Coombs

An air ambulance takes off from Highway 4 on Wednesday, April 6. (PHOTO COURTESY PA FIRE DEPARTMENT)

Two sent to hospital after Highway 4 crash near Cathedral Grove

Highway was closed for several hours on April 6, 2022

 

The Coombs Fair is a major fundraiser for the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association, which manages the Coombs Fairgrounds. (PQB file photo)

COVID-19 has massive negative impact on Coombs Fairgrounds

Plan still in place to hold popular fair in 2022

 

A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)

3 unique art pieces stolen during overnight theft from Vancouver Island art gallery

Items include a metal, limited-edition killer whale

 

RCMP, BC Ambulance personnel and the Coombs-Hilliers, Errington and Qualicum fire departments responded to a report of a mobile home with a man trapped underneath along Grafton Avenue near Station Road in Coombs, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

RCMP report one man dead after being trapped beneath mobile home in Coombs

Police say structure was being moved on to Grafton Avenue property

RCMP, BC Ambulance personnel and the Coombs-Hilliers, Errington and Qualicum fire departments responded to a report of a mobile home with a man trapped underneath along Grafton Avenue near Station Road in Coombs, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway. (Michael Briones photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway on Sept. 9, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway. (Michael Briones photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway on Sept. 9, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Firefighters and police on scene at a motor vehicle incident involving a motorcycle along the Alberni Highway in Coombs on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Firefighters and police on scene at a motor vehicle incident involving a motorcycle along the Alberni Highway in Coombs on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Five fire departments responded to a commercial structure fire in Coombs on Friday afternoon (July 16). (Michael Briones photo)

5 fire departments respond to commercial structure blaze in Coombs

Crews had situation contained within an hour

Five fire departments responded to a commercial structure fire in Coombs on Friday afternoon (July 16). (Michael Briones photo)
A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again on Vancouver Island

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)
Ken Meuckon on March 26, 2021, next to a photo of the tracks he found on his property near Coombs Junction in the winter of 2019. (Mandy Moraes photo)

B.C. man asks: Barefoot Bigfoot or just big-footed bear tracks?

Frightening recent encounter brings back memories of strange print found on property

Ken Meuckon on March 26, 2021, next to a photo of the tracks he found on his property near Coombs Junction in the winter of 2019. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys building, home in Coombs

Nine fire departments called to battle the flames

Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
A house fire on Leffler Road in Errington early Friday morning. (Trina Sisco photo)

Early-morning blaze destroys house in Errington

Fire officials say couple and their family pet managed to get out of Leffler Road home safely

A house fire on Leffler Road in Errington early Friday morning. (Trina Sisco photo)
B.C. conservation officers were called on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to remove five hog carcasses from a ditch in Coombs. (Black Press file photo)

Resident discovers five discarded hog heads in Vancouver Island ditch

WARNING: Graphic image may be upsetting to some readers

B.C. conservation officers were called on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to remove five hog carcasses from a ditch in Coombs. (Black Press file photo)
A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (News file photo)

Head-on collision on Vancouver Island results in dead dog, woman in hospital

RCMP say no one else injured in Coombs crash

A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (News file photo)