Local News

Parksville council won’t ban single-use plastic bags

Politicians vote 6-1 against proposed bylaw

Qualicum Beach doles out Community Awards

Jacobson is Citizen of the Year; new mayor Wiese named top newsmaker

  • Feb 21, 2019

Finalists announced for annual Business Achievement Awards

Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce honours individuals, businesses

  • Feb 21, 2019
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Vancouver Island petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures

A Courtenay couple is collecting signatures for their petition to decriminalize drugs in Canada

History: The architectural legacy of Sam Little

Designs leave legacy in Qualicum Beach, other Island locales

  • Feb 21, 2019

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

RDN dealing with high interest in backyard cannabis production

New policy proposed to address challenges with Health Canada licences

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

No cases here yet, but Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

Signage plan for Nanoose Bay beach access sites

Inventory highlights beach areas that are feasible for improvements

Oceanside RCMP members take the plunge for Special Olympics

Some members of the Oceanside RCMP detachments took the plunge freezing waters…

KD Air flights ceased until early March for airline improvements

Focus largely on flight schedules and convenience

Jeep bursts into flames on highway near Nanoose Bay

Emergency crews responded to blaze at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday

Three Island First Nations chiefs take government to court in health care dispute

Move comes after First Nations Health Authority dumps Vancouver Island service provider

New tutorial ‘Whales in our Waters’ launched by BC Ferries

A new tutorial has been launched for mariners and the general public about whales in the Salish Sea

Vancouver Island’s 10 worst intersections revealed

Saanich, Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan and Langford junctions make the list

West coast group campaigns for seal, sea lion harvest

‘Salmon are going the way of the buffalo unless we do something’

  • Feb 19, 2019

Naked man running down Parksville street, car theft among weekly RCMP calls

Residents reminded to keep vehicles locked

  • Feb 19, 2019

Subcommittee to review District 69 recreation, sport infrastructure

Three projects prioritized by the board expected to be dealt with by new group