Candace Wu

Luigi Sposato gives eight-year-old Reece Rogers a helping hand splitting cedar at the Qualicum Beach Museum during last year’s Children’s Museum Day.

Fun, hands-on history lessons in Qualicum Beach on Saturday

This year's theme for Children's Day at the Qualicum Beach Museum is 'pioneer times'

Luigi Sposato gives eight-year-old Reece Rogers a helping hand splitting cedar at the Qualicum Beach Museum during last year’s Children’s Museum Day.

CoalWatch to Raven coal proponents: ‘Time to fish or cut bait’

Proponents of the mine proposed for 50 km from Qualicum Beach say they will meet an Aug. 28 deadline

MUSICAL RIDE: Twenty-five members of the Strathcona Mounted Troop

Musical Ride wows large audiences in Nanoose Bay

Twenty-five members of the Strathcona Mounted Troop put on a breathtaking Musical Ride Saturday and Sunday at Arbutus Meadows

MUSICAL RIDE: Twenty-five members of the Strathcona Mounted Troop

Animal welfare investigation underway in Bowser

'What I saw was enough to make me cry for two hours'

VAULTERS WOW THE CROWD: The West Coast Vaulters

Vaulters impress at Arbutus Meadows in Nanoose Bay

The West Coast Vaulters, based in Parksville, put on an entertaining show Saturday afternoon

VAULTERS WOW THE CROWD: The West Coast Vaulters
YEAR OF THE COW: Maple

Year of the Cow at Coombs Fair

Hundreds of people checked out the myriad activities offered this past weekend at the Coombs Fair

YEAR OF THE COW: Maple
The annual chainsaw carving festival will be back in Qualicum Bay this weekend starting Friday.

Carvers come from all over the Island come to Qualicum Beach

Event is family-friendly and admission is free to see the carvers

The annual chainsaw carving festival will be back in Qualicum Bay this weekend starting Friday.
Volunteer parents and teachers broke ground last Saturday on a project to build an outdoor learning space for the students of École Oceanside Elementary School.

Parents and teachers working together to build an outdoor learning space

Project will be partially finished by the start of the school year in September, completely done by December

Volunteer parents and teachers broke ground last Saturday on a project to build an outdoor learning space for the students of École Oceanside Elementary School.
UVic M.Sc. student Jessica Holden and field technician Shaun MacNeil take seaweed samples and measure the volume of wrack on the beach in Deep Bay earlier this year collecting data for a first time study looking into the controversial seaweed harvest in Deep Bay. Wednesday evening the research and results to-date will be presented at the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station from 7-9 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Seaweed harvest in Deep Bay/Bowser ‘would not have negative impact’

Study by Vancouver Island University released about the seaweed harvest; critics of the harvest not satisfied

UVic M.Sc. student Jessica Holden and field technician Shaun MacNeil take seaweed samples and measure the volume of wrack on the beach in Deep Bay earlier this year collecting data for a first time study looking into the controversial seaweed harvest in Deep Bay. Wednesday evening the research and results to-date will be presented at the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station from 7-9 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
Five-year-old Kyle Dhillon was one of about 70 people who showed up to rally support for locked out Qualicum Beach town workers Friday afternoon.

Lockout of Qualicum Beach workers reaches its fourth day

Town says the labour disruption will significantly impact municipal operations; town plans to use managers to pick up garbage

Five-year-old Kyle Dhillon was one of about 70 people who showed up to rally support for locked out Qualicum Beach town workers Friday afternoon.

Driver lucky to be alive after crash near Parksville

The man was still in Victoria General Hospital as of Wednesday, where he was airlifted from Nanaimo

RDN director from Errington/Coombs questions the motives of Suzuki initiative

"I suspect this proposal was put together by a group of people sipping merlot in a hot tub," said Julian Fell.

Downtown Athens

THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: NEWS reporter experiences street level turmoil in Greece

Candace Wu was in Athens for riots earlier this month

Downtown Athens

Londoners effortlessly cool

WU'S WANDERINGS: If cities have opposites, London is Parksville’s antithesis.

The NEWS’ Candace Wu in front of Dublin’s landmark

Getting lost in Dublin

More scenic setting for lost adventure than Coombs

The NEWS’ Candace Wu in front of Dublin’s landmark

Safe, but jet-lagged, in Dublin

This week I embarked on a two-month adventure across Europe for the journey, not the destination.

Farm to Fire’s Clinton Barnum slicing up some fresh pizza on Parksville Beach.

THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Food truck trend hits Parksville

With a rotation of five different trucks, there's something for every taste at Parksville Community Park

Farm to Fire’s Clinton Barnum slicing up some fresh pizza on Parksville Beach.

Regional District of Nanaimo directors applying pressure to Island Corridor Foundation

The directors passed a motion demanding the ICF turn over a copy of a consultant's report

Rich Cordocedo shows off some of the products B.C. Liquor Store will be selling in their brand new location opening this Friday at 9:30 a.m. with samples of bubbly.

Refrigeration a key element of new store

New B.C. Liquor Store in Parksville opens on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Rich Cordocedo shows off some of the products B.C. Liquor Store will be selling in their brand new location opening this Friday at 9:30 a.m. with samples of bubbly.
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Doug Banks presents deputy chief Marc Norris with a 25 year service award at Wednesday night's Parksville city council meeting as mayor Marc Lefebvre thanks Norris for a quarter century of dedication to the local fire hall. Banks said the award recognized a 'significant milestone' in Norris' firefighting career which started in 1990 when he first joined the department as a junior member.

Part of Island Highway closed temporarily for Canada Day in Parksville

That and other news from city council's regular meeting Wednesday night

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Doug Banks presents deputy chief Marc Norris with a 25 year service award at Wednesday night's Parksville city council meeting as mayor Marc Lefebvre thanks Norris for a quarter century of dedication to the local fire hall. Banks said the award recognized a 'significant milestone' in Norris' firefighting career which started in 1990 when he first joined the department as a junior member.