Comox Valley

Rod Bitten of Union Bay won $500,000 in the Lotto Max draw on Jan. 15. Photo supplied

Union Bay electrician gets shocking surprise with $500K Extra win

Rod Bitten has been hard at work with home renovations, which is…

  • Jan 20, 2021

 

Rod Bitten of Union Bay won $500,000 in the Lotto Max draw on Jan. 15. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island electrician gets shocking surprise with $500K Extra win

Rod Bitten has been hard at work with home renovations, which is…

  • Jan 20, 2021

 

Oyster River Fire Rescue members were called out to a suspicious fire in Black Creek. Two vehicles parked at a private residence were destroyed by fire. Photo courtesy Oyster River Fire Rescue

Suspicious fire destroys two vehicles at Black Creek residence

Oyster River Fire Rescue personnel were dispatched to a fire at a…

 

Oyster River Fire Rescue members were called out to a suspicious fire in Black Creek. Two vehicles parked at a private residence were destroyed by fire. Photo courtesy Oyster River Fire Rescue

Suspicious fire destroys two vehicles at Vancouver Island residence

Oyster River Fire Rescue personnel were dispatched to a fire at a…

Oyster River Fire Rescue members were called out to a suspicious fire in Black Creek. Two vehicles parked at a private residence were destroyed by fire. Photo courtesy Oyster River Fire Rescue
Comox Valley Nature is in search of the community's 2021 Tree of The Year. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Comox Valley Nature accepting nominations for ‘Tree of the Year’ contest

Submitted to The Record Comox Valley Nature’s (CVN) annual contest, now in…

  • Jan 20, 2021
Comox Valley Nature is in search of the community's 2021 Tree of The Year. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The objectives of the Vancouver Island Down Syndrome Society include peer support for parents and caregivers, as well as developing support services, projects, educational and employment opportunities for people with Down Syndrome. Photo supplied.

Vancouver Island Down Syndrome Society offers support for families in the community

New non-profit seeking directors in cities across Vancouver Island

The objectives of the Vancouver Island Down Syndrome Society include peer support for parents and caregivers, as well as developing support services, projects, educational and employment opportunities for people with Down Syndrome. Photo supplied.
The objectives of the Vancouver Island Down Syndrome Society include peer support for parents and caregivers, as well as developing support services, projects, educational and employment opportunities for people with Down Syndrome. Photo supplied.

Vancouver Island Down Syndrome Society reaching families in the Comox Valley and beyond

COVID-19 restrictions forced a subdued first-anniversary celebration for the Vancouver Island Down…

The objectives of the Vancouver Island Down Syndrome Society include peer support for parents and caregivers, as well as developing support services, projects, educational and employment opportunities for people with Down Syndrome. Photo supplied.
Gord John stands during question period in Ottawa in Sept. 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRISTIAN DIOTTE, HOUSE OF COMMONS PHOTO SERVICES)

2020: A Year in Review with Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns

NDP MP wants to ‘build back better’ in 2021

Gord John stands during question period in Ottawa in Sept. 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRISTIAN DIOTTE, HOUSE OF COMMONS PHOTO SERVICES)
The Comox Valley RCMP have issued a warrant for Brittany Forrest. Photo supplied

Comox Valley RCMP issue arrest warrant for 29-year-old woman

The Comox Valley RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Brittany…

  • Jan 19, 2021
The Comox Valley RCMP have issued a warrant for Brittany Forrest. Photo supplied
Dr. John Hooper is the new conductor of Island Voices. Photo supplied

Island Voices welcomes new conductor

This spring will be a time of transition for Island Voices chamber…

Dr. John Hooper is the new conductor of Island Voices. Photo supplied
From left—Rev. Ryan Slifka (minister, St. George’s); Ellen Wise (elder, St. George’s); Evangeline Mathura, (vice-president, Dawn to Dawn); Grant Shilling (outreach worker, Dawn to Dawn), with a cheque for $10,433.15.

Courtenay church donates more than $10,000 to transitional housing and support service

St. Goerge’s presents Dawn to Dawn with $10,433.15 cheque

  • Jan 17, 2021
From left—Rev. Ryan Slifka (minister, St. George’s); Ellen Wise (elder, St. George’s); Evangeline Mathura, (vice-president, Dawn to Dawn); Grant Shilling (outreach worker, Dawn to Dawn), with a cheque for $10,433.15.
Paul Bally, a teacher at Lake Trail middle school, was killed while out cycling on the Old Island Highway in 2014.

