Comox Valley

Barb Thomson’s father’s charts are hung on a wall in her office as a lasting memento. Photo by Barb Thomson

BOATING WITH BARB: Nautical chart-making is moving into the digital era

It’s been raining hard for two days. As you navigate through the…

  • Sep 15, 2022

 

An overturned semi had traffic backed up on Highway 19 southbound, between Piercy Road and the Cumberland/Courtenay turnoff Saturday morning, Sept. 10. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Driver airlifted to hospital after semi overturns on Highway 19 South, near Courtenay

An overturned semi had traffic backed up on Highway 19 in both…

 

Jody Wilson-Raybould has been named the 2022 recipient to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo supplied

Jody Wilson-Raybould the latest inductee to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

The Comox Valley Walk of Achievement committee is pleased to announce the…

 

Police Service Dogs Case and Hammer showed up at the Courtenay-Comox RCMP detachment’s fundraiser barbecue to enjoy the company and the support from the community. RCMP photo

Competition between Campbell River and Courtenay-Comox RCMP raises money for retired heroes

Ned’s Wish is the beneficiary of friendly fundraising rivalry

Police Service Dogs Case and Hammer showed up at the Courtenay-Comox RCMP detachment’s fundraiser barbecue to enjoy the company and the support from the community. RCMP photo
BCs Strongest Woman getting in the zone for a huge pull at Saratoga Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. Blackwolf Photography

B.C.’s strongest woman joins Boat Race excitement at Saratoga Speedway

This weekend’s events began with a splash and ended with a bang…

  • Aug 22, 2022
BCs Strongest Woman getting in the zone for a huge pull at Saratoga Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. Blackwolf Photography
Many crops on Vancouver Island like peppers and tomatoes got late starts because of the cold spring. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Spring’s cold shoulder has left Vancouver Island farmers behind

Many crops so far have been slow developing due to low spring temperatures

Many crops on Vancouver Island like peppers and tomatoes got late starts because of the cold spring. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Shelly and Mateo, one of twelve families who will move into Habitat’s affordable housing development at 1375 Piercy Avenue in Courtenay, hold shovels at the project’s groundbreaking ceremony. Photo Credit: John Bonner

Habitat for Humanity partners with Peninsula Co-op for a monthly donor drive

By Cady Corman Special to Black Press As the world contends with…

  • Aug 11, 2022
Shelly and Mateo, one of twelve families who will move into Habitat’s affordable housing development at 1375 Piercy Avenue in Courtenay, hold shovels at the project’s groundbreaking ceremony. Photo Credit: John Bonner
Sisu rafted to FanaSea (owned by Eric and Bronwen Young) in Moore Bay, on the east side of the entrance to Kingcome Inlet. By rafting, only one vessel needs to drop the anchor. Photo by Barbara Thomson

BOATING WITH BARB: Buddy boats reduce the risk while travelling in unfamiliar waters

C-r-r-r-unch. You’ll never forget the sound of your boat’s hull hitting the…

  • Aug 10, 2022
Sisu rafted to FanaSea (owned by Eric and Bronwen Young) in Moore Bay, on the east side of the entrance to Kingcome Inlet. By rafting, only one vessel needs to drop the anchor. Photo by Barbara Thomson
Wilroc ‘Lites’ non-winged sprint cars on the dogleg in front of the Speedway Billboards. Photo by Blackwolf Photography

Bombers, Wilroc Lites among races at Saratoga Aug. 6

Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press With only five race nights to…

Wilroc ‘Lites’ non-winged sprint cars on the dogleg in front of the Speedway Billboards. Photo by Blackwolf Photography
This Toyota sedan was rear-ended by a pick-up on Highway 19A Sunday (Aug. 7) afternoon at the Gumboot Market in Merville. Photo by Christy Vandon

Only minor injuries after Highway 19A crash Sunday

The vehicle occupants were shaken, but injuries were kept minimal after a…

This Toyota sedan was rear-ended by a pick-up on Highway 19A Sunday (Aug. 7) afternoon at the Gumboot Market in Merville. Photo by Christy Vandon
This garter snake is being cared for at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society. Photo supplied

MARS Moment: From snakes to swallows, MARS has seen a lot this summer

By Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press MARS Wildlife rescues any…

This garter snake is being cared for at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society. Photo supplied
Police were on scene at a residence in the 2600-block of Rydal Avenue in Cumberland Sunday (Aug. 7) due to a standoff with a resident who claimed he was armed. (Terry Farrell/Record staff)

Comox Valley RCMP release statement regarding Cumberland standoff

The Comox Valley RCMP released a statement Monday morning, regarding the standoff…

Police were on scene at a residence in the 2600-block of Rydal Avenue in Cumberland Sunday (Aug. 7) due to a standoff with a resident who claimed he was armed. (Terry Farrell/Record staff)
Police took one man into custody Sunday (Aug. 7) afternoon, after a multi-hour incident in the 2600-block of Rydal Avenue. (Terry Farrell/News Staff)

UPDATE: Police incident at Cumberland residence ends with suspect in custody

Neighbour says home in 2600-block of Rydal Avenue rented by young family

Police took one man into custody Sunday (Aug. 7) afternoon, after a multi-hour incident in the 2600-block of Rydal Avenue. (Terry Farrell/News Staff)
Erin Pharez, an employee at the Comox Valley ReStore, holds a phone showing the online 50/50 in one hand and paper tickets for the ReStore 50/50 in the other. The Habitat For Humanity Vancouver island North monthly online 50/50 raffle has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of $5,000. There is also a monthly 50/50 draw at each of the two ReStores - in Campbell River and in Courtenay. Photo supplied

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North 50/50 raffles offer two ways to win

Cady Corman Special to Black Press Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North…

Erin Pharez, an employee at the Comox Valley ReStore, holds a phone showing the online 50/50 in one hand and paper tickets for the ReStore 50/50 in the other. The Habitat For Humanity Vancouver island North monthly online 50/50 raffle has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of $5,000. There is also a monthly 50/50 draw at each of the two ReStores - in Campbell River and in Courtenay. Photo supplied
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
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Mini-stocks staged for racing and ready to rumble. Photo by Blackwolf Photography

Big Rigs, mini stocks try Saratoga Speedway on for size

Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press After a series of rained-out events…

Mini-stocks staged for racing and ready to rumble. Photo by Blackwolf Photography
Kim Letson (left) and Pat Gould will be walking 2,000 kilometres in an effort to raise $1,000,000 for Doctors Without Borders humanitarian programs this summer. Photo supplied

Island seniors aim to raise $1 million by walking 2,000 kilometres across Europe

Kim Letson and Pat Gould are preparing to embark on a 2,000-kilometre walk from Canterbury to Rome

  • Jul 22, 2022
Kim Letson (left) and Pat Gould will be walking 2,000 kilometres in an effort to raise $1,000,000 for Doctors Without Borders humanitarian programs this summer. Photo supplied
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin

LETTER -Saratoga debate should centre around fossil fuel use

Dear editor, The debate over the Saratoga Speedway seems to be about…

  • Jul 19, 2022
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin
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
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