Comox Valley

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson was among the nearly three dozen participants at Saturday’s (Nov. 26) Walk With Me event in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Minister of mental health and addictions among participants at Walk With Me event

Comox Valley-Strathcona-North Island Medical Health Officer Dr. Charmaine Enns also participated

 

Desmond Day Larson on the set of his YouTube show, Mr. Day. Photo by Terry Farrell

Day dawns with music and imagination as a YouTube children’s performer

Courtenay singer/songwriter gaining an audience with his online children’s show

 

Brendan McLeod and The Fugitives return to the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay on Nov. 26 to perform Ridge, a powerful, in-person musical act that delves into the “battle that made Canada.” Photo supplied

The essence of grief questioned in musical performance in Courtenay

Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre Society welcomes back Brendan McLeod and The Fugitives…

  • Nov 18, 2022

 

The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.

Habitat for Humanity survey reveals housing affordability as a top concern for Canadians

A new survey released Nov. 10 by Habitat for Humanity Canada finds…

The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
Fred Penner brought audience members to their feet with his performance at the Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon on Nov. 6. Photo by Terry Farrell

Kids telethon unfolds with resounding success in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Child Development Association fundraiser nets third highest total in 47-year history

Fred Penner brought audience members to their feet with his performance at the Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon on Nov. 6. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied

Accessible travel guides launched for the Vancouver Island region

The Vancouver Island Region now has a series of accessible travel guides…

The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied
Cynthia Lebrun with her mother-in-law, Veronika Tomaszewski. Photo supplied

Comox Valley author wins international literary award

Cynthia Lebrun wins international literary award for historical look at Ukraine under the Soviets

Cynthia Lebrun with her mother-in-law, Veronika Tomaszewski. Photo supplied
File photo of a bear that wound up in a backyard of a Courtenay home.

What happens when a bear gets between a Vancouver Island man and his clothes

Comox Valley incident a reminder there are bears out there and you should minimize interactions

File photo of a bear that wound up in a backyard of a Courtenay home.
Stacey Wells with her Hollywood Corvette piece.

Celebrity artist drawn to the Comox Valley by its natural beauty

Her art has taken her around the world, and given her the…

Stacey Wells with her Hollywood Corvette piece.
Fred Penner will play at this year’s Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon. (Photo by Kendrahopephotography)

Fred Penner joins the lineup for Comox Valley Child Development Association telethon

2-time Juno winner recently moved to the area, adds skills to annual fundraiser

Fred Penner will play at this year’s Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon. (Photo by Kendrahopephotography)
The Comox Valley regional District will not be issuing fireworks permits for Electoral Areas A, B and C over the next several weeks, including Halloween.

No fireworks permits being issued in the Comox Valley for Halloween

Pets, livestock, and many people will be relieved to know the Comox…

  • Oct 19, 2022
The Comox Valley regional District will not be issuing fireworks permits for Electoral Areas A, B and C over the next several weeks, including Halloween.
The inaugural Big Island Book Fest takes place on Oct. 22 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)

Courtenay’s Big Island Book Fest features authors, books, live music

If you like books, and if you enjoy meeting authors, you will…

The inaugural Big Island Book Fest takes place on Oct. 22 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)
Members of the Walk Of Achievement committee and dignitaries from the Comox Valley joined in celebration of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s (centre) induction ceremony, Sept. 23, 2022.

Jody Wilson-Raybould inducted to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Local dignitaries offered their congratulations, former teachers spoke glowingly, and friends and…

Members of the Walk Of Achievement committee and dignitaries from the Comox Valley joined in celebration of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s (centre) induction ceremony, Sept. 23, 2022.
Bennett Sheet Metal owners Shawna and Terry Logan, along with employees, flank Sally Wisden (second from right) during the installation of her new heating system. Photo by Terry Farrell

Bennett Heating, Lennox team up to bring heat to a Comox Valley home

Wisden family Feels The Love with new heating system

Bennett Sheet Metal owners Shawna and Terry Logan, along with employees, flank Sally Wisden (second from right) during the installation of her new heating system. Photo by Terry Farrell
Film still from the movie “The Killdren Are Coming” - Director: Dana Berry. The Astrophobia Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival takes place Oct. 15-16 at the Masonic Hall in Cumberland.

Cumberland horror/sci-fi film fest will get folks ready for Halloween

2nd-annual Astrophobia Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival set for this weekend

Film still from the movie “The Killdren Are Coming” - Director: Dana Berry. The Astrophobia Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival takes place Oct. 15-16 at the Masonic Hall in Cumberland.
Melanie McCollum will seek a second term as Courtenay councillor in the Oct. 15 election. Photo supplied

UPDATED: Courtenay council candidate suspends active campaigning while dealing with family emergency

Melanie McCollum’s mother perished in an accident while cycling in downtown Courtenay

Melanie McCollum will seek a second term as Courtenay councillor in the Oct. 15 election. Photo supplied
Evelyn Voyageur is an Elder-In-Residence at North Island College Comox Valley campus. Photo courtesy NIC

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is much more than a holiday, says Comox Valley elder

Sept. 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Introduced to…

Evelyn Voyageur is an Elder-In-Residence at North Island College Comox Valley campus. Photo courtesy NIC
School District 71 office

Vancouver Island school board trustee candidate distributing anti-SOGI material

A candidate for one of Courtenay’s two School District 71 trustee positions…

School District 71 office
Black Creek’s Nicole Schindle adapts novels to screenplays. Photo by Ali Roddam

From books to the big screen: Island author adapting novels to screenplays

Nicole Schindle finds a passion in writing, expanding it from the page

Black Creek’s Nicole Schindle adapts novels to screenplays. Photo by Ali Roddam
This new totem pole carved by Pentl’ach/K’ómoks artist Karver Everson will be raised outside the Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery on Sept. 24. Photo supplied

Latest Karver Everson totem pole to be raised at Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery

Sept. 24 Comox Valley event will benefit local hungry

  • Sep 17, 2022
This new totem pole carved by Pentl’ach/K’ómoks artist Karver Everson will be raised outside the Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery on Sept. 24. Photo supplied