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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

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
T. rex pair brings joy turning B.C. park into Jurassic Park

T. rex pair brings joy turning B.C. park into Jurassic Park

Costumes provided plenty of smiles and chuckles at Parksville Community Park on Vancouver Island
Man dies 2 days after being released from B.C. police custody

Man dies 2 days after being released from B.C. police custody

IIO investigation launched after man was arrested, taken to Oceanside RCMP cells on July 18
Vernon’s Humphreys cruises to B.C. Amateur men’s golf title in Parksville

Vernon’s Humphreys cruises to B.C. Amateur men’s golf title in Parksville

Teen finishes six shots ahead of runner-up Jace Minni
21st B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf ­Championship set to tee off in Parksville

21st B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf ­Championship set to tee off in Parksville

More than 150 golfers entered in event set for July to 10 July 14 at Morningstar Golf Club
B.C. wildlife group advises the public to leave fawns alone

B.C. wildlife group advises the public to leave fawns alone

They’re cute but curb the urge to pick them up: North Island Wildlife Rescue Centre
Parksville helicopter company wins $544-million B.C. air ambulance contract

Parksville helicopter company wins $544-million B.C. air ambulance contract

Ascent Helicopters to purchase 7 new aircraft to be located in major B.C. centres
Vancouver Island wildlife recovery centre releases rehabilitated eagle

Vancouver Island wildlife recovery centre releases rehabilitated eagle

Save Estuary Land Society member selected to free bird of prey
BC SPCA wants provincial ban on serval cats

BC SPCA wants provincial ban on serval cats

Organization lobbying local governments to support efforts to limit exotic animal ownership
Pickleball for Parkinson’s: B.C. club hopes program can help provide exercise for life

Pickleball for Parkinson’s: B.C. club hopes program can help provide exercise for life

Parksville players learning the game in bid to add life-extending activity to their regular routine
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