Comox Valley

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
The Sid Williams Theatre has a capacity of 500 people.

Sid Williams Theatre offering online holiday entertainment

Join the Sid Williams Theatre online for some laughs and holiday cheer.…

  • Dec 7, 2020
The Sid Williams Theatre has a capacity of 500 people.
Keri Brown’s side business, The Rub - a secret recipe spice rub - has been an unexpected success. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley woman’s new spice mix rubbing customers the right way

Keri Brown’s side project a big hit with Comox Valley cooks

Keri Brown’s side business, The Rub - a secret recipe spice rub - has been an unexpected success. Photo supplied.
This year, a visit to Creches of the World will be offered virtually. The virtual visit will feature many photos of unique creches, as well as music and stories. (This photo is from the 2019 exhibit.) Photo supplied

Comox Valley Presbyterian Church’s Creches of the World exhibit to be a virtual tour for 2020

By Jessie Schut Special to The Record In the battle between COVID-19…

  • Dec 6, 2020
This year, a visit to Creches of the World will be offered virtually. The virtual visit will feature many photos of unique creches, as well as music and stories. (This photo is from the 2019 exhibit.) Photo supplied
Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com

Big Little Lions earn Canadian Folk Music Award nomination

Duo featuring Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin keeping busy during pandemic

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Second Annual Kingfisher Resort Winter Light Display will be limited to guests of the resort, and those with reservations to the restaurant or spa. Photo supplied

Kingfisher Winter Light Display opens in limited capacity for 2020

Access will be available for hotel guests, and those with reservations to the restaurant or spa

  • Dec 3, 2020
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Second Annual Kingfisher Resort Winter Light Display will be limited to guests of the resort, and those with reservations to the restaurant or spa. Photo supplied
12-year-old Ella Smiley captured some video of orcas on a sea lion hunt on Nov. 28 at Kitty Coleman Park, just north of Courtenay. Photo by Ella Smiley

VIDEO: Orcas hunt sea lion near Vancouver Island shoreline

Twelve-year-old Ella Smiley, of Comox Valley Wildlife Sightings, caught up with a…

12-year-old Ella Smiley captured some video of orcas on a sea lion hunt on Nov. 28 at Kitty Coleman Park, just north of Courtenay. Photo by Ella Smiley
JumpCamp CEO Patrick Kitto shows off his technique. Photo by Brett Kroeker

Comox Valley snowboard organization holding annual snowboard drive

Christmas is coming so it’s time again for JumpCamp’s annual Santa Snowboard…

  • Dec 1, 2020
JumpCamp CEO Patrick Kitto shows off his technique. Photo by Brett Kroeker
12-year-old Ella Smiley captured some video of orcas on a sea lion hunt on Nov. 28 at Kitty Coleman Park, just north of Courtenay. Photo by Ella Smiley

VIDEO: Orcas hunt sea lion near Kitty Coleman Park

Twelve-year-old Ella Smiley, of Comox Valley Wildlife Sightings, caught up with a…

12-year-old Ella Smiley captured some video of orcas on a sea lion hunt on Nov. 28 at Kitty Coleman Park, just north of Courtenay. Photo by Ella Smiley
The Nov. 20 WestJet flight 3171 has been identified by the BC Centre for Disease Control with a COVID case aboard. (Black Press file photo)

COVID-19 exposure reported on a fifth flight at Comox airport

Another exposure risk from flight originating in Calgary

The Nov. 20 WestJet flight 3171 has been identified by the BC Centre for Disease Control with a COVID case aboard. (Black Press file photo)
The Nov. 20 WestJet flight 3171 has been identified by the BC Centre for Disease Control with a COVID case aboard. (Black Press file photo)

Fifth COVID-19 exposure reported on flight at Comox airport

Another exposure risk from flight originating in Calgary

The Nov. 20 WestJet flight 3171 has been identified by the BC Centre for Disease Control with a COVID case aboard. (Black Press file photo)
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Comox, B.C. Poppy Chairman, Kent Guilford presenting cheques to the following organizations in support of their venues: (top left) The Sea Cadet Corps who assisted in last year’s Poppy campaign. (Top right) CFB Comox, Military Family Resource Center, Kim Hetherington, executive director MFRC. Bottom, The Views at St Joseph’s, Jessica Aldred, Health Care Foundation, Michael Aikins, senior operations leader. We wish to Thank All those who supported last year’s Poppy Campaign and we hope we will have your continued support this year. Thank you all.

Comox Valley gives back

Spotlight on some of the groups, businesses and individuals who make the Comox Valley great

  • Nov 29, 2020
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Comox, B.C. Poppy Chairman, Kent Guilford presenting cheques to the following organizations in support of their venues: (top left) The Sea Cadet Corps who assisted in last year’s Poppy campaign. (Top right) CFB Comox, Military Family Resource Center, Kim Hetherington, executive director MFRC. Bottom, The Views at St Joseph’s, Jessica Aldred, Health Care Foundation, Michael Aikins, senior operations leader. We wish to Thank All those who supported last year’s Poppy Campaign and we hope we will have your continued support this year. Thank you all.
4R’s Education Centre Society and On The Fly Cafe at the Comox Valley Airport have partnered to help you with your baking and gift-giving needs this Christmas season. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

On The Fly Café holding fundraiser for 4R’s Education Centre

4R’s Education Centre Society and On The Fly Cafe at the Comox…

  • Nov 29, 2020
4R’s Education Centre Society and On The Fly Cafe at the Comox Valley Airport have partnered to help you with your baking and gift-giving needs this Christmas season. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Local artist Neil Havers took advantage of a sunny Saturday for some plein air painting. He was spotted on Marsden Road, creating a painting of the Comox Glacier. Photo by Terry Farrell

Plein air painting in the Saturday sunshine in Courtenay

Local artist Neil Havers took advantage of a sunny Saturday for some…

Local artist Neil Havers took advantage of a sunny Saturday for some plein air painting. He was spotted on Marsden Road, creating a painting of the Comox Glacier. Photo by Terry Farrell
Lake Trail Middle school in Courtenay. File photo
Lake Trail Middle school in Courtenay. File photo
The 19th annual Gingerbread Village & Teddy Bear Baskets Silent Auction runs online from Dec. 1-18. Photo supplied

Crown Isle’s annual Gingerbread Village & Teddy Bear Baskets Silent Auction goes online for 2020

Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community hosts the 19th annual Gingerbread Village…

  • Nov 26, 2020
The 19th annual Gingerbread Village & Teddy Bear Baskets Silent Auction runs online from Dec. 1-18. Photo supplied
Canadian Tire Courtenay’s Owner Bert Heeringa and General Manager Keith Pistell displaying the donated sanitizer. Photo supplied.

Courtenay Canadian Tire donates 2,400 litres of hand sanitizer to local not-for-profits

Organizations can request sanitizer via the Comox Valley Community Foundation

  • Nov 25, 2020
Canadian Tire Courtenay’s Owner Bert Heeringa and General Manager Keith Pistell displaying the donated sanitizer. Photo supplied.
A late-blooming Welsh poppy gave the Cox garden some unexpected colour last month. Photo by Leslie Cox

DUCHESS OF DIRT: La Nina signs not necessarily steeped in science

LESLIE COX Special to The Record I am beginning to think climate…

  • Nov 25, 2020
A late-blooming Welsh poppy gave the Cox garden some unexpected colour last month. Photo by Leslie Cox