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The Widows’ Gardens Project has helped 361 Ugandan widows achieve sustainable independence in the past three years. Photo supplied

Valley donors provide food security to 361 Ugandan widows

Before the Widows’ Gardens Project came to southwestern Uganda, survival for a…

  • May 2, 2019
The Widows’ Gardens Project has helped 361 Ugandan widows achieve sustainable independence in the past three years. Photo supplied
Bowl, Baby, Bowl! is a fundraiser for L’Arche Comox Valley. It happens 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Code’s Country Lanes in Courtenay, with an after-party at the Elks Lodge down the street.

L’Arche Comox Valley’s ‘Bowl, Baby, Bowl’ returns

What kind of community event is all-ages, all-abilities friendly, promotes physical fitness…

  • Apr 30, 2019
Bowl, Baby, Bowl! is a fundraiser for L’Arche Comox Valley. It happens 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Code’s Country Lanes in Courtenay, with an after-party at the Elks Lodge down the street.
Courtenay’s GP Vanier Explore program prepares for its annual Giant Garage Sale

Courtenay’s GP Vanier Explore program prepares for its annual Giant Garage Sale

Bargain hunters, gardeners and food aficionados — mark your calendars for Saturday,…

  • Apr 30, 2019
Courtenay’s GP Vanier Explore program prepares for its annual Giant Garage Sale
Mark Hellman will perform at the May Day Bean Dinner in Cumberland, May 1. (Submitted)

Cumberland celebrates International Workers Day with annual Bean Dinner

The world may seem a little unsteady right now but there is…

  • Apr 28, 2019
Mark Hellman will perform at the May Day Bean Dinner in Cumberland, May 1. (Submitted)
Courtenay Urban Forest Strategy seeking public input

Courtenay Urban Forest Strategy seeking public input

Online survey ongoing, open house May 2

  • Apr 27, 2019
Courtenay Urban Forest Strategy seeking public input
Annual Courtenay plant sale upcoming

Annual Courtenay plant sale upcoming

Attention all gardeners: spring is finally here and it is time to…

  • Apr 25, 2019
Annual Courtenay plant sale upcoming
B.C. author and renowned death and dying expert presents in Comox Valley

B.C. author and renowned death and dying expert presents in Comox Valley

Barbara Morningstar to speak at Stan Hagen Theatre May 2

  • Apr 24, 2019
B.C. author and renowned death and dying expert presents in Comox Valley
Applications being accepted for Courtenay Canada Day vendors

Applications being accepted for Courtenay Canada Day vendors

Canada Day celebrations in Courtenay are just around the corner and preparations…

  • Apr 23, 2019
Applications being accepted for Courtenay Canada Day vendors
Comox church series addresses life’s tough challenges

Comox church series addresses life’s tough challenges

Life is busy, very busy. So much so that we often come…

  • Apr 23, 2019
Comox church series addresses life’s tough challenges
The Dr. Lou Dryden Trades Training Atrium was unveiled at the Comox Valley campus Trades Centre during a ceremony on April 16. Dr. Dryden served as NIC’s third president from 1997 until 2009. His wife Paula, son Lee, daughter Nikki and granddaughter Eloise stand in front of the plaque honouring Dr. Dryden’s contribution to NIC.

North Island College names atrium after Dr. Lou Dryden

North Island College honoured the legacy of former president Dr. Lou Dryden…

  • Apr 22, 2019
The Dr. Lou Dryden Trades Training Atrium was unveiled at the Comox Valley campus Trades Centre during a ceremony on April 16. Dr. Dryden served as NIC’s third president from 1997 until 2009. His wife Paula, son Lee, daughter Nikki and granddaughter Eloise stand in front of the plaque honouring Dr. Dryden’s contribution to NIC.
Painted pinkies mark World Immunization Week

Painted pinkies mark World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week runs April 24-30

  • Apr 22, 2019
Painted pinkies mark World Immunization Week
G.P. Vanier’s DInamic, managed by David Benton, won a provincial title for the Engineering Challenge at the secondary level. Photo via Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley school teams show well at provincial Destination Imagination (DI) tournament

A couple of provincial titles among finishes

  • Apr 11, 2019
G.P. Vanier’s DInamic, managed by David Benton, won a provincial title for the Engineering Challenge at the secondary level. Photo via Comox Valley Schools
The Courtenay Rec Easter Promenade will feature a special Easter egg hunt, where children will be looking for their own specially-marked egg hidden by the Easter Bunny. File photo

Courtenay Easter Promenade features custom Easter egg hunt

Pre-register by April 15 to be involved in the Easter egg hunt

  • Apr 11, 2019
The Courtenay Rec Easter Promenade will feature a special Easter egg hunt, where children will be looking for their own specially-marked egg hidden by the Easter Bunny. File photo
Macdonald Wood Park Society AGM April 17

Macdonald Wood Park Society AGM April 17

The Macdonald Wood Park Society will hold its annual general meeting Wednesday,…

  • Apr 11, 2019
Macdonald Wood Park Society AGM April 17
Sophie and Katherine check out dresses from Unbridled as possible fashions for the Highland Grad Fashion Show. Photo supplied

Highland grad class of 2019 hosts fashion show in Comox

Lights! Cameras! Action! Hollywood is moving north on Monday, April 15, at…

  • Apr 10, 2019
Sophie and Katherine check out dresses from Unbridled as possible fashions for the Highland Grad Fashion Show. Photo supplied
Comox Medical Clinic YANA Scrub Sale accepting donations

Comox Medical Clinic YANA Scrub Sale accepting donations

Sale takes place April 28 at Courtenay Elementary

  • Apr 9, 2019
Comox Medical Clinic YANA Scrub Sale accepting donations
Coco Ruby Jonasson, of Qualicum, gets a close look at some amethyst while visiting the Fossil Grotto booth at the 2018 Courtenay Gem and Mineral Club Gem Show. The show returns to the Courtenay Legion, April 13-14. Photo by Terry Farrell

Gem Show at Courtenay Legion this weekend

When we are little we are fascinated with dinosaurs and pretty rocks.…

  • Apr 9, 2019
Coco Ruby Jonasson, of Qualicum, gets a close look at some amethyst while visiting the Fossil Grotto booth at the 2018 Courtenay Gem and Mineral Club Gem Show. The show returns to the Courtenay Legion, April 13-14. Photo by Terry Farrell
Dr. Staffan Lingren speaking at Comox Valley Horticultural Society’s April meeting

Dr. Staffan Lingren speaking at Comox Valley Horticultural Society’s April meeting

Dr. Staffan Lindgren will be speaking at the Comox Valley Horticultural Society…

  • Apr 9, 2019
Dr. Staffan Lingren speaking at Comox Valley Horticultural Society’s April meeting
Andrew Nikiforuk will speak at the Stan Hagen Theatre April 9. Photo supplied

Nikiforuk coming to Courtenay for speaking engagement

World Community hosts award-winning journalist

  • Apr 3, 2019
Andrew Nikiforuk will speak at the Stan Hagen Theatre April 9. Photo supplied
Come to the Courtenay Museum on April 6 for the annual Spring Fling.

Spring Fling and Easter Things at Courtenay Museum

There is a lot of fun in store at the museum’s Spring…

  • Apr 2, 2019
Come to the Courtenay Museum on April 6 for the annual Spring Fling.