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102536news1Support pours in for Vancouver Island couple whose home was destroyed by massive blaze
102526news2Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships
102524news3Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes
102522news4Keep focus on helping Canadians at home, Trudeau tells MPs at start of meeting
102519news5UPDATE: Elderly man dead following Union Bay collision
102512news612 poisoned eagles found in Cowichan Valley
102504news7Too Good to be Threw thrift store damaged in late night fire
102499news8Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion
102497news9May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay
102495news10Group challenges ruling for doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs
102493news11Major winter storm wreaks havoc on U.S. travel
102491news12WATCH: Teams gather in Comox for VEX competition
102489news13Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma
102487news14Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says
102482news15VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March
102477news16PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond
102472news17Vehicle crashes into ground floor of Comox retirement building Saturday
102469news18Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo
102467news19Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents
102461news20Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy
102458news21Hundreds of flights in Chicago cancelled due to winter storm
102456news22Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection
102454news23Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen
102450news24Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics
102448news25B.C. woman planned to donate a kidney to her husband, then found out she has cancer
102432news26Charges upgraded against mother of murdered B.C. girl
102429news27VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie
102427news28Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson
102474news29Dementia village planned for former Comox hospital
102425news30Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations
102423news31Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon
102421news32B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim
102417news33Animals scared but unharmed after break-in at Parksville SPCA branch
102415news34Judge denies requests from Calgary couple charged in son’s death
102411news35VIDEO: Pelosi accuses Trump of causing security risk
102405news36UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition
102403news37U.S. university investigates blackface, slur in video
102401news38Ex-Mountie who investigated ‘Surrey Six’ murders gets conditional sentence
102399news39Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance
102396news40Ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola expected to set sail this summer
102394news41RECALL: Salmon Village maple salmon nuggets
102391news42More than 100,000 toxic toys named in Canada-wide recall
102389news43Wind, tides could combine for 7-metre Long Beach waves Saturday
102385news44Strong winds up to 100 km/h for parts of Vancouver Island
102381news45Parents in this B.C. city can no longer opt kids out of class for personal beliefs
102379news46Good news: Peak flu season over in B.C.
102367news47Dog walker accosted by man with bear spray
102359news48UPDATE: Trump, North Korean leader to hold 2nd summit
102356news49Ottawa Hospital employee charged with voyeurism
102369news50Canada says it won’t be deterred by Chinese pressure
102347news51Lawsuits ramp up pressure on U.S. family that owns opioid company
102352news52High court ruling allows long-term expats to vote in byelections across Canada
102354news53B.C. university students dumpster dive to shed light on food waste
102345news54UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm
102343news55Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship
102350news56The debate over how to teach math in B.C.
102339news57Unruly passenger forces B.C.-bound flight to divert to Calgary
102333news58Social media strains over Prince Rupert’s boil water notice
102331news59Dog dies saving B.C. family from burning home
102329news60Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan, crews eject
102327news61Judge to deliver verdict in British sailor’s gang rape case
102325news62B.C. minister fears money laundering involves billions of dollars, cites reports
102314news63Prince Philip, 97, uninjured after car accident
102318news64BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018
102305news65Quebec Premier Legault leaves Trudeau meeting empty-handed but hopeful
102312news66Overworked and understaffed: More than 300 vacancies in Vancouver Island nursing
102298news67‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment
102291news68Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby says volunteer wrote controversial post
102289news69Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before
102287news70Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says
102283news71RCMP’s use of force in arrest of Island man not excessive, judge rules
102281news72In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples
102277news73BREAKING: Jury finds man accused of killing B.C. girl, 12, guilty
102273news74B.C. pair accused of ‘honour-killing’ in India to be extradited within days
102267news75FOCUS: Canada’s revamped impaired driving law brews ‘potential for injustice’
102262news76Former welfare clients still owed money, B.C. Ombudsperson says
102260news77B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS
102253news78B.C. chowdery caught up in ‘rat-in-soup’ scandal to close
102264news79Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government
102249news80Vancouver councillors unanimously approve motion declaring climate emergency
102247news81Caribou herd disappears from Kootenays after last cow relocated
102241news82‘I never said there was no collusion,’ Trump lawyer says
102239news83Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping
102237news84Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted
102235news85Snowed-in Austrian nuns insist they’re staying put
102213news86B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built
102208news87New space, new ideas, new location served up at Pizzeria Guerrilla
102206news88Truck hauling compressed gas for ‘virtual pipeline’ crashes on B.C. highway
102210news89Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears
102293news90U.S. lawmaker opposes drilling permit work during shutdown
102204news91Muhammad Ali’s name to go on airport in Kentucky hometown
102200news92UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days
102197news93Teen with diabetes told ‘no food’ on public B.C. bus
102191news94Miniature horses visit Glacier View residents
102189news95Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax
102180news96Lawyer: California siblings ‘survivors’ of years of torture
102177news97ORRR-DUHHH: Britain Parliament speaker seeks to calm debate
102161news98Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier
102156news99Pregnant B.C. firefighter tries to save own house that caught fire
102152news100B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages
102150news101Long-term care facility coming to Courtenay
102146news102Theresa May wins no-confidence vote after Brexit deal rejection
102143news103B.C.-based mining company worker abducted in Burkina Faso
102141news104Charges should be considered in B.C. man’s police-involved death, watchdog says
102139news105First Nation supporters march to Horgan’s MLA office
102135news106Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race
102129news107SUV wedged on top of car in B.C. mall parking lot has customers confused
102127news108Florida city moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs
102126news109Nova Scotia government expands dental coverage for kids 14 and younger
102123news110Alberta doctor accused of sexual assault asked to voluntarily give up practice
102120news111Huawei founder thanks inmates, Canadian justice system for treating daughter well
102117news112May government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat
102102news113Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar
102106news114Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
102100news115Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability with external committee
102092news116Second fatal crash occurs in Alberni Valley
102087news117U.S. federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet
102096news118Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options
102085news119Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale
102081news120California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning
102074news121VIDEO: Car flies across median, flips over edge of B.C. overpass
102071news122VIDEO: Mattress fire at Cowichan Hospital under investigation
102067news123Cumberland multi-use development given the go-ahead despite parking concerns
102060news124Portables arrive for students on Hornby Island
102056news125UBID board suspends trustee
102058news126Jury debates fate of man accused of killing 12-year-old B.C. girl 40 years ago
102050news127Letters on way to all homeowners in B.C. speculation tax communities
102048news128New orca calf in Salish Sea ‘healthy and active’
102044news129UPDATE: One person confirmed dead in Port Alberni motor vehicle accident
102040news130Good Samaritan rescues cat found in heaps of garbage at B.C. landfill
102032news131Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna home to Canada’s most expensive rentals: report
102021news132Canada asks China for clemency for B.C. man sentenced to death, Freeland says
102023news133Valley company reaching out to women near and far
102014news134B.C. surgery wait list has ballooned, group says
102009news135Truck driver identified as one victim in fatal highway crash on the Island
102003news136UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal in 432-202 vote
101998news137Ex-prosecutor to probe birth to comatose woman in Phoenix
101996news138Union Bay police standoff ends peacefully
101994news139Detroit parents charged after toddler dies from fentanyl poisoning
101992news140Overpaid workers will only pay back ‘net’ amounts under proposed new tax rules
101990news141Postal workers in U.S. protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts
101988news142Woman’s complaint leads to sexual assault charge against Calgary priest
101984news1437 people accused of using Florida teen as sex slave
101979news144UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial
101975news145Kelowna man pleads guilty to stabbing much younger girlfriend 35 times
101971news146Forty per cent of online purchases made on cell phone in 2018
101969news147‘Miracle on the Hudson’ flight survivors mark 10 years
101967news148Saudi teen who was granted asylum in Canada says she’s a lucky one
101965news149New migrant caravan sets out from Honduras for U.S.
