Terry Farrell

Jean Vanier

Vancouver Island’s L’Arche community reeling over findings of inquiry into founder

Participants stunned over findings of founder’s sexual misconduct

Jean Vanier
Suspicious sedan following walkers spooking Comox Valley residents

Suspicious sedan following walkers spooking Comox Valley residents

Military police and RCMP investigating, increasing patrols

Suspicious sedan following walkers spooking Comox Valley residents
Mary Malinski is the high priestess of the Circle of the Sacred Muse. She has also just been named Archpriestess of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Canada. Photo supplied

White magic in Black Creek: Wiccan church congregation seeing growth

North Island woman named high priestess of Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Canada

Mary Malinski is the high priestess of the Circle of the Sacred Muse. She has also just been named Archpriestess of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Canada. Photo supplied
The fire occurred at St. Brelade’s Court on Back Road. It appears to have been deliberately set. A quick response limited the damage. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley RCMP seeking witnesses to suspicious fire

Man who may have been wearing black hoodie seen fleeing area

The fire occurred at St. Brelade’s Court on Back Road. It appears to have been deliberately set. A quick response limited the damage. Photo by Terry Farrell
K’ómoks First Nation Chief Nicole Rempel has released a statement regarding the recent Highway 19 blockade. Photo submitted

K’òmoks First Nation not involved in highway blockage: Chief Rempel

Chief Rempel releases statement after pipeline-related protest snarls highway exit near Courtenay

K’ómoks First Nation Chief Nicole Rempel has released a statement regarding the recent Highway 19 blockade. Photo submitted
A wind advisory has been issued for the Eastern side of Vancouver island. Black Press file photo

Wind advisory for Eastern Vancouver Island

Batten down the hatches; there’s a windstorm coming our way. Environment Canada…

A wind advisory has been issued for the Eastern side of Vancouver island. Black Press file photo
Editorial: Affordable housing is no longer affordable

Editorial: Affordable housing is no longer affordable

Province needs to reset what affordable means to today’s families

Editorial: Affordable housing is no longer affordable
Five units at the Buckley Bay Rest Stop electric vehicle charging stations have been disabled by vandals. Photo via @YooGwa/Twitter

Vandals slash cables at Vancouver Island EV charging station

All five charging outlets at the Buckley Bay rest stop have been damaged

Five units at the Buckley Bay Rest Stop electric vehicle charging stations have been disabled by vandals. Photo via @YooGwa/Twitter
A stroke left Joel Rosenau with the inability to read. He is relearning the skill, with the aid of the popular television game show, Jeopardy! Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Vancouver Island stroke survivor using Jeopardy! to relearn reading ability

Retired teacher Joel Rosenau attempting to teach himself what he once taught others

A stroke left Joel Rosenau with the inability to read. He is relearning the skill, with the aid of the popular television game show, Jeopardy! Photo by Terry Farrell
Security procedure lifted after weapons report outside Courtenay high school

Security procedure lifted after weapons report outside Courtenay high school

Hold and secure implemented at Vanier Secondary in Courtenay after weapons-related incident report

Security procedure lifted after weapons report outside Courtenay high school
An ambulance flipped on Highway 19 one kilometre south of the Cook Creek intersection. Reports are that the ambulance attendants are OK. Photo by Gary Mugford
An ambulance flipped on Highway 19 one kilometre south of the Cook Creek intersection. Reports are that the ambulance attendants are OK. Photo by Gary Mugford
The 2019 Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim at Goose Spit in Comox attracted more than 100 swimmers, and even an impromptu martial arts class. Photo by Erica Farrell

VIDEO: 43rd annual Comox Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim

A look at those who wanted to refresh from Christmas festivities in a dramatic fashion

The 2019 Boxing Day Polar Bear Swim at Goose Spit in Comox attracted more than 100 swimmers, and even an impromptu martial arts class. Photo by Erica Farrell
Breanna Brosko unloads a van full of gifts at Glacier Veiw Lodge Monday, Dec. 23; the final stop on her Adopt-A-Grandparent program for 2019. Photo by Terry Farrell

Adopt-A-Grandparent program brightens Christmas for Vancouver Island seniors

Christmas gifts delivered to more than 300 seniors over the weekend

Breanna Brosko unloads a van full of gifts at Glacier Veiw Lodge Monday, Dec. 23; the final stop on her Adopt-A-Grandparent program for 2019. Photo by Terry Farrell
UPDATE: Second earthquake hits off north coast of Vancouver Island, Christmas Day

UPDATE: Second earthquake hits off north coast of Vancouver Island, Christmas Day

A 6.2 magnitude quake was recorded Christmas Eve

UPDATE: Second earthquake hits off north coast of Vancouver Island, Christmas Day
Aerial view of Courtenay Airpark. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

UPDATE: Vancouver Island plane crash victim was from the Comox Valley

Plane was scheduled to arrive in Courtenay Saturday afternoon

Aerial view of Courtenay Airpark. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Comox Fire Rescue firefighters attend an apartment fire at Mariner Apartments early Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2019. Photo by CTV News Vancouver island

Heavy smoke forces evacuation of Comox apartment building

Mariner Apartment tenants evacuated after smoke fills second and third-floor hallways

Comox Fire Rescue firefighters attend an apartment fire at Mariner Apartments early Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2019. Photo by CTV News Vancouver island
Lauren Collins photo Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, right, speaks to a crowd of about 20 people at Parksville Community Park earlier this year while Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns looks on.

Island NDP MP Gord Johns says Scheer’s resignation not surprising

Pressure is on NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, as the lone major party leader remaining in the opposition

Lauren Collins photo Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, right, speaks to a crowd of about 20 people at Parksville Community Park earlier this year while Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns looks on.
One person escaped injury-free after fire razed through the basement of a home on Stewart Avenue in Courtenay in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 4. The fire has been deemed suspicious and RCMP are investigating. Photo by Terry Farrell

RCMP investigating suspicious Courtenay house fire

Fire damage limited to a small part of the basement in early-morning blaze

One person escaped injury-free after fire razed through the basement of a home on Stewart Avenue in Courtenay in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 4. The fire has been deemed suspicious and RCMP are investigating. Photo by Terry Farrell
Andrew Termarsch and Wendy Dyck get together regularly at the L’Arche I Belong centre in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Celebrating DiversAbilities on Vancouver Island

Diversity celebrated on International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Andrew Termarsch and Wendy Dyck get together regularly at the L’Arche I Belong centre in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
Seventeen-year-old Breanna Brosko has launched her Adopt-A-Grandparent program for the fourth year, and she has more than 300 names of elderly residents who could use some Christmas cheer. Photo by Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island teen urging you to adopt a grandparent this Christmas

Comox Valley program matches lonely seniors with gift-givers each holiday season

Seventeen-year-old Breanna Brosko has launched her Adopt-A-Grandparent program for the fourth year, and she has more than 300 names of elderly residents who could use some Christmas cheer. Photo by Terry Farrell