Erin Haluschak

The tentative 2021 Snowbirds’ schedule. Canadian Forces photo

Snowbirds release 2021 airshow season, set to return to the Island for spring training

The 2021 season will celebrate the team’s 50th anniversary

The tentative 2021 Snowbirds’ schedule. Canadian Forces photo
The opening day on Mount Washington this year was Dec. 4. Screenshot

Mount Washington opens on time, COVID-19 protocols in place

“We’re super excited - it’s been six months in the planning.”

The opening day on Mount Washington this year was Dec. 4. Screenshot
Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay has closed again due to a threat Friday (Dec 4). File photo

Island middle school closed for the second time in a week due to threat

On Nov. 26, Lake Trail Middle School was closed for a day while a similar incident occurred.

Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay has closed again due to a threat Friday (Dec 4). File photo
The Trenton Golden Hawks are changing their name and uniform for one game on Nov. 27 as they become the Trenton Snowbirds for one game to honour Capt. Jennifer Casey. Twitter photo

Hockey team honouring fallen Snowbird with Island connection

The Trenton Golden Hawks will become the Trenton Snowbirds for one game

The Trenton Golden Hawks are changing their name and uniform for one game on Nov. 27 as they become the Trenton Snowbirds for one game to honour Capt. Jennifer Casey. Twitter photo
A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. On Oct. 26, the BCCDC identified with a WestJet flight leaving the airport with a case of COVID-19 on board. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Third COVID-19 exposure on flight at Comox airport

WestJet flight 3172 leaving Comox to Calgary has been identified with a case

A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. On Oct. 26, the BCCDC identified with a WestJet flight leaving the airport with a case of COVID-19 on board. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Michael Gazetas and Michelle Root. GoFundMe photo
Michael Gazetas and Michelle Root. GoFundMe photo
The Calgary Zoo is aiding in recovery efforts for the Vancouver Island marmot, an endangered species. Pictured here, a marmot at Mount Washington. (Black Press file)

Despite challenges, 2020 good year for Vancouver Island marmot population

In 2019, the foundation counted 60 pups; this year, it reached 46

The Calgary Zoo is aiding in recovery efforts for the Vancouver Island marmot, an endangered species. Pictured here, a marmot at Mount Washington. (Black Press file)
Mail in ballot, provincial election 2020 (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

B.C. VOTES: 2020: Get those mail-in ballots in the post ASAP

All you need to know about mail-in ballots for the 2020 B.C. election

Mail in ballot, provincial election 2020 (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Mount Washington Alpine Resort received an early blast of snow throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. Mount Washington webcam photo.

Mount Washington receives early blast of snow

The resort is set to open on Dec. 4

Mount Washington Alpine Resort received an early blast of snow throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. Mount Washington webcam photo.
Nantel family
Nantel family
B.C. will receive $242.36 million as part of the newly created Safe Return to Class fund and school advocates are looking to see how the funds can be used for students. (Black Press file photo)

School advocates hope new federal funding can assist B.C. schools with more flexibility

B.C. will receive $242.36 million as part of the newly created Safe Return to Class fund

B.C. will receive $242.36 million as part of the newly created Safe Return to Class fund and school advocates are looking to see how the funds can be used for students. (Black Press file photo)
Taking dog feces and a jackhammer to neighbourhood dispute costs B.C. man $16,000

Taking dog feces and a jackhammer to neighbourhood dispute costs B.C. man $16,000

‘Pellegrin’s actions were motivated by malice …a vindictive, pointless, dangerous and unlawful act’

Taking dog feces and a jackhammer to neighbourhood dispute costs B.C. man $16,000
A captive fawn was seized from Cumberland home Aug. 12. Photo by BC Conservation Service

Captive fawn seized from Island home

Valley resident charged and fined under the Wildlife Act

A captive fawn was seized from Cumberland home Aug. 12. Photo by BC Conservation Service
FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, director James Cameron speaks at a news conference announcing a new show by Cirque du Soleil based on his movie “Avatar” in Montreal. Cameron, who plans four film sequels, served as a consultant on “Toruk The First Flight,” a stadium show that opened in Montreal in November and has since toured North America. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Filmmaker James Cameron’s Comox Valley winery up for sale

The director behind The Terminator and Titanic puts Beaufort Winery on the market after six years

FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, director James Cameron speaks at a news conference announcing a new show by Cirque du Soleil based on his movie “Avatar” in Montreal. Cameron, who plans four film sequels, served as a consultant on “Toruk The First Flight,” a stadium show that opened in Montreal in November and has since toured North America. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Lindsey Nicholls’ mother Judy Peterson and her sister Kim Nicholls walk near the billboards placed on the Old Island Highway in Royston in 2018, just south of where Lindsey was last seen in 1993. Photo by Erin Haluschak

‘Someone knows something’: a look into Vancouver Island missing persons with interactive map

There are more than three dozen people listed as missing throughout Vancouver Island

Lindsey Nicholls’ mother Judy Peterson and her sister Kim Nicholls walk near the billboards placed on the Old Island Highway in Royston in 2018, just south of where Lindsey was last seen in 1993. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Comox Valley veteran Jim McGillawee celebrated his special day Thursday, alongside his daughter, Sharon Smith. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Courtenay centenarian celebrates day with friends, family and a flypast

Jim McGillawee served in the Second World War

Comox Valley veteran Jim McGillawee celebrated his special day Thursday, alongside his daughter, Sharon Smith. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Rescue crews discovered an individual unresponsive on Norris Rock (red pin) following a boating accident Tuesday night off of Hornby Island. Google Maps

One person dead in boating accident off Hornby Island

Two people involved, one man recovered with hypothermia

Rescue crews discovered an individual unresponsive on Norris Rock (red pin) following a boating accident Tuesday night off of Hornby Island. Google Maps
Some of the members of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team participated in a virtual airshow on April 22, 2020. /Screenshot

Snowbirds liftoff virtually with online airshow

The team isn’t coming to the Comox Valley this year, but you can catch them online.

Some of the members of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team participated in a virtual airshow on April 22, 2020. /Screenshot
Hole album cover recreation. Photo by Ali Roddam of Bellaphoto.

Isolation challenge produces celebrity, musician photos for Island photographer and daughter

David Bowie, David Rose, Ellen included in photo recreations.

Hole album cover recreation. Photo by Ali Roddam of Bellaphoto.
Comox Valley resident Jabin Postal created an unofficial dance workout for Speaking Moistly - an autotuned internet hit./YouTube photo
Comox Valley resident Jabin Postal created an unofficial dance workout for Speaking Moistly - an autotuned internet hit./YouTube photo