101962news150British Parliament nears historic vote on Brexit
101958news151Two 12-year-old kids trying to drive from Alberta to B.C. are found
101950news15243 people in Montreal hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak
101946news153China criticizes Trudeau’s comments on death penalty decision
101944news154Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
101937news155UPDATE: RCMP confirm one man dead after shooting in Cache Creek
101935news156Frustrated Mariner Apartments residents find few answers in community meeting
101932news157Kidnapping suspect targeted U.S. girl Jayme Closs after seeing her get on bus
101930news158For NDP’s Jagmeet Singh, the pressure rises as the votes draw closer
101928news159Police service dog rescues distraught, hypothermic Campbell River man during snowstorm
101939news160Another hearing scheduled for man accused of Abbotsford school stabbing
101925news161Cable ferry sails through rare slush in Baynes Sound
101921news162B.C.-wide appeal for missing Okanagan man
101918news163New branding features B.C. city on Molson Canadian packaging
101915news164Developer hoping to bring housing and medical facilities to Cumberland core
101911news165RCMP to review actions at Indigenous pipeline protest camps
101909news166Alberta premier fed up with federal inaction on Trans Mountain pipeline
101907news167Man makes lewd gestures in parking lot of Cowichan Aquatic Centre, after scaring boys in changeroom
101905news168U.S. tells Saudis to hold ‘accountable’ killers of journalist
101901news169BC MP calls on Trudeau to intervene in detained man’s case in China
101899news170B.C. police arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant
101895news171Man sentenced to death in China had prior drug convictions in Abbotsford
101893news172Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators
101891news173Ottawa police identify three public servants who died in bus crash
101887news174VIDEO: Fire engulfs trailer, vehicle and home in Bowser
101880news175Two people dead after highway crash in Nanaimo
101878news176‘Near zero visibility’ as fog blankets B.C.’s south coast
101876news177Suspect in Wisconsin killings, kidnapping due in court
101872news178Man struck and killed by pickup after escaping burning home in U.S.
101864news179Ottawa police hope to release identities of bus crash victims today
101862news180UPDATE: Dad, son killed in avalanche in southeast B.C.
101858news181Justin Trudeau shuffles federal cabinet
101856news182China sentences B.C. man to death in drug smuggling case
101850news183Five occupants taken to hospital after truck drives off Highway 19 into creek
101870news184People injured in deadly Ottawa bus crash are improving, hospital says
101846news185Canada helping young Saudi refugee won’t hurt Raif Badawi’s case, wife says
101844news186Political Ottawa abuzz with speculation about Monday cabinet shuffle
101842news187Study shows black bears need a variety of salmon species to be healthy
101838news188Young professionals leaving Vancouver over high cost of housing
101836news189Canada, First Nations express concern over U.S. Arctic drilling plans
101832news190Foreign affairs minister welcomes ‘brave new Canadian’ as Saudi teen lands in Toronto
101830news191Trump says he has ‘no idea’ if deal can be made with Pelosi
101828news192UK PM May: Rejecting Brexit would be catastrophic
101826news193Pot producers face pushback over odour, smell in Canadian farming town
101816news194Crowdfunding campaign started for those affected by Mariner Apartment flood
101818news195Rachel Blaney acclaimed as NDP candidate for North Island-Powell River
101814news196Conservationists want protection on ‘Canada’s most magnificent’ old-growth forest
101812news197Boy, 6, killed after truck hits snowplow on side of Alberta highway
101809news198Mannequin heads in dumpster give B.C. cop a fright
101797news199Underfunding, bad repairs, cited for why Canadian roads are breaking down
101790news200French yellow vest protesters number 32,000
101787news201Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in U.S. history
101785news202Teen refugee fleeing Saudi Arabia arrives in Toronto
101771news203‘We’re ruined by this’: B.C. tenants forced to leave closing trailer park
101765news204Island biker gang president granted bail in homicide case
101767news205UPDATED: Tenants on their own to find alternate lodging after water main break floods Comox apartment
101760news206Cell 1 starts to fill at Waste Management Centre
101820news207Syrian family set to arrive in the Valley this spring
101758news208Police release driver after three killed, 23 hurt in Ottawa bus crash
101752news209Calf born to endangered Pacific Northwest orcas
101750news210Teen gets life for 19-year-old’s swarming death in Whistler
101748news211B.C. animal killer Kayla Bourque back in police custody
101746news212Salvation Army comes up short on fundraising campaign
101732news213BC SPCA wants your help for Treat Week
101729news214UPDATED: Five school buses destroyed in suspicious early morning fire
101726news215Wanted man who killed his 10-week-old baby last seen in Lower Mainland
101709news216B.C. telescope provides new insights beyond our galaxy
101705news217B.C. parents get conditional discharge in assault of child-luring suspect
101700news218Comox Valley RCMP seek wanted man
101683news219Baby Jesus stolen from Parksville church
101663news220B.C. man sentenced to 34 months in jail after video recording sex with 14-year-old
101659news221Body found in truck at Husky station in Courtenay
101657news222Comox residents ask council to regulate short term vacation rentals
101650news223Thrifty Foods liquor store to cross street
101635news224Comox council turning to public for feedback on possible dog parks
101595news225Plastic bag ban proposal presented to Comox council
101547news226Protesters open second gate, give workers access to northern B.C. pipeline
101531news227Valley drone operator pleased with new federal regulations
101526news228Home care declines as B.C. senior population grows, advocate says
101415news229Public feedback sought on sewer upgrades
86274news99999B.C. grandma, 70, gets 7 days in jail for pipeline protest
86529news99999Dutch tourist dies after falling into B.C. river near waterfall
86784news99999Soldiers of Odin confront supporters of B.C. tent city
87041news99999Tour de Rock cyclists inspired to ride
87553news99999Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan
87810news9999970 years after Babe Ruth’s death, fans still flock to grave
88064news99999Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue kept busy across the province
88066news99999Ex-BCTF president ‘undeterred’ after early release from pipeline protest jail term
88322news99999Smoke from wildfires could affect B.C. wine
88578news99999Police forces warn of risks around online ‘Momo Challenge’
89089news99999VIDEO: B.C. First Nations hail court’s quash of Kinder Morgan pipeline approval
89602news99999Two SD71 educators finalists for provincial award
89857news99999Canadian military issues guidelines for marijuana
90113news99999VIDEO: 9/11 anniversary gives perspective to NAFTA impasse, Freeland says
90369news99999B.C. cities ask province for 40% of pot revenue
91392news99999B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children
91394news99999Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler
91906news99999Vancouver actor Ryan Reynolds sends birthday wish to B.C. boy
94976news99999Transgender cyclist from B.C. wins world title, backlash ensues
96000news99999B.C. home sales to slide 23% this year, rise next year: real estate group
96257news99999Headstone to honour family killed in disastrous shipwreck 100 years ago
96769news99999One month after legalization, illicit cannabis shops doing brisk business
97025news99999Canada to test out nation-wide emergency alert system – again
97281news99999Vancouver Islanders among B.C.’s most engaged on electoral reform
97792news99999B.C. backing Ottawa in Canadian carbon pricing court battle
98305news99999B.C. nurse practitioner heading to Africa to help combat Ebola crisis
98561news99999Valley’s taxi companies coming together to help stop impaired driving
99072news99999Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization
100096news99999Nine new suspects arrested after murder of two women in Morocco
100352news99999Sombre Christmas, prayers in tsunami-hit Indonesian region
102506business1B.C. resident creates global sport training program
102465business2Report: Facebook’s privacy lapses may result in record fine
102446business3Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry
102337business4Telegraph Cove Resort one of many venues to be featured at Hitched wedding fair
102335business5Inflation rises as higher airfares, veggie prices offset cheaper gas
102275business6B.C. government extends coastal log export rules for six months
102269business7Comox Valley’s biggest little sign company
102256business8Prince George could get province’s second BC Cannabis Store
102208business9New space, new ideas, new location served up at Pizzeria Guerrilla
102169business10Thieves steal thousands from 140 Coast Capital Savings members
102439business11Level 10 wins ‘Greenest Retailer’ honours at the 2018 Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards
102098business12Canada needs a digital ID system, bankers association says
102079business13Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand
102052business14Investigating change to B.C.’s fishing licence and quota system
102026business15B.C. home sales drop 25% in 2018
102001business16B.C., Alberta Indigenous leaders to bid for share of TransMountain pipeline
101913business17Log exports high on agenda for B.C. NDP and forest industry
101868business18Legalization sparks boom in field of marijuana research
101866business19Newmont Mining to buy Goldcorp to create one of world’s biggest gold producers
101840business20Awards finalists announced after ‘good year for business’ on the Island
101956business21It’s your business: Are you a strategist or tactician?
