Comox Valley

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
A large crowd gathered at Simms Park in June to hear speakers in support of Black Lives Matter. Such events are prompting a discussion around revising the school district’s anti-discrimination policy. Record file photo

Comox Valley school board looks to revise anti-discrimination policy

Board has set up an ad hoc committee to tackle issue over next few months

A large crowd gathered at Simms Park in June to hear speakers in support of Black Lives Matter. Such events are prompting a discussion around revising the school district’s anti-discrimination policy. Record file photo
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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Pay attention to what’s trending in 2021

By Joe Smith Special to The Record With the current instability facing…

  • Jan 6, 2021
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Hornby Island school closed due to power outage

As a result of a power outage, Hornby Island Community School will…

  • Jan 6, 2021
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Courtenay teacher Rebecca MacKenzie won $500,000 on Boxing Day. Photo courtesy BCLC

Courtenay teacher picks up an Extra $500,000 with Boxing Day lotto win

Rebecca MacKenzie teaches math and French, so chances are there was some…

  • Jan 5, 2021
Courtenay teacher Rebecca MacKenzie won $500,000 on Boxing Day. Photo courtesy BCLC
Chelsea Poirier has been missing since Dec. 22. Photo supplied

UPDATE: Missing Comox Valley woman located

UPDATE (7:12 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021) As per a social media post,…

  • Jan 5, 2021
Chelsea Poirier has been missing since Dec. 22. Photo supplied
Courtenay teacher Rebecca MacKenzie won $500,000 on Boxing Day. Photo courtesy BCLC

Vancouver Island teacher picks up an Extra $500,000 with Boxing Day lotto win

Rebecca MacKenzie teaches math and French, so chances are there was some…

  • Jan 5, 2021
Courtenay teacher Rebecca MacKenzie won $500,000 on Boxing Day. Photo courtesy BCLC
The Comox Valley Community Foundation has announced more funding through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund. Stock image

Comox Valley Community Foundation announces $51,170 in grants for COVID-related projects

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) recently distributed an additional $51,170 in…

  • Jan 4, 2021
The Comox Valley Community Foundation has announced more funding through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund. Stock image
In Canada, 20 per cent of total food wastage occurs at the household average. This translates into a household financial loss of $1,800 every year. (Stock photo)

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Canada is a major contributor to the global food waste crisis

Megan Tomlinson Special to The Record The disparity between food waste and…

  • Jan 4, 2021
In Canada, 20 per cent of total food wastage occurs at the household average. This translates into a household financial loss of $1,800 every year. (Stock photo)
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Registration opens soon for Comox Valley’s ElderCollege winter term

The past year has been a struggle for all, including the adult…

  • Jan 4, 2021
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Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce selling gourmet popcorn bags to complement virtual awards gala

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to attend…

  • Jan 3, 2021
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Winter gardening discussed at first Comox Valley Horticultural Society meeting of 2021

The Comox Valley Horticultural Society welcomes Arzeena Hamir as the guest speaker…

  • Jan 3, 2021
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Mustang Sally and her owner John Ludlow could be seen driving throughout the Comox Valley this Christmas season. Photo by Erin Haluschak

2020 Year in Review: December

Kus-kus-sum funds announced An abandoned sawmill site at the edge of the…

  • Dec 30, 2020
Mustang Sally and her owner John Ludlow could be seen driving throughout the Comox Valley this Christmas season. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Comox Valley Child Development Association executive director Cindy Xavier, past president Pam Crowe, and president Diane Daigle celebrated the final tote board tally at the 45th annual CVCDA Telethon. Photo by Terry Farrell

2020 Year In Review: November

Kids’ telethon raises $96k The 45th Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon…

  • Dec 30, 2020
Comox Valley Child Development Association executive director Cindy Xavier, past president Pam Crowe, and president Diane Daigle celebrated the final tote board tally at the 45th annual CVCDA Telethon. Photo by Terry Farrell
Comox Valley newcomer Rick Larose, who recently moved to the area from Winnipeg, was up at the break of dawn Saturday to try his luck fly fishing for coho at Miracle Beach. Photo by Vic Marchiel

2020 Year in Review: October

BLM message response A Grade 9 Comox Valley student was motivated to…

  • Dec 29, 2020
Comox Valley newcomer Rick Larose, who recently moved to the area from Winnipeg, was up at the break of dawn Saturday to try his luck fly fishing for coho at Miracle Beach. Photo by Vic Marchiel
Protestors rallying against the annual herring fishery line the Denman Island shore and head out in boats. Photo by Gerry Ambury, via Facebook

2020 Year In Review: March

Union Bay governance review starts; COVID-19 comes to the Valley

  • Dec 26, 2020
Protestors rallying against the annual herring fishery line the Denman Island shore and head out in boats. Photo by Gerry Ambury, via Facebook
The seventh annual Spirit Bear Swim was held on Family Day in Royston. Scott Stanfield photo

2020 Year In Review: February

No cantilevers for Fifth Street Bridge; Overdose prevention service shutting down

The seventh annual Spirit Bear Swim was held on Family Day in Royston. Scott Stanfield photo
Aynsley and Antoine Van Oostdam are the proud parents to Pippa. Photo submitted

2020 Year In Review: January

Record-breaking snowfall; COVID arrives in B.C.

Aynsley and Antoine Van Oostdam are the proud parents to Pippa. Photo submitted
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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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