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Comox Valley joins Forest March BC

Concerned citizens want ban on old growth logging

Comox Valley Regional District 2021 tax requisition plans for decrease

The Comox Valley Regional District board approved third reading of the 2021-2025 financial plan bylaw, which proposes a slight tax decrease this year compared to the 2020 requisition.

Comox Valley Regional District to determine rural garbage service via AAP

The CVRD board has agreed to use the Alternative Approval Process (AAP) to determine if the public wishes to establish a rural roadside garbage/recycling collection service.

Courtenay council opts for new public hearing for housing project

A new public hearing will be held about a revised design for a housing proposal at 2700 Mission Rd., in the vicinity of the hospital, North Island College and Queneesh Elementary.

Courtenay neighbourhood divided over secondary suite application

At its March 15 meeting, Courtenay council approved second reading of an application to add a secondary suite at 2129 Blue Jay Place, near Isfeld Secondary and the Crown Isle shopping centre. Feedback from neighbours has been mixed. Concerns are largely about traffic and on-street parking.

Courtenay basketball players listed among top 15 in B.C.

Two basketball players at Isfeld Secondary in Courtenay have been listed in the Varsity Letters top 15 prospects for B.C. triple-A schools for the 2021-22 season.

Courtenay marathoner donates $100K to Vancouver hospital project

Dr. Janet Green has donated $100,000 to the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation after undergoing a successful fourth shoulder surgery at the Vancouver hospital last May.

Officials laud efforts of Comox Valley Community Health Network

In its three years of existence, the Comox Valley Community Health Network has partnered with various organizations undertaking projects for the betterment of the community.

Changes coming to Cumberland Ambulance Station

The Cumberland Ambulance Station is undergoing some changes which, according to its governing body, will result in regular, permanent paramedic jobs.

Ice needs not being met for all Comox Valley groups

The Comox Valley Recreation Commission is considering changes to its Ice Use Allocation Policy to better reflect the needs of the community.

Comox hockey star named captain of WHL team

Comox Valley Minor Hockey product Logan Nijhoff has been named captain of the Regina Pats major junior club. He is the 80th captain of the team that competes in the east division of the Western Hockey League (WHL) .

Trial date approaches for owner of unsightly properties in Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District initiated provincial court prosecutions last year against three properties owned by Amandio Santos, with an upcoming trial date of April 29 and 30.

Holiday Inn Express proposed near Chances Casino Courtenay

The City of Courtenay has received a mixed bag of opinions about a Holiday Inn Express proposed at the corner of Hunt and Ryan roads, opposite of Chances Casino.

Citizens march in Courtenay in name of old-growth rainforests

The Comox Valley is one of the B.C. communities engaged in mobilization efforts to put a stop to old-growth logging, and to reform forestry in the province.

Carriage house proposal draws mixed reviews in Courtenay neighbourhood

On March 1, Courtenay council approved second reading of a rezoning for a secondary residence at 2011 Cummings Rd., near the intersection of McDonald and Lerwick roads. The owners intend to move into the carriage house while their son, daughter-in-law and baby move into the larger house.

Construction on hold at Crown Isle Shopping Centre

PetSmart opened for business in January at the Crown Isle Shopping Centre, but the pandemic has waylaid construction on the remaining section of the third and final phase of the mall.

Courtenay Fire Department gets creative

Due to public health orders resulting from COVID, the Courtenay Fire Department needed to find creative ways last year to ensure public safety while protecting its members from exposure to the virus.

Courtenay council approves seventh cannabis retailer

Coast Range Cannabis to open second store in the Comox Valley

Courtenay Legion unites with Qualicum to help homeless veterans

Last year's Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count conducted in the Comox Valley identified 132 individuals who were experiencing homelessness.

Courtenay skateboarder selected to first-ever national team

A young man from Courtenay is among 12 athletes who have been selected to Canada's first-ever national skateboard team.

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