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The Victoria Police Department thanked healthcare workers for their service amid the COVID-19 crisis Thursday night by sending a full watch of patrol officers to the Royal Jubilee Hospital with lights and sirens activated. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Nanaimo, Royal Jubilee to be Vancouver Island’s COVID-19 frontline hospitals

Other Island hospitals will be admitting COVID-19 patients and will be used in a support role

The Victoria Police Department thanked healthcare workers for their service amid the COVID-19 crisis Thursday night by sending a full watch of patrol officers to the Royal Jubilee Hospital with lights and sirens activated. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Screenshot from video.

VIDEO: B.C. artist gets help from Canadians far and wide to make inspirational COVID-19 self-isolation video

Comox Valley resident reaches out to Canadian friends, gets epic response

Screenshot from video.
Pacific Coastal Airlines is temporarily suspending operations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)

Pacific Coastal Airlines suspending operations due to COVID-19 outbreak

Customers with existing reservations will be contacted directly

Pacific Coastal Airlines is temporarily suspending operations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)
A $1 million exact match number ticket on Wednesday’s Lotto 6/49 draw was sold on the North Island. (File photo)

March 18 Lotto 6/49 draw produces third Vancouver Island millionaire in the past two weeks

Ticket purchased on the North Island wins $1 million

A $1 million exact match number ticket on Wednesday’s Lotto 6/49 draw was sold on the North Island. (File photo)
VIDEO: B.C. teacher returns from Spain, makes impassioned plea to Canadians

VIDEO: B.C. teacher returns from Spain, makes impassioned plea to Canadians

“Stop making memes. It’s not a joke.”

VIDEO: B.C. teacher returns from Spain, makes impassioned plea to Canadians
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

This week, the Comox Valley Record published two articles regarding the novel…

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally
People now allowed to stay in cars on BC Ferries to avoid COVID-19 spread

People now allowed to stay in cars on BC Ferries to avoid COVID-19 spread

Transport Canada has granted B.C.’s request, Premier says

People now allowed to stay in cars on BC Ferries to avoid COVID-19 spread
Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19

Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19

Dr. Tanja Daws says there are ‘more confirmed cases’ on Vancouver Island

Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19
A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Musicians, promoters and producers alike all reeling from cancellations, venue bans

A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell
Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and other coronavirus-related items

Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and other coronavirus-related items

Action comes as a response to people profiting off the COVID-19 pandemic

Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and other coronavirus-related items
Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis

Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis

Check in on them, by phone or in person, to ensure their needs are being met

Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis
Vancouver Island ticket a $2 million BC 6/49 jackpot winner

Vancouver Island ticket a $2 million BC 6/49 jackpot winner

Someone who bought a lottery ticket on Vancouver Island is a multi-millionaire.…

Vancouver Island ticket a $2 million BC 6/49 jackpot winner
A wind advisory has been issued for the Eastern side of Vancouver island. Black Press file photo

Wind advisory for Eastern Vancouver Island

Batten down the hatches; there’s a windstorm coming our way. Environment Canada…

A wind advisory has been issued for the Eastern side of Vancouver island. Black Press file photo
Five units at the Buckley Bay Rest Stop electric vehicle charging stations have been disabled by vandals. Photo via @YooGwa/Twitter

Vandals sever cables at Vancouver Island EV charging station

All five charging outlets at the Buckley Bay rest stop have been damaged

Five units at the Buckley Bay Rest Stop electric vehicle charging stations have been disabled by vandals. Photo via @YooGwa/Twitter
A stroke left Joel Rosenau with the inability to read. He is relearning the skill, with the aid of the popular television game show, Jeopardy! Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Vancouver Island stroke survivor using Jeopardy! to relearn reading ability

Retired teacher Joel Rosenau attempting to teach himself what he once taught others

A stroke left Joel Rosenau with the inability to read. He is relearning the skill, with the aid of the popular television game show, Jeopardy! Photo by Terry Farrell
Hold and secure protocol implemented at Vancouver Island school after report of weapons-related incident

Hold and secure protocol implemented at Vancouver Island school after report of weapons-related incident

‘Hold and secure’ protocol was implemented at Georges P. Vanier Secondary School…

Hold and secure protocol implemented at Vancouver Island school after report of weapons-related incident
An ambulance flipped on Highway 19 one kilometre south of the Cook Creek intersection. Reports are that the ambulance attendants are OK. Photo by Gary Mugford
An ambulance flipped on Highway 19 one kilometre south of the Cook Creek intersection. Reports are that the ambulance attendants are OK. Photo by Gary Mugford
UPDATE: Second earthquake hits off north coast of Vancouver Island, Christmas Day

UPDATE: Second earthquake hits off north coast of Vancouver Island, Christmas Day

A 6.2 magnitude quake was recorded Christmas Eve

UPDATE: Second earthquake hits off north coast of Vancouver Island, Christmas Day
Aerial view of Courtenay Airpark. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

UPDATE: Vancouver Island plane crash victim was from the Comox Valley

Plane was scheduled to arrive in Courtenay Saturday afternoon

Aerial view of Courtenay Airpark. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Victim of downtown Courtenay assault dies from injuries

Victim of downtown Courtenay assault dies from injuries

Person of interest identified by RCMP

Victim of downtown Courtenay assault dies from injuries