Comox Valley

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

 

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

 

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…

 

Deborah Banks and Dale Miller won $500,000 in the Aug. 20, 2021 Lotto Max draw. Photo supplied.

Vancouver Island co-workers share $500,000 lottery win

Comox Valley co-workers Deborah Banks and Dale Miller are sharing feelings of…

  • Sep 23, 2021
Deborah Banks and Dale Miller won $500,000 in the Aug. 20, 2021 Lotto Max draw. Photo supplied.
Comox Valley Record reporter Erin Haluschak is up for a Jack Webster Award. Photo by Terry Farrell

Black Press Media reporter up for a Jack Webster Award

Erin Haluschak named a finalist for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Reporting

Comox Valley Record reporter Erin Haluschak is up for a Jack Webster Award. Photo by Terry Farrell
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.

Two-time B.C. heart transplant recipient urges COVID vaccine opponents to reconsider

Vancouver Island man asks people to consider the greater good

Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
A three-year-old girl was playing mini-golf with her brother and family when a rock dislodged from above and hit her at Mount Washington Alpine Resort Friday. Black Press file photo

Girl, 3, dies from falling rock at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

The girl was playing mini-golf with her brother and family when a rock dislodged from above

A three-year-old girl was playing mini-golf with her brother and family when a rock dislodged from above and hit her at Mount Washington Alpine Resort Friday. Black Press file photo
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
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
Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. 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
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
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.