Scott Stanfield

A man sustained burns to his body near this spot around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 in Courtenay. The fire was left of the pathway. The Station youth housing facility and city public works yard are to the right of the trail. Photo by Terry Farrell

Man catches fire sleeping while outdoors in downtown Courtenay

Firefighters say man still burning when they arrived after he fell asleep next to his fire

A man sustained burns to his body near this spot around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 in Courtenay. The fire was left of the pathway. The Station youth housing facility and city public works yard are to the right of the trail. Photo by Terry Farrell
A segment of the Island Rail corridor, formerly known as the E&N Railway. File Photo

Rails to Trails pleads for support to transform Island’s dormant rail line

Group wants to see E&N track removed, corridor repurposed as multi-purpose trail

A segment of the Island Rail corridor, formerly known as the E&N Railway. File Photo
The operators of the Connect Warming Centre hope to continue an overnight emergency shelter at 239 Puntledge Rd. during the state of emergency. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay warming centre to continue as shelter through April

Courtenay council gave the green light Monday to allow the Connect Warming…

The operators of the Connect Warming Centre hope to continue an overnight emergency shelter at 239 Puntledge Rd. during the state of emergency. Scott Stanfield photo
Suzy Venuta of Comox, centre, is pictured with Jane of Campbell River, left, and fellow Comox resident Sherry MacIsaac-Ditrick — part of the Canadian Capers walking team. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island walkers raising money to bring Syrian family to Ireland

Aim is to trek 5,000K by Easter Sunday

Suzy Venuta of Comox, centre, is pictured with Jane of Campbell River, left, and fellow Comox resident Sherry MacIsaac-Ditrick — part of the Canadian Capers walking team. Photo supplied
Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. File photo, Pacific Wild

VIDEO: DFO investigates alleged illegal dump of herring in Deep Bay

Herring fisherman says dump is normal practice

Seiners fill the waters between Comox and Nanoose Bay during roe herring fishery. File photo, Pacific Wild
Wendy Sutton got back on her feet and resumed running after a vicious dog attack. She is pictured running with Art Beck as they complete the virtual Comox Valley RV Half Marathon. Photo supplied

Vicious dog attack leaves Courtenay woman with broken arm

Senior has rods put in her arm after being bitten while walking

Wendy Sutton got back on her feet and resumed running after a vicious dog attack. She is pictured running with Art Beck as they complete the virtual Comox Valley RV Half Marathon. Photo supplied
Temwa Mtawali (left) has played on Isfeld’s senior boys’ basketball team since Grade 9, and Kye Kotapski-Tinga (right) captained the junior Ice team last year. Colin Cunningham photos

Courtenay basketball players listed among top 15 in B.C.

Temwa Mtwali and Kye Kotapski-Tinga of Isfeld crack prestigious ranking

Temwa Mtawali (left) has played on Isfeld’s senior boys’ basketball team since Grade 9, and Kye Kotapski-Tinga (right) captained the junior Ice team last year. Colin Cunningham photos
Logan Nijhoff of Comox has become the 80th captain of the Regina Pats major junior hockey club. Photo by Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats

Comox hockey star named captain of WHL team

Logan Nijhoff has been named captain of the Regina Pats major junior club

Logan Nijhoff of Comox has become the 80th captain of the Regina Pats major junior hockey club. Photo by Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats
Emissions from the City of Abbotsford's vehicles make up the largest share of the municipality's emissions.
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Vancouver Island councillor leads campaign to reduce building-sector GHG emissions

Courtenay’s Will Cole-Hamilton pushing for building emission legislation

Emissions from the City of Abbotsford's vehicles make up the largest share of the municipality's emissions.
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Kevin Haughton is the founder/technologist of Courtenay-based Clearflo Solutions. Scott Stanfield photo

Islander aims Clearflo clean drinking water system at Canada’s remote communities

Entrepreneur $300,000 mobile system can produce 50,000 litres of water in a day, via solar energy

