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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.
Campbell confirmed as UK ambassador

Campbell confirmed as UK ambassador

The federal government has confirmed the appointment of former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell as Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Hydro rate increases to be cut back

Hydro rate increases to be cut back

BC Hydro should reduce its proposed rate increases by half and prune back a corporation that has become overstaffed and micromanaged, according to a review panel appointed by the B.C. government.
Big Day After will fill Cumberland's Dunsmuir Avenue on Sunday

Big Day After will fill Cumberland's Dunsmuir Avenue on Sunday

After an eventful two weeks in Cumberland waiting and wondering about where The Big Time Out festival was going to be held, the local downtown business community has decided how to respond. They are going to celebrate.
Half of 3 million HST ballots returned

Half of 3 million HST ballots returned

More than 1.6 million voters sent in their ballots for B.C.'s referendum on the harmonized sales tax, a participation rate that matches the 51 per cent turnout for the 2009 B.C. election.
Quality Foods, Pepsi helping health care

Quality Foods, Pepsi helping health care

Summer is a great time for planning backyard barbecues, pool parties, picnics and camping trips. And Quality Foods is hoping customers across Vancouver Island will choose Pepsi products for their gatherings. Quality Foods and Pepsi are teaming up this summer for the Help Do Some Good campaign, which raises money for the Quality Foods Community Health Endowment Fund every time a customer buys a 12-pack of participating Pepsi products.

Only a fraction of Comox Valley Airport marketing budget used for branding

The Comox Valley Airport Commission disclosed this week that it spent $96,500 on researching, developing and implementing its new brand model.