Karly Blats

Modular building units for a supportive housing project are being delivered to the 222 Corfield site in Parksville. - Michael Briones photo

Legal proceedings continue in 222 Corfield case, no new court dates set

‘BC Housing is proceeding under a valid bylaw and permits’

Modular building units for a supportive housing project are being delivered to the 222 Corfield site in Parksville. - Michael Briones photo
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Parksville resident Fred Buott to help him get a new electric tricycle. - File photo

New fundraising campaign started to help get Parksville senior an electric trike

Fred Buott’s tricycle was damaged when he was nearly hit by a truck last July

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Parksville resident Fred Buott to help him get a new electric tricycle. - File photo
Submitted photo                                Will Millar will bring his songs and stories to Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre on St. Patricks’ Day.

Will Millar to bring songs and stories of an old Ireland to the MAC

Legendary singer and painter will perform on St. Patrick’s Day

Submitted photo                                Will Millar will bring his songs and stories to Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre on St. Patricks’ Day.
World’s largest gnome will get a new home on Vancouver Island

World’s largest gnome will get a new home on Vancouver Island

Final location to be decided soon for record-setting Nanoose Bay icon

World’s largest gnome will get a new home on Vancouver Island
Olivia Kenton, left, and supporter Mara Nord light candles to celebrate the lives of Kenton’s two huskies Kodi and Tigger during a vigil at Errington Community Park on March 10. - Karly Blats photo

Deceased Errington huskies celebrated at vigil

Close to 40 people gathered to remember Kodi and Tigger, show support for family

Olivia Kenton, left, and supporter Mara Nord light candles to celebrate the lives of Kenton’s two huskies Kodi and Tigger during a vigil at Errington Community Park on March 10. - Karly Blats photo
Olivia Kenton, left, and supporter Mara Nord light candles to celebrate the lives of Kenton’s two huskies Kodi and Tigger during a vigil at Errington Community Park on March 10. - Karly Blats photo

Deceased Vancouver Island huskies celebrated at vigil

Close to 40 people gather in Errington to remember Kodi and Tigger

Olivia Kenton, left, and supporter Mara Nord light candles to celebrate the lives of Kenton’s two huskies Kodi and Tigger during a vigil at Errington Community Park on March 10. - Karly Blats photo
Qualicum Beach artist Birgit Coath is one of three artists on display in the Brown gallery at the Old School House Arts Centre until March 14. Artists Jacqueline Dunn and Valerie Giles also have paintings showcased. - File photo

Three friends showcase unique paintings at Old School House Arts Centre

The ‘Artists 3’ will be on display in the Brown gallery until March 14

Qualicum Beach artist Birgit Coath is one of three artists on display in the Brown gallery at the Old School House Arts Centre until March 14. Artists Jacqueline Dunn and Valerie Giles also have paintings showcased. - File photo
The University of British Columbia all-female mine rescue team won first place at the 2019 Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Response Development (MERD) exercise at the Colorado School of Mines. - www.ubcmr.com photo

Kwalikum grad leads all-female mine rescue team to victory in U.S.

First time an all-female team has won the two-day competition

The University of British Columbia all-female mine rescue team won first place at the 2019 Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Response Development (MERD) exercise at the Colorado School of Mines. - www.ubcmr.com photo
Parksville officials talk fire, emergency planning and communications budgets

Parksville officials talk fire, emergency planning and communications budgets

Parksville Fire Department projects $544,200 in revenue in 2019

Parksville officials talk fire, emergency planning and communications budgets
Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tigger, went missing on Christmas Eve. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton

Errington farmer receives death threats after two dogs shot, killed on her property

Woman says huskies were shot after entering her yard and attacking a goat

Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tigger, went missing on Christmas Eve. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton
Karly Blats photo                                 Shelly Heppner uses a 40-litre still for recipe development. Heppner is in the process of opening Bespoke Spirits House Distillery and Tasting Room on Stanford Avenue in Parksville.

