Cara Baird’s musical paintings inspire classic rock contest Comox artist Cara Baird’s new series of paintings may make you want to sing along. Each of the 10 canvases was inspired by a classic rock album, and each is a unique vision of the musicians, their tunes and their times. Now on display at Martine’s, Cara’s paintings are also the subject of a contest: If you can name the band and the...
Song about bullying written and performed by...
Valley View Elementary students do a lip dub.
New police warning on job scams
Another employment fraud being perpetrated in the Comox Valley and several other Island communities is being spotlighted by the RCMP. Police are warning that job advertisements have been posted online and in some newspapers offering employment as a Bookkeeper/administrative assistant for a nonexistent business using the name ‘Tint Ceramics’. The business supposedly operates out of New York...
'Hanging Gardens' mega condo project unveiled
Annexation to City being sought to develop Little River site An architect’s rendition of how the proposed condominium development could be sited overlooking the Little River ferry terminal. (Illustration courtesy Alvin Reinhard Fritz Architect Inc.) Architects envision a stepped development that reaches as high as six storeys at some points, with rooftop gardens and patios as well...
RCMP serious crimes unit investigates Lorne Hotel...
By Tamara Cunningham Echo Staff The cause of the blaze that tore through the historic Lorne Hotel Pub is still unknown, but the lead investigator says it appears suspicious. RCMP Const. Dave Smith, who looks into serious crimes in the Comox Valley, said investigators haven’t been able to determine what sparked the blaze. But they’ve since learned of suspicious circumstances prior to...
Man assaulted in Courtenay park
A 20 year old man was violently assaulted with a weapon and robbed by a group of young males while walking through Hobson Park in East Courtenay late Sunday night. Comox Valley RCMP say the attack appears to be completely unprovoked and the assailants were unknown to the victim, who received serious, but not life-threatening head injuries. He was treated at hospital and has been released Witnesses...
Tough water restrictions start next week
Nine-day maintenance at power plant will reduce supply By Philip Round Echo Staff It might be hard to believe in view of all the rain and snow this winter, but tough water use restrictions are about to be enforced. The reason is not any shortage of water as such, but rather B.C. Hydro’s essential spring maintenance of its Puntledge River generating station. That will effectively be out of...
Experts seek answers to mystery of Tsolum River...
Maple Pool campground on Headquarters Road covered by flooding Tsolum River last year By Philip Round Echo Staff Experts are trying to discover why the Tsolum River has been running so high in recent years, repeatedly threatening Courtenay with flooding. Northwest Hydraulic Consultants have been commissioned to conduct a flood hydrology investigation of the watershed and are expected to report...
‘We wanted democracy back’
Gabriel Menican, one of 135 registered canvassers who worked to collect Recall signatures Volunteers reflect on efforts to boot McRae Braving harsh winter weather and a flurry of attack ads, scores of committed volunteer canvassers from across the political spectrum soldiered on, putting in thousands of all- volunteer hours to unseat Comox Valley MLA Don McRae over his support of the hated...
Courtenay woman escapes tsunami →
Tarah Millen and others from the Cove Guardian group were in the worst hit area of Japan during the earthquake-tsunami. Read about her experiences on her blog (click on headline link above).