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In 2021, Laura Johnson , a Métis faculty member (left, seen with Diana Segura-Sojo), established a new partnership with Tecnológico de Costa Rica for a student virtual exchange. Photo supplied

North Island College launches innovative global learning plan

North Island College (NIC) is reimagining international education, with the launch of…

In 2021, Laura Johnson , a Métis faculty member (left, seen with Diana Segura-Sojo), established a new partnership with Tecnológico de Costa Rica for a student virtual exchange. Photo supplied
The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied

Accessible travel guides launched for the Vancouver Island region

The Vancouver Island Region now has a series of accessible travel guides…

The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied
A group of people in orange shirts gathers on Pacific Rim Highway on the Tseshaht First Nation reserve. (PHOTO COURTESY TSESHAHT FIRST NATION)

Vancouver Island First Nation seeks compensation for historical construction of highway

Nation claims Canada failed to protect its rights over highway between Port Alberni and Tofino

A group of people in orange shirts gathers on Pacific Rim Highway on the Tseshaht First Nation reserve. (PHOTO COURTESY TSESHAHT FIRST NATION)
Fred Penner will play at this year’s Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon. (Photo by Kendrahopephotography)

Fred Penner joins the lineup for Comox Valley Child Development Association telethon

2-time Juno winner recently moved to the area, adds skills to annual fundraiser

Fred Penner will play at this year’s Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon. (Photo by Kendrahopephotography)
The inaugural Big Island Book Fest takes place on Oct. 22 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)

Courtenay’s Big Island Book Fest features authors, books, live music

If you like books, and if you enjoy meeting authors, you will…

The inaugural Big Island Book Fest takes place on Oct. 22 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)
Jane Atherton is the new chairperson for the North Island College board of governors. Photo supplied

North Island College selects new board of governors chair

The North Island College board of governors has selected Jane Atherton as…

Jane Atherton is the new chairperson for the North Island College board of governors. Photo supplied
John Howitt Elementary School is located off of Tebo Avenue in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

RCMP determine abduction report near Port Alberni school was ‘unfounded’

RCMP say they have found no evidence to support the report

John Howitt Elementary School is located off of Tebo Avenue in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The current town council conferred the Freedom of the Municipality to Mayor, Russ Arnott. Standing behind (to his right) Couns. Ken Grant, Alex Bissinger, Maureen Swift and (to his left) Couns. Stephanie McGowan, Nicole Minions, and Dr. Jonathan Kerr.

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott presented with the Freedom of the Municipality

The council of the Town of Comox conferred the Freedom of the…

The current town council conferred the Freedom of the Municipality to Mayor, Russ Arnott. Standing behind (to his right) Couns. Ken Grant, Alex Bissinger, Maureen Swift and (to his left) Couns. Stephanie McGowan, Nicole Minions, and Dr. Jonathan Kerr.
Photo credit: Janice & George Mucalov

Indigenous-owned driving school to strengthen economic opportunities on the North Island

The ‘Namgis First Nation Driving School will be modeled on the All Nations Driving Academy

Photo credit: Janice & George Mucalov
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Fall Fair in Port Alberni marred by bear spray attack

Fall Fair weekend sees increase in calls for service, say Port Alberni RCMP

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Fall Fair weekend in Port Alberni marred by bear-spraying incident

Fall Fair weekend sees increase in calls for service, say RCMP

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Jody Wilson-Raybould has been named the 2022 recipient to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo supplied

Jody Wilson-Raybould the latest inductee to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

The Comox Valley Walk of Achievement committee is pleased to announce the…

Jody Wilson-Raybould has been named the 2022 recipient to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo supplied
The Town of Port McNeill is getting two new family physicians. (Town of Port McNeill Community Planning Facebook photo)

Island Health goes to Ireland to find answer to Port McNeill doctor crisis

Two Vancouver Island-raised, Ireland-educated family physicians hired to fill shorthanded clinic

The Town of Port McNeill is getting two new family physicians. (Town of Port McNeill Community Planning Facebook photo)
Paige Maher (in blue) competes at the Canada Summer Games in Niagara. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni wrestler has gold medal performance at Canada Summer Games

Paige Maher ‘dominant’ in both individual and team events

Paige Maher (in blue) competes at the Canada Summer Games in Niagara. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A new sign honouring Stocky Edwards’ legacy in the Comox Valley. Photo submitted

Former Komox Wing renamed after legendary Second World War ace

Stocky Edwards’ legacy continues as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association’s wing in Comox

A new sign honouring Stocky Edwards’ legacy in the Comox Valley. Photo submitted
Comox Valley RCMP is investigating after receiving several complaints of a man who allegedly exposed himself while riding his bicycle. File photo

Comox Valley RCMP investigating series of indecent exposures

Police have arrested one suspect

Comox Valley RCMP is investigating after receiving several complaints of a man who allegedly exposed himself while riding his bicycle. File photo
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.