Comox Valley

AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to Courtenay’s K9 Kind Dog Training & Behaviour Consulting, owned and operated by Carrie Lumsden. Photo supplied

Comox Valley dog trainer joins select club

Carrie Lumsden receives special BC SPCA accreditation

 

This home, at 2543 Crown Isle Drive, is one of the options for the grand prize winner of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2021 Choices Lottery. Photo supplied

Comox Valley home among grand prize options in 2021 Choices Lottery

Crown Isle prize package worth a total of $2.5 million

  • Jan 15, 2021

 

A large crowd gathered at Simms Park in June to hear speakers in support of Black Lives Matter. Such events are prompting a discussion around revising the school district’s anti-discrimination policy. Record file photo

‘Kill Yourself’ artistic statement inspires school trustees to rethink discrimination

Comox Valley school board looks to revise policy in wake of former student’s public plea

 

Chelsea Poirier has been missing since Dec. 22. Photo supplied

UPDATE: missing Comox Valley woman found

Chelsea Poirier was last seen in Courtenay on Dec. 22

  • Jan 5, 2021
Chelsea Poirier has been missing since Dec. 22. Photo supplied
Courtenay teacher Rebecca MacKenzie won $500,000 on Boxing Day. Photo courtesy BCLC

Vancouver Island teacher picks up an Extra $500,000 with Boxing Day lotto win

Rebecca MacKenzie teaches math and French, so chances are there was some…

  • Jan 5, 2021
Courtenay teacher Rebecca MacKenzie won $500,000 on Boxing Day. Photo courtesy BCLC
Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch hard at work in the kitchen at 40 Knots Winery, where they make Easy Treats. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley musicians debut healthy chocolate brand

Easy Street creates sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan chocolates

Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch hard at work in the kitchen at 40 Knots Winery, where they make Easy Treats. Photo supplied.
Comox Valley resident Mackai Sharp has created a project addressing bigotry and intolerance in the community. Photo montage submitted.

‘Kill Yourself’: Vancouver Island teen releases ‘devastating’ exploration of local hatred

Comox Valley student creates project addressing intolerance and bigotry in our community

Comox Valley resident Mackai Sharp has created a project addressing bigotry and intolerance in the community. Photo montage submitted.
School District 71 office

Outrage greets Island push for international students in the middle of a pandemic

Comox Valley school board says strict COVID-19 protocols in place for international student program

School District 71 office
Huband Park Elementary School. Photo via Comoxvalleyschools.ca

Comox Valley school closed due to flooding

Huband Park Elementary School to remain closed all day Thursday for clean-up

Huband Park Elementary School. Photo via Comoxvalleyschools.ca
JumpCamp CEO Patrick Kitto shows off his technique. Photo by Brett Kroeker

Comox Valley snowboard organization holding annual snowboard drive

‘We are collecting snowboards, boots, jackets and pants to be distributed to less fortunate’

  • Dec 15, 2020
JumpCamp CEO Patrick Kitto shows off his technique. Photo by Brett Kroeker
Keri Brown’s side business, The Rub - a secret recipe spice rub - has been an unexpected success. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley woman’s new spice mix rubbing customers the right way

Keri Brown’s side project a big hit with Comox Valley cooks

Keri Brown’s side business, The Rub - a secret recipe spice rub - has been an unexpected success. Photo supplied.
Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com

Big Little Lions earn Canadian Folk Music Award nomination

Duo featuring Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin keeping busy during pandemic

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com
12-year-old Ella Smiley captured some video of orcas on a sea lion hunt on Nov. 28 at Kitty Coleman Park, just north of Courtenay. Photo by Ella Smiley

VIDEO: Orcas hunt sea lion off Comox

Young whale watcher captures the action near Kitty Coleman Park

12-year-old Ella Smiley captured some video of orcas on a sea lion hunt on Nov. 28 at Kitty Coleman Park, just north of Courtenay. Photo by Ella Smiley
The Nov. 20 WestJet flight 3171 has been identified by the BC Centre for Disease Control with a COVID case aboard. (Black Press file photo)

Fifth COVID-19 exposure reported on flight at Comox airport

Another exposure risk from flight originating in Calgary

The Nov. 20 WestJet flight 3171 has been identified by the BC Centre for Disease Control with a COVID case aboard. (Black Press file photo)
Aerial view of Two Eagles Lodge in Union Bay. Photo by Thomas Rauber
Aerial view of Two Eagles Lodge in Union Bay. Photo by Thomas Rauber
Lake Trail Middle school in Courtenay. File photo
Lake Trail Middle school in Courtenay. File photo
<em></em><em>Comox Valley Record</em> editorial cartoonist Bob Castle with his book, “The Best of Under The Glacier.” Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley Record editorial cartoonist publishes book

Bob Castle’s ‘Best of Under The Glacier’ available now

<em></em><em>Comox Valley Record</em> editorial cartoonist Bob Castle with his book, “The Best of Under The Glacier.” Photo by Terry Farrell
Kathleen Klassen with her doctor’s certificate, stating an exemption to mask-wearing, for medical reasons. Photo by Terry Farrell

Life unmasked: woman who can’t wear a mask feels unfairly judged

Kathleen Klassen’s medical condition makes wearing a mask impossible

Kathleen Klassen with her doctor’s certificate, stating an exemption to mask-wearing, for medical reasons. Photo by Terry Farrell
Members of the Martin Park Drive neighbourhood celebrate the designation as the north Island’s first FireSmart community. Photo supplied

Black Creek neighbourhood is north Island’s first FireSmart community

FireSmart homes are 90 per cent more likely to survive a wildfire

Members of the Martin Park Drive neighbourhood celebrate the designation as the north Island’s first FireSmart community. Photo supplied
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Comox Valley cougar sighting

Notice issued after big cat spotted at Nymph Falls Park

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