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Comox Valley organization hopes to pilot seasonal warming centre

The Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness has appealed to Courtenay council to find a City-owned building to pilot a seasonal warming centre during the cold-weather months.

Rock climbing facility opens in Courtenay

A rock climbing gym, conducive to any level of climber, has opened in the Comox Valley.

Breathe Clean Air Comox Valley doesn’t buy clean wood pitch

The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association of Canada is promoting a transition to clean wood heating. In a presentation to Courtenay council Oct. 7, board member Jason VanGarderen said wood heat is affordable, and secure in terms of hydro interruptions.

North Island senior loses everything in fatal fire

A Merville pensioner lost his common-law wife and wound up in hospital with smoke inhalation following a Tuesday fire at his apartment building.

Courtenay residential care facility proposes to build affordable housing

The Glacier View Lodge Society has a long-term vision to construct affordable, low-barrier housing at its 42-acre property on Back Road in Courtenay.

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Vehicle flees scene after colliding with motorcycle in Courtenay

A vehicle that collided with a motorcycle left the scene of the collision, Friday at the intersection of 18th and Fitzgerald in Courtenay.

Assailant of senior in Courtenay ordered to stay away from Island

The woman who attacked a senior with dementia this summer in Courtenay has been ordered to live with her mother in Revelstoke, and to stay clear of Vancouver Island, except for court appearances.

Courtenay marathoner looks to join elite company at 70

Gene Dykes and the late Ed Whitlock are the only two people 70 years or older known to have run under three hours in a marathon.

Comox Valley midfielder provides offence for college soccer team

Camryn Curts of the Thompson Rivers University women's soccer team has kicked off the 2019 Canada West season with a goal and an assist.

Group proposes agreement to build trust with Comox Valley Regional District

The Curtis Road Residents Association (CRRA) has proposed a Good Neighbour Agreement between Electoral Area B and the Comox Valley Regional District sewage commission. The agreement sets out expectations pertaining to the sewage treatment plant in terms of odour level, noise and light pollution.

UBCM considers voting age, overdose epidemic

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott made a funding request for widening of shoulders on local roadways during a meeting with Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention last week in Vancouver.

Man pleads guilty to setting fire at Courtenay hostel

21-year-old sentenced to nine months at correctional centre

Riptide grads contribute to VIU victories

Chloe Gummer has kicked off the 2019 Pacific Western Athletic Association soccer season with two goals in six games.

Courtenay college uses former hospital space

North Island College is broadening its horizons to St. Joseph's Hospital in Comox.

Zone 2 fourth in medals at 55+ Games

Zone 2 athletes from Vancouver Island North won a combined 254 medals at the recent 55+ BC Games in Kelowna. They placed fourth overall in the medal count at the annual multi-sport event. The Okanagan-Similkameen and Fraser Valley zones topped the medal standings with 422 and 412, respectively.

Courtenay staff to report about nuisance bylaw

At its Sept. 16 meeting, Courtenay council approved a development permit application - with a provision that the proponent provides charging stations and a transit shelter - for a long-term care facility near the southern entrance to the city. Golden Life Management intends to build an oceanside village at 29th and Cliffe, next to the Courtenay River Estuary. The proposal is to build 83 independent living units, 120 residential care rooms and six hospice units. There will be options for palliative care and medical assistance in dying (MAiD). The company recently submitted a building permit application.

Federation hopes to bring co-op housing to Comox Valley

The number of tents are outweighing the number of 'For Rent' signs in some corners of the province. The situation is a major concern of the Co-operative Housing Federation of B.C., which is on a mission to shelter a greater number of people through a thriving co-operative housing movement.

Comox Valley Cycling Coalition conducts non-vehicle count

The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition conducted a count of non-vehicle crossings over the 5th Street Bridge on two days in August. The group hopes its findings can support the decision-making process for an improved crossing of the Courtenay River.