Comox Valley

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…

 

This was the scene Thursday afternoon at the corner of 4th and Duncan in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley hit with heavy overnight snowfall

Schools were closed Thursday in the Comox Valley, which was hit with…

  • Jan 6, 2022

 

Students registered for in-person classes at North Island College who need to study from home are being told to reach out to instructors, or book appointments with advisors. . Photo submitted

North Island College staying the course for back-to-school plans

School’s VP says post-secondary education is considered a low risk activity

 

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
A line awaits skiers and snowboarders for the lift Monday morning (Jan.3) at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Screenshot photo

Winter weather makes for busy start to the new year on Mount Washington

Wind, staff and road conditions make for a bumpy early 2022

A line awaits skiers and snowboarders for the lift Monday morning (Jan.3) at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Screenshot photo
Cassie Sharpe is pictured during Thursday’s competition in Calgary. Sébastien Berthiaume photo

Cassie Sharpe fourth at World Cup halfpipe event

Cassie Sharpe of Comox finished fourth at a World Cup freestyle ski…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Cassie Sharpe is pictured during Thursday’s competition in Calgary. Sébastien Berthiaume photo
Comox Valley Search and Rescue members conducted simultaneous searches Jan. 1-2 in Strathcona Park. Photo supplied
Comox Valley Search and Rescue members conducted simultaneous searches Jan. 1-2 in Strathcona Park. Photo supplied
Police inspected the scene at the Hornby Island Community School after the fire in August 2018. File photo from @sheilamoris/Twitter

Accused gets conditional sentence for 2018 school arson on Hornby Island

Comox Valley school district opened the new school this fall after using temporary space

Police inspected the scene at the Hornby Island Community School after the fire in August 2018. File photo from @sheilamoris/Twitter
Bo Waite’s son found this entry into the 2021 edition of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not - another reminder of the Comox Valley Record’s Pictures With Satan ad.

‘Pictures with Satan’ get Vancouver Island city into ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’

Notorious Christmas ad in Comox Valley Record made widespread headlines

Bo Waite’s son found this entry into the 2021 edition of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not - another reminder of the Comox Valley Record’s Pictures With Satan ad.
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
The Comox Valley has been a hotspot for cases in recent weeks. Image, BCCDC

Comox Valley tops weekly list of B.C. COVID-19 new case hotspots

Region’s medical health officer stresses the importance of vaccinations

The Comox Valley has been a hotspot for cases in recent weeks. Image, BCCDC
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
According to Providence, the long-term home will replace The Views in about three years’ time.

Work underway on groundbreaking Vancouver Island long-term care home

First-of-its-kind Comox facility will cater to all seniors, including those living with dementia

According to Providence, the long-term home will replace The Views in about three years’ time.
MARS’ Assistant Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation Kiersten Shylan is a few weeks away from having to move from her home of four years. Photo courtesy Kiersten Shylan

MARS Wildlife Rehab Manager affected by housing crisis

‘A single, working professional like myself doesn’t have a lot of options’ — Kiersten Shyian

MARS’ Assistant Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation Kiersten Shylan is a few weeks away from having to move from her home of four years. Photo courtesy Kiersten Shylan
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
The walk was followed by a sharing circle at the CVAG Plaza, from left: Sharon Karsten, Christopher Hauschildt and Nadine Bariteau. Scott Stanfield photo

Vancouver Island officials walk in the footsteps of our burgeoning drug crisis

Comox Valley Art Gallery exercise tackles toxic drug crisis by bringing officials to the streets

The walk was followed by a sharing circle at the CVAG Plaza, from left: Sharon Karsten, Christopher Hauschildt and Nadine Bariteau. Scott Stanfield photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Co-Chairs Arzeena Hamir and Brad Unger at the project site in Campbell River known as Block J. Photo courtesy CSWM

Construction starts at Campbell River composting facility

Facility to service 30,000 homes in Campbell River and Comox Valley areas

Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Co-Chairs Arzeena Hamir and Brad Unger at the project site in Campbell River known as Block J. Photo courtesy CSWM
Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell

To make a long story short: B.C. musician publishes book of one-sentence stories

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox adds ‘published author’ to his portfolio

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell
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
A Comox Valley man was sentenced in Supreme Court on Monday for a brutal attack on his former spouse in early 2020. Record file photo

Comox Valley man gets five-plus years for box-cutter attack on his ex

Break-in, aggravated assault on former spouse were most serious charges against Clinton Armstrong

A Comox Valley man was sentenced in Supreme Court on Monday for a brutal attack on his former spouse in early 2020. Record file photo