Candace Wu

Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services NCO Cpl. Mike Elston checks a southbound vehicle along Inland Highway Tuesday morning as part of an annual winter preparedness road safety check.

RCMP provide education, and some tickets, during road checks ahead of the winter season

The checks this week were dedicated to winter preparedness

Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services NCO Cpl. Mike Elston checks a southbound vehicle along Inland Highway Tuesday morning as part of an annual winter preparedness road safety check.
Proposed changes to provincial constituencies include the addition of Cumberland to the constituency that includes Port Alberni

MLA’s boundaries keep changing

Scott Fraser will be the only person to ever represent a constituency called Alberni-Pacific Rim

Proposed changes to provincial constituencies include the addition of Cumberland to the constituency that includes Port Alberni

Seeking a new strategy for Meadowood Community Park

Costs for a plan with portables were double the budgeted amount

TRICK OR TREAT AT QUALICUM BEACH BUSINESSES: Joanne McNeil gave out handfuls of candy to trick-or-treaters on Saturday afternoon in Qualicum Beach

Trick or treating at Qualicum Beach businesses

Hundreds of families flocked to celebrate Halloween in style in downtown Qualicum Beach on Saturday

TRICK OR TREAT AT QUALICUM BEACH BUSINESSES: Joanne McNeil gave out handfuls of candy to trick-or-treaters on Saturday afternoon in Qualicum Beach

Parksville Qualicum Beach high school students vote Liberal

In the mock election, the NDP candidate Gord Johns - the winner here on Oct. 19 - finished second

Nanoose Bay man succumbs to injuries from crash two weeks ago

According to Nanaimo RCMP, a motor vehicle collision occurred in the northbound lane of the Nanaimo Parkway at Mostar Road Oct. 5

Canada Geese flock to Parksville Community Park — one of many places that city officials say is inundated with Canada geese

Is it time to cull geese in Parksville Qualicum Beach?

Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre says the city 'waits with great anticipation for the cull'

Canada Geese flock to Parksville Community Park — one of many places that city officials say is inundated with Canada geese

NDP MLA says commission’s findings about government e-mails are ‘shocking’

Minister and Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell says the government interprets the Act differently

More than 200 people showed up at Nanoose Place Tuesday evening for the Regional District of Nanaimo’s public information meeting about Beachcomber Marina’s zoning amendment application

200 people pack meeting in Nanoose Bay about proposed expansion of Beachcomber Marina

Residents both for and against the proposal spoke passionately about the plan

More than 200 people showed up at Nanoose Place Tuesday evening for the Regional District of Nanaimo’s public information meeting about Beachcomber Marina’s zoning amendment application

Reports pour into Parksville police station about computer scam

Oceanside RCMP say homeowners have received calls from someone falsely claiming to be from a reputable repair or software company

NDP candidate Gord Johns and his supporters were all smiles as victory in the riding of Courtenay-Alberni became apparent Monday night. The local NDP was headquartered at the Quality Inn Bayside in Parskville.

FEDERAL ELECTION: MP-elect Gord Johns talks about the work ahead

NDP candidate says his victory Monday was bittersweet after party reduced to third-place status in the House of Commons

NDP candidate Gord Johns and his supporters were all smiles as victory in the riding of Courtenay-Alberni became apparent Monday night. The local NDP was headquartered at the Quality Inn Bayside in Parskville.

No budget until strategic plan, Regional District of Nanaimo directors decide

The RDN board is currently working under a strategic plan approved by the previous board in 2012

Kyla Campbell and James Hannah

Trademark forces change for Qualicum Beach restaurant

Victoria-based lawyer says it can cost businesses thousands of dollars and take years to trademark a name

Kyla Campbell and James Hannah

Provincial electoral boundary changes may have an effect on Parksville-Qualicum constituency

MLAs will vote on the recommendations which would be in effect for the 2017 election

Parksville man pleads guilty to neglect of dog

The man has been told he has been banned from owning animals for 10 years; dog has been adopted by Vancouver family

FACING YOUTH: Courtenay-Alberni candidates for Monday’s federal election faced a crowd of high school students on Tuesday at Kwalikum Secondary School in Qualicum Beach (above) and Ballenas Secondary School on Wednesday. For more from the event at KSS

FEDERAL ELECTION: Candidates go back to high school for debates

NDP candidate says Green candidate's answer to one of the questions was 'pathetic'

FACING YOUTH: Courtenay-Alberni candidates for Monday’s federal election faced a crowd of high school students on Tuesday at Kwalikum Secondary School in Qualicum Beach (above) and Ballenas Secondary School on Wednesday. For more from the event at KSS

FEDERAL ELECTION: RDN waives transit fees on election day

Daily transit fees collected are usually about $5,000

Hospice Enhancement Team volunteers Betty Riley and Thelma Stickle check out one of the five new five hospice rooms at Trillium Lodge Friday morning during the official opening.

Hospcice beds now open in Parksville

Island Health will provide clinical care while Oceanside Hospice provides staff and volunteers

Hospice Enhancement Team volunteers Betty Riley and Thelma Stickle check out one of the five new five hospice rooms at Trillium Lodge Friday morning during the official opening.
NEWS reporter Candace Wu and professional skydiver Dennis Harker take an impromptu skydive last Tuesday afternoon over beautiful Parksville Qualicum Beach in anticipation of the upcoming Island Fever Skydive Festival Oct. 16-18.

Island Fever Skydive Festival slated for this weekend in Qualicum Beach

NEWS reporter jumps 10,000 feet during impromptu skydive over Vancouver Island

NEWS reporter Candace Wu and professional skydiver Dennis Harker take an impromptu skydive last Tuesday afternoon over beautiful Parksville Qualicum Beach in anticipation of the upcoming Island Fever Skydive Festival Oct. 16-18.

Rash of break-ins near Parksville resorts

Police are asking the public to report any suspicious behaviour