Erin Haluschak

Danita Bilozaze and her daughter Dani in Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon

Island woman makes historic name change for truth and reconciliation

Becomes first person in Canada to be issued new passport under the TRC Calls to Action

Danita Bilozaze and her daughter Dani in Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon
The Baynes Sound Connector leaves Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Baynes Sound Connector undergoing upgrades

The MV Quinitsa is providing service between Buckley Bay and Denman Island

The Baynes Sound Connector leaves Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay. Photo by Erin Haluschak
A 41-person air task force, including 12 members from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, seized more than $3 million CND worth of cocaine as part of Op Caribbe. Photo by Canadian Armed Forces Operations/Facebook

Vancouver Island team helps make $368 million three-tonne cocaine seizure

12 members from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron involved in Op Caribbe

A 41-person air task force, including 12 members from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, seized more than $3 million CND worth of cocaine as part of Op Caribbe. Photo by Canadian Armed Forces Operations/Facebook
Carson Grant, general manager of Comox Valley Dodge regularly reaches out to people to assist with vehicles, food, clothes and more. Google Maps photo

Vancouver Islander getting back on her feet thanks to kindness of her community

Woman was living in her broken-down truck in Comox Valley when her call for help was answered

Carson Grant, general manager of Comox Valley Dodge regularly reaches out to people to assist with vehicles, food, clothes and more. Google Maps photo
Sixteen members of Comox Valley Search & Rescue rescued three snowshoers - one injured - Friday night of the Easter long weekend. Photo by CVSR

Injured snowshoer helicoptered to safety from site 5km from Mount Washington

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, Comox Valley Search Rescue combine on the rescue

Sixteen members of Comox Valley Search & Rescue rescued three snowshoers - one injured - Friday night of the Easter long weekend. Photo by CVSR
Josh Yeung has created a variety of BC Ferries models for the various ships in the fleet, with the goal ultimately to work for the corporation. Photo submitted

Vancouver Island teen builds a model towards his B.C. Ferries future

Comox Valley Grade 11 student creates ferry models from memory, photographs

Josh Yeung has created a variety of BC Ferries models for the various ships in the fleet, with the goal ultimately to work for the corporation. Photo submitted
Glacier Gardens Arena on Military Row in Comox is the site of the Comox Valley’s mass vaccination COVID-19 clinic which is set to open April 1. Photo by Erin Haluschak

With video: Comox Valley mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic set to open

Staff prepping Glacier Gardens Arena site to open April 1

Glacier Gardens Arena on Military Row in Comox is the site of the Comox Valley’s mass vaccination COVID-19 clinic which is set to open April 1. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Josh Yeung has created a variety of BC Ferries models for the various ships in the fleet, with the goal ultimately to work for the corporation. Photo submitted

B.C. youth building a replica towards his future

Grade 11 student creates ferry models from memory, photographs

Josh Yeung has created a variety of BC Ferries models for the various ships in the fleet, with the goal ultimately to work for the corporation. Photo submitted
In this photo released by Suez Canal Authority, the Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, is pulled by one of the Suez Canal tugboats, in the Suez Canal, Egypt, Monday, March 29, 2021. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)

What if that giant freed Suez Canal container ship landed in the Comox Valley?

Our Comox Valley team has a little fun with perspective in the wake of transport ship debacle

In this photo released by Suez Canal Authority, the Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, is pulled by one of the Suez Canal tugboats, in the Suez Canal, Egypt, Monday, March 29, 2021. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)
A Comox Valley woman used her experience battling COVID-19 to encourage others to get vaccinated. Black Press file photo

Vancouver Islander helping others by sharing intimate look at COVID-19 experience

“Hopefully, (my story) can show that someone you love can go through (COVID) and it is real …”

A Comox Valley woman used her experience battling COVID-19 to encourage others to get vaccinated. Black Press file photo
A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. Photo by Erin Haluschak

New Comox-Toronto flight set to land at YQQ in June

The announcement follows WestJet’s planned resumption of service to the Atlantic provinces

A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Comox Valley RCMP responded to a home north of Courtenay Thursday following an incident with an SPCA officer. File photo

Comox Valley man arrested after SPCA visit sparks shooting, standoff near Courtenay

Reports indicate police were called to the home following a visit by an SPCA investigator

Comox Valley RCMP responded to a home north of Courtenay Thursday following an incident with an SPCA officer. File photo
The loading bay area of the Comox Valley Art Gallery in Courtenay was the scene of a garbage fire early March 25. Photo by Erin Haluschak
The loading bay area of the Comox Valley Art Gallery in Courtenay was the scene of a garbage fire early March 25. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Comox Valley RCMP released these photos of a suspect in a hammer attack along the Rotary Trail in Courtenay, March 15.

Teen arrested in connection to multiple unprovoked B.C. hammer attacks

A 17-year-old Comox Valley youth was arrested on Tuesday and is in police custody

Comox Valley RCMP released these photos of a suspect in a hammer attack along the Rotary Trail in Courtenay, March 15.
Members of the Courtenay Fire Department line the procession route Monday (March 22) on Lerwick Road in Courtenay. Photo by Erin Haluschak

VIDEO: Comox Valley firefighters gather to say goodbye to one of their own

Retired Canadian Forces firefighter Greg Geldart lost his battle to cancer earlier this month

Members of the Courtenay Fire Department line the procession route Monday (March 22) on Lerwick Road in Courtenay. Photo by Erin Haluschak
A section of the Rotary Trail in Courtenay. Black Press file photo

Man attacked with hammer on popular Vancouver Island walking trail

“It’s disappointing, but it’s a nice place to walk - I see a lot of people (using the trail).”

A section of the Rotary Trail in Courtenay. Black Press file photo
A pair of bald eagles rest in the Lower Mainland. (Black Press File photo)

Entangled Island eagles fly free

Pair of eagles stuck in Bowser tree successfully untangled themselves prior to receiving assistance

A pair of bald eagles rest in the Lower Mainland. (Black Press File photo)
According to Providence, the long-term home will replace The Views in about three years’ time.

Providence aims to revolutionize seniors care at Island’s first ‘dementia village’

Goal is open the site at former St. Joseph’s General Hospital grounds by spring 2024

According to Providence, the long-term home will replace The Views in about three years’ time.
Jarrett Lindal snapped this photo of a young female cougar on a trip with his friend on the northwest corner of Vancouver Island. Photo by Jarrett Lindal

Vancouver Island photographer to be featured in Canadian Geographic

Jarrett Lindal is the second area photographer to have a photo in the magazine

Jarrett Lindal snapped this photo of a young female cougar on a trip with his friend on the northwest corner of Vancouver Island. Photo by Jarrett Lindal
The Comox Valley Airport is reviewing if they are eligible and could qualify for recently-announced COVID-19 provincial funding for transportation services around the province. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley Airport examining options to tap into B.C.’s $16.5 million airport restart funding

Province announced $27 million to help maintain or restart some transportation services

The Comox Valley Airport is reviewing if they are eligible and could qualify for recently-announced COVID-19 provincial funding for transportation services around the province. Black Press file photo