Comox

James (Stocky) Edwards is pictured in February 2022 with 19 Wing Commander Lt.-Col. Rhonda Stevens and Greg Sawchuck, senior B.C. director for Ducks Unlimited Canada. Photo by Erin Haluschak.

Comox war hero dies at age 100

James (Stocky) Edwards was a gentleman, and an icon

James (Stocky) Edwards is pictured in February 2022 with 19 Wing Commander Lt.-Col. Rhonda Stevens and Greg Sawchuck, senior B.C. director for Ducks Unlimited Canada. Photo by Erin Haluschak.
Exercise Cougar Gauntlet was a joint operation that included army and navy reserve members. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Army, navy storm Comox beach in joint training operation

Exercise Cougar Gauntlet provides week of training for military reservists

Exercise Cougar Gauntlet was a joint operation that included army and navy reserve members. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

LETTER – Comox resident agrees with conflict of interest allegations against town council

Dear editor, I read, with great interest, the article regarding the alleged…

  • May 11, 2022
Comox town hall. Black Press file photo
Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

Comox sets property tax rate just below 5 per cent

Mayor Russ Arnott noted the rate is still the lowest tax rate in the Comox Valley

Comox town hall. Black Press file photo
Comox Youth Council is competing for five thousand dollars to support youth mental health. Photo submitted

Comox Youth Council compete for thousands to support youth mental health

Comox Youth Council is competing for five thousand dollars to support youth…

  • May 5, 2022
Comox Youth Council is competing for five thousand dollars to support youth mental health. Photo submitted
People talk over coffee in a parklet outside. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Comox parklet program extended

Restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and pubs within the Town can use temporary outdoor seating

People talk over coffee in a parklet outside. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
“Ocean View” by Kaden Carmichael is one of the pieces on exhibit at Visionaries, a showcase of art by high school artists, showing May 5-28 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.

Comox art gallery’s next exhibit features high school artists

Running from May 5-28, Visionaries is a showcase of art by the…

“Ocean View” by Kaden Carmichael is one of the pieces on exhibit at Visionaries, a showcase of art by high school artists, showing May 5-28 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.
Opening day 2022 at the Gardens on Anderton is Sunday, May 8 with gates open from 11 a.m-3 p.m.

Gardens on Anderton in Comox opens for the season on Mother’s Day

The Anderton Therapeutic Garden Society (ATGS) is looking forward to welcoming the…

Opening day 2022 at the Gardens on Anderton is Sunday, May 8 with gates open from 11 a.m-3 p.m.
Letter to the editor

LETTER – Local conservation group wants town to purchase remaining forested areas in Comox

Dear editor, The volunteer group Save Our Forests Team Comox Valley (SOFT-CV)…

  • May 4, 2022
Letter to the editor
Comox Valley residents will see hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces personnel and dozens of water vessels training on local beaches from May 6 to 13, as part of Exercise Cougar Gauntlet. Photo supplied.

Army Reserves to conduct beach assault and raid exercise around CFB Comox

Comox and Courtenay residents will see hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces personnel…

Comox Valley residents will see hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces personnel and dozens of water vessels training on local beaches from May 6 to 13, as part of Exercise Cougar Gauntlet. Photo supplied.
Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

Comox councillors defend positions after conflict of interest accusations

‘I have never been found in conflict of interest anywhere’: Coun. Ken Grant

Comox town hall. Black Press file photo
BC Cancer canvassers wear ID badges and BC Cancer Foundation teal vests. Photo supplied

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door in Courtenay and Comox

BC Cancer Foundation door-to-door canvassers are in Comox and Courtenay, to introduce…

BC Cancer canvassers wear ID badges and BC Cancer Foundation teal vests. Photo supplied
Dr. Jonathan Reggler is asking Comox council for a moratorium on high density and large residential builds until a Valley-wide plan is enacted to bring more family doctors to the area. File photo

Valley doctor asks council for moratorium on high density builds to assist physician shortage

“Walk-in clinics are at a breaking point … many of the Valley’s physicians are approaching retirement.”

Dr. Jonathan Reggler is asking Comox council for a moratorium on high density and large residential builds until a Valley-wide plan is enacted to bring more family doctors to the area. File photo
Comox council approved a motion that will increase the overall seating capacity to 175 of the Blackfin Pub. Google Maps photo

Increase seating capacity for Blackfin: Comox council

Patio liquor service will available on the lower level

Comox council approved a motion that will increase the overall seating capacity to 175 of the Blackfin Pub. Google Maps photo
There will be an Earth Day celebration in Comox on April 22. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Earth Day activities planned for Comox

Do you get discouraged by hearing so much about the climate crisis?…

There will be an Earth Day celebration in Comox on April 22. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening this year July 29-31. File photo

Comox’s Filberg Festival announces 2022 entertainment lineup

Odds, The Harpoonist the Axe Murderer, Sue Medley among performers

  • Apr 15, 2022
Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening this year July 29-31. File photo
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are set to be back in the Comox Valley for their annual spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Snowbirds set to arrive in the Comox Valley

Residents can expect to see and hear the iconic Tutor jets as the pilots in the sky

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are set to be back in the Comox Valley for their annual spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak
40 Knots Winery in Comox has been certified as a GreenStep Sustainable Tourism platinum business. Photo supplied
40 Knots Winery in Comox has been certified as a GreenStep Sustainable Tourism platinum business. Photo supplied

Comox winery achieves platinum status for sustainable tourism

40 Knots one of four Canadian businesses to achieve GreenStep’s platinum level

40 Knots Winery in Comox has been certified as a GreenStep Sustainable Tourism platinum business. Photo supplied
40 Knots Winery in Comox has been certified as a GreenStep Sustainable Tourism platinum business. Photo supplied
The Comox Business in Action is gearing up for their Downtown Summerfest, amongst other events. Comox BIA photo.

Comox BIA looking ahead to summer, winter events

Plans are in the works for a Halloween and Christmas light-up event

The Comox Business in Action is gearing up for their Downtown Summerfest, amongst other events. Comox BIA photo.
A weekly summer market in Comox that was proposed for this year will not be going ahead. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox weekly market a no-go this summer

Love Local Food Co. presented the idea of a market to bring downtown together

A weekly summer market in Comox that was proposed for this year will not be going ahead. Photo by Mike Chouinard