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Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied

B.C. mom uses ribbons to honour late son, shed light on mental illness

Judi Hills says we need to do more to end the stigma associated with mental illness

Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied
Nigeria's Femi Kuti and the Positive Force provided some Afrobeat at the Vancouver Island MusicFest Friday night. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Fans flock to Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds for Vancouver Island MusicFest

Fans filled the fairgrounds in Courtenay for the return of live music

Nigeria's Femi Kuti and the Positive Force provided some Afrobeat at the Vancouver Island MusicFest Friday night. Photo by Erin Haluschak
File photo of a race day event at Saratoga Speedway.

Bylaw changes pending to address auto racing noise concerns at Saratoga Speedway

Comox Valley Regional District to amend noise control bylaw

File photo of a race day event at Saratoga Speedway.
Bob Galligan holds pictures of his daughter and grandchildren. File photo

Remembering Bob: Face of Comox Valley’s unhoused population dies

Bob Galligan, whose comeback from a hard life made him somewhat of an Island icon, dead at 64

Bob Galligan holds pictures of his daughter and grandchildren. File photo
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the NDP’s critic for mental health and harm reduction, is pictured in Ottawa with members of the Mom’s Stop the Harm advocacy group. Photo supplied

B.C. MP vows to keep fighting, despite toxic drug crisis bill rejection

Courtenay-Alberni MP’s Bill C-216 aimed to legislate health-based approach to substance use

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the NDP’s critic for mental health and harm reduction, is pictured in Ottawa with members of the Mom’s Stop the Harm advocacy group. Photo supplied
Ken Dickinson, 60, won two gold medals at the Vancouver Naturals bodybuilding competition. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island bodybuilder wins two golds at 60 in his competitive debut

Comox Valley man his first bodybuilding competition, Vancouver Naturals

Ken Dickinson, 60, won two gold medals at the Vancouver Naturals bodybuilding competition. Photo supplied
Another season of racing has begun at Saratoga Speedway. File photo

Black Creek residents unhappy with Saratoga Speedway racetrack noise

Neighbouring couple says long weekend racing was four days of noise and pollution

Another season of racing has begun at Saratoga Speedway. File photo
A smiling Stocky at a February ceremony near the Lazo Marsh to honour his birthday, his service to Canada, and his lifelong contributions to nature, conservation and Ducks Unlimited Canada. A large cairn was unveiled. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Legendary Vancouver Island war hero pilot dies at age 100

Western Desert Campaign ace James (Stocky) Edwards remembered as a gentleman, and an icon

A smiling Stocky at a February ceremony near the Lazo Marsh to honour his birthday, his service to Canada, and his lifelong contributions to nature, conservation and Ducks Unlimited Canada. A large cairn was unveiled. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Another barge being towed into Union Bay Tuesday night. Photo supplied

Controversial Vancouver Island shipbreaking operation continues despite injunction

Comox Valley Regional District pursuing legal action against Deep Water Recovery in Union Bay

Another barge being towed into Union Bay Tuesday night. Photo supplied
Crash to Pass is a fan favourite at Saratoga Speedway. Douglas Waller photo

Owners of Black Creek racetrack withdraw rezoning application

The owners of Saratoga Speedway in Black Creek have withdrawn a rezoning…

Crash to Pass is a fan favourite at Saratoga Speedway. Douglas Waller photo
Linda Latham facilitates the North Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group. Supplied

Campbell River woman thankful for early myeloma diagnosis

Linda Latham was 54 when the disease showed up

Linda Latham facilitates the North Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group. Supplied
Rio Crystal of Comox is pictured during the Arctic Ultra Race from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle. Facebook

B.C. teen wins world’s toughest, coldest foot race

Rio Crystal won the Arctic Ultra Race: 250 miles from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle

Rio Crystal of Comox is pictured during the Arctic Ultra Race from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle. Facebook
Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo

Sleepless Vancouver Islanders grumpy over early morning street sweeping

Courtenay resident upset about street cleaning starting around 5:30 a.m. twice a week

Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo
This photo by Douglas Waller shows a Crash To Pass feature race that included 15-foot Fiberglas boats.

Black Creek group requests due process in Saratoga application

The Comox Valley Regional District will be reviewing an application to rezone…

This photo by Douglas Waller shows a Crash To Pass feature race that included 15-foot Fiberglas boats.
Cassie Sharpe is pictured at the Copper World Cup, December in Colorado. Photo by Chad Buchholz/FIS Freeski

Vancouver Island freestyle skier on quest for second Olympic gold

Cassie Sharpe has come back from a devastating injury

Cassie Sharpe is pictured at the Copper World Cup, December in Colorado. Photo by Chad Buchholz/FIS Freeski
Darcy Sharpe, who grew up honing his skills on Mount Washington, has been named to the Canadian men’s snowboard team for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo credit: Jérémie Perreault/Canada Snowboard

Island’s Darcy Sharpe joins gold medallist sister Cassie on Canada’s Olympic team

Cassie to defend women’s ski halfpipe title; Darcy named to men’s snowboard slopestyle/big air team

Darcy Sharpe, who grew up honing his skills on Mount Washington, has been named to the Canadian men’s snowboard team for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo credit: Jérémie Perreault/Canada Snowboard
Deep Water Recovery Ltd. owns a ship-breaking company in Union Bay. File photo

Global coalition calls for halt to Vancouver Island shipbreaking operation

Belgium-based group joins lobby concerned about the demolition of old ships in Union Bay

Deep Water Recovery Ltd. owns a ship-breaking company in Union Bay. File photo
The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound included this photo of two ships parked in Union Bay in a presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee. The photo shows the shipbreaking occurring on the water, which CCOBS said violates the Ministry of Forests (FLNR) foreshore lease. Photo supplied

Neighbours call B.C. shipbreaking operation a ‘disaster waiting to happen’

A group dubbed Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound (CCOBS) is pressing the…

The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound included this photo of two ships parked in Union Bay in a presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee. The photo shows the shipbreaking occurring on the water, which CCOBS said violates the Ministry of Forests (FLNR) foreshore lease. Photo supplied
Comox Valley Search and Rescue members conducted simultaneous searches Jan. 1-2 in Strathcona Park. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Search and Rescue conducts simultaneous searches

Five people and two dogs located in park

Comox Valley Search and Rescue members conducted simultaneous searches Jan. 1-2 in Strathcona Park. Photo supplied
Robbie Thompson, pictured at the Canadian Transplant Games, has made a documentary that considers how COVID is affecting medically vulnerable people. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island filmmaker shares pandemic life stories of the immunocompromised

Courtenay double heart-transplant survivor shows how COVID affects the medically vulnerable

Robbie Thompson, pictured at the Canadian Transplant Games, has made a documentary that considers how COVID is affecting medically vulnerable people. Photo supplied