Courtenay

Pat’s two children cuddle their cat Jasmine while wearing onesies receieved in their latest parcel from Leisa Hirvonen. (Special to The News)

Online ad brings together families from Comox Valley and Maple Ridge

Leisa Hirvonen and Shelley Scullah team up to help retiree who recently adopted his newborn grandson

 

City of Courtenay staff spent Monday setting up the AquaDam flood mitigation device. A storm system is expected to bring major precipitation to the area this week. Photo by Terry Farrell

AquaDam being erected as a precautionary measure in Courtenay

Forecast storms and king tides have community taking anti-flooding measures

  • Nov 16, 2020

 

The Millionaire Lottery’s Courtenay prize home located at 2117 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, is 2,333 sq.ft. and has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Photo supplied

PHOTOS: Courtenay Millionaire Lottery grand prize home now open to the public to tour

Crown Isle property part of a $2.9 million package

  • Nov 12, 2020
The Millionaire Lottery’s Courtenay prize home located at 2117 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, is 2,333 sq.ft. and has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Photo supplied
The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre reopening in a limited capacity

Theatre has been closed since March due to COVID-19

  • Oct 23, 2020
The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied
Eloy Fennell tries out the new grind box. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Skateboard Samaritan keeps Vancouver Island kid rolling

Stranger builds replacement grind box after hearing about neighbourhood theft

Eloy Fennell tries out the new grind box. Photo by Mike Chouinard
LIsa Petterson of Merville, B.C. sits in Gyro Williamson Park in Port Alberni, B.C. where her father was seen before he disappeared 24 years ago. Don Petterson spent the night of June 9, 1996 in cells at Port Alberni’s RCMP station, and when released the next morning he was never heard from again. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

‘Where’s my Dad?’ Vancouver Island woman searches for father 24 years after disappearance

Don Petterson left jail in Port Alberni June 9, 1996 and was never seen again

LIsa Petterson of Merville, B.C. sits in Gyro Williamson Park in Port Alberni, B.C. where her father was seen before he disappeared 24 years ago. Don Petterson spent the night of June 9, 1996 in cells at Port Alberni’s RCMP station, and when released the next morning he was never heard from again. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
At a social-distancing donation celebration May 28 on the sports field at Courtenay Elementary school staff and invited students took receipt of a brand-new collection of donated bikes from the donors. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Schools

VIDEO: Community generosity helps Courtenay Elementary school replace stolen bikes

Community compassion, coupled with school connections, helped Courtenay Elementary restock its inventory…

  • Jun 4, 2020
At a social-distancing donation celebration May 28 on the sports field at Courtenay Elementary school staff and invited students took receipt of a brand-new collection of donated bikes from the donors. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Schools
The Simms Park tulips, planted in October to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands are in full bloom, at the perfect time. The Liberation of the Netherlands became official on May 5, 1945, leading to the unconditional surrender of all German forces on the continent two days later (May 7). The next day, May 8, was declared Victory in Europe (V-E) Day. Photo by Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island finding ways to remember the liberation of the Netherlands

May 5, 2020 marks 75 years since enemy forces surrendered in the Netherlands

The Simms Park tulips, planted in October to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands are in full bloom, at the perfect time. The Liberation of the Netherlands became official on May 5, 1945, leading to the unconditional surrender of all German forces on the continent two days later (May 7). The next day, May 8, was declared Victory in Europe (V-E) Day. Photo by Terry Farrell
Comox Valley RCMP seeking witnesses to Courtenay 7-Eleven robbery

Comox Valley RCMP seeking witnesses to Courtenay 7-Eleven robbery

Suspect wore distinctive hoodie

  • Apr 3, 2020
Comox Valley RCMP seeking witnesses to Courtenay 7-Eleven robbery
Kira Marshall adds a name to the Hero Wall erected on a fence at the corner of Cliffe Avenue and First Street in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Courtenay Hero Wall gives thanks to frontline workers

People wanting to thank frontline workers in the Comox Valley can add…

Kira Marshall adds a name to the Hero Wall erected on a fence at the corner of Cliffe Avenue and First Street in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
Natural Pastures’ master cheesemaker Paul Sutter (L) and operations manager Doug Smith (R), alongside two of the winning cheeses - the Buffalo Brie (top) and the Comox Camembert.

Courtenay cheese company shines at world championships

Natural Pastures Cheese Company picked up a pair of bronze medals

  • Mar 19, 2020
Natural Pastures’ master cheesemaker Paul Sutter (L) and operations manager Doug Smith (R), alongside two of the winning cheeses - the Buffalo Brie (top) and the Comox Camembert.
Mayako Setta will be heading to the National Ballet of Canada this year, for the second straight summer. Photo by Terry Farrell

Bright futures for two Courtenay ballerinas

Teacher calls 14-year-old Mayako Setta and 16-year-old Sarah Collins special

Mayako Setta will be heading to the National Ballet of Canada this year, for the second straight summer. Photo by Terry Farrell
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws, education and restaurant supplies at Courtenay’s Chef Sense

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Sixty-five-year-old Norma Cole was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. She opted to treat herself naturally through a healthy diet and lifestyle adjustments, rather than a potentially life-saving surgery. She said she feels better than she has in many years. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley woman rejects doctors to battle cancer through natural methods

“I believe the body heals itself when you give it the right things and take away the wrong things.”

Sixty-five-year-old Norma Cole was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. She opted to treat herself naturally through a healthy diet and lifestyle adjustments, rather than a potentially life-saving surgery. She said she feels better than she has in many years. Photo by Terry Farrell
Rear Admiral Bob Auchterlonie in front of the HMCS Ottawa prior to a journey to Asia. Black Press file photo

Rear admiral added to Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Bob Auchterlonie will get his star during ceremony on Saturday

Rear Admiral Bob Auchterlonie in front of the HMCS Ottawa prior to a journey to Asia. Black Press file photo
New rental housing project in Courtenay to help mid-income earners

New rental housing project in Courtenay to help mid-income earners

Partnership providing affordable rentals for those making between $48,000 and $74,000

  • Feb 4, 2020
New rental housing project in Courtenay to help mid-income earners
Courtenay mayor denounces Culture Guard endorsement

Courtenay mayor denounces Culture Guard endorsement

Larry Jangula has asked anti-SOGI group to remove him from their list

Courtenay mayor denounces Culture Guard endorsement