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The 40-acre Maris Estates oceanfront property has been gifted to the Comox Valley Regional District through the federal Ecological Gifts Program. Photo supplied

40 acres of oceanfront property donated to Comox Valley Regional District to create a park

The Comox Valley Regional District has received a donation of 40 acres…

 

Terry Dance-Bennink speaks to seniors during a rally in support of a senior-friendly park at the former S.J. Willis Junior High School field in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The protesters say they are being shut out of open green space near their homes, while the city recently opened a new skateboard park for youth in the area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

VIDEO: B.C. seniors stage protest at vacant school field, seeking fair share of park space

100 Victoria area seniors, many using walkers and scooters, point to emphasis on rec space for youth

 

Trees line a Cook Street sidewalk down by the Victoria waterfront. A new study looks into the equitable distribution of greenspace in Canadian cities. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greenspace less accessible to millenials and the poor across Canadian cities

UBC study looks into equitable greenspace distribution across country’s urban spaces

 

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Summer Wilson laugh while speaking after announcing a $100 million donation to preserve and protect B.C.’s natural spaces through their Wilson 5 Foundation, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson gifts $100M to help preserve B.C.’s nature

Lululemon Athletica Inc. founder and billionaire Chip Wilson is donating $100 million…

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Summer Wilson laugh while speaking after announcing a $100 million donation to preserve and protect B.C.’s natural spaces through their Wilson 5 Foundation, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Wildlife-rich northern half of the park will remain shuttered until at least early July

A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
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Parksville council considers future parkland next to Englishman River

Developer requests section of adjacent lane be closed

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In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)

Yellowstone flooding sweeps away bridge, washes out roads

Flooding hits after what park officials are calling ‘unprecedented rains’

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)
A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from Burgess Shale, levies $20,000 fine

Suspect pleaded guilty to two charges in a Cranbrook, B.C., court last month

A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel
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The Parksville Community Park has several projects underway or planned for 2022, including an outdoor stage and gathering space, a new washroom facility and stormwater management. (PQB News photo)

City details variety of project updates for Parksville Community Park

Outdoor stage and gathering space anticipated for use in late June

The Parksville Community Park has several projects underway or planned for 2022, including an outdoor stage and gathering space, a new washroom facility and stormwater management. (PQB News photo)
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Victoria’s signature park

Beacon Hill Park decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)

Unsanctioned Gulf Island wedding leads to restorative justice

Sensitive habitat mowed and trampled, revellers asked to commit to “lifelong stewardship’

A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News photo)

City releases online document regarding Parksville Wetlands

Includes information on wetlands history and trail development

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News photo)
A map depicting looped trail networks in the Parksville Wetlands. (Submitted photo)

City releases update on Parksville Wetlands Trail development

Crews currently completing a loop trail

A map depicting looped trail networks in the Parksville Wetlands. (Submitted photo)
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The RDN will proceed with a land purchase to expand Blueback Drive Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin photo)

RDN will purchase land to expand oceanside park in Nanoose Bay

Region receives alternate approval to make $1-million purchase

The RDN will proceed with a land purchase to expand Blueback Drive Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin photo)
Part of the Parksville Community Park’s upgraded addition ‘Harbour Town’ to the Lions Ventureland Playground. (Submitted photo)

Upgraded playground equipment at Parksville Community Park now open for fun

‘Harbour Town’ includes 6 slides, a pirate ship, spinner and climbing structures

Part of the Parksville Community Park’s upgraded addition ‘Harbour Town’ to the Lions Ventureland Playground. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is asking Nanoose Bay residents if they support the purchase of a property to expand Blueback Community Park. (RDN image)

Nanoose Bay residents asked for alternate approval to expand waterfront park

RDN considering spending $1 million to buy land next to Blueback Community Park

The Regional District of Nanaimo is asking Nanoose Bay residents if they support the purchase of a property to expand Blueback Community Park. (RDN image)
Sections of the Parksville Community Park will remain closed until further notice due to significant flooding. (PQB News file photo)

UPDATED: Flooding closes sections of Parksville Community Park

Sandcastle Drive to Arbutus Point remains closed until further notice

Sections of the Parksville Community Park will remain closed until further notice due to significant flooding. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Wetlands. Starting Jan. 4, 2022, city crews will work to complete a 2.3-kilometre trail loop to connect north and south corners of the property. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Wetlands trail development ready for next phase in early 2022

City crews will work for six weeks to complete 2.3-km loop

The Parksville Wetlands. Starting Jan. 4, 2022, city crews will work to complete a 2.3-kilometre trail loop to connect north and south corners of the property. (PQB News file photo)