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Col. J.P. Gagnon has assumed command of 19 Wing Comox. Photo supplied

New wing commander at 19 Wing Comox

Col. J.P. Gagnon assumed command of 19 Wing Comox from Col. Rhonda…

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

Health Minister Adrian Dix was in Comox Monday to announce construction of the new Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea. Scott Stanfield photo

Construction underway on innovative care village in Comox

Residents and seniors in the Comox Valley will soon have access to…

 

The Navy Dragon Anchors pose for a pic at the Marina Park. Photo by Mike Chouinard

13 Vancouver Island teams go ‘Paddles Up!’ at Comox Dragon Boat Festival

Three Comox Valley teams among those in the competiton

 

On Thursday (June 9), the inaugural Swoop flight from Edmonton to Comox landed shortly after 8 a.m. from the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC). Photo by Erin Haluschak

Swoop low-cost air carrier now taking off into Comox

It is the second ULCC to service the Comox Valley Airport within the past few months

On Thursday (June 9), the inaugural Swoop flight from Edmonton to Comox landed shortly after 8 a.m. from the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC). Photo by Erin Haluschak
Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.
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.
Exercise Cougar Gauntlet was a joint operation that included army and navy reserve members. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Army, navy storm Island beach in joint training operation

Exercise Cougar Gauntlet provides week of training in Comox for military reservists

Exercise Cougar Gauntlet was a joint operation that included army and navy reserve members. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Dr. Jonathan Reggler is asking Comox council for a moratorium on high density and large residential builds until a Valley-wide plan is enacted to bring more family doctors to the area. File photo

Island doctor asks for moratorium on high-density builds to ease physician shortage

“Walk-in clinics are at a breaking point … many of the Valley’s physicians are approaching retirement.”

Dr. Jonathan Reggler is asking Comox council for a moratorium on high density and large residential builds until a Valley-wide plan is enacted to bring more family doctors to the area. File photo
Canadian Armed Forces parachute training will be taking place in Comox from April 2-May 19. Photo by Gerry Fairbrother

Canadian Forces to conduct search and rescue parachute training beginning April 2

Comox residents may hear a Skyvan aircraft flying overhead, and see parachutists…

  • Mar 30, 2022
Canadian Armed Forces parachute training will be taking place in Comox from April 2-May 19. Photo by Gerry Fairbrother
Job action!
Comox was one of the picket locations on March 18 for library workers. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Library job action hits Comox branch

BCGEU strategy moves from single-branch to multiple sites

  • Mar 19, 2022
Job action!
Comox was one of the picket locations on March 18 for library workers. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Hundreds of Comox Valley residents gathered in Comox’s Marina Park to support Ukraine on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Hundreds show support for Ukraine at rally in Comox

“As Ukrainians, we don’t war, we want peace.”

Hundreds of Comox Valley residents gathered in Comox’s Marina Park to support Ukraine on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied

Comox to host a dragon boat festival in June

FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival one of five Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Series stops

Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied
Stocky Edwards shares a laugh during the dedication ceremony for a cairn in his honour in Comox Wednesday, Feb. 9. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Vancouver Island Second World War flying hero welcomes cairn salute

Centenarian Stocky Edwards’ legacy on permanent display unveiled in Comox nature

Stocky Edwards shares a laugh during the dedication ceremony for a cairn in his honour in Comox Wednesday, Feb. 9. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Demolition of the front of the old St. Joseph’s Hospital began Dec. 7. 2021. The site will become Providence Living’s new long-term care home in Comox - Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea - and will feature special design components to accommodate persons living with dementia. Black Press file photo

Developer on track to break ground for groundbreaking Comox seniors facility next month

‘(There’s an) urgent need to rethink the way we provide care to the … elderly population’: CEO

Demolition of the front of the old St. Joseph’s Hospital began Dec. 7. 2021. The site will become Providence Living’s new long-term care home in Comox - Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea - and will feature special design components to accommodate persons living with dementia. Black Press file photo
Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

Comox mayor, council salaries set to increase in 2023

The 2022 general local election will be held on Oct. 15

Comox town hall. Black Press file photo
A plane arrives at the Comox Valley Airport at dusk. Photo by Comox Valley Airport

Comox Valley Airport looking for passenger numbers to take off in 2022

Pandemic restrictions impacting numbers; ULCs could provide a boost for travellers out of YQQ

A plane arrives at the Comox Valley Airport at dusk. Photo by Comox Valley Airport
A CC-115 Buffalo from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox on a training exercise in Chilliwack on June 16, 2021. The Buffalo flew its final search and rescue mission on Jan. 15 2022. (William Snow photo)

Iconic CC-115 Buffalo flies final 442 Squadron mission at CFB Comox

The iconic CC-115 Buffalo flew its final 442 Squadron mission at CFB…

  • Jan 17, 2022
A CC-115 Buffalo from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox on a training exercise in Chilliwack on June 16, 2021. The Buffalo flew its final search and rescue mission on Jan. 15 2022. (William Snow photo)
A rapid COVID-19 test swab. Both PCR and rapid antigen tests will be available for travellers or the general public at the Comox Valley Airport. (Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)

PCR, antigen tests now available at Comox Valley Airport

Travellers will no longer have to book an appointment in Nanaimo for PCR test

A rapid COVID-19 test swab. Both PCR and rapid antigen tests will be available for travellers or the general public at the Comox Valley Airport. (Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)
Myrtle Purchase walks nearly day in Comox - perhaps one of the secrets to a long life as the Berwick resident is set to celebrate her 100th birthday this month. Photo by Berwick Comox Valley

Marching to 100: New Island centenarian puts one foot in front of the other

Myrtle Purchase has walked the equivalent across Canada through daily walks in Comox

Myrtle Purchase walks nearly day in Comox - perhaps one of the secrets to a long life as the Berwick resident is set to celebrate her 100th birthday this month. Photo by Berwick Comox Valley
Lt-Col. Rhonda Stevens (left) assumes command of 19 Wing Comox from Col. Bryn Elliott (right), Maj.-Gen E.J. Kenny, commander 1 Cdn Air Div/CANR is the presiding officer (centre). Back row, CWO D.A. Campbell, 1 Cdn Air Div/CANR CWO (left) and CWO Don Farr 19 Wing CWO (right). Photo by 19 Wing Comox

Island air force base welcomes first female commander in its 80-year existence

Lt.-Col. Rhonda Stevens is the first female wing commander since 19 Wing Comox’s establishment

Lt-Col. Rhonda Stevens (left) assumes command of 19 Wing Comox from Col. Bryn Elliott (right), Maj.-Gen E.J. Kenny, commander 1 Cdn Air Div/CANR is the presiding officer (centre). Back row, CWO D.A. Campbell, 1 Cdn Air Div/CANR CWO (left) and CWO Don Farr 19 Wing CWO (right). Photo by 19 Wing Comox