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LETTER – Goose Spit beach fire program proved successful, despite what some former politicians say

Dear editor, Jim Gillis’s letter of Jan. 5 (Former regional district director…

  • Jan 26, 2022

 

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LETTER – Comox church responds to PM’s comments regarding anti-abortion organizations

Dear editor, On Dec. 16, 2021, Prime Minister Trudeau sent a letter…

  • Jan 26, 2022

 

Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

Comox mayor, council salaries set to increase in 2023

The 2022 general local election will be held on Oct. 15

 

A plane arrives at the Comox Valley Airport at dusk. Photo by Comox Valley Airport

Comox Valley Airport looking for passenger numbers to take off in 2022

Pandemic restrictions impacting numbers; ULCs could provide a boost for travellers out of YQQ

A plane arrives at the Comox Valley Airport at dusk. Photo by Comox Valley Airport
Members of the Dead Boats Disposal Society pulled a barge into the Comox Marina Monday morning. Photo by Erin Haluschak

On the hunt for dead boats

Dead Boats Disposal Society searching Comox harbour for boats, marine debris

Members of the Dead Boats Disposal Society pulled a barge into the Comox Marina Monday morning. Photo by Erin Haluschak
A CC-115 Buffalo from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox on a training exercise in Chilliwack on June 16, 2021. The Buffalo flew its final search and rescue mission on Jan. 15 2022. (William Snow photo)

Iconic CC-115 Buffalo flies final 442 Squadron mission at CFB Comox

The iconic CC-115 Buffalo flew its final 442 Squadron mission at CFB…

  • Jan 17, 2022
A CC-115 Buffalo from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox on a training exercise in Chilliwack on June 16, 2021. The Buffalo flew its final search and rescue mission on Jan. 15 2022. (William Snow photo)
A rapid COVID-19 test swab. Both PCR and rapid antigen tests will be available for travellers or the general public at the Comox Valley Airport. (Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)

PCR, antigen tests now available at Comox Valley Airport

Travellers will no longer have to book an appointment in Nanaimo for PCR test

A rapid COVID-19 test swab. Both PCR and rapid antigen tests will be available for travellers or the general public at the Comox Valley Airport. (Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)
“Meeting at the Spit” by Stephenie Davidson is one of the creations on exhibit at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, Jan. 13-Feb. 5. Photo supplied.

Wet Paint Art Group featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox

A group of art friends who have painted and shared their passion…

“Meeting at the Spit” by Stephenie Davidson is one of the creations on exhibit at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, Jan. 13-Feb. 5. Photo supplied.
Myrtle Purchase walks nearly day in Comox - perhaps one of the secrets to a long life as the Berwick resident is set to celebrate her 100th birthday this month. Photo by Berwick Comox Valley

Valley resident keeps on walking as 100th birthday approaches

Myrtle Purchase has walked the equivalent across Canada through daily walks in Comox

Myrtle Purchase walks nearly day in Comox - perhaps one of the secrets to a long life as the Berwick resident is set to celebrate her 100th birthday this month. Photo by Berwick Comox Valley
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LETTER – Former regional district director says Town of Comox overstepping its boundaries

Dear editor, I get a wry smile when I read that Mayor…

  • Jan 3, 2022
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The 2019 Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim at Goose Spit in Comox attracted more than 100 swimmers, and even an impromptu martial arts class. Photo by Erica Farrell

Comox’s annual Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim to be virtual in 2021

The Town of Comox and the Comox Community Centre have made the…

The 2019 Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim at Goose Spit in Comox attracted more than 100 swimmers, and even an impromptu martial arts class. Photo by Erica Farrell
The Quarantones also performed at tthe inaugural Drive-In Sing-Along Messiah Event was held at the Comox Mall, Sunday, Dec. 19. Photo by  Kealy Donaldson

Drive-In Sing-Along Messiah event at Comox Mall a hit

The inaugural Drive-In Sing-Along Messiah Event was held at the Comox Mall,…

The Quarantones also performed at tthe inaugural Drive-In Sing-Along Messiah Event was held at the Comox Mall, Sunday, Dec. 19. Photo by  Kealy Donaldson
Ceremony of the Flags Guard firing volley of blanks at Comox Nautical Days – photo credit: Captain T.J. Townley.

Comox receives provincial funds for seafood festival, Nautical Days

The funds are a one-time grant designed to be used for a range of operational expenses

Ceremony of the Flags Guard firing volley of blanks at Comox Nautical Days – photo credit: Captain T.J. Townley.
Lt-Col. Rhonda Stevens (left) assumes command of 19 Wing Comox from Col. Bryn Elliott (right), Maj.-Gen E.J. Kenny, commander 1 Cdn Air Div/CANR is the presiding officer (centre). Back row, CWO D.A. Campbell, 1 Cdn Air Div/CANR CWO (left) and CWO Don Farr 19 Wing CWO (right). Photo by 19 Wing Comox

New wing commander at 19 Wing Comox

Lt.-Col. Rhonda Stevens is the first female wing commander since 19 Wing Comox’s establishment

Lt-Col. Rhonda Stevens (left) assumes command of 19 Wing Comox from Col. Bryn Elliott (right), Maj.-Gen E.J. Kenny, commander 1 Cdn Air Div/CANR is the presiding officer (centre). Back row, CWO D.A. Campbell, 1 Cdn Air Div/CANR CWO (left) and CWO Don Farr 19 Wing CWO (right). Photo by 19 Wing Comox
The CVRD confirmed they will re-examine the beach fire program at Goose Spit Park in Comox. Photo via Google Maps

CVRD clarifies Goose Spit beach fire program; ‘hopeful’ to have fire rings back

Town of Comox mayor inquires about the latest status of the program

The CVRD confirmed they will re-examine the beach fire program at Goose Spit Park in Comox. Photo via Google Maps
Comox Valley Airport. File photo

YQQ asking for help from Comox council to get travellers to Mexico

“Our seasonal service to Puerto Vallarta is at risk again … if this policy isn’t changed soon”

Comox Valley Airport. File photo
An initial representation of what a viewing platform might look like on the footprint of Mack Laing’s Shakesides home. KFN indicated they would like to see the foundation removed as to not disturb the midden below. Photo submitted

Comox alters design of proposed Mack Laing viewing platform

KFN indicates the project should minimally disturb Great Comox Midden on site

An initial representation of what a viewing platform might look like on the footprint of Mack Laing’s Shakesides home. KFN indicated they would like to see the foundation removed as to not disturb the midden below. Photo submitted
Rescue crews prepare to escort a group of stranded travellers on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz (Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)

VIDEO: CFB Comox 442 Squadron recaps B.C. flood rescue mission

The Royal Canadian Air Force has released a video interview with warrant…

Rescue crews prepare to escort a group of stranded travellers on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz (Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)
Comox voters went to the polls for a council byelection Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Jonathan Kerr wins vacant seat in Comox council byelection

Doctor attracts 54 per cent of vote and will replace Pat McKenna

Comox voters went to the polls for a council byelection Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Despite handing out warnings and fines on Halloween, Comox council is looking to do more following complaints of fireworks within the town. (Black Press file photo)

Comox hopes talks with KFN will resolve fireworks issue in town

Six fines or warnings were handed out on Halloween

Despite handing out warnings and fines on Halloween, Comox council is looking to do more following complaints of fireworks within the town. (Black Press file photo)