Erin Haluschak

The Vancouver Island marmot is an endangered species. Pictured here, a marmot at Mount Washington. (Black Press file)

VIDEO: ‘Frisky’ Vancouver Island marmots caught on camera

Marmots are catching the eye of researchers when caught on security cameras getting ‘quite frisky’

The Vancouver Island marmot is an endangered species. Pictured here, a marmot at Mount Washington. (Black Press file)
Danita Bilozaze and her daughter Dani in Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon

Island woman makes historic name change for truth and reconciliation

Becomes first person in Canada to be issued new passport under the TRC Calls to Action

Danita Bilozaze and her daughter Dani in Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon
Danita Bilozaze and her daughter Dani in Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon

Valley woman makes historic name change for truth and reconciliation

First in Canada to be issued new passport under the TRC Calls to Action

Danita Bilozaze and her daughter Dani in Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon
The Baynes Sound Connector leaves Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Baynes Sound Connector undergoing upgrades

The MV Quinitsa is providing service between Buckley Bay and Denman Island

The Baynes Sound Connector leaves Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Comox council approved a change in fees for using the Comox Municipal Marina, extending the collection of fees from March 1 to Oct. 31 each year. Black Press file photo

Fee changes, increased costs coming to Comox Municipal Marina

The town will be extending the collection of fees from March 1 to Oct. 31

Comox council approved a change in fees for using the Comox Municipal Marina, extending the collection of fees from March 1 to Oct. 31 each year. Black Press file photo
Comox council will further look at a troublesome traffic area in the Point Holmes area of the town. Photo submitted

Comox council to look at speed calming measures at Point Holmes

“…We are waiting for a problem to happen if we don’t act.”

Comox council will further look at a troublesome traffic area in the Point Holmes area of the town. Photo submitted
A 41-person air task force, including 12 members from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, seized more than $3 million CND worth of cocaine as part of Op Caribbe. Photo by Canadian Armed Forces Operations/Facebook

19 Wing Comox crew involved in three-tonne cocaine seizure worth more than $293 million

12 members from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron involved in Op Caribbe

A 41-person air task force, including 12 members from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, seized more than $3 million CND worth of cocaine as part of Op Caribbe. Photo by Canadian Armed Forces Operations/Facebook
19 Wing Comox’s Wing Auxiliary Security Force (WASF) will be conducting training at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Comox and the Department of National Defence Seal Bay training area from April 12-16. Black Press file photo

19 Wing training set for April at Seal Bay, CFB Comox

Members of the public may see an increase in activity at locations in the Valley

19 Wing Comox’s Wing Auxiliary Security Force (WASF) will be conducting training at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Comox and the Department of National Defence Seal Bay training area from April 12-16. Black Press file photo
Town of Comox council (from left) Alex Bissinger, Ken Grant, Nicole Minions, Mayor Russ Arnott, Stephanie McGowan, Maureen Swift and Pat McKenna. Photo by Kim Stallknecht

Comox council sets residential tax rate just below five per cent

The increase is “as good as we can get,” noted Coun. Stephanie McGowan

Town of Comox council (from left) Alex Bissinger, Ken Grant, Nicole Minions, Mayor Russ Arnott, Stephanie McGowan, Maureen Swift and Pat McKenna. Photo by Kim Stallknecht
A public hearing has been scheduled for a rezoning application for the site of the previous Leeward Pub on Anderton Road in Comox. Google Maps photo

Public hearing set for rezoning for Leeward Pub property on Anderton Road

Concerns over former Leeward Pub building collapsing

A public hearing has been scheduled for a rezoning application for the site of the previous Leeward Pub on Anderton Road in Comox. Google Maps photo
Carson Grant, general manager of Comox Valley Dodge regularly reaches out to people to assist with vehicles, food, clothes and more. Google Maps photo

New Valley resident experiences meaning of community

“It was just a big sigh of relief to see so many kind people.”

Carson Grant, general manager of Comox Valley Dodge regularly reaches out to people to assist with vehicles, food, clothes and more. Google Maps photo
Jason Marriott, store leader of Best Buy Courtenay, donated five iPads and other baby equipment such as playpens and monitors to the Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry on behalf of his store and those in Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. Representing UIWONA is executive director Kat Hawksby (middle) and Deborah Kozlick, program director. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Electronics donation helps women connect to each other and their children

The new technology will be gifted to women in the Nine Moons Prenatal Program

Jason Marriott, store leader of Best Buy Courtenay, donated five iPads and other baby equipment such as playpens and monitors to the Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry on behalf of his store and those in Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. Representing UIWONA is executive director Kat Hawksby (middle) and Deborah Kozlick, program director. Photo by Erin Haluschak
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Cartoon Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for April 7, 2021

Cartoon Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for April 7, 2021

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Sixteen members of Comox Valley Search & Rescue rescued three snowshoers - one injured - Friday night of the Easter long weekend. Photo by CVSR

Comox Valley Search & Rescue assists injured snowshoer

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 19 Wing Comox assisted with the rescue

Sixteen members of Comox Valley Search & Rescue rescued three snowshoers - one injured - Friday night of the Easter long weekend. Photo by CVSR
Glacier Gardens Arena on Military Row in Comox is the site of the Comox Valley’s mass vaccination COVID-19 clinic which is set to open April 1. Photo by Erin Haluschak

With video: Comox Valley mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic set to open

Staff prepping Glacier Gardens Arena site to open April 1

Glacier Gardens Arena on Military Row in Comox is the site of the Comox Valley’s mass vaccination COVID-19 clinic which is set to open April 1. Photo by Erin Haluschak
The new fire hall in Cumberland is officially open. Photo by Mike Chouinard

With video: New Cumberland fire hall officially open

Weekend move highlighted by ceremonial equipment parade

The new fire hall in Cumberland is officially open. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Josh Yeung has created a variety of BC Ferries models for the various ships in the fleet, with the goal ultimately to work for the corporation. Photo submitted

B.C. youth building a replica towards his future

Grade 11 student creates ferry models from memory, photographs

Josh Yeung has created a variety of BC Ferries models for the various ships in the fleet, with the goal ultimately to work for the corporation. Photo submitted
In this photo released by Suez Canal Authority, the Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, is pulled by one of the Suez Canal tugboats, in the Suez Canal, Egypt, Monday, March 29, 2021. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)

Freed Suez Canal container ship Ever Given is massive. Here’s what it looks like next to Comox Valley landmarks

On Monday (March 29), the 222,000-ton vessel was able to move away from the shoreline

In this photo released by Suez Canal Authority, the Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, is pulled by one of the Suez Canal tugboats, in the Suez Canal, Egypt, Monday, March 29, 2021. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)
Josh Yeung has created a variety of BC Ferries models for the various ships in the fleet, with the goal ultimately to work for the corporation. Photo submitted

Building a replica towards his future

Grade 11 student creates ferry models from memory, photographs

Josh Yeung has created a variety of BC Ferries models for the various ships in the fleet, with the goal ultimately to work for the corporation. Photo submitted
A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. Photo by Erin Haluschak

New Comox-Toronto flight set to land at YQQ in June

The announcement follows WestJet’s planned resumption of service to the Atlantic provinces

A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. Photo by Erin Haluschak