101822business22Tiny coffeeshops help owners save on rent in high-cost Vancouver, Toronto
101795business23‘Sour outage’ beer commemorates B.C.’s big power outage
101762business24VIDEO: Thousands drawn to industry day at Vancouver cannabis expo
101756business25Vancouver Island spa best in Canada
101741business26Hitched Wedding and Events Affair to showcase Vancouver Island as ideal destination
101737business27Opportunity to mentor new farmers in the Comox Valley
101671business28Providence acquires The Views at St. Joseph’s
74752business99999Grocers collaborate on new local food awareness initiative
76809business99999John Horgan braces for Ottawa meeting with Rachel Notley
78595business99999Help expands for disabled people to collect tax benefits
78597business99999Tickets available for BC Seafood Festival in the Comox Valley
79625business99999Modernized spa change rooms unveiled at the Kingfisher amidst ongoing renovations
83206business99999Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps
83974business99999B.C. car-sharing company to let ‘L’ drivers take the wheel
86536business99999Comox Valley Regional District hires new GM of Planning and Development Services
86807business99999Donald Trump’s trade war hurting B.C. pulp mills, U.S. newspapers
88072business99999Prices continue to sizzle in Vancouver Island summer housing market
88327business99999Black Press to begin printing Victoria’s Times Colonist newspaper
89875business99999No end in sight for B.C. labour shortfall: study
90624business99999Postal workers table counter demands as strike looms at Canada Post
91916business99999B.C. carbon tax now costs more than natural gas it is charged on
92931business99999ANALYSIS: Tax breaks costing B.C. treasury $7 billion a year
93972business99999Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.
94464business99999Dam sale boosts Q3 profit for Teck Resources, but lower commodity prices sting
94468business99999Victoria’s Fairmont Empress crowned best hotel in Canada
94741business99999Cannabis trade show exhibitors hopeful for Canadian industry’s future
95232business99999Trick or treat, keep candy wrappers off the street
95765business99999Buyers could take the reins in B.C.’s hot housing market: CMHC
96527business99999Gas prices on Vancouver Island to drop six cents
96773business99999Canada has enough pipelines to get the moon
97288business99999Feds give formal notice for law to end Canada Post strike
97552business99999ICBC posts net loss of $582 million
97554business99999Two local companies to match all donations to Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North for remainder of 2018
98579business99999Update: Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 1.75%
100868business99999Apple warning of weak sales in China sends US stocks sinking
100874business99999Murder houses a tough sell, but a home’s dark past may stay hidden
101633business99999Experimental ‘closed-containment’ fish farm coming to Canadian waters, Cermaq says
102540sports1Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 in OT
102531sports2Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings
102510sports3Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.
102435sports4Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres
102309sports5Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma
102215sports6Chiasson nets shootout winner as Oilers edge Canucks 3-2
102202sports7Comox cadets conquer competition
102182sports8Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson ‘feeling good’ after knee injury
102137sports9North Cowichan will host national rowing centre starting October 2020
102115sports10Towhees win in convincing fashion
102094sports11Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo
101903sports12Isfeld Ice wins Totem Classic
101897sports13Guildford Park prevails at 50th annual Towhee Tournament
101884sports14Mount Washington offering free lessons for beginners during Discovery Days
101852sports15Eriksson has 3 points as Canucks thump Panthers 5-1
101707sports16Towhee Tournament in 50th year
101679sports17IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption
101661sports18B.C. golfer Svensson has career day to lead Sony Open
101646sports19Snow keeps falling at Mt. Washington
101624sports20Comox-raised world junior director credits Victoria, Vancouver
101555sports21Strathcona Nordics bring home gold
101553sports22Snowsports festival all about the fun
101405sports23Soccer team keeps it going over the holidays
87808sports99999Golfer wins memorial tourney named after sister
87821sports99999Comox Valley volleyball star to play in Bulgaria
88835sports99999B.C. Lions’ all-star receiver Arceneaux out with torn ACL in right knee
89859sports99999Maple Ridge falls to Peterborough in sudden death of Mann Cup Game 1
89861sports99999Lions lose QB Lulay in 26-14 win over Redblacks
90115sports99999Comox Valley women kickoff rugby season with win
90119sports99999Around the BCHL: Wenatchee Wild’s Christophe Fillion BCHL Player of the Week
91405sports99999Blue Jays win Komox masters baseball final
91649sports99999Bantam Raiders remain undefeated
92163sports99999Europe finishes off dominant week to win back Ryder Cup
94986sports99999Around the BCHL: Salmon Arm Silverbacks enjoy home ice advantage
95236sports99999Around the BCHL: West Kelowna Warriors keep winning and Vipers suffer another hard-luck loss
95744sports99999Comox Valley Glacier Kings look for second win
95748sports99999Around the BCHL: Penticton Vees due for a surge
95756sports99999Hockey league adopts B.C.-wide mental health program
96008sports99999Strathcona Nordics offer program for all ages, abilities
96259sports99999B.C. bull rider retires after death of fellow rider linked to head trauma
96521sports99999Bantam Raiders lose a heartbreaker to Bulldogs
96523sports99999B.C. Lions GM Ed Hervey has plan for busy off-season
97283sports99999Comox Valley to host World Junior pre-tourney camp
97286sports99999Isfeld swimmers reach B.C. finals
97290sports99999Island baseball team builds practice facility inside recycling depot
97803sports99999Canucks’ Elias Pettersson will only get ‘better and better’: former teammate
98049sports99999Around the BCHL: Surrey Eagles have a new head coach, again
98307sports99999Stars rally late to edge Canucks 2-1
98569sports99999Vancouver Island mountain biker nearly freefalls down tree trunk bike ramp
98816sports99999Team B.C. names Canada Winter Games hockey roster
100360sports99999Team Canada looks to defend hockey gold medal on home ice; starts Boxing Day
101121sports99999Finland captures world juniors gold with dramatic 3-2 win over U.S.
101125sports99999Cowboys hang on for 24-22 wildcard win over Seahawks
102323life1Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits
59679life99999Chips fly at Logger Sports in Campbell River
61957life99999Campbell River School District opens doors of Robron Centre at no charge
80168life99999Unicyclist starts his cross-Canada trip in Vancouver
87319life99999Behind the wheel of a B.C. Ferries ferry
88843life99999Inspired Style with Kate Wells
88852life99999Crossfit For Life
88870life99999Inspired Chef with Chef Alexis Guillemin
89096life99999Elements Casino Victoria Transformed
89103life99999Inspired Style with Carey Salvador
89109life99999Inspired People with Artist Lauren Mycroft
90134life99999Recipes from the Grill with Chef Heidi Fink
90138life99999Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People
90371life99999Inspired Chef with Rob Cassels
90892life99999Inspired Style with Camille and David Saltman
91145life99999Delicious citrus fruit recipes from Chef Heidi Fink
91159life99999Inspired Style with Renee Wasylyk
91672life99999Inspired Style with Andrew Carter
91681life99999Okanagan Fashion Photography Video
92694life99999Fashion Fridays: Skincare on the go
92710life99999Onboard and Offshore with Nautical Fashion
93219life99999Fashion Fridays: Kim’s favourite fall things
93451life99999Victoria Artist Brad Pasutti Explores The Subconcious
94472life99999The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo
96010life99999Lia Crowe’s Inspired Style with Tamara and Jonathan Poppitt
96775life99999Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!
