Olivier Laurin

Hundreds of winged smaller yellow ants (Lasius claviger) are ready to take off for their nuptial flight. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Fairweather)

Love is in the air: Flying ants meet to mate on Vancouver Island

For a few hours, millions of ants simultaneously swarmed the region for their yearly mating ritual

Hundreds of winged smaller yellow ants (Lasius claviger) are ready to take off for their nuptial flight. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Fairweather)
This microscopic image showcases a soft marine organism impaled by multiple fibreglass particles, creating a visual reminiscent of a living pincushion. Photo courtesy of Dr. Corina Ciocan

Derelict boats, Part 2: ‘A persistent source of pollution’ in B.C. and beyond

Contaminants shed by abandoned vessels causing concern about ocean health

This microscopic image showcases a soft marine organism impaled by multiple fibreglass particles, creating a visual reminiscent of a living pincushion. Photo courtesy of Dr. Corina Ciocan
The boat was engulfed in flames at around 4:30 p.m on July 16, 2023. (Photo supplied by Liz Johnston)

‘Boats everywhere’: derelict vessels continue to pollute B.C. waters

Derelict vessel that caught fire after washing ashore on Denman Island just tip of a large iceberg

The boat was engulfed in flames at around 4:30 p.m on July 16, 2023. (Photo supplied by Liz Johnston)
A crew prepares to lift the iconic F-104 Starfighter for its move from the Comox Heritage Airpark to the B.C. Aviation Museum in Victoria. (Olivier Laurin / Comox Valley Record)

VIDEO: ‘Fastest aircraft to ever serve’ in Canada landing at B.C. museum

The F-104 Starfighter is moving to the BC Aviation Museum in Victoria

A crew prepares to lift the iconic F-104 Starfighter for its move from the Comox Heritage Airpark to the B.C. Aviation Museum in Victoria. (Olivier Laurin / Comox Valley Record)
Colin McKean (left), Calvin Jameson, Mark Kurschner and David Lawes signed a document to officialize their partnership, in Victoria on May 2, to keep the waters and lands of various First Nations communities waste-free. Photo provided by the Indigenous Zero Waste Technical Advisory Group

Indigenous recycling program bridges gap for remote communities in B.C.

Despite the challenges this new alliance is devoted to keeping B.C. lands and waterways waste-free

Colin McKean (left), Calvin Jameson, Mark Kurschner and David Lawes signed a document to officialize their partnership, in Victoria on May 2, to keep the waters and lands of various First Nations communities waste-free. Photo provided by the Indigenous Zero Waste Technical Advisory Group
Brian Kennedy waits in line to drop off his luggage at the Victoria International Airport. Kennedy said he’s been on the edge of his seat as a possible WestJet strike looms. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

B.C. travellers up in the air, changing plans as WestJet strike looms

Pilots at WestJet and Swoop could walk off the job Friday

Brian Kennedy waits in line to drop off his luggage at the Victoria International Airport. Kennedy said he’s been on the edge of his seat as a possible WestJet strike looms. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Recent report warns B.C. residents about tactics used by fraudsters and how to identify them (File Photo)

‘Stick and carrot’: New scams are using threats and kindness to get into Canadians’ wallets

Experts call for online caution and help B.C. residents to identify techniques used by scammers

Recent report warns B.C. residents about tactics used by fraudsters and how to identify them (File Photo)
In 2022, 181 B.C. workers lost their lives due to workplace-related accidents (Luke Sharrett \ Bloomberg)

‘We all have a responsibility’: 181 B.C. workers lost their lives in 2022

This year’s National Mourning Day will be held in downtown Vancouver

In 2022, 181 B.C. workers lost their lives due to workplace-related accidents (Luke Sharrett \ Bloomberg)