Michael Briones

Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt postponement of Vancouver Island junior hockey game

Several players reported to be self-isolating for influenza-like symptoms

Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo will be introducing automated curbside collection in October. (File photo)

RDN working on fees and details around upcoming automated waste pickup

Regional District of Nanaimo to implement new automated system in October

The Regional District of Nanaimo will be introducing automated curbside collection in October. (File photo)
The B.C. Shellfish Growers Association is holding a large-scale cleanup of abandoned traps, nets and other debris associated with the aquaculture industry.

Major cleanup of shellfish industry waste underway

B.C. Shellfish Growers Association asks RDN to waive tipping fees

The B.C. Shellfish Growers Association is holding a large-scale cleanup of abandoned traps, nets and other debris associated with the aquaculture industry.
The Parksville Curling Club wants the Regional District of Nanaimo to give them a longer tenure that just five years. (File photo)
The Parksville Curling Club wants the Regional District of Nanaimo to give them a longer tenure that just five years. (File photo)
A petition is underway to stop the Regional District of Nanaimo from adopting a bylaw that would allow homeless people camp overnight in designated parks. (File photo)

Petition underway to stop bylaw on homeless camping in Regional District of Nanaimo

‘Canadians are known for their meekness but this time we need to have a voice’

A petition is underway to stop the Regional District of Nanaimo from adopting a bylaw that would allow homeless people camp overnight in designated parks. (File photo)
These images show the style of building that Pheasant Glen Golf Course requested a development permit to build. The plan is to build two such villas, each having 12 tourist accomodation units.— Carsten Jensen Architect image

Qualicum Beach approves Pheasant Glen zoning amendment

Majority of residents who spoke at public hearing endorsed proposed amendment bylaw

These images show the style of building that Pheasant Glen Golf Course requested a development permit to build. The plan is to build two such villas, each having 12 tourist accomodation units.— Carsten Jensen Architect image
School District 69 superintendent Keven Elder and secretary treasurer Ron Amos appeared as a delegation to the Oceanside Services Committee to provide details about the Ballenas Track Upgrade Project. (MIchael Briones photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo not ready to give $500K for Ballenas track upgrade

Directors want a variety of questions answered

School District 69 superintendent Keven Elder and secretary treasurer Ron Amos appeared as a delegation to the Oceanside Services Committee to provide details about the Ballenas Track Upgrade Project. (MIchael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is close to establishing a bylaw that would allow homeless people to camp overnight at designated parks. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is close to establishing a bylaw that would allow homeless people to camp overnight at designated parks. (PQB News file photo)
Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department fire crews check on a Ford SUV that crashed on an embankment on Island Highway 19 near Arbutus Meadows on Wednesday, Jan. 29. (Michael Briones photo)

Driver escapes serious injury after SUV crashes off-road in Nanoose Bay

Oceanside RCMP investigating cause of mishap

Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department fire crews check on a Ford SUV that crashed on an embankment on Island Highway 19 near Arbutus Meadows on Wednesday, Jan. 29. (Michael Briones photo)
RDN budget talks to include public consultation results

RDN budget talks to include public consultation results

Director not impress with level of engagement

RDN budget talks to include public consultation results
Efforts continue to upgrade the running track and Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo not ready to commit $500K to Ballenas track project

Request for funding assistance deferred to Oceanside Services Committee

Efforts continue to upgrade the running track and Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. (File photo)
RDN board opts not to answer ministry survey on alternate directors

RDN board opts not to answer ministry survey on alternate directors

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing asked for feedback on governance

RDN board opts not to answer ministry survey on alternate directors
Myth’s and Legends were last year’s theme for the Quality Foods Sandsculpting Competition and Exhibition. What would you like to see this year? (File photo)

Parksville community asked to vote on 2020 sand sculpting theme

Choices: ‘Roaring ’20s’, ‘Topsy Turvy’, or ‘Celebrate!’

Myth’s and Legends were last year’s theme for the Quality Foods Sandsculpting Competition and Exhibition. What would you like to see this year? (File photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is introducing ReThink Waste-branded zero-waste kits that include reusable produce bags, reusable cloth snack bags and reusable straws. (RDN photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is introducing ReThink Waste-branded zero-waste kits that include reusable produce bags, reusable cloth snack bags and reusable straws. (RDN photo)
Jack Bagley Park Redevelopment Phase 1 plan. (RDN photo)                                Jack Bagley Park Redevelopment Phase 1 plan. (RDN photo)

Nanoose residents want court sports at their local park

Regional District of Nanaimo plans to redevelop Jack Bagley Park

Jack Bagley Park Redevelopment Phase 1 plan. (RDN photo)                                Jack Bagley Park Redevelopment Phase 1 plan. (RDN photo)
RDN residents display good recycling habits

RDN residents display good recycling habits

Program shows most people comply with collection rules

RDN residents display good recycling habits
The Regional District of Nanaimo regional parks and trails select committee is considering a bylaw that would ultimately prevent the establishment of tent cities. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo discusses measures to avoid potential tent cities in parks

Proposed bylaw would limit times for camping in parks

The Regional District of Nanaimo regional parks and trails select committee is considering a bylaw that would ultimately prevent the establishment of tent cities. (News Bulletin file)
Bear sightings in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area from April 1 to Oct. 17 this year has doubled compared to the same time last year. — File photo

Bear sightings up significantly in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fruit trees number one food attractant, says conservation officer

Bear sightings in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area from April 1 to Oct. 17 this year has doubled compared to the same time last year. — File photo
Renowned mountain biker Jordie Lunn of Parksville died after a crash while trail riding in Mexico on Oct. 9. — Facebook photo

Jordie Lunn, world-renowned B.C. mountain biker, dies in Mexico

The 36-year-old from Parksville had been trailriding in Cabo San Lucas with friends

Renowned mountain biker Jordie Lunn of Parksville died after a crash while trail riding in Mexico on Oct. 9. — Facebook photo
Lynne Leclair will join her Mardi Gras touch football teammates in the B.C. Football Hall of Fame. - Michael Briones photo

Meet the women who broke B.C.’s pigskin hall of fame ceiling

Mardi Gras dynasty the first women ever inducted into B.C. Football Hall of Fame

Lynne Leclair will join her Mardi Gras touch football teammates in the B.C. Football Hall of Fame. - Michael Briones photo