It’s high time we made sure more voices are heard

Is voting rocket science? The number of voters who cast ballots in…

  • Nov 13, 2018

Winds of change blow in Parksville, QB

The people have spoken and we can expect plenty of change. For…

  • Oct 23, 2018

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Mayor of Qualicum Beach skydives for a cause
Parksville Lions Kite Festival 2019
IN PHOTOS: Highlights from Parksville's 2019 sand sculpting competition
Meet the teenage poet using poetry as an escape from anxiety

Local News Shines

Local news remains more important than ever. It was a year ago…

  • Aug 23, 2018

EDITORIAL: Opinion versus fact

There’s a difference between an opinion and a fact. This is important…

Show and shines not just for the classics

Whether you’re into vintage town cars, classic muscle, chopped-up rat rods or…

  • Aug 9, 2018

EDITORIAL: Pleasing parks

There are many places that can serve to anchor a community: its…

EDITORIAL: In the wild, be prepared

Those of us in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area are lucky to…

  • Aug 2, 2018

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

LETTER: Island Good

After three years of careful planning, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA)…

EDITORIAL: Remember who your neighbours are

There was shouting, there was swearing. Police had to step in more…

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

EDITORIAL: Between a rock and a hard place

At least two municipal governments have difficult choices ahead. In Parksville, a…

  • Jul 3, 2018

EDITORIAL: Stand on guard

Exactly one year ago in this very column, we asked politely where…

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018

EDITORIAL: It’s time to bite the bullet

Shane Stewart, an up-and-coming athlete from Parksville Qualicum Beach, recently won his…

  • Jun 26, 2018

EDITORIAL: A change at the top

Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre has announced he will not be seeking a…

LETTER: Ambassadors of summer

The arrival of the hot weather and the classic cars to the…

EDITORIAL: Riding the wave

Worlds Oceans Day events were held this past week, and in Parksville,…

EDITORIAL: Smokey the Bear has it right

We’re definitely into a weather pattern already where we can no longer…

  • Jun 7, 2018