Coombs

A large fire continues to grow in the in the Oliver-Osoyoos area and has led to evacuation alerts. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook photo)

RDN: Errington, Coombs-Hilliers fire crews to help battle fire in Osoyoos

Engine, water tender, personnel deployed to the area

 

(PQB News file photo)

Fireworks report highlights enforcement challenges for Regional District of Nanaimo

Director: ‘I just think it’s wasting everybody’s time’

 

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again in Coombs

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)
A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again on Vancouver Island

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)
Ken Meuckon on March 26, 2021, next to a photo of the tracks he found on his property near Coombs Junction in the winter of 2019. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Island man asks: Barefoot Bigfoot or just big-footed bear tracks?

Frightening recent encounter brings back memories of strange print found on property

Ken Meuckon on March 26, 2021, next to a photo of the tracks he found on his property near Coombs Junction in the winter of 2019. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Longtime Nanoose Bay farmer Colin Springford dies at age 75

‘He will be deeply missed, always loved and never forgotten’

Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Firefighters battled a massive fire in Coombs early Jan. 3, 2021. (Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)

Cause of massive Sunday-morning blaze in Coombs remains under investigation

Fire chief says quick action of initial on-scene crews prevented fire from spreading

Firefighters battled a massive fire in Coombs early Jan. 3, 2021. (Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)
Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys building, home in Coombs

Nine fire departments called to battle the flames

Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
(Black Press file photo)

PQB crime report: Counterfeit bills passed in Parksville, Coombs, Nanoose Bay

RCMP also receive complaint of car stolen while left unattended and warming up

(Black Press file photo)
A couple wants the Regional District of Nanaimo to deal with roaming cats that are causing damage to gardens and killing wildlife. (Submitted Photo)

Roaming cats pose problem for Parksville Qualicum Beach area couple

Residents upset with felines damaging gardens, want RDN to take action

A couple wants the Regional District of Nanaimo to deal with roaming cats that are causing damage to gardens and killing wildlife. (Submitted Photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
Errington’s Trina Sisco snapped a photo of the intense blaze from a house fire on Leffler Road early on July 24. (Photo courtesy of Trina Sisco)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys Errington home

Fire officials say couple, family pet managed to get out safely

Errington’s Trina Sisco snapped a photo of the intense blaze from a house fire on Leffler Road early on July 24. (Photo courtesy of Trina Sisco)
B.C. conservation officers were called on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to remove five hog carcasses from a ditch in Coombs. (Submitted)

Resident discovers five discarded hog heads in Vancouver Island ditch

WARNING: Graphic image may be upsetting to some readers

B.C. conservation officers were called on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to remove five hog carcasses from a ditch in Coombs. (Submitted)
Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Coombs mishap

Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
A selection of Kat Cearns’s work is on display at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs. (Emily Vance photo)

‘Nothing else feeds my soul like that’: Vancouver Island artist

Coombs artist Kat Cearns paints whimsical, colourful ‘animals doing people things’

A selection of Kat Cearns’s work is on display at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs. (Emily Vance photo)
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)

Rainfall warning issued for mid-Island’s east coast

Environment Canada says 60 milimeters of rain expected by Saturday

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)
A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (News file photo)

Head-on collision on Vancouver Island results in dead dog, woman in hospital

RCMP say no one else injured in Coombs crash

A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (News file photo)
Three Coombs structure fires in three weeks unusual, but unconnected

Three Coombs structure fires in three weeks unusual, but unconnected

‘It’s not like there’s an arsonist running around,’ says fire chief

Three Coombs structure fires in three weeks unusual, but unconnected