Susie Quinn

Alan Schmegelsky, father of Bryer Schmegelsky, poses for a photo during an interview with The Canadian Press in Mill Bay B.C. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. RCMP have said that 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky are suspects in the shooting of Lucas Fowler of Sydney, Australia, his girlfriend Chynna Deese of Charlotte, N.C., and the death of another man who has yet to be identified publicly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Kane

Father of suspected B.C. killer granted access to cellphone video

Alan Schmegelsky’s lawyer convinces RCMP to share son’s video will

Alan Schmegelsky, father of Bryer Schmegelsky, poses for a photo during an interview with The Canadian Press in Mill Bay B.C. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. RCMP have said that 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky are suspects in the shooting of Lucas Fowler of Sydney, Australia, his girlfriend Chynna Deese of Charlotte, N.C., and the death of another man who has yet to be identified publicly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Laura Kane
Crew members from Coulson Aviation, a global aviation company based in Port Alberni, B.C., are enroute from Mexico to Bolivia to help fight forest fires in the Amazon. PHOTO COURTESY COULSON AVIATION

B.C. aviation company sends helicopters to fight fires in Amazon

Three helicopters from Coulson Aviation are enroute to Bolivia under temporary contract

Crew members from Coulson Aviation, a global aviation company based in Port Alberni, B.C., are enroute from Mexico to Bolivia to help fight forest fires in the Amazon. PHOTO COURTESY COULSON AVIATION
Bryer Schmegelsky, left, and Kam McLeod, of Port Alberni, were found deceased on Aug. 7 in dense brush near Gillam, Man., where they had eluded police for nearly two weeks. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Bryer Schmegelsky, left, and Kam McLeod, of Port Alberni, were found deceased on Aug. 7 in dense brush near Gillam, Man., where they had eluded police for nearly two weeks. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Divers encounter giant, weird-looking fish off Vancouver Island

Divers encounter giant, weird-looking fish off Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Rendezvous Dive Adventures charter sees creature normally found in tropics

Divers encounter giant, weird-looking fish off Vancouver Island
Outcome of search for B.C. fugitives ‘absolutely devastating’: Alberni mayor

Outcome of search for B.C. fugitives ‘absolutely devastating’: Alberni mayor

Manitoba RCMP believe they’ve found the bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky

Outcome of search for B.C. fugitives ‘absolutely devastating’: Alberni mayor
Manitoba RCMP have called in its specialized Underwater Recovery Team to search an area of the Nelson River near Gillam, MB in relation to two BC fugitives suspected in three deaths in northern BC. (Manitoba RCMP/Twitter)

RCMP call in dive team to search for BC fugitives near Gillam

Divers will arrive overnight, search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky in morning

Manitoba RCMP have called in its specialized Underwater Recovery Team to search an area of the Nelson River near Gillam, MB in relation to two BC fugitives suspected in three deaths in northern BC. (Manitoba RCMP/Twitter)
Heavy equipment is used to clear a rock slide off Highway 4 after blasting on Kennedy Hill, early in the morning on July 9. BC TRANSPORTATION PHOTO/TWITTER

Highway to Tofino reopens ahead of long weekend after second rockslide in two days

Drivers have been held up for hours because of construction work at Kennedy Hill

Heavy equipment is used to clear a rock slide off Highway 4 after blasting on Kennedy Hill, early in the morning on July 9. BC TRANSPORTATION PHOTO/TWITTER
Police probe ‘suspicious vehicle’ thought to be linked to B.C. fugitives in northern Ontario

Police probe ‘suspicious vehicle’ thought to be linked to B.C. fugitives in northern Ontario

Caller thought males could be Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky of Port Alberni

Police probe ‘suspicious vehicle’ thought to be linked to B.C. fugitives in northern Ontario
A note from Bryer Schmegelsky’s mom was sent to Star Vancouver Friday in hopes that Bryer, still on the run and charged with second degree murder, would see it.

