Erin Haluschak

One of the 45 cats the Comox Valley branch of the BCSPCA is working on socialization with the goal of adoption. Photo submitted

Island SPCA overwhelmed by 45 cats taken from Comox Valley property

Many of the cats will be transferred to branches in Nanaimo and Victoria

One of the 45 cats the Comox Valley branch of the BCSPCA is working on socialization with the goal of adoption. Photo submitted
Barb (centre) and Rob Kelly in front of the Courtenay courthouse in 2016. Black Press file photo

Simard guilty in Vancouver Island double murder

Convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in 2016 killing of Courtenay couple

Barb (centre) and Rob Kelly in front of the Courtenay courthouse in 2016. Black Press file photo
B.C. man killed in Ethiopian plane crash remembered for his enthusiasm, giant smile

B.C. man killed in Ethiopian plane crash remembered for his enthusiasm, giant smile

Messent was to join a delegation from the United Nations Association in Canada in Nairobi, Kenya.

B.C. man killed in Ethiopian plane crash remembered for his enthusiasm, giant smile
Vancouver Island petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures

Vancouver Island petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures

A Courtenay couple is collecting signatures for their petition to decriminalize drugs in Canada

Vancouver Island petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures
The Comox Valley elasmosaur’s 80,000,029th birthday is Saturday                                The Comox Valley elasmosaur’s recently celebrated its 80,000,030th birthday. Black Press file photo

Island fossil makes it to the top of the provincial list

Courtenay’s elasmosaur will be added to the official Provincial Symbols of British Columbia

The Comox Valley elasmosaur’s 80,000,029th birthday is Saturday                                The Comox Valley elasmosaur’s recently celebrated its 80,000,030th birthday. Black Press file photo
Mathias Gilbert posted two videos on social media Feb. 3 of an eagle landing nearby on a vessel while he slices fish. Photo by Mathias Gilbert/Facebook

VIDEO: Up close eagle encounter for B.C. fisherman

Mathias Gilbert posted two videos on social media of a once-in-a-lifetime eagle encounter on a boat

Mathias Gilbert posted two videos on social media Feb. 3 of an eagle landing nearby on a vessel while he slices fish. Photo by Mathias Gilbert/Facebook
The CF Snowbirds are returning to the Comox Valley for their annual spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Dates announced for Snowbirds spring training on the Island

Despite the upcoming blast of wintery weather set to hit Vancouver Island,…

The CF Snowbirds are returning to the Comox Valley for their annual spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Last March, Comox Valley parents John and Jennifer Hedican put forth a petition which called for the declaration of the overdose crisis as a National Public Health Emergency. Black Press file photo

Petition to decriminalize all drugs turned down by federal government

Petition garnered more than 3,000 signatures

Last March, Comox Valley parents John and Jennifer Hedican put forth a petition which called for the declaration of the overdose crisis as a National Public Health Emergency. Black Press file photo
A 3D representation of a measles virus. Image courtesy Center for Disease Control

Check immunization records for measles: Island Health

Washington State outbreak has officials urging Islanders to be proactive

A 3D representation of a measles virus. Image courtesy Center for Disease Control
Some flights to and from the Comox Valley Airport have been rerouted or cancelled due to some trees impacting the safety margins. Black Press file photo

UPDATE: Trees affecting travel at Comox Airport have been trimmed

Some YQQ flights have been rerouted or cancelled due to some trees impacting the safety margins

Some flights to and from the Comox Valley Airport have been rerouted or cancelled due to some trees impacting the safety margins. Black Press file photo
Some flights to and from the Comox Valley Airport have been rerouted or cancelled due to some trees impacting the safety margins. Black Press file photo

Tall trees rerouting and cancelling flights to Comox

Transport Canada steps in due to trees intruding into the obstacle safety margin at YQQ

Some flights to and from the Comox Valley Airport have been rerouted or cancelled due to some trees impacting the safety margins. Black Press file photo
Comox Mayor Russ Arnott (left) speaks to frustrated Mariner Apartments residents Monday night at the Comox Recreation Centre.

Flood-evicted Comox resident: ’We didn’t get any compassion, we don’t have a home’

Frustrated Mariner Apartments residents find few answers in community meeting

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott (left) speaks to frustrated Mariner Apartments residents Monday night at the Comox Recreation Centre.
A gray whale was spotted near the Courtenay Airpark Wednesday morning, delighting onlookers. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Whale spotted in Vancouver Island estuary

Gray whale surfaced near Courtenay Airpark

A gray whale was spotted near the Courtenay Airpark Wednesday morning, delighting onlookers. Photo by Erin Haluschak
On July 26, 2016, a Nissan Pathfinder travelling in the northbound lane on Cliffe Avenue was involved in a multi-vehicle collision and struck and killed a pedestrian. Black Press file photo

Woman guilty of impaired driving in death of Vancouver Island pedestrian

Man in his 70s killed in 2016 Courtenay multi-vehicle incident

On July 26, 2016, a Nissan Pathfinder travelling in the northbound lane on Cliffe Avenue was involved in a multi-vehicle collision and struck and killed a pedestrian. Black Press file photo
Webcam image taken around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2018 from mountwashington.ca. Much of the snow has since melted and resort officials are waiting on more snow before opening.

Mount Washington opening day delayed

Lack of snow leads to delay

Webcam image taken around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2018 from mountwashington.ca. Much of the snow has since melted and resort officials are waiting on more snow before opening.
The Comox Valley Elasmosaur recently celebrated its 80,000,030th birthday. File photo

The Vancouver Island elasmosaur needs your help

Famous Comox Valley fossil hunting for votes in chase to become BC symbol

The Comox Valley Elasmosaur recently celebrated its 80,000,030th birthday. File photo
Island connection to launch of new $10 bill

Island connection to launch of new $10 bill

Great nephew of Viola Desmond says bill is a ‘step in the right direction’

Island connection to launch of new $10 bill
Vancouver Island mom warns of candy-luring incident

Vancouver Island mom warns of candy-luring incident

A Courtenay mother is speaking out after a man was reported to…

Vancouver Island mom warns of candy-luring incident
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Pit bull cross, chihuahua owners must split costs for dogfight damage, judge rules

Eac side responsible for $577.43 towards injuries in Comox Valley incident

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Mayor says reports of Courtenay’s dangers greatly exaggerated

Mayor says reports of Courtenay’s dangers greatly exaggerated

Island city listed among most dangerous places in Canada to live: Maclean’s

Mayor says reports of Courtenay’s dangers greatly exaggerated