Pages of the Past

Five years ago




• French Creek residents found themselves being hustled out of the area to avoid an explosion on Sept. 11, but this incident had nothing to do with terrorists. Oceanside RCMP report that a contractor excavating at a building lot on Mallard Road dug a little too deeply in the wrong spot and ruptured a buried natural gas line.




10 years ago




• Local MLAs were recalled in Victoria on 48-hours notice to approve a $390 million infusion into the province’s ailing health care system. Included in Minister of Health Mike Farnsworth’s  supplementary funding estimates for the province’s $8.2 billion health budget was $70 million from Ottawa,




20 years ago





• Pressure to comply with local loading limits led school trustees to support a request for emergency funding to buy up to five new buses. Alan McAskile  cited at least 18 district routes running overloaded on a regular basis. Children were having to contend with long waits, delays getting home and long walks to and from bus stops.



We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Delivering the haggis in Qualicum Beach
Dinner music supplied by three well-known Canadian musicians at Qualicum Beach restaurant
Gens still struggling, heading into late season
Target to close all stores in Canada, including 19 in B.C.
Part V: Eating Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Faith in her voice led Sarah Smith to music
Market Square fire displaces college
Cyclists question safety of bike and transit lane
This and That, January 21

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.