Year: 2011

Spa-Tacular Evening At The Grotto Spa

With drizzly, windy Autumn days comes the desire to head indoors where it’s toasty and warm. Few things are as soothing as fluffy robes, crackling fires and steaming tea. The Grotto Spa at Parksville’s Tigh-Na-Mara is one of… Read More

Christmas Parades Light Up Island Towns

I’m of the opinion that as soon as the calender rolls over to November 1st, anything and everything Christmas-related is fair game. Apart from red paper cups of coffee drinks and stores lining their shelves with Christmas decorations,… Read More

Photos: Autumn On The Island

Anyone that knows me knows just how much I adore autumn. To me it is the new year, the shedding of the old and the creation of a clean slate. More than just a time of transformation, it’s… Read More

Local Suicide Awareness Group Launches New Campaign

Created in the tragic wake of recent teen suicides in the Comox Valley, the Comox Valley Suicide Awareness group has been heroically challenging local residents to find a community-wide solution. Awareness is key with issues that have such… Read More

Northern Quakes Make Islanders Shake

At Highland Secondary School, Mrs. Bourchier was easily one of the most well-liked teachers. In 10th grade, my classmates and I secretly crossed our fingers that her name would be on our schedules for Science 10. I was… Read More