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Funeral Sept. 2 in Comox for Second World War Spitfire pilot

Funeral Sept. 2 in Comox for Second World War Spitfire pilot

A decorated Spitfire pilot who served during the Second World War is being remembered as a gentleman and a role model after passing away this weekend. Douglas (Duke) Warren, who flew a Spitfire fighter as part of No.165 Squadron at Dieppe with his twin brother Bruce — also nicknamed Duke — passed away Saturday in Comox at the age of 89.

Climber rescued in Kootenays by CFB Comox personnel

Aircraft from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron were called Saturday at approximately 9 p.m. to evacuate an injured climber who had fallen down a waterfall at MacBeth Icefield north of Kootenay Lake.
Medal-winning student wants to help fight cancer

Medal-winning student wants to help fight cancer

When Lance Shaver leaves for Victoria this Friday, he will take the first steps on the path he hopes will lead to helping people with cancer. The 18-year-old from Merville, who graduated from Georges P. Vanier Secondary School in June, will pursue a degree in microbiology at the University of Victoria.

Biotoxin discovered in B.C. shellfish for first time

About 60 people became sick recently from a biotoxin found in about 30,000 pounds of mussels that were harvested this summer near Cortes Island.
Sockeye probe reports split on aquaculture risk

Sockeye probe reports split on aquaculture risk

Disease, not sea lice, main threat from salmon farms: inquiry researcher
Hundreds ride for YANA in Comox Valley

Hundreds ride for YANA in Comox Valley

About 200 cyclists pedalled around the Comox Valley at the fifth annual ride, which kicked off Sunday from Blacks Cycle in Comox.
Brave Courtenay boy loses battle with brain tumour

Brave Courtenay boy loses battle with brain tumour

Every once in a while, a community is touched deeply through the incredible spirit of an individual. Usually, that individual is an adult of some standing and accomplishment. Occasionally, however, a child will take on that role, and then we are affected in a much greater way. Sammy Antunez Marquez was a child of such rarity.

Cyclists massing forces for Courtenay council meeting

The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition will appeal to Courtenay Council next Tuesday (Sept. 6) to make cycling infrastructure improvements a priority.
Changes coming to B.C. carbon offsets

Changes coming to B.C. carbon offsets

The B.C. government's carbon neutrality program is working, but it needs changes, Environment Minister Terry Lake says. School and hospital funds are being diverted to carbon reduction projects at energy, cement and forest companies.

Second World War Spitfire pilot dies in Comox

A Canadian Spitfire pilot who survived the crushing Second World War defeat at Dieppe in 1942 died Saturday in Comox.