Erin Haluschak

Severe weather such as the heat dome last year and the draught this summer has not only affected Christmas trees this year but will do so in future years . (Pixabay photo)

It’s beginning to look a lot more expensive for a Christmas tree this year

Variety of factors contributing, effect on Islanders will vary depending on where you shop

Severe weather such as the heat dome last year and the draught this summer has not only affected Christmas trees this year but will do so in future years . (Pixabay photo)
This week, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds announced their annual rotation of pilots for the team, and an Island-born pilot had a hard time jokingly saying goodbye to his position. Photo by Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Island-born Snowbirds pilot saying goodbye to the team in style

“It’s a tough transition and sometimes you have to drag (the pilots) out of the cockpit”

This week, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds announced their annual rotation of pilots for the team, and an Island-born pilot had a hard time jokingly saying goodbye to his position. Photo by Canadian Forces Snowbirds
Gladstone Brewing Company came out on top at the BC Beer Awards this past weekend. Photo by Alexandra Stephanson

Vancouver Island brewery named B.C.’s Brewery of the Year,

Courtenay’s Gladstone Brewing Company wins four golds and a silver at BC Beer Awards

Gladstone Brewing Company came out on top at the BC Beer Awards this past weekend. Photo by Alexandra Stephanson
Author Jordan Scott’s book I Talk Like A River was a 2020 New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam

Finding his voice: Vancouver Island author, teacher focuses books on stuttering

Ed Sheeran picked Jordan Scott’s work to read aloud as a bedtime story on the BBC’s CBeebies

Author Jordan Scott’s book I Talk Like A River was a 2020 New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam
The west side post-explosion of Building 25. Photo by Technical Safety BC

Struck gas line caused building explosion at CFB Comox: report

Nearly a year after the incident, Technical Safety BC confirms explosion source

The west side post-explosion of Building 25. Photo by Technical Safety BC
Comox town hall. Black Press file photo

Updated: Comox voters pick mix of experience and new faces on council

There is a mix of experience and new faces on Comox council,…

Comox town hall. Black Press file photo
At the Florence Filberg Centre, a lineup of about 15 people waited outside the building around noon to cast their ballot. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Steady stream of voters as election day in the Comox Valley is underway

Polls are open until 8 p.m. Oct. 15

At the Florence Filberg Centre, a lineup of about 15 people waited outside the building around noon to cast their ballot. Photo by Erin Haluschak
On this edition of Off The Page, we talk with Comox Valley librarians Allison Trumble and Kris Ward, along with David Carson, spokesperson for VIRL. Black Press file photo

PODCAST: Turning the page on what a Vancouver Island library should be

Off The Page: ‘We have such a focus on what our community needs’

On this edition of Off The Page, we talk with Comox Valley librarians Allison Trumble and Kris Ward, along with David Carson, spokesperson for VIRL. Black Press file photo
Black Press Media NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press insiders Haluschak, Wolf review first quarter of 2022 NFL season

NFL REPORT: Talk includes Geno Smith, concussions, updated Super Bowl picks

Black Press Media NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
The left side of the CT-114 Tutor. Photo by Quality Engineering Test Establishment (QETE)

Improperly assembled oil filter cause of Fort St. John Snowbird crash: report

The team has since returned to Moose Jaw and is prepping for the 2023 season

The left side of the CT-114 Tutor. Photo by Quality Engineering Test Establishment (QETE)
Carissa Wilson, North Island Students’ Union executive director. File photo

Off The Page: Talking municipal elections with… students

“Voter turnout at the municipal level is low”

Carissa Wilson, North Island Students’ Union executive director. File photo
Royal Canadian Airforce flight safety personnel are investigating an incident at 19 Wing Comox after a CP-140 Aurora landed with a possible engine malfunction Wednesday, Sept. 28. Black Press file photo

RCAF personnel investigating possible Aurora engine malfunction at 19 Wing

‘The aircrew initiated a three-engine approach, for which they train regularly’

Royal Canadian Airforce flight safety personnel are investigating an incident at 19 Wing Comox after a CP-140 Aurora landed with a possible engine malfunction Wednesday, Sept. 28. Black Press file photo
Dr. Cindy Blackstock. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

PODCAST: Talking Indigenous kids and discrimination with Cindy Blackstock

Off The Page: ‘As a public, we all need to demand that our politicians step up to the plate’

Dr. Cindy Blackstock. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Canadian actor Will Arnett is narrating Island of the Sea Wolves, a docuseries that explores natural life on Vancouver Island, set for release on Netflix in October. Screenshot/Island of the Sea Wolves.

Life on the edge: Will Arnett narrates new Netflix docuseries on Vancouver Island

Island of the Sea Wolves is set for release on Oct. 11

Canadian actor Will Arnett is narrating Island of the Sea Wolves, a docuseries that explores natural life on Vancouver Island, set for release on Netflix in October. Screenshot/Island of the Sea Wolves.
Off The Page is hosting a special municipal election series on the podcast. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Off The Page: Talking municipal elections with … seniors

“When I see seniors going into schools to vote, that is an exercise in democracy”

Off The Page is hosting a special municipal election series on the podcast. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Black Press Media NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press football insiders Haluschak, Wolf preview the 2022 NFL season

Today in B.C.: Talk includes the Seahawks without Russell Wilson, Super Bowl picks

Black Press Media NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Bindercon 2022 - an annual memorial sasquatch conference is set for the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay in October. Facebook photo

B.C. sasquatch researcher’s memory lives on with bigfoot conference

‘Humans of the night’ and Dr. John Bindernagel to be celebrated in Courtenay this fall

Bindercon 2022 - an annual memorial sasquatch conference is set for the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay in October. Facebook photo
Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna Rae Leonard and Premier John Horgan. Photo submitted

Off The Page podcast: going more than skin deep with Ronna-Rae Leonard

I lost my eyebrows and all the hair on my arms and legs … and it was not a good thing”

Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna Rae Leonard and Premier John Horgan. Photo submitted
VIU professor Gregory Arkos highlights summer sky events anyone can observe from across Vancouver Island. Photo by Gregory Arkos

Off The Page podcast: Searching the summer sky with Gregory Arkos

“I think that what we get back … is that we understand the universe and ourselves better”

VIU professor Gregory Arkos highlights summer sky events anyone can observe from across Vancouver Island. Photo by Gregory Arkos
Comox Valley farmer Dave Semmelink will soon be featured as ‘Farmer Dave’ on CTV’s upcoming reality TV show, Farming For Love. Photo by Farming for Love/CTV

Vancouver Island’s ‘Farmer Dave’ hoping to sow seeds of love with new reality show

Farming for Love set to film in September and feature Comox Valley man

Comox Valley farmer Dave Semmelink will soon be featured as ‘Farmer Dave’ on CTV’s upcoming reality TV show, Farming For Love. Photo by Farming for Love/CTV