Scott Stanfield

Courtenay acting school shoots five-minute ‘dramedy’

Courtenay acting school Sitka Stage & Screen recently shot a five-minute 'dramedy' called Truth Bomb, about a trio of high school students who get in trouble with their power-hungry principal for something they only sort of did.

Parksville Royals Baseball Club hosts bantam tryouts in Comox

The Parksville Royals Baseball Club is hosting tryouts for bantam-age players, March 6 and 7 at the Highland Secondary field in Comox. The bantam age group is 13 and 14 years.

Courtenay councillor leads campaign to reduce building-sector GHG emissions

Courtenay councillor Will Cole-Hamilton wants local governments to carry a little more clout when it comes to reducing building-sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Courtenay council considers bike-friendly 17th Street design

At committee of the whole Feb. 22, Courtenay council directed the city to complete a 17th Street design that incorporates protected bike lanes with curb extensions. The design is in keeping with the Connecting Courtenay Cycling Network Plan, which recommends a painted buffered bike lane on 17th to provide a continuous east-west connection between the 17th Street Bridge, Willemar Avenue and Cumberland Road, with access to the Riverway Trail.

Comox Valley entrepreneur develops clean drinking water system

'We will use our privilege to help those less fortunate.'

Courtenay council approves Extreme Weather Shelter

The Connect Warming Centre at 685 Cliffe Ave. will operate an Extreme Weather Shelter until the end of March, as approved Monday (Feb. 22) by Courtenay council.

Courtenay housing proposal stalls at third reading

After hearing concerns from the neighbourhood, Courtenay council voted to postpone third reading of a housing proposal until it further discusses details with the developer.

Comox Valley homeless count indicates increase in numbers

The provincial government provided Courtenay council with final data from the Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count conducted in the Comox Valley last March. The local exercise identified 132 individuals experiencing homelessness. The 2018 count identified 117 people.

Courtenay councillor proposes project to reduce speed in Crown Isle

At its Feb. 16 meeting, Courtenay council approved a resolution from Manno Theos for staff to report on a reduced speed limit pilot project in Crown Isle, where residents have expressed concern about speeding drivers. The project would last three years.

Comox Valley nordic skier enjoying life as an elite athlete

A nordic skier from the Comox Valley is reaching new heights in his sport as he lives the life of an elite athlete.

Comox Valley Regional District board approves wood stove rebate hikes

The Comox Valley Regional District board approved Feb. 2 a rebate increase from $700 to $1,000 for those who rid their homes of old woodstoves.

Assessment underlines need for non-market housing in Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District established a Homelessness Supports Service (HSS) in 2015 to channel funds to non-profits to address homelessness throughout the region. Since then, the service has enabled the construction of 78 housing units.

CVRD board approves Economic Development Service financial plan

The Comox Valley Regional District is proposing to reduce its financial commitment to the Economic Development Service (EDS) from $1.2 million to $800,000.

Pedestrian crossing to be installed at crest of hill on Courtenay thoroughfare

Professional driver questions safety of having a crosswalk at the top of Ryan Road hill

Comox Valley Transition Society receives $300,000 from province

The province is providing the Comox Valley Transition Society with $300,000 to convert two beds from private to publicly funded — which will make treatment more accessible to a greater number of people.

Comox couple hopes to open non-medical cannabis store in Courtenay

The applicants of a proposed cannabis shop at the Crown Isle shopping centre were the only participants at a virtual public hearing, hosted Monday (Feb. 8) by the City of Courtenay.

Comox Valley Aquatic Centre expected to open in fall

The Comox Valley Regional District has managed to keep the Sports Centre open during the coronavirus pandemic. The district plans on undertaking improvements to the Aquatic Centre in spring and summer, and anticipates re-opening the facility in the fall, pending further wrinkles with COVID.

Comox Valley farmers face massive insurance hikes

Many factors cause increased premiums

Comox Valley Salvation Army encourages people to come in from the cold

With dropping temperatures, the Salvation Army encourages those without a roof over their head to drop by Family Services in Courtenay, where they will be provided with warm clothing.

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