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Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 5, 2022***EXCLUSIVE TO CVR

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 5, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 5, 2022

  • Oct 5, 2022
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 5, 2022***EXCLUSIVE TO CVR
Incumbent Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells found one of his election signs vandalized over the weekend. Photo supplied

EDITORIAL: Election battles need to stay civil

No place for childish behaviour like defacing and destroying signs

Incumbent Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells found one of his election signs vandalized over the weekend. Photo supplied
(courtesy B.C. Lions)

THE MOJ: A Rourke return for the Lions? Let’s call it a long shot with a shot

Still a faint hope that B.C.’s quarterback sensation could be back in time for the playoffs

(courtesy B.C. Lions)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 28, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 28, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 28, 2022

  • Sep 28, 2022
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 28, 2022
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LETTER – Learn about the issues that are important to you, and vote accordingly

Dear editor, I hear that in Russia this week, soldiers are going…

  • Sep 28, 2022
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This is the time of year when anglers can be spotted fishing along the Puntledge River. Photo by Terry Farrell

LETTER – Trash being left behind by anglers on the Puntledge river is ‘just plain wrong’

Dear editor, Salmon fishing season is in full swing on the Puntledge…

  • Sep 26, 2022
This is the time of year when anglers can be spotted fishing along the Puntledge River. Photo by Terry Farrell
When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)
ballot box

LETTER – Make an informed decision when voting on Oct. 15

Dear editor, With Comox Valley local elections coming up in less than…

  • Sep 21, 2022
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A revised Wood Smoke Reduction Strategy will be presented to the CVRD board Sept. 20. File photo

LETTER – If wood smoke is not already an election issue, it should be

Dear editor, The Comox Valley is living through another, thankfully short, period…

  • Sep 21, 2022
A revised Wood Smoke Reduction Strategy will be presented to the CVRD board Sept. 20. File photo
This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)

WOLF: Which toys would make the cut for induction into your own Hall of Fame?

COLUMN: Table hockey, Intellivision, Hot Wheels and Nerf balls stir memories

This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)
King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)

KIRKA: Inside the abbey, a funeral fit for a leader

A first-person account of Queen Elizabeth II’s service

King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

WOLF: I’ll miss my special annual phone calls from ‘Queen Elizabeth’

COLUMN: Queen-related stories bring back cherished memories

Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Nora O’Malley in front of Windsor Castle on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Tristan McConnell photo)

COLUMN: Much ado about the Queen

Tofino-Ucluelet reporter writes about a chance visit to London days after Her Majesty’s death

Nora O’Malley in front of Windsor Castle on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Tristan McConnell photo)
Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)

Editorial: Bringing monarchy into the 21st century

If the British monarchy is to continue, it needs to be dragged into the 21st Century

  • Sep 15, 2022
Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)
Letters to the editor.

LETTER – Fishing trip results in a different kind of catch and release

Dear editor, It was the last day of the summer holidays this…

  • Sep 14, 2022
Letters to the editor.
Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Consider climate issues before casting your vote

By Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record Three years ago, the UN…

  • Sep 14, 2022
Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.

VIDEO: Message from Ryan Reynolds helps Black Press reporter celebrate end of cancer journey

Reporter Jessica Peters writes how one tweet helped share happiness around the world

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com. Include your first and last name or initials and a last name, and your city of residence. Letters will be edited.

LETTER – Idiens Way has become a main traffic thoroughfare, much to its residents’ dismay

Dear editor, I applaud the traffic control measures recently implemented by the…

  • Sep 10, 2022
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com. Include your first and last name or initials and a last name, and your city of residence. Letters will be edited.
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

FINLAYSON: A post-Labour Day review of B.C.’s job market

‘The province’s economy is now losing steam amid a turbulent and uncertain global backdrop and decelerating growth in both the U.S. and Canada’

  • Sep 7, 2022
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
School is back in session starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, and motorists should take care as they will once again be sharing the road with children walking to and from school. (Black Press Media file photo)

Editorial: Help Comox Valley students arrive at school safely

ICBC issues safety reminders for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians

School is back in session starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, and motorists should take care as they will once again be sharing the road with children walking to and from school. (Black Press Media file photo)