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

Audubon Day — it’s not for the birds, but the man

John James Audubon, born to French parents, emigrated to the United States in the 1800s and became North America's foremost ornithologist, naturalist and chronicler of birds. His paintings and his life inspired the Audubon Society, dedicated to protecting waterbird...

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Caught in a pink blossom blizzard, and more coming

By Jill Severn -- My neighbor’s flowering cherry tree had a pink blossom blizzard this morning. It didn’t take much wind to set it off; the tree has been blooming its heart out for about a week, and all those petals were ready to let go and fly through the air. It’s a...

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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.

Need a laugh? Check out our archive of lame jokes.

Thought Du Jour

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt