Scott Stanfield

Comox Valley Regional District directors discuss transit, Wood Mountain, chair’s salary

Pending approval of the CVRD board, the cost of HandyDART passes in the Comox Valley will jump from $52 to $55 in April. Regional district directors at committee of the whole Dec. 10 approved the recommended increase, which will align with the cost of an adult monthly pass for conventional transit.

Comox Valley Regional District directors add voices to drug crisis

Comox Valley Regional District directors have agreed to forward to the provincial government two resolutions about the illicit drug crisis that is killing people, locally and in other B.C. communities.

Provincial funds support wood smoke reduction in Comox Valley

The Environment Ministry is providing the Comox Valley Regional District with $29,000 from its wood stove exchange program, which helps to replace old, smoky wood stoves with cleaner burning models.

Strong start for rebuilding Courtenay basketball team

The Isfeld Ice senior boys basketball team is in a rebuilding year, considering the loss of two key starters, and longtime head coach Tom Elwood.

Courtenay council approves third reading for apartment proposal

Courtenay council has approved third reading of a zoning amendment that would permit a Victoria company to build a pair of apartment buildings near the hospital at Mission Road and Veterans Memorial Way. Woodsmere Holdings proposes to construct two, four-storey buildings containing a combined 94 apartments: 16 three-bedrooms, 46 two-bedrooms and 32 one-bedrooms.

Courtenay council supports Project Watershed fundraiser

At its Dec. 2 meeting, Courtenay council agreed to contribute $387.71 (equal to the facility rental fee) to Project Watershed to cover the cost of holding a fundraiser at the Native Sons Hall. Next May, the non-profit will host Painting by the Numbers to raise money for the Kus-kus-sum project, which aims to purchase and restore the former Field Sawmill site to its natural state.

Comox Valley Road Runners Learn to Run Clinic starts Jan. 18

The Comox Valley Road Runners annual Learn to Run Clinic presents an opportunity to commit to an active lifestyle in 2020.

Vancouver Island MusicFest seeks funding support from local governments

Vancouver Island MusicFest generates about $4.2 million a year to the Comox Valley economy, according to organizers of the annual gathering at the exhibition grounds. At 26 years and counting, that exceeds $100 million.

Courtenay couple holds senior governments accountable for drug crisis

By holding senior governments accountable for a "staggering loss of life," John and Jennifer Hedican hope to change the way municipal councils respond to the illicit drug crisis.

Proposed bylaw intends to curb misbehaviour at Courtenay properties

At its Monday meeting, Courtenay council approved third reading of a bylaw that could be a potential avenue to hold property owners accountable for their behaviour.

Wood Mountain clean-up complete

The mess at the abandoned ski hill site at Wood Mountain on Forbidden Plateau has been cleaned up for good.

Comox Valley business addresses visual challenges

A business that helps people overcome visual challenges is celebrating its first year in the Comox Valley.

Routine pathology tests still conducted locally: Island Health

A citizens group is requesting Island Health to reinstate clinical pathology testing, and to hire a third general pathologist at the Campbell River Hospital.

Residents speak out against apartment proposal near Courtenay hospital

Courtenay council chambers were packed Monday for a public hearing about an apartment complex proposal across from the hospital at the corner of Mission Road and Veterans Memorial Way.

Comox Valley tent event a reminder of housing crisis

A Survival Drive that culminated with a tent event generated a large donation of tents and clothing for vulnerable individuals in the Comox Valley.

Comox Valley Farmers’ Market feeling squeezed for space

The Comox Valley Farmers' Market is feeling the squeeze at the Exhibition Grounds.

Hornby Island hopes for year-round bus service

A warm welcome awaits those who ride the summer bus on Hornby Island.

Critical infrastructure project in Courtenay nearing AAP

Courtenay council has approved third reading of a loan authorization bylaw for the $4.1 million Greenwood Trunk Connection to the sanitary sewer system.

VIU soccer teams win silver at collegiate nationals

The VIU Mariners men's and women's soccer teams both had runner-up finishes at their respective national championships.