Arts & Culture


21st Denman Home & Garden Tour, June 13 – 14, 9:30 – 5:00

Spend a magical day – or a weekend getaway – touring the remarkable properties of this idyllic island, and find out why this Tour has been deemed “one of Canada’s top horticultural events” by national media. Visit architecturally stunning homes, gardens by the sea, fairy-tale cottages brimming with perennials, traditional farmsteads, artists’ lairs surrounded by […]

Raincoast Chronicles Launches in Courtenay

Join Peter A. Robson as he celebrates the release of his new book, Raincoast Chronicles 23: Harbour Publishing 40th Anniversary Edition (Harbour Publishing, $24.95). The presentation and book signing will take place at the Courtenay Public Library (300 6th Street, Courtenay) on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30pm and will also feature a reading by Comox […]

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Jane Masutani

Richard III

Richard III Kathmandu just fell down like a house of cards. The thing that really shocked me about the Reuters and ap pictures coming out of Kathmandu was the sight of that four lane highway lined with apartment buildings on the way into town. City of a million people? There must have been 50,000 souls […]

Jane Masutani

The Impossible Dream

The Impossible Dream This was going to be an analysis of ISIS and the generally miserable state of the world and my confusion and dismay in the face of it all. But upon reflection, shall we discuss the state of my hair instead? The lines of inquiry are so much clearer. It’s been a lifelong […]

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Your Word



The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board of directors has adopted the 2015 budget that includes a total consolidated budget of $79 million (a net operating budget for the year of $54.3 million). The consolidated budget includes three funds: general, water and sewer. The 2015 budget reflects major projects underway in various services in all […]


Mackie Cancels Reading

Dear Editor With regret I have cancelled the generous offer by Evelyn Gillespie to participate in the “Authors for Independent Bookstores” day at the Laughing Oyster Bookstore on Saturday 2 May 2015. Anyone familiar with my four Comox Valley books will appreciate my love of the history and heritage of the valley: Hamilton Mack Laing: […]

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