Opinion

WeCan Shelter Society co-founder Charlene Davis and their latest recipient, Kim Hamilton, sit outside Kim’s new home. Photo by Terry Farrell

LETTER – Latest WeCan Shelter recipient grateful to the community

Dear editor, Now that I’m settled and everything is sorted with my…

  • Oct 21, 2022
WeCan Shelter Society co-founder Charlene Davis and their latest recipient, Kim Hamilton, sit outside Kim’s new home. Photo by Terry Farrell
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Photos of the clearcutting going on up Mount Washington Road. Photo by Jay Van Oostdam

LETTER – Sounding the alarm about clearcutting old-growth forests in the Comox Valley

Dear editor, It’s become common to see clearcut logging of second-growth trees…

  • Oct 20, 2022
Photos of the clearcutting going on up Mount Washington Road. Photo by Jay Van Oostdam
Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CAMERON: Boosting 2022 local election turnout in B.C. unlikely

‘One reason cited for the low turnout is the peculiar nature of local elections’

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Comox Valley Regional District is to receive $29,000 from the Environment Ministry's Wood Stove Exchange Program, which provides incentives to replace old stoves with cleaner options. File photo

LETTER – Courtenay council’s approach to wood burning upsets resident

Dear editor, Isn’t it ironic that on page A3 of last Wednesday’s…

  • Oct 19, 2022
The Comox Valley Regional District is to receive $29,000 from the Environment Ministry's Wood Stove Exchange Program, which provides incentives to replace old stoves with cleaner options. File photo
B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks adopt philosophy of making a good offence their best defence

Unable to fix the blueline, Vancouver looks to outscore the opposition

Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Letter to the editor.

LETTER – Election signs are an eyesore and a distraction

Dear editor, I absolutely think that the proliferation of lawn signs throughout…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Letter to the editor.
Graffiti and tagging on Comox Valley school walls have become a problem. Photo courtesy SD 71

Vandalism to Comox valley school properties prompts response from SD 71 superintendent

Tom Demeo Special to the Record Typically, summer holidays are a time…

Graffiti and tagging on Comox Valley school walls have become a problem. Photo courtesy SD 71
Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Dalton Schoen (83) is tackled by B.C. Lions' Delvin Breaux Sr. (23) after making a reception during the second half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Lions path to clinching 2nd place not as tough as you might think

Winnipeg will be relaxed, resting starters and less focused for two remaining tilts

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Dalton Schoen (83) is tackled by B.C. Lions' Delvin Breaux Sr. (23) after making a reception during the second half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Election: Don’t forget to have your say

Those who have seen the discourse on some local Facebook groups know…

  • Oct 8, 2022
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The top photo of the Comox Glacier was taken Sept. 28, 2013, and the bottom photo was taken Sept. 27, 2022. Photos by Fred Fern

LETTER – Ever-shrinking glacier a constant reminder of climate change

Dear editor, Anybody reading headlines recently will see that drought is a…

  • Oct 7, 2022
The top photo of the Comox Glacier was taken Sept. 28, 2013, and the bottom photo was taken Sept. 27, 2022. Photos by Fred Fern
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith reacts after his 8-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

THE MOJ: Don’t be surprised if Geno Smith keeps the Seahawks soaring

Many factors allowing former journeyman to shine in starter’s role

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith reacts after his 8-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)

COLUMN: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and PTSD

I always thought only those who were in a war had PTSD. I was wrong.

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)
Letter to the editor.

LETTER – Courtenay candidate failed to do any research before posting his campaign signs

Dear editor, Re: Local candidate’s signage draws City of Courtenay’s attention (Sept.…

  • Oct 5, 2022
Letter to the editor.
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
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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

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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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