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Comox, British Columbia
Comox has a population of approximately 12,200 people, and is home to Canadian Forces Base Comox and HMCS Quadra . The town shares the 'Comox Valley' with the City of Courtenay, the Village of Cumberland , and the unincorporated settlements of Royston , Union Bay , Fanny Bay , Black Creek and Merville .
Comox is known for being home of the Lorne Hotel , the oldest licensed establishment in British Columbia, and for the Filberg Festival , an annual summertime arts and crafts extravaganza named for the residential park it's held in. Coinciding with the Filberg Festival in early August are the 'Nautical Days' celebrations in Comox Marina Park (a landfill waterfront park), boasting a parade, a classic car show, a boatbuilding competition and live music performances.
Comox is one of the past hometowns of actress Pamela Anderson-Lee, previously of Baywatch fame. The town is also the hometown of many National Hockey League stars, including Cam Neely and Brett MacLean , and of locally-known radio host Red Robinson .
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