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Highway 19A closed in both directions near Union Bay

An incident involving a vehicle has shut down Highway 19A in both directions early Saturday morning.

  • May 19th, 2018

Qualicum First Nation child care manager receives award from PM

Pam Moore was one of five ECEs recognized by Trudeau at Ottawa ceremony

Remembering Alexa: 10 years after a drunk driver killed a young girl

A look at how Alexa Middelaer’s death inspired a new campaign to crack down on drunk drivers in B.C.

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The Great Benjamins Circus performs in Parksville
Mini Higland Games held by 169 Admiral Yanow Navy League Cadets in Parksville
Spring Carnival at Ballenas Secondary School
Opening day at the Errington Farmers' Market

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B.C. heading to court in Alberta to stop fuel restriction law, may seek damages

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley declined to say when or how the legislation would be implemented

Trans Mountain pipeline won’t cause tension with Notley at meeting: Horgan

Notley said Thursday that Alberta is confident it has the authority to control the export of its oil

UPDATE: Blood found in missing man’s vehicle

Searchers are sticking to a high-priority area before expanding their search for Ben Kilmer

RCMP seeking missing Campbell River woman

She may be in the Nanaimo area heading to Prince George

  • May 18th, 2018

PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ falls in East Kootenay town

Sparwood residents have expressed concern about “black rain” falling in the town yesterday

Nanaimo city hall dealing with leaked confidential report

KPMG report examines purchase card use for personal expenses

UPDATE: Family of missing Ben Kilmer urges public to help search Cowichan River area

Kilmer’s work van was found abandoned in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, with its engine still running

Homeowners hire lawyer to fight speculation tax

B.C. government notified of pending class action lawsuit

Young parents finishing high school get B.C. childcare subsidy boost

Monthly subsidy is now $1,500 per month for parents younger than 24 with child born four years prior

After 10 years of fighting drunk drivers, Alexa’s Team asks: What about pot?

As marijuana legalization looms, police are worried that impaired driving fatalities could spike

Don’t become a Search and Rescue statistic this long weekend

Learn how to prepare and be safe in the great outdoors

B.C. high school girls go braless to protest dress code

A group of Princeton, B.C. students went braless in protest after being directed to cover up bra straps

Humboldt Broncos resolve trademark issue with junior hockey league

The Humboldt Broncos hockey club says they will have a team ready to hit the ice for the 2018-19 season.

Prices at the pump spike as long weekend brings out Canadian drivers

Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they fire up their vehicles for road adventures on the Victoria Day long weekend.

Qualicum Beach hears NDP pharmacare push

MP Don Davies hopes to make fed funded universal pharmacare an election issue

‘Nowhere near close:’ U.S. rebuffs Trudeau hope for quick NAFTA deal

The United States declared the NAFTA countries were nowhere close to a deal in a statement Thursday