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A Sandpiper resident sent a photo of the brown water coming out of their faucet. (Submitted photo)

Petition underway to get RDN to improve Sandpiper water quality

Campaign urges regional district to make issue a priority

A Sandpiper resident sent a photo of the brown water coming out of their faucet. (Submitted photo)
Ivy Ha, co-owner of Ivy Nails & Spa with husband Brian Yoon are happy to receive so much support and kindness from customers like Carol Carr after their salon was vandalized twice just days apart. (Michael Briones photo)
Ivy Ha, co-owner of Ivy Nails & Spa with husband Brian Yoon are happy to receive so much support and kindness from customers like Carol Carr after their salon was vandalized twice just days apart. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to open campgrounds, including at Horne Lake Regional Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

RDN set to open Horne Lake, Descanso Bay campgrounds June 1

Regional district asks visitors to follow safety protocols

The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to open campgrounds, including at Horne Lake Regional Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Tipping feed revenues have been down this year to date in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)

COVID-19: RDN facing $1.1M deficit in tipping fee revenues

Options to defer funds to offset shortfall to be discussed

Tipping feed revenues have been down this year to date in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)
Map of the proposed trail connecting City of Parksville with Rathtrevor Beach Park. (RDN image)

Parksville, RDN want Rathtrevor trail project to get underway

Municipality and region will collaborate on correspondence asking ministry to prioritize project

Map of the proposed trail connecting City of Parksville with Rathtrevor Beach Park. (RDN image)
Nanoose Library petitions the Regional District of Nanaimo to be connected to the community water supply. (Michael Briones photo)

Nanoose Library wants to be part of community water supply

RDN to amend bylaws to make request possible

Nanoose Library petitions the Regional District of Nanaimo to be connected to the community water supply. (Michael Briones photo)
The mini-golf course at Paradise Fun Park in Parksville opened today. (File photo)

Fun park in Parksville re-opens mini-golf course

Owners say they will follow physical distancing guidelines

The mini-golf course at Paradise Fun Park in Parksville opened today. (File photo)
Vancouver Island Regional Library has signed up more thant 1,300 new members since it launched its online card registration March 17. (File photo)

COVID-19: Interest in digital offerings soars in Vancouver Island libraries

More than 1,300 people sign up for online membership

Vancouver Island Regional Library has signed up more thant 1,300 new members since it launched its online card registration March 17. (File photo)
Building permit activity up in Regional District of Nanaimo

Building permit activity up in Regional District of Nanaimo

First quarter shows increase of 12 per cent over previous year

Building permit activity up in Regional District of Nanaimo
Oceanside RCMP arrested two suspects following a reported break, entry and theft April 24 at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. (File photo)

Nanaimo suspects arrested after alleged break-and-enter at Horne Lake

Oceanside RCMP say man and woman stopped after officer spotted their distinctive two-tone vehicle

Oceanside RCMP arrested two suspects following a reported break, entry and theft April 24 at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. (File photo)
Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department firefighters hosed down a pile of garbage that was hauled out from a semi-trailer that caught fire at the Parksville weigh station on Tuesday, April 28. (Michael Briones photo)

Trailer trash catches fire at Parksville weigh station

Excavator used to haul out garbage for Nanoose fire crews to hose down

Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department firefighters hosed down a pile of garbage that was hauled out from a semi-trailer that caught fire at the Parksville weigh station on Tuesday, April 28. (Michael Briones photo)
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)
Rathtrevor Park including the beach is closed to the public. (B.C. Parks Map)

Scofflaws ignoring temporary closure at Rathtrevor Park in Parksville

If caught, people can face eviction or fines up to $115

Rathtrevor Park including the beach is closed to the public. (B.C. Parks Map)
A woman on her horse along Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, April 21. (Carol Michayluk photo)

Woman, horse enjoy a neigh-bourhood stroll down the streets of Qualicum Beach

Empty streets offer chance for alternative transportation

A woman on her horse along Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, April 21. (Carol Michayluk photo)
The pastor of the Church of the Ascension Father Mike Favero shows the broken statue of Mary. (Michael Briones photo)

Statue of Mary vandalized, dumped in ditch near Parksville church

‘You really can’t fix it now. It’s sad’

The pastor of the Church of the Ascension Father Mike Favero shows the broken statue of Mary. (Michael Briones photo)
Colin Springford says thank you for the truck parade that was held for his 75th birtday. (Submitted photo)

Nanoose Bay farmer gets special truck parade for 75th birthday

Springford emotional as he watches celebration

Colin Springford says thank you for the truck parade that was held for his 75th birtday. (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)
Jaxon Hodgson’s friends made his sixth birthday a special one as they held a car parade for him. (Michael Briones photo).

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach youngster gets car parade for his sixth birthday

Friends get creative after party cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

Jaxon Hodgson’s friends made his sixth birthday a special one as they held a car parade for him. (Michael Briones 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)