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The Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner will be delivering ready-to-eat turkey dinners to more than 700 residents in the OCmox Valley on Christmas day.. Photo by Terry Farrell

COMMEN-TERRY: Many opportunities to help others in the Comox Valley this Christmas

As the festive season approaches, the call-out for community help increases. This…

 

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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Earning and keeping your customer’s trust

By Joe Smith Special to the Record A survey conducted by Clear…

 

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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Anti-spam legislation is designed to protect you and your customers

By Joe Smith Special to the Record Over the past few months,…

  • Sep 21, 2022

 

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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Customers always remember the way you handle a sticky situation

By Joe Smith Special to the Record No one likes to admit…

  • Aug 10, 2022
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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Is it a goal, strategy or a tactic?

Joe Smith Special to the Record This is not a trick question…

  • Jul 13, 2022
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The Betty Farrell Residence for Families is a four-plex in Edmonton, providing supportive and affordable housing to families. Photo via rightathomehousing.com

Commen-Terry: One woman’s legacy can plant a seed for others

My family laid our mother to rest last week — another cycle…

The Betty Farrell Residence for Families is a four-plex in Edmonton, providing supportive and affordable housing to families. Photo via rightathomehousing.com
Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Plenty to consider before hopping aboard the influencer bandwagon

Joe Smith Special to the Record There is no question that influencer…

  • Mar 9, 2022
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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: How to write headlines that work

Joe Smith Special to the Record Whether you are writing for print,…

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Merry Christmas from the editor’s desk: a tradition continues

The Comox Valley Record editor reflects upon the year, in verse

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Active transport, such as walking, or cycling, is healthy for us, and the planet. (Black Press file photo)

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Active transport helps people and the planet

Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record The COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed a ‘Bicycle…

  • Oct 5, 2021
Active transport, such as walking, or cycling, is healthy for us, and the planet. (Black Press file photo)
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COMMEN-TERRY: It’s too soon to consider eliminating petrol at service stations

On Monday, Aug. 9, the Comox Valley Regional District’s Electoral Services Committee…

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Purple hay bales are the colour of choice for many area farmers. When you see them you know that the farmer has paid extra to support of BC Children’s Hospital. (Sidney Venier photo)

Column: Cowichan farmers making hay for charity

Have you ever noticed the coloured hay bales?

Purple hay bales are the colour of choice for many area farmers. When you see them you know that the farmer has paid extra to support of BC Children’s Hospital. (Sidney Venier photo)
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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Planning before you start a business is a key to its success

Joes Smith Special to The Record With things beginning to open up…

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Christmas Commen-Terry: My holiday poem tradition – the COVID-19 edition

’Twas 2 nights before Christmas And we were all grumpy. This COVID-19…

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Comox Lake is the drinking water source for much of the Comox Valley. File photo

WATER WISE: Healthy watersheds should be a priority for all political parties

Do you know where your party of choice stands on the subject of clean water?

  • Oct 18, 2020
Comox Lake is the drinking water source for much of the Comox Valley. File photo
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COLUMN: The purpose of a non-medical mask

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, non-medical masks are becoming a more common sight

Masks are just another layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19. (CSRD photo)
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Corporate COVID bailouts should come with “green strings” attached

After the 2008 stock and housing market crash plunged the U.S. and…

  • Jul 22, 2020
Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. (Contributed)
Commen-Terry: Why wearing a mask makes sense to me

Commen-Terry: Why wearing a mask makes sense to me

My name is Terry, and I wear a mask. It sounds like…

Commen-Terry: Why wearing a mask makes sense to me
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