98592life99999Chef Philippe Lavoie shares recipes from the Osborne Bay Pub and Cafe
99112life99999Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing
99621life99999#Sweetstagram - Desserts So Beautiful They Have To Be Instagrammed Before Eating
100866life99999Producer Tony James Created Legend Concert Series
101669life99999Fashion Fridays: Beach vacation basics
102528opinion2COLUMN: Four questions on the B.C. economy in 2019
102508opinion3Editorial: Comox fails its citizens
102502opinion4B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes
102229opinion5Science matters: Political climate is heating up
102231opinion6Bob Castle’s Unde The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 17, 2019
101952opinion7Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 15, 2019
101834opinion8B.C. VIEWS: Tracking propaganda around B.C.’s latest pipeline protest
101807opinion9LETTER - Conservancy Hornby Island responds to DFO statements
101825opinion10LETTER - Woodlot owner says the full costs of alternatives to wood heat are overlooked
101803opinion11LETTER - If opioid crisis affected dogs, solutions would come more quickly
102223opinion12LETTER - The time has come for a personal carbon cap
101801opinion13LETTER - Many reasons to bring rail service back to Vancouver Island
77056opinion99999LETTER: Amalgamation of the Comox Valley would benefit the entire community
83200opinion99999LETTER: Courtenay taxpayer says City is spending at an unsustainable rate
83212opinion99999COLUMN: B.C. mayor takes on Trump
83465opinion99999Letter: Politicians have a duty to keep police accountable for their actions, or lack thereof
83722opinion99999Letter: No easy answer to current situation in the United States
84227opinion99999Editorial: Sun can still be deadly even at mid-20s C
84236opinion99999LETTER: Readers feel school incident not newsworthy
84238opinion99999LETTER: Contrary to suggestion, council listened, then made a tough decision on housing project
84736opinion99999B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again
85770opinion99999Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 26, 2018
85789opinion99999Editorial: Lies, damned lies and Trump’s lies
86302opinion99999EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk
87555opinion99999Will energy efficiency stall climate disruption?
88837opinion99999Editorial: Preparing for change
88839opinion99999Letter: A ‘rescue mission’ to India
88846opinion99999LETTER - Long-term Courtenay Airpark lease needs staff report before approval
89604opinion99999COLUMN: Time for a reality check on Canada’s exports
89871opinion99999LETTER: Ignore the partisan ads; think for yourself this election
89873opinion99999LETTER - Learn from Edmonton’s lead in riverside preservation
90125opinion99999LETTER: It’s time the government impose a freeze on rent increases
90626opinion99999LETTER: Far more U.S. funding goes to the right than the left
90654opinion99999LETTER: Fletcher grumbles about taxes while the province burns
94211opinion99999LETTER: Quebec election results would have been markedly different under a proportional representation system
94212opinion99999LETTER - Carbon tax refuter has a defeatist attitude
94727opinion99999GUEST COLUMN: Proportional representation curbs extremist movements
98318opinion99999B.C. VIEWS: The art of announcing things you haven’t done yet
99074opinion99999LETTER - Fifth street ‘improvements’ not practical, or visually appealing
99080opinion99999LETTER - Raise in pay for Comox council adds to already inflated salaries
99331opinion99999LETTER - Employers, governments need to step up in order to curb food bank dependency
101141opinion99999B.C. VIEWS: If this isn’t an Indigenous veto over development, what is?
102519home3UPDATE: Elderly man dead following Union Bay collision
102504home4Too Good to be Threw thrift store damaged in late night fire
102491home5WATCH: Teams gather in Comox for VEX competition
102474home6Dementia village planned for former Comox hospital
102472home7Vehicle crashes into ground floor of Comox retirement building Saturday
102440home8Comox Valley libraries have plenty to offer during Family Literacy Week
102385home9Strong winds up to 100 km/h for parts of Vancouver Island
100627home10Comox Valley Record Year In Review: DECEMBER
100853home11Comox Fire rescue hosting tree chipping event as YANA fundraiser
102320home12Comox Legion celebrates Robbie Burns day
102303home13VIDEO: École Puntledge Park Elementary celebrates winter solstice
102023home14Valley company reaching out to women near and far
102442home15Programmer picks for World Community Film Festival in Courtenay
102152home16B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages
102191home17Miniature horses visit Glacier View residents
102108home19Annual women’s march in Courtenay Saturday
102060home20Portables arrive for students on Hornby Island
102067home21Cumberland multi-use development given the go-ahead despite parking concerns
101996home22Union Bay police standoff ends peacefully
101940home23First North Island College Artist Talk Series of 2019 features Barb Hunt
101935home24Frustrated Mariner Apartments residents find few answers in community meeting
101925home25Cable ferry sails through rare slush in Baynes Sound
101915home26Developer hoping to bring housing and medical facilities to Cumberland core
101884home27Mount Washington offering free lessons for beginners during Discovery Days
101878home28‘Near zero visibility’ as fog blankets B.C.’s south coast
101860home29Comox Valley Art Gallery Winter Film Series presents Shoplifters
101850home30Five occupants taken to hospital after truck drives off Highway 19 into creek
101820home31Syrian family set to arrive in the Valley this spring
101816home32Crowdfunding campaign started for those affected by Mariner Apartment flood
101818home33Rachel Blaney acclaimed as NDP candidate for North Island-Powell River
101805home34Kokanee salmon spawning study continues in Comox Lake
101793home35Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections AGM and dinner Thursday
101767home36UPDATED: Tenants on their own to find alternate lodging after water main break floods Comox apartment
101760home37Cell 1 starts to fill at Waste Management Centre
101737home38Opportunity to mentor new farmers in the Comox Valley
101700home39Comox Valley RCMP seek wanted man
101671home40Providence acquires The Views at St. Joseph’s
101659home41Body found in truck at Husky station in Courtenay
101635home42Comox council turning to public for feedback on possible dog parks
101595home43Plastic bag ban proposal presented to Comox council
101675home44Merville 100 Year Soldier Settlement Celebration committee meeting upcoming
102225home45North Island College film screening asks, are trees the new coal?
101531home46Valley drone operator pleased with new federal regulations
86539home99999Comox Valley Dragon Boat Festival to go on despite orca
87041home99999Tour de Rock cyclists inspired to ride
87297home99999Hungry Courtenay? SkipTheDishes now delivers
87307home99999Ticket issued for Courtenay’s vandalized rainbow crosswalk
88064home99999Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue kept busy across the province
89345home99999Erin Sandland celebration of life to double as fundraiser for family
89347home99999North Island Rhododendron Society September meeting upcoming
89349home99999Quiz: How much do you really know about Labour Day?
89602home99999Two SD71 educators finalists for provincial award
89864home99999Vancouver Island elders share words of wisdom
90117home99999Campfire ban lifted for Coastal Fire Centre
90630home99999Municipal spending outpaces population growth 4-fold in B.C.: report
91403home99999Associate pastor made early connections in Courtenay
92672home99999Courtenay council candidates answer series of questions
92676home99999Grey Cup makes a special stop around CFB Comox
93698home99999SD 71 school trustee candidates answer questions on sexual identity issue
93701home99999Man injured in Vancouver Island racetrack accident meets, holds son for first time
93707home99999VIDEO: Leaf Compassion celebrates legalization in Courtenay
94470home99999VIDEO: Deer spotted crossing rushing Puntledge River waters
95234home99999Courtenay pharmacist saves overdose victim’s life
95495home99999Santa’s Workshop to accept donations in Courtenay beginning Nov. 5
97281home99999Vancouver Islanders among B.C.’s most engaged on electoral reform
97801home99999Cumberland council moves forward with two cannabis retailers
98311home99999Cumberland Truck Parade lights up the village
98561home99999Valley’s taxi companies coming together to help stop impaired driving
99076home99999Comox Valley Regional District announces key water treatment project land acquisition
99847home99999Whale spotted in Vancouver Island estuary
100610home99999VIDEO: Black Press Media journalists read hate mail
101129home99999Conservancy Hornby Island calls for government to shut down herring roe fishery
102150home99999Long-term care facility coming to Courtenay
56064bignews99999ELECTION: 43 Liberals to rule as minority vs NDP’s 41, three Greens
56881bignews99999Affordable housing grows from innovative partners coming together
57544bignews99999John Horgan set to become B.C. premier
57952bignews99999Hawaii Mars available to fight B.C. wildfires: Coulson
58150bignews99999Quesnel mayor warns residents of fake fire marshals
58350bignews99999VIDEO: Anaham residents find strength in fighting fires
58373bignews99999VIDEO: Wildfire evacuees flee Williams Lake
58378bignews99999VIDEO: Thousands evacuate Williams Lake by school bus
58382bignews99999Wildfires displace more than 37,000 evacuees
58384bignews99999Evacuee benefits extended to July 20
59567bignews99999Wildfire southeast of Telegraph Cove grows to 80 hectares in size
66205bignews99999Older sisters win 1-0
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81588bignews99999B.C. loggers struggle despite record lumber prices
92624bignews99999Courtenay mayoral candidates Q&A
92672bignews99999Courtenay council candidates answer series of questions
93999bignews99999ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote in COMOX
94000bignews99999ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote in COURTENAY
94002bignews99999ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote in CUMBERLAND
94004bignews99999ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to cast your vote for Comox Valley Regional District directors
94023bignews99999Mayoral results from across B.C.
