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Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.

Foul play suspected in the disappearance of Comox Valley man

It has been almost two years, and investigators now suspect foul play…

Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.
Emaciated swans recovering at MARS. The adult instinctively positions itself between any human entering the pen and the two sub-adults and is very protective even though neither is its chick. Jo Stiles photo

Swans struggling with unseasonably cold weather on Vancouver Island

Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press If you spotted some “swans…

Emaciated swans recovering at MARS. The adult instinctively positions itself between any human entering the pen and the two sub-adults and is very protective even though neither is its chick. Jo Stiles photo
Danny Ramadan is a featured guest speaker at the 2022 North Island Writers Conference. Photo submitted

North Island Writers Conference returns in virtual format for 2022

The 2022 North Island Writers Conference features a roster of high-profile writers,…

Danny Ramadan is a featured guest speaker at the 2022 North Island Writers Conference. Photo submitted
The Vancouver Island Regional Library is the fifth largest library system in British Columbia and serves a population of more than 450,000. File photo

Vancouver Island Regional Library mandating vaccines for all employees

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is adopting a Vaccination Operational Policy…

The Vancouver Island Regional Library is the fifth largest library system in British Columbia and serves a population of more than 450,000. File photo
Skiers line up to start the Royal LePage Comox Valley Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race. Photo by Tim Penney

Royal LePage Snow to Surf returns after two-year pandemic absence

Skis, paddles and cyclist combine in return of popular Comox Valley relay

Skiers line up to start the Royal LePage Comox Valley Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race. Photo by Tim Penney
The Sarita Estuary sits at the heart of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ ḥahuułi (traditional territory) and has been a source of food, transportation and cultural value to the nations for generations. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Island First Nation mostly agrees to B.C. plan for old growth logging deferral

Huu-ay-aht will defer 96 per cent of plan, 33 percent of its territory made up of old growth forests

The Sarita Estuary sits at the heart of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ ḥahuułi (traditional territory) and has been a source of food, transportation and cultural value to the nations for generations. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The countryside shed, decorated for two community parades. (Decorations not included with shed.) The auction ends Dec. 15. Photo supplied

Habitat VIN auctioning off ‘Countryside Shed’ to support Courtenay, Campbell River builds

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN) is giving one lucky…

The countryside shed, decorated for two community parades. (Decorations not included with shed.) The auction ends Dec. 15. Photo supplied
North Island College students will explore Indigenous literature and B.C. history alongside peers from Costa Rica and Japan, thanks to a pair of upcoming virtual exchange programs starting this January. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

North Island College connects students in Canada, Costa Rica and Japan, virtually

North Island College students will explore Indigenous literature and B.C. history alongside…

North Island College students will explore Indigenous literature and B.C. history alongside peers from Costa Rica and Japan, thanks to a pair of upcoming virtual exchange programs starting this January. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Romana Pasca, North Island College’s manager of international projects, partnerships and global education, says more than $1 million in new grant funding will mean more NIC students will be able to gain international perspectives through study abroad. Photo supplied

North Island College receives more than $1 million for student study abroad

North Island College students will have access to more than $1 million…

Romana Pasca, North Island College’s manager of international projects, partnerships and global education, says more than $1 million in new grant funding will mean more NIC students will be able to gain international perspectives through study abroad. Photo supplied
LETTERS

?LETTER: Where are you, the youth of Campbell River?

Some victories were achieved at COP26 in Glasgow, but disappointments outnumbered achievements.

LETTERS
LETTERS

Letter: Applauding the Strathcona Gardens Staff

Kudos to Strathcona Gardens staff

LETTERS
LETTERS

Letter: B.C. government must match Feds on nature

It’s high time to implement solutions to these crises

LETTERS
A recently rescued northern saw whet owl gets ready for its physical exam. Photo by Gyl Anderson

Merville’s MARS Hospital dealing with influx of owls

By Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press Some rescuers ensured a…

A recently rescued northern saw whet owl gets ready for its physical exam. Photo by Gyl Anderson
Diane Naugler, executive director of the NIC Foundation receives $30,000 from NISU staff members Emma Warren, campus and community relations and Carissa Wilson, executive director. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

North Island Students’ Union donates $30,000 for NIC student bursaries

Donation is in recognition of NISU’s 30th anniversary

Diane Naugler, executive director of the NIC Foundation receives $30,000 from NISU staff members Emma Warren, campus and community relations and Carissa Wilson, executive director. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Royal Canadian Legion’s 2021 National Poppy Campaign officially begins on Friday, Oct. 29, Black Press file photo

Royal Canadian Legion’s 2021 National Poppy Campaign set to launch

Unique new features will be part of the Royal Canadian Legion’s 2021…

Royal Canadian Legion’s 2021 National Poppy Campaign officially begins on Friday, Oct. 29, Black Press file photo
As part of NSG, the Vancouver Foundation awarded a grant to an Abbotsford resident to organize a socially distanced driveway dinner party for neighbours to get to know each other. Grant applications for such projects can be made with the Campbell River Community Foundation before Oct.29, by residents of Sayward, Quadra and Campbell River. (Neighbourhood Small Grant photo)
As part of NSG, the Vancouver Foundation awarded a grant to an Abbotsford resident to organize a socially distanced driveway dinner party for neighbours to get to know each other. Grant applications for such projects can be made with the Campbell River Community Foundation before Oct.29, by residents of Sayward, Quadra and Campbell River. (Neighbourhood Small Grant photo)
Macaulay Road and Area Neighbourhood Association (MRANA) founding members Kim Stubblefield, Suzanne Sawyer (chair) and Catherine Davidson hold their hand-made banner up at the Oyster River Firehall. Missing from the picture is Valerie Gregor.

New neighbourhood association in Black Creek receives CVRD grant

The newly formed Macaulay Road and Area Neighbourhood Association (MRANA), incorporated as…

Macaulay Road and Area Neighbourhood Association (MRANA) founding members Kim Stubblefield, Suzanne Sawyer (chair) and Catherine Davidson hold their hand-made banner up at the Oyster River Firehall. Missing from the picture is Valerie Gregor.
NIC is celebrating Thrive Month throughout October with a range of activities to support mental health and well-being. Photo by Kim Stallknecht

North Island College Thrive Month supports student mental health

Thrive Month is taking place at North Island College through the month…

NIC is celebrating Thrive Month throughout October with a range of activities to support mental health and well-being. Photo by Kim Stallknecht
Seen here with U11 Atom House Team players and coaches are hospital staff, from left, Sheila Petersen – Manager; Andrea John – Admin Assist; Susi Shelswell – Clinical Coordinator; Shelley Berry – Maternity RN; Michelle Crosby – Campbell River Clinical Director; Tricia Sinclair – CRG Site Director; and Heather Hume –​ Clinical Nurse Educator. Photo supplied

U11 Minor Hockey presents Campbell River health care workers with Golden Jersey

Team honours workers, thanks them for efforts during pandemic

Seen here with U11 Atom House Team players and coaches are hospital staff, from left, Sheila Petersen – Manager; Andrea John – Admin Assist; Susi Shelswell – Clinical Coordinator; Shelley Berry – Maternity RN; Michelle Crosby – Campbell River Clinical Director; Tricia Sinclair – CRG Site Director; and Heather Hume –​ Clinical Nurse Educator. Photo supplied
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is looking for volunteers for both its Courtenay and Campbell River stores. Photo by Bonner Photography

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North seeks volunteers for ReStores

Both Courtenay and Campbell River locations in need of manpower

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is looking for volunteers for both its Courtenay and Campbell River stores. Photo by Bonner Photography