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Tom Lennox finds peace when he runs in the Cumberland Forest. He hasn’t missed a day in nearly a year. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island runner nears 366 consecutive days on the trails

Tom Lennox approaching a year’s worth of a minimum five kilometres a day

Tom Lennox finds peace when he runs in the Cumberland Forest. He hasn’t missed a day in nearly a year. Photo supplied
Snowshoeing is gaining popularity in the community. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Snowshoes a hot-ticket item in the Comox Valley

Pandemic has sparked demand for trudging through Vancouver Island snow

Snowshoeing is gaining popularity in the community. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Sgt. Bill Webb (ret’d) is pictured with Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, left, and his service dog, Jessie. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island retired sergeant advocates for homeless veterans

Operation Leave The Streets Behind an effort to help the about 2,000 vets who are on the street

Sgt. Bill Webb (ret’d) is pictured with Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, left, and his service dog, Jessie. Photo supplied
Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied

Vancouver Islander making NHL assistant coaching debut

Brett McLean of the Comox Valley opens coming NHL season behind the bench of the Minnesota Wild

Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied
Nineteen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands have been given 18 months to vacate, causing shock and uncertainty in the industry. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)

Campbell River mayor takes MP to task on advocacy claims

Andy Adams says Rachel Blaney has not supported north Island mayors on aquaculture issues

Nineteen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands have been given 18 months to vacate, causing shock and uncertainty in the industry. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)
Harriette Mackenzie will join the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks basketball program for the 2021-22 season. Photo by Colin Cunningham

Courtenay basketball star commits to Ontario university

Mackenzie a Vancouver Island all-star each year since playing senior as a Grade 9

Harriette Mackenzie will join the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks basketball program for the 2021-22 season. Photo by Colin Cunningham
Dave Brimacombe and Wayward Distillery staff members pictured with mountains of ethanol and sanitizer. Photo supplied

B.C. distillery stuck with a warehouse full of sanitizer

Courtenay’s Wayward Distillery donated about $75,000 worth, now can’t sell enough to cover expenses

Dave Brimacombe and Wayward Distillery staff members pictured with mountains of ethanol and sanitizer. Photo supplied
Levi Timmermans of the Comox Valley played two seasons with the University of Saskatchewan men’s basketball team. Photo supplied

Island university hoops star transfers to UVic

Courtenay basketball player takes his game to the capital

Levi Timmermans of the Comox Valley played two seasons with the University of Saskatchewan men’s basketball team. Photo supplied
Powerlifting siblings Zara and Thor Nybo are pictured at Wild + United Athletics, which is supporting Black Lives Matter via its Karma Class. Photo supplied

Comox Valley siblings set unofficial powerlifting records

Pair skips event due to pandemic, lift big loads at home

Powerlifting siblings Zara and Thor Nybo are pictured at Wild + United Athletics, which is supporting Black Lives Matter via its Karma Class. Photo supplied
Construction has started on a new apartment complex at 1025 Ryan Rd. in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay apartment to contain 118 units

Construction underway on complex featuring rent-capped units

Construction has started on a new apartment complex at 1025 Ryan Rd. in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
In the first nine months of 2020, there have been 23 drug toxicity deaths in North Vancouver Island. Pixabay photo

Vancouver Island’s drug overdose emergency far from over

COVID-19 has exacerbated drug toxicity death rate

In the first nine months of 2020, there have been 23 drug toxicity deaths in North Vancouver Island. Pixabay photo
3L Developments had hoped to develop property it owns around Stotan Falls. File photo

Directors deny contentious development proposal in Comox Valley

13-year pitch by 3L Developments to subdivide and develop lands near Stotan Falls rejected

3L Developments had hoped to develop property it owns around Stotan Falls. File photo
Colin and Nadine Gray have built an energy-efficient house in Comox. Photo supplied

Comox family enjoys life in net-zero home

Couple wanted to reduce their footprint and show people how it’s done

Colin and Nadine Gray have built an energy-efficient house in Comox. Photo supplied
Dillan Glennie takes to the skies in Saas Fee, Switzerland. Photo supplied

Courtenay freestyle skier earns spot on national team

Halfpipe specialist Dillan Glennie off to train in Colorado

Dillan Glennie takes to the skies in Saas Fee, Switzerland. Photo supplied
A UVic report shows that island and coastal communities like Courtenay are experiencing the effects of climate change. In 2014, the Courtenay River flooded its banks and spilled over into Lewis Park. File photo

Vancouver Island delegates plan for climate change

Group developing an Island climate leadership plan to be presented in the spring

A UVic report shows that island and coastal communities like Courtenay are experiencing the effects of climate change. In 2014, the Courtenay River flooded its banks and spilled over into Lewis Park. File photo
This deer was spotted Friday on Lake Trail Road, not far from Arden Road where boxes of deer parts have been dumped on several occasions lately. Scott Stanfield photo

Neighbours discover boxes of deer parts left on Comox Valley road

Comox Valley resident Linda Dobinson used to enjoy watching a family of…

This deer was spotted Friday on Lake Trail Road, not far from Arden Road where boxes of deer parts have been dumped on several occasions lately. Scott Stanfield photo
A group gathers for a guided story walk at the Comox Valley Art Gallery plaza. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley arts-based project takes honest look at overdose crisis

Walking tour aimed and raising awareness and sparking change

A group gathers for a guided story walk at the Comox Valley Art Gallery plaza. Scott Stanfield photo
Rotary District 5020 president Rod McKenzie (in chair) agreed to test out the CVCDA ramp and experience it from the perspective of an individual who relies on a wheelchair to get around. McKenzie is being prepped by Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society president Stephane Roy. Submitted by CVCDA

Accessibility the focus of Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon

COVID-19 means annual charity event will look considerably different this year

Rotary District 5020 president Rod McKenzie (in chair) agreed to test out the CVCDA ramp and experience it from the perspective of an individual who relies on a wheelchair to get around. McKenzie is being prepped by Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society president Stephane Roy. Submitted by CVCDA
Wind and waves were part of the reason why the Sail Canada High Performance Team selected HMCS Quadra as the winter training base for Tokyo 2021. Photo by Ken Dool

National sailing team prepares for Olympics at Vancouver Island location

Sail Canada picks military facility at 19 Wing Comox for wind, waves and accommodations

Wind and waves were part of the reason why the Sail Canada High Performance Team selected HMCS Quadra as the winter training base for Tokyo 2021. Photo by Ken Dool
Bill Kelly, general manager at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, has been named executive professional of the year by the PGA of BC. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay golf course, general manager earn PGA of BC awards

Crown Isle’s manager, facility honoured by the industry

Bill Kelly, general manager at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, has been named executive professional of the year by the PGA of BC. Scott Stanfield photo