Erin Haluschak

Another blast of winter weather is expected to hit the Island residents north of the Malahat before temperatures are expected to return to normal next week. Black Press file photo

One last blast of winter tonight for parts of the Island before temperatures on the rise

A snowfall warning is in effect Friday including east Vancouver Island.

Another blast of winter weather is expected to hit the Island residents north of the Malahat before temperatures are expected to return to normal next week. Black Press file photo
The recent snowstorms made for a winter wonderland at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. (Submitted photo)

Island winter storms good news for Mount Washington

The resort received 46cm within the last 24 hours, for a total snowbase of 130 cm.

The recent snowstorms made for a winter wonderland at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. (Submitted photo)
Bob Plumb, shown before requiring numerous surgeries to repair damages to his face as a result of a machete assault in downtown Courtenay earlier this summer. (Photo submitted)

Island machete attack victim released from hospital

Bob Plumb released from hospital just prior to Christmas and is recovering at home

Bob Plumb, shown before requiring numerous surgeries to repair damages to his face as a result of a machete assault in downtown Courtenay earlier this summer. (Photo submitted)
The Baynes Sound Connector. File photo

Baynes Sound Connector ferry avoids crossing paths with drifting oyster rafts

A visual estimate at the time suggests it was more than a kilometer away from the vessel.

The Baynes Sound Connector. File photo
The Courtenay Fire Department along with the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a fatal crash Sunday evening on the Comox Valley Parkway near the Comox Logging Road. Photo by CTV Vancouver Island

One person dead following late-night crash in the Comox Valley

The incident happened on the Comox Valley Parkway near the Comox Logging Road.

The Courtenay Fire Department along with the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a fatal crash Sunday evening on the Comox Valley Parkway near the Comox Logging Road. Photo by CTV Vancouver Island
The backside of the Pacific Mist Spa building at the south end of the property caught fire around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 1. Black Press file photo

Employee credited with saving building following fire at Island resort

The New Year’s Day fire affected the spa building at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

The backside of the Pacific Mist Spa building at the south end of the property caught fire around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 1. Black Press file photo
Following a delay, Mount Washington Alpine Resort is set to open Friday. Screenshot/Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington sets opening day

Mountain operations will begin Friday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Following a delay, Mount Washington Alpine Resort is set to open Friday. Screenshot/Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Overnight Wednesday, Mount Washington Alpine Resort received 31 cm of fresh snow, along with a light snowfall into Thursday morning. Screenshot/Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington receives more than 30cm of snow

Last week, the resort announced they were pushing back opening day due to lack of snow.

Overnight Wednesday, Mount Washington Alpine Resort received 31 cm of fresh snow, along with a light snowfall into Thursday morning. Screenshot/Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Opening day at Mount Washington Alpine Resort is delayed due to lack of snow. Photo supplied

Opening day delayed at Mount Washington

Dec. 6 was set as opening day but will now be delayed due to lack of snow.

Opening day at Mount Washington Alpine Resort is delayed due to lack of snow. Photo supplied
William Francesco Vant Erve, 29, was a professional firefighter at 19 Wing Comox as well as a volunteer with the Courtenay Fire Department. Photo submitted

Coroners service investigating following death of Comox Valley military firefighter

19 Wing noted William Vant Erve passed away from an accident while climbing on Vancouver Island.

William Francesco Vant Erve, 29, was a professional firefighter at 19 Wing Comox as well as a volunteer with the Courtenay Fire Department. Photo submitted
Solweig Williams spotted a light-entangled deer outside her Comox residence and encourages anyone who may spot it to call the conservation office. Photo by Solweig Williams

Light-entangled deer spotted in Vancouver Island town

Typically conservation will safely capture the deer and remove the item once located

Solweig Williams spotted a light-entangled deer outside her Comox residence and encourages anyone who may spot it to call the conservation office. Photo by Solweig Williams
85-year-old woman perishes in house fire in Cumberland Wednesday

85-year-old woman perishes in house fire in Cumberland Wednesday

Police and fire personnel were called to the scene of a fire…

85-year-old woman perishes in house fire in Cumberland Wednesday
White powder and an orange flower charm found in a suspicious package Monday by Comox resident Tina Van Akker’s 13-year-old daughter. Facebook photo

Island mom warning others as suspicious powder found in mail

“I was very uneasy … it could be coffee whitener or it could be something else in the bag.”

White powder and an orange flower charm found in a suspicious package Monday by Comox resident Tina Van Akker’s 13-year-old daughter. Facebook photo
The frontside of Comox Valley artist Andy Everson’s eagle feather coin. Photo by Royal Canadian Mint

Canadian Mint presses unique coin designed by Island artist

Kwakwaka’wakw artist Andy Everson previously designed coins, but never one in such a unique shape.

The frontside of Comox Valley artist Andy Everson’s eagle feather coin. Photo by Royal Canadian Mint
North Island-Powell River NDP candidate Rachel Blaney’s Comox campaign office was targeted overnight Friday with swastikas and spray paint. Photo submitted

Vandals target North Island-Powell River NDP candidate’s office in Comox with swastikas, graffiti

Rachel Blaney’s Comox office has been vandalized with swastikas and tagging overnight Friday.

North Island-Powell River NDP candidate Rachel Blaney’s Comox campaign office was targeted overnight Friday with swastikas and spray paint. Photo submitted
Members of the Courtenay Fire Department assist with an ammonia leak at the Comox Valley Sports Centre on Vanier Drive Thursday evening. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Ammonia leak triggers evacuation of Island hockey arena

The Comox Valley Sports Centre was evacuated Thursday evening while crews contained the leak

Members of the Courtenay Fire Department assist with an ammonia leak at the Comox Valley Sports Centre on Vanier Drive Thursday evening. Photo by Erin Haluschak
19 Wing Comox aircraft declares airborne emergency

19 Wing Comox aircraft declares airborne emergency

Emergency related to an engine issue: no impact to operations occurred

19 Wing Comox aircraft declares airborne emergency
The lower portion of the Mount Washington Zip Line is now open to the public. Visit mountwashington.ca for details. Photo via mountwashington.ca

Mount Washington zip line open in time for long weekend

The lower two spans opened this week; the resort aims for the full line to be running this season

The lower portion of the Mount Washington Zip Line is now open to the public. Visit mountwashington.ca for details. Photo via mountwashington.ca
Comox Valley RCMP cruiser

Woman, 78, injured in brazen attack by suspect throwing ‘haymaker’ punches in Courtenay

Second attack on a senior within Courtenay in less than one month

Comox Valley RCMP cruiser
The Baynes Sound Connector cable ferry. Black Press file photo

Ferries employees participating in Denman Island cleanup for plastic-shedding ferry

The cleanup comes a few weeks after one organized by residents of the Island

The Baynes Sound Connector cable ferry. Black Press file photo