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Parksville’s Jared Huggan won $75,000 playing BC/49. (BCLC/Photo submitted)

Parksville man $75K richer after purchasing winning lottery ticket at Nanaimo Walmart

Huggan plans to purchase electric bike for partner

Parksville’s Jared Huggan won $75,000 playing BC/49. (BCLC/Photo submitted)
Surveillance image of a suspect in a break-and-enter in Nanoose Bay on Oct. 20. (Submitted photo)

Suspect in Nanoose Bay uses garage door opener to get into home, takes keys, steals truck

Oceanside RCMP ask for public’s help to try to identify suspect

Surveillance image of a suspect in a break-and-enter in Nanoose Bay on Oct. 20. (Submitted photo)
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RCMP: Two men face charges in reported Parksville fatal hit-and-run

Investigation into man’s death began in August of 2019

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Police identified a 1991 Chevrolet Suburban as a vehicle of interest following the death of a woman Oct. 10 near Parksville. (Submitted/RCMP)

UPDATE: Man turns himself in to Kelowna RCMP after fatal hit-and-run in Parksville

Man turns himself in to RCMP in Kelowna after seeing news reports

Police identified a 1991 Chevrolet Suburban as a vehicle of interest following the death of a woman Oct. 10 near Parksville. (Submitted/RCMP)
Police have identified a 1991 Chevrolet Suburban, B.C. licence plate, PD929F, with damage to the driver’s side headlight and bug screen, as a vehicle of interest following the death of a woman Oct. 10 near Parksville. (Submitted/RCMP)

Vancouver Island RCMP identify vehicle of interest following ‘suspicious’ death of woman in Parksville

UPDATE: Police say early indications are she was the victim of a hit-and-run

Police have identified a 1991 Chevrolet Suburban, B.C. licence plate, PD929F, with damage to the driver’s side headlight and bug screen, as a vehicle of interest following the death of a woman Oct. 10 near Parksville. (Submitted/RCMP)
A traffic camera at the junction of Highway 4 and Highway 4A (to Coombs) shows the congestion of vehicles turning left to detour a portion of Highway 19 on Saturday. (Drive B.C. photo)

Police investigate fatal incident on Highway 19 near Parksville

Woman in her twenties found on median

A traffic camera at the junction of Highway 4 and Highway 4A (to Coombs) shows the congestion of vehicles turning left to detour a portion of Highway 19 on Saturday. (Drive B.C. photo)
Rob Lyon will be the B.C. Green Party’s candidate in the Parksville-Qualicum riding. (Submitted photo)

Former rocket scientist Lyon representing Greens in Parkville-Qualicum

Rob Lyon running for B.C. Green Party in riding that includes areas of north Nanaimo

Rob Lyon will be the B.C. Green Party’s candidate in the Parksville-Qualicum riding. (Submitted photo)
Adam Walker will run as the BC NDP candidate in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach riding. (Photo submitted)

Qualicum Beach town councillor tabbed as NDP candidate in Parksville-Qualicum

Adam Walker running in riding that includes parts of north Nanaimo

Adam Walker will run as the BC NDP candidate in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach riding. (Photo submitted)
Screen capture from the latest Berwick Qualicum Beach music video, ‘BQB On The Catwalk’, created in celebration of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Submitted)

VIDEO: B.C. seniors strut their stuff in campy music video

National Seniors Day celebrated with takeoff on 1991 hit from Right Said Fred

Screen capture from the latest Berwick Qualicum Beach music video, ‘BQB On The Catwalk’, created in celebration of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Submitted)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (RDN photo)

RDN’s new automated curbside collection service rolls out

Regional district says system safer for workers

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (RDN photo)
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Parksville pedestrian airlifted to hospital in Vancouver after nighttime collision

Police report man’s injuries were ‘significant’ but not life-threatening

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Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
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RCMP: Vancouver Island trio arrested, firearms seized after report of shots fired in rural Qualicum Beach

Police say search also found evidence of large-scale drug operation

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A body was reported found floating in the water near Lasqueti Island on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (File graphic)

UPDATE: Qualicum Beach man dies in kayaking incident

Body was found Saturday floating near Lasqueti Island

A body was reported found floating in the water near Lasqueti Island on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (File graphic)
A member of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue lights up a trail to find two lost hikers in Englishman River Falls Park on Saturday, Sept. 12. (SAR photo)
A member of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue lights up a trail to find two lost hikers in Englishman River Falls Park on Saturday, Sept. 12. (SAR photo)
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Sun’s out, guns out: RCMP arrest man following disturbance in Errington

Search warrant yields illicit drugs, cash and several replica firearms

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The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to increase water rates by two per cent in 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo plans 2 per cent hike in water rates

Increase will help pay for maintenance and uprades to water systems

The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to increase water rates by two per cent in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
More electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo gets funding for new electric vehicle charging stations

New stations coming at City of Nanaimo service and resource centre, Lantzville District Hall

More electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions photo)
Emergency crews were on scene on the highway near Parksville after an auto accident on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)

UPDATED: Air ambulance called in after auto crash north of Parksville

75-year-old Fanny Bay man taken to hospital

Emergency crews were on scene on the highway near Parksville after an auto accident on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)
An amazing photo by Jeff Westnedge, taken from the Brant Wildlife Observation Deck just past the Shady Rest. (Jeff Westnedge photo)

Lightning fills the Vancouver Island night sky

Reader photos, plus this week’s forecast

An amazing photo by Jeff Westnedge, taken from the Brant Wildlife Observation Deck just past the Shady Rest. (Jeff Westnedge photo)