Comox Valley Cycling Coalition distributes Paul Bally Memorial Fund

The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition (CVCCo) has submitted the final report for…

  • Jan 17, 2021
Paul Bally, a teacher at Lake Trail middle school, was killed while out cycling on the Old Island Highway in 2014.
3L Developments has stated it is pulling the plug on its plans to build a residential neighbourhood in the Stotan Falls area. The company has repeatedly offered to turn the Stotan Falls area into parkland, if the CVRD were to amend its Regional Growth Strategy to allow for a residential community to be built in the area. The CVRD has steadfastly turned down the development company. File photo.

3L says negotiations for Stotan Falls development and parkland are over

The company said there will be no further development applications filed with the CVRD

3L Developments has stated it is pulling the plug on its plans to build a residential neighbourhood in the Stotan Falls area. The company has repeatedly offered to turn the Stotan Falls area into parkland, if the CVRD were to amend its Regional Growth Strategy to allow for a residential community to be built in the area. The CVRD has steadfastly turned down the development company. File photo.
This home, at 2543 Crown Isle Drive, is one of the options for the grand prize winner of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2021 Choices Lottery. Photo supplied

Comox Valley home among grand prize options in 2021 Choices Lottery

Crown Isle prize package worth a total of $2.5 million

  • Jan 13, 2021
This home, at 2543 Crown Isle Drive, is one of the options for the grand prize winner of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2021 Choices Lottery. Photo supplied
This grizzly cub pic is one of the photos to be featured at Catherine Babault’s upcoming solo exhibit at the Centre culturel francophone in Vancouver, from Jan. 21 to March 4, 2021.

Comox Valley nature photographer has solo exhibit in Vancouver

Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault presents her artwork at the Centre…

  • Jan 13, 2021
This grizzly cub pic is one of the photos to be featured at Catherine Babault’s upcoming solo exhibit at the Centre culturel francophone in Vancouver, from Jan. 21 to March 4, 2021.
Tina Filippino is offering Letz Sing terms via Zoom, beginning Monday, Jan. 18. Photo supplied

Comox Valley singing program moves to online format for winter session

“Singing is better than not singing.” That is Tina Filippino’s mantra, and…

  • Jan 12, 2021
Tina Filippino is offering Letz Sing terms via Zoom, beginning Monday, Jan. 18. Photo supplied
Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He will be giving an online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration Sunday, Jan. 17. Photo supplied.
Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He will be giving an online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration Sunday, Jan. 17. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley Nature hosts online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration

Comox Valley Nature is hosting an online lecture by Jason Toft, entitled…

  • Jan 12, 2021
Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He will be giving an online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration Sunday, Jan. 17. Photo supplied.
Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He will be giving an online lecture on the topic of shoreline restoration Sunday, Jan. 17. Photo supplied.
AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to Courtenay’s K9 Kind Dog Training & Behaviour Consulting, owned and operated by Carrie Lumsden. Photo supplied

Comox Valley dog trainer receives special BC SPCA accreditation

A Comox Valley dog trainer has been recognized for her outstanding work…

AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to Courtenay’s K9 Kind Dog Training & Behaviour Consulting, owned and operated by Carrie Lumsden. Photo supplied
The Just In Time choirs visited New Orleans in the winter of 2020. Photo illustration supplied.

Comox Valley choirs offering online music courses this winter

Just in Time choirs’ Zoom courses begin Jan. 20

  • Jan 11, 2021
The Just In Time choirs visited New Orleans in the winter of 2020. Photo illustration supplied.
Carolina Pannenbecker holds up a sign that says, ‘White silence = violence,” at an anti-racism protest in Alberta in May of 2020. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Black Press

Comox Valley organization offering anti-racism response training workshop

A Comox Valley organization is offering an online anti-racism response training workshop…

  • Jan 7, 2021
Carolina Pannenbecker holds up a sign that says, ‘White silence = violence,” at an anti-racism protest in Alberta in May of 2020. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Black Press