Scott Stanfield

Courtenay to develop regulations for short-term rentals

Regulating short-term rental accommodation (less than a month) is becoming more common among local governments.

Advocacy group helps veterans at national level

An advocacy group is helping members of the military receive the support they deserve from the country they served.

City of Courtenay CAO announces retirement

Chief Administrative Officer David Allen will be retiring at the end of September after seven years of service with the City of Courtenay.

ATV crash at bottom of Mount Washington sends two to hospital

Two people were hospitalized following an ATV (all terrain vehicle) accident shortly before 1 p.m. Monday near the base of Mount Washington.

Rural roadside collection remains a possibility in Comox Valley

The regional district requires public feedback about rural roadside trash/recyclables collection and the opportunity to create a service area.

Courtenay cafe celebrates 25 years; re-opens Saturday

One of the original coffee shops on Vancouver Island celebrated 25 years on May 6.

Opinions vary about train service on Vancouver Island

The B.C. government intends to use a recent Transportation Ministry study of the Island Rail corridor to inform future decisions on investments in the corridor formerly known as the E&N, which is owned by the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF). The report includes cost estimates for frequent train service between Victoria and Langford, and inter-city service between Victoria and Courtenay.

Police chief says call volume remains low in rural areas of Comox Valley

Over the past year, police files have increased slightly in rural areas of the regional district, Comox Valley RCMP Insp. Mike Kurvers told directors at the May 11 meeting of the Electoral Areas Services Committee.

Courtenay resident requests RV sani-dump site in city

A Courtenay resident has requested council to consider opening a recreational vehicle sani-dump sewage waste disposal site in the city.

Courtenay gym raises money for charity via virtual classes

A Courtenay gym is supporting a different charity each week via stay-at-home, virtual workouts on Sunday mornings.

Courtenay-Alberni MP fears imminent business collapse

As May 1 approaches, Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns says more than half the businesses in his riding don't have enough money to pay rent.

Courtenay council considers apartment proposal at 1025 Ryan Rd.

Courtenay council has approved second reading of a rezoning to build a five-storey apartment containing 118 rental units and underground parking at 1025 Ryan Rd. near Superstore. The apartments would be a mix of micro units (less than 29 square metres), studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms.

Two recent deaths at Courtenay supportive housing complex

The death of an elderly man who had resided at The Junction coincided with another recent death at the supportive housing complex in Courtenay.

Borrowed funds would pay half the cost to rehab Courtenay bridge

At its Monday meeting, Courtenay council approved third reading of a bylaw to borrow money to rehabilitate the 5th Street Bridge.

North Island-Powell River MP encouraged by business developments

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney says some of the most poignant stories during the coronavirus pandemic have concerned businesses in her riding and across the country.

Comox Valley organization continues to raise funds for land purchase

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society remains confident that it can raise enough money to restore the former Field Sawmill site on the Courtenay River. The final payment for the Kus-Kus-Sum property - named after an ancient village in the area - is $1 million, due at the end of June.

Comox Valley prepared to help with self-isolation

The B.C. government has partnered with municipalities, non-profits and the hotel industry to support those who need a place to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic, and to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Elite Comox Valley athletes weigh in on COVID-19

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics have been postponed until next summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cumberland Community Forest Society set to complete transaction

The Cumberland Community Forest Society has raised enough money to purchase a 91.4-hectare parcel along Perseverance Creek.

L’Arche Comox Valley envisions further housing

L'Arche Comox Valley intends to construct further housing for adults with developmental disabilities who are able to live semi-independently, and for low-income seniors.