Courtenay, British Columbia

What is Courtenay, British Columbia known for?


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amp;collection 80 Fire Services The Courtenay Fire Department has 42 career and paid-on-call firefighters that provide fire suppression, auto extrication, fire safety education, and the issue of fire permits. AboutFirehall Courtenay ambulance services are provided by British Columbia Ambulance Service. Education Courtenay has


excellent home

paleontologists have been discovering fossils of pre-historic sea life in Courtenay, and the Comox Valley is considered to be the first stop on the Great Canadian Fossil Trail. Courtenay Accommodations Millions of years ago Vancouver Island was submerged under a warm salt-water sea, this habitat provided an excellent home to pre-historic marine life. After the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event


played high

* Taylor Green, baseball player, attended Mark R. Isfeld High School in and played high school baseball for the Parksville Royals of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League (B.C. Premier Baseball League) * Olaf Kölzig, National Hockey League goalie (Goaltender) * Brett McLean, NHL forward (Centre (ice hockey)) * Henry McQuillan, Progressive Conservative party (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) member of the House of Commons of Canada Canadian House


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numerous public schools operated by School District 71 Comox Valley. In the 2007 school year, School District 71 had 9,197 students enrolled. Infrastructure Elementary schools * Airport Elementary K-7 * Arden Elementary K-7 * Courtenay Elementary K-7 * École Puntledge Park Elementary K-7 * École Robb Road Elementary K-7 * Huband Park Elementary K-7 * Queneesh Elementary K-7 * Valley


multiple species

, there are still many species of animals being discovered, such as desmatochelys (sea turtles), Nanaimoteuthis jeletzkyi (vampire squids), and multiple species of octopods (Octopus). Our Latest Palaeontology News Museums and art galleries The Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre The Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre ref>


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Columbia Victoria is home to The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), a Primary Reserve (Canadian Forces Primary Reserve) infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces. History First contact For thousands of years before the first contact with European explorers, Courtenay had been the home to the Comox people now the K'ómoks First Nation. K'ómoks History & Tradition The K'ómoks people were able


eclectic mix

: www.islandmusicfest.com Island Music Fest on Vancouver Island takes place in the Comox Valley. Performers and audience members from near and far gather for three days of camping and an eclectic mix of music. There are several other festivals in the area and they include the North Island Festival of Performing Arts, Fiddlefest, Comox Valley Highland Games and the Comox Valley Piano Society puts on performances at the Stan Hagen Theatre.


community arts

First Nations art. I-Hos Gallery The Comox Valley Community Arts Council helps to support the Comox Valley Art Gallery and the Muir Gallery. Comox Valley Art Gallery Muir Gallery Comox Valley Community Arts Council Provincial parks


numerous distinct

tribes with numerous distinct cultures and languages. On Vancouver Island, Coast Salish peoples territory traditionally spans from the northern limit of the Gulf of Georgia on the inside of Vancouver Island and covering most of southern Vancouver Island. Distinct nations within the Coast Salish peoples on Vancouver Island include the Chemainus (Chemainus First Nation), the Comox (Comox First Nation) of the Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia) area, the Cowichan (Cowichan First Nation) of the Cowichan Valley, the Esquimalt (Esquimalt First Nation), the Saanich of the Saanich Peninsula, the Songhees (Songhees First Nation) of the Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) area and Snuneymuxw (Snuneymuxw First Nation) in the Nanaimo (Nanaimo, British Columbia) area. Michael Linton originated the term "local exchange trading system" in 1983 and for a time ran the Comox Valley (Comox Valley, British Columbia) LETSystems in Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia), British Columbia. "What is LETS?". AshevilleLETS. Retrieved December 9, 2008. The system he designed was intended as an adjunct to the national currency (complementary currency), rather than a replacement for it, Linton, Michael (August, 1994). The LETSystem Design Manual. Landsman Community Services Paper No. 1.3 Version No 1.3 although there are examples of individuals who have managed to replace their use of national currency through inventive usage of LETS. , is located adjacent to Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada. Location Located 45 kilometres northeast of Courtenay, British Columbia in the Strait of Georgia. '''Comox Valley Glacier Kings''' Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia), BC (British Columbia) Comox Valley Sports Centre In 2005, Central Island Broadcasting, reflecting its expanded presence on Vancouver Island with the establishment of Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia) station CKLR-FM and the acquisition of CJAV (CJAV-FM), changed its corporate name to Island Radio. On February 11 that year, Parksville's CKWV-FM-1 ceased rebroadcasting CKWV and became a separate station, assuming the callsign CHPQ-FM (not tied directly to the original CHPQ-AM, which moved to CKEG's old 1350 frequency and became CKCI on July 31, 1995, then moved to 88.5 FM and became CIBH (CIBH-FM) on January 14, 2002). On January 19, 2005, Central Island Broadcasting changed its corporate name to Island Radio, reflecting its expanded presence on Vancouver Island (with the addition of Courtenay (Courtenay, British Columbia) station CKLR-FM and the acquisition of CJAV (CJAV-FM) in Port Alberni). On February 11 that year, Parksville's CKWV-FM-1 ceased rebroadcasting CKWV and became a separate station catering to the residents of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, assuming CIBH's original call sign of CHPQ and broadcasting a combined format of middle of the road (middle of the road (music)) and easy listening music. Some station IDs (Station identification) for CHPQ are announced by legendary American disc jockey and voice actor Gary Owens.


high location

of funds, clearing the way for CKVU to switch its channel position). CKVU moved to VHF to avoid interference with KTZZ (KZJO) (on Channel 22) in Seattle, which signed on after CKVU's switch to channel 10. Until it was shut down on August 31, 2011 as part of Canada's digital television transition, CKVU's analog terrestrial signal, transmitted from a very high location on Saltspring Island, could be received throughout much of southwest British Columbia and northwest Washington (U.S

Courtenay, British Columbia

'''Courtenay''' is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province (Provinces and territories of Canada) of British Columbia. It is the largest city (and only "city") in the area commonly known as the Comox Valley, and it is the seat (seat (legal entity)) of the Comox Valley Regional District which replaced the Comox-Strathcona Regional District. Courtenay is just northwest of Nanaimo. The city, along with Nanaimo and Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) is home to The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), a Primary Reserve (Canadian Forces Primary Reserve) infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces.

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