Courtenay

A Courtenay senior whose mobility scooter was damaged after being clipped by a car will receive a cash settlement from ICBC. Black Press file photo

Courtenay senior on scooter struck by car compensated with cash

Public can claim for damage to property as a result of a crash

 

Single lane alternating traffic continues on the 5th Street Bridge as the repair process continues. Scott Stanfield photo

Bridge repairs, COVID a double whammy for Courtenay businesses

The COVID pandemic, coupled with an extended period to repair the 5th…

 

The completion date for the 5th Street Bridge project has again been pushed back. Scott Stanfield photo

Extended bridge repair timeline extends to pain for downtown Courtenay business

Expected to be done by now, Fifth Street Bridge repairs will continue into 2022.

 

The trapped fawn in a manure pile off Comox Road Wednesday evening (Aug.17). Photo by Yvonne Muir/Facebook

VIDEO: Island man dives into neck-deep manure to save trapped deer

A deer was stuck in a large manure field on a farm off Comox Road

The trapped fawn in a manure pile off Comox Road Wednesday evening (Aug.17). Photo by Yvonne Muir/Facebook
In court on Friday, Clinton G. Armstrong was found not guilty of attempted murder but guilty of a number of other charges. Record file photo

Courtenay man who slashed confined wife with box-cutter not guilty of attempted murder

Clinton G. Armstrong convicted of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon in Courtenay courtroom

In court on Friday, Clinton G. Armstrong was found not guilty of attempted murder but guilty of a number of other charges. Record file photo
Three electoral areas of the northern part of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Elections BC

2020 voter turnout second highest in B.C.’s history

53.93 per cent turnout in North Island riding

Three electoral areas of the northern part of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Elections BC
Communications professional and retired Canadian Armed Forces Major Mary Lee is running for the Conservative Party candidate in Courtenay-Alberni. Photo supplied

Retired armed forces major picked as Courtenay-Alberni Conservative candidate

Mary Lee works in communications for Comox Valley school district

Communications professional and retired Canadian Armed Forces Major Mary Lee is running for the Conservative Party candidate in Courtenay-Alberni. Photo supplied
Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

B.C. Liberals must rebuild party trust, says leadership candidate

Michael Lee brings message of inclusivity, unity to Vancouver Island campaign tour

Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Teenah LeBlanc owns Folklore Farm in Courtenay, where she breeds Nigerian dwarf goats. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Vancouver Island goat business a hit with the kids

Folklore Farm specializes in Nigerian dwarf goats

Teenah LeBlanc owns Folklore Farm in Courtenay, where she breeds Nigerian dwarf goats. Photo by Terry Farrell
Comox Valley RCMP arrested a suspect in connection with a dumpster fire on the weekend. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley RCMP charge suspect with arson for weekend fire

Courtenay Fire Department has responded to multiple dumpster fires this year

Comox Valley RCMP arrested a suspect in connection with a dumpster fire on the weekend. Black Press file photo
Untreated gypsy moth populations can cause significant damage to forests, farms, orchards and urban trees. File photo

Aerial gypsy moth control spraying scheduled for Courtenay

The aerial-spray treatments to prevent gypsy moth infestations are scheduled for the…

  • May 5, 2021
Untreated gypsy moth populations can cause significant damage to forests, farms, orchards and urban trees. File photo
James Hutchison was sentenced in court for a robbery from April 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Accused sentenced for early morning robbery in Courtenay

Hutchison gets credit for 218 days in custody but given 120 more days in jail

James Hutchison was sentenced in court for a robbery from April 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Aria Pendak Jefferson cuddles ChiChi, the family cat that ran away two years ago in Ucluelet. The feline was missing until Courtney Johnson and Barry Edge discovered her in the parking lot of the Canadian Princess earlier this month. Aria and her parents were reunited with ChiChi in a parking lot in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

A little girl’s wish is answered as her cat came back

Courtenay family reunited with cat that went missing in Ucluelet in 2019

Aria Pendak Jefferson cuddles ChiChi, the family cat that ran away two years ago in Ucluelet. The feline was missing until Courtney Johnson and Barry Edge discovered her in the parking lot of the Canadian Princess earlier this month. Aria and her parents were reunited with ChiChi in a parking lot in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A second-floor balcony continues to smoulder after a fire extinguisher was used to get a small balcony fire under control at the Washington Inn Apartments. Brian Hayward, who lives on the third floor, was alerted to the fire by the smell of smoke wafting into his apartment. Photo by Brian Hayward.

Firefighters respond to balcony fire at Courtenay apartment complex

Unconfirmed reports point to discarded cigarette as possible cause

A second-floor balcony continues to smoulder after a fire extinguisher was used to get a small balcony fire under control at the Washington Inn Apartments. Brian Hayward, who lives on the third floor, was alerted to the fire by the smell of smoke wafting into his apartment. Photo by Brian Hayward.
Aerial view of Courtenay Airpark. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Courtenay Airpark gets nearly $160K for infrastructure upgrades

Floatplane ramp among the areas targeted for improvements

Aerial view of Courtenay Airpark. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man looks to brain surgery for second chance

Fingers crossed that brain surgery can give Cole Moore a new lease on life after decade of seizures

Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied
Gp Vanier in Courtenay. Circa 2018. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Schools

Another COVID exposure alert for Vanier Secondary in Courtenay

Second exposure for the school in just over a week

  • Mar 3, 2021
Gp Vanier in Courtenay. Circa 2018. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Schools
Island Health has announced a COVID-19 outbreak at Glacier View Lodge, a long-term care facility in the Comox Valley. File photo.

Island Health declares a COVID outbreak at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay

Long-term care facility alert issued Sunday evening

Island Health has announced a COVID-19 outbreak at Glacier View Lodge, a long-term care facility in the Comox Valley. File photo.
Ginette Matthews shows off some of the wares at The Local Refillery. Photo by Femke Overmaat

Pandemic meant going digital quickly for Courtenay’s Local Refillery

Owner Ginette Matthews says system keep business open in its early months

Ginette Matthews shows off some of the wares at The Local Refillery. Photo by Femke Overmaat
The suspect in a Nov. 22 attempted robbery at the Ryan Road 7-Eleven has been arrested. Photo supplied
The suspect in a Nov. 22 attempted robbery at the Ryan Road 7-Eleven has been arrested. Photo supplied