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LETTER – COVID reminds Comox senior of her childhood during the Second World War

Dear editor, COVID-19 reminds me of the Second World War in many…

  • Jan 23, 2021
3L Developments has stated it is pulling the plug on its plans to build a residential neighbourhood in the Stotan Falls area. The company has repeatedly offered to turn the Stotan Falls area into parkland, if the CVRD were to amend its Regional Growth Strategy to allow for a residential community to be built in the area. The CVRD has steadfastly turned down the development company. File photo.

LETTER – The provincial government should buy the 3L land

Dear editor, Re: Rick Kellow’s Jan. 6 letter (When considering Stotan Falls,…

  • Jan 23, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Draw of gang life a reflection of societal values

Wealth and all its trappings glorified at every turn

  • Jan 20, 2021
3L Developments has stated it is pulling the plug on its plans to build a residential neighbourhood in the Stotan Falls area. The company has repeatedly offered to turn the Stotan Falls area into parkland, if the CVRD were to amend its Regional Growth Strategy to allow for a residential community to be built in the area. The CVRD has steadfastly turned down the development company. File photo.

LETTER – Reader says 3L’s liability concerns are a non-issue; landowner is protected

Dear editor, Re: Paid advertorial in the Jan.6 issue of the Record…

  • Jan 18, 2021
3L Developments has stated it is pulling the plug on its plans to build a residential neighbourhood in the Stotan Falls area. The company has repeatedly offered to turn the Stotan Falls area into parkland, if the CVRD were to amend its Regional Growth Strategy to allow for a residential community to be built in the area. The CVRD has steadfastly turned down the development company. File photo.
A rendering of the proposed Sixth Street cable-stayed bridge. Graphic supplied

LETTER: Courtenay needs the Sixth Street bike/pedestrian bridge

Dear editor, Courtenay should build a bike/pedestrian bridge across the Courtenay River…

  • Jan 17, 2021
A rendering of the proposed Sixth Street cable-stayed bridge. Graphic supplied
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
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442 assists in Nanaimo rescue
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Orcas in Ucluelet Harbour
Comox councillor proposes adopting UNDRIP
Fish farms. (Black Press file photo)

LETTER – Ocean health should outweigh corporate profits

Dear editor, Re: #CoastalJobsGone [and] Ottawa has put our communities at risk…

  • Jan 13, 2021
Fish farms. (Black Press file photo)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
North Island mayors say their voices should be heard by DFO before final decisions are made about fish farms. (Black Press file photo)

LETTER – Reader upset with ‘one-sided’ article regarding mayors’ reactions to fish farming developments

Dear editor, Re: Vancouver Island mayors say they weren’t consulted on B.C.…

  • Jan 6, 2021
North Island mayors say their voices should be heard by DFO before final decisions are made about fish farms. (Black Press file photo)
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LETTER – Authorities must insist on mandatory quarantine after travel

Dear editor, So now we are in another COVID crisis in Canada:…

  • Jan 6, 2021
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LETTER – Saying a senior leads a lonely life because of his desire to pass up vaccine is judgmental

Dear editor, I think that the letter about the elderly gentleman wanting…

  • Jan 6, 2021
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Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for week of Jan. 6, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for week of Jan. 6, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for week of Jan. 6, 2021

  • Jan 4, 2021
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for week of Jan. 6, 2021
In Canada, 20 per cent of total food wastage occurs at the household average. This translates into a household financial loss of $1,800 every year. (Stock photo)

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Canada is a major contributor to the global food waste crisis

Megan Tomlinson Special to The Record The disparity between food waste and…

  • Jan 4, 2021
In Canada, 20 per cent of total food wastage occurs at the household average. This translates into a household financial loss of $1,800 every year. (Stock photo)
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

ISLAND HEALTH COLUMN: New year focus on vaccinations, opioid crisis, racism in healthcare

Island Health says while there is much work ahead, there is hope

  • Jan 2, 2021
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)
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LETTER – Rat poison is equally as toxic to other animals

Dear editor, Imagine this: it is winter, you are cold and wet…

  • Jan 1, 2021
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Under The Glacier: The best of 2020

Bob Castle’s editorial cartoons struck many chords in 2020

  • Dec 31, 2020
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LETTER – Continuation of international student program amid pandemic smacks of a money grab

Dear editor, Interesting that the Comox Valley School District is continuing its…

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)

COLUMN: Bus companies at risk as revenue drops 95 per cent, no help in sight

John Wilson is president and CEO, The Wilson’s Group of Companies

  • Dec 30, 2020
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria last week. (Island Health photo)

LETTER – Dr. Henry’s vaccine photo op was wrong on many levels

Seeing the picture of Dr. Henry receiving the COVID-19 vaccine filled my…

  • Dec 30, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria last week. (Island Health photo)
The Junction at 988 Eighth St. in Courtenay. File photo

EDITORIAL: Comox Valley needs another supportive housing complex

It appears the dust has settled since The Junction supportive housing complex…

The Junction at 988 Eighth St. in Courtenay. File photo