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Deer collides with motorcycle

An Alberta woman was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Wednesday after a deer darted from the trees by Milner Gardens and Woodland and collided with her motorbike.

Visitors top 27,000 - and growing - at sand castles

Just over a week into the four week Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition in Parksville, attendance is strong, but may not break last year’s record.
B.C. eyes mobile gambling apps

B.C. eyes mobile gambling apps

Trying to maintain market share in rapidly evolving gambling business, B.C. Lottery Corporation is looking at expanding its online games and tickets to mobile phones and tablets.

City water up to snuff

Council recently received Parksville’s 2010 water report, showing the city meets or exceeds all the laws and standards.

BC Conservatives waiting for election call

The chance of there being an early provincial election seems to be fading, says Randy White, but the newly invigorated BC Conservative Party is getting ready, just in case.

Grandparents the target of an ongoing scam

Someone reported to The News that they received a strained phone call from someone claiming to be their grandson in prison in Montreal after a car accident and he needed $3,400 for expenses which he would pay back.

Qualicum Beach rejects seniors facility proposal

A proposal to add 25 residential units to The Gardens at Qualicum Beach has stalled, mostly due to the reaction from tenants.
10% HST cheaper than PST, study finds

10% HST cheaper than PST, study finds

A 10 per cent harmonized sales tax will cost an average B.C. family $255 a year less than returning to the former provincial sales tax, according to a new study.

Qualicum Beach Chamber supports new plan

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is supporting the town’s creation of a comprehensive cultural plan.

Cost report on MLAs issued

Cantelon cost taxpayers $155,000; NDP’s Scott Fraser cost $143,000