Local News

Bob the elk tranquilized in Youbou to remove clothesline from head

“He is, once again, roaming around the area and eating the grass on people’s lawns”

Snow forecast for Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Rain and snow are predicted to fall tomorrow starting in the early afternoon

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Parksville residents protest against 222 Corfield supportive housing project
Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara named number one in Canada
Flooding at Martindale and Price roads Jan. 3, 2019
Single Vehicle accident near Kinkade Road Jan. 3, 2019.

Port Alberni homeowner assaulted after confronting break and enter suspect

One man facing charges of break and enter and assault with a weapon

  • Jan 7, 2019

Duke Point ferry terminal will be closed for one weekend this month

Jan. 26-27 sailings will continue to operate on a Tsawwassen-Departure Bay route

Parvovirus scare underscores lack of veterinary care on Vancouver Island’s West Coast

Puppy from near Ucluelet treated in Nanaimo after contracting highly contagious canine disease

Courtenay man surprised by bear on his front porch

Steve Kane thought his garbage can had blown over in the wind but was instead greeted by a black bear

Someone in Nanaimo is a $1-million Lotto 6/49 winner

No one matches all six numbers, so guaranteed $1 million prize awarded

All runs open at Mount Washington

All 81 Alpine ski runs operating, as are all Nordic trails

PQB News 2018 year in review: October to December

Final installment of our look back at stories from the past year

  • Jan 6, 2019

Coombs trailer destroyed in morning blaze

Occupant sent to hospital for observation: Coombs-Hilliers fire chief

B.C. gov’t to fund assessment of E&N rail line on Vancouver Island

Ministry of Transportation to work with Island Corridor Foundation, First Nations on train study

Who’s up for canoeing in the backyard?

Coombs family turns flooding into fun

  • Jan 4, 2019

UPDATE: Water levels receding in Parksville Qualicum Beach area, says RDN

Flooding Jan. 3 saw Martindale Road in Parksville closed by Mainroad Contracting

Thieves steal Christmas donations from Port Alberni SPCA

Staff was forced to move animals to deal with building damage

Boil Water Notice issued for the Comox Valley Water System

Cumberland, Royston and Black Creek-Oyster Bay water supply users not affected

  • Jan 3, 2019

One person sent to hospital after vehicle drives off road in Qualicum

The patient is said to have non-life threatening injuries after accident near Kinkade Road