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Courtenay’s Civic Square renamed to Randy Wiwchar Plaza
The former Civic Square next to the Sid Williams Theatre on the corner of 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue is now called Randy Wiwchar Plaza.
Work begins on transitional homes in Courtenay
Construction of new transitional homes for women and children leaving violence has started in Courtenay.
FCM conference in Regina
Fantastic FCM conference in Regina talking to thousands of leaders from coast to coast to coast. Bumped into @theJagmeetSingh after his inspiring speech. He liked my wooden Mayors name tag 😎
National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022
Tuesday June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. In honour of this day, Elder Donna Mitchell helped Mayor Bob Wells raise the K’ómoks First Nation flag at Courtenay City Hall.
Q+A with the Campbell River Courtenay and District Labour Council
The Campbell River/Courtenay District Labour Council (CRCD) strives to bring together social justice entities in our community to educate and work for fairness for all. CRCD Labour Council currently represents 10 local unions.
Mayors Minute in the Leader’s Lounge May 23
Step inside the LEADERS LOUNGE with Morning Show host Kent Schumaker and the Mayor of Courtenay, Bob Wells… we talk NHL Playoffs, the City’s famous outdoor potty and what Bob LOVES about this town!
Comox Valley United Soccer Club’s 20202 Mini World Cup Parade of Nations
Over 80 teams from all over Vancouver Island played in the City of Courtenay this weekend.
Comox Valley National Day of Action for Ukraine at Marina Park
Sunday May 15th, Comox Marina Park at 10 am.
Mayors Minute in the Leader’s Lounge May 9
98.9FM’s Leaders Lounge. Our first chat with Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells.
Live Interview with Vivian Valiant – Children and Youth Matter Comox Valley
Throughout the month of May over 25 local community groups will collaborate to bring our community public events and service specific trainings as we learn together about how to best build resilience in our children, our families, and our community. We are grateful to The Comox Community Foundation for the generous support of our collaborative efforts.
Premiers, mayors, head of CBC all banned from visiting Russia in latest round of sanctions (CBC)
Premiers, mayors, senior intelligence and military officials and a handful of Canadian journalists are now banned from entering Russia following the latest round of sanctions announced by President Vladimir Putin’s regime.
Ribbon cutting at opening of the new Old Farm Market
Many thanks to Kayla McDonald for joining me during this fun event.
Comox Valley Stands with Ukraine event
In this post you can find the YouTube link from the Comox Valley Stands with Ukraine event that was organized by Stefan Szkwarek and Sviatoslav Pylypchuk. Thanks to all that showed up today and showed your support. Please donate however you can.
Coldest Night of the Year 2022
It’s cold out there. And we are going to do something about it. Join Michelle Staples and Bob Wells as they discuss The Coldest Night Of the Year Fundraiser for 2022. Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, they’ll be walking and fundraising to support people and families experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger in their community.
Comox Valley Community Foundation grant recipients announced
Congratulations and a big thank you to all the wonderful organizations that received funding this year!
Mayor Bob Wells talks about Courtenay’s Official Community Plan Update and encourages everyone to take a look at the draft plan and provide feedback by Tuesday, March 8th. Principles of reconciliation, community well-being, equity and climate action guide the plan. For details visit courtenay.ca/OCPupdate
8th Annual Women’s Memorial March
Join us on February 14th to honor the lives of missing and murdered women at our 8th Annual Women’s Memorial March starting at the Comox Valley Art Gallery and ending at Simms Park on the unceded territory of the K’omoks and Pentlatch peoples.
New public washroom in Courtenay
New public washroom is available as of December 24th 2021.
City Launches Planning for McPhee Meadows
The City of Courtenay is working on plans to open a large riparian meadow on the banks of the Puntledge River to the public
Elected Officials’ Forum “Mobility in the Comox Valley”
Mobility in the Comox Valley
On behalf of Rabbi Bentzi I’m inviting our community to Courtenay City Hall this Sunday at 5:30 for the Annual Communal Menorah Lighting.
Day of Awareness for Survivors of Financial Abuse and Economic Injustice
November 26th 2021 is the Day of Recognition for Survivors of Financial Abuse and Economic Injustice
National Indigenous Veterans Day
National Indigenous Veterans Day occurs annually on November 8
2021 Comox Valley Child Development Centre Telethon
The Comox Valley Child Development Centre Telethon is such an important fundraiser.
Wells family forever grateful for YANA’s support in time of need
It was February of 2007, Michelle and Bob Wells were excitedly awaiting the arrival of their twins, Megan and Connor, who were expected to stay safe on the inside for a few more months
Courtenay Responds with Temporary Emergency Shelter Option Following Travelodge Fire
City of Courtenay Council has approved an option for temporary emergency shelter in response to an overnight fire on Tuesday October 19 at the Travelodge Courtenay Hotel at 2605 Cliffe Avenue that displaced approximately 30 residents.
$126 million water treatment plant opens in Comox Valley
The water treatment plant is complete!
Update on the 5th St. bridge project
Although the timeline has been extended, the project remains within the approved budget.
October 4- 8 is officially Cadet Week!
Waste Collection Delivery Update
Update on Waste Collection.