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File photo of retired vessels parked in Baynes Sound at Union Bay, south of Courtenay.

Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound strongly oppose shipbreaking

The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound (CCOBS) are strongly opposed to shipbreaking…

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LETTER – Goose Spit beach fire program proved successful, despite what some former politicians say

Dear editor, Jim Gillis’s letter of Jan. 5 (Former regional district director…

  • Jan 26, 2022
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LETTER – Comox church responds to PM’s comments regarding anti-abortion organizations

Dear editor, On Dec. 16, 2021, Prime Minister Trudeau sent a letter…

  • Jan 26, 2022
Saratoga Speedway Dwarf Cars in action. Photo by Doug Waller

LETTER – Black Creek residents worry about proposed Saratoga Speedway expansion

The Comox Valley Regional District’s Electoral Areas Services Committee will be reviewing…

  • Jan 24, 2022
Saratoga Speedway Dwarf Cars in action. Photo by Doug Waller
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BAINS: Worker protections remain key 10 years after fatal northern B.C. sawmill explosions

Four workers died in two separate explosions at sawmills near Burns Lake and Prince George in 2012

  • Jan 19, 2022
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER – More must be done to address homelessness in the Comox Valley

Dear editor, As has been reported in the paper previously, the homelessness…

  • Jan 15, 2022
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Herring fishery. Photo, Simon Ager

LETTER – Fishery restrictions not strict enough to protect herring in the Strait of Georgia

Dear editor, I will start with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans…

  • Jan 12, 2022
Herring fishery. Photo, Simon Ager
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 12, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 12, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 12, 2022

  • Jan 12, 2022
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 12, 2022
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LETTER – Record newspaper delivery person thanks her customers

Dear editor, To all my Record customers on Mansfield, Cliffe Avenue, from…

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Canadian veterans may be eligible for medals from France and the Republic of Korea

Dear editor, War is death, it is destruction, and suffering. It is…

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Looking ahead to upheaval in 2022: The great reset in B.C.

By Bruce Cameron Decades ago, Bob Dylan sang, “You don’t need a…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. File photo, Pacific Wild

LETTER – Decision to ban herring fishery in 2022 does not go far enough

Dear editor, We applaud the decision to ban herring fishing in 2022,…

  • Jan 5, 2022
Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. File photo, Pacific Wild
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Letter – It is time for municipalities to take active transportation more seriously

Dear editor, I just bought a recumbent trike this past summer and…

  • Jan 5, 2022
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LETTER – Former regional district director says Town of Comox overstepping its boundaries

Dear editor, I get a wry smile when I read that Mayor…

  • Jan 3, 2022
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Worldwide, more than 5.4 million people have died from the coronavirus since January 2020. File photo

EDITORIAL: Get vaccinated, help flatten the curve

B.C.’s infection rate has taken off since the Omicron variant began to spread

Worldwide, more than 5.4 million people have died from the coronavirus since January 2020. File photo
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the new variants, difficult conversations may be necessary when planning gatherings with friends or family during the holiday season. (Pixabay.com)

EDITORIAL: Talk safety before celebrating the holidays

As COVID-19 case numbers rise, difficult conversations will be necessary

  • Dec 22, 2021
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the new variants, difficult conversations may be necessary when planning gatherings with friends or family during the holiday season. (Pixabay.com)
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Merry Christmas from the editor’s desk: a tradition continues

The Comox Valley Record editor reflects upon the year, in verse

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