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Drug trafficking files down in Courtenay, concerns raised for safe supply

Drug trafficking files in the City of Courtenay are down according to RCMP, however, concerns about safe supply are being voiced by city staff. Second quarter results between July 1 and Sept. 30 presented to council showed overall there were two more files in 2022 than in 2021. However, compared...

Coalition advocates to increase number of sprinklers in homes

As more homes are built on Vancouver Island, an advocacy group is hoping to make sure they have home sprinklers in them. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition fire sprinkler initiative is an advocacy campaign aimed at increasing the number of new, one and two-family homes protected by fire sprinklers. Home sprinklers...

Trail access agreement renewed, MOU signed for Cumberland trails

Non-motorized access to trails in the forests behind Cumberland will continue with the renewal of an access agreement. The renewal between the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) and Mosiac Forest Management will allow activities like hiking, mountain biking and trail running to continue on private forest lands. Alongside the agreement, a...

Island strong girl breaking provincial records encourages others to ‘just go for it’

A 12-year-old from the Comox Valley is making waves in the sport of strongman, setting provincial records in competitions. Annalise Hayes has been developing her craft over the past few years. Her father, Sean Hayes, a strongman who owns and operates Hayes Garage Gym, says she has taken naturally to...

Province introduces three actions to help with housing accessibility

The B.C. government is introducing new laws they say will build more homes, create more rentals and remove discriminatory rental restrictions for young families. If passed, the province will have the power to set housing targets in municipalities with the greatest need and highest projected growth. B.C. government officials said housing...

Comox Valley Land Trust, BC Parks Foundation look to purchase Morrison Headwaters

A unique and diverse section of rivers, home to a rare species of lamprey, may be bought to protect the ecosystem for future generations. The Morrison Creek forest and wetlands ecosystem spans 289 hectares and is home to the Morrison Creek Lamprey, an endemic fish that is found nowhere else...
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