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Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)
A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)
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(File photo)
Town of Qualicum Beach staff have been removing benches in the community. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach residents upset town staff members have been removing benches

CAO explains removals a matter of maintenance and sponsorship expiry

Town of Qualicum Beach staff have been removing benches in the community. (PQB News file photo)
There will be traffic delays along Highway 4A between Whiskey Creek and Errington due to ditch maintenance work until Sept. 3. (PQB News file photo)
There will be traffic delays along Highway 4A between Whiskey Creek and Errington due to ditch maintenance work until Sept. 3. (PQB News file photo)
Port Alberni RCMP have released a photo from a security video of the man who urinated at the front counter of the Dairy Queen on Aug. 27, 2021, hoping someone will identify him. (PHOTO COURTESY BC RCMP)

Man urinates in Port Alberni business after being asked to put on a mask

RCMP are searching for the suspect that caused a disturbance at Dairy Queen

Port Alberni RCMP have released a photo from a security video of the man who urinated at the front counter of the Dairy Queen on Aug. 27, 2021, hoping someone will identify him. (PHOTO COURTESY BC RCMP)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help finding a 26-year-old who has not been seen since leaving his north Nanaimo home Aug. 26. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help finding a 26-year-old who has not been seen since leaving his north Nanaimo home Aug. 26. (Submitted photo)
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(File photo)
Jessica Wallis-Moore, the sister-in-law of Spencer Alexander Moore, the victim of a fatal hit-and-run in Parksville, spoke about the hearings impact on her family in a social media post on Sunday, Aug. 29. (Submitted photo)

Grieving family sits through hearing on second anniversary of man’s death in Parksville

Ryan John Grob to be sentenced in 2019 death of Spencer Alexander Moore

Jessica Wallis-Moore, the sister-in-law of Spencer Alexander Moore, the victim of a fatal hit-and-run in Parksville, spoke about the hearings impact on her family in a social media post on Sunday, Aug. 29. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for help locating a 30-year-old man who is considered missing. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP search for man who missed important appointment

RCMP ask for help locating 30-year-old Mikhail Deyneko

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for help locating a 30-year-old man who is considered missing. (Photo submitted)
Barbara Biley is the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Barbara Biley is the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
An RCMP cruiser sits in front of a home on 18th Avenue near Argyle Street in Port Alberni where a man was shot to death Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

One man fatally shot in residential neighbourhood in Port Alberni

RCMP say there is no threat to people living in the community

An RCMP cruiser sits in front of a home on 18th Avenue near Argyle Street in Port Alberni where a man was shot to death Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
A beaver lodge can be seen in one of two ponds along the Log Train Trail near what is known as the Burde Street Beaver Ponds. A group of Port Alberni residents is concerned that development in the area will compromise habitat in the wetlands. (PHOTO COURTESY SANDY MCRUER)

San Group’s $1.1B project will irreparably harm beaver ponds, says retired forester

Proposed 75-acre ‘planned community’ in Port Alberni includes controversial wetlands

A beaver lodge can be seen in one of two ponds along the Log Train Trail near what is known as the Burde Street Beaver Ponds. A group of Port Alberni residents is concerned that development in the area will compromise habitat in the wetlands. (PHOTO COURTESY SANDY MCRUER)
Leuco Construction Inc. made a $10,000 donation to the Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC to go toward a new outdoor shelter. Pictured, from left, John Larson from CA Designs, Maclaren Trudeau, Paul Trudeau, Will Cottrell, Aubrey Cottrell and Landon Cottrell. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach Elementary School gets $10K donation for planned outdoor shelter

Leuco Construction makes significant pledge; Berwick QB also donates $1,500

Leuco Construction Inc. made a $10,000 donation to the Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC to go toward a new outdoor shelter. Pictured, from left, John Larson from CA Designs, Maclaren Trudeau, Paul Trudeau, Will Cottrell, Aubrey Cottrell and Landon Cottrell. (Submitted photo)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

No bomb found in Nanaimo McDonald’s after suspect scrawls threat in washroom

RCMP searched fast food restaurant at Terminal Park Mall on Saturday night

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Robert Eppich is the People’s Party of Candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Robert Eppich is the People’s Party of Candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)