Comox Valley

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.
File photo
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
Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)

This year’s Vancouver Island MusicFest to virtually showcase beauty of Comox Valley

Returning July 9 through 11 with more than 25 hours of music performances

Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)
Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.

Vancouver Island MusicFest goes virtual for 2021

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

Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.
Alexandra, a student in the North Island, won $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North, for her submission in the Meaning of Home writing contest. Photo supplied

North Island student wins $10,000 for Habitat VIN in writing contest

Donates Samsung Galaxy Tab she won to Indigenous Education

Alexandra, a student in the North Island, won $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North, for her submission in the Meaning of Home writing contest. Photo supplied
Guide Taz finishing the Runway - the final segment of the Eagle’s Flight ZipTour at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Scott Stanfield photo

Speeding over treetops at Mount Washington again an option

Take a ride with our reporter as mountain resort’s zipline open for the season

Guide Taz finishing the Runway - the final segment of the Eagle’s Flight ZipTour at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Scott Stanfield photo
Patrick McKenna is stepping down as executive director for Habitat Vancouver Island North to move closer to family in Nova Scotia. Photo by Karen McKinnon

Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North announces plans to step down

Patrick McKenna, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat…

  • Jun 3, 2021
Patrick McKenna is stepping down as executive director for Habitat Vancouver Island North to move closer to family in Nova Scotia. Photo by Karen McKinnon
Island Health has announced the opening of new youth treatment beds, including the first site with multi-bed capacity in the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Substance use treatment beds for youth added in the Comox Valley and Campbell River

Island Health has announced the opening of new youth treatment beds, including…

Island Health has announced the opening of new youth treatment beds, including the first site with multi-bed capacity in the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Emily, a Habitat homeowner, holds some of the #BidtoBuild donations from 2020. The auction was so successful, Habitat VIN will be doing it again this year. Photo submitted

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North wins national award for online auction

Comox Valley/Campbell River chapter bringing #BidtoBuild Online Auction back this year

Emily, a Habitat homeowner, holds some of the #BidtoBuild donations from 2020. The auction was so successful, Habitat VIN will be doing it again this year. Photo submitted
Comox Valley RCMP responded to a home north of Courtenay Thursday following an incident with an SPCA officer. File photo

UPDATE: Body discovered in Comox harbour identified as male

Body retrieved from shallow water below former hospital

  • Apr 28, 2021
Comox Valley RCMP responded to a home north of Courtenay Thursday following an incident with an SPCA officer. File photo
Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied

Courtenay fossil hunter finds ancient turtle on local river

The specimen will now make its home at the Royal BC Museum

Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied
Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied

Courtenay fossil hunter finds ancient turtle on local river

The specimen will now make its home at the Royal BC Museum

Russ Ball (left) and some of the team show off the specimen after they were able to remove it Friday. Photo supplied
This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com

VIDEO: Thieves steal truck from Black Creek car lot by towing it away

Have you seen a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 in your neighbourhood in…

This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com