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Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

 

Soprano Jennifer Rasor will join the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra and fellow opera singers Michael MacKinnon and Shanté Horlick to perform selections from popular operas at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay on Dec. 11. Photo submitted

Strathcona Symphony Orchestra invites you to a Night at the Opera

A trio of opera singers will join in a presentation of a selection of operas

  • Nov 1, 2022

 

School District 71 office

Vancouver Island school board trustee candidate distributing anti-SOGI material

A candidate for one of Courtenay’s two School District 71 trustee positions…

 

Courtenay’s Nicole Havrda is training to compete in Formula 3. Photo by Mercedes-Benz Canada.
Courtenay’s Nicole Havrda is training to compete in Formula 3. Photo by Mercedes-Benz Canada.
Jody Wilson-Raybould has been named the 2022 recipient to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo supplied

Jody Wilson-Raybould the latest inductee to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

The Comox Valley Walk of Achievement committee is pleased to announce the…

Jody Wilson-Raybould has been named the 2022 recipient to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo supplied
Derek Edwards. Submitted photo

Comedian Derek Edwards ready to bury his head in Vancouver Island sand

Award-winning Canadian comic will perform ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’

  • Sep 8, 2022
Derek Edwards. Submitted photo
Bindercon 2022 - an annual memorial sasquatch conference is set for the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay in October. Facebook photo

B.C. sasquatch researcher’s memory lives on with bigfoot conference

‘Humans of the night’ and Dr. John Bindernagel to be celebrated in Courtenay this fall

Bindercon 2022 - an annual memorial sasquatch conference is set for the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay in October. Facebook photo
Master carver Bill Henderson will be joined by his nephews Junior and Greg Henderson in an exhibition at Courtenay’s Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery entitled “Looking After a Legacy: Through the Grains of Cedar” Sept. 3 to Dec. 31. Photo contributed

Exhibit celebrates the cultural legacy of the Henderson family

Exhibition brings fresh insight into a life-long commitment to their cultural heritage.

  • Aug 25, 2022
Master carver Bill Henderson will be joined by his nephews Junior and Greg Henderson in an exhibition at Courtenay’s Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery entitled “Looking After a Legacy: Through the Grains of Cedar” Sept. 3 to Dec. 31. Photo contributed
There is a 60-year reunion on Aug. 27 for all classmates of Courtenay High School in 1962. Photos supplied

Courtenay High School celebrating a 60th anniversary reunion for 1962 classmates

The 60th Courtenay High School Reunion committee is inviting all classmates from…

  • Aug 10, 2022
There is a 60-year reunion on Aug. 27 for all classmates of Courtenay High School in 1962. Photos supplied
The dual sunroofs were completely destroyed in the hailstorm. Photo supplied

VIDEO: B.C. mayor, family shaken after hail the size of grapefruits falls in Alberta

Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells and his family are safe, but their van…

The dual sunroofs were completely destroyed in the hailstorm. Photo supplied
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
The proposed boundaries for the new electoral areas add part of Courtenay to the North Island-Powell River riding. Photo courtesy Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia

North Island-Powell River riding to include part of Courtenay in proposed boundary shift

Nanaimo population growth caused Courtenay-Alberni, North Island-Powell River ridings to shift south

The proposed boundaries for the new electoral areas add part of Courtenay to the North Island-Powell River riding. Photo courtesy Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia
Atlas’s seafood chowder is one of the star’s of the episode. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island restaurant featured on Big Food Bucket List

Food Network show’s episode filmed at the Atlas Cafe in Courtenay airs this month

Atlas’s seafood chowder is one of the star’s of the episode. Photo supplied
Six residents at The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1, according to Island Health. (Google Streetview)

3 new Vancouver Island care home outbreaks begin, 4 others end

New COVID-19 outbreaks in Saanich, Salt Spring Island

Six residents at The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1, according to Island Health. (Google Streetview)
Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo

Sleepless Vancouver Islanders grumpy over early morning street sweeping

Courtenay resident upset about street cleaning starting around 5:30 a.m. twice a week

Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo
Before hibernation, Vancouver Island marmots are nearly twice their springtime weight, averaging about 6.5kg. Photo submitted by NIWRA

VIDEO: Island marmots get a check-up and find their shadow on Groundhog Day

Vancouver Island marmot population rebounds, as Violet calls for 6 more weeks of winter

Before hibernation, Vancouver Island marmots are nearly twice their springtime weight, averaging about 6.5kg. Photo submitted by NIWRA
The Comox Valley RCMP is currently searching for William Roberts, 90, who is missing from Courtenay. Photo submitted

UPDATE: 90-year-old missing man has been located

Comox Valley RCMP seeking help in locating William Roberts

The Comox Valley RCMP is currently searching for William Roberts, 90, who is missing from Courtenay. Photo submitted
This trailer, situated between two houses on Muir Road, was destroyed by fire Saturday night, Jan. 15. According to eyewitnesses, everyone escaped unharmed. Photo by Terry Farrell

UPDATED: Fire destroys trailer in Courtenay

Article updated Jan. 17 with comments from Courtenay Fire Department *** Fire…

This trailer, situated between two houses on Muir Road, was destroyed by fire Saturday night, Jan. 15. According to eyewitnesses, everyone escaped unharmed. Photo by Terry Farrell
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.
A paramedic carries a rescued cat away from the structure fire at Grant Avenue in Courtenay Tuesday, Dec. 28. Photo by Terry Farrell

Courtenay Fire Department responds to second house fire in 24-hour period

Five people safely escaped a house fire on Grant Avenue and 22…

A paramedic carries a rescued cat away from the structure fire at Grant Avenue in Courtenay Tuesday, Dec. 28. Photo by Terry Farrell
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