Mike Chouinard

A suspect was in provincial court in Courtenay Aug. 4 for sentencing but now wants to change a guilty plea. Record file photo

Suspect wants to change plea prior to sentence for Courtenay robbery

Thursday morning’s court appearance was fourth attempt at sentencing in less than a year

A suspect was in provincial court in Courtenay Aug. 4 for sentencing but now wants to change a guilty plea. Record file photo
Police arrested Lucas Morine on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October for a series of axe attacks on vehicles. He was sentenced in provincial court on Aug. 3. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo

Axe attacks on Vancouver Island vehicles net man 22 more months in jail

Lucus Morine’s lawyer had been seeking time-served for the offences

Police arrested Lucas Morine on Ryan Road in Courtenay last October for a series of axe attacks on vehicles. He was sentenced in provincial court on Aug. 3. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo
A retired professor from the Comox Valley has been fighting for more access for birdwatching in the Fairy Creek area, especially when it comes to being able to identify threatened species. Photo supplied

Birder Royann Petrell fights for more access in Fairy Creek

Supreme Court turned down petition on grounds she had access, other legal option

A retired professor from the Comox Valley has been fighting for more access for birdwatching in the Fairy Creek area, especially when it comes to being able to identify threatened species. Photo supplied
Surveillance footage was used in Dustin Perfitt’s trial last December. Prior to sentencing though, he has been found not criminally responsible. File image, RCMP

Man ruled not criminally responsible for stabbing clerk, robbing Island liquor store

Dustin Perfitt had been found guilty for Courtenay liquor store robbery, attack in 2020

Surveillance footage was used in Dustin Perfitt’s trial last December. Prior to sentencing though, he has been found not criminally responsible. File image, RCMP
RCMP investigators seized mutliple weapons from a 45-year-old Comox Valley man. RCMP photo

Meth, cocaine and 15 guns seized, Comox Valley man in custody

Police say seizure has disrupted the criminal activity and undoubtedly saved lives

RCMP investigators seized mutliple weapons from a 45-year-old Comox Valley man. RCMP photo
A man arrested for an altercation with an SPCA officer involving a gun was deemed not criminally responsible in Courtenay Provincial Court on May 31. Record file pic

Island man found not criminally responsible after SPCA official threatened with a gun

Suspect was arrested following 2021 altercation with SPCA officer at Comox Valley farm

A man arrested for an altercation with an SPCA officer involving a gun was deemed not criminally responsible in Courtenay Provincial Court on May 31. Record file pic
A Comox Valley man was sentenced in provincial court May 30 for child pornography possession and distribution. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Vancouver Island man sentenced six months for child porn possession

“The biggest hardship has been the collateral damage to my family.”

A Comox Valley man was sentenced in provincial court May 30 for child pornography possession and distribution. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Isfeld student Quinn Hoar (right), with teacher Katelin Miller, celebrates her first-place provincial finish in a public speaking contest for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Photo SD71

Comox Valley student wins B.C. deaf, hard-of-hearing speech contest

“It would be so cool to write my own story.”

Isfeld student Quinn Hoar (right), with teacher Katelin Miller, celebrates her first-place provincial finish in a public speaking contest for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Photo SD71
Stocky Edwards' funeral was at Christ the King Catholic Church in Courtenay on May 20. Photo by MIke Chouinard

World War II flying ace Stocky Edwards laid to rest in Courtenay

“He was a hero when we needed heroes.”

Stocky Edwards' funeral was at Christ the King Catholic Church in Courtenay on May 20. Photo by MIke Chouinard
Exercise Cougar Gauntlet was a joint operation that included army and navy reserve members. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Army, navy storm Island beach in joint training operation

Exercise Cougar Gauntlet provides week of training in Comox for military reservists

Exercise Cougar Gauntlet was a joint operation that included army and navy reserve members. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site

Comox Valley parents push province on sexual assault, harassment

PAC members had four resolutions passed at recent provincial conference

Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
A task force is working recruit more doctors for the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Doctors lined up for 4,000 patients in Comox Valley since July

Still more than 10,000 people in the region who need family physician

A task force is working recruit more doctors for the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Property Brothers will once again feature grid product from Comox’s CORE on their Celebrity IOU show. Image, Property Brothers Instagram

Comox company featured in Celebrity IOU’s Ali Wong episode

Property Brothers have used CORE’s home products in previous shows

The Property Brothers will once again feature grid product from Comox’s CORE on their Celebrity IOU show. Image, Property Brothers Instagram
Youth led a climate march from Simms Park through downtown Courtenay on Friday. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Students question Comox Valley leaders on climate action

Discussion with leaders, march held to mark Earth Day in the community

Youth led a climate march from Simms Park through downtown Courtenay on Friday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Each student gets a tote bag with gifts to go with their books. Photo supplied

Comox bookstore gives kids books to call their own

Books4Brains has been working with school district, publishers on program

Each student gets a tote bag with gifts to go with their books. Photo supplied
Atlas’s seafood chowder is one of the star’s of the episode. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island restaurant featured on Big Food Bucket List

Food Network show’s episode filmed at the Atlas Cafe in Courtenay airs this month

Atlas’s seafood chowder is one of the star’s of the episode. Photo supplied
Logan Nijhoff has served as captain of the WHL’s Regina Pats the last two seasons. Photo by Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats

Comox’s Nijhoff signs with AHL’s San Diego Gulls

He will join Anaheim Ducks’ affiliate following final WHL season

Logan Nijhoff has served as captain of the WHL’s Regina Pats the last two seasons. Photo by Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats
The Perseverance Trail Run - Cumberland is still planning on expanding its trail toward Comox Lake. Photo supplied

Growth provides challenges for Cumberland’s popular mountain bike trail system

Cumberland system described as fifth-busiest trail network in North America

The Perseverance Trail Run - Cumberland is still planning on expanding its trail toward Comox Lake. Photo supplied
A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo

U.S. FDA reports 91 cases of norovirus linked to B.C. oysters

“It’s some farms in certain areas, not the entire B.C. industry.”

A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo
Lucus Morine was arrested at Ryan Road in Courtenay last October after three incidents related to damaging vehicles with an axe. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo

Accused testifies in Vancouver Island axe attack road rage case

Lucus Morine pleaded to mischief, but judge still has to give verdict on other charges

Lucus Morine was arrested at Ryan Road in Courtenay last October after three incidents related to damaging vehicles with an axe. Bev Dempsey-Orr file photo