City mayors dropping in and out, a Comox councillor failing to make the ballot and more!

A feud develops between Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula and challenger Harold Long over a broken four-year old promise. Barbara Price fails to make the ballot in Comox. Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird finally has an opponent, poor fella, so there’s no end of fun in this year’s election campaign

Work stopped on Comox rip rap project

Second update: Work on the project resumed on Wednesday, June 29. This article was updated at 10 a.m. after receiving information from the Town of Comox regarding the work stoppage. Work stopped almost as soon as it began on the Cape Lazo shoreline stabilization...

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Some ideas to improve our downtown

By Erik Eriksson It is important for a community to have a healthy Downtown. I think our downtown is doing pretty good and I have some thoughts about how it could be better. First of all, I think that since Downtown Courtenay is really Downtown Comox Valley, we should...

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Laing’s last wishes deserve more respect

Hamilton Mack Laing has probably turned over in his grave more than once since his death in 1982. Because if the famous Canadian naturalist, photographer and writer suddenly came alive today, he’d be shocked and angry at how the Town of Comox has fumbled his gift of...

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Note to computer giants: Please don’t interrupt me

It was probably among the first things your parents taught you: Don’t interrupt. But the online world has become so full of interruptions it’s time to give it a good spanking, or at the very least make it go sit in a corner and think about what it’s done until it’s...

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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 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