94036bignews99999Leslie Baird re-elected in Cumberland
94038bignews99999Courtenay elects a new mayor: Bob Wells
94040bignews99999Shake-up in Area B of the Comox Valley Regional District
94042bignews99999ELECTION DAY: Polls have now closed in COMOX
94044bignews99999UPDATED: Russ Arnott elected as Comox mayor; mix of new and experienced councillors voted to the town
102540home21Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 in OT
102440home22Comox Valley libraries have plenty to offer during Family Literacy Week
102531home23Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings
102536home24Support pours in for Vancouver Island couple whose home was destroyed by massive blaze
102526home25Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships
102524home26Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes
102512home2712 poisoned eagles found in Cowichan Valley
102510home28Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.
102506home29B.C. resident creates global sport training program
102502home210B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes
102497home211May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay
102495home212Group challenges ruling for doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs
102493home213Major winter storm wreaks havoc on U.S. travel
102487home214Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says
102485home215CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money
102345home216UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm
102477home217PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond
102467home218Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents
102461home219Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy
102456home220Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection
102452home221No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot
102423home222Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon
102450home223Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics
102448home224B.C. woman planned to donate a kidney to her husband, then found out she has cancer
102435home225Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres
102432home226Charges upgraded against mother of murdered B.C. girl
102405home227UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition
102383home228Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday
102427home229Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson
102421home230B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim
102417home231Animals scared but unharmed after break-in at Parksville SPCA branch
102399home232Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance
102396home233Ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola expected to set sail this summer
102394home234RECALL: Salmon Village maple salmon nuggets
102391home235More than 100,000 toxic toys named in Canada-wide recall
102323home236Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits
102389home237Wind, tides could combine for 7-metre Long Beach waves Saturday
102343home238Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship
102381home239Parents in this B.C. city can no longer opt kids out of class for personal beliefs
102318home240BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018
102379home241Good news: Peak flu season over in B.C.
102367home242Dog walker accosted by man with bear spray
102354home243B.C. university students dumpster dive to shed light on food waste
102339home244Unruly passenger forces B.C.-bound flight to divert to Calgary
102337home245Telegraph Cove Resort one of many venues to be featured at Hitched wedding fair
102335home246Inflation rises as higher airfares, veggie prices offset cheaper gas
102333home247Social media strains over Prince Rupert’s boil water notice
102331home248Dog dies saving B.C. family from burning home
102329home249Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan, crews eject
102327home250Judge to deliver verdict in British sailor’s gang rape case
102312home251Overworked and understaffed: More than 300 vacancies in Vancouver Island nursing
102309home252Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma
102298home253‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment
102295home254Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite
102291home255Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby says volunteer wrote controversial post
102289home256Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before
102287home257Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says
102283home258RCMP’s use of force in arrest of Island man not excessive, judge rules
102281home259In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples
102277home260BREAKING: Jury finds man accused of killing B.C. girl, 12, guilty
102275home261B.C. government extends coastal log export rules for six months
102273home262B.C. pair accused of ‘honour-killing’ in India to be extradited within days
102271home263Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’
102267home264FOCUS: Canada’s revamped impaired driving law brews ‘potential for injustice’
102243home265Barack Obama to speak at Vancouver event
102262home266Former welfare clients still owed money, B.C. Ombudsperson says
102256home267Prince George could get province’s second BC Cannabis Store
102253home268B.C. chowdery caught up in ‘rat-in-soup’ scandal to close
102264home269Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government
102249home270Vancouver councillors unanimously approve motion declaring climate emergency
102247home271Caribou herd disappears from Kootenays after last cow relocated
102241home272‘I never said there was no collusion,’ Trump lawyer says
102239home273Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping
102237home274Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted
102235home275Snowed-in Austrian nuns insist they’re staying put
102215home276Chiasson nets shootout winner as Oilers edge Canucks 3-2
102213home277B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built
102169home278Thieves steal thousands from 140 Coast Capital Savings members
102189home279Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax
102200home280UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days
102161home281Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier
102135home282Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race
102141home283Charges should be considered in B.C. man’s police-involved death, watchdog says
102208home284New space, new ideas, new location served up at Pizzeria Guerrilla
102206home285Truck hauling compressed gas for ‘virtual pipeline’ crashes on B.C. highway
102227home286Less beef, more beans: World needs a new diet
102150home287Long-term care facility coming to Courtenay
102197home288Teen with diabetes told ‘no food’ on public B.C. bus
102182home289Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson ‘feeling good’ after knee injury
102195home290Kentucky canoe outfit borrows photo of Trudeau family to market business
102173home291Ratfish generates social media buzz on Vancouver Island
102156home292Pregnant B.C. firefighter tries to save own house that caught fire
102146home293Theresa May wins no-confidence vote after Brexit deal rejection
101952home294Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 15, 2019
102137home295North Cowichan will host national rowing centre starting October 2020
102129home296SUV wedged on top of car in B.C. mall parking lot has customers confused
102122home297Tom Lavin and the Powder Blues Band among acts to perform at Comox Valley’s Winterfest
102113home298L’arche Comox Valley artist of the month - January
102102home299Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar
102100home2100Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability with external committee
102098home2101Canada needs a digital ID system, bankers association says
102092home2102Second fatal crash occurs in Alberni Valley
102096home2103Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options
102094home2104Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo
101979home2105UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial
102085home2106Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale
102079home2107Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand
102071home2108VIDEO: Mattress fire at Cowichan Hospital under investigation
102069home2109Celine Dion pulling 1998 R. Kelly collaboration from streaming services
102065home2110Millennial Money: Don’t let Instagram envy get you into debt
102056home2111UBID board suspends trustee
102058home2112Jury debates fate of man accused of killing 12-year-old B.C. girl 40 years ago
102052home2113Investigating change to B.C.’s fishing licence and quota system
102050home2114Letters on way to all homeowners in B.C. speculation tax communities
102048home2115New orca calf in Salish Sea ‘healthy and active’
102044home2116UPDATE: One person confirmed dead in Port Alberni motor vehicle accident
102040home2117Good Samaritan rescues cat found in heaps of garbage at B.C. landfill
102032home2118Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna home to Canada’s most expensive rentals: report
102026home2119B.C. home sales drop 25% in 2018
102021home2120Canada asks China for clemency for B.C. man sentenced to death, Freeland says
102014home2121B.C. surgery wait list has ballooned, group says
102009home2122Truck driver identified as one victim in fatal highway crash on the Island
102001home2123B.C., Alberta Indigenous leaders to bid for share of TransMountain pipeline
101988home2124Woman’s complaint leads to sexual assault charge against Calgary priest
101977home2125YANA Big Love Benefit set for Feb. 22
101975home2126Kelowna man pleads guilty to stabbing much younger girlfriend 35 times
101971home2127Forty per cent of online purchases made on cell phone in 2018
101967home2128Saudi teen who was granted asylum in Canada says she’s a lucky one
101965home2129New migrant caravan sets out from Honduras for U.S.
