Traffic

Parksville Coun. Doug O’Brien. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Coun. Doug O’Brien explains opposition to 4-way stop at high-traffic intersection

‘None of us on council have the education or training to recommend traffic control systems’

 

(PQB News file photo)

School District 69 trustees support motorist education option for high-traffic Parksville intersection

City council moved to go ahead with a four-way stop installation

 

A Nanaimo RCMP officer is recovering after his patrol car was hit by another vehicle at an intersection on Monday, May 10. (Photo courtesy Julia Rose)

RCMP vehicle broad-sided in Nanaimo intersection crash

Police officer recovering at home following collision Monday

 

Ongoing construction at the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 4. (Steve Weldon photo)

New stop lights to be installed where Inland Island Highway meets Alberni Highway

Drivers can expect lane closures during constructions hours

Ongoing construction at the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 4. (Steve Weldon photo)
A map of the new layout at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville once the four-way stop installation is complete. City crews will begin work on May 5. (Submitted photo)

Installation of 4-way stop at high-traffic intersection in Parksville begins May 5

City says crews will work for two days at Despard and Moilliet

A map of the new layout at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville once the four-way stop installation is complete. City crews will begin work on May 5. (Submitted photo)
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Nanaimo woman, 78, dies after car collides with RV in Parksville

Passenger in car, a 93-year-old man, taken to hospital

(File photo)
A motorcycle instructor going through a traffic cone course. (Photo courtesy of BC Traffic Services)

B.C. Traffic Services reminds drivers to share the road with motorcyclists

36 riders are killed in 2,400 crashes involving motorcycles on B.C. roads every year

A motorcycle instructor going through a traffic cone course. (Photo courtesy of BC Traffic Services)
A motorcycle instructor going through a traffic cone course. (Photo courtesy of BC Traffic Services)

B.C. Traffic Services reminds drivers to share the road with motorcyclists

36 riders are killed in 2,400 crashes involving motorcycles on B.C. roads every year

A motorcycle instructor going through a traffic cone course. (Photo courtesy of BC Traffic Services)
The intersection of Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street, where a child was struck and injured in November 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

High-traffic Parksville intersection to get temporary 4-way stop

City staff to monitor effectiveness of traffic-calming measure at Despard and Moilliet

The intersection of Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street, where a child was struck and injured in November 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The corner of 96th Avenue and Glover Road in Fort Langley now has traffic signals, and new “touchless” signal activation buttons. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Busy B.C. intersection gets unique ‘touchless’ crosswalk signals

The new traffic light started operation in April

The corner of 96th Avenue and Glover Road in Fort Langley now has traffic signals, and new “touchless” signal activation buttons. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Photo taken on Sunday, March 29, outside Parksville showing a southbound vehicle in a ditch before the weigh scales. (Selina Andres/Facebook photo)

Oceanside RCMP report four traffic collisions amid foul weather conditions

No serious injuries reported despite several vehicles taking significant damage

Photo taken on Sunday, March 29, outside Parksville showing a southbound vehicle in a ditch before the weigh scales. (Selina Andres/Facebook photo)
B.C. Transportation crews push a boulder off Highway 1 near Hell’s Gate on Monday morning. Traffic through Boston Bar and beyond was backed up throughout most of the morning heading into early afternoon. (Photo/B.C. Transportation)

Truck-sized boulder snarls traffic outside Lower Mainland

By mid morning, workers moved the boulder and got traffic moving again

B.C. Transportation crews push a boulder off Highway 1 near Hell’s Gate on Monday morning. Traffic through Boston Bar and beyond was backed up throughout most of the morning heading into early afternoon. (Photo/B.C. Transportation)
The scene of a three-vehicle collision on March 26 along the Alberni Highway between Smithers Road and Place Road. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Three-vehicle collision in Parksville reduces highway traffic to single lane

Police confirm no serious injuries, no charges issued

The scene of a three-vehicle collision on March 26 along the Alberni Highway between Smithers Road and Place Road. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The driver of a semi-trailer walked away unscathed Tuesday morning after his truck burst into flames while driving down the Malahat. (Courtesy of Patrick O’Brien)

Driver unscathed after semi-trailer engulfed in flames on Malahat

Both southbound lanes reopened as of 1 p.m.

The driver of a semi-trailer walked away unscathed Tuesday morning after his truck burst into flames while driving down the Malahat. (Courtesy of Patrick O’Brien)
A Honda CRV was travelling north on the highway near Parksville on March 18, when a wheel from a southbound trailer fell off, jumped the median and struck the front end of the SUV. (Mandy Moraes photo).
A Honda CRV was travelling north on the highway near Parksville on March 18, when a wheel from a southbound trailer fell off, jumped the median and struck the front end of the SUV. (Mandy Moraes photo).
During a press event on March 6, Const. Alex Berube, media relations officer for the West Shore RCMP, addressed a deadly shooting that occurred in Metchosin the night before. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: One man shot dead in ‘targeted incident’ in Metchosin

Highway 14 reopens following multi-hour closure for investigation

During a press event on March 6, Const. Alex Berube, media relations officer for the West Shore RCMP, addressed a deadly shooting that occurred in Metchosin the night before. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Construction of a roundabout in Qualicum Beach has started. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)

Construction of new roundabout in Qualicum Beach has begun

Traffic detours in effect to keep workers safe

Construction of a roundabout in Qualicum Beach has started. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)
RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo on Friday morning. (File photo)

Driver flees, then turns herself in after hitting pedestrian in downtown Nanaimo

RCMP say woman was struck in marked crosswalk after driver ran red light

RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo on Friday morning. (File photo)
A cross culvert will be restored on Island Highway 19A and Boorman Road near Qualicum Beach from Feb. 22 to March 12. (PQB News file photo)
A cross culvert will be restored on Island Highway 19A and Boorman Road near Qualicum Beach from Feb. 22 to March 12. (PQB News file photo)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP went door-to-door in Station Ridge for witnesses. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Man killed in Chemainus after being struck by a vehicle

Witnesses outside townhouses provide information to police on hit-and-run

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP went door-to-door in Station Ridge for witnesses. (File photo by Don Bodger)