Erin Haluschak

Simba Investments is seeking subdivision approval for 48 single-family lots at 1000 Pritchard Road in Comox. Google Street View screenshot

Valley developer taking Town of Comox to court over delayed subdivision application

“All we’re asking council and staff is to do business in a manner where we can work together”

Simba Investments is seeking subdivision approval for 48 single-family lots at 1000 Pritchard Road in Comox. Google Street View screenshot
Snow conditions on opening day from the Raven webcam at Mount Washington Alpine Resort Friday, Dec. 9, 2022.

Lack of snow prevents lifts from spinning on opening day at Mount Washington

A lack of snow has prevented the chairlifts from spinning on Mount…

Snow conditions on opening day from the Raven webcam at Mount Washington Alpine Resort Friday, Dec. 9, 2022.
Mount Washington’s opening day is set for Friday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m., and the chair lifts are set to run until 3:30 p.m. Webcam photo/Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington set to open this week; limited water supply a concern

Snowpack in the upper watershed is less than 25 per cent of what is considered normal

Mount Washington’s opening day is set for Friday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m., and the chair lifts are set to run until 3:30 p.m. Webcam photo/Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Tom Verbrugge and his son Mica have the bonfire stoked and the hotdogs ready to roast when Tom’s Trees Christmas tree farm opens on Nov. 26, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY TOM VERBRUGGE)

It’s beginning to look a lot more expensive for a Christmas tree this year

Variety of factors contributing, effect on Islanders will vary depending on where you shop

Tom Verbrugge and his son Mica have the bonfire stoked and the hotdogs ready to roast when Tom’s Trees Christmas tree farm opens on Nov. 26, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY TOM VERBRUGGE)
A Comox Valley snowperson was one of many reader-submitted photos of snow days in the area. Photo by Lisa Andrade

Slideshow: Snow days in the Comox Valley

Readers submit photos from sledding to tree decorating and everything in between

A Comox Valley snowperson was one of many reader-submitted photos of snow days in the area. Photo by Lisa Andrade
Severe weather such as the heat dome last year and the draught this summer has not only affected Christmas trees this year but will do so in future years . (Pixabay photo)

It’s beginning to look a lot more expensive for a Christmas tree this year

Variety of factors contributing to shortage, increased price

Severe weather such as the heat dome last year and the draught this summer has not only affected Christmas trees this year but will do so in future years . (Pixabay photo)
This week, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds announced their annual rotation of pilots for the team, and an Island-born pilot had a hard time jokingly saying goodbye to his position. Photo by Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Island-born Snowbirds pilot saying goodbye to the team in style

“It’s a tough transition and sometimes you have to drag (the pilots) out of the cockpit”

This week, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds announced their annual rotation of pilots for the team, and an Island-born pilot had a hard time jokingly saying goodbye to his position. Photo by Canadian Forces Snowbirds
Ramona Johnson at the I-Hos Gallery. Photo by Ali Roddam/Black Press

Johnson leaves behind legacy at Valley’s I-Hos Gallery and beyond

She has directly worked with hundreds of artists, and her approach to each one has never changed

Ramona Johnson at the I-Hos Gallery. Photo by Ali Roddam/Black Press
Volunteers spent a day making 3,000 perogies for the Ukrainian Food Take Out Dinner at the upper Florence Filberg, Friday, June 24. Photo via Facebook

Valley community stepping up to support Ukrainian newcomers

Summer fundraising dinner raised $14,000 to support those new to the Valley

Volunteers spent a day making 3,000 perogies for the Ukrainian Food Take Out Dinner at the upper Florence Filberg, Friday, June 24. Photo via Facebook
In late October, the Comox Valley Shooters women’s soccer team hosted a fundraising run in memory of their teammate, Caroline Bernard and her family. Photo submitted

Fundraising run continues legacy and supports victims of impaired driving

More than $2,000 raised last month to honour teammate, father

In late October, the Comox Valley Shooters women’s soccer team hosted a fundraising run in memory of their teammate, Caroline Bernard and her family. Photo submitted
The Lorne Hotel - part of the walk-through display for Chrismas on Cascara. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Courtenay Christmas village open once again

Chrismas on Cascara includes approximately 220 houses, about 400 people and 300 cars

The Lorne Hotel - part of the walk-through display for Chrismas on Cascara. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Coastal Rides is the first ride-hailing service on the Sunshine Coast, which now operates in the Comox Valley (along with Texada Island). (Black Press file photo).

Coastal Rides hoping to close transportation gap in the Valley

Ride-sharing company hoping to grow its presence

Coastal Rides is the first ride-hailing service on the Sunshine Coast, which now operates in the Comox Valley (along with Texada Island). (Black Press file photo).
Gladstone Brewing Company came out on top at the BC Beer Awards this past weekend. Photo by Alexandra Stephanson

Courtenay brewery comes up big at BC Beer Awards

Gladstone Brewing Company wins Brewery of the Year, four golds and a silver

Gladstone Brewing Company came out on top at the BC Beer Awards this past weekend. Photo by Alexandra Stephanson
The Child Haven committee is hosting its annual fundraising dinner Nov.15 as a sit-down Indian dinner at 4 Quarters in Cumberland. Photo submitted

In-person Child Haven fundraiser returns

It’s set for 4 Quarters in Cumberland on Nov. 15

The Child Haven committee is hosting its annual fundraising dinner Nov.15 as a sit-down Indian dinner at 4 Quarters in Cumberland. Photo submitted
Kelly Ferguson has been named the Comox Valley Local Hero Animal Ambassador for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Animal Ambassador: Kelly Ferguson

Kelly Ferguson’s best and most rewarding days are spent helping those who…

Kelly Ferguson has been named the Comox Valley Local Hero Animal Ambassador for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam
Justin Federici has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Courage and Bravery Award. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Local Hero – Courage and Bravery: Justin Federici

Justin Federici believes it’s everyone’s job to contribute something to the world.…

Justin Federici has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Courage and Bravery Award. Photo supplied
Ross Eddy has been selected as the Comox Valley Local Hero - Seniors Champion for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Seniors Champion: Ross Eddy

Ross Eddy has spent more than eight years driving 10 to 12…

Ross Eddy has been selected as the Comox Valley Local Hero - Seniors Champion for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam
Doug Chinnery was named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Emergency Services Award winner. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Local Hero – Emergency Services: Doug Chinnery

Doug Chinnery will literally give you the shirt off of his back.…

Doug Chinnery was named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Emergency Services Award winner. Photo supplied
The west side post-explosion of Building 25. Photo by Technical Safety BC

Struck gas line caused building explosion at CFB Comox: report

Nearly a year after the incident, Technical Safety BC confirms explosion source

The west side post-explosion of Building 25. Photo by Technical Safety BC
Jade Hansen stands in front of her collection of coats from a past clothing drive. Photo submitted.

Hansen’s annual Valley coat drive returns for those in need

She has filled trailers with coats, clothes, sweaters, toques, mitts and warm clothes

Jade Hansen stands in front of her collection of coats from a past clothing drive. Photo submitted.