101962home2130British Parliament nears historic vote on Brexit
101958home2131Two 12-year-old kids trying to drive from Alberta to B.C. are found
101950home213243 people in Montreal hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak
101946home2133China criticizes Trudeau’s comments on death penalty decision
101944home2134Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
101932home2135Kidnapping suspect targeted U.S. girl Jayme Closs after seeing her get on bus
101930home2136For NDP’s Jagmeet Singh, the pressure rises as the votes draw closer
101895home2137Man sentenced to death in China had prior drug convictions in Abbotsford
101928home2138Police service dog rescues distraught, hypothermic Campbell River man during snowstorm
101921home2139B.C.-wide appeal for missing Okanagan man
101918home2140New branding features B.C. city on Molson Canadian packaging
101862home2141UPDATE: Dad, son killed in avalanche in southeast B.C.
101913home2142Log exports high on agenda for B.C. NDP and forest industry
101909home2143Alberta premier fed up with federal inaction on Trans Mountain pipeline
101907home2144Man makes lewd gestures in parking lot of Cowichan Aquatic Centre, after scaring boys in changeroom
101905home2145U.S. tells Saudis to hold ‘accountable’ killers of journalist
101901home2146BC MP calls on Trudeau to intervene in detained man’s case in China
101899home2147B.C. police arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant
101893home2148Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators
101891home2149Ottawa police identify three public servants who died in bus crash
101887home2150VIDEO: Fire engulfs trailer, vehicle and home in Bowser
101882home2151Game of Thrones-inspired scotch hits BC Liquor Store
101880home2152Two people dead after highway crash in Nanaimo
101874home2153Crow clears security, sets up residence at Vancouver airport
101872home2154Man struck and killed by pickup after escaping burning home in U.S.
101868home2155Legalization sparks boom in field of marijuana research
101864home2156Ottawa police hope to release identities of bus crash victims today
101858home2157Justin Trudeau shuffles federal cabinet
101852home2158Eriksson has 3 points as Canucks thump Panthers 5-1
101846home2159Canada helping young Saudi refugee won’t hurt Raif Badawi’s case, wife says
101844home2160Political Ottawa abuzz with speculation about Monday cabinet shuffle
101842home2161Study shows black bears need a variety of salmon species to be healthy
101840home2162Awards finalists announced after ‘good year for business’ on the Island
101838home2163Young professionals leaving Vancouver over high cost of housing
101836home2164Canada, First Nations express concern over U.S. Arctic drilling plans
101834home2165B.C. VIEWS: Tracking propaganda around B.C.’s latest pipeline protest
101830home2166Trump says he has ‘no idea’ if deal can be made with Pelosi
101828home2167UK PM May: Rejecting Brexit would be catastrophic
101826home2168Pot producers face pushback over odour, smell in Canadian farming town
101822home2169Tiny coffeeshops help owners save on rent in high-cost Vancouver, Toronto
101814home2170Conservationists want protection on ‘Canada’s most magnificent’ old-growth forest
101812home2171Boy, 6, killed after truck hits snowplow on side of Alberta highway
101809home2172Mannequin heads in dumpster give B.C. cop a fright
101795home2173‘Sour outage’ beer commemorates B.C.’s big power outage
101771home2174‘We’re ruined by this’: B.C. tenants forced to leave closing trailer park
101752home2175Calf born to endangered Pacific Northwest orcas
101750home2176Teen gets life for 19-year-old’s swarming death in Whistler
101705home2177B.C. parents get conditional discharge in assault of child-luring suspect
101762home2178VIDEO: Thousands drawn to industry day at Vancouver cannabis expo
101790home2179French yellow vest protesters number 32,000
101787home2180Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in U.S. history
101758home2181Police release driver after three killed, 23 hurt in Ottawa bus crash
101765home2182Island biker gang president granted bail in homicide case
101756home2183Vancouver Island spa best in Canada
101748home2184B.C. animal killer Kayla Bourque back in police custody
101746home2185Salvation Army comes up short on fundraising campaign
101741home2186Hitched Wedding and Events Affair to showcase Vancouver Island as ideal destination
101732home2187BC SPCA wants your help for Treat Week
101729home2188UPDATED: Five school buses destroyed in suspicious early morning fire
101726home2189Wanted man who killed his 10-week-old baby last seen in Lower Mainland
101709home2190B.C. telescope provides new insights beyond our galaxy
101707home2191Towhee Tournament in 50th year
101683home2192Baby Jesus stolen from Parksville church
101679home2193IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption
101663home2194B.C. man sentenced to 34 months in jail after video recording sex with 14-year-old
101661home2195B.C. golfer Svensson has career day to lead Sony Open
101657home2196Comox residents ask council to regulate short term vacation rentals
101646home2197Snow keeps falling at Mt. Washington
101626home2198New dog greeter spreading smiles at prestigious B.C. hotel
101624home2199Comox-raised world junior director credits Victoria, Vancouver
101553home2200Snowsports festival all about the fun
101526home2201Home care declines as B.C. senior population grows, advocate says
86529home299999Dutch tourist dies after falling into B.C. river near waterfall
86784home299999Soldiers of Odin confront supporters of B.C. tent city
87553home299999Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan
89089home299999VIDEO: B.C. First Nations hail court’s quash of Kinder Morgan pipeline approval
89857home299999Canadian military issues guidelines for marijuana
90113home299999VIDEO: 9/11 anniversary gives perspective to NAFTA impasse, Freeland says
90369home299999B.C. cities ask province for 40% of pot revenue
90624home299999Postal workers table counter demands as strike looms at Canada Post
90881home299999James Derry running for school trustee in Comox Valley Regional District Area B
91392home299999B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children
92417home299999Chemainus maintains its appetite for big donations at Tour de Rock breakfast
93440home299999Sears files for bankruptcy amid plunging sales, massive debt
94209home299999WWE star Roman Reigns announces he has leukemia
94464home299999Dam sale boosts Q3 profit for Teck Resources, but lower commodity prices sting
94720home299999VIDEO: B.C. teacher starts kickboxing class to combat poor attendance
94976home299999Transgender cyclist from B.C. wins world title, backlash ensues
95232home299999Trick or treat, keep candy wrappers off the street
96000home299999B.C. home sales to slide 23% this year, rise next year: real estate group
96257home299999Headstone to honour family killed in disastrous shipwreck 100 years ago
96769home299999One month after legalization, illicit cannabis shops doing brisk business
97025home299999Canada to test out nation-wide emergency alert system – again
97792home299999B.C. backing Ottawa in Canadian carbon pricing court battle
98049home299999Around the BCHL: Surrey Eagles have a new head coach, again
98305home299999B.C. nurse practitioner heading to Africa to help combat Ebola crisis
98816home299999Team B.C. names Canada Winter Games hockey roster
99072home299999Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization
99329home299999Courtenay garbage collection day adjusted for holidays
100096home299999Nine new suspects arrested after murder of two women in Morocco
100352home299999Sombre Christmas, prayers in tsunami-hit Indonesian region
101121home299999Finland captures world juniors gold with dramatic 3-2 win over U.S.
102271entertainment1Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’
102184entertainment2Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy
102133entertainment3Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer
102122entertainment4Tom Lavin and the Powder Blues Band among acts to perform at Comox Valley’s Winterfest
102219entertainment5Coal, Conflict and Community
102104entertainment6‘The missing link’: Canadian artists fight for cut when works are resold
102320entertainment8Comox Legion celebrates Robbie Burns day
102090entertainment9Fat Oyster Reading Series returns to Fanny Bay Hall
102233entertainment10Joe Cocker Experience coming to the Sid
102077entertainment11Canadian actors push for more diversity in television, film casting
102069entertainment14Celine Dion pulling 1998 R. Kelly collaboration from streaming services
101860entertainment15Comox Valley Art Gallery Winter Film Series presents Shoplifters
101948entertainment16Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents Morgan Childs
101954entertainment17Vancouver’s Adam Bailie to play in Courtenay
102225entertainment18North Island College film screening asks, are trees the new coal?
