Courtenay

Six residents at The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1, according to Island Health. (Google Streetview)

3 new Vancouver Island care home outbreaks begin, 4 others end

New COVID-19 outbreaks in Saanich, Salt Spring Island

Six residents at The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1, according to Island Health. (Google Streetview)
Isfeld’s Grade 9 boys basketball team has stamped their ticket to the B.C. championships. Photo supplied

Courtenay Grade 9s off to B.C. basketball championships

The Mark Isfeld Ice Grade 9 boys basketball team has stamped their…

  • Mar 2, 2022
Isfeld’s Grade 9 boys basketball team has stamped their ticket to the B.C. championships. Photo supplied
Glacier View Lodge

COVID outbreak declared over at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay

3 new outbreaks declared on Vancouver Island

Glacier View Lodge
File photo of the Urbaloo facility in downtown Courtenay.

Urbaloo to open round-the-clock in downtown Courtenay

Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells started the Feb. 28 council meeting with a…

File photo of the Urbaloo facility in downtown Courtenay.
Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay residents lose sleep due to early morning street sweeping

Jonathan Whitley and neighbours who live in a building at the corner…

Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo
The Old Farm Market is expected to open mid-March at 6th and England in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Old Farm Market to open in downtown Courtenay

The Old Farm Market is opening a store at 6th and England…

The Old Farm Market is expected to open mid-March at 6th and England in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
Diabetes Canada is encouraging Comox Valley residents to take the 40 days 40 items challenge from March 2 - April 14. Pixabay

Diabetes Canada encourages residents to take 40 days 40 items challenge

Diabetes Canada is encouraging Comox Valley residents to take the 40 days…

  • Feb 23, 2022
Diabetes Canada is encouraging Comox Valley residents to take the 40 days 40 items challenge from March 2 - April 14. Pixabay
A crowd walked from the Comox Valley Art Gallery to Simms Park in Courtenay Monday (Feb. 14) as part of the Women’s Memorial March. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Women’s Memorial March held on Feb. 14 in Courtenay

More than 100 people gathered outside the Comox Valley Art Gallery late…

A crowd walked from the Comox Valley Art Gallery to Simms Park in Courtenay Monday (Feb. 14) as part of the Women’s Memorial March. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Randy Wiwchar was a long-time City of Courtenay employee. Photo supplied

Courtenay recognizes the late Randy Wiwchar with plaza dedication

The late Randy Wiwchar — long-time City of Courtenay employee, youth and…

Randy Wiwchar was a long-time City of Courtenay employee. Photo supplied
Courtenay’s 5th Street Bridge is slated to reopen Thursday. File photo

5th Street Bridge in Courtenay to reopen Thursday

We’re nearing the finish line! The 5th Street Bridge is reopening to…

Courtenay’s 5th Street Bridge is slated to reopen Thursday. File photo
Excavators have resumed working at the Kus-kus-sum site in February. Photo by Caila Holbrook

Removal of concrete wall at Courtenay’s Kus-kus-sum site requires a low tide

“We will do what we can to minimize disruptions”

  • Feb 12, 2022
Excavators have resumed working at the Kus-kus-sum site in February. Photo by Caila Holbrook
Morrissey Dunn (left) directs Leina DeBoer in Prelude to a Kiss – The Love Songs of Ella Fitzgerald at the Sid Williams Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo contributed

Prelude to a Kiss presents the iconic music of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald

Appearing at Courtenay’s sid Williams Theatre on Feb. 16

  • Feb 8, 2022
Morrissey Dunn (left) directs Leina DeBoer in Prelude to a Kiss – The Love Songs of Ella Fitzgerald at the Sid Williams Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo contributed
Glacier View Lodge

COVID outbreak declared at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay

Island Health issued an advisory Monday afternoon, declaring a COVID outbreak at…

Glacier View Lodge
The final pour on the 5th Street Bridge project got going on Friday night. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Crews pour final concrete on Courtenay’s 5th Street Bridge Friday night

There is more work to follow, but the city expects bridge to reopen this month

  • Feb 5, 2022
The final pour on the 5th Street Bridge project got going on Friday night. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Before hibernation, Vancouver Island marmots are nearly twice their springtime weight, averaging about 6.5kg. Photo submitted by NIWRA

VIDEO: Island marmots get a check-up

Vancouver Island marmot population rebounds, as Violet calls for 6 more weeks of winter

Before hibernation, Vancouver Island marmots are nearly twice their springtime weight, averaging about 6.5kg. Photo submitted by NIWRA
Before hibernation, Vancouver Island marmots are nearly twice their springtime weight, averaging about 6.5kg. Photo submitted by NIWRA

VIDEO: Island marmots get a check-up and find their shadow on Groundhog Day

Vancouver Island marmot population rebounds, as Violet calls for 6 more weeks of winter

Before hibernation, Vancouver Island marmots are nearly twice their springtime weight, averaging about 6.5kg. Photo submitted by NIWRA
File photo of 5th Street Bridge in Courtenay.

Final concrete pour on Courtenay bridge slated for Friday

The 5th Street Bridge will close to all vehicle traffic this weekend.…

File photo of 5th Street Bridge in Courtenay.
The fire at the Courtenay Travelodge on Oct. 19, 2021, destroyed several units. Photo courtesy Rachel Amaral.

Busiest quarter in Courtenay fire department history

The final quarter of 2021 was the busiest ever for the Courtenay…

The fire at the Courtenay Travelodge on Oct. 19, 2021, destroyed several units. Photo courtesy Rachel Amaral.
File photo of Aidan Walsh airborne against Isfeld.

Courtenay basketball team bumps record to 12-5

Sporting a 12-5 win-loss record, the senior boys basketball team at Vanier…

File photo of Aidan Walsh airborne against Isfeld.
(l to r) Leonard Butt sculptures: “Uitwaaein” (paper mache) and “Castelos em Chamas: Castles on Fire (paper mache and mixed media)

Man is the theme of next exhibit at Courtenay art gallery

Island artists featured in ‘Man Alive! Paradigms of Man’ at Artful : The Gallery

(l to r) Leonard Butt sculptures: “Uitwaaein” (paper mache) and “Castelos em Chamas: Castles on Fire (paper mache and mixed media)