Heppner to open distillery and tasting room in Parksville

Local woman has spent years researching the distilling process

Karly Blats photo                                 Shelly Heppner uses a 40-litre still for recipe development. Heppner is in the process of opening Bespoke Spirits House Distillery and Tasting Room on Stanford Avenue in Parksville.
Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tiiger, went missing on Christmas Eve. They have now been confirmed deceased. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton

Owner says Vancouver Island family devastated after learning huskies were shot, killed

Dogs were killed in Errington farmer’s yard after attacking livestock: RCMP

Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tiiger, went missing on Christmas Eve. They have now been confirmed deceased. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton
Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tiiger, went missing on Christmas Eve. They have now been confirmed deceased. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton

Owner says family devastated after learning Errington huskies were shot, killed

Dogs were killed in a neighbouring farmer’s yard after attacking livestock: RCMP

Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tiiger, went missing on Christmas Eve. They have now been confirmed deceased. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton
A proposed zoning bylaw amendment for a Jensen Avenue West lot, next to city hall, went to public hearing on March 4. - File photo

Jensen Avenue rezoning draws opposition, concerns from public

Proposed zoning bylaw amendment for lot next to city hall went to public hearing

A proposed zoning bylaw amendment for a Jensen Avenue West lot, next to city hall, went to public hearing on March 4. - File photo
WorkSafeBC inspecting after worker injured at French Creek Seafood

WorkSafeBC inspecting after worker injured at French Creek Seafood

Incident occurred the morning of March 4

WorkSafeBC inspecting after worker injured at French Creek Seafood
Facebook photo/Bridget Matewish Howard, the world’s tallest gnome, located along the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay will be torn down if he doesn’t find a new home by April 30.

World’s largest gnome needs a new home

Iconic Nanoose Bay attraction could soon be demolished

Facebook photo/Bridget Matewish Howard, the world’s tallest gnome, located along the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay will be torn down if he doesn’t find a new home by April 30.
Facebook photo/Bridget Matewish Howard, the world’s tallest gnome, located along the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay will be torn down if he doesn’t find a new home by April 30.

World’s largest gnome needs a new home

Iconic Vancouver Island attraction could soon be demolished

Facebook photo/Bridget Matewish Howard, the world’s tallest gnome, located along the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay will be torn down if he doesn’t find a new home by April 30.
A fire truck and emergency personnel on Steelhead Place in Errington on Sunday, March 3. Two workers were taken to hospital after being pinned after a roof collapse on a nearby property. -Peter McCully photo

UPDATE: Two workers airlifted to hospital after roof collapse in Errington

Workers were conscious as they left the scene

A fire truck and emergency personnel on Steelhead Place in Errington on Sunday, March 3. Two workers were taken to hospital after being pinned after a roof collapse on a nearby property. -Peter McCully photo
After being missing for four days, dogs Kai and Lucy, returned to their Nanoose home on Feb. 23. Their owner, Nina Zurita, suspects the animal’s were stolen from her yard on Feb. 19. - aarf.ca

Number of missing dogs has Nanoose Bay woman concerned

Calls for neighbours to be ‘more vigilant’ watching out for each other

After being missing for four days, dogs Kai and Lucy, returned to their Nanoose home on Feb. 23. Their owner, Nina Zurita, suspects the animal’s were stolen from her yard on Feb. 19. - aarf.ca
This sand Jimi-Hendrix inspired sculpture by Peter Vogelaar looks like it’s enjoying a bit of a cool-down during the 2018 sand sculpting competition at Parksville Beach. - File photo

‘Myths and Legends’ voted as theme for Parksville’s 2019 sand sculpting competition

Winner beat out ‘Planes, Trains, Automobiles’ and ‘Carnival’

This sand Jimi-Hendrix inspired sculpture by Peter Vogelaar looks like it’s enjoying a bit of a cool-down during the 2018 sand sculpting competition at Parksville Beach. - File photo