Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues.
Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:
Comox Valley Record outdoors columnist Ralph Shaw was surprised when he received an invitation from B.C.’s lieutenant-governor for a reception in Victoria honoring the Nature Trust’s 35th anniversary.
Shaw was recognized as being a key instigator in the creation of the non-profit organization that protects the wilderness.
Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:
It took seven years of hard work, but Royston Elementary staff, students and parents were proud of achieving the highest ranking in a national environment program. The school registered with SEEDS Foundation Learners in Action program in 1996. By 1999, the school had earned the title of Jade School for finishing 250 projects.
Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:
Torrential rain caused a washout of a bank along Ford Cove Road on Hornby Island, taking with it a section of the road, some big trees and a power pole. An engineer estimated the repair bill would be a minimum $25,000.
Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:
Comox Mayor Alicia Burns performed some major surgery on council committees. Doing away with small committees that normally handled areas such as parks and public works, committee business was to be handled by a committee of the whole council to meet the last Wednesday of the month.
Twenty five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:
Valley residents prepared to help celebrate Rick Hansen’s return to B.C. with a 1.6-kilometre Blue Lights walk, organized by the local Man in Motion tour committee.
Participants were asked to carry flashlights covered in blue cellophane as Hansen wheeled through the stretch of highway between the border and Prince George.