Comox Valley

Dozens of local families had Christmas wishes come true, thanks to the efforts of the 4th annual Building Christmas Dreams campaign, lead by Cameron Contracting and Hyland Precast. Photo supplied

Comox Valley companies collaborate to bring Christmas Dreams to 67 local families

Cameron Contracting Ltd. and Hyland Precast Inc. sought out to make the…

  • Dec 22, 2020
Dozens of local families had Christmas wishes come true, thanks to the efforts of the 4th annual Building Christmas Dreams campaign, lead by Cameron Contracting and Hyland Precast. Photo supplied
Karen McKinnon introducing her heart-felt photo presentation tribute of a local YANA family at the Big Love Benefit. Photo submitted

YANA rolls out plans for 2021 virtual Big Love Gala

It’s the year of reinvention for the way we collectively do things,…

  • Dec 22, 2020
Karen McKinnon introducing her heart-felt photo presentation tribute of a local YANA family at the Big Love Benefit. Photo submitted
Comox Valley Record publisher Keith Currie presents YANA (You Are Not Alone) executive director Kelly Barnie with a cheque for $11,000 - the proceeds from the Valley Vonka event. YANA is a local non-profit society that provides accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families who need to travel outside the community for medical treatment for a child under 19 or for a pregnant mother.

Comox Valley gives back

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

  • Dec 21, 2020
Comox Valley Record publisher Keith Currie presents YANA (You Are Not Alone) executive director Kelly Barnie with a cheque for $11,000 - the proceeds from the Valley Vonka event. YANA is a local non-profit society that provides accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families who need to travel outside the community for medical treatment for a child under 19 or for a pregnant mother.
Living Hope Church’s six-year Widows’ Gardens Project has been able to provide access to garden plots to 632 Ugandan widows at the end of the fifth year. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley church’s Widows’ Gardens Project has helped more than 600 Ugandan women

Submitted An African widow is often, by definition, a beggar. In southwestern…

  • Dec 21, 2020
Living Hope Church’s six-year Widows’ Gardens Project has been able to provide access to garden plots to 632 Ugandan widows at the end of the fifth year. Photo supplied.
Mackai Sharp's project addressing intolerance and bigotry will premier at the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Dec. 17. Photo supplied

Comox Valley student creates project addressing intolerance and bigotry in our community

Frustration due to a lack of acknowledgment that the problem exists was the catalyst for the project

Mackai Sharp's project addressing intolerance and bigotry will premier at the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Dec. 17. Photo supplied
School District 71 office

Comox Valley school board says strict COVID-19 protocols in place for international student program to ensure safety

Parents upset by email from school district seeking billet homes for students

School District 71 office
Huband Park Elementary School. Photo via Comoxvalleyschools.ca

Huband Park Elementary School closed due to flooding

School to remain closed all day Thursday for clean-up

Huband Park Elementary School. Photo via Comoxvalleyschools.ca
Kori and Cameron said that before Habitat they had to move twice because of landlords wanting to sell. They were troubled by the lack of affordable rentals in the Comox Valley. They no longer have to worry about that, after receiving their keys to their Lake Trail home. Photo by Karen McKinnon

VIDEO: Final two Comox Valley families receive keys to latest Habitat for Humanity project

Cady Corman Special to The Record The 2020 holiday season looks quite…

  • Dec 16, 2020
Kori and Cameron said that before Habitat they had to move twice because of landlords wanting to sell. They were troubled by the lack of affordable rentals in the Comox Valley. They no longer have to worry about that, after receiving their keys to their Lake Trail home. Photo by Karen McKinnon
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 16, 2020 (EXCLUSIVE TO CVR)

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 16, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 16, 2020

  • Dec 16, 2020
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 16, 2020 (EXCLUSIVE TO CVR)
World Community’s screening of River City Drumbeat is available online from Dec. 26 –29. (Screen grab)

World Community Film Festival going virtual for 2021

Give the gift of travel through films! The 30th edition of the…

  • Dec 16, 2020
World Community’s screening of River City Drumbeat is available online from Dec. 26 –29. (Screen grab)
The Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group is busy raising funds to bring refugees to the Comox Valley. The group has created exquisite hand-knit shawls, warm toques, mittens, and scarves, sewing cozy heat sacs, and making gorgeous flower art cards. Photos submitted

Fundraising efforts to bring refugees to the Comox Valley an ongoing process

Submitted to The Record The Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group is busy…

