Comox Valley

A car is forced to pull over to the side of the highway  in order to avoid a head-on collision with a truck on Highway 19A Wednesday afternoon.
A car is forced to pull over to the side of the highway  in order to avoid a head-on collision with a truck on Highway 19A Wednesday afternoon.
An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda

VIDEO: Family vacationing on Vancouver Island helps otter escape from drained pool

Family reunions are always memorable occasions - some, more than others. Theo…

An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda
Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone

Courtenay cross country skier brings home two gold medals from 2022 Canadian championships

Strathcona Nordic Ski Club shines at nationals; Carly Ram reached top of podium twice

Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone
Upgrading work has already begun at the Black Creek Community Centre. Photo supplied

Renovations begin at Black Creek Community Centre

The Black Creek Community Centre is getting a major makeover with the…

Upgrading work has already begun at the Black Creek Community Centre. Photo supplied
John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied

Vancouver Island author’s first novel has a broad target audience

‘The Big One’ will have mass appeal to Islanders, adventurists, and others

John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied
Mahasen Salim, Mubarak Salim, Adem Salim Idris, and Munir Mahmoud met Farej Saleh (middle) at the Nanaimo Airport on Feb. 21.

Eritrean refugee arrives in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Friends of Refugees sponsors fifth applicant

Mahasen Salim, Mubarak Salim, Adem Salim Idris, and Munir Mahmoud met Farej Saleh (middle) at the Nanaimo Airport on Feb. 21.
Ken Dimond and his grandson, Eric Staal, share a moment during Ken’s 105th birthday party. Photo by Terry Farrell

The secret to a long life? “Wake up every morning!,” says B.C. man on 105th birthday

Ken Dimond celebrates 105th birthday in Courtenay with friends and family

Ken Dimond and his grandson, Eric Staal, share a moment during Ken’s 105th birthday party. Photo by Terry Farrell
Cecile Doo Kingue, from Montreal, will be playing guitar along with singing. Photo supplied

All-star blues women to headline Vancouver Island MusicFest on first night

Shakura S’Aida is bringing many friends to the Comox Valley to sing and play the blues

Cecile Doo Kingue, from Montreal, will be playing guitar along with singing. Photo 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
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com

Taj Mahal returning to Vancouver Island MusicFest stage

Executive producer Doug Cox is bringing back one of the greatest blues…

Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
Island Voices (seen here during a Campbell River concert in November, 2021) will perform in both Campbell River and Courtenay in March. Photo supplied

Island Voices holding concerts in Campbell River and Courtenay

Alan Brown Special to Black Press In these times, we have often…

Island Voices (seen here during a Campbell River concert in November, 2021) will perform in both Campbell River and Courtenay in March. Photo supplied
Canada’s Cassie Sharpe reacts during the women’s halfpipe finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

B.C. freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe captures silver medal at 2022 Beijing Olympics

Defending event champion turns in strong showing coming off serious injury

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe reacts during the women’s halfpipe finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
An American bushtit finds a meal. Photo by James Mackenzie

MARS Moments: Cherish the hidden world in your garden

Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press Did you know that hummingbirds…

An American bushtit finds a meal. Photo by James Mackenzie
Canada’s Cassie Sharpe competes during the women’s halfpipe qualification at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Island freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe qualifies for Olympic women’s halfpipe final

Defending gold-medallist looks to retain title for Canada

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe competes during the women’s halfpipe qualification at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Black Creek artist Brian Scott created and sold a ball cap with a swastika painted on it. Photo via Facebook

Community enraged after Black Creek artist creates anti-Semitic hat

‘I just did the one, for a biker. I made $20. I needed gas money, so I said ‘sure, I’ll do it.’ ’

Black Creek artist Brian Scott created and sold a ball cap with a swastika painted on it. Photo via Facebook
Letters to the editor.

Letter from Saratoga proponent comes across as intimidating

Dear editor, A counter and an agreement at the same time to…

  • Feb 16, 2022
Letters to the editor.
This man allegedly walked into Cascadia Liquor Store at Crown Isle Plaza and left without paying for his tequila on January 3, 2022. Photo supplied

Tequila thief sought by Comox Valley RCMP

Comox Valley RCMP are looking to identify the man that allegedly walked…

  • Feb 14, 2022
This man allegedly walked into Cascadia Liquor Store at Crown Isle Plaza and left without paying for his tequila on January 3, 2022. Photo supplied
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin

LETTER – Saratoga Speedway development benefits outweigh the negatives

Dear editor, Regarding the ‘Saratoga Speedway Complex Concerned Citizens’ group: I completely…

  • Feb 13, 2022
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin
Comox Valley RCMP cruiser. Photo submitted

Comox Valley RCMP investigate after woman, girl approached separately at bus stops

RCMP remind residents to report suspicious activity

  • Feb 11, 2022
Comox Valley RCMP cruiser. Photo submitted
Saratoga Speedway Dwarf Cars in action. Photo by Doug Waller

LETTER – Black Creek’s anti-RV park group fails to see the bigger picture

Dear editor, Some “concerned citizens” of Black Creek are trying to halt…

  • Feb 11, 2022
Saratoga Speedway Dwarf Cars in action. Photo by Doug Waller