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Several cases of COVID have been reported from a recent youth conference in Courtenay. (CDC image)

COVID cases linked to Vancouver Island youth conference

Comox Valley’s Consumed Youth Conference was within COVID guidelines at the time of the event

Several cases of COVID have been reported from a recent youth conference in Courtenay. (CDC image)
A cougar walks through the backyard of a Comox home. Image, video screenshot

VIDEO: Inquisitive cougar strolls through Vancouver Island backyard lounge

Animal walks up to house, then wanders back into the woods

A cougar walks through the backyard of a Comox home. Image, video screenshot
David Ian Hamilton in his Cumberland backyard. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Vancouver Island asbestos warrior doesn’t accept WorkSafeBC’s response

Part 2 of 2: Asbestos in older buildings may be forgotten but it’s hardly gone as a safety hazard

David Ian Hamilton in his Cumberland backyard. Photo by Mike Chouinard
David Ian Hamilton has been battling over asbestos on many fronts. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Tackling asbestos safety gaps Vancouver Island man’s mission

Part 1 of 2: “Once you’ve had your eyes opened, you can never close them.”

David Ian Hamilton has been battling over asbestos on many fronts. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A Comox Valley man was sentenced in Supreme Court on Monday for a brutal attack on his former spouse in early 2020. Record file photo

Comox Valley man gets five-plus years for box-cutter attack on his ex

Break-in, aggravated assault on former spouse were most serious charges against Clinton Armstrong

A Comox Valley man was sentenced in Supreme Court on Monday for a brutal attack on his former spouse in early 2020. Record file photo
The 2019 attack took place in the area near 3rd Street and Menzies Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Violent random attack on Courtenay senior sparks call for more mental health supports

Accused found not criminially responsible, thought victim was a ‘lizard person’ because of gold purse

The 2019 attack took place in the area near 3rd Street and Menzies Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Denman Island lies at the northern edge of the Islands Trust area. A resident is one of those speaking up about the new Islands Trust planning process. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Islands’ resident question Islands Trust long-term plan changes

Speakers at recent online forum included former senator Pat Carney

Denman Island lies at the northern edge of the Islands Trust area. A resident is one of those speaking up about the new Islands Trust planning process. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Crown and defence made sentencing arguments in the Clinton Armstrong case in B.C. Supreme Court in Courtenay on Friday. Black Press file photo

Crown seeks 10-plus years for Island man in box cutter attack

Comox Valley case revolved around accused’s attacks against common-law wife

Crown and defence made sentencing arguments in the Clinton Armstrong case in B.C. Supreme Court in Courtenay on Friday. Black Press file photo
A man was sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo recently for passing counterfeit money in the Comox Valley. Black Press file

Judge rules 912 days the cost of Vancouver Island counterfeiting operation

Pedro Frank Cisneros was sentenced to more than 500 days plus time served as well as probation

A man was sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo recently for passing counterfeit money in the Comox Valley. Black Press file
Fanny Bay residents conducted a neighbourhood meeting in 2020 to discuss problem properties owned by Amandio Santos. File photo supplied

Notorious Vancouver Island landlord pleads to numerous bylaw infractions at ‘problem’ properties

Penalties for Amandio Santos, River Dam Holdings include $35,000 in fines plus legal fees

Fanny Bay residents conducted a neighbourhood meeting in 2020 to discuss problem properties owned by Amandio Santos. File photo supplied
After entering pleas to multiple charges from around Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, Michael Leighton received sentences of up to 44 months in provincial court on Sept. 8. File photo

Prolific Vancouver Island property offender’s sentences total 44 months

Michael A. Leighton was facing charges from several Island communities

After entering pleas to multiple charges from around Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, Michael Leighton received sentences of up to 44 months in provincial court on Sept. 8. File photo
Roger Thomas marks his 80th birthday with his annual ride up Mt. Washington. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man marks 80th birthday by cycling up Mt. Washington

Roger Thomas has been making the ride around birthday time for years

Roger Thomas marks his 80th birthday with his annual ride up Mt. Washington. Photo supplied
Graeme Johnston of Denman Island has been very ill after exposure to bacteria more typically found in tropical waters. Photo supplied

Denman Island man’s infection from rare bacteria raising questions

Graeme Johnston was likely exposed in ocean after suffering leg wound, says wife

Graeme Johnston of Denman Island has been very ill after exposure to bacteria more typically found in tropical waters. Photo supplied
In court on Friday, Clinton G. Armstrong was found not guilty of attempted murder but guilty of a number of other charges. Record file photo

Courtenay man who slashed confined wife with box-cutters not guilty of attempted murder

Clinton G. Armstrong convicted of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon in Courtenay courtroom

In court on Friday, Clinton G. Armstrong was found not guilty of attempted murder but guilty of a number of other charges. Record file photo
Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Vancouver Island TV veteran works his 12th Olympiad in Japan this summer

Henry Irizawa has been a fixture behind the scenes for TV sports for decades

Comox’s Henry Irizawa holds his credentials for the upcoming Olympics, the 12th one he’s worked. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Dr. Stephen Malthouse appearing on an Internet program about vaccine choice earlier this spring. Screenshot, YouTube

Anti-mRNA vaccine B.C. doctor sues College of Physicians and Surgeons over free speech

Dr. Stephen Malthouse of Denman Island filed case in June in response to the CPSBC

Dr. Stephen Malthouse appearing on an Internet program about vaccine choice earlier this spring. Screenshot, YouTube
Final submissions were Monday in a case against a Comox Valley man charged with a number of offences, including attempted murder. Record file photo

Lawyer: Choice of weapon means murder not intended in violent Comox Valley incident

Clinton Armstrong faces other charges including unlawful confinement, assault against partner

Final submissions were Monday in a case against a Comox Valley man charged with a number of offences, including attempted murder. Record file photo
CVSAR search the Puntledge River following a report of an abandoned kayak. Photo, CVSAR Facebook page

Comox Valley Search and Rescue spends four hours searching for no one

Overturned kayak a reminder for public to contact officials if they have to abandon a watercraft

CVSAR search the Puntledge River following a report of an abandoned kayak. Photo, CVSAR Facebook page
A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo

B.C. clam harvester fined $10,000 for Fisheries Act violations

Charges against three others were stayed in Courtenay Provincial Court

A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo
A Saanich man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court for an attack during a Merville break-in and other offences in 2018. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. shooting victim offered his attacker drink, money, washroom

14-year sentence: bullet is still lodged in the victim, too dangerous to remove

A Saanich man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court for an attack during a Merville break-in and other offences in 2018. (Black Press file photo)