Comox Valley

Karilyn, right, with her older sister, Sabrina. Both siblings are members of the YANA family, after being helped by the community organization on separate occasions. Photo supplied

Siblings both members of the YANA family

Comox Valley non-profit helped Geiger family on separate occasions

  • Apr 19, 2021

 

Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied

Courtenay fossil hunter finds ancient turtle on local river

The specimen will now make its home at the Royal BC Museum

 

Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied

Courtenay fossil hunter finds ancient turtle on local river

The specimen will now make its home at the Royal BC Museum

 

Erin Chan accepted her prize of a Staycation at The Kingfisher valued at $500, for winning the  Discover Comox Valley Vacation Guide Photo Contest. Photo by Nicole Fowler

Winner announced in Discover Comox Valley Vacation Guide Photo Contest

Erin Chan has been named the grand prize winner of the Discover…

Erin Chan accepted her prize of a Staycation at The Kingfisher valued at $500, for winning the  Discover Comox Valley Vacation Guide Photo Contest. Photo by Nicole Fowler
The following is a list of restaurants offering take-out and patio dining. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

List of Comox Valley restaurants offering take-out, patio dining options

Restaurants in the Comox Valley continue to adapt to government-imposed restrictions in…

  • Apr 14, 2021
The following is a list of restaurants offering take-out and patio dining. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Comox Valley Nature hosts an online lecture Sunday, April 18, to address the human and scientific perspective on climate change. Photo supplied

Upcoming Comox Valley Nature webinar addresses climate change

Comox Valley Nature hosts an online lecture Sunday, April 18, when Dr.…

  • Apr 14, 2021
Comox Valley Nature hosts an online lecture Sunday, April 18, to address the human and scientific perspective on climate change. Photo supplied
Participants in one of the two 2021 L’Arche Comox Valley Art of Belonging Zoom groups making a shocked Emoji face. Photo supplied

L’Arche Comox Valley’s Art of Belonging Program adapts to COVID times

Each year for the past six years, L’Arche Comox Valley has celebrated…

  • Apr 14, 2021
Participants in one of the two 2021 L’Arche Comox Valley Art of Belonging Zoom groups making a shocked Emoji face. Photo supplied
30 years after becoming part of the YANA family, Angela Furlotte is all grown up and enjoys her three dogs while working and living in the Comox Valley.

YANA founder helps family in need: a historical account

Andrea Postal Special to The Record The first few months of Angela…

  • Apr 14, 2021
30 years after becoming part of the YANA family, Angela Furlotte is all grown up and enjoys her three dogs while working and living in the Comox Valley.
This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com

VIDEO: Thieves steal truck from Black Creek car lot by towing it away

Have you seen a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 in your neighbourhood in…

This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com
A donated towel warms a merlin chick. Photo supplied

MARS Moment: 2021 shaping up to be a record-setting year for animal rescues

Submitted by Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press With the pandemic,…

  • Apr 12, 2021
A donated towel warms a merlin chick. Photo supplied
Volunteers sort through bottles and cans during Saturday's fundraiser for hospice. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley hospice holds drive-through bottle drive

Bike team is fundraising for the annual Cycle of Life tour on Vancouver Island

  • Apr 11, 2021
Volunteers sort through bottles and cans during Saturday's fundraiser for hospice. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care is a long-term care advocacy/watchdog group in the Comox Valley. Adobe stock image

Comox Valley dementia care advocacy organization hosting panel discussion

After COVID-19, after the staffing is trained and increased, after infection control…

Crying Out Loud for Quality Residential Dementia Care is a long-term care advocacy/watchdog group in the Comox Valley. Adobe stock image
Andrew, seen here with his parents, was only two pounds, seven ounces at birth. Photo supplied

Preemie born to 15-year-old mother; a YANA family from decades past

Andrea Postal Special to The Record It was spring of 1994, and…

Andrew, seen here with his parents, was only two pounds, seven ounces at birth. Photo supplied
Merville ultra-marathoner Jan Kotyk embarks on a fundraising run April 7, along with his brother Jared, behind the wheel. Photo supplied

Ultra-marathoner to run northern end of Island for Comox Valley charity

Merville ultra-marathoner Jan Kotyk is lacing up his runners and hitting the…

Merville ultra-marathoner Jan Kotyk embarks on a fundraising run April 7, along with his brother Jared, behind the wheel. Photo supplied
The visitor centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Tourism group marks new relationship with Comox Valley

“We believe in the regional model for the Comox Valley … everybody should be working together.”

The visitor centre for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
LUSH Valley’s Good Food Box Program is one of 11 organizations receiving a 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant from the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Community Foundation distributes more than $134K in COVID-19 emergency grants

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) has distributed $134,170 in the form…

  • Apr 1, 2021
LUSH Valley’s Good Food Box Program is one of 11 organizations receiving a 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant from the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Photo supplied
Scotch broom cuts sit alongside Highway 19 awaiting pick-up for proper diposal. Photo supplied

Ministry of Transportation funding early Scotch broom removal in the Comox Valley

People have been asking, “who is cutting Scotch broom on Highway 19?”…

Scotch broom cuts sit alongside Highway 19 awaiting pick-up for proper diposal. Photo supplied
In an official cheque presentation ceremony, at the currently under construction future home of the Aiken Community Hospice and Comox Valley Hospice Society location, Comox Valley Hospice Society was awarded The 100+ Women Who Care Comox Valley’s first donation of 2021 - a cheque for $14,300.

Comox Valley gives back

Comox Valley businesses, organizations and individuals helping improve the lives of others

  • Mar 31, 2021
In an official cheque presentation ceremony, at the currently under construction future home of the Aiken Community Hospice and Comox Valley Hospice Society location, Comox Valley Hospice Society was awarded The 100+ Women Who Care Comox Valley’s first donation of 2021 - a cheque for $14,300.
A rehabilitated swan refamiliarizes itself with its natural surroundings, after being released by the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society. Tanja Kerr, who originally reported the injured swan to MARS, was invited to attend the release ceremony. Photo by Tanja Kerr

Rehabilitated swan released into Courtenay estuary

When Tanja Kerr spotted an injured swan near the estuary on Comox…

A rehabilitated swan refamiliarizes itself with its natural surroundings, after being released by the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society. Tanja Kerr, who originally reported the injured swan to MARS, was invited to attend the release ceremony. Photo by Tanja Kerr
Failure to adhere to your vessel’s maximum load capacity, as per its compliance notice, could result in having your marine insurance policy declared void. Photo supplied

BOATING WITH BARB: Compliance notices for small vessels integral to insurance coverage

If your pleasure boat is more than 78 feet in length you…

  • Mar 31, 2021
Failure to adhere to your vessel’s maximum load capacity, as per its compliance notice, could result in having your marine insurance policy declared void. Photo supplied