After a one-term absence, Starr Winchester is carrying on a long family tradition of public service in seeking another term on the Courtenay City Councilread more
Former Alberta Liberal Party leader Kevin Taft will discuss his new book in Courtenay on Sept. 13, telling the story of how the collision between climate change and the oil industry subverted the democratic process in Canadaread more
St. Joseph’s has transformed the third floor of its former acute care hospital into a temporary but attractive long-term care facility, until Island Health can build a promised 150 new beds in the Comox Valley. The announcement of contracts on the new beds has been delayedread more
Courtenay City Council candidate Brennan Day believes that with good planning, the Comox Valley can grow without without losing its charm or small town feel. He would improve infrastructure, housing affordability and promote greater City Council transparency and better communicationread more
Wendy Morin, a substance abuse counsellor with the John Howard Society and a co-founder of the Comox Valley Girls Group, is running for Courtenay City Council. She would focus on housing, social issues and the environmentread more
Courtenay abandons 21st Street river crossing thanks to Mayor Jangula, but city staff and council temporarily ground his proposal to give long-term certainly to airpark business owners at Monday’s meetingread more
Municipal election countdown
Your Morning Briefing
Sustainability forum tomorrow, Sept. 19
Candidates for Comox Valley municipal elected offices have been invited to the second Comox Valley Sustainability Forum at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the K’omoks First Nation Community Hall. The event, which is also open to the public, aims to raise the profile of sustainable solutions to Comox Valley issues during this fall’s municipal elections.
The Comox Valley Council of Canadians, Imagine Comox Valley and the Comox Valley Global Awareness Network are sponsoring the event, which is free to the public but seating is limited.
Courtenay all-candidates forum announced for Oct. 16
The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates forum for the City of Courtenay from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Sid Williams Theatre.
Questions for the candidates can be sent via email to email@example.com. No questions will be taken from the floor.
Comox all-candidates forum announced for Oct. 12
Voters will have an opportunity to hear and question candidates for Comox Council and mayor at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Comox Recreation Centre. The event is being organized by the citizens group Comox Tomorrow.
Lame Joke Du Jour
A young theologian named Fiddle
Refused to accept his degree.
Said, it’s bad enough being Fiddle
Without being Fiddle, D.D.
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Thought Du Jour
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt