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Family remembers young B.C. man killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Family remembers young B.C. man killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Public celebration of life for Micah Messent to take place in the Comox Valley

Family remembers young B.C. man killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash
VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids
Courtesy Locals Restaurant Facebook Page

Vancouver Island restaurant among Canada’s most sustainable eateries

Locals in Courtenay only B.C. or small city establishment to make the top six list

Courtesy Locals Restaurant Facebook Page
Zoe Nagler has lived in this one bedroom suite in d’Esterre Gardens for the past six years but received an eviction notice in January because she is too young to live in the senior’s facility. Nagler has cerebral palsey. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

Eviction halted for B.C. woman deemed ‘too young’ for seniors’ home

Zoe Nagler, 46, had been given notice after living in the seniors complex in Comox for six years

Zoe Nagler has lived in this one bedroom suite in d’Esterre Gardens for the past six years but received an eviction notice in January because she is too young to live in the senior’s facility. Nagler has cerebral palsey. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela
The waters around Denman and Hornby Islands were full of fishing boats during the annual roe herring fishery in the Strait of Georgia. Shannon Ford took this photo of her neighbours fishing on Denman Island, with commercial fishing boats working in the background. Photo courtesy of Shannon Ford

BIG READ: The two sides of the Strait of Georgia roe herring fishery

The case for the Strait of Georgia roe herring fishery Comox fisherman,…

The waters around Denman and Hornby Islands were full of fishing boats during the annual roe herring fishery in the Strait of Georgia. Shannon Ford took this photo of her neighbours fishing on Denman Island, with commercial fishing boats working in the background. Photo courtesy of Shannon Ford
Someone borrowed “Wilderness Living” from the Union Bay library in 1977. The book was returned to the Courtenay Library in March 2019… more than 42 years after its due date. Back in 1977, library books carried time-stamp cards in an inner pocket, advising customers as to when the book was due. The pink slip on the right is the time-stamp card that was still in the book when it was returned. Photos via Facebook

Book returned to Vancouver Island library 42 years overdue

If it weren’t for the library’s $10 cap, the person would have owed $4599 in overdue fines

Someone borrowed “Wilderness Living” from the Union Bay library in 1977. The book was returned to the Courtenay Library in March 2019… more than 42 years after its due date. Back in 1977, library books carried time-stamp cards in an inner pocket, advising customers as to when the book was due. The pink slip on the right is the time-stamp card that was still in the book when it was returned. Photos via Facebook
VIDEO: Opponents want federal government to shut down roe herring fishery

VIDEO: Opponents want federal government to shut down roe herring fishery

Pacific Wild is concerned about the impact the fishery could have on the marine ecosystem

VIDEO: Opponents want federal government to shut down roe herring fishery
Comox Lake water level is only at 131.8 metres, 1.5 metres below average for this time of year. (Stephen Watson/Twitter)

Vancouver Island water system at 50-year low

“Winter drought” has Comox Lake/Puntledge River system in full conservation mode

Comox Lake water level is only at 131.8 metres, 1.5 metres below average for this time of year. (Stephen Watson/Twitter)
Former RCMP Inspect. Tim Walton ties police tape at the scene of a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cliffe Avenue and 26th Street July 26, 2016. Black Press File Photo

Family members of Vancouver Island man killed in 2016 collision deliver victim impact statements

The family of a 71-year-old man who was killed after being struck…

Former RCMP Inspect. Tim Walton ties police tape at the scene of a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cliffe Avenue and 26th Street July 26, 2016. Black Press File Photo
A school of herring (Dagur Brynj��lfsson/Flickr)

Roe herring fishery approved despite opposition

Conservancy Hornby Island has received over 46,000 signatures on an online petition to close the fishery

A school of herring (Dagur Brynj��lfsson/Flickr)
Come down to 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre to find great employment and post-secondary opportunities (Photo by Jolene Rudisuela/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Get hired at Black Press Media’s Extreme Education and Career Fair

Over 40 employers looking to hire at 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre

Come down to 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre to find great employment and post-secondary opportunities (Photo by Jolene Rudisuela/Black Press Media).
A seiner with herring in its net. Photo by Ian McAllister

Federal minister dismisses call to close Georgia Strait herring roe fishery

‘We make our decisions based on science’: Wilkinson

A seiner with herring in its net. Photo by Ian McAllister
Black Press file photo

Vancouver Island housing markets world-class in their unaffordability

Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox Valley among 20 least affordable in survey of Canada, US, UK and more

Black Press file photo
Penelakut Island residents are glad to have their ferry back in service after a 13-day absence due to damage caused by December’s windstorm. Cancelled sailings on that route contributed to a record December for BC Ferries cancellations last month. (Don Bodger file photo)

Windstorm blows in a December record for cancelled BC Ferries sailings

BC Ferries reports 50 per cent increase over the previous December high

Penelakut Island residents are glad to have their ferry back in service after a 13-day absence due to damage caused by December’s windstorm. Cancelled sailings on that route contributed to a record December for BC Ferries cancellations last month. (Don Bodger file photo)
Anne Molony’s two dogs, Bay (left) and Willow (right), were attacked by an aggressive dog while out for a walk on Jan. 3. Willow sustained an injured leg and Bay was killed. Photo courtesy of Anne Molony.

Off-leash pit bull kills one dog, wounds another

The aggressive dog, a recent rescue from California, has been euthanized

Anne Molony’s two dogs, Bay (left) and Willow (right), were attacked by an aggressive dog while out for a walk on Jan. 3. Willow sustained an injured leg and Bay was killed. Photo courtesy of Anne Molony.
A woman says a couple threatened to spray her dog with bear spray for being off-leash in an on-leash area. The people’s faces have been blacked out as there have not been any charges laid. (Facebook photo)

Police respond to alleged bear-spray threats in Vancouver Island park

A number of Comox dog owners have reported their off-leash dogs being threatened with bear spray

A woman says a couple threatened to spray her dog with bear spray for being off-leash in an on-leash area. The people’s faces have been blacked out as there have not been any charges laid. (Facebook photo)
Union says arrows and gasoline tossed at striking Comox Valley assisted living workers

Union says arrows and gasoline tossed at striking Comox Valley assisted living workers

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith says arrows and gasoline were thrown at the picketers early in the week

Union says arrows and gasoline tossed at striking Comox Valley assisted living workers
Portrait of an overdose: “She doesn’t look like a drug addict to me”

Portrait of an overdose: “She doesn’t look like a drug addict to me”

Remembering Gala Stewart: Mother of Vancouver Island OD victim using tragedy to raise awareness

Portrait of an overdose: “She doesn’t look like a drug addict to me”
Search and rescue piggybacks plucky injured senior out of Vancouver Island woods

Search and rescue piggybacks plucky injured senior out of Vancouver Island woods

Rescue crews don’t have same success with dog swept away by Comox Valley river

Search and rescue piggybacks plucky injured senior out of Vancouver Island woods
B.C. Youtuber exits homemade, air-tight ‘biodome’ after 14 hours

B.C. Youtuber exits homemade, air-tight ‘biodome’ after 14 hours

Kurtis Baute sealed himself ‘in a jar’ to continue the discussion about climate change

B.C. Youtuber exits homemade, air-tight ‘biodome’ after 14 hours