Kevin Haughton is the founder/technologist of Courtenay-based Clearflo Solutions. Scott Stanfield photo
Comox Valley-raised Shay Sandiford has earned a spot on the Canada skateboard team. Facebook

Vancouver Islander selected to Canada’s first-ever national skateboard team

Courtenay’s Shay Sandiford has his eye on qualifying for this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo

Comox Valley-raised Shay Sandiford has earned a spot on the Canada skateboard team. Facebook
The Connect Warming Centre is at 685 Cliffe Ave. File photo

Courtenay council approves Extreme Weather Shelter

Shelter approved for use until the end of March

The Connect Warming Centre is at 685 Cliffe Ave. File photo
Gabe Gledhill pictured during the 10km skate interval in Vuokatti, Finland on Feb. 12. Photo supplied

Comox Valley nordic skier enjoying life as an elite athlete

Gabe Gledhill, 18, training with the British junior national team

Gabe Gledhill pictured during the 10km skate interval in Vuokatti, Finland on Feb. 12. Photo supplied
Neil Moreau in a selfie with some of the children in Kenya. (Facebook)

Comox Valley humanitarian assists African children with albinism

Comox Valley humanitarian Neil Moreau has been living off and on in…

Neil Moreau in a selfie with some of the children in Kenya. (Facebook)
The 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count identified 132 individuals experiencing homelessness conducted in the Comox Valley. The 2018 count identified 117 people. File photo

Comox Valley homeless count indicates increase in numbers

Numbers going in the wrong direction, new approach needed, Courtenay councillors say

The 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count identified 132 individuals experiencing homelessness conducted in the Comox Valley. The 2018 count identified 117 people. File photo
The top eagle in Wes Seeley’s creation has a diamondback rattlesnake in its clutches. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox sculptor creates eagle scene from mind’s eye

Wes Seeley: ‘I’ve seen this piece in my mind before I even cut out the first feather’

The top eagle in Wes Seeley’s creation has a diamondback rattlesnake in its clutches. Scott Stanfield photo
A Holiday Inn Express is being proposed near Chances Casino in Courtenay. Black Press file photo

Hotel proposed near Chances Casino in Courtenay

47 jobs expected from Holiday Inn Express

A Holiday Inn Express is being proposed near Chances Casino in Courtenay. Black Press file photo
In this Monday, June 10, 2019 photo, Andrew Dunham harvests Hakurei turnips on his 80-acre organic farm, in Grinnell, Iowa. Like farmers throughout the Midwest, torrential spring rains turned Dunham’s land into sticky muck that wouldn’t let him plant crops this spring. But unlike other farmers, Dunham won’t get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses, and he can’t fall back on federally subsidized crop insurance because Dunham grows herbs, flowers and dozens of vegetable varieties but not the region’s dominant crops of corn and soybeans. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Farm insurance rates have skyrocketed this year. Black Press file photo

Vancouver Island farmers facing massive insurance hikes

Industry says many factors causing dramatically increased premiums

In this Monday, June 10, 2019 photo, Andrew Dunham harvests Hakurei turnips on his 80-acre organic farm, in Grinnell, Iowa. Like farmers throughout the Midwest, torrential spring rains turned Dunham’s land into sticky muck that wouldn’t let him plant crops this spring. But unlike other farmers, Dunham won’t get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses, and he can’t fall back on federally subsidized crop insurance because Dunham grows herbs, flowers and dozens of vegetable varieties but not the region’s dominant crops of corn and soybeans. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Farm insurance rates have skyrocketed this year. Black Press file photo
Thea VanHerwaarden, who hails from the Comox Valley, returns to MasterChef Canada, which kicks off another season Feb. 14. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island cook returns to MasterChef Canada

Comox Valley’s Thea VanHerwaarden out for the title that just eluded her in 2017

Thea VanHerwaarden, who hails from the Comox Valley, returns to MasterChef Canada, which kicks off another season Feb. 14. Photo supplied
Angel Azul

World Community Film Festival reaches 30th year

‘Your festival, your way’ spreads online viewing over multiple days

Angel Azul