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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

 

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COVID-19 exposure at Comox daycare: Island Health

Potential exposure dates were Feb. 16-17

  • Feb 21, 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

Members take centre stage at next Comox art gallery show

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery open three days a week

  • Feb 3, 2021

 

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
Comox’s Kassidy Stewart recently won Miss Teen BC. Photo supplied

Comox’s Kassidy Stewart takes Miss Teen BC title

She is set now to compete in nationals this summer

Comox’s Kassidy Stewart recently won Miss Teen BC. Photo supplied
Karin Kratz crosses the finish line marking the completion of her half-marathon, with friends Joan Gillies (in red) and Heather Blyth there to cheer her on. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox woman completes half-marathon in support of Spinal Cord Injury BC

Virtual charity run allows Karin Kratz to give back

Karin Kratz crosses the finish line marking the completion of her half-marathon, with friends Joan Gillies (in red) and Heather Blyth there to cheer her on. Photo by Terry Farrell
EDITORIAL: Local heroes become economic heroes in Comox

EDITORIAL: Local heroes become economic heroes in Comox

Firefighters showing leadership on a different kind of front line

  • Jun 27, 2020
EDITORIAL: Local heroes become economic heroes in Comox
Comox Mayor Paul Ives announced he will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming fall election.

Former Vancouver Island mayor’s cancer journey a cautionary tale

Comox resident Paul Ives shares his experience dealing with squamous cell carcinoma

Comox Mayor Paul Ives announced he will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming fall election.
Legend Jim Byrnes served up some blues standards at the Filberg Festival in Comox in 2019. The event, like many others, is cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Record file photo

Comox’s Filberg Festival is latest event to be cancelled for 2020

Announcement to postpone until 2021 comes in response to pandemic

Legend Jim Byrnes served up some blues standards at the Filberg Festival in Comox in 2019. The event, like many others, is cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Record file photo
The Town of Comox is warning residents of scammers going door-to-door posing as municipal workers, attempting to access homes, under the premise that they need to investigate some water-related issues with regard to the COVID-19 virus. Photo supplied.

Comox scammers posing as public works employees

Scammers claim to be city workers looking for COVID-19-realted water issues

  • Mar 17, 2020
The Town of Comox is warning residents of scammers going door-to-door posing as municipal workers, attempting to access homes, under the premise that they need to investigate some water-related issues with regard to the COVID-19 virus. Photo supplied.
“One-O-One” was the shorthand nickname for the McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo, a twin engined, two crew jet interceptor. Designed to carry fuel and weapons over long ranges, this escort fighter was a brute of an Aircraft. The RCAF acquired this Aircraft after the infamous cancellation of the Avro Arrow program in 1959. Photo courtecy DND

PHOTOS: Iconic aircraft at 19 Wing Comox entrance undergoes facelift

PHOTOS: Iconic aircraft at 19 Wing Comox entrance undergoes facelift

  • Feb 23, 2020
“One-O-One” was the shorthand nickname for the McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo, a twin engined, two crew jet interceptor. Designed to carry fuel and weapons over long ranges, this escort fighter was a brute of an Aircraft. The RCAF acquired this Aircraft after the infamous cancellation of the Avro Arrow program in 1959. Photo courtecy DND