Erin Haluschak

Snowbirds taking off at 19 Wing Comox May 21, 2021. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Snowbirds returning to the Island for Op Inspiration

The goal of Op Inspiration is to pay tribute to healthcare workers

Snowbirds taking off at 19 Wing Comox May 21, 2021. Photo by Erin Haluschak
The Courtenay Fire Department helped extinguish five fires along Ryan Road July 7. Black Press file photo

Motorists assist with extinguishing multiple grass fires along Courtenay roadway

Five separate fires were spotted along Ryan Road

The Courtenay Fire Department helped extinguish five fires along Ryan Road July 7. Black Press file photo
The Comox Valley Airport is looking at some positive signs for the organization as they enter into the summer months as the aviation industry slowly emerges from pandemic-related travel restrictions. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley Airport came out ‘rather unscathed’ from 2020

Airport AGM outlined budget, passenger numbers

The Comox Valley Airport is looking at some positive signs for the organization as they enter into the summer months as the aviation industry slowly emerges from pandemic-related travel restrictions. Black Press file photo
A map showing the spot fire at Comox Lake identified on the morning of June 28. Screengrab/B.C. Wildfire Service

Spot fire near Comox Lake under control

“We are asking the public to please be very, very cautious right now.”

A map showing the spot fire at Comox Lake identified on the morning of June 28. Screengrab/B.C. Wildfire Service
Comox Valley Cannabis Co. employee Austin Heidt, with the cooler full of bottled water available to passersby. The business, at 576 England Ave. has been offering free water to anyone who wants some since Saturday. Photo by Terry Farrell

All-time heat Comox Valley record set, cooling options in place to help with heat wave

“This is so historical, we can’t use enough hyperbole.”

Comox Valley Cannabis Co. employee Austin Heidt, with the cooler full of bottled water available to passersby. The business, at 576 England Ave. has been offering free water to anyone who wants some since Saturday. Photo by Terry Farrell
Temperatures are expected to soar by the weekend, with potentially record-breaking heat in the low 30Cs. Those looking to beat the heat in the ocean are advised to pack plenty of sunscreen and water. Black Press file photo

Potential record-breaking heatwave heading to the Comox Valley

“It’s the start of the season and we’re not quite acclimatized to warm temperatures”

Temperatures are expected to soar by the weekend, with potentially record-breaking heat in the low 30Cs. Those looking to beat the heat in the ocean are advised to pack plenty of sunscreen and water. Black Press file photo
A 30x40 ft boat/car shop in the Little River area near Wilkinson Road was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on scene. Photo by Comox Fire Rescue

Comox firefighters battle ‘showy’ shop fire Saturday night

Smoke could be seen throughout the Comox Valley

A 30x40 ft boat/car shop in the Little River area near Wilkinson Road was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on scene. Photo by Comox Fire Rescue
Comox Valley Search and Rescue helped a camper who went for a hike above Comox Lake late Saturday night. Photo by CVSAR

Camper rescued from cliffs above Comox Lake

Comox Valley Search and Recuse assists in helping hiker a kilometre past Cumberland campsite

Comox Valley Search and Rescue helped a camper who went for a hike above Comox Lake late Saturday night. Photo by CVSAR
Jillian Rutledge had a surprise when she looked out her window this morning - a waterspout on the ocean. She lives near Kin Beach, just north of Comox. Photo by Jillian Rutledge

VIDEO: Waterspout spotted in waters near Comox

Weather phenomenon not that unusual during early summer: meteorologist

Jillian Rutledge had a surprise when she looked out her window this morning - a waterspout on the ocean. She lives near Kin Beach, just north of Comox. Photo by Jillian Rutledge
Aurora Coast in Comox is a 32,200 sq ft breeding and genetics centre with more than 10,000 sq ft dedicated to research and 21,700 sq ft of greenhouse space. Photo submitted

Comox’s Aurora Coast home to one of the world’s largest genetic libraries for cannabis

Their goal is to breed the best cannabis genetics in the world

Aurora Coast in Comox is a 32,200 sq ft breeding and genetics centre with more than 10,000 sq ft dedicated to research and 21,700 sq ft of greenhouse space. Photo submitted
The driver of a vehicle sustained minor injuries during a weekend crash in Union Bay. The passenger who was trapped was transported by BC EHS Air Ambulance to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on June 4. File photo

RCMP asking public for information on fatal Island crash

A 48-year old woman has died as a result of the injuries in Union Bay

The driver of a vehicle sustained minor injuries during a weekend crash in Union Bay. The passenger who was trapped was transported by BC EHS Air Ambulance to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on June 4. File photo
Stocky Edwards at his home in Comox, on June 4, 2021, one day before his 100th birthday. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Celebrating Stocky Edwards: Vancouver Island Spitfire pilot and flying legend turns 100

‘That’s my life. I just hope I lived it well because I’ve always done the best I could.’

Stocky Edwards at his home in Comox, on June 4, 2021, one day before his 100th birthday. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

May showers avoided, June roller coaster expected in Vancouver Island weather

More days of sunshine and drier weather throughout the month

Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

May showers avoided, June roller coaster expected in Vancouver Island weather

More days of sunshine and drier weather throughout the month

Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The MARS visitor centre is opening up to the public this weekend through pre-booked tours only. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

MARS visitor centre set to open to visitors this weekend

Tours must be pre-booked through the MARS website

The MARS visitor centre is opening up to the public this weekend through pre-booked tours only. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
The bottom of the CF-18 demonstration jet for 2021 showing the missing ninth Snowbird. Photo by Derek Heyes/Facebook

Aviation a family affair for CF-18 demo pilot

Capt. Daniel Deluce looking forward to being a part of Operation Inspiration

The bottom of the CF-18 demonstration jet for 2021 showing the missing ninth Snowbird. Photo by Derek Heyes/Facebook
Capt. Arpit Mahajan of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds - Snowbirds 2 - shows off his ‘Jenn Book’ dedicated to Capt. Jennifer Casey. Zoom screenshot

Homecoming for B.C.-raised Snowbirds pilot training in the province

Capt. Arpit Mahajan flies Snowbird 2 in his first year as a solo pilot with the team

Capt. Arpit Mahajan of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds - Snowbirds 2 - shows off his ‘Jenn Book’ dedicated to Capt. Jennifer Casey. Zoom screenshot
A bear is seen walking down Alderwood Place in east Courtenay Sunday (May 9) morning. Video screenshot/Kristie Cave

VIDEO: Warning issued after bears spotted wandering through Island residential areas

Hide food sources, keep garbage away: conservation

A bear is seen walking down Alderwood Place in east Courtenay Sunday (May 9) morning. Video screenshot/Kristie Cave
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are in the Comox Valley for their annual spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Suspected bird strike on Snowbirds plane during training in Comox

Pilot followed protocols and landed the aircraft on the ground without any problems

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are in the Comox Valley for their annual spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Ramona Johnson at the I-Hos Gallery. Photo by Ali Roddam/Black Press

Comox Valley rallying to support pillar of the arts community

I-Hos Gallery manager Ramona Johnson has recently been diagnosed with cancer for the second time

Ramona Johnson at the I-Hos Gallery. Photo by Ali Roddam/Black Press