101940entertainment19First North Island College Artist Talk Series of 2019 features Barb Hunt
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75780entertainment99999Food for Thought by young filmmakers screening
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80387entertainment99999Enjoy the classics with the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra
81410entertainment99999Against the Current coming to the Courtenay museum
81412entertainment99999Canadian military wives choirs Comox spring concert
81414entertainment99999Like fire in the bones: vespers at St. George’s
81664entertainment99999Father’s Day concert band performance at Marina Park
81666entertainment99999Denman Island gallery presents Quaintrelle
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83468entertainment99999Senner and friends play in Courtenay for Alzheimer Society of B.C.
84483entertainment99999VIDEO: Dallas Smith receives four CCMA nominations
86283entertainment99999Argentinian trio set to perform at Studio Live
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91651entertainment99999NIC’s Artist Talk Series launches with Landon Mackenzie
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94209entertainment99999WWE star Roman Reigns announces he has leukemia
94475entertainment99999Megyn Kelly absent from show following blackface comments
94979entertainment99999John Stetch quartet plays Studio Live
95497entertainment99999One-person play Jake’s Gift coming to the Sid Williams
95752entertainment99999Valley grads will walk the runway at annual Isfeld fashion show
95754entertainment99999Halifax native Lindsay Beaver set to perform in Cumberland
97547entertainment99999North Island Choral presents A Fantasy of English Carols
97794entertainment99999O Christmas Tea steeps holiday hilarity to rave reviews
97805entertainment99999Valley vocalist returning with quartet to the Sid Williams Theatre
98574entertainment99999B.C. Fortnite gamer donates $164,000 in winnings to SPCA
98827entertainment99999Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback
100358entertainment99999North Island Writers Conference returning
100872entertainment99999Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller among Golden Globe presenters
102543trending-now1REPLAY: B.C’s best videos this week
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102479trending-now3U.S. man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by
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102295trending-now9Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite
102243trending-now10Barack Obama to speak at Vancouver event
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102186trending-now12Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature
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102131trending-now15Foster family completing bucket list for dog dying of cancer
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101981trending-now20How an instantly iconic Newfoundland iceberg became a Canada Post stamp
101882trending-now21Game of Thrones-inspired scotch hits BC Liquor Store
101874trending-now22Crow clears security, sets up residence at Vancouver airport
74764trending-now99999Chris Hemsworth goes surfing in Tofino
75533trending-now99999Plea for help found in walnut shell likely a hoax, police say
76042trending-now99999VIDEO: B.C. beavers and ducks share some weeds
76553trending-now99999VIDEO: Canadian Star Wars fan builds rideable starfighter
76811trending-now99999PHOTOS: British Columbians show their support for Humboldt with ‘Jersey Day’
77569trending-now99999Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island
77828trending-now99999$1.18 to $1.58 a litre: Are you paying the most for gas in B.C.?
78088trending-now99999Mint employee fired after 2 kg of gold found missing from Ottawa facility
79110trending-now99999B.C. cities crack top 15 ‘marriage hotspots’
79364trending-now99999VIDEO: B.C. girl sings with P!nk at Vancouver show
79875trending-now99999Video: Bring your own cup and fill’er up at 7-Eleven today
81419trending-now99999Police chase military tank down U.S. streets
82179trending-now99999‘Daddy bonus’ common in B.C. workplaces, study finds
82693trending-now99999VIDEO: B.C.’s ‘unicycle cowboy’ aspires to be rancher one day
83719trending-now99999BEHIND THE STORY: Black Press Media reporter dives into stem cell therapy
84993trending-now99999Banff’s bathroom bears returned to the park after 15 months of rehab in Ontario
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86786trending-now99999VIDEO: Canadian team wants rope-skipping to be an Olympic sport
88582trending-now99999Athletes, pro video game players not so different: esport insiders
89349trending-now99999Quiz: How much do you really know about Labour Day?
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93952trending-now99999Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour
94466trending-now99999B.C. man writes obituary for Mary Jane
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96775trending-now99999Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!
97292trending-now99999Koi-munching otter avoids trap in Vancouver Chinese garden
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100610trending-now99999VIDEO: Black Press Media journalists read hate mail
102303community1VIDEO: École Puntledge Park Elementary celebrates winter solstice
102258community2Emergency Program looking for volunteers
102440community3Comox Valley libraries have plenty to offer during Family Literacy Week
102442community4Programmer picks for World Community Film Festival in Courtenay
102113community5L’arche Comox Valley artist of the month - January
102221community7Celebrate Robbie Burns Day with the Comox Valley Pipe Band
102007community8WATCH: Giving the special needs community a Night to Shine
101977community9YANA Big Love Benefit set for Feb. 22
102108community10Annual women’s march in Courtenay Saturday
101805community11Kokanee salmon spawning study continues in Comox Lake
101793community12Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections AGM and dinner Thursday
101626community13New dog greeter spreading smiles at prestigious B.C. hotel
101675community14Merville 100 Year Soldier Settlement Celebration committee meeting upcoming
101206community15Measure antlers, horns at Fish and Game
85772community99999Comox Valley gearing up for YANA Ride
86534community99999VIDEO: B.C. nine-year-old wins invite to world Pokemon championships
86799community99999How well do you really know British Columbia?
87573community99999Duchess of dirt: Western wake up call
88329community99999A few garden issues - and how to solve them
88598community99999Comox Valley Ribfest tickets up for grabs
88855community99999New app helps sort waste, recycling
89345community99999Erin Sandland celebration of life to double as fundraiser for family
89347community99999North Island Rhododendron Society September meeting upcoming
89607community9999910 B.C. cities to pilot new program against childhood obesity
89864community99999Vancouver Island elders share words of wisdom
90123community99999Develop your capacity to connect with nature
90641community99999The puzzle of autism
91914community99999Ennis to speak at CV Paddlers Club meeting
92417community99999Chemainus maintains its appetite for big donations at Tour de Rock breakfast
93201community99999Comox Valley educator Alinda Ware receives Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship
94220community99999Comox Valley Hospice Society Ultimate Fifty/50 Raffle winner announced
94485community99999Local P.E.O. Sisterhood chapter to pack 150 handbags for women in need
94730community99999Comox Church Celebrates 30 years
94735community99999North Island College hosts provincial policy expert
94743community99999Courtenay man who lost his home to a fire says it was caused by a cosmetic mirror
95495community99999Santa’s Workshop to accept donations in Courtenay beginning Nov. 5
95758community9999997-year-old B.C. veteran proudly displays 100-year-old Union Jack
96004community99999Fiesta: a global shopping extravaganza
96277community99999Event on philanthropy and estate planning at the Courtenay Museum
98315community99999Annual display of nativity scenes at Comox Presbyterian Church
98577community99999Comox Valley Record carrier canvasses paper route for food bank donations
99329community99999Courtenay garbage collection day adjusted for holidays
99344community99999Patrons helped police ‘Cram the Cruiser’
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56452marketplace99999Five ways to help kids and build community in the Comox Valley
56664marketplace99999Which wood where? How to choose the right wood for your outdoor project
56850marketplace99999Region takes aim at illegal dumping
57477marketplace9999910 tasty ways to celebrate the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market’s 25th anniversary
57628marketplace99999Fit matters: Why the wrong running shoe can be a real pain
57632marketplace99999Owls and eagles and bears, oh my! Discover amazing West Coast wildlife at Parksville-area centre
58392marketplace999995 tips to ensure your pre-owned vehicle purchase is a winner
58694marketplace99999Do your part to protect the environment and extend life of new landfill
60998marketplace99999Be a role model, be a peace officer and change lives
62786marketplace99999Do you struggle with the 5 common concerns of the ‘Sandwich Generation’?
63536marketplace99999It’s nothing like TV: Women in BC Corrections
63539marketplace99999Fall for local flavours as the Farmers’ Market heads indoors
64020marketplace99999‘It’s been an incredible ride!’ Company marks four years of bringing home comfort to the Valley
64904marketplace99999New Comox Valley water treatment system moving ahead
65341marketplace99999It’s nothing like TV: Women in BC Corrections
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70954marketplace99999Housing, healthcare and more: bc211 connects residents to resources
72025marketplace99999Stay active and enjoy your golden years
75848marketplace99999Salute to great service: Courtenay car dealership earns national kudos!