Bryer Schmegelsky’s mother pleads with him to ‘come home safe’

Port Alberni teens still at large in Canada-wide manhunt

A note from Bryer Schmegelsky’s mom was sent to Star Vancouver Friday in hopes that Bryer, still on the run and charged with second degree murder, would see it.
Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni mayor contacts Gillam mayor as hunt for B.C. fugitives drags on

Alberni council throws support behind RCMP in quest to find Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky

Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Scientists on pacific seamounts 2019 expedition spotted a salmon shark off the waters of Vancouver Island and recorded it exhibiting some surprising behaviour. SCREEN GRAB

VIDEO: Salmon shark treats scientists to ‘surprising’ behaviour off B.C. coast

Scientists, students treated to ‘surprising’ behaviour from shark

Scientists on pacific seamounts 2019 expedition spotted a salmon shark off the waters of Vancouver Island and recorded it exhibiting some surprising behaviour. SCREEN GRAB
Port Alberni’s waterfront shines under the sun and the shadow of Mount Arrowsmith in this iconic photo from August 2018. SUSAN QUINN/Black Press

Port Alberni fights bad reputation in international media amid manhunt for wanted teens

People have been quick to judge teens, says city councillor

Port Alberni’s waterfront shines under the sun and the shadow of Mount Arrowsmith in this iconic photo from August 2018. SUSAN QUINN/Black Press
Victoria Grizzlies’ forward Marty Westhaver fails to score in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie John Hawthorne midway through the third period of Game 4 in the BCHL Island Division’s opening playoff round, March 6. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

Victoria Grizzlies’ forward Marty Westhaver fails to score in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ goalie John Hawthorne midway through the third period of Game 4 in the BCHL Island Division’s opening playoff round, March 6. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
A boot heel with copper nails pounded into it could have been used as a snow creeper by a member of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Bone buttons thought to have been from military clothing are also exhibited at Echoes in the Ice.                                SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

20 things we bet you didn’t know about the Franklin Expedition

Echoes in the Ice exhibit brings 165-year-old mystery to B.C. cities

A boot heel with copper nails pounded into it could have been used as a snow creeper by a member of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Bone buttons thought to have been from military clothing are also exhibited at Echoes in the Ice.                                SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert test their kayaks and brand new paddles at Clutesi Haven Marina before embarking on an expedition to Vancouver Island’s northwest coast. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Kayakers to visit B.C.’s ‘secret coast’ first visited by Spanish explorers in 1770s

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert to explore forgotten history of Spanish exploration

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert test their kayaks and brand new paddles at Clutesi Haven Marina before embarking on an expedition to Vancouver Island’s northwest coast. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Thanks to its new solar array, Entrance Island Lightstation harnesses the power of the sun to mark the entrance to Nanaimo Harbour. CANADIAN COAST GUARD PHOTO

Lighthouses on B.C. coast converting to renewable energy

Lightstations moving away from diesel, embracing solar and wind power

Thanks to its new solar array, Entrance Island Lightstation harnesses the power of the sun to mark the entrance to Nanaimo Harbour. CANADIAN COAST GUARD PHOTO
Port Alberni RCMP cars collide while answering same call

Port Alberni RCMP cars collide while answering same call

No civilians injured in incident

Port Alberni RCMP cars collide while answering same call
A1 Convenience owner Jodi Rai, right, joins the five million-dollar lotto winners who have all purchased tickets at his Port Alberni corner store: from left, Rocky LaPlante, Helga and Al Fry, Otto Anker, Louise and Ian Thomas (who won $5 million in February 2019), and Richard Zoet. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Vancouver Island home to B.C.’s luckiest lotto store

Five million-dollar winners have bought tickets from same Port Alberni corner store

A1 Convenience owner Jodi Rai, right, joins the five million-dollar lotto winners who have all purchased tickets at his Port Alberni corner store: from left, Rocky LaPlante, Helga and Al Fry, Otto Anker, Louise and Ian Thomas (who won $5 million in February 2019), and Richard Zoet. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
A 25-year-old man from Qualicum Beach escaped injury after his logging truck tipped over in front of the Best Western Barclay Hotel on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni on Feb. 25, 2019. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

VIDEO: B.C. logging truck had a close call minutes before it crashed

Dashcam video shows logging truck nearly lose its balance over a bridge

A 25-year-old man from Qualicum Beach escaped injury after his logging truck tipped over in front of the Best Western Barclay Hotel on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni on Feb. 25, 2019. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Alberni Valley firefighters extinguish a truck fire near the Port Alberni Summit (top of the Hump) on Tuesday morning, March 12. PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI FIRE DEPT.

Three people deemed heroes after rescuing another in fiery crash on B.C. highway

Two people taken to hospital following head-on collision near Port Alberni

Alberni Valley firefighters extinguish a truck fire near the Port Alberni Summit (top of the Hump) on Tuesday morning, March 12. PHOTO COURTESY PORT ALBERNI FIRE DEPT.