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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)
Natasha Dawn James took this picture of lightning in PQB. (Submitted photo)

Lightning fills the Vancouver Island night sky

Reader photos, plus this week’s forecast

Natasha Dawn James took this picture of lightning in PQB. (Submitted photo)
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Man arrested after stabbing incident at makeshift camp near Vancouver Island mall

RCMP in Parksville report 28-year-old man taken into custody without incident

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Major injuries averted after three-vehicle crash in Nanoose Bay

Poor road conditions believed a factor in early-morning mishap

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The Oceanside RCMP arrested a man on July 13, 2020 after an incident at Wembley Mall in Parksville. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested for allegedly pushing unsuspecting seniors, jumping on cars at Parksville mall

Cops arrest man after ‘aggressive incident’ at Wembley Mall in Parksville

The Oceanside RCMP arrested a man on July 13, 2020 after an incident at Wembley Mall in Parksville. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vancouver Island RCMP officers will not face charges following 2017 shooting that left man dead

Vancouver Island RCMP officers will not face charges following 2017 shooting that left man dead

Independent Investigations Office of B.C announces decision

Vancouver Island RCMP officers will not face charges following 2017 shooting that left man dead
Skydiving landing area located near the Arbutus Meadows Events Centre in Nanoose Bay. (Google maps)

Victoria man dies after skydiving incident on Vancouver Island

34-year-old had made more than 1,000 jumps

Skydiving landing area located near the Arbutus Meadows Events Centre in Nanoose Bay. (Google maps)
Oceanside RCMP arrested a 24-year-old Qualicum Beach man, suspected of breaking and entering a Parksville home on June 27. (File photo)

Police pooch in Parksville foils efforts of break-and-enter suspect

Oceanside RCMP collar Qualicum Beach man

Oceanside RCMP arrested a 24-year-old Qualicum Beach man, suspected of breaking and entering a Parksville home on June 27. (File photo)
The aftermath of the structure fire in Qualicum Beach on June 30. (Qualicum Beach Fire Department photo)

Vancouver Island homeowner douses blaze with garden hose

Fire officials say man’s quick actions resulted in relatively minor damage

The aftermath of the structure fire in Qualicum Beach on June 30. (Qualicum Beach Fire Department photo)
Oceanside RCMP are investigating after reports of a series of possible dog poisoning incidents in Parksville. (File photo)

RCMP investigate after series of possible dog poisonings on Vancouver Island

Cops say hot dog with pill stuffed inside found in Parksville yard

Oceanside RCMP are investigating after reports of a series of possible dog poisoning incidents in Parksville. (File photo)
Pair of suspects nabbed after ‘staggering’ crime spree in Parksville Qualicum Beach area
Pair of suspects nabbed after ‘staggering’ crime spree in Parksville Qualicum Beach area
The Duke Point Pollution Control Centre needs an upgrade to its ultraviolet disinfection system. (RDN photo)

RDN seeks grants for costly pollution control projects in Nanaimo, Nanoose

Green grant could fund up to 73.3 per cent of eligible project costs

The Duke Point Pollution Control Centre needs an upgrade to its ultraviolet disinfection system. (RDN photo)
RCMP nab suspect right after break-in at Nanoose Bay business

RCMP nab suspect right after break-in at Nanoose Bay business

Vincent Lebow arrested after police viewed surveillance video

RCMP nab suspect right after break-in at Nanoose Bay business
Traffic backed up on Northwest Bay Road on Aug. 19. (Emily Vance photo)

Nanoose Bay residents miffed as roadwork on Northwest Bay Road causes long delays

City of Parksville announces road closure extended for a second time

Traffic backed up on Northwest Bay Road on Aug. 19. (Emily Vance photo)
Weekly crimes in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area included bags of rice heisted from a school’s earthquake container. BLACK PRESS file photo

Thief steals from Parksville elementary school’s earthquake preparedness kit

Flashlights, batteries, bags of rice stolen last month

Weekly crimes in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area included bags of rice heisted from a school’s earthquake container. BLACK PRESS file photo
The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to assess the conditions of eight of its water service areas and also look at 10-year capital projects. — RDN image

Regional District of Nanaimo to review water infrastructure

Region to make assessments of each of its water service areas

The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to assess the conditions of eight of its water service areas and also look at 10-year capital projects. — RDN image