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Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied

B.C. mom uses ribbons to honour late son, shed light on mental illness

Judi Hills says we need to do more to end the stigma associated with mental illness

Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied
Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied

Courtenay mom uses ribbons to honour late son, shed light on mental illness

Judi Hills says we need to do more to end the stigma associated with mental illness

Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied
You never know what you’ll see at Vancouver Island MusicFest. A mermaid poses for a picture. Photo by Terry Farrell

Fans flock to Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds for Vancouver Island MusicFest

Fans filled the fairgrounds in Courtenay for the return of live music

You never know what you’ll see at Vancouver Island MusicFest. A mermaid poses for a picture. Photo by Terry Farrell
David Reynolds is the executive director of the Comox Valley Food Bank. File photo

Client demand up at Comox Valley Food Bank

Most food banks in Canada are stretched to the limit as demand…

David Reynolds is the executive director of the Comox Valley Food Bank. File photo
File photo of a race day event at Saratoga Speedway.

Bylaw changes pending to address auto racing noise concerns at Saratoga Speedway

Comox Valley Regional District to amend noise control bylaw

File photo of a race day event at Saratoga Speedway.
Supplied photo of the old Saratoga Speedway oval.

Black Creek neighbours escalate Saratoga Speedway noise complaints

‘You need to start protecting this community and the individuals in it’

Supplied photo of the old Saratoga Speedway oval.
Bob Galligan holds pictures of his daughter and grandchildren. File photo

Face of Comox Valley’s unhoused population dies

Bob Galligan — who for many people and for many years was…

Bob Galligan holds pictures of his daughter and grandchildren. File photo
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the NDP’s critic for mental health and harm reduction, is pictured in Ottawa with members of the Mom’s Stop the Harm advocacy group. Photo supplied

Gord Johns vows to keep fighting, despite toxic drug crisis bill rejection

Courtenay-Alberni MP’s Bill C-216 aimed to legislate health-based approach to substance use

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the NDP’s critic for mental health and harm reduction, is pictured in Ottawa with members of the Mom’s Stop the Harm advocacy group. Photo supplied
Robin Campbell, right, pictured with her mother Bunny Everitt, who is battling cancer. Photo supplied

Tour de Rock guest rider inspired by little girl

Courtenay nurse joins Cops for Cancer event as it celebrates 25 years

Robin Campbell, right, pictured with her mother Bunny Everitt, who is battling cancer. Photo supplied
Ken Dickinson, 60, won two gold medals at the Vancouver Naturals bodybuilding competition. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island bodybuilder wins two golds at 60 in his competitive debut

Comox Valley man his first bodybuilding competition, Vancouver Naturals

Ken Dickinson, 60, won two gold medals at the Vancouver Naturals bodybuilding competition. Photo supplied
Another season of racing has begun at Saratoga Speedway. File photo

Black Creek residents unhappy with Saratoga Speedway racetrack noise

Neighbouring couple says long weekend racing was four days of noise and pollution

Another season of racing has begun at Saratoga Speedway. File photo
Treaty negotiations for the K’ómoks First Nation began in 1994. File photo

K’ómoks First Nation treaty could be ratified in four years

Treaty would need to be ratified by K’ómoks membership, B.C. and Canada before being signed off

Treaty negotiations for the K’ómoks First Nation began in 1994. File photo
James (Stocky) Edwards is pictured in February 2022 with 19 Wing Commander Lt.-Col. Rhonda Stevens and Greg Sawchuck, senior B.C. director for Ducks Unlimited Canada. Photo by Erin Haluschak.

Comox war hero dies at age 100

James (Stocky) Edwards was a gentleman, and an icon

James (Stocky) Edwards is pictured in February 2022 with 19 Wing Commander Lt.-Col. Rhonda Stevens and Greg Sawchuck, senior B.C. director for Ducks Unlimited Canada. Photo by Erin Haluschak.
Courtenay council

Courtenay’s next mayor poised to get a $10,000 raise

Council also to more after review based on median annual municipal salaries

Courtenay council
Sue Edwards dishes out soup to a woman in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Outreach volunteers building bridges with the people living on Courtenay streets.

Community Cares Peer Outreach provides food, clothing and medical attention to people on the street

Sue Edwards dishes out soup to a woman in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
Another barge being towed into Union Bay Tuesday night. Photo supplied

Shipbreaking continues in Union Bay despite injunction

Deep Water Recovery runs the operation at 5084 Island Highway South

Another barge being towed into Union Bay Tuesday night. Photo supplied
Edwin Grieve, Area C director of the CVRD, is all smiles as he stands next to the new Merville Fire Truck. He was also smiling at the April 12 board meeting when it was announced that a fire hall will be constructed at Mt. Washington. Photo supplied

Construction of Mount Washington’s first fire hall approved

Just seven petition received against ski resort project, three of them ruled ineligible

Edwin Grieve, Area C director of the CVRD, is all smiles as he stands next to the new Merville Fire Truck. He was also smiling at the April 12 board meeting when it was announced that a fire hall will be constructed at Mt. Washington. Photo supplied
Crash to Pass is a fan favourite at Saratoga Speedway. Douglas Waller photo

Owners of Black Creek racetrack withdraw rezoning application

The owners of Saratoga Speedway in Black Creek have withdrawn a rezoning…

Crash to Pass is a fan favourite at Saratoga Speedway. Douglas Waller photo
Sue Pyper and her octopus creation. Photo supplied

Courtenay artist creates images on sustainably harvested wood

Sue Pyper draws inspiration from the peace and serenity of the Comox Valley

Sue Pyper and her octopus creation. Photo supplied
The Connect Warming Centre at 685 Cliffe Ave. has closed for the daytime, but showers and overnight service remain open until March 31. File photo

Courtenay warming centre closing during the day due to funding shortfall

Showers and overnight service will remain open until March 31

The Connect Warming Centre at 685 Cliffe Ave. has closed for the daytime, but showers and overnight service remain open until March 31. File photo