parks

Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers patrol a city park in Toronto on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it’s going to seek amnesty for all tickets issued for municipal recreational infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Civil Liberties group seeks amnesty for recreational tickets issued during pandemic

The association has received at least 100 public complaints over the past 10 days

Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers patrol a city park in Toronto on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it’s going to seek amnesty for all tickets issued for municipal recreational infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Graffiti on two sides of a boulder in Death Valley National Park is from 2019 and 2020, marked “Steve & Lacy”. The National Parks Service is seeking a man from Grand Forks, B.C., in connection with the graffiti. (US National Parks Service)

U.S. officials look for B.C. man suspected of vandalizing Death Valley National Park

Rangers believe the man travelled with a dog named Lacy on his way to an off-road race

Graffiti on two sides of a boulder in Death Valley National Park is from 2019 and 2020, marked “Steve & Lacy”. The National Parks Service is seeking a man from Grand Forks, B.C., in connection with the graffiti. (US National Parks Service)
Regional District of Nanaimo directors debated a proposal about a parks development cost charges program at their committee of the whole meeting Feb. 11. (Black Press file)

RDN considering development charges to go toward parks in rural areas

Motion deferred in order to allow for further consultation

Regional District of Nanaimo directors debated a proposal about a parks development cost charges program at their committee of the whole meeting Feb. 11. (Black Press file)
An artist rendering of the new playground at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Landscape Playgrounds/City of Nanaimo photo).

Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park playground getting a complete redesign

Playground upgrades, including new equipment and surfacing, to be completed by spring

An artist rendering of the new playground at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Landscape Playgrounds/City of Nanaimo photo).
A sneaky sap thief has added four taps to this large maple tree in Mount Douglas Park. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Sap thief taps Saanich park maple trees, faces hefty fine

One tree found with four taps in Mount Doug Park

A sneaky sap thief has added four taps to this large maple tree in Mount Douglas Park. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The St. Andrews Lodge and Glen Cottages property, soon to be Qualicum Beach’s newest park. (File photo)

‘Elizabeth Little Waterfront Park’ proposed in Qualicum Beach

It was first announced in 2018 that St. Andrews Lodge would be turned into a public space

The St. Andrews Lodge and Glen Cottages property, soon to be Qualicum Beach’s newest park. (File photo)