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Beauty surrounds us

There is beauty to be found when you look for it, when you open your eyes to it, when you are willing to look beyond what appears to be obvious. A used car lot? Yes, but more importantly, there is … Continue reading

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The 2 Spot

Heading north on the Island Highway, I knew we were entering Courtenay and almost home when we passed a familiar sight, the 2 Spot locomotive. That was back when I was around 3 years old… The Comox Logging and Railway … Continue reading

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A toxic past

The Courtenay River had been named in 1860 after Captain George William Courtenay of HMSConstance, which was on the Pacific Station in 1846-1849. When Comox’s sister city was laid out in 1891, it was named after the Courtenay River. The … Continue reading

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Courtenay Riverway

Running between the Courtenay and District Museum and the Courtenay Estuary, the 5 km long Courtenay Riverway highlights the Courtenay River’s importance to the development of the Comox Valley, and its use as a major trade route. Starting at the … Continue reading

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Uptown, downtown

As the title suggest, this is about uptown and downtown, specifically in Courtenay B.C. as I look up, and down 5th Street. Courtenay had a a very small downtown when I was young, and to some extent it still does, … Continue reading

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My first house

Things change – no matter how much I would like some things to stay true to my memories, some things do change. 2nd Street is now a one way street – you can’t turn onto it from Cliffe Avenue, which … Continue reading

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The big burger

My little buddy Railway Monkey was hungry and wanted a truly British Columbia taste so I suggested that he head over to the Courtenay B.C. White Spot. I’ve always had a certain fondness for White Spot and their legendary burgers … Continue reading

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A bit of wood and stone…

When the old Courtenay BC City Hall was destroyed by fire in 1995 the city relocated next door to the current building at 830 Cliffe Avenue, first renting and then buying the facility. The thought at the time was that … Continue reading

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I’m not going to…

Brought to you by the letters B, C, and I – as in I’m not going to… I’ll explain in a bit. My Dad worked here way back when – as it turns out my long suffering friend Lynn and … Continue reading

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