HAVE YOUR SAY: Supporters made Old Orchard’s 100th birthday party possible

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Old Orchard!

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Old Orchard! The Old Orchard Neighbourhood Association would like to thank Diana Schroeder for her tireless efforts making it happen, her friends Marcella and Dawn for all their hard work getting things ready, Andrew Clark for the use of his yard, as well as Eve Mark, Peter Merrick, Steve Shoenhoff and everyone else who helped out during the day. Special thanks go out to the entire crew of Pressing Matter Mobile Juicing, and also Grains Bakery, Rob Samsom, Evelyn, Lush Comox Valley, Bonnie Oakes and all the apple tree owners for their generous donations. Lastly, three cheers for Judith Wright and Dan Jackson from École Puntledge Elementary, all the apple harvesters from divisions 10 and 12, and the parent volunteers for doing such an incredible job collecting apples. You all help to make our community great!

A school-sized bouquet to Sunwest Volkswagen for their generous support of Southgate Middle School’s Terry Fox fundraiser. By donating water and oranges you made our event special, and through your incredible offer to match our funds raised, you created excitement among our students and partnered in a significant donation to the Terry Fox Foundation. Thanks again, Sunwest Volkswagen.

My bouquet goes out to the staff at Comox Co-op and especially Lynn. This has been a long time in coming. I was coming back from shopping and started to feel odd. I was still new at this diabetic thing so when I started to feel ill, I decided to go to the Co-op as I know where the washroom is there. I had locked the door behind me and was trying to pull myself together when I realized I was probably having a low blood sugar thing happen. When I could finally get myself to the door and came out, I tried to tell the fella behind the counter what I thought was going on and that I felt like I was going to pass out. Lynn overheard this, grabbed a chair, made me sit and got a slushy for me to drink. Within a very short period of time, I could think better and function more like myself. I did call a friend to come get me as I was exhausted by then and couldn’t drive. I can’t say enough about Lynn’s reaction and how they helped me that day. Crazily enough, I was the second one in that month for them. So to those who manage the Co-op, you’ve got a great bunch of staff there. And, Lynn, thanks soooo much. Not sure what would have happened otherwise.

Just Posted

Ronan and his son, eight-year-old Erwan Teyssier ran The Cumby together this year. Photo supplied
Cumby Trail Race raises $15,000+ for Cumberland forest protection

The theme of The Cumby 2021 trail race was ‘Celebrating This Land’… Continue reading

From left, Karen Cummins, Suzanne Gravelle and Ted Grainger pose with the winner of this year’s Comox Valley Nature Tree of the Year contest - a western yew, located in the Cumberland Community Forest. Photo by Dianne Grainger.
Comox Valley’s ‘Tree of the Year’ unveiled

By Kerri Scott Special to The Record For the first time in… Continue reading

A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo
Comox Valley shellfish operator fined $10,000 for violations

Fisheries Act charges against three others in same case were stayed

The design of a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Rodello Street and Comox Avenue. Photo submitted
Town taking a second look at Comox Avenue roundabout

The idea first came to fruition in late 2014 for the intersection of Rodello Street and Comox Avenue

Noella Rousseau of CVCDA’s Project Inclusion Program checks out the garlic bed at the Free To Grow Community Garden. Photo supplied.
Comox Valley Child Development Association program unveils new community garden

There’s a new community garden in the Comox Valley, which is doubling… Continue reading

How to tell if a call from ‘CRA’ is legitimate or a scam

Expert says it’s important to verify you really are dealing with the CRA before you give out any info

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 13 to 19

Flag Day, Garbage Man Day, International Panic Day all coming up this week

Terry Mazzei next to a truck after it was struck by lightning, with him inside, on Wednesday afternoon, June 9. He walked away from the incident without injury and the truck sustained only mild damage; a blown front tire and newly broken gas gauge. (Wendy Mazzei photo)
Vancouver Island man walks away unscathed after lightning strike

VIDEO: ‘We like to think that his dad was watching over him’

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo man, already in jail, found guilty of sexual abuse of sons

Man previously sentenced for sexual interference involving girl in Nanaimo

British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 10. (Screen grab)
Black Press Media winners take gold at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets campers while visiting McDougall, Ont. on Thursday, July 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
71% of B.C. men say they’d prefer to go camping with Trudeau: survey

Most British Columbians with plans to go camping outdoors say they’d prefer to go with Trudeau or Shania Twain

Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Marine Mammal Response Program rescued an adult humpback what that was entangled in commercial fishing gear in the waters off of Entrance Island on Thursday, June 10. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Response Program)
Rescuers free humpback ‘anchored’ down by prawn traps off Vancouver Island

Department of Fisheries and Oceans responders spend hours untangling whale

Chilliwack cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. Eheler was sentenced to nine years jail in 2018, but was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal of conviction.(Facebook)
Director of civil forfeiture seeks $140,000 from Fraser Valley drug dealer’s father-in-law

Clayton Eheler’s father-in-law Ray Morrissey caught with money in Fort St. John by B.C.’s gang unit

Most Read