Mike Chouinard

UPDATED: Vancouver Island teacher suspended for use of vulgar language and profanities toward students
UPDATED: Vancouver Island teacher suspended for use of vulgar language and profanities toward students
Work continues to clean up the HAMM site after last week’s downpour. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley military museum could be closed for a couple of months

HMCS Alberni site suffered water damage during a recent downpour

Work continues to clean up the HAMM site after last week’s downpour. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Ocular still shows the scars but has been healing this past year. Photo courtesy of Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce

Injured humpback returns to waters near Comox a year later

Photographer spotted Ocular near Comox again and noticed the whale has been healing

Ocular still shows the scars but has been healing this past year. Photo courtesy of Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce
A view of the cabins on Stuart Wood Island, on Moat Lake. Photo via moatlakeretreat.com

Cabin has saved others before recent rescue of Island hiker

Strathcona Park A-frame structure has provided refuge for about 40 people, says owner

A view of the cabins on Stuart Wood Island, on Moat Lake. Photo via moatlakeretreat.com
Murray Naswell points to the spot on the map where he was stuck on a cliff above Moat Lake. He was eventually able to get to a cabin below where rescuers found him. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Comox Valley Record

Hiker survives five-day ordeal on Vancouver Island mountain range

Fog forced Courtenay man onto cliff before he found safety in lake cabin at Strathcona Park

Murray Naswell points to the spot on the map where he was stuck on a cliff above Moat Lake. He was eventually able to get to a cabin below where rescuers found him. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Comox Valley Record
BREAKING: Hiker found alive in Strathcona Park

BREAKING: Hiker found alive in Strathcona Park

Search crew discovered Naswell, 50, in cabin early Monday afternoon

BREAKING: Hiker found alive in Strathcona Park
Paul Berry of CVGSAR. File photo, Comox Valley Record

Search and rescue looking for Island hiker in Strathcona Park

Murray Naswell of Cumberland was supposed to hike up a summit Wednesday

Paul Berry of CVGSAR. File photo, Comox Valley Record
MP Blaine Calkins, a member of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, was in Campbell River to hear about issues from local stakeholders. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Chinook fishery not ‘closed’ in area is message from guides

Conservative MP holds town halls on Vancouver Island to hear stakeholders’ concerns

MP Blaine Calkins, a member of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, was in Campbell River to hear about issues from local stakeholders. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
A local cab driver spotted what is believed to be a capuchin monkey on the loose in Campbell River. File photo

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

A local cab driver spotted what is believed to be a capuchin monkey on the loose in Campbell River. File photo
Guides Janet Wilson and Cheyanne Hackett

Homalco tour gives glimpse into area’s ‘People, Land, Water’

First Nation business mixes cultural components with wildlife excursions

Guides Janet Wilson and Cheyanne Hackett
A video shows the dolphins frantically swimming into Heriot Bay. Screenshot of video, Aldis William Hart

VIDEO: Dolphins pursued into Quadra Island bay by Bigg’s orcas

Smaller mammals trapped in local waters for hours by the larger predators

A video shows the dolphins frantically swimming into Heriot Bay. Screenshot of video, Aldis William Hart
The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board wants to see local and regional governments lobby the province to increase funding for libraries. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona Regional District wants province to boost library funding

Regional district responds to library board request for local government to lobby Victoria

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board wants to see local and regional governments lobby the province to increase funding for libraries. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Former CVRD and CSWM board member Rod Nichol urges the CSWM board to continue pursuing the waste-to-energy option with a Nova Scotia company. Photo, Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Former CSWM director presses on for waste-to-energy option

Rod Nichol appears as delegate at board meeting in Campbell River

Former CVRD and CSWM board member Rod Nichol urges the CSWM board to continue pursuing the waste-to-energy option with a Nova Scotia company. Photo, Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
The Indigenous immersion program will run at Ripple Rock Elementary. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

School district gets number for Indigenous immersion in Campbell River

Pilot project in Liq’wala/Kwak’wala language, culture

The Indigenous immersion program will run at Ripple Rock Elementary. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Black Press

MARS puts out call for food for eagles on Vancouver Island

Rescue centre in Merville has now treated more than 20 eagles since new year

Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Black Press
The mussel operation in question is in Gorge Harbour on Cortes. SRD map

ISF defends efforts to mitagate noise from mussel operation on Cortes Island

Industry representatives stress that safety is a key factor when choosing a location

The mussel operation in question is in Gorge Harbour on Cortes. SRD map
About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.

VIDEO: Hitched wedding event on now at Courtenay’s Filberg Centre

Organizers expect 1,000 visitors and 350 active brides

About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.
Some Comox Valley residents made the trip to ask the SRD at the Jan. 24 board meeting to help stop a potential water bottling operation in the Merville area. Photo, Mike Chouinard

Strathcona Regional District board passes bottled water resolution for AVICC meeting

Wording asks province to cease bulk water bottling in Island, Coastal Communities

Some Comox Valley residents made the trip to ask the SRD at the Jan. 24 board meeting to help stop a potential water bottling operation in the Merville area. Photo, Mike Chouinard
Residents in Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island say industrial shellfish operations such as current mussel harvesting and former oyster harvesting are a source of too much noise. Photo, Vern and Mary Kemp

Cortes residents battle mussel operation over noise

Questions for hearing include whether activities are considered processing

Residents in Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island say industrial shellfish operations such as current mussel harvesting and former oyster harvesting are a source of too much noise. Photo, Vern and Mary Kemp
MARS has had an influx of injured or sick eagles from the north part of Vancouver Island this month. File photo                                Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle atthe Mountainaire Avian rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

MARS seeing influx of sick, injured eagles from north part of Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Factors for increase in eagle cases can be anything from lead poisoning to vehicle strikes

MARS has had an influx of injured or sick eagles from the north part of Vancouver Island this month. File photo                                Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle atthe Mountainaire Avian rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror