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Michael Briones

Michael Briones

In April of 2017, I had the privilege of rejoining The NEWS team from the Comox Valley Echo. My earlier experience with The NEWS dates back to 1997, when I covered sports for the publication.

My journey in the newspaper industry began in 1981 as a proofreader for the English-language Standard in Hong Kong. Since then, I've embarked on diverse roles in various newspapers, covering everything from police and government to sports and general assignments. My career has taken me to different corners of the country, from Ontario to Northern B.C. and now, back to Mid-Vancouver Island, where I continue to contribute to the field I'm passionate about.

Phone
250-905-0026
Email
michael.briones@pqbnews.com

Recent Work by Michael

Qualicum Beach won’t authorize owner-occupant short-term vacation rentals

Qualicum Beach won’t authorize owner-occupant short-term vacation rentals

Council wants full review done in 2027
Former Calgary zookeeper emotional releasing B.C. eagle back into wild

Former Calgary zookeeper emotional releasing B.C. eagle back into wild

B.C.’s North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre lets year-old bald eagle go after nursing it to health
RDN looks at providing free transit service on election days

RDN looks at providing free transit service on election days

RDN looking at policy after previously considering free transit case by case
Regional District of Nanaimo hikes curbside waste collection fee by 4%

Regional District of Nanaimo hikes curbside waste collection fee by 4%

RDN making it easier for residents to switch to larger recycling carts to encourage waste diversion
PHOTOS: Herring run creates annual frenzy in Parksville Qualicum Beach

PHOTOS: Herring run creates annual frenzy in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Wildlife add to the fun for observers as annual fishery arrives
Regional District of Nanaimo amends wildfire response agreement

Regional District of Nanaimo amends wildfire response agreement

B.C. Wildfire Service to provide coverage in areas with no fire services
Regional District of Nanaimo creating strategy around net-zero buildings

Regional District of Nanaimo creating strategy around net-zero buildings

Staff directed to continue drafting a plan
Canadian football, hockey legend Gerry James dies at age 89

Canadian football, hockey legend Gerry James dies at age 89

Only athlete to play in Grey Cup and Stanley Cup final in same season
B.C. town commits to class-action lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

B.C. town commits to class-action lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

Council voted 4-1 but next steps are contingent on Qualicum Beach acquiring legal opinion
RDN asked to pay for report on potential upgrades at Nanoose Place

RDN asked to pay for report on potential upgrades at Nanoose Place

Society says community centre needs approximately $500,000 worth of repairs
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