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A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)

Campfire ban ordered for Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland

Ban comes into effect Thursday (Aug. 4)

  • Aug 3, 2022
A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)
Qualicum Beach mayor Brian Wiese will run for re-election in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (Submitted photo)
Qualicum Beach mayor Brian Wiese will run for re-election in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (Submitted photo)
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ASAR quickly locate missing 81-year-old in Parksville

Woman wandered away from sand sculpting exhibition

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Photographers can enter their snapshots it in Regional District of Nanaimo’s ‘Our RDN - Photo Contest’. (Michael Briones photo)
Photographers can enter their snapshots it in Regional District of Nanaimo’s ‘Our RDN - Photo Contest’. (Michael Briones photo)
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The 2022 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a construction zone. (photo supplied)

‘Cone Zone’ campaign reminds drivers to slow down in PQB road construction areas

WorkSafeBC statistics show two B.C. roadside workers killed last year

The 2022 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a construction zone. (photo supplied)
Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)

Coombs Farmers Institute program helps homeowners pick fruit from trees

Gleaning program aims to reduce food waste and bear encounters

The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)
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Martindale Road is one of residential areas that are exposed to severe floodings due to Englishman River overflowing during severe rain conditions. (PQB News file photo)

Study shows impact of climate change on future flooding in PQB area

RDN: New flood plain maps to be shared with the public

Martindale Road is one of residential areas that are exposed to severe floodings due to Englishman River overflowing during severe rain conditions. (PQB News file photo)
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Special Olympics Oceanside member Amanda Stewart congratulates Brodie Stevens after winning two gold medals at the BC Summer Games. Stewart won five gold medals and two silvers. (Erin Edwards photo)

PQB athletes shine at BC Summer Games

Special Olympic swimmers lead medal haul

Special Olympics Oceanside member Amanda Stewart congratulates Brodie Stevens after winning two gold medals at the BC Summer Games. Stewart won five gold medals and two silvers. (Erin Edwards photo)
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No injuries after truck collides with Parksville restaurant

Happy Jack’s Restaurant grand opening delayed by one day

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Rescue 45 was delivered to the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department in June and will enter service in early August. (City of Parksville photo)

Parksville Fire receives new rescue truck

Rescue 45 will enter service in early August

Rescue 45 was delivered to the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department in June and will enter service in early August. (City of Parksville photo)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Parksville council received a preliminary site suitability report which identified three potential locations at Tuan Road, the corner of Alberni Highway and Despard Avenue and the Parksville Community Park. (City of Parksville council agenda)
Parksville council received a preliminary site suitability report which identified three potential locations at Tuan Road, the corner of Alberni Highway and Despard Avenue and the Parksville Community Park. (City of Parksville council agenda)
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The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Parksville man caught in child-luring sting in Nanaimo avoids jail time

Cory John Lloyd, 42, sentenced for charge of arranging a sexual offence against a child

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
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Minor injuries reported after Island Highway collision

Traffic flowing as of 9:30 a.m., RCMP said

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