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When construction is complete, a seismically upgraded Lake Trail Middle School will include a new wing, teacher collaboration rooms, gender neutral washrooms and a standalone child care facility.
Thomas Drew is not one to toot his own horn, but the young man from Campbell River has been tearing up the links this summer at the Sunnydale Golf Club in Courtenay.
The regional sewage commission will further consider the idea of appointing the Area B director as a temporary, non-voting member when a governance review is completed in September.
A Comox teen who recently broke three national age-group powerlifting records has qualified for the IPL world championships, Oct. 25 in Limerick, Ireland.
Longtime Courtenay residents are bound to know Al Craig.
One man was hospitalized with burns, but the rest of the occupants escaped safely from two houses that caught fire early Saturday morning in Cumberland.
North Island College is moving ahead with initial architectural design work for a new student housing project at its Comox Valley campus.
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is disappointed with the results of a study conducted by the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs about the anti-malaria drug mefloquine.
Vancouver Island North (Zone 2) is sending 451 participants, along with 31 supporters, to the 55+ BC Games next month in Kelowna. A total of 106 participants from the Comox Valley will take part in the multi-sport event that runs from Sept. 10-14.
Emmy Lan won a pair of silver medals at the Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Championships July 27/28 at Panorama Resort in the Kootenays.
In a cabinet shuffle last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Hamilton MP Filomena Tassi Minister for Seniors. The intent was to help government better understand the needs of seniors, and to ensure programs and services respond to Canada's aging population. However, North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney said Tassi is limited as to what she can accomplish because she has no resources.
Nova Scotia-based Crombie REIT has submitted a development permit application for Phase 3 of the Crown Isle Shopping Centre at Lerwick and Ryan roads.
The Comox Valley Regional District has awarded a contract to Knappett Industries to construct an equalization basin (EQ) at the Water Pollution Control Centre. The contract is worth $1,878,062, though the CVRD estimates the final cost of building the basin will be about $3.5 million.
Exterior siding and interior finishings are underway for the new regional district office building at 770 Harmston Ave., next door to the school district office. The two-storey building is 2,105 square metres.
Calum Barr of the Gravity MTB Youth Development Race Team won a silver medal in the U17 division at a downhill mountain bike event last weekend at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
Appraiser says inventory is key
Commercial transportation is the largest contributor to B.C.'s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at 25 per cent. According to FortisBC, the emissions rate in the Comox Valley is 60 per cent.
It's been a wild ride to the provincial tournament for the Comox Valley Wild bantam B lacrosse team.
Courtenay council adopted a bylaw Monday to restrict water bottling in all zones, except where the source is the municipal water supply. Water bottling is considered a manufacturing use, permitted in a handful of zones. There is one company operating a bottling plant in Courtenay. It's located on Rosewell Crescent and uses a multi-staged process to purify the municipal water supply.
Courtenay Council has turned down a second application for a non-medical cannabis retail outlet in the city.