Michael Briones

Fairwinds Golf Course member Christos Vassilopoulous chips out of the sand trap at the B.C. Junior Boys and Girls Championships. — Michael Briones photo                                Fairwinds Golf Course member Christos Vassilopoulous chips out of the sand trap at the B.C. Junior Boys and Girls Championships. — Michael Briones photo

B.C.’s best junior golfers win championships at Nanoose Bay

Fairwinds Golf Club showcases province’s top young competitors

Fairwinds Golf Course member Christos Vassilopoulous chips out of the sand trap at the B.C. Junior Boys and Girls Championships. — Michael Briones photo                                Fairwinds Golf Course member Christos Vassilopoulous chips out of the sand trap at the B.C. Junior Boys and Girls Championships. — Michael Briones photo
Regional District of Nanaimo is set to implement new registration process for residents using handyDART services.

Regional District of Nanaimo to apply new HandyDART registration process

Applicants to be evaluated by mobility co-ordinator

Regional District of Nanaimo is set to implement new registration process for residents using handyDART services.
Joe Stanhope will take over the duties of Electoral Area G director Clarke Gourlay, who died following a mountaineering accident in Strathcona Provincial Park on June 29. — File photo

Former Regional District of Nanaimo chairman to re-join board after RDN director’s death

Stanhope to temporarily take over as RDN’s Area G director after Clarke Gourlay died

Joe Stanhope will take over the duties of Electoral Area G director Clarke Gourlay, who died following a mountaineering accident in Strathcona Provincial Park on June 29. — File photo
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RDN looks at funding sources for acquiring and improving parkland

Develpment cost charges study is expected to take place in the fall

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Photo submitted                                Vandals pulled annual flowers from city plant beds, causing more than $2,000 in damage.

Vandals wreak havoc on Parksville flower beds

‘Senseless’ act causes thousands of dollars in damage

Photo submitted                                Vandals pulled annual flowers from city plant beds, causing more than $2,000 in damage.
Regional District of Nanaimo had 23 employees earn more than $100K

Regional District of Nanaimo had 23 employees earn more than $100K

RDN releases statement of financial information

Regional District of Nanaimo had 23 employees earn more than $100K
Fire burned down a single duplex structure Thursday night at the River Green Resort in Parksville. — Michael Briones photo

UPDATE: 1 person suffers serious burns in Parksville resort cabin blaze

‘A fellow came out of that building on fire and went rolling on the grass’

Fire burned down a single duplex structure Thursday night at the River Green Resort in Parksville. — Michael Briones photo
The owner of the Beachcomber Marina has plans to extend the breakwater and increase the size of the mooring berths at the marina. — Michael Briones photo

Group of Nanoose Bay area residents opposed to marina expansion

Application would extend breakwater, add berths

The owner of the Beachcomber Marina has plans to extend the breakwater and increase the size of the mooring berths at the marina. — Michael Briones photo
RDN board topples cellphone tower plans for Coombs

RDN board topples cellphone tower plans for Coombs

Residents had voiced disapproval for proposal

RDN board topples cellphone tower plans for Coombs
Permit sought for cannabis recycling plant in Nanoose
Permit sought for cannabis recycling plant in Nanoose
Terry Riggins was the best at his age group at the TC 10k in Victoria. — Submitted photo
Terry Riggins was the best at his age group at the TC 10k in Victoria. — Submitted photo
Geese roam in Parksville Community Park. - File photo

RDN to share cost of Parksville’s goose harvest

City asked regional district to pay one-third of $35K expense

Geese roam in Parksville Community Park. - File photo
A Cormorant helicopter is being used in the search for two kayakers, reported missing April 22, 2019 in the vicinity of Lasqueti Island. — File photo

UPDATE: Missing kayakers located safe and sound in Welcome Bay

Pair were reported missing April 22, in vicinity of Lasqueti Island

A Cormorant helicopter is being used in the search for two kayakers, reported missing April 22, 2019 in the vicinity of Lasqueti Island. — File photo
A bald eagle soars to freedom after undergoing rehabilitation for six months at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. — Michael Briones photo

Eagle soars to freedom after rehabilitation at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Visitors brave elements to watch awe-inspiring release event

A bald eagle soars to freedom after undergoing rehabilitation for six months at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. — Michael Briones photo
A BC Wildfire Services crew dangles from a hovering helicopter during a training exercise held at Qualicum Beach Airport on April 3. — Michael Briones photo

Vancouver Island hosts training exercise ahead of coming wildfire season

Firefighters practise entering and exiting a hovering helicopter

A BC Wildfire Services crew dangles from a hovering helicopter during a training exercise held at Qualicum Beach Airport on April 3. — Michael Briones photo
The RDN staff has been directed to look at the cost of webcasting regional district board meetings. — Michael Briones photo

Regional District of Nanaimo to look at cost to stream meetings on the web

Some directors want to see public support before implementation

The RDN staff has been directed to look at the cost of webcasting regional district board meetings. — Michael Briones photo
Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Development cost charges considered to fund parks in Regional District of Nanaimo

DCCs to assist in funding land acquisitions and development

Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
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Regional District of Nanaimo adds up its assets, all $382 million worth

Regional district completes first asset management review

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Kevin Gourlay loves to ride Thunder to Parksville along with his pet pooch. — Submitted photo

Parksville’s mystery cowboy revealed

Kevin Gourlay’s horse garners attention for being ‘parked’ outside a liquor store

Kevin Gourlay loves to ride Thunder to Parksville along with his pet pooch. — Submitted photo
This horse was recently ‘parked’ outside the BC Liquor Store at Wembley Mall in Parksville. — Dawn Topolnicki photo

B.C. man ‘parks’ horse during liquor store pit stop

As long as animal wasn’t jaywalking, no problem, says Parksville official

This horse was recently ‘parked’ outside the BC Liquor Store at Wembley Mall in Parksville. — Dawn Topolnicki photo