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The owner of these military medals and ribbons that were found in a bag near Cowichan River is bing sought. (Submitted photo)

Owner of military medals and ribbons found in Duncan sought

Bylaw officer found them in plastic bag by Cowichan River

 

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

 

Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Island retiree operates thrift store to keep his neighbourhood neighbourly

Deni’s Dynamite Deals donates thousands of dollars every month

Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s ‘cat control’ animal responsibility bylaw now official

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)

Little Island That Could opens expanded $2 million community centre

Rejuvenated Forbes Hall a shining beacon for Thetis Island — built largely without taxpayer’s dollars

  • Sep 16, 2021
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
Carolyn Hancox Barr is trying to win a Fab Over 40 contest to try to win prize money to help her daughter’s family. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman enters Fab Over 40 contest to try to win money to help her family

Former fitness centre owner Carolyn Hancox Barr asks community for votes

Carolyn Hancox Barr is trying to win a Fab Over 40 contest to try to win prize money to help her daughter’s family. (Photo submitted)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
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Engineering company to hold consultations for proposed Parksville aquatic/rec centre

Pop-up engagement events scheduled for two locations on Aug. 18

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Chupacabra the Dachshund, left, ‘married’ her fiancé Sammy the Yorkshire Terrier, right, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Qualicum Landing beachfront. (Submitted photo)
Chupacabra the Dachshund, left, ‘married’ her fiancé Sammy the Yorkshire Terrier, right, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Qualicum Landing beachfront. (Submitted photo)
The Sunset Cinema returns to Parksville on Aug. 4, 2021, with a showing of ‘Abominable.’ Suggested donation of $20 per car. (Submitted photo)

Movie night: Outdoor drive-in ‘Sunset Cinema’ returns to Parksville Community Park

Portion of gravel parking lot behind curling rink to be cordoned off on Aug. 4

The Sunset Cinema returns to Parksville on Aug. 4, 2021, with a showing of ‘Abominable.’ Suggested donation of $20 per car. (Submitted photo)
Lanterns are carried toward the lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park during the Lanterns for Peace ceremony in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)

Community invited to Lanterns for Peace ceremony in Nanaimo

Event takes place at nighttime on Friday, Aug. 6

Lanterns are carried toward the lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park during the Lanterns for Peace ceremony in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)

McMillan Arts Centre to host BC Culture Days in Parksville, without city funds

5 public events planned, starting in early September and running through October

BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)
A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)

New equipment at Parksville Community Park playground focuses on accessibility

‘Ship and dock’ equipment designed so children of all ability levels can enjoy

A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)

8 years waiting for kidney transplant ends in success for Vancouver Island man

Surgery has active Ladysmith resident Puska back to his old self

Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ucluelet’s Tim Masso, an advocate for Indigenous language revitalization. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation supports Indigenous teen with language revitalization efforts

Tim Masso, 17, of Ucluelet awarded scholarship established by Elm Family Foundation

Ucluelet’s Tim Masso, an advocate for Indigenous language revitalization. (PQB News file photo)
A photo taken by an aerial drone of the Ballenas Secondary School graduates for 2021. The photo was taken on July 3, 2021, after the Ballenas Grad 2021 hometown photo-op car rally, where grads went around to iconic landmarks in Parksville for photos in formal wear. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas grad class of 2021 thanks Parksville-area sponsors

Commencement ceremony and photo-op car rally a big success

A photo taken by an aerial drone of the Ballenas Secondary School graduates for 2021. The photo was taken on July 3, 2021, after the Ballenas Grad 2021 hometown photo-op car rally, where grads went around to iconic landmarks in Parksville for photos in formal wear. (Submitted photo)