Erin Haluschak

The risk of people contracting rabies in Canada, from bats or other wildlife, is low. (Photo by Alaska Department of Fish and Game)

Bat from Denman Island tests positive for rabies

Comox Valley veterinarian clinic reminds pet owners to ensure their animals have up-to-date vaccines

The risk of people contracting rabies in Canada, from bats or other wildlife, is low. (Photo by Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
Denman Island resident Edi Johnston holds a collection of plastic from the Baynes Sound Connector cable ferry. Photo by Jessica Johnston

Denman Island cable ferry shedding plastic into the ocean

BC Ferries notes a manufacturer’s defect with cable coating; beach clean-up planned for weekend

Denman Island resident Edi Johnston holds a collection of plastic from the Baynes Sound Connector cable ferry. Photo by Jessica Johnston
Jerry Meyers was an active member of the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) since 2014, volunteering his time to contribute positively to the community and trail network as a whole. Facebook photo

Cumberland memorial ride set for deceased Island mountain biker

A memorial ride is set for Tuesday evening for the mountain biker who died in the trails last week.

Jerry Meyers was an active member of the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) since 2014, volunteering his time to contribute positively to the community and trail network as a whole. Facebook photo
The Baynes Sound Connector cable ferry. Black Press file photo

Prawn trap catches ferry; Denman Island cable ferry out of service

Baynes Sounds Connector undergoing maintenance

The Baynes Sound Connector cable ferry. Black Press file photo
A mountain biker has died on the Cumberland trails Tuesday night. Keri Sculland/Star Photo

Mountain biker found dead on Vancouver Island trail

A mountain biker died on the Cumberland trails Tuesday night. Village of…

A mountain biker has died on the Cumberland trails Tuesday night. Keri Sculland/Star Photo
Site of the 5.8M earthquake off northern Vancouver Island Wednesday night. Screenshot/U.S. Geological Survey

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes near northern Vancouver Island

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near the north coast of Vancouver Island…

Site of the 5.8M earthquake off northern Vancouver Island Wednesday night. Screenshot/U.S. Geological Survey
Staff at the Comox Valley BCSPCA branch are caring for a handful of pugs and French bulldogs surrendered by an Island breeder. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Surrendered pugs and French bulldogs under SPCA care

Animals are part of a large surrender by a Vancouver Island breeder; some ready for adoption soon

Staff at the Comox Valley BCSPCA branch are caring for a handful of pugs and French bulldogs surrendered by an Island breeder. Photo by Erin Haluschak
One of the two Vancouver Island Marmots released Monday on Mount Washington takes a look around at its new home. Photo by Erin Haluschak.

WITH VIDEO: Two endangered marmots released on Vancouver Island

With three new pups born in May, two more Vancouver Island Marmots…

One of the two Vancouver Island Marmots released Monday on Mount Washington takes a look around at its new home. Photo by Erin Haluschak.
Deer stand on the Comox Golf Course near Golf Creek. (Photo by Terry Farrell)

Comox resident suing municipality for nearly $250,000

Jane Place residents taking Town of Comox to Supreme Court

Deer stand on the Comox Golf Course near Golf Creek. (Photo by Terry Farrell)
Deer stand on the Comox Golf Course near Golf Creek. Photo by Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island resident suing municipality for $250K over contents of stormwater creek

Homeowner taking Town of Comox to Supreme Court in $250,000 lawsuit

Deer stand on the Comox Golf Course near Golf Creek. Photo by Terry Farrell
‘Unruly’ passenger causes security breach, damages Island-bound WestJet plane

‘Unruly’ passenger causes security breach, damages Island-bound WestJet plane

A Comox-bound WestJet flight departing the Edmonton International Airport Wednesday afternoon was…

‘Unruly’ passenger causes security breach, damages Island-bound WestJet plane
Barb Kelly (front) and her husband Ron Kelly leave the Courtenay courthouse Thursday shortly after the sentence was handed down for the man who killed their daughter, Leanne Larocque. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Island double murderer sentenced to life in prison

Michael Simard of Courtenay eligible for parole in 18 years for two-second degree murder charges

Barb Kelly (front) and her husband Ron Kelly leave the Courtenay courthouse Thursday shortly after the sentence was handed down for the man who killed their daughter, Leanne Larocque. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Crown seeking up to 25-year sentence for Vancouver Island double murderer

Crown seeking up to 25-year sentence for Vancouver Island double murderer

Michael Philip Simard murdered Leanne Larocque and Gord Turner ‘execution-style’ in 2016

Crown seeking up to 25-year sentence for Vancouver Island double murderer
Capt. Logan Reid is an Island-born Snowbirds pilot who is training in Comox for his first season with the aerobatics team. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Island-born Snowbirds pilot enjoying homecoming in skies over Comox

Logan Reid once stood clinging onto the fence outside the Comox Air…

Capt. Logan Reid is an Island-born Snowbirds pilot who is training in Comox for his first season with the aerobatics team. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Comox Valley RCMP cruiser

Attack on student in Courtenay ‘way more than bullying’, says mom

A Comox Valley mother said “it was way more than bullying” at…

Comox Valley RCMP cruiser
Snowbirds arrive on Vancouver Island for annual spring training

Snowbirds arrive on Vancouver Island for annual spring training

VIDEO: Acrobatic air team back in Comox for annual spring training

Snowbirds arrive on Vancouver Island for annual spring training
Eleven RCMP divers and one instructor from across the province are in the Comox Valley to practice swift water rescue and recovery techniques. Photo by Erin Haluschak

‘We’re not there looking for fish’: RCMP dive team practice on Vancouver Island

Divers from across B.C. are in the Comox Valley to practise swift water rescue

Eleven RCMP divers and one instructor from across the province are in the Comox Valley to practice swift water rescue and recovery techniques. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Spring training in Comox is a homecoming for Capt. Scott Boyd of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Photo by RCAF

Practice schedule released for Snowbird spring training on Vancouver Island

Comox ‘homecoming’ for Snowbird 4 this month

Spring training in Comox is a homecoming for Capt. Scott Boyd of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Photo by RCAF
The now-shuttered Hanna Korean Restaurant on 5th Street in Courtenay. Google Maps image.

‘Greed and opportunism’ highlight vulnerabilities in B.C. immigration case

Me Hee Kim owed $352,226 following the purchase of Comox Valley’s now-closed Hanna Korean Restaurant

The now-shuttered Hanna Korean Restaurant on 5th Street in Courtenay. Google Maps image.
One of the 45 cats the Comox Valley branch of the BCSPCA is working on socialization with the goal of adoption. Photo submitted

Island SPCA overwhelmed by 45 cats taken from Comox Valley property

Many of the cats will be transferred to branches in Nanaimo and Victoria

One of the 45 cats the Comox Valley branch of the BCSPCA is working on socialization with the goal of adoption. Photo submitted