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  • Feb 22nd, 2017

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

This cluster of planets is 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius

Canadians happy without the penny, but not ready to say goodbye to the nickel: poll

A new survey suggests most British Columbians also agree with the end of the one-cent coin.

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    Queen Elizabeth II marks record 65 years on throne

    The palace says the 90-year-old queen will spend the day quietly at her Sandringham estate in eastern England.

    B.C. increases electric vehicle incentive fund

    Buyers of new plug-in electric vehicles get $5,000 rebate, another $6,000 if they scrap an eligible old car

    REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

    In case you missed it, here's a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week.

    Doctors at Pemberton clinic call on employers to start paying for sick notes

    Woman posts photo of letter on Facebook she received when asking for medical note

    Zentangle classes in Parksville at the MAC

    Zentangle circles for beginner and experienced levels are being offered

    • Jan 12th, 2017

    VIDEO: Ten years of iPhones

    Today marks a decade since the unveiling of the iPhone.

    • Jan 9th, 2017

    British Columbia set to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017

    Her Honour Judith Guichon's 2017 New Year's Message on Canada's Sesquicentennial

    • Dec 30th, 2016

    Where’s Santa right now? Track the jolly ol’ man ’till he hits your roof

    Santa Claus has already begun his worldwide journey, delivering more than two billion gifts by 8 a.m.

    Vancouver Island University Adventures in Mind program in Florence

    Half of the spaces in the program have already been taken

    • Dec 15th, 2016

    Community solstice celebration in Errington

    The solstice cedar-bough walk and dance of universal peace is from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    • Dec 15th, 2016

    Dreaming of visiting China? Win a trip of a lifetime!

    You could win an all-inclusive tour through Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou next spring valued at $2500!

    Survey probes B.C.’s seniors care homes

    Privacy, dignity, food quality among questions of Seniors Advocate (with VIDEO)

    New mural for Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach

    David Goatley, a portrait artist, was brought on by ECHO Players to paint a 16-by-56 foot mural on the side of the Village Theatre

    Rock garden presentation in Qualicum Beach

    The talk will be a tour of the public rock gardens Mike Kingten has visited in Northern Europe over the years

    • Sep 8th, 2016

    Senior home survey seeks volunteers

    Volunteers to ask seniors about staff, food, privacy, medications and other conditions in residential care

    • Aug 26th, 2016

    Farm Cycle Tour returns with new stops and experiences

    What better way to explore and learn about the region's farms, and food and beverage producers, then on your own two wheels?

    • Aug 25th, 2016

    Sunflower tower

    Parksville resident Peter Wilson in front of some of his sunflowers.