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Michael Briones

Michael Briones

In April of 2017, I had the privilege of rejoining The NEWS team from the Comox Valley Echo. My earlier experience with The NEWS dates back to 1997, when I covered sports for the publication.

My journey in the newspaper industry began in 1981 as a proofreader for the English-language Standard in Hong Kong. Since then, I've embarked on diverse roles in various newspapers, covering everything from police and government to sports and general assignments. My career has taken me to different corners of the country, from Ontario to Northern B.C. and now, back to Mid-Vancouver Island, where I continue to contribute to the field I'm passionate about.

Phone
250-905-0026
Email
michael.briones@pqbnews.com

Recent Work by Michael

Qualicum Beach won’t authorize owner-occupant short-term vacation rentals

Qualicum Beach won’t authorize owner-occupant short-term vacation rentals

Council wants full review done in 2027
Former Calgary zookeeper emotional releasing B.C. eagle back into wild

Former Calgary zookeeper emotional releasing B.C. eagle back into wild

B.C.’s North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre lets year-old bald eagle go after nursing it to health
PHOTOS: Herring run creates annual frenzy in Parksville Qualicum Beach

PHOTOS: Herring run creates annual frenzy in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Wildlife add to the fun for observers as annual fishery arrives
Canadian football, hockey legend Gerry James dies at age 89

Canadian football, hockey legend Gerry James dies at age 89

Only athlete to play in Grey Cup and Stanley Cup final in same season
B.C. town commits to class-action lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

B.C. town commits to class-action lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

Council voted 4-1 but next steps are contingent on Qualicum Beach acquiring legal opinion
T. rex pair brings joy turning B.C. park into Jurassic Park

T. rex pair brings joy turning B.C. park into Jurassic Park

Costumes provided plenty of smiles and chuckles at Parksville Community Park on Vancouver Island
Island team rides lengthy shutout streak into high school football finals

Island team rides lengthy shutout streak into high school football finals

Ballenas Whalers off to at BC Place after blanking Crusaders for fifth shutout win in a row
Vancouver Island football standout Agostini commits to Harvard

Vancouver Island football standout Agostini commits to Harvard

Towering Parksville lineman had variety of offers from U.S. programs
Islander earns steeplechase silver medal at Pan American Games

Islander earns steeplechase silver medal at Pan American Games

Former coaches thrilled to see Alycia Butterworth’s performance in 3,000-metre
Future dim, after public convinces Qualicum Beach to dial down street lights

Future dim, after public convinces Qualicum Beach to dial down street lights

Qualicum Beach installs new LED lights to address resident complaints
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