox Harbour

Before finding a home in the Comox harbour, the good ship Providence had been around the block and then some in her 100-plus years of existence. Her story begins in 1903 when launched as the fishing vessel Valkirien, guided by two masts and powered by a two-stroke, single-cylinder 35-horsepower diesel engine.
RCMP didn't get their man, but they nabbed someone else who was wanted

RCMP didn't get their man, but they nabbed someone else who was wanted

A high-risk takedown on the Comox Valley Parkway Wednesday afternoon resulted in a happy accident for the RCMP.

Town of Comox bylaw could change due to topsoil issue

Comox council will consider amending the town's business licence bylaw, in response to a development permit application for a topsoil operation at 1660 Knight Rd.
Dosanjh braves blizzard to go all the way to Holland

Dosanjh braves blizzard to go all the way to Holland

Former B.C. premier Ujjal Dosanjh fought his way through a whiteout in Parksville to attend a fundraising dinner for the Vancouver Island North federal Liberal Association Wednesday in Courtenay.