Erin Haluschak

Site of the 5.8M earthquake off northern Vancouver Island Wednesday night. Screenshot/U.S. Geological Survey

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes near northern Vancouver Island

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near the north coast of Vancouver Island…

Site of the 5.8M earthquake off northern Vancouver Island Wednesday night. Screenshot/U.S. Geological Survey
Staff at the Comox Valley BCSPCA branch are caring for a handful of pugs and French bulldogs surrendered by an Island breeder. Photo by Erin Haluschak

VIDEO: Surrendered pugs and French bulldogs under SPCA care

Animals are part of a large surrender by a Vancouver Island breeder; some ready for adoption soon

Staff at the Comox Valley BCSPCA branch are caring for a handful of pugs and French bulldogs surrendered by an Island breeder. Photo by Erin Haluschak
One of the two Vancouver Island Marmots released Monday on Mount Washington takes a look around at its new home. Photo by Erin Haluschak.

WITH VIDEO: Two endangered marmots released on Vancouver Island

With three new pups born in May, two more Vancouver Island Marmots…

One of the two Vancouver Island Marmots released Monday on Mount Washington takes a look around at its new home. Photo by Erin Haluschak.
Deer stand on the Comox Golf Course near Golf Creek. (Photo by Terry Farrell)

Comox resident suing municipality for nearly $250,000

Jane Place residents taking Town of Comox to Supreme Court

Deer stand on the Comox Golf Course near Golf Creek. (Photo by Terry Farrell)
Deer stand on the Comox Golf Course near Golf Creek. Photo by Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island resident suing municipality for $250K over contents of stormwater creek

Homeowner taking Town of Comox to Supreme Court in $250,000 lawsuit

Deer stand on the Comox Golf Course near Golf Creek. Photo by Terry Farrell
‘Unruly’ passenger causes security breach, damages Island-bound WestJet plane

‘Unruly’ passenger causes security breach, damages Island-bound WestJet plane

A Comox-bound WestJet flight departing the Edmonton International Airport Wednesday afternoon was…

‘Unruly’ passenger causes security breach, damages Island-bound WestJet plane
Barb Kelly (front) and her husband Ron Kelly leave the Courtenay courthouse Thursday shortly after the sentence was handed down for the man who killed their daughter, Leanne Larocque. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Island double murderer sentenced to life in prison

Michael Simard of Courtenay eligible for parole in 18 years for two-second degree murder charges

Barb Kelly (front) and her husband Ron Kelly leave the Courtenay courthouse Thursday shortly after the sentence was handed down for the man who killed their daughter, Leanne Larocque. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Crown seeking up to 25-year sentence for Vancouver Island double murderer

Crown seeking up to 25-year sentence for Vancouver Island double murderer

Michael Philip Simard murdered Leanne Larocque and Gord Turner ‘execution-style’ in 2016

Crown seeking up to 25-year sentence for Vancouver Island double murderer
Capt. Logan Reid is an Island-born Snowbirds pilot who is training in Comox for his first season with the aerobatics team. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Island-born Snowbirds pilot enjoying homecoming in skies over Comox

Logan Reid once stood clinging onto the fence outside the Comox Air…

Capt. Logan Reid is an Island-born Snowbirds pilot who is training in Comox for his first season with the aerobatics team. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Comox Valley RCMP cruiser

Attack on student in Courtenay ‘way more than bullying’, says mom

A Comox Valley mother said “it was way more than bullying” at…

Comox Valley RCMP cruiser
Snowbirds arrive on Vancouver Island for annual spring training

Snowbirds arrive on Vancouver Island for annual spring training

VIDEO: Acrobatic air team back in Comox for annual spring training

Snowbirds arrive on Vancouver Island for annual spring training
Eleven RCMP divers and one instructor from across the province are in the Comox Valley to practice swift water rescue and recovery techniques. Photo by Erin Haluschak

‘We’re not there looking for fish’: RCMP dive team practice on Vancouver Island

Divers from across B.C. are in the Comox Valley to practise swift water rescue

Eleven RCMP divers and one instructor from across the province are in the Comox Valley to practice swift water rescue and recovery techniques. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Practice schedule released for Snowbird spring training on Vancouver Island

Practice schedule released for Snowbird spring training on Vancouver Island

Comox ‘homecoming’ for Snowbird 4 this month

Practice schedule released for Snowbird spring training on Vancouver Island
The now-shuttered Hanna Korean Restaurant on 5th Street in Courtenay. Google Maps image.

‘Greed and opportunism’ highlight vulnerabilities in B.C. immigration case

Me Hee Kim owed $352,226 following the purchase of Comox Valley’s now-closed Hanna Korean Restaurant

The now-shuttered Hanna Korean Restaurant on 5th Street in Courtenay. Google Maps image.
One of the 45 cats the Comox Valley branch of the BCSPCA is working on socialization with the goal of adoption. Photo submitted

Island SPCA overwhelmed by 45 cats taken from Comox Valley property

Many of the cats will be transferred to branches in Nanaimo and Victoria

One of the 45 cats the Comox Valley branch of the BCSPCA is working on socialization with the goal of adoption. Photo submitted
Barb (centre) and Rob Kelly in front of the Courtenay courthouse in 2016. Black Press file photo

Simard guilty in Vancouver Island double murder

Convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in 2016 killing of Courtenay couple

Barb (centre) and Rob Kelly in front of the Courtenay courthouse in 2016. Black Press file photo
B.C. man killed in Ethiopian plane crash remembered for his enthusiasm, giant smile

B.C. man killed in Ethiopian plane crash remembered for his enthusiasm, giant smile

Messent was to join a delegation from the United Nations Association in Canada in Nairobi, Kenya.

B.C. man killed in Ethiopian plane crash remembered for his enthusiasm, giant smile
Vancouver Island petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures

Vancouver Island petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures

A Courtenay couple is collecting signatures for their petition to decriminalize drugs in Canada

Vancouver Island petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures
The Comox Valley elasmosaur’s 80,000,029th birthday is Saturday                                The Comox Valley elasmosaur’s recently celebrated its 80,000,030th birthday. Black Press file photo

Island fossil makes it to the top of the provincial list

Courtenay’s elasmosaur will be added to the official Provincial Symbols of British Columbia

The Comox Valley elasmosaur’s 80,000,029th birthday is Saturday                                The Comox Valley elasmosaur’s recently celebrated its 80,000,030th birthday. Black Press file photo
Mathias Gilbert posted two videos on social media Feb. 3 of an eagle landing nearby on a vessel while he slices fish. Photo by Mathias Gilbert/Facebook

VIDEO: Up close eagle encounter for B.C. fisherman

Mathias Gilbert posted two videos on social media of a once-in-a-lifetime eagle encounter on a boat

Mathias Gilbert posted two videos on social media Feb. 3 of an eagle landing nearby on a vessel while he slices fish. Photo by Mathias Gilbert/Facebook