Erin Haluschak

40 Knots Winery recently completed a major project on their vineyard terrace by installing 360-degree glass panels for year-round use.

Comox winery aims for year-round experience with glass-surrounded terrace

40 Knots Winery recently completed a major project on their vineyard terrace

40 Knots Winery recently completed a major project on their vineyard terrace by installing 360-degree glass panels for year-round use.
Former town councillor and long-time volunteer John Marinus was presented with the Freedom of the Town in 2017 by then-Mayor Paul Ives. Facebook/Town of Comox photo

Five-term councillor, long-serving volunteer John Marinus passes away

He was presented the Freedom of the Town award in 2017

Former town councillor and long-time volunteer John Marinus was presented with the Freedom of the Town in 2017 by then-Mayor Paul Ives. Facebook/Town of Comox 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 to move forward with stormwater management bylaws

Northeast Comox lands have been a historical flood plain and regularly floods

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
Courtenay’s Ace Brewing Company’s Jet Fuel IPA was chosen for second place in the annual Canadian Brewing Awards. Photo submitted

Courtenay brewery takes silver medal at Canadian Brewing Awards

“It’s huge - they are the biggest awards in Canada that you can get (in the brewing industry).”

Courtenay’s Ace Brewing Company’s Jet Fuel IPA was chosen for second place in the annual Canadian Brewing Awards. Photo submitted
Royston resident and photographer Tanja Kerr took a quick video of two eagles taking a quick dip in the water earlier this week. Video still/Tanja Kerr

Video: Eagle spotting in Royston

Photographer Tanja Kerr ensures her camera is always nearby

Royston resident and photographer Tanja Kerr took a quick video of two eagles taking a quick dip in the water earlier this week. Video still/Tanja Kerr
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 to move forward with stormwater management decision

Northeast Comox lands have been a historical flood plain and regularly floods

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
Cumberland photographer Sara Kemper recently took the top spot in a Canadian Geographic photography contest. Photo by Sara Kemper

Cumberland photographer takes top Canadian Geographic photo prize

Sara Kemper shows what home means to her in Comox Valley photo

Cumberland photographer Sara Kemper recently took the top spot in a Canadian Geographic photography contest. Photo by Sara Kemper
442 Transport and Rescue Squadron from CFB Comox was tasked to assist Arrowsmith Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) in extracting an injured hiker off of Mount Arrowsmith on Jan. 17. Photo by Capt.Reg Reimer

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron assists in Mount Arrowsmith rescue

“The turbulent conditions … made the hoisting quite challenging.”

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron from CFB Comox was tasked to assist Arrowsmith Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) in extracting an injured hiker off of Mount Arrowsmith on Jan. 17. Photo by Capt.Reg Reimer
A Courtenay resident labours to remove the snow build-up from around her car in February 2019. The area may see snow throughout the coming weekend. Black Press file photo

Snow, winter not done with the Comox Valley quite yet

Flurries, snow and cold temps predicted for the weekend

A Courtenay resident labours to remove the snow build-up from around her car in February 2019. The area may see snow throughout the coming weekend. Black Press file photo
Andrea Cupelli of the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness told council the coalition’s needs assessment for non-market housing continues to grow throughout the region, as well as within Comox. . File photo

Coalition to end homelessness asking for additional funding from Comox

The coalition’s needs assessment for non-market housing continues to grow

Andrea Cupelli of the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness told council the coalition’s needs assessment for non-market housing continues to grow throughout the region, as well as within Comox. . File photo
Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

Comox looking at proposed CVRD parks service; councillor seeks to include UNDRIP in framework

Coun. Stephanie McGowan proposed a motion to bring UNDRIP to the town’s framework

Comox town hall. Black Press file photo
It was a busy day on Jan. 13 at Mount Washington Alpine Resort as snow conditions were some of the best in Canada. Screenshot photo

‘Epic’ conditions at Mount Washington

Staff remind guests to plan ahead and understand COVID-19 resort protocols

It was a busy day on Jan. 13 at Mount Washington Alpine Resort as snow conditions were some of the best in Canada. Screenshot photo
It was a busy day on Jan. 13 at Mount Washington Alpine Resort as snow conditions were some of the best in Canada. Screenshot photo

‘Epic’ conditions at Mount Washington

Staff remind guests to plan ahead and understand COVID-19 resort protocols

It was a busy day on Jan. 13 at Mount Washington Alpine Resort as snow conditions were some of the best in Canada. Screenshot photo
Farley, a three-year-old deaf Dalmatian looking for his forever home is currently in the care of ElderDog Nanaimo. Facebook photo

Looking for a few good Comox Valley caring canine companions

ElderDog’s goal to assist older adults in the care and well-being of their dogs

Farley, a three-year-old deaf Dalmatian looking for his forever home is currently in the care of ElderDog Nanaimo. Facebook photo
So far, the Comox weather station has recorded 139 mm of rain since Jan. 1; in January 2020, there were 172 mm recorded in the entire month of January. (Pixabay)

Nearly monthly precipitation totals to start the year in the Valley

“It has been “a very, very wet 11 days of the year.”

So far, the Comox weather station has recorded 139 mm of rain since Jan. 1; in January 2020, there were 172 mm recorded in the entire month of January. (Pixabay)
WestJet will remove approximately 30 per cent of its currently planned February and March capacity from the schedule, a more than 80 per cent reduction year over year.(Black Press file photo)

WestJet flights reduced at YQQ due to ‘volatile demand and instability’

Comox airport will continue to have non-stop access to Western Canada’s two largest hubs.

WestJet will remove approximately 30 per cent of its currently planned February and March capacity from the schedule, a more than 80 per cent reduction year over year.(Black Press file photo)
NIDES school in Courtenay was recently identified by Island Health by having a COVID-19 exposure. Google Maps photo

COVID-19 exposure in Comox Valley school

Island Health has completed contact tracing to identify anyone that needs to self-isolate.

NIDES school in Courtenay was recently identified by Island Health by having a COVID-19 exposure. Google Maps photo
A red-breasted Nuthatch stuck a window and fell 15-feet to the ground. Photo by MARS.

Busy holiday season for MARS

Window strikes, lead poisoning some of the cases covered by the rescue organization

A red-breasted Nuthatch stuck a window and fell 15-feet to the ground. Photo by MARS.
Danika Gunter, fiance Tyler Swanson along with their baby Kinsley Ann Swanson. Photo submitted

Comox Valley’s New Year’s baby a family affair

Kinsley Ann Swanson was born at 7:39 a.m. Jan. 1 at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley

Danika Gunter, fiance Tyler Swanson along with their baby Kinsley Ann Swanson. Photo submitted
CATS - Cat Advocates Teaching & Saving - found Jax on Dec. 31 and helped facilitate a very special reunion. Photo submitted

Cat rescue reunites Vancouver Island family with special link to missing son

Jordan Holling’s family surprised an elated to be reunited with his missing cat Jax

CATS - Cat Advocates Teaching & Saving - found Jax on Dec. 31 and helped facilitate a very special reunion. Photo submitted