Scott Stanfield

Comox Valley Cycling Coalition advocates wider bridge

If a 6th Street multi-use bridge ever comes into fruition, the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition hopes it will be widened a little further than what's being proposed.

Comox Valley organization hopes to restart food program

In a Monday presentation to Courtenay council, the LUSH Valley Food Action Society requested $100,000 to help restart the Good Food Box Program for Vulnerable Citizens. The group hopes the money could be provided through government's Safe Restart funding program.

Courtenay council gives green light to next Habitat build

Courtenay council adopted a bylaw to allow Habitat for Humanity to construct 12 homes at 1375 Piercy Ave. The project will consist of a trio of four-unit townhomes.

Hornby/Denman group lobbies for high-speed internet infrastructure

A working group has appealed to rural directors to help bring high-speed fibre optic internet infrastructure to Hornby and Denman islands, which fall within Area A of the Comox Valley Regional District.

Transit service to expand during Courtenay bridge rehabilitation

The Comox Valley Regional District board approved a 3,000-hour transit service expansion to address the impacts of upcoming work to rehabilitate the 5th Street Bridge, and for increased frequency on route number one.

Aerial spray planned in Courtenay to eradicate gypsy moth

The B.C. Forest Ministry is planning an aerial spray treatment this spring in Courtenay in an effort to eradicate a gypsy moth population.

Grant opportunity available for Comox Valley Sports Centre upgrades

Area A director Daniel Arbour was acclaimed chair of the Comox Valley Recreation Commission, retaining the position he held over the past year, while Comox director Maureen Swift was elected vice-chair at the inaugural commission meeting Tuesday.

Courtenay council grants third reading to pub/condo proposal

At the Jan. 11 meeting, Courtenay council approved third reading for a pub/condo proposal at 2355 Mansfield Dr. near the Air Park.

Comox Valley retired sergeant advocates for homeless veterans

A Royal Canadian Legion program — Operation Leave The Streets Behind — assists homeless veterans across the country. A veteran is identified as any person serving or who has served in the Canadian Forces or the RCMP.

Comox Valley native named assistant coach of NHL team

After three seasons of coaching in a minor developmental league, Brett McLean is stepping up to the highest rung of professional hockey.

Snowshoes a hot-ticket item in the Comox Valley

The ski season is in its early stages, and snowshoe sales are through the roof at Mount Washington and at Comox Valley businesses.

Comox Valley thrift store could return to original location

The last two years have been a struggle for the Comox Valley Transition Society. A fire in January, 2019 destroyed the Too Good To Be Threw thrift store, which had been the main source of income for the organization that supports women, children and families. The CVTS opened a pair of smaller thrift stores in Courtenay, but business has been a struggle since the coronavirus hit.

Sustainable Comox Valley Regional District building includes solar panels

The new Comox Valley Regional District building has incorporated a number of sustainable features, such as 45 rooftop solar panels.

Campbell River mayor takes MP to task on advocacy claims

Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams was taken aback by a statement from Rachel Blaney about working through the holidays to address a federal government decision to phase out salmon farming activities in the Discovery Islands.

Port Hardy final destination of long-distance walk

A 40-year-old Alberta firefighter is on the final stretch of a 1,500-kilometre walk to honour his family and to raise money for cancer research.

EDITORIAL: Comox Valley needs another supportive housing complex

It appears the dust has settled since The Junction supportive housing complex opened in Courtenay in the spring of 2019.

Head-on collision Christmas Day in Courtenay

A head-on collision happened near the intersection of Highway 19A and Smith Road on Christmas Day.

Courtenay basketball star commits to Ontario university

Harriette Mackenzie, a basketball star at Isfeld Secondary, will be moving on to the USports level after she graduates in June from the Courtenay school.

Comox teen makes some noise at professional soccer academy

Liam Mackenzie, a 13-year-old soccer talent from the Comox Valley, is making his mark at a Vancouver Whitecaps academy.

Staff say complaints down since Courtenay supportive housing development opened

John Howard Society administrators and staff members have seen a noticeable decrease in the number of complaints from neighbours since The Junction supportive housing development opened in Courtenay last year.