Comox

WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo

Two COVID exposures on WestJet flight into Comox

Second COVID exposure alert involving WestJet flight 3171 in recent days

 

WestJet flight 3171 arrived in Comox on April 29 at approximately 11 a.m. It has been identified by the BC Centre for Disease Control with a COVID case aboard. (Black Press file photo)

COVID case confirmed on flight into Comox

April 27 flight from Calgary on BCCDC list

 

Comox Valley RCMP responded to a home north of Courtenay Thursday following an incident with an SPCA officer. File photo

UPDATE: Body discovered in Comox harbour identified as male

Body retrieved from shallow water below the former hospital

  • Apr 28, 2021

 

The stabbing incident at the outdoor party in Comox recently will have a lasting traumatic effect on many youths in our community. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Counsellor: Trauma of Comox teen sandpit party stabbings will be far-reaching

Harder to find support in events like stabbings at Comox teen party because so many involved

The stabbing incident at the outdoor party in Comox recently will have a lasting traumatic effect on many youths in our community. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Tidal Café owners Blythe and Kurt Reimer (left) and Toscano’s head chef and general manager Tristan Taylor have been sharing deck space to help both businesses during the expanded COVID public health order restrictions that ban indoor dining. Photo by Terry Farrell

Neighbouring Comox restaurants share patios for mutual benefit

COVID restrictions have business rivals working together

Tidal Café owners Blythe and Kurt Reimer (left) and Toscano’s head chef and general manager Tristan Taylor have been sharing deck space to help both businesses during the expanded COVID public health order restrictions that ban indoor dining. Photo by Terry Farrell
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UPDATED: Multiple stabbings at Vancouver Island bush party

Three youths hospitalized after an assault in Comox

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Seagulls and other marine birds packed the shoreline at Kye Bay in March, as the herring roe provided a feast for the feathered community. Photo by Terry Farrell

Gulls-be-gone program working wonders at 19 Wing Comox and area landfills

A long-running control program proves beneficial in the Comox Valley and Campbell River

Seagulls and other marine birds packed the shoreline at Kye Bay in March, as the herring roe provided a feast for the feathered community. Photo by Terry Farrell
A 19-year-old man is in police custody following a recent violent robbery and assault in Comox . (File photo)

Arrest made in violent robbery and assault of Comox gas station employee

19-year-old man in police custody after incident where woman was putting things in her car

A 19-year-old man is in police custody following a recent violent robbery and assault in Comox . (File photo)
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COVID-19 exposure at Comox daycare: Island Health

Potential exposure dates were Feb. 16-17

  • Feb 21, 2021
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“Chesterman Beach Before the Storm” by Chuck Burdick is one of the pieces that will be on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, Feb. 4-27. Photo supplied

Members take centre stage at next Comox art gallery show

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery open three days a week

  • Feb 3, 2021
“Chesterman Beach Before the Storm” by Chuck Burdick is one of the pieces that will be on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, Feb. 4-27. Photo supplied
Humpback whales seen frolicking near Comox, Dec. 5. Photo courtesy Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce Ocean Friends

VIDEO: Half a dozen humpback whales have play day near Vancouver Island shoreline

Peter Hamilton, founder of Life Force Ocean Friends, submitted this video of…

Humpback whales seen frolicking near Comox, Dec. 5. Photo courtesy Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce Ocean Friends
WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo

Two Comox-Calgary flights exposed to COVID-19 in the past week

Seven flights between the two airports have now been flagged for COVID exposure

WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo
Looking Back, by Sheelane Stigant, is in Comox Valley bookstores now. Photo supplied.

84-year-old Comox author pens first novel

Pandemic allows writer to complete a project she began 17 years ago

Looking Back, by Sheelane Stigant, is in Comox Valley bookstores now. Photo supplied.
Teresa Hedley and a copy of her book, “What’s Not Allowed? A Family Journey with Autism.” Photo supplied

Comox Valley parent pens book about her family’s journey with autism

‘I write to…all the little red flags that were there that I either didn’t see, or tried to deny’

Teresa Hedley and a copy of her book, “What’s Not Allowed? A Family Journey with Autism.” Photo supplied
A placenta, which initial investigation shows to be of human origin, was discovered on Goose Spit beach in Comox Friday, Oct. 2. Photo via Google Maps

Human placenta found on Comox beach

Beach walker made unsettling discovery Friday morning

  • Oct 2, 2020
A placenta, which initial investigation shows to be of human origin, was discovered on Goose Spit beach in Comox Friday, Oct. 2. Photo via Google Maps
Wayne Jackson (right) latched onto “the big one” - a chinook salmon weighed in at more than 60 pounds. Photo submitted

60-pound chinook part of a ‘unicorn’ year, says Vancouver Island fishing guide

Alberta couple catches, then releases, monster salmon near Comox

Wayne Jackson (right) latched onto “the big one” - a chinook salmon weighed in at more than 60 pounds. Photo submitted
Vancouver Island Lotto 6/49 ticket worth big bucks

Vancouver Island Lotto 6/49 ticket worth big bucks

Someone smiling after Saturday, Sept. 12 draw

Vancouver Island Lotto 6/49 ticket worth big bucks
A CH-149 Cormorant military search and rescue helicopter flies down the runway at 19 Wing Comox in March 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY MIKE KAEHLER, RCAF HISTORIAN)

Airforce search and rescue helicopter drops in at Cameron Lake for training

Distinctive yellow CH-149 Cormorant turns heads after using Island lake for impromptu hoist

A CH-149 Cormorant military search and rescue helicopter flies down the runway at 19 Wing Comox in March 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY MIKE KAEHLER, RCAF HISTORIAN)
Comox Mayor Russ Arnott is asking residents to keep in mind that many of the out-of-province licence plates in the Comox Valley belong to new families who are in the midst of transitioning to recent postings at 19 Wing. Adobe Stock image

Military relocation behind Island’s many foreign licence plates?

Comox mayor points out now is a time for transition for people in the armed forces

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott is asking residents to keep in mind that many of the out-of-province licence plates in the Comox Valley belong to new families who are in the midst of transitioning to recent postings at 19 Wing. Adobe Stock image
People wear face masks as they wait to enter a store in Montreal, Saturday, July 18, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. The wearing of masks or protective face coverings is now mandatory throughout the province of Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Vancouver Island doctor urges community to endorse masks

Comox doc says all scientific evidence points towards a second wave, so take precautions now

People wear face masks as they wait to enter a store in Montreal, Saturday, July 18, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. The wearing of masks or protective face coverings is now mandatory throughout the province of Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes