Comox Valley

This pick-up rear-ended a Toyota sedan on Highway 19A Sunday (Aug. 7) afternoon at the Gumboot Market in Merville. Photo by Christy Vandon

Only minor injuries after Highway 19A crash Sunday

The vehicle occupants were shaken, but injuries were kept minimal after a…

 

Police were on scene at a residence in the 2600-block of Rydal Avenue in Cumberland Sunday (Aug. 7) due to a standoff with a resident who claimed he was armed. (Terry Farrell/Record staff)

Comox Valley RCMP release statement regarding Cumberland standoff

The Comox Valley RCMP released a statement Monday morning, regarding the standoff…

 

Police took one man into custody Sunday (Aug. 7) afternoon, after a multi-hour incident in the 2600-block of Rydal Avenue. (Terry Farrell/News Staff)

UPDATE: Police incident at Cumberland residence ends with suspect in custody

Neighbour says home in 2600-block of Rydal Avenue rented by young family

 

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
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Kim Letson (left) and Pat Gould will be walking 2,000 kilometres in an effort to raise $1,000,000 for Doctors Without Borders humanitarian programs this summer. Photo supplied

Two Comox Valley seniors aim to raise $1 million by walking 2,000 kilometres

Kim Letson and Pat Gould are preparing to embark on a 2,000-kilometre walk from Canterbury to Rome

  • Jul 21, 2022
Kim Letson (left) and Pat Gould will be walking 2,000 kilometres in an effort to raise $1,000,000 for Doctors Without Borders humanitarian programs this summer. Photo supplied
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Kumagwe dancers during totem ceremony. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Totem pole unveiled at Courtenay Riverway Walkway

Local dignitaries joined four Eagle Chiefs representing the Pentlatch, E’iksan, Sahtloot and…

Kumagwe dancers during totem ceremony. Photo by Terry Farrell
Flames and smoke can be seen billowing from the roof of a Merville residence, Friday afternoon. Photo by Marc Kitteringham

VIDEO: Structure fire at home on Highway 19A north of Courtenay

Firefighting units from throughout the Comox Valley were called out to a…

Flames and smoke can be seen billowing from the roof of a Merville residence, Friday afternoon. Photo by Marc Kitteringham
12-year-old Aurora Indyana has published a full-length novel. Photo supplied

12-year-old Comox Valley author publishes first novel

Aurora Indyana will have a book signing at Laughing Oyster Bookshop July 16

12-year-old Aurora Indyana has published a full-length novel. Photo supplied
Lucas Stiefvater has committed to matching up to $50,000 in donations to his two favourite Comox Valley non-profits. Photo supplied

Comox Valley resident celebrating 50 years in Canada with donation match of up to $50k

Lucas Stiefvater has led a full life since that warm sunny morning…

  • Jul 7, 2022
Lucas Stiefvater has committed to matching up to $50,000 in donations to his two favourite Comox Valley non-profits. Photo supplied
Comox Valley RCMP cruiser

RCMP reports fatality after man is run over on Vancouver Island city street

Comox Valley RCMP are investigating after an early morning collision resulted in…

  • Jul 6, 2022
Comox Valley RCMP cruiser
RCMP investigators seized mutliple weapons from a 45-year-old Comox Valley man. RCMP photo

Meth, cocaine and 15 guns seized, Comox Valley man in custody

Police say seizure has disrupted the criminal activity and undoubtedly saved lives

RCMP investigators seized mutliple weapons from a 45-year-old Comox Valley man. RCMP photo
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
Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, July 8-10. Terry Farrell photo

Everything you need to know about Vancouver Island MusicFest – July 8-10, Comox Valley

Vancouver Island MusicFest executive producer Doug Cox says planning the first live…

Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, July 8-10. Terry Farrell photo
Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Legend Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Record file photo

TALES FROM MUSICFEST: Dialing in an old-time radio show

By Robert Moyes Special to Black Press There’s a wonderful song by…

  • Jun 29, 2022
Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Legend Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Record file photo
Nataliia Lishchinska gives a border collie special treatment at Far Fetched Grooming in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Ukrainian dog groomer finds a home on Vancouver Island

Far Fetched Grooming owner facilitated move to Canada, provided employment in the Comox Valley

Nataliia Lishchinska gives a border collie special treatment at Far Fetched Grooming in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
Lewis Green, of Courtenay, qualified to represent Canada at the IMG Junior World Golf Championships, after shooting a one-under-par 35 at a nine-hole tournament at the Golden Eagle Golf Club in Pitt Meadows. Photo submitted

Eight-year-old Courtenay golfer qualifies for World Junior Golf Championships

Most golfers never break par. In fact, the majority of golfers -…

Lewis Green, of Courtenay, qualified to represent Canada at the IMG Junior World Golf Championships, after shooting a one-under-par 35 at a nine-hole tournament at the Golden Eagle Golf Club in Pitt Meadows. Photo submitted
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