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Black Press offers a $20,000 prize giveaway to celebrate Canada 150

Enter for a chance to win prizes including a trip for two to one of six Canadian destinations.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

This cluster of planets is 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius

Queen Elizabeth II marks record 65 years on throne

The palace says the 90-year-old queen will spend the day quietly at her Sandringham estate in eastern England.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles at a glance
Outrigger canoeing a lifestyle
PyeongChang 2018, through the eyes of a Canadian Korean
Bartenders respond to push for better non-alcoholic drinks

B.C. increases electric vehicle incentive fund

Buyers of new plug-in electric vehicles get $5,000 rebate, another $6,000 if they scrap an eligible old car

Doctors at Pemberton clinic call on employers to start paying for sick notes

Woman posts photo of letter on Facebook she received when asking for medical note

Zentangle classes in Parksville at the MAC

Zentangle circles for beginner and experienced levels are being offered

  • Jan 12th, 2017

VIDEO: Ten years of iPhones

Today marks a decade since the unveiling of the iPhone.

  • Jan 9th, 2017

British Columbia set to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017

Her Honour Judith Guichon's 2017 New Year's Message on Canada's Sesquicentennial

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Where’s Santa right now? Track the jolly ol’ man ’till he hits your roof

Santa Claus has already begun his worldwide journey, delivering more than two billion gifts by 8 a.m.

Community solstice celebration in Errington

The solstice cedar-bough walk and dance of universal peace is from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Dec 15th, 2016

Vancouver Island University Adventures in Mind program in Florence

Half of the spaces in the program have already been taken

  • Dec 15th, 2016

Dreaming of visiting China? Win a trip of a lifetime!

You could win an all-inclusive tour through Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou next spring valued at $2500!

Survey probes B.C.’s seniors care homes

Privacy, dignity, food quality among questions of Seniors Advocate (with VIDEO)

New mural for Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach

David Goatley, a portrait artist, was brought on by ECHO Players to paint a 16-by-56 foot mural on the side of the Village Theatre

Rock garden presentation in Qualicum Beach

The talk will be a tour of the public rock gardens Mike Kingten has visited in Northern Europe over the years

  • Sep 8th, 2016

Senior home survey seeks volunteers

Volunteers to ask seniors about staff, food, privacy, medications and other conditions in residential care

  • Aug 26th, 2016

Farm Cycle Tour returns with new stops and experiences

What better way to explore and learn about the region's farms, and food and beverage producers, then on your own two wheels?

  • Aug 25th, 2016

Cyclists get local boost

Cell Cyclists and many other teams will be riding in the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Ride to Conquer Cancer at the end of the month.

  • Aug 23rd, 2016

SPCA Paws for a Cause

Walk in Parksville in support of the local and provincial SPCA

  • Aug 23rd, 2016

Howie Meeker honoured

Parksville resident has spent more than 40 years with the Special Olympics B.C.

  • Aug 18th, 2016