Comox Valley

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
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca

B.C. death doula’s mission is to transform how we think and talk about death

‘There is such a thing as a good death - if you plan for it’

Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Dana Collins, Managing Director of The Juniper Collective, named to the 2021 list of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network (CNW Group/The Juniper Collective)

Black Creek’s Dana Collins listed among Canada’s most powerful women

Forestry consultant making a name for bringing inclusion/diversity to the industry

Dana Collins, Managing Director of The Juniper Collective, named to the 2021 list of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network (CNW Group/The Juniper Collective)
Citing staffing issues, Island Health has closed the outpatient lab at 307A 14 St., Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Staff shortages shutter third Island Health Comox Valley outpatient lab

Situation temporary, but Courtenay satellite will remain closed until staffing issues addressed

  • Oct 26, 2021
Citing staffing issues, Island Health has closed the outpatient lab at 307A 14 St., Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, MusicFest will return in 2022. Photo by Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island MusicFest returning in 2022

Comox Valley-based music staple planning for a ‘normal’ event next summer

Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, MusicFest will return in 2022. Photo by Terry Farrell
Bob Plumb, shown before requiring numerous surgeries to repair damages to his face as a result of a machete assault in downtown Courtenay in 2019. Bob died on June 12, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Family of Courtenay machete attack victim dealing with fact charges may never be laid

RCMP made an arrest in attack on 89-year-old; suspect released due to lack of evidence

Bob Plumb, shown before requiring numerous surgeries to repair damages to his face as a result of a machete assault in downtown Courtenay in 2019. Bob died on June 12, 2021. (Photo submitted)
Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. File photo by Mark Seal

Wind warning issued for Courtenay to Campbell River

Environment Canada warning of winds up to 70 km/h; easing off later this afternoon

Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. File photo by Mark Seal
Miracle Beach Provincial Park. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Miracle Beach Provincial Park to receive infrastructure upgrades

BC Parks announces $100k in improvements, including increased accessibility and flow track

Miracle Beach Provincial Park. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
NIC is celebrating Thrive Month throughout October with a range of activities to support mental health and well-being. Photo by Kim Stallknecht

North Island College Thrive Month supports student mental health

Thrive Month is taking place at North Island College through the month…

NIC is celebrating Thrive Month throughout October with a range of activities to support mental health and well-being. Photo by Kim Stallknecht
Sparks fly during a Crash to Pass race at Saratoga Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 25. Photo by Doug Waller

Season champions crowned at Saratoga on Saturday

By Doug Waller Special to Black Press Die-hard race fans braved the…

  • Sep 27, 2021
Sparks fly during a Crash to Pass race at Saratoga Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 25. Photo by Doug Waller