  • Dec 16, 2020
The Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group is busy raising funds to bring refugees to the Comox Valley. The group has created exquisite hand-knit shawls, warm toques, mittens, and scarves, sewing cozy heat sacs, and making gorgeous flower art cards. Photos submitted
Charlene Gray (second from left) along with fellow educators and students. The educator on the far right is Keosha Girard - a Comox Valley Child Day Care Society alumnus who now teaches at the CVCDCS and her children attend. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Children’s Day Care Society celebrates 50 years of service

It’s likely one of the most subdued 50th-anniversary celebrations ever. Thanks, COVID.…

Charlene Gray (second from left) along with fellow educators and students. The educator on the far right is Keosha Girard - a Comox Valley Child Day Care Society alumnus who now teaches at the CVCDCS and her children attend. Photo supplied
Commercial space is now leasing at CUBES in East Courtenay! The fantastic location right next to the Comox Valley Hospital means it’s a great spot to set up medical services, and the residents upstairs are ready to be your first customers!

Open for business! Launch your 2021 business plan in East Courtenay

Set yourself up to thrive with a fantastic location, great amenities and immediate occupancy

  • Dec 14, 2020
Commercial space is now leasing at CUBES in East Courtenay! The fantastic location right next to the Comox Valley Hospital means it’s a great spot to set up medical services, and the residents upstairs are ready to be your first customers!
Commercial space is now leasing at CUBES in East Courtenay! The fantastic location right next to the Comox Valley Hospital means it’s a great spot to set up medical services, and the residents upstairs are ready to be your first customers!

Open for business! Launch your 2021 business plan in East Courtenay

Set yourself up to thrive with a fantastic location, great amenities and immediate occupancy

  • Dec 14, 2020
Commercial space is now leasing at CUBES in East Courtenay! The fantastic location right next to the Comox Valley Hospital means it’s a great spot to set up medical services, and the residents upstairs are ready to be your first customers!
Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch of Easy Street have created a line of are sugar-free, gluten-free, fair trade, vegan chocolates called Easy Treats. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley musicians debut healthy chocolate brand

Easy Street creates sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan chocolates

Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch of Easy Street have created a line of are sugar-free, gluten-free, fair trade, vegan chocolates called Easy Treats. Photo by Terry Farrell
Beefs and Bouquets

Comox Valley Beefs & Bouquets for the week of Dec. 9

Beef to anti-maskers and speeders; bouquet to the Christmas trucks

  • Dec 10, 2020
Beefs and Bouquets
Coupons can help almost any business, small or large, product or service-oriented to achieve specific marketing goals. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: From clipping to clicking to scanning, coupon marketing has come a long way

JOE SMITH Special to The Record Coupon marketing has changed dramatically since…

  • Dec 9, 2020
Coupons can help almost any business, small or large, product or service-oriented to achieve specific marketing goals. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
100+ Women Who Care Comox Valley Cheque Presentation for Comox Valley Marine Search & Rescue $7,250. Pictured (from left) - Carol Daize (100+ Women committee), David Mellin ( Marine Search & Rescue president), Mandy Baker (100+ Women member), Don Behan (Marine Search & Rescue coxman), Kathy Pilon (100+ Women member), Lisa Wilcox ( 100+ Women committee), Roch Massicotte (Marine Search & Rescue station leader), Diane Kenny ( 100+ Women committee).

Comox Valley gives back

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

  • Dec 9, 2020
100+ Women Who Care Comox Valley Cheque Presentation for Comox Valley Marine Search & Rescue $7,250. Pictured (from left) - Carol Daize (100+ Women committee), David Mellin ( Marine Search & Rescue president), Mandy Baker (100+ Women member), Don Behan (Marine Search & Rescue coxman), Kathy Pilon (100+ Women member), Lisa Wilcox ( 100+ Women committee), Roch Massicotte (Marine Search & Rescue station leader), Diane Kenny ( 100+ Women committee).
A Comox Valley Citizens On Patrol team is seen here making drivers aware of their speed in a residential neighbourhood. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley Citizens On Patrol still active in the community

COVID-19 has affected the Comox Valley community in many ways, including the…

  • Dec 8, 2020
A Comox Valley Citizens On Patrol team is seen here making drivers aware of their speed in a residential neighbourhood. Photo supplied.
Nature making soil. Elk Falls Provincial Park – falls with suspension bridge above, shrouded in mist. Photo by Leslie Cox

DUCHESS OF DIRT: Soil is the lifeline our planet

LESLIE COX Special to The Record Did you remember it was World…

  • Dec 8, 2020
Nature making soil. Elk Falls Provincial Park – falls with suspension bridge above, shrouded in mist. Photo by Leslie Cox