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Man in his 60s dies in ATV accident near Cook Creek

BC Coroners Service investigating the death

Woman allegedly responsible for multiple break-ins arrested in Nanaimo

Jennifer Perusini, 35, to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo on Friday

Baby, it’s nasty outside: wind and rain will continue across Vancouver Island

Police warn drivers and pedestrians to use precaution during expected rain and winds

Close to 14 acres of estuary lands protected from development

The land, adjacent to French Creek Estuary, has been designated as parkland

Future of Port Alberni’s historic McLean Mill in question

$200,000 allocated to dam repairs, water quality testing at national historic site

School bus seatbelt petition gains ground on Vancouver Island

Port Alberni school trustee has pushed for seatbelts for 40 years

  • Dec 12, 2018
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Jeep rollover at Nanoose Bay Flats
Garbage found in woods
2018 Parksville Remembrance Day Ceremony
Qualicum Beach Remembrance Day ceremonies and parade 2018

Vancouver Island man runs 500 km for anti-trophy hunting campaign

The 13-day run saw Giordano Corlazzoli run nearly a marathon a day

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department seeks members

Applications are now being accepted for volunteer on-call firefighters

  • Dec 12, 2018

Mental health issue suspected after spike belts end car chase from Parksville

Woman in her 30s from the Nanaimo area detained in Lantzville after Tuesday afternoon incident

RCMP ‘desperate’ for clues in case of missing Parksville mom

Carmel Gilmour was last seen more than a year ago

  • Dec 11, 2018

Parksville Qualicum Beach drivers reminded to be aware of possible icy road conditions

Shaded areas, bridge decks and corners are common areas where slippery conditions can occur

  • Dec 11, 2018

Multiple Parksville resorts report stolen Christmas decorations

Oceanside RCMP say three thefts likely occurred on same night

Campbell River school trustees want review of school closure effects

Board only wants information and is not reconsidering closure decisions

No NDP challengers for Sheila Malcolmson in Nanaimo

Resigning MP will be confirmed next week as B.C. NDP’s nominee for Nanaimo MLA

Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year

Chinook salmon did particularly well on the Island this year

Environment Canada issues wind warning to much of Vancouver Island

‘Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring,’ says forecaster

Crime Report: Grinches steal seven lightup reindeer from Parksville business

Other incidents in weekly roundup include thefts of a school bus and carousel horse

  • Dec 10, 2018

Parksville Fire Department launches new website

New site includes department news, photos and recruitment information

  • Dec 9, 2018

VIU researches importance of French Creek Estuary area

Estuary not currently included in any protected areas

  • Dec 9, 2018