Erin Haluschak

Sydney Doberstein’s grandfather Blake Walton chats with her mom in Our End in Mind. Photo submitted

Vancouver Island filmmaker explores MAiD in six-part documentary series

Our End in Mind received $10,000 through Telus Storyhive Voices

Sydney Doberstein’s grandfather Blake Walton chats with her mom in Our End in Mind. Photo submitted
An image created more than a decade ago by Northwest Coast artist Andy Everson was given an added touch this week to honour the passing of Vancouber Canucks’ enforcer Gino Odjick. Image by Andy Everson

B.C. Northwest Coast artist honours Canucks’ legend Gino Odjick with image

Comox Valley artist reworks 2011 work in popular late hockey player’s honour

An image created more than a decade ago by Northwest Coast artist Andy Everson was given an added touch this week to honour the passing of Vancouber Canucks’ enforcer Gino Odjick. Image by Andy Everson
Members from the K’ómoks First Nation spoke about the importance of blessing the student housing site to ensure the project enters the preparation and construction phase respectfully. Photo by Erin Haluschak

K’ómoks First Nation blessing begins groundbreaking for NIC housing

The housing project will see 217 beds for students

Members from the K’ómoks First Nation spoke about the importance of blessing the student housing site to ensure the project enters the preparation and construction phase respectfully. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Firefighters roll out hose-line as smoke billows from a residential lot on Ryan Road East Friday, Jan. 6. Photo by Michelle Wells.

Comox structure fire claims the lives of two people

The fire began in a home off Ryan Road East Jan. 6

Firefighters roll out hose-line as smoke billows from a residential lot on Ryan Road East Friday, Jan. 6. Photo by Michelle Wells.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds team just released their initial air show schedule for 2023. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)

Snowbirds release 2023 show schedule, set to return to the Island for spring training

Their show season kicks off June 3 to 4 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds team just released their initial air show schedule for 2023. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)
From left to right: paramedic MJ Brownlee presented Greg and Tina Valliere and Greg Slobodin with the Vital Link Award at the Denman Island paramedic station Dec. 13 during a special award ceremony. Photo by Erin Haluscchak

Trio honoured for emergency roadside rescue on Denman Island

Vital Link Award presented to honour skillful actions of one or more bystanders

From left to right: paramedic MJ Brownlee presented Greg and Tina Valliere and Greg Slobodin with the Vital Link Award at the Denman Island paramedic station Dec. 13 during a special award ceremony. Photo by Erin Haluscchak
Mount Washington’s opening day is set for Friday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m., and the chair lifts are set to run until 3:30 p.m. Webcam photo/Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington set to open this week; limited water supply a concern

Snowpack in the upper watershed is less than 25 per cent of what is considered normal

Mount Washington’s opening day is set for Friday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m., and the chair lifts are set to run until 3:30 p.m. Webcam photo/Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Tom Verbrugge and his son Mica have the bonfire stoked and the hotdogs ready to roast when Tom’s Trees Christmas tree farm opens on Nov. 26, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY TOM VERBRUGGE)

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

Tom Verbrugge and his son Mica have the bonfire stoked and the hotdogs ready to roast when Tom’s Trees Christmas tree farm opens on Nov. 26, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY TOM VERBRUGGE)
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

2021 B.C. military base blast blamed on punctured gas line

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

The west side post-explosion of Building 25. Photo by Technical Safety BC
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)
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 Vancouver Island 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