Parksville

The latest cub at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Crumpet, is fed milk via syringe. (NIWRA photo)

Crumpet the orphaned bear cub recovering at Vancouver Island wildlife centre

Baby bruin found weak and underweight in Qualicum Beach

The latest cub at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Crumpet, is fed milk via syringe. (NIWRA photo)
Rev. Christine Muise at St. Anne’s Church on Jan. 8 in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)

COVID-19: Shelter-seeking B.C. homeless group resorts to sleeping in graveyard

People to camp near Parksville church at night as group looks for assistance

Rev. Christine Muise at St. Anne’s Church on Jan. 8 in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)
Fire crews attended an early-morning blaze at Parksville’s Rod & Gun Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 18. (PFD photo)

Early-morning blaze breaks out at historic Vancouver Island pub

Crews quickly contain fire at Parksville’s Rod & Gun

Fire crews attended an early-morning blaze at Parksville’s Rod & Gun Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 18. (PFD photo)
A Jimi Hendrix-inspired sand sculpture by Peter Vogelaar pictured at the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. The competition will now return in 2021, after the 2020 Parksville Beach Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Castles in the sand: Parksville Beach Festival latest big Island event sunk by the pandemic

International sand sculpting competition among events sidelined

A Jimi Hendrix-inspired sand sculpture by Peter Vogelaar pictured at the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. The competition will now return in 2021, after the 2020 Parksville Beach Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Peter and Marcia Kent with their children, Ryder and Hunter, and dog Koda. (Submitted photo)

Stranger offers Vancouver Island beach house to self-isolating ER nurse

B.C. woman helps worker ‘sacrificing hugs with her boys to help complete strangers’

Peter and Marcia Kent with their children, Ryder and Hunter, and dog Koda. (Submitted photo)
Pauline Gray waves to her neighbours while on a special ride in a 1930 Model T on her 90th birthday. (Michael Briones photo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Islander celebrates 90th birthday with Model T ride as neighbours line streets

WATCH: Pandemic ruined plans for a party, so Pauline Gray’s friends got creative

Pauline Gray waves to her neighbours while on a special ride in a 1930 Model T on her 90th birthday. (Michael Briones photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the Oceanside RCMP of wrongdoing connected to a September 2019 suicide attempt. (Photo by Tom Zytaruk)

Independent investigation praises RCMP actions in Vancouver Island suicide attempt

Man hurt in incident that took place near Nanoose Bay in September of 2019

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The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the Oceanside RCMP of wrongdoing connected to a September 2019 suicide attempt. (Photo by Tom Zytaruk)
Boarding the plane in Kunming, where former Parksville resident Mark Conway had his layover on his journey back to China. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man returns to isolation in China nearly two months after fleeing COVID-19 scare

Mark Conway details harrowing journey, intense quarantine protocol

Boarding the plane in Kunming, where former Parksville resident Mark Conway had his layover on his journey back to China. (Submitted photo)
A social distancing infographic gives advice to keep people healthy. (Black Press file photo)

COVID-19: Island councillor makes social distancing a sign of the times

Qualicum Beach’s Scott Harrison has signs printed for area businesses

A social distancing infographic gives advice to keep people healthy. (Black Press file photo)
Bronwen Menzies wants to lift up the spirits in her community by seeing homes lit up with Christmas lights. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island woman aims to bring some light to difficult situation

Menzies encourages residents to decorate their homes with Christmas lights

Bronwen Menzies wants to lift up the spirits in her community by seeing homes lit up with Christmas lights. (Submitted photo)
No one was injured when this car drove into the office of Marlin Travel in Parksville. (Helen Dyck photo)

Car crashes into Vancouver Island travel agency building

Staff shaken but police in Parksville report no injuries in the mishap

No one was injured when this car drove into the office of Marlin Travel in Parksville. (Helen Dyck photo)
St. Anne’s Church in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)

‘I bawled, it was heartbreaking’: Parksville homeless shelter forced to close due to COVID-19 concerns

Reverend at St. Anne’s Church pleads for government’s assistance, facility doesn’t pass health standard

St. Anne’s Church in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)
City of Parksville has closed down all of its playgrounds effective immediately. (File photo)

Saanich, Parksville say playgrounds off-limits due to COVID-19 concerns

Move follows directive from provincial health officer, concerns about social distancing

City of Parksville has closed down all of its playgrounds effective immediately. (File photo)
Victoria Admirals peewee hockey player Brady Capson watches the ball bounce off goalie Bennet Harris, March 14 in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
Victoria Admirals peewee hockey player Brady Capson watches the ball bounce off goalie Bennet Harris, March 14 in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys Vancouver Island home

Firefighters from three departments called in to battle fire at unoccupied residence

A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)
Former Vancouver Island man stuck in Thailand after fleeing China to avoid coronavirus

Former Vancouver Island man stuck in Thailand after fleeing China to avoid coronavirus

Mark Conway unsure when he can return to teaching job at Chinese university

Former Vancouver Island man stuck in Thailand after fleeing China to avoid coronavirus
A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (News file photo)

Head-on collision on Vancouver Island results in dead dog, woman in hospital

RCMP say no one else injured in Coombs crash

A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (News file photo)
The first group of Canadians that went over to fight the country’s 2019-2020 wildfires were from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and various federal parks. (Courtesy of Kevin Cochrane)
The first group of Canadians that went over to fight the country’s 2019-2020 wildfires were from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and various federal parks. (Courtesy of Kevin Cochrane)
Oceanside RCMP say they were able to return thousands of dollars of stolen goods to a business in Parksville after apprehending a suspect immediately after a theft occurred, thanks to a remotely monitored surveillance camera. (NEWS file photo)

Remote surveillance helps RCMP nab suspect immediately in Island break-in

Stolen items returned after Parksville business owner takes quick action

Oceanside RCMP say they were able to return thousands of dollars of stolen goods to a business in Parksville after apprehending a suspect immediately after a theft occurred, thanks to a remotely monitored surveillance camera. (NEWS file photo)
Charges are pending against a Port Alberni man after Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services pulled the driver over going 130 km/h in a 60 km/h zone of Nanoose Bay on Jan. 19. (News file photo)

Vancouver Island man arrested after police seize suspected illicit drugs in Nanoose Bay

Car impounded after Port Alberni driver clocked travelling at more than twice the posted speed limit

Charges are pending against a Port Alberni man after Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services pulled the driver over going 130 km/h in a 60 km/h zone of Nanoose Bay on Jan. 19. (News file photo)