Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island MusicFest has been cancelled, due to COVID-19. File photo

COVID-19 forces cancellation of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Announcement regarding tickets forthcoming

Vancouver Island MusicFest has been cancelled, due to COVID-19. File photo
Screenshot from video.

VIDEO: B.C. artist gets help from Canadians far and wide to make inspirational COVID-19 self-isolation video

Comox Valley resident reaches out to Canadian friends, gets epic response

Screenshot from video.
Pacific Coastal Airlines is temporarily suspending operations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)

Pacific Coastal Airlines suspending operations due to COVID-19 outbreak

Customers with existing reservations will be contacted directly

Pacific Coastal Airlines is temporarily suspending operations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)
VIDEO: B.C. teacher returns from Spain, makes impassioned plea to Canadians

VIDEO: B.C. teacher returns from Spain, makes impassioned plea to Canadians

“Stop making memes. It’s not a joke.”

VIDEO: B.C. teacher returns from Spain, makes impassioned plea to Canadians
People now allowed to stay in cars on BC Ferries to avoid COVID-19 spread

People now allowed to stay in cars on BC Ferries to avoid COVID-19 spread

Transport Canada has granted B.C.’s request, Premier says

People now allowed to stay in cars on BC Ferries to avoid COVID-19 spread
Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19

Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19

Dr. Tanja Daws says there are ‘more confirmed cases’ on Vancouver Island

Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19
A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Musicians, promoters and producers alike all reeling from cancellations, venue bans

A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell
Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and other coronavirus-related items

Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and other coronavirus-related items

Action comes as a response to people profiting off the COVID-19 pandemic

Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and other coronavirus-related items
Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis

Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis

Check in on them, by phone or in person, to ensure their needs are being met

Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis
A stroke left Joel Rosenau with the inability to read. He is relearning the skill, with the aid of the popular television game show, Jeopardy! Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. stroke survivor using Jeopardy! to relearn reading ability

Retired teacher Joel Rosenau attempting to teach himself what he once taught others

A stroke left Joel Rosenau with the inability to read. He is relearning the skill, with the aid of the popular television game show, Jeopardy! Photo by Terry Farrell
UPDATE: Second earthquake hits off north coast of Vancouver Island, Christmas Day

UPDATE: Second earthquake hits off north coast of Vancouver Island, Christmas Day

A 6.2 magnitude quake was recorded Christmas Eve

UPDATE: Second earthquake hits off north coast of Vancouver Island, Christmas Day
Aerial view of Courtenay Airpark. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

UPDATE: One confirmed dead after Courtenay-bound plane crashes north of Tofino

Plane was scheduled to land in Courtenay Saturday afternoon

Aerial view of Courtenay Airpark. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
VIDEO: Bears dine on salmon at B.C. hatchery

VIDEO: Bears dine on salmon at B.C. hatchery

It was lunch time for the bears

VIDEO: Bears dine on salmon at B.C. hatchery
Courtenay resident Michelle Alksne (left) meets her biological mother, Debbie Touet, for the first time at Comox Valley Airport on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Mike Chouinard

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

Courtenay resident Michelle Alksne (left) meets her biological mother, Debbie Touet, for the first time at Comox Valley Airport on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Mike Chouinard
89-year-old machete attack victim continues to recover in Vancouver Island hospital

89-year-old machete attack victim continues to recover in Vancouver Island hospital

Bob Plumb likely to lose sight in his left eye after assault in Courtenay

89-year-old machete attack victim continues to recover in Vancouver Island hospital
Long-time newspaper delivery man attacked with machete on Vancouver Island

Long-time newspaper delivery man attacked with machete on Vancouver Island

The man, who has only been identified by family as Bob, was attacked early Wednesday morning

Long-time newspaper delivery man attacked with machete on Vancouver Island
BC Coroners Service identifies victims of plane crash north of Port Hardy

BC Coroners Service identifies victims of plane crash north of Port Hardy

One Canadian, two Americans and a German died in the crash

BC Coroners Service identifies victims of plane crash north of Port Hardy
The five Ballenas School students behind the experiment: Investigating the Growth Patterns of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Sprouts in Microgravity: a Potential Nourishment for Future Manned Spaceflight.

Vancouver Island produce company is sending alfalfa sprouts to outer space

Eat More Sprouts to be part of an International Space Station experiment

The five Ballenas School students behind the experiment: Investigating the Growth Patterns of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Sprouts in Microgravity: a Potential Nourishment for Future Manned Spaceflight.
Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue members set up their own tents next to those already set up by the distressed hiking party, and remained with the group overnight until a helicopter could extricate the hikers in the morning. The hikers were found just past the northern tip of Mariwood Lake. Photo by Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue Facebook page.

Hikers, dogs rescued from Vancouver Island mountain amid winter storm

Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue extricates distressed hikers in Strathcona Park

Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue members set up their own tents next to those already set up by the distressed hiking party, and remained with the group overnight until a helicopter could extricate the hikers in the morning. The hikers were found just past the northern tip of Mariwood Lake. Photo by Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue Facebook page.
Record reporter Erin Haluschak

Black Press Media reporter chosen for prestigious leadership academy

Erin Haluschak to attend the Poynter Institute Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Record reporter Erin Haluschak