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Ross Mavis. (Submitted photo)

Former North Island Gazette owner/publisher passes away

In 1974 Mavis partnered with Roland Shanks to buy the Gazette from Shanks’ parents

Ross Mavis. (Submitted photo)
Longtime Port Alberni resident Jerry Fevens has been documenting the city and surrounding regional district one photo at a time for more than four decades. (PHOTO COURTESY JERRY FEVENS)

Port Alberni man capturing region’s history one photo at a time

Jerry Fevens can often be seen documenting construction projects around the city

Longtime Port Alberni resident Jerry Fevens has been documenting the city and surrounding regional district one photo at a time for more than four decades. (PHOTO COURTESY JERRY FEVENS)
Bill Cranmer. (Supplied photo)

‘Namgis First Nation’s Bill Cranmer recognized with British Columbia Reconciliation Award

North Island elder one of 6 recipients of the honour in 2022

Bill Cranmer. (Supplied photo)
The top prize in the inaugural Comox Valley Land Trust photo contest went to James Mackenzie for his photograph of a male red-winged blackbird singing in a local wetland.

Comox Valley Land Trust photo contest celebrates the beauty and importance of nature

By Tanis Gower Special to the Record This spring, the Comox Valley…

The top prize in the inaugural Comox Valley Land Trust photo contest went to James Mackenzie for his photograph of a male red-winged blackbird singing in a local wetland.
Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Canadian singer Mick Dalla-Vee brings Idols and Icons to Vancouver Island towns

Dalla-Vee to perform June 10–12 in Port Alice, Port Alberni and Gold River

Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Isfeld Ice 2022 rugby team won silver at the BC high school rugby championships in Abbotsford. Pictured, right to left; back row - Mimi Appelbe, Patrick Parisi, Aislyn Seib, Larissa Spain, Shayla Stigant, Emma Grootendorst, Katie Hartig, Ava Perkins, Teresa Pianigiani, Sara Banks, Jessica Postle, Andrew Stigant, Sienna Stigant, Geoff Postle. Front Row-Jolene Murphy, Hanna Langhelt, Annika Newman, Sarah Messsana, Adriana Pastor, Olivia Jean, Ella Trentini, Keira Trevor, Anna Purich, Alex Vinzenz, Ella Wilson

Isfeld Ice win silver at BC High School girls’ rugby championships

Goal-line stand with no time on the clock secured gold for Langley squad

The Isfeld Ice 2022 rugby team won silver at the BC high school rugby championships in Abbotsford. Pictured, right to left; back row - Mimi Appelbe, Patrick Parisi, Aislyn Seib, Larissa Spain, Shayla Stigant, Emma Grootendorst, Katie Hartig, Ava Perkins, Teresa Pianigiani, Sara Banks, Jessica Postle, Andrew Stigant, Sienna Stigant, Geoff Postle. Front Row-Jolene Murphy, Hanna Langhelt, Annika Newman, Sarah Messsana, Adriana Pastor, Olivia Jean, Ella Trentini, Keira Trevor, Anna Purich, Alex Vinzenz, Ella Wilson
A logging truck lost its load on top of a pickup truck Tuesday (May 24) afternoon in the Comox Valley on the on-ramp to Highway 19. Photo by Pamela Tessmann

Lake Cowichan man dead following collision with logging truck in Comox Valley

The incident happened on the northbound on-ramp to Highway 19 off the Comox Valley Parkway

A logging truck lost its load on top of a pickup truck Tuesday (May 24) afternoon in the Comox Valley on the on-ramp to Highway 19. Photo by Pamela Tessmann
A logging truck lost its load on top of a pickup truck Tuesday (May 24) afternoon in the Comox Valley on the on-ramp to Highway 19. Photo by Pamela Tessmann

Lake Cowichan man dead following collision with logging truck in Comox Valley

The incident happened on the northbound on-ramp to Highway 19 off the Comox Valley Parkway

A logging truck lost its load on top of a pickup truck Tuesday (May 24) afternoon in the Comox Valley on the on-ramp to Highway 19. Photo by Pamela Tessmann
Port Alice Health Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)

X-ray services resume at Port Alice Health Centre

X-ray services are available by appointment at the PAHC

Port Alice Health Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)
The Port Alice Health Centre. (North Island Gazette file photo)

X-ray services unavailable in Port Alice for a week or more

Island Health hoping new unit will be operational by May 12, residents can go to McNeill or Hardy

The Port Alice Health Centre. (North Island Gazette file photo)
The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller

Hornets create a buzz at Saratoga Speedway for 2022 season opener

By Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Saratoga Motorsports Park kicked-off the…

The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller
North Island College fine arts student Kat Cearns’s oil painting on canvas,<em> I Wish I Knew,</em> will be on display at the Art Event, along with a diverse range of work from students in all of the fine art disciplines. Admission is free and everyone is invited; all ages are welcome.

North Island College hosting fine arts studio tours and art event

Event kicks off on April 22 at the Raven and Shadbolt Studios on NIC’s Comox Valley campus

North Island College fine arts student Kat Cearns’s oil painting on canvas,<em> I Wish I Knew,</em> will be on display at the Art Event, along with a diverse range of work from students in all of the fine art disciplines. Admission is free and everyone is invited; all ages are welcome.
Laura Jayne’s work, “SHE,” has been unveiled as the Vancouver Island MusicFest’s official poster for the 2022 event.

Island artist Laura Jayne designs 2022 Vancouver Island MusicFest poster

With the return of its live festival this July, Vancouver Island MusicFest…

Laura Jayne’s work, “SHE,” has been unveiled as the Vancouver Island MusicFest’s official poster for the 2022 event.
Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone

Island cross country skier brings home two golds from Canadian championships

Strathcona Nordic Ski Club shines at nationals; Carly Ram reached top of podium twice

Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone
The Old House Hotel & Spa’s general manager David Rooper received the 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Hotelier of the Year Award recently. Photo submitted

Vancouver Islander named B.C. Hotelier of the Year

Old House general manager David Rooper honoured with 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Award

The Old House Hotel & Spa’s general manager David Rooper received the 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Hotelier of the Year Award recently. Photo submitted
Courtenay’s 5th Street Bridge is slated to reopen Thursday. File photo

5th Street Bridge in Courtenay to reopen Thursday

An ongoing Comox Valley roadwork project that has tested the patience of…

Courtenay’s 5th Street Bridge is slated to reopen Thursday. File photo
Team Project Inclusion holding their newly-made “I love X-Country Skiing” buttons, (including PI co-ordinator, Wendy Hawksworth, far middle back, and Lorraine Aitken, VISAS nordic volunteer, second row, right).

Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports and Project Inclusion collaborate for special project

February is Heart Month, and the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports…

Team Project Inclusion holding their newly-made “I love X-Country Skiing” buttons, (including PI co-ordinator, Wendy Hawksworth, far middle back, and Lorraine Aitken, VISAS nordic volunteer, second row, right).
File photo of 5th Street Bridge.

Courtenay bridge project delayed further

City to regroup after abruptly cancelling planned conrete pour

File photo of 5th Street Bridge.
Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.

Foul play suspected in the disappearance of Comox Valley man

It has been almost two years, and investigators now suspect foul play…

Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.
Comox soccer player Kaitlyn Anderson has committed to the UNBC Timberwolves for the 2022 season. Photo supplied

Comox product Kaitlyn Anderson joins UNBC Timberwolves for 2022

Anderson competed in the Vancouver Island Premier League and can pplay mutliple positions

Comox soccer player Kaitlyn Anderson has committed to the UNBC Timberwolves for the 2022 season. Photo supplied