Erin Haluschak

Around 4cm of snow fell Tuesday (Oct. 5) morning at the ski resort, thanks to light precipitation in the area and a temperature of 0C. Mount Washington screengrab

Mount Washington receives early blanket of snow

Around 4cm of snow fell Tuesday (Oct. 5)

Around 4cm of snow fell Tuesday (Oct. 5) morning at the ski resort, thanks to light precipitation in the area and a temperature of 0C. Mount Washington screengrab
The Salish Orca departed on its inaugural sailing from Comox en route to Powell River in May 2017. Photo by Erin Haluschak

‘Catastrophic failure’ results in multiple cancellations on Comox-Powell River ferry route

BC Ferries will bring in the Salish Eagle from the Southern Gulf Island route to help backlog

The Salish Orca departed on its inaugural sailing from Comox en route to Powell River in May 2017. Photo by Erin Haluschak
A three-year-old girl was playing mini-golf with her brother and family when a rock dislodged from above and hit her at Mount Washington Alpine Resort Friday. Black Press file photo

Girl, 3, dies from falling rock at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

The girl was playing mini-golf with her brother and family when a rock dislodged from above

A three-year-old girl was playing mini-golf with her brother and family when a rock dislodged from above and hit her at Mount Washington Alpine Resort Friday. Black Press file photo
The trapped fawn in a manure pile off Comox Road Wednesday evening (Aug.17). Photo by Yvonne Muir/Facebook

VIDEO: Island man dives into neck-deep manure to save trapped deer

A deer was stuck in a large manure field on a farm off Comox Road

The trapped fawn in a manure pile off Comox Road Wednesday evening (Aug.17). Photo by Yvonne Muir/Facebook
Military and Comox firefighters check the side of the hill near Kye Bay for any hotspots after a brushfire threatened homes in the area. Photo by Terry Farrell

Errant spark from underground explosion sparks brushfire at CFB Comox

Military firefighters, Comox Fire Rescue knock down fire

Military and Comox firefighters check the side of the hill near Kye Bay for any hotspots after a brushfire threatened homes in the area. Photo by Terry Farrell
A stamp on the backside of the oil canvas indicates the painting’s authenticity. Photo by Erin Haluschak

B.C. doctor may have stumbled upon 5-figure original painting in Value Village

Authentication of $120 purchase needed, but Wijmer oils can sell for between $20,000 to $350,000

A stamp on the backside of the oil canvas indicates the painting’s authenticity. Photo by 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 spotting along Ryan Road

The Courtenay Fire Department helped extinguish five fires along Ryan Road July 7. Black Press file photo
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
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)
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 Operation Inspiration demo pilot

Capt. Daniel Deluce looking forward to being a part of team flying across B.C. and Canada

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
Jasmine Francoeur from Comox is an aviation technician for the Snowbirds air demonstration team. Photo by Canadian Forces/submitted

Island woman’s career comes full circle as she flies home with the Snowbirds

Jasmine Francoeur: “To fly out here, fly into my hometown, it’s very special and I feel very lucky”

Jasmine Francoeur from Comox is an aviation technician for the Snowbirds air demonstration team. Photo by Canadian Forces/submitted
Following a one-year pause due to the pandemic, the Snowbirds were back in the skies over the Comox Valley Wednesday (May 5) morning. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Video: Snowbirds hold first training session in Comox Valley in more than 2 years

The team will conduct their training from May 4 to 26 in the area

Following a one-year pause due to the pandemic, the Snowbirds were back in the skies over the Comox Valley Wednesday (May 5) morning. Photo by Erin Haluschak
An emergency alert message on an iPhone is pictured in Carleton Place, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

B.C. emergency alert test set for May 5

Cell phones, radios and televisions may receive a test message at 1:55 p.m.

An emergency alert message on an iPhone is pictured in Carleton Place, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick