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The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for information about William Mack, last seen in Duncan on Oct. 28. (File photo)

Police searching for missing man last seen near Duncan

William Mack, 72, was seen on Gibbins Road on Oct. 28

  • Oct 31, 2020
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City of Parksville now accepting applications for special events in 2021

COVID-19 addendum required with application

A rally will be held at the St. Andrews Lodge and Cottages property on Nov. 2. (Town of Qualicum Beach Photo)

Qualicum Beach residents to stage rally to save historic St. Andrews Lodge

Event is aimed at stopping town from removing or demolishing old building

Members of local fire departments will ‘fill the boots for food’ as part of an annual fundraiser. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach fire departments participate in 2020 Fill the Boots for Food Drive

Donations can be made in various locations throughout the region

Members of local fire departments will ‘fill the boots for food’ as part of an annual fundraiser. (Submitted photo)
Pumpkins on the Drive display is now on from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. (Michael Briones photo)

PHOTOS: Parksville’s ‘Pumpkins on the Drive’ now on display

Displays will be lit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pumpkins on the Drive display is now on from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. (Michael Briones photo)
The T-shirt both Caroline and Margarita will wear during their runs on Sunday, Nov. 1, to raise awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, and to raise funds for MADD. Caroline lost her father to a drunk driver in 2016 and wants to honour his memory. (Submitted photos)

Deep Bay mother and daughter plan highway run on Nov. 1 to raise funds for MADD

‘This organization has supported us immensely over the last four years’

The T-shirt both Caroline and Margarita will wear during their runs on Sunday, Nov. 1, to raise awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, and to raise funds for MADD. Caroline lost her father to a drunk driver in 2016 and wants to honour his memory. (Submitted photos)
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Candidates in the Parksville-Qualicum riding include Rob Lyon, B.C. Green Party, top left; Don Purdey, Conservatives; John St. John, independent; Michelle Stilwell, B.C. Liberals; and Adam Walker, B.C. NDP. (Photos submitted/Elections B.C. image)
Candidates in the Parksville-Qualicum riding include Rob Lyon, B.C. Green Party, top left; Don Purdey, Conservatives; John St. John, independent; Michelle Stilwell, B.C. Liberals; and Adam Walker, B.C. NDP. (Photos submitted/Elections B.C. image)
Retiring local politicians Carole James and Andrew Weaver will receive annual payouts estimated at $87,000 and $34,000, respectively, under the pension plan for outgoing MLAs in B.C., according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. (Black Press Media file photos)

Taxpayer watchdog howling over outgoing MLAs’ pension payouts

Carole James, Andrew Weaver among Island MLAs whose pensions are calculated by taxpayers federation

Retiring local politicians Carole James and Andrew Weaver will receive annual payouts estimated at $87,000 and $34,000, respectively, under the pension plan for outgoing MLAs in B.C., according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. (Black Press Media file photos)
The Town of Qualicum Beach to remove St. Andrews Lodge from the waterfront property that will be turned into a public park. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)

Town of Qualicum Beach to remove old St. Andrews Lodge building

Staff: Cost for renovation could be more than a brand-new house

The Town of Qualicum Beach to remove St. Andrews Lodge from the waterfront property that will be turned into a public park. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)
City of Parksville released a community COVID-19 update, dated Oct. 26. (NEWS file photo)

City of Parksville releases COVID-19 update for community

New provincial health order limits gatherings in homes to immediate household plus ‘safe six’

City of Parksville released a community COVID-19 update, dated Oct. 26. (NEWS file photo)
The Comox Valley Airport had a recent flight arrive with a confirmed case of COVID-19. File photo

COVID-19 exposure on flight into Comox

WestJet flight 3315 from Calgary to Comox was identified with a case

The Comox Valley Airport had a recent flight arrive with a confirmed case of COVID-19. File photo
Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday when it’s time to turn the clocks back one hour.

Vancouver Island, it’s time for a change

Put your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night

Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday when it’s time to turn the clocks back one hour.
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Oceanside RCMP offer tips on how to be safe when weather turns

ICBC: 45 per cent of all crashes with pedestrians happen between October and January

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Mayor responds after ministry rejects proposed Parksville bylaw to regulate needle distribution

Mayne: ‘These needles are being distributed with no accountability’

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Adam Walker. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach voters wait to see if they must return to the polls

Byelection could be required if councillor wins seat as MLA

Adam Walker. (Submitted photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Parksville man faces charges after incident at car dealership in Duncan

Police were alerted to suspected break-and-enter in progress

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
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Pair of diamond rings turned in at Oceanside RCMP detachment

Items found in public washroom at Little Qualicum Farms

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16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
Jordan Jay Ward, 20, is wanted Canada-wide for manslaughter. (Calgary police photo)

UPDATE: ‘Suspicious’ man seen in Parksville woods not manslaughter suspect

Hikers say he resembled Jordan Jay Ward, wanted Canada-wide

Jordan Jay Ward, 20, is wanted Canada-wide for manslaughter. (Calgary police photo)