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78223marketplace99999A simple solution for hard-to-heat spaces
79388marketplace99999Raising the bar in the Comox Valley
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88074marketplace99999Is your family ready to head ‘back to school?’ bc211.ca can help!
96316marketplace999995 ways to help senior friends and family this winter
96318marketplace99999Pacific Coastal goes direct: YQQ to YVR in one hop!
98368marketplace99999Exciting things are happening at the Wildlife Recovery Centre: Plan your visit today!
101807letters1LETTER - Conservancy Hornby Island responds to DFO statements
101825letters2LETTER - Woodlot owner says the full costs of alternatives to wood heat are overlooked
101803letters3LETTER - If opioid crisis affected dogs, solutions would come more quickly
102223letters4LETTER - The time has come for a personal carbon cap
101801letters5LETTER - Many reasons to bring rail service back to Vancouver Island
74498letters99999LETTER: Local pro-MAiD organization speaks out against RFP
75283letters99999LETTER: MLA Leonard refutes comments, headline of March 13 letter
75287letters99999LETTER: Council of Canadians offers opinion on local water dispute
75782letters99999LETTER: Certain irony in Castle cartoon mocking socialism
75811letters99999LETTER: Proposed new gun laws all about control, not guns
77056letters99999LETTER: Amalgamation of the Comox Valley would benefit the entire community
79104letters99999LETTER: Proportional representation ensures that power is shared, not absolute
80396letters99999Town councillor steps down and encourages others to step up
82463letters99999LETTER: Island Health’s response to complaints raises accountability concerns
82469letters99999LETTER: Comox resident vows to stop purchasing American products
83200letters99999LETTER: Courtenay taxpayer says City is spending at an unsustainable rate
83465letters99999Letter: Politicians have a duty to keep police accountable for their actions, or lack thereof
83722letters99999Letter: No easy answer to current situation in the United States
84236letters99999LETTER: Readers feel school incident not newsworthy
84238letters99999LETTER: Contrary to suggestion, council listened, then made a tough decision on housing project
87302letters99999Reader wary of proposed Stotan Falls development
87334letters99999Animal bylaw exists to prevent needless suffering and death
88839letters99999Letter: A ‘rescue mission’ to India
88846letters99999LETTER - Long-term Courtenay Airpark lease needs staff report before approval
89379letters99999LETTER – Emcon president says financial limits placed within contracts dictate service levels
89871letters99999LETTER: Ignore the partisan ads; think for yourself this election
89873letters99999LETTER - Learn from Edmonton’s lead in riverside preservation
90125letters99999LETTER: It’s time the government impose a freeze on rent increases
90626letters99999LETTER: Far more U.S. funding goes to the right than the left
90654letters99999LETTER: Fletcher grumbles about taxes while the province burns
94211letters99999LETTER: Quebec election results would have been markedly different under a proportional representation system
94212letters99999LETTER - Carbon tax refuter has a defeatist attitude
99074letters99999LETTER - Fifth street ‘improvements’ not practical, or visually appealing
99080letters99999LETTER - Raise in pay for Comox council adds to already inflated salaries
99331letters99999LETTER - Employers, governments need to step up in order to curb food bank dependency
102543video1REPLAY: B.C’s best videos this week
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102499video3Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion
102482video4VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March
102446video5Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry
102429video6VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie
75270video99999Vancouver Island’s Best Videos of the Week
75785video99999Court delays one of several issues tackled by feds in tabled bill
76042video99999VIDEO: B.C. beavers and ducks share some weeds
77068video99999Vancouver Island talent show Who’s Got Talent comes to a close
78341video99999No relief in sight as gasoline price hits four-year high
81155video99999VIDEO: Highland Grad Classic Car Cruise
82183video99999Fishing for fun, and forever
82693video99999VIDEO: B.C.’s ‘unicycle cowboy’ aspires to be rancher one day
83719video99999BEHIND THE STORY: Black Press Media reporter dives into stem cell therapy
84741video99999France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup
86278video99999Dog Days of Summer come to YVR
86534video99999VIDEO: B.C. nine-year-old wins invite to world Pokemon championships
88580video99999A B.C. First Nation fights to save their community from a wildfire
89089video99999VIDEO: B.C. First Nations hail court’s quash of Kinder Morgan pipeline approval
89358video99999Video: B.C. sockeye salmon run creates a beautiful spectacle
91400video99999Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap
92174video99999Two officers killed in line of duty honoured at B.C. police memorial
92682video99999B.C. grandma, 96, preps for a bike race with a good cause
92940video99999High demand: A look into how undocumented foreign workers fill B.C.’s construction jobs
93952video99999Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour
94222video99999Federal carbon tax rebates will exceed the cost for most people affected
94990video99999From (hydroponic) farm to table: A look inside a cannabis production facility
96775video99999Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!
97288video99999Feds give formal notice for law to end Canada Post strike
97797video99999Business group pleased with back-to-work legislation for postal workers
98569video99999Vancouver Island mountain biker nearly freefalls down tree trunk bike ramp
100610video99999VIDEO: Black Press Media journalists read hate mail
100876video99999China just landed on the far side of the moon
101895video99999Man sentenced to death in China had prior drug convictions in Abbotsford
101897video99999Guildford Park prevails at 50th annual Towhee Tournament
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82624miss-bc99999Langley’s Natasha Chadney competes for Miss BC title
82627miss-bc99999VIDEO: Mission woman wants to share her story, inspire others
83041miss-bc99999It’s all about the journey for Delta’s pageant hopefuls
83095miss-bc99999Surrey pageant hopeful aims to inspire others with anxiety
83105miss-bc99999Pageant gives Langley woman a platform to speak out
83395miss-bc99999Miss B.C. contestant’s goal is to empower women
83585miss-bc99999Miss BC winners crowned tonight in grand finale showcase
83605miss-bc99999VIDEO: Miss BC 2018 crowned in Fort Langley
83672miss-bc99999Courtenay woman named Miss Vancouver Island
84180miss-bc99999TRAILER: Miss BC isn’t just about tiaras and sashes
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89367municipal-election99999Kishi seeks re-election to Cumberland council
89370municipal-election99999Kishi seeks re-election to Cumberland council
90405municipal-election99999Carol Marlow announces her Courtenay council candidacy
90429municipal-election99999Jin Lin announces her candidacy for Courtenay council
90672municipal-election99999Courtenay voters have plenty of choices for mayor, council
90674municipal-election99999Comox council to have a new look
90676municipal-election99999Cumberland voters will elect a mayor for first time in a decade
90678municipal-election99999Comox Valley Regional District will have new chair as Jolliffe not seeking re-election
90881municipal-election99999James Derry running for school trustee in Comox Valley Regional District Area B
90883municipal-election99999Jim Elliott running for Comox Valley Regional District Area A director
90905municipal-election99999Mayor Larry Jangula running for re-election in Courtenay
90907municipal-election99999Michelle Waite is running for school trustee in Comox Valley Regional District Area B
90909municipal-election99999Sarah Jane Howe running for school trustee position in Cumberland
90947municipal-election99999B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race
91148municipal-election99999Darwin Dzuba is running for council in Courtenay
91197municipal-election99999Ian McLean running for seat on Cumberland council
91441municipal-election99999It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
92672municipal-election99999Courtenay council candidates answer series of questions
92686municipal-election99999Cumberland candidates have their say
92739municipal-election99999B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test
92990municipal-election99999Cumberland mayor and council candidates answer questionnaire
93211municipal-election99999Courtenay council candidate has several signs destroyed by vandals
93698municipal-election99999SD 71 school trustee candidates answer questions on sexual identity issue
93762municipal-election99999Jangula denounces Culture Guard endorsement
93999municipal-election99999ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote in COMOX
94000municipal-election99999ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote in COURTENAY
94002municipal-election99999ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote in CUMBERLAND
94004municipal-election99999ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to cast your vote for Comox Valley Regional District directors
94230municipal-election99999B.C. town’s mayoral race a tie, come down to luck of the draw
94996municipal-election99999Gender equity closer on Vancouver Island councils