Erin Haluschak

The Trenton Golden Hawks changed their name and uniform for one game on Nov. 27 as they became the Trenton Snowbirds for one game to honour Capt. Jennifer Casey. Twitter photo

Hockey team honour fallen Snowbird with special jerseys

The Trenton Golden Hawks become the Trenton Snowbirds for one game

The Trenton Golden Hawks changed their name and uniform for one game on Nov. 27 as they became the Trenton Snowbirds for one game to honour Capt. Jennifer Casey. Twitter photo
The Trenton Golden Hawks are changing their name and uniform for one game on Nov. 27 as they become the Trenton Snowbirds for one game to honour Capt. Jennifer Casey. Twitter photo

Hockey team honouring fallen Snowbird with Island connection

The Trenton Golden Hawks will become the Trenton Snowbirds for one game

The Trenton Golden Hawks are changing their name and uniform for one game on Nov. 27 as they become the Trenton Snowbirds for one game to honour Capt. Jennifer Casey. Twitter photo
The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign poppies. This year the fundraising effort was mixed for local legions which have suffered from financial strain due to COVID-19. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Mixed year for local legions during annual poppy campaign

Some find success, some struggle amidst the pandemic

The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign poppies. This year the fundraising effort was mixed for local legions which have suffered from financial strain due to COVID-19. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Chelsey Moore’s character Chloe in the upcoming virtual reality game Altdeus: Beyond Chronos. Screengrab

Black Creek actress finds success in a virtual world

Chelsey Moore lends her voice to a new video game set for release in December

Chelsey Moore’s character Chloe in the upcoming virtual reality game Altdeus: Beyond Chronos. Screengrab
A page from Jordan Scott’s I Talk Like A River. Photo submitted

NIC faculty member catches NY Times attention with children’s book on stuttering

I Talk Like A River was Jordan Scott’s first venture into children’s literature

A page from Jordan Scott’s I Talk Like A River. Photo submitted
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 advisory group to be created for mayor, council salary reviews

The mandate of the advisory group is to examine the fair and reasonable remuneration levels

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
CV Christmas for Kids is accepting only new gifts due to the pandemic, but since launching last month, are finding a need for specific gifts. (File photo)

CV Christmas For Kids expects more registrations, donations so far ‘unbelievable’

Numbers may rise to 600 kids registered and more donations are always being accepted

CV Christmas for Kids is accepting only new gifts due to the pandemic, but since launching last month, are finding a need for specific gifts. (File photo)
MARS founder Maj Birch. Black Press file photo

Impact of MARS founder recalled on fifth anniversary of her passing

“She embedded a vision within us, but not only a vision, but an inspiration.”

MARS founder Maj Birch. Black Press file photo
A tree crashed down near the footbridge at Puntledge Park Tuesday morning (Nov.17) following a strong windstorm in the Comox Valley. Photo by Erin Haluschak

With video: Rain, snow, lightning, high winds battle the Comox Valley

A rare meteorological event made its way to the area

A tree crashed down near the footbridge at Puntledge Park Tuesday morning (Nov.17) following a strong windstorm in the Comox Valley. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Maurita Prato, executive director of LUSH Valley Food Action Society. Photo supplied.

LUSH finds new home until the end of the year

Hot Meal Program and Good Food Boxes are operational until end of December

Maurita Prato, executive director of LUSH Valley Food Action Society. Photo supplied.
Comox Valley author Kim Letson recently released her second book, Soul of a Nomad.

Comox Valley veteran pens second novel on worldwide adventures

Soul of a Nomad released this month

Comox Valley author Kim Letson recently released her second book, Soul of a Nomad.
The Town of Comox will ask Comox Strathcona Waste Management to reconsider the decision to close the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre on statutory holidays. Black Press file photo.

Comox to ask waste board to reconsider decision on closing landfill for stat holidays

“At least we can say to our citizens we’re doing what we can to avoid this disruption.”

The Town of Comox will ask Comox Strathcona Waste Management to reconsider the decision to close the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre on statutory holidays. Black Press file photo.
During a public hearing in November, a Comox resident proposed the idea of a roundabout at the intersection of Lerwick and McDonald Roads. Google Maps photo

Roundabout questioned at public hearing for proposed Comox development

Need for a roundabout presented for the Lerwick/McDonald roads intersection

During a public hearing in November, a Comox resident proposed the idea of a roundabout at the intersection of Lerwick and McDonald Roads. Google Maps photo
Alain and Chrissie Lepine with their family. Their business - Island of Eden Farm which produces microgreens - suffered a loss as a fire ravaged the building that held their entire operation. GoFundMe photo

‘So much love and appreciation’ as family finds strength in community after fire

Fire ravages Island of Eden Farm outside of Courtenay

Alain and Chrissie Lepine with their family. Their business - Island of Eden Farm which produces microgreens - suffered a loss as a fire ravaged the building that held their entire operation. GoFundMe photo
A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. On Oct. 26, the BCCDC identified with a WestJet flight leaving the airport with a case of COVID-19 on board. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Third COVID-19 exposure on flight at Comox airport

WestJet flight 3172 leaving Comox to Calgary has been identified with a case

A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. On Oct. 26, the BCCDC identified with a WestJet flight leaving the airport with a case of COVID-19 on board. Photo by Erin Haluschak
A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. On Oct. 26, the BCCDC identified with a WestJet flight leaving the airport with a case of COVID-19 on board. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Third COVID-19 exposure on flight at Comox airport

WestJet flight 3172 leaving Comox to Calgary has been identified with a case

A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. On Oct. 26, the BCCDC identified with a WestJet flight leaving the airport with a case of COVID-19 on board. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Comox council meetings will continue electronically as council chambers are too small to allow the public to attend safely due to COVID-19. Screenshot

Comox briefs: Town grants CVEDS office space; Marina dredging work to commence in December

The municipality has office space available within their finance department

Comox council meetings will continue electronically as council chambers are too small to allow the public to attend safely due to COVID-19. Screenshot
Michael Gazetas and Michelle Root. GoFundMe photo
Michael Gazetas and Michelle Root. GoFundMe photo
Margarita (right) and Caroline Bernard honoured their dad with a fundraising run for MADD Comox Valley. Photo submitted

Mom and daughter honouring family, bringing attention to preventable crime

Family raises more than $2,700 for Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Margarita (right) and Caroline Bernard honoured their dad with a fundraising run for MADD Comox Valley. Photo submitted
Comox Valley RCMP responded to 72 calls on Halloween including a large party in a 650 square foot apartment. File photo

Valley police break up large indoor party on Halloween in Courtenay

Comox Valley RCMP respond to 72 calls for service on Halloween

Comox Valley RCMP responded to 72 calls on Halloween including a large party in a 650 square foot apartment. File photo