Michael Briones

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
File photo                                The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to increase tipping fees at its landfill on Cedar Road.

RDN tipping fees set to go up this year

New bylaw to go to the Regional District of Nanaimo board table, fees would go up starting in July

File photo                                The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to increase tipping fees at its landfill on Cedar Road.
Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fishermen, shutterbugs and hungry predators all out to capture silvery fish

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area
Adrian Friesen is all smiles as he accepts Libby Elliott’s invitation to be her Ballenas Secondary prom date. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville student’s unique prom proposal was a ‘shoe-in’

Girl comes up with Croc-solid plan to ask longtime friend to event

Adrian Friesen is all smiles as he accepts Libby Elliott’s invitation to be her Ballenas Secondary prom date. (Michael Briones photo)
Michael Briones photo Delivery of the modular building units for the Parksville supportive housing projects are now being delivered at 222 Corfield Street. — Michael Briones photo

Modular buildings delivered to 222 Corfield in Parksville

Units part of supportive housing project

Michael Briones photo Delivery of the modular building units for the Parksville supportive housing projects are now being delivered at 222 Corfield Street. — Michael Briones photo
Andy MacDonald of BC Parks shows the significant damage Little Qualicum Falls Park suffered during one of the worst windstorms that hit the region last December. — Michael Briones photo

Public told to stay away from Little Qualicum Falls Park

Safety a concern during cleanup after massive windstorm

Andy MacDonald of BC Parks shows the significant damage Little Qualicum Falls Park suffered during one of the worst windstorms that hit the region last December. — Michael Briones photo
The St. Andrews Lodge and Glen Cottages property (3319 Island Hwy. West, Qualicum Beach) was purchased by the Town of Qualicum Beach last year with plans to turn it into a waterfront park. — File Photo

RDN approves parcel tax hike for regional parks

QB’s Westbroek opposes any increase, calls process unfair

The St. Andrews Lodge and Glen Cottages property (3319 Island Hwy. West, Qualicum Beach) was purchased by the Town of Qualicum Beach last year with plans to turn it into a waterfront park. — File Photo
City of Parksville crews have repainted over graffiti on baseball field dugouts at Springwood Community Park. — Michael Briones photo

Graffiti, drug paraphernalia and human waste litter minor baseball dugouts in Parksville

Oceanside Minor Baseball president says ongoing problem ‘getting worse’

City of Parksville crews have repainted over graffiti on baseball field dugouts at Springwood Community Park. — Michael Briones photo
Animals scared but unharmed after break-in at Parksville SPCA branch
Animals scared but unharmed after break-in at Parksville SPCA branch
First responders on the side of the Island Highway near the boundary between Lantzville and Nanoose Bay. The RDN will study evacuation routes in the area. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

RDN seeks funding to help plan evacuation routes for Nanoose Bay

Concerns exist over current access, limited to one highway in some areas

First responders on the side of the Island Highway near the boundary between Lantzville and Nanoose Bay. The RDN will study evacuation routes in the area. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Massive RCMP crime-fighting vehicle draws a crowd in Parksville

Massive RCMP crime-fighting vehicle draws a crowd in Parksville

‘TAV’ on display at Cram the Cruiser event

Massive RCMP crime-fighting vehicle draws a crowd in Parksville
Restoring rail service on the Island was discussed at the Island Corridor Foundation’s town hall meeting at the Beach Club in Parksville on Thursday. — Michael Briones photo

Corridor foundation pitches Island rail service at town hall meetings

Island Corridor Foundation held meetings in Nanaimo and Parksville last week

Restoring rail service on the Island was discussed at the Island Corridor Foundation’s town hall meeting at the Beach Club in Parksville on Thursday. — Michael Briones photo
Facebook photo                                A memorial at the Qualicum First Nation graveyard on Cochrane Road was painted with racial slur.

B.C. First Nation graveyard vandalized with racial slur

The plaque on a memorial was also stolen and the sprinkler system was damaged

Facebook photo                                A memorial at the Qualicum First Nation graveyard on Cochrane Road was painted with racial slur.
BLACK PRESS file photo

Regional District of Nanaimo to commission study on housing capacity

Consultant being sought to conduct a regional housing needs and gap analysis

BLACK PRESS file photo
French Creek’s Morningstar Golf Club is up for sale

French Creek’s Morningstar Golf Club is up for sale

Receiver-manager has started marketing for the sale of all assets and properties

French Creek’s Morningstar Golf Club is up for sale
RDN unfurls plan to raise flag policy

RDN unfurls plan to raise flag policy

What flags are raised and when they are flown at half-mast has been CAO’s decision

RDN unfurls plan to raise flag policy
RDN to create regional strategy on affordable housing

RDN to create regional strategy on affordable housing

Initiative prompted by new National Housing Strategy direction

RDN to create regional strategy on affordable housing
A Qualicum Beach man’s car caught fire this morning (Sept. 26). The man pulled off Highway 19 going north just before the Qualicum Beach exit. — Michael Briones Photo

VIDEO: Qualicum Beach man escapes injury after car bursts into flames

Fire crews arrived quickly to douse the blaze

A Qualicum Beach man’s car caught fire this morning (Sept. 26). The man pulled off Highway 19 going north just before the Qualicum Beach exit. — Michael Briones Photo
RDN director says filming of ‘Sonic’ caused disruption

RDN director says filming of ‘Sonic’ caused disruption

Veenhof wants regional district to have filming permits in future

RDN director says filming of ‘Sonic’ caused disruption
Parksville-area graffiti tagger arrested by RCMP

Parksville-area graffiti tagger arrested by RCMP

Existing court conditions required that suspect not be in possession of graffiti-making material

Parksville-area graffiti tagger arrested by RCMP