Mike Chouinard

Joe Chatlain displays his Vigiliance Award as well as his new book, The Illusive Highwayman, recounting his efforts to catch a con artist. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Book tells tale of how B.C. office fax led to U.S. con man

Island man spent a few years tracking down victims listed on faxes

Joe Chatlain displays his Vigiliance Award as well as his new book, The Illusive Highwayman, recounting his efforts to catch a con artist. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Flashfood is an app that people can use for deals on food that can both help them cut down their grocery bill and reduce waste to landfills. Photo by Mike Chouinard

App designed to help cut waste and grocery bills

Food security advocates say addressing poverty is ultimate key

Flashfood is an app that people can use for deals on food that can both help them cut down their grocery bill and reduce waste to landfills. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue provided a couple of K9 teams for a successful search on the Saanich Peninsula this past weekend, as member Axl found a 75-year-old woman is his first search. Facebook photo, CVGSAR

Dog from Island team finds missing woman in his first SAR mission

Comox Valley sent K9 teams to help with weekend search on Saanich Peninsula

Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue provided a couple of K9 teams for a successful search on the Saanich Peninsula this past weekend, as member Axl found a 75-year-old woman is his first search. Facebook photo, CVGSAR
Organizers Keith Parry, Dave Read and Jack Tieleman are putting on their inaugural record show for the Comox Valley on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Comox Valley Curling Club. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Island record show will indulge the audiophile lifestyle

Organizers expect dealers to bring about 20,000 records to Comox Valley event

Organizers Keith Parry, Dave Read and Jack Tieleman are putting on their inaugural record show for the Comox Valley on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Comox Valley Curling Club. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Dr. David Gordon Duke will speak at an ElderCollege event on Oct. 20 about appreciating classical music in the 21st century. Supplied photo

Music writer speaks about classical music in 21st century

Talk is part of new ElderCollege series at North Island College

Dr. David Gordon Duke will speak at an ElderCollege event on Oct. 20 about appreciating classical music in the 21st century. Supplied photo
Andrea Nauta of Comox was one of the contestants on the latest season of The Great Canadian Baking Show but was just eliminated. Photo by Geoff George/CBC

Island woman eliminated from Great Canadian Baking Show

Comox’s Nauta knew bread was going to be a challenge going into the contest

Andrea Nauta of Comox was one of the contestants on the latest season of The Great Canadian Baking Show but was just eliminated. Photo by Geoff George/CBC
The smoke on Denman could be seen from Vancouver Island. Photo by Scott Stanfield

Vacant building engulfed by flames on Denman Island

Neighbouring departments sent trucks, firefighters to help

The smoke on Denman could be seen from Vancouver Island. Photo by Scott Stanfield
Plastic baskets from aquaculture were a key item found. Photo by Gerry Ambury

Denman Island volunteers clean up at least eight tonnes of beach debris

Aquaculture helps cleanup, but volunteers say its plastic equipment is part of problem

Plastic baskets from aquaculture were a key item found. Photo by Gerry Ambury
Tom Grant and Charlene Davis celebrate after cutting the ribbon on the first unit of the WeCanShelter project between Dawn to Dawn and Comox Rotary. Photo by Mike Chouinard

New shipping container home project opens in Island community

WeCanShelter represents joint effort between Comox Rotary and homelessness advocates

Tom Grant and Charlene Davis celebrate after cutting the ribbon on the first unit of the WeCanShelter project between Dawn to Dawn and Comox Rotary. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Paul Berry is the search manager with Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue. File photo

Search and Rescue flies out injured hiker from Mount Washington

Medical team was flown in to area to assess patient Saturday, injury ‘not severe’

Paul Berry is the search manager with Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue. File photo
Glen Staples is running as a candidate for North Island-Powell River. Photo supplied

Staples runs as independent for North Island-Powell River

Retired math instructor sees environment, opioid crisis as key issues

Glen Staples is running as a candidate for North Island-Powell River. Photo supplied
Andrea Nauta puts on her apron at the start of episode one. Photo by Geoff George

Island contestant competes on Great Canadian Baking Show

Andrea Nauta auditioned for the show before but was lucky second time around

Andrea Nauta puts on her apron at the start of episode one. Photo by Geoff George
Andrew Scheer outlined some recent promises around tax cuts. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Scheer makes quick campaign stop in Comox

Conservative leader highlights tax promises early in campaign

Andrew Scheer outlined some recent promises around tax cuts. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Hamilton photographer “Arial” in July 2018 when it made more than 20 breaches. Photo by Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce Ocean Friends

Photographer ID’s two new humpback visitors in Island waters

Lifeforce’s Peter Hamilton thinks whales might be from Hawaii or Mexico

Hamilton photographer “Arial” in July 2018 when it made more than 20 breaches. Photo by Peter Hamilton/Lifeforce Ocean Friends
The 6th Street site of the altercation in Courtenay in 2017. File photo

Island manslaughter suspect found not guilty in Supreme Court

Court accepts accused’s argument of self-defence for 2017 incident in Courtenay

The 6th Street site of the altercation in Courtenay in 2017. File photo
Family members of residents have been conducting a letter campaign to have Island Health take over Comox Valley Seniors Village. (Google Maps image)

Families want Island Health to take over seniors home

Letter campaign points out longstanding issues at the Comox Valley residence

Family members of residents have been conducting a letter campaign to have Island Health take over Comox Valley Seniors Village. (Google Maps image)
Ajinkya “Jinkx” Chodankar (second from right) and his cricket friends take a break from play at Lewis Park. Photo by Mike Chouinard

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Ajinkya “Jinkx” Chodankar (second from right) and his cricket friends take a break from play at Lewis Park. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Emergency crews respond to an accident scene at Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes after a vehicle went off the road and ran into the Cliffe Avenue business. Photo supplied, Courtenay Fire Department

Kayak shop on Island getting back to business after crash

Courtenay operation does most of its business during summer months

Emergency crews respond to an accident scene at Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes after a vehicle went off the road and ran into the Cliffe Avenue business. Photo supplied, Courtenay Fire Department
Rescuers help prepare Gerald Cline to be taken to hospital. Screenshot, Adam Cline                                Gerald Cline was flown out of Courtenay shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5. File photo/Black Press

B.C. rider says he’s lucky to be alive after trail mishap

Gerald Cline credits rescuers, from fellow riders to Cumberland first responders

Rescuers help prepare Gerald Cline to be taken to hospital. Screenshot, Adam Cline                                Gerald Cline was flown out of Courtenay shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5. File photo/Black Press
Emergency crews respond to an accident scene at Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes after a vehicle went off the road and ran into the Cliffe Avenue business. Photo supplied, Courtenay Fire Department

Island fire department responds to three vehicle incidents under an hour

Courtenay incidents include a possible hit-and-run, rear-ender and vehicle driving into kayak shop

Emergency crews respond to an accident scene at Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes after a vehicle went off the road and ran into the Cliffe Avenue business. Photo supplied, Courtenay Fire Department