Comox Valley

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

 

Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. Photo supplied

Visitor to Campbell River turns trip into $1 million lottery win

A Courtenay man is a million dollars richer, after buying a lottery…

  • Jul 27, 2021

 

A juvenile eagle sitting on a branch. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)

MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre requesting fish donations to help feed eagles

Number of hungry juvenile eagles cared for in captivity increased with heat wave

A juvenile eagle sitting on a branch. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)
Merville Garlic Fest is ramping up for its tenth season. Photo supplied
Merville Garlic Fest is ramping up for its tenth season. Photo supplied
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Humpbacks put on a show for visitors to Vancouver Island

Whale watching tour leaves participants in awe

A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
The July 24 card at Saratoga Raceway featured a 40-lap BIG RIG race. Photo by Doug Waller

Big rigs featured at Black Creek’s Saratoga Speedway

By Doug Waller Special to Black Press The North American BIG RIG…

The July 24 card at Saratoga Raceway featured a 40-lap BIG RIG race. Photo by Doug Waller
Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

Food: Catching up with British Columbia chef, TV personality Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)
There is a critical doctor shortage in the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Doctor shortage reaching critical point in the Comox Valley

Division of Family Practice working with the province to address current doctor shortage

There is a critical doctor shortage in the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
A good crowd took in the racing at Saratoga Speedway Saturday night, which included the Dwarf Cars (pictured). Photo by Doug Waller

Dwarf cars featured at Black Creek’s Saratoga Speedway Saturday night

Doug Waller Special to Black Press The cooler weather was perfect for…

A good crowd took in the racing at Saratoga Speedway Saturday night, which included the Dwarf Cars (pictured). Photo by Doug Waller
RBC presents $80,000 cheque to North Island College. From left to right: Kathleen Kuhnert, NIC vice-president, Students & Community Engagement; Rick Eigler, RBC branch manager, Comox Valley; Kelly Bissell, RBC regional vice-president; Kelly Shopland, NIC executive director Indigenous Education; Aubrey Lively, RBC assistant branch manager; and Katharina Schulte-Bisping, RBC assistant branch manager.

RBC gives $80,000 to support Indigenous students at North Island College

Indigenous students at North Island College will be able to access expanded…

RBC presents $80,000 cheque to North Island College. From left to right: Kathleen Kuhnert, NIC vice-president, Students & Community Engagement; Rick Eigler, RBC branch manager, Comox Valley; Kelly Bissell, RBC regional vice-president; Kelly Shopland, NIC executive director Indigenous Education; Aubrey Lively, RBC assistant branch manager; and Katharina Schulte-Bisping, RBC assistant branch manager.
A fawn explores its expanded world. (Kiersten Shyan photo)

Recent heatwave results in ‘patient’ spike at Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society

Comox Valley non-profit overwhelmed with baby birds and other animals

A fawn explores its expanded world. (Kiersten Shyan photo)
Cameron Thompson was seriously injured while swimming in the Puntledge River July 3. Photo via Facebook

Young man paralyzed after diving mishap on Puntledge River in Courtenay

A typical Saturday of fun on the Puntledge River went horribly wrong…

Cameron Thompson was seriously injured while swimming in the Puntledge River July 3. Photo via Facebook
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin

Full slate of racing in Black Creek at Saratoga Speedway opening night

By Doug Waller Special to Black Press Warm weather greeted both racers…

Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin
The youthful exuberance is not limited to the on-stage performers. 16-year-old Devon Cox has been a wizard behind the scenes, doing the majority of the filming and editing for the upcoming festival. Photo supplied

Plenty new at the 2021 Vancouver Island MusicFest

Black Press to stream 25 hours of music July 9-11

The youthful exuberance is not limited to the on-stage performers. 16-year-old Devon Cox has been a wizard behind the scenes, doing the majority of the filming and editing for the upcoming festival. Photo supplied
Comox human rights lawyer Jessica Wegg is the new Green Party candidate for the North Island-Powell River riding. Photo supplied

North Island-Powell River Green Party candidate announced

Comox human rights lawyer selected by the board of directors

  • Jul 2, 2021
Comox human rights lawyer Jessica Wegg is the new Green Party candidate for the North Island-Powell River riding. Photo supplied
A Comox Valley Search & Rescue team member checks the area around the van for occupants. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Search & Rescue.

Comox Valley Search and Rescue called out after van drives down embankment

Comox Valley Search & Rescue (CVSR) was called out Wednesday afternoon to…

A Comox Valley Search & Rescue team member checks the area around the van for occupants. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Search & Rescue.
The Comox Valley RCMP arrested a 41-year-old person after multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting an erratic driver.
File photo

Erratic driver stops traffic on Highway 19 near Courtenay

Traffic came to a brief standstill on Highway 19 in the Comox…

The Comox Valley RCMP arrested a 41-year-old person after multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting an erratic driver.
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A 62-year-old Comox Valley man drowned in Comox Lake Saturday, June 26. Photo by Terry Farrell

62-year-old man dies at Comox Lake Saturday

A 62-year-old man died at Comox Lake on Saturday, June 26. “I…

A 62-year-old Comox Valley man drowned in Comox Lake Saturday, June 26. Photo by Terry Farrell
North Island College graduates gathered at the Campbell River campus in early June to have their photo taken in their regalia. The photos are part of the virtual grad celebration, which is now live online. Photo supplied

North Island College launches Virtual Grad 2021

COVID-19 restrictions force second virtual graduation at NIC

North Island College graduates gathered at the Campbell River campus in early June to have their photo taken in their regalia. The photos are part of the virtual grad celebration, which is now live online. Photo supplied