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Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Vancouver Island TV veteran works his 12th Olympiad in Japan this summer

Henry Irizawa has been a fixture behind the scenes for TV sports for decades

Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox TV veteran works his 12th Olympiad in Japan this summer

Henry Irizawa has been a fixture behind the scenes for TV sports for decades

Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Dr. Stephen Malthouse appearing on an Internet program about vaccine choice earlier this spring. Screenshot, YouTube

Anti-mRNA vaccine B.C. doctor sues College of Physicians and Surgeons over free speech

Dr. Stephen Malthouse of Denman Island filed case in June in response to the CPSBC

Dr. Stephen Malthouse appearing on an Internet program about vaccine choice earlier this spring. Screenshot, YouTube
Final submissions were Monday in a case against a Comox Valley man charged with a number of offences, including attempted murder. Record file photo

Lawyer: Choice of weapon means murder not intended in violent Comox Valley incident

Clinton Armstrong faces other charges including unlawful confinement, assault against partner

Final submissions were Monday in a case against a Comox Valley man charged with a number of offences, including attempted murder. Record file photo
CVSAR search the Puntledge River following a report of an abandoned kayak. Photo, CVSAR Facebook page

Comox Valley Search and Rescue spends four hours searching for no one

Overturned kayak a reminder for public to contact officials if they have to abandon a watercraft

CVSAR search the Puntledge River following a report of an abandoned kayak. Photo, CVSAR Facebook page
A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo

B.C. clam harvester fined $10,000 for Fisheries Act violations

Charges against three others were stayed in Courtenay Provincial Court

A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo
A Saanich man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court for an attack during a Merville break-in and other offences in 2018. (Black Press file photo)

Comox Valley shooting victim offered attacker drink, money, washroom

14-year sentence: bullet is still lodged in the victim, too dangerous to remove

A Saanich man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court for an attack during a Merville break-in and other offences in 2018. (Black Press file photo)
Comox Valley RCMP arrested a suspect in connection with a dumpster fire on the weekend. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley RCMP charge suspect with arson for weekend fire

Courtenay Fire Department has responded to multiple dumpster fires this year

Comox Valley RCMP arrested a suspect in connection with a dumpster fire on the weekend. Black Press file photo
A Saanich man received almost 10 years in Supreme Court in Courtenay for a shooting incident from 2018. Record file photo

Shooting incident on Island nets almost 10-year sentence

Saanich man was arrested without incident north of Courtenay in 2018

A Saanich man received almost 10 years in Supreme Court in Courtenay for a shooting incident from 2018. Record file photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press

Comox Strathcona compost site should go to tender this summer

The regional organics facility is on target to open for the fall of 2022

Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press
Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay. Record file photo

Vancouver Island seniors’ homes included in possible class action suit

Plaintiffs in early stage of applying for class certification on suit

Some of the affidavits filed come from family members of Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village residents in Courtenay. Record file photo
Bigfoot Donuts found a special way to honour the passing of a recent friend to many in the community, Wayne Bradley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay doughnut shop serves up sweet tribute to a friend

Proceeds honouring Wayne Bradley will help support food security group

Bigfoot Donuts found a special way to honour the passing of a recent friend to many in the community, Wayne Bradley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Stephen Pawlak was sentenced in Courtenay on Tuesday, April 27. File photo

Four years for armed man removed from Island store washroom with a flash grenade

Stephen Pawlak already had lifetime firearms bans for previous offences

Stephen Pawlak was sentenced in Courtenay on Tuesday, April 27. File photo
Whistle Stop owner Barry Van Dusen wants to send a message to the premier about inconsistent COVID regulations. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Vancouver Island pub owner wants COVID consistency

Whistle Stop’s Barry Van Dusen has questions for Premier Horgan

Whistle Stop owner Barry Van Dusen wants to send a message to the premier about inconsistent COVID regulations. Photo by Mike Chouinard
An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video

Royston family surprised to see otter visitor under car

The Stromquists did not expect to see the animal so far from water

An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video
The conservation service confirmed they do not relocate cougars from settled areas but that euthanasia is not necessarily the fate for an animal in the Fanny Bay area. The hope is that the animal will move on to wild areas. (File photo)

Woman hopes cat-stalking Fanny Bay cougar can avoid euthanization

Conservation officers do not relocate the animals from Vancouver Island

The conservation service confirmed they do not relocate cougars from settled areas but that euthanasia is not necessarily the fate for an animal in the Fanny Bay area. The hope is that the animal will move on to wild areas. (File photo)
James Hutchison was sentenced in court for a robbery from April 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Accused sentenced for early morning robbery in Courtenay

Hutchison gets credit for 218 days in custody but given 120 more days in jail

James Hutchison was sentenced in court for a robbery from April 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied

Courtenay fossil hunter finds ancient turtle on local river

The specimen will now make its home at the Royal BC Museum

Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied
For Leela Harrop, the recent death of her brother Raju Tiwari pushed her to sign up for the vaccine. Photo supplied

Comox woman on fence books vaccine due to brother’s death

Leela Harrop says she did have issues with signing up online this past week

For Leela Harrop, the recent death of her brother Raju Tiwari pushed her to sign up for the vaccine. Photo supplied
Local governments such as Cumberland’s are calling for Ottawa to treat opioids as a public health crisis. (Black Press file photo)

Step-brother’s drug death brings overdose crisis close to home for Cumberland councillor

Cumberland supports resolution for Ottawa to treat narcotics as public health emergency

Local governments such as Cumberland’s are calling for Ottawa to treat opioids as a public health crisis. (Black Press file photo)