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Stewart Goodings has just published his first novel, My friend, My Enemy - available now at local bookstores and online. Photo supplied

Comox author’s first novel reflects his knowledge of Russian culture and politics

Comox and Denman Island writer Stewart Goodings has published his first novel,…

  • Dec 1, 2022

 

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott (right) made good on his Mayor’s Cup wager at Monday’s Courtenay council meeting, presenting the “trophy” to Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells, while wearing a Don Cherry jersey, which Wells supplied. The fundraising hockey game, played Jan. 18, 2019, raised more than $16,000 for the Comox Valley branch of KidSport. Photo by Scott Stanfield

Former Comox mayor Russ Arnott loses battle with cancer

Former Comox mayor Russ Arnott has lost his battle with cancer. Arnott…

 

The west side post-explosion of Building 25. Photo by Technical Safety BC

Struck gas line caused building explosion at CFB Comox: report

Nearly a year after the incident, Technical Safety BC confirms explosion source

 

The current town council conferred the Freedom of the Municipality to Mayor, Russ Arnott. Standing behind (to his right) Couns. Ken Grant, Alex Bissinger, Maureen Swift and (to his left) Couns. Stephanie McGowan, Nicole Minions, and Dr. Jonathan Kerr.

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott presented with the Freedom of the Municipality

The council of the Town of Comox conferred the Freedom of the…

The current town council conferred the Freedom of the Municipality to Mayor, Russ Arnott. Standing behind (to his right) Couns. Ken Grant, Alex Bissinger, Maureen Swift and (to his left) Couns. Stephanie McGowan, Nicole Minions, and Dr. Jonathan Kerr.
Royal Canadian Airforce flight safety personnel are investigating an incident at 19 Wing Comox after a CP-140 Aurora landed with a possible engine malfunction Wednesday, Sept. 28. Black Press file photo

RCAF personnel investigating possible Aurora engine malfunction at 19 Wing

‘The aircrew initiated a three-engine approach, for which they train regularly’

Royal Canadian Airforce flight safety personnel are investigating an incident at 19 Wing Comox after a CP-140 Aurora landed with a possible engine malfunction Wednesday, Sept. 28. Black Press file photo
Comox Mayor Russ Arnott was on hand at the Courtenay Canada Day Parade. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott cancels re-election bid

Health issues force Arnott to drop out; Nicole Minions to be acclaimed as mayor on Oct. 15

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott was on hand at the Courtenay Canada Day Parade. Photo by Terry Farrell
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

Swoop there it goes: Low-cost airline cancels Comox-Edmonton route

Barely three months after its launch, Swoop Airlines - WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier…

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
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
Comox Valley RCMP cruiser. Photo submitted

Comox motorcycle, ATV crash sends two to hospital with serious injuries

RCMP note initial evidence suggests alcohol a factor in the incident

  • Jul 11, 2022
Comox Valley RCMP cruiser. Photo submitted
Flair Airlines will no longer be flying out of YQQ. (File photo)

Flair fails to catch on in Comox

Ultra low cost airline suspends service at YQQ less than three months after initial flight

Flair Airlines will no longer be flying out of YQQ. (File photo)
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
Col. J.P. Gagnon has assumed command of 19 Wing Comox. Photo supplied
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…

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

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