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Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. file photo, Pacific Wild

Quota debate heats up on the eve of Vancouver Island herring fishery

Industry and conservationists weigh in how much catch should be allowed as DFO decision coming soon

Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. file photo, Pacific Wild
A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied

Work on Hornby Island Arts Centre to start this month

Community worked with award-winning architectural firm on design

A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied
School District 71 and Island Health have reported a second COVID-19 exposure in a local school. File photo

Second COVID-19 exposure in Miracle Beach school community

Latest case is seventh on Island in 2021 and was linked to bus route, not school itself

School District 71 and Island Health have reported a second COVID-19 exposure in a local school. File photo
A large crowd gathered at Simms Park in June to hear speakers in support of Black Lives Matter. Such events are prompting a discussion around revising the school district’s anti-discrimination policy. Record file photo

‘Kill Yourself’ artistic statement inspires school trustees to rethink discrimination

Comox Valley school board looks to revise policy in wake of former student’s public plea

A large crowd gathered at Simms Park in June to hear speakers in support of Black Lives Matter. Such events are prompting a discussion around revising the school district’s anti-discrimination policy. Record file photo
Every dinner was delivered in a specially designed Christmas bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island students decorate 600-plus meal bags for community dinner

Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner had to be delivered to people in need this year

Every dinner was delivered in a specially designed Christmas bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo

Comox Valley Christmas Light Trucks raises more than $20,000

Campaign collected funds instead for food bank on almost nightly trips

The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo
Rick Kellow, with his trusty walking stick, will be walking 90 kms in 90 days to mark his 90th birthday and raise funds for YANA. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay man to walk ‘90 in 90’ for YANA to mark his 90th birthday

While Rick Kellow walks regularly, this is his first time on a fundraising walk

Rick Kellow, with his trusty walking stick, will be walking 90 kms in 90 days to mark his 90th birthday and raise funds for YANA. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Monolith appears in Vancouver Island yard

Item in Courtenay showed up on Wikipedia list for a little while

The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Valley Search and Rescue rescued a missing snowboarder from Mt. Washington on Dec. 31. File photo supplied

Comox Valley Search and Rescue finds missing snowboarder

Mt. Washington man had been caught in avalanche in ‘challenging terrain’

Comox Valley Search and Rescue rescued a missing snowboarder from Mt. Washington on Dec. 31. File photo supplied
RCMP arrested a man on a Canada-wide warrant in Courtenay on Wednesday. file photo

Police arrest man on Canada-wide warrant in Courtenay

Corrections Canada had issued parole violation notice from Victoria the same day

RCMP arrested a man on a Canada-wide warrant in Courtenay on Wednesday. file photo
CORE Landscape Products’ work at a California home. Photo by Jessica Bodas Photography

Island’s CORE featured Dec. 28 on Celebrity IOU with Justin Hartley

Comox eco-landscaping firm also on Property Brothers’ spinoff again with ‘American royalty’

CORE Landscape Products’ work at a California home. Photo by Jessica Bodas Photography
Cristi May Sacht will be the new trustee for Area C on the board of education for School District 71. There were only 129 valid ballots cast in the Dec. 12 byelection. Photo supplied

Only 129 cast ballots in Comox Valley school district byelection

Cristi May Sacht is expected to join board after being sworn in next month

Cristi May Sacht will be the new trustee for Area C on the board of education for School District 71. There were only 129 valid ballots cast in the Dec. 12 byelection. Photo supplied
Rod McKenzie 9right), Comox Rotary president, provides a cheque of $10,000 for the shipping container home project, as he is joined by Charlene Davis (centre) and Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society’s Sue Finneron. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay shipping container homes could be model for B.C.

Fourth site opened Saturday, and there are plans to keep building

Rod McKenzie 9right), Comox Rotary president, provides a cheque of $10,000 for the shipping container home project, as he is joined by Charlene Davis (centre) and Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society’s Sue Finneron. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video

Nanaimo facility could take some of Comox Strathcona’s compost

Industrial and commercial organics would likely be shipped, not regular food or yard waste

A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video
A Powell River man has been sentenced for trafficking after using casino winnings while in the Comox Valley on a large quality of narcotics that he brought back home. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Casino winnings in Courtenay end in narcotics conviction

Powell River man regularly came over to Comox Valley to buy his drugs

A Powell River man has been sentenced for trafficking after using casino winnings while in the Comox Valley on a large quality of narcotics that he brought back home. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
A small plane crashed in the water south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon. Two men had to be rescued, but reports indicate there were no serious injuries. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Small plane crash south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon

Two rescued from plane that had flipped in water; no serious injuries reported

A small plane crashed in the water south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon. Two men had to be rescued, but reports indicate there were no serious injuries. Photo by Mike Chouinard
These boards were delivered to Brooklyn Elementary before being stolen this fall. Facebook photo

Vandalism damage at Comox Valley schools way up this year

The amount in 2020/21 is already 50 per cent higher than the previous year

These boards were delivered to Brooklyn Elementary before being stolen this fall. Facebook photo
Christmas will look a bit different in Cumberland this year, not only because of COVID restrictions but due to changes from BC Hydro about hanging decorations on the poles. Record file photo

Snowflakes left out in the cold for Island town

Holiday season tradition a no-go for Cumberland’s power poles

Christmas will look a bit different in Cumberland this year, not only because of COVID restrictions but due to changes from BC Hydro about hanging decorations on the poles. Record file photo
This Union Bay beach area shows iron staining at low tide from March 2010. Photo, JET Productions

Commercial marina again proposed for Union Bay

A previous proposal was denied due to sediment contamination

This Union Bay beach area shows iron staining at low tide from March 2010. Photo, JET Productions