editorial

COVID conspiracists tamper with Record newspapers

It has come to our attention that a certain number of our March 17 Comox Valley Record newspapers had been tampered with, by someone with ties to a publication devoted to COVID conspiracy theories.

Let us assure everyone who may have seen this unauthorized insert in the recent edition of the Record, it was not of our doing.

The publication in question goes against our editorial direction, and is nothing we would support.

Black Press Media policy dictates that we follow and reflect the information and advice provided by expert public health officials. Our primary objective is that the content we directly control and publish online and in print, are not the vehicles of COVID misinformation.

The affected newspapers appear to be ones that were accessible in community boxes. The likely scenario is that someone came by shortly after the papers were delivered to the community boxes, and inserted the offensive material inside.

Our legal team is investigating the incident. If anyone has any information as to who is responsible for the tampering of our product, please contact Comox Valley record publisher Keith Currie at 778-225-0032, or at keith.currie@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Thank you all for your continued support.

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