Comox Valley

Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man wins a $1-million Maxmillions prize

A Courtenay man is a million dollars richer, after buying a lottery…

  • Jul 27, 2021

 

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

 

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

 

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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Workers on the Douglas Highway repair city water mains on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted to put a $15 million bond package on the ballot for the municipal election in October. The bonds would pay for a number of future city repair and maintenance projects like the one seen here. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

EDITORIAL: Obey the Cone Zone; give highway workers a brake

BC Cone Zone campaign asks drivers to slow down and to pay attention to traffic control instructions

  • May 19, 2021
Workers on the Douglas Highway repair city water mains on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted to put a $15 million bond package on the ballot for the municipal election in October. The bonds would pay for a number of future city repair and maintenance projects like the one seen here. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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
This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com

VIDEO: B.C. car dealer posts clip of thieves towing a truck right off his lot

Video shows one white truck towing another off Vancouver Island lot

This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com
A rehabilitated swan refamiliarizes itself with its natural surroundings, after being released by the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society. Tanja Kerr, who originally reported the injured swan to MARS, was invited to attend the release ceremony. Photo by Tanja Kerr

Four months later, rehabilitated Vancouver Island swan released

Woman who discovered bird with broken wing takes part as it is freed into the Courtenay estuary

A rehabilitated swan refamiliarizes itself with its natural surroundings, after being released by the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society. Tanja Kerr, who originally reported the injured swan to MARS, was invited to attend the release ceremony. Photo by Tanja Kerr
A Comox Valley RCMP office discusses the situation with a maskless woman after she and the other woman in the photo forced themselves into the My Tech Guys outlet on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay, defying public health orders. Photo supplied.

RCMP called after anti-maskers force way into B.C. business

Police called after women barge into Courtenay shop while loudly playing anti-vaccine videos

A Comox Valley RCMP office discusses the situation with a maskless woman after she and the other woman in the photo forced themselves into the My Tech Guys outlet on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay, defying public health orders. Photo supplied.
Art boxes, like this one Ann Zanbilowicz had built for the Kye Bay neighbourhood, are popping up all over the Comox Valley. The boxes allow artists to exhibit their work. New pieces are placed in the box regularly, for your viewing pleasure.

New public art boxes providing a window into Vancouver Island’s creative soul

New Comox Valley-based initiative gives artists a COVID-safe way to exhibit their work

Art boxes, like this one Ann Zanbilowicz had built for the Kye Bay neighbourhood, are popping up all over the Comox Valley. The boxes allow artists to exhibit their work. New pieces are placed in the box regularly, for your viewing pleasure.