Scott Stanfield

Comox Valley Regional District to raise concerns about old-growth logging

The Comox Valley Regional District board received a resolution from Area B director Arzeena Hamir regarding the protection of old-growth forests in B.C. The idea was to forward the resolution to the Union of B.C. municipalities, but the City of Nanaimo has already forwarded a similar resolution to the 2021 UBCM convention.

Grant funds would provide urgent, temporary support to homeless in Comox Valley

At its April 13 meeting, the Comox Valley Regional District board agreed to apply to the Union of B.C. Municipalities for a $1.25 million grant to provide urgent and temporary support to unsheltered homeless populations.

Non-profit plans musical renaissance in the Comox Valley

A non-profit society hopes to keep musical theatre alive this summer in the Comox Valley.

Roadside waste collection proposed in rural areas of Comox Valley

Pending results of the upcoming Alternate Approval Process (AAP), a rural roadside waste collection service will cost $200-$250 per household per year. The fee would replace the existing cost to manage waste through landfill tipping fees or through a private service.

Comox Valley Water Treatment Project nears completion

The Comox Valley Water Treatment Project is more than 85 per cent complete, with $108 million of the $126 million budget spent.

Emergency personnel respond to man on fire in wooded area of Courtenay

A man was badly burned in the early morning hours Tuesday, April 13 in a wooded area off a walkway next to the Station youth housing facility (formerly Abbeyfield House), near the City of Courtenay public works yard.

Courtenay-Alberni MP outlines priorities for federal budget

Universal pharmacare, affordable housing and Pacific wild salmon are some of the priorities of Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns for the federal government's 2021 budget, to be tabled April19.

Courtenay council approves third reading of financial plan

At its April 6 meeting, Courtenay council approved a recommended residential tax class rate of 2.9890 and a commercial tax rate multiplier of 3.50 in order to generate property tax revenues of $26.302 million, as identified in the 2021–2025 financial plan.

Toxic drug-related deaths a national health emergency: Courtenay council

Following the lead of Prince George, Courtenay council agreed to advocate for solutions at a national level to help curb the toxic drug supply that is poisoning communities across Canada.

Landlord of problem house addresses questions from Courtenay council

Courtenay council met Tuesday, April 6 with the owner of a problem house that was raided by police March 4.

Comox Valley Community Health Network to be funded for another term

The Comox Valley Regional District board has approved a three-year funding agreement for the continued development and progress of the Comox Valley Community Health Network. Island Health will provide $240,000 for its next term from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024.

Non-profit highlights untapped potential of dormant Island railway

The Friends of Rails toTrails-Vancouver Island (FORT-VI) has asked the Comox Valley Regional District to support a high-level cost study to convert the E&N corridor to trail.

Nutrition Coupon Program benefits Courtenay residents

Last year, the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) provided $27,405 to Courtenay. In turn, the Comox Valley Family Services Association Healthy Families Program provided coupons to lower-income pregnant women, and to families and seniors, to purchase fruit, vegetables and other products at the local market.

Comox Valley RCMP identifies priority issues for Courtenay

The Comox Valley RCMP, in consult with Courtenay council, has identified crime reduction as one of six community priority issues for the city.

Courtenay warming centre to continue as shelter through April

Courtenay council gave the green light Monday to allow the Connect Warming Centre (685 Cliffe Ave.) to continue operating as an emergency overnight shelter from April 1-30. The licence had originally expired at the end of March, but BC Housing secured funding for another month during the provincial state of emergency.

Courtenay-based writers’ federation receives funding boost

The Courtenay-based Federation of B.C. Writers is among the organizations in line to receive an arts infrastructure grant in the latest round of funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.

Multi-use trail under construction on Back Road in Comox Valley

A multi-use trail is under construction along the east side of Back Road between McDonald Road and Sahtloot Crescent.

DFO investigates alleged illegal dump of herring in Deep Bay

A conservation group says a boat illegally dumped a load of herring in Deep Bay, but a career commercial herring fisherman says the alleged dump is par for the course.

Youth support service coming to Comox Valley

A support service tailored for young people 12-24 years is coming to the Comox Valley.

Vicious dog attack leaves Courtenay woman with broken arm

Senior has rods put in her arm after being bitten while walking

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