Comox Valley

Rachel Blaney is running for re-election as the NDP candidate for North Island-Powell River. Photo supplied

NDP Candidate says ‘things are changing… and we need consistency’

Rachel Blaney running for re-election in North Island-Powell River

Rachel Blaney is running for re-election as the NDP candidate for North Island-Powell River. Photo supplied
Jessica Wegg is running as the Green Party candidate for North Island - Powell River in the 2021 federal election. Photo supplied

North Island-Powell River Green Party candidate sees climate as only issue in election

Jessica Wegg’s background in human rights law has prepared her to make institutional changes

Jessica Wegg is running as the Green Party candidate for North Island - Powell River in the 2021 federal election. Photo supplied
The Crash To Pass feature race included 15-foot fibreglass boats. Photo by Douglas Waller

Record-setting crowd at Saratoga Speedway on weekend

Crash to Pass event featured fibreglass boats for maximum carnage

The Crash To Pass feature race included 15-foot fibreglass boats. Photo by Douglas Waller
Comox Valley RCMP are seeking assistance in locating Darrell Featherstone. Photo via Twitter

Tragic end to search for missing Vancouver Island man

The search for Darrell Featherstone has come to a tragic conclusion. On…

  • Aug 12, 2021
Comox Valley RCMP are seeking assistance in locating Darrell Featherstone. Photo via Twitter
Comox Valley RCMP are seeking assistance in locating Darrell Featherstone. Photo via Twitter

Vancouver Island RCMP seek assistance locating missing man

Comox Valley man has not been seen since Aug. 6

  • Aug 10, 2021
Comox Valley RCMP are seeking assistance in locating Darrell Featherstone. Photo via Twitter
North Island College’s new Computer Information Systems certificate begins this fall. Learn more at www.nic.bc.ca/stem. Photo supplied

North Island College expanding access to computer information systems certificate

North island College’s computer information systems certificate is launching this fall with…

  • Aug 10, 2021
North Island College’s new Computer Information Systems certificate begins this fall. Learn more at www.nic.bc.ca/stem. Photo supplied
Graeme Johnston of Denman Island has been very ill after exposure to bacteria more typically found in tropical waters. Photo supplied

Denman Island man’s infection from rare bacteria raising questions

Graeme Johnston was likely exposed in ocean after suffering leg wound, says wife

Graeme Johnston of Denman Island has been very ill after exposure to bacteria more typically found in tropical waters. Photo supplied
Courtenay athlete Sean Hayes had an impressive professional debut on the strongman circuit, placing third at the 2021 Canada’s Strongest Man, SPhoto supplied

Vancouver Islander is Canada’s third Strongest Man

Courtenay athlete Sean Hayes finishes third in first-ever professional competition

Courtenay athlete Sean Hayes had an impressive professional debut on the strongman circuit, placing third at the 2021 Canada’s Strongest Man, SPhoto supplied
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

Three electoral areas of the northern part of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Elections BC
The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Summer Show that will take place on the BC Day holiday weekend, July 31 to Aug. 2. File photo
The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Summer Show that will take place on the BC Day holiday weekend, July 31 to Aug. 2. File photo
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
Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. Photo supplied
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
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.