Scott Stanfield

Seismic upgrades on horizon at Courtenay school

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.

Drew defends men’s championship, wins Tillicum

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.

Area B participation on sewage commission still up in air

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.

Comox powerlifter qualifies for world championships

A Comox teen who recently broke three national age-group powerlifting records has qualified for the IPL world championships, Oct. 25 in Limerick, Ireland.

Support worker needed for autistic man

Longtime Courtenay residents are bound to know Al Craig.

Two houses catch fire in Cumberland

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.

Student housing project enters design phase

North Island College is moving ahead with initial architectural design work for a new student housing project at its Comox Valley campus.

Blaney disappointed with VA committee study

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.

55+ BC Games continue to grow

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.

Lan reaches podium twice at nationals

Emmy Lan won a pair of silver medals at the Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Championships July 27/28 at Panorama Resort in the Kootenays.

Blaney advocates for seniors ministry, strategy

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.

Phase 3 of shopping centre includes two buildings

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.

Knappett awarded EQ contract

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.

New district office should be ready late in year

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.

Barr takes second at downhill event

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.

Construction values dip slightly

Appraiser says inventory is key

Fortis encourages transition to CNG, RNG

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.

Bantam Wild secures spot at lacrosse provincials

It's been a wild ride to the provincial tournament for the Comox Valley Wild bantam B lacrosse team.

Council restricts water bottling, adopts Urban Forest Strategy

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 denies second cannabis retail application

Courtenay Council has turned down a second application for a non-medical cannabis retail outlet in the city.