Courtenay, British Columbia

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park that was used during the Second World War (World War II) as a training area for the D-Day landings (Normandy landings). Simms Millennium Park Mount Washington Alpine Resort is the largest commercial ski area on Vancouver Island. Each winter season many flock there to enjoy the seasonal sports such as skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, snow shoeing, sledding and more, as well summer attractions such as mountain bike riding (Mountain biking in British Columbia) and hiking. The resort has a lot of on-mountain accommodation in the Alpine Village. Sports The Comox Valley Glacier Kings play junior (Junior hockey) hockey (Ice hockey) in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League in the Comox Valley Sports Centre. They won the 1993-94 VIJHL League Season Championship and the 1994-95 VIJHL Playoffs. In the 2009-10 they were the North Division Playoff Champions. In 2009 the World U-17 Hockey Challenge (2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge) played several games at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. Government The City of Courtenay is governed by a mayor and six member council. As of 2012 the mayor is Larry Jangula. City of Courtenay Council Provincially, Don McRae (Don McRae (politician)) of the British Columbia Liberal Party is the Member of the Legislative Assembly (Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) for the Comox Valley (Comox Valley (provincial electoral district)) electoral district (electoral district (Canada)). Prior MLAs include Stan Hagen and Evelyn Gillespie. The city is part of the Vancouver Island North federal electoral district and is currently represented by John Duncan (John Duncan (Canadian politician)) of the Conservative Party (Conservative Party of Canada). Prior to that the city was in the Comox–Alberni district. Infrastructure Transportation Transit Courtenay is served by the Comox Valley Transit System, which is managed and run by the BC Transit Authority (BC Transit), and the cost is shared between the Comox Valley Regional District and BC Transit. Comox Valley Transit System Although it is quite small with only 13 bus routes, it provides quick and inexpensive transportation throughout the Comox Valley. From the main bus stop, located on Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay, there are buses that go to Cumberland, Royston, as far south as Fanny Bay (Fanny Bay, British Columbia), and as far as Oyster River (Oyster River, British Columbia), where a connection to the Campbell River Transit System is offered. Regional Map for Comox Valley BC Transit also operates a handyDART transportation service, for people who have a disability or require extra assistance. handyDART In November 2007 as part of a pilot program, the Comox Valley buses were equipped with free wireless Internet access for its passengers. Comox Valley Transit System FAQ Ferry service Within the Comox Valley BC Ferries has two terminals, one located in Little River (Little River, British Columbia), Comox, and the other south of Courtenay in Buckley Bay (Buckley Bay, British Columbia). The port in Little River provides service for ferry travel between Powell River (Powell River, British Columbia) and Vancouver Island, while the Buckley Bay ferry terminal provides a route between Vancouver Island and Denman Island. Northern Gulf Islands Schedules thumb Landing at Courtenay Airpark (File:Courtenay final 31.jpg) Airports Courtenay has four airports in the area: *Comox Valley Airport (CFB Comox) (CFB Comox), which in addition to use by Armed Forces aircraft, is used by WestJet, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal Airlines and Island Express Air. Comox Valley Airport *Courtenay Airpark, a small airport located in downtown Courtenay, owned by the City of Courtenay but operated by Courtenay Airpark Association, provides hangar space for recreational fliers and aerial tours of the Comox Valley. Courtenay Airpark *Courtenay Airpark Water Aerodrome, also owned by the City of Courtenay and operated by The Courtenay Airpark Association, has daily flights operated by West Coast Air. * Courtenay


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, 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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history Comox Valley Youth Music Centre - History Notable people involved with the centre include Harry Freedman who taught there 1971-1982, Gilles Bellemare (Gilles Bellemare (composer)) (composition), Diana Krall (piano), Nancy Argenta (voice), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet) and Renee Rosnes (piano). Comox Valley Youth Music Centre - Alumni The Sid Williams Theatre, located in downtown Courtenay, is the major

performance theatre in the Comox Valley. Sid Williams Theatre Other theatres include the Rainbow Youth Theatre, the Courtenay Little Theatre and the Stan Hagen Theatre. Rainbow Youth Theatre Courtenay Little Theatre The Vancouver Island Regional Library has a branch located in downtown Courtenay. The Courtenay branch offers many services such as free WIFI for library members, computer access, and printing and photocopying stations. Computer & Internet Attractions , 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.


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* 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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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


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, excavation led by Dr. Dirk Meckert revealed a near complete Mosasaur skeleton. After analysis of the skeleton began, paleontologists Dr. Meckter and Dr. Betsy Nicholls (Elizabeth Nicholls), realized this 80-million year old skeleton was a new kind of Mosasaur that had not yet been discovered. They named this new species of Mosasaur, Kourisodon Puntledgensis (Kourisodon), for its unique two extra rows of razor-like teeth and its discovery location. After these two large discoveries, 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 offers fossil tours of local rivers and historical exhibits. It is open year-round. The Comox Air Force Museum and Heritage Airpark (Comox Air Force Museum) is located in nearby Comox and has exhibitions from the First World War (World War I) onwards and is open year round. Comox Air Force Museum The Heritage Airpark is home to several aircraft and is open from May to September. Heritage Airpark Also in Comox is the Comox Archives & Museum which depicts the history of the town. Comox Archives & Museum Located in Cumberland is the Cumberland Museum & Archives. The museum which is open year round depicts the history of coal mining in the area. Cumberland Museum & Archives Just north of the city is the Nim-Nim Interpretive Centre. Situated on the Puntledge RV Campground, the site was the original home of the now extinct Pentlatch People, it is named for Chief Joe Nim-Nim. The centre highlights the achievements of the First Nations people of the area. Nim-Nim Interpretive Centre There are several art galleries in the city. The I-Hos Gallery is run by the K'ómoks First Nation and displays modern and traditional BC coastal 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 There are several Provincial Parks (List of British Columbia Provincial Parks) in the area and they include; * Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park, about , 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.


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


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with several other locations on the island such as Victoria.

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Resort is the largest commercial ski area on Vancouver Island. Each winter season many flock there to enjoy the seasonal sports such as skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, snow shoeing, sledding and more, as well summer attractions such as mountain bike riding (Mountain biking in British Columbia) and hiking. The resort has a lot of on-mountain accommodation in the Alpine Village. Sports The Comox Valley Glacier Kings play junior (Junior hockey) Ice hockey hockey


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; offers fossil tours of local rivers and historical exhibits. It is open year-round. The Comox Air Force Museum and Heritage Airpark (Comox Air Force Museum) is located in nearby Comox and has exhibitions from the First World War (World War I) onwards and is open year round. Comox Air Force Museum The Heritage Airpark is home to several aircraft and is open from May to September. Heritage Airpark Also in Comox is the Comox Archives & Museum which depicts the history of the town. Comox Archives & Museum Located in Cumberland is the Cumberland Museum & Archives. The museum which is open year round depicts the history of coal mining in the area. Cumberland Museum & Archives Just north of the city is the Nim-Nim Interpretive Centre. Situated on the Puntledge RV Campground, the site was the original home of the now extinct Pentlatch People, it is named for Chief Joe Nim-Nim. The centre highlights the achievements of the First Nations people of the area. Nim-Nim Interpretive Centre There are several art galleries in the city. The I-Hos Gallery is run by the K'ómoks First Nation and displays modern and traditional BC coastal 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 There are several Provincial Parks (List of British Columbia Provincial Parks) in the area and they include; * Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park, about , 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.

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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