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Qualicum Beach’s old fire hall to be remodelled for high tech businesses

The town wants to help start-up companies with affordable office space

  • May 20th, 2017

VIDEO: Local firefighter rescues ducklings from storm drain

Baby ducks pulled from peril early Friday morning in Greater Victoria

  • May 19th, 2017

What’s up? Docs on the way to Parksville

New family physicians will ease local shortage

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Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail slates official opening

Official opening pushed back to fall

  • May 19th, 2017

Parksville council advances development variance

Neighbouring properties to be asked for input

Nanaimo RCMP believe it has found body of missing teenager Chang

The Nanaimo RCMP have recovered a body believed to be that of Makayla Chang.

Landowners notified about Carrothers Trail project

RDN accepting bids for Coombs trail

  • May 18th, 2017

Qualicum school board nine teachers short for next year

Yet-to-be-approved budget asking for $.96 M in extra funding

Driver takes out lamp post in Alberni Hwy crash

Witness said driver was speeding, but no signs of impairment: RCMP

Drugs, cash grabbed in Errington bust

Cumberland man charged with two offences

  • May 18th, 2017

Planting seeds of thought at TEDx Parksville

Speakers talk on innovation, aquaculture, teaching people to work and more

Regional District of Nanaimo examines increase to number of directors

Statistics Canada census numbers show increase in Regional District of Nanaimo population

Local athletes shine at North Islands

The next goal is to qualify for provincial track meet

  • May 18th, 2017

Bear kills lambs in Hilliers

Attacks on livestock within past week

Pig leads would-be captors on chase in Qualicum Beach

Escaped animal eventually put down by RCMP at owner’s request

  • May 18th, 2017

Resident sea lion an unwanted guest

Dead animal on Parksville beach cannot be removed by city

Human carelessness blamed for deaths of two bears in mid-Island

Bears destroyed after becoming habituated to garbage and livestock

Broombusters spreading on Vancouver Island

Invasive plant removers gather for Parksville Broomfest

Nanaimo hospital foundation gives more than $2 million

NRGH, Oceanside Health Centre among recipients of funding for medical equipment

  • May 16th, 2017

Town of Qualicum Beach looking to change outdoor burning bylaw

Concern after recent burns affecting residential areas