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Eagle expert David Hancock, left, and Myles Lamont check the treetop where they would build the eagle’s nest at the French Creek Estuary. (Michael Briones photo)

Artificial nest for bald eagles the first of its kind on Vancouver Island

New home replaces current nest located in decaying tree in French Creek

Eagle expert David Hancock, left, and Myles Lamont check the treetop where they would build the eagle’s nest at the French Creek Estuary. (Michael Briones photo)
Save French Creek Estuary Land has documented eagles nesting on a Douglas Fir tree near the French Creek Marina. (SFCEL photo)

Bald eagle family in French Creek to get a new home

Artificial nest will be a first of its kind on Vancouver Island

Save French Creek Estuary Land has documented eagles nesting on a Douglas Fir tree near the French Creek Marina. (SFCEL 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)
A cougar previously spotted in a French Creek homeowner’s yard. (File photo/Cory Betz)

Cougar euthanized after attacking little dog in Qualicum area

Owner freed pet by whacking big cat, but dog didn’t survive the attack

A cougar previously spotted in a French Creek homeowner’s yard. (File photo/Cory Betz)
Representatives of the now-dissolved Pacific Shares Owner Enterprises Ltd. Time Share Association made a $47,000 donation to the Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department. PSOE chair Kate Britton, with treasurer Harry Felsing and director Rick De Wolf, presented the cheque to fire chief Doug Penny, deputy chief John Newell and training officer Denis Holme. (Michael Briones photo)

Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department receives big $47,000 donation

Pacific Shares Owner Enterprises Time Share Association disperses funds

Representatives of the now-dissolved Pacific Shares Owner Enterprises Ltd. Time Share Association made a $47,000 donation to the Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department. PSOE chair Kate Britton, with treasurer Harry Felsing and director Rick De Wolf, presented the cheque to fire chief Doug Penny, deputy chief John Newell and training officer Denis Holme. (Michael Briones photo)
COVID-19: Vancouver Island nurse honoured as ‘Unsung Hero’ by Canucks, BC Hockey

COVID-19: Vancouver Island nurse honoured as ‘Unsung Hero’ by Canucks, BC Hockey

Marcia Kent one of nine people in B.C. to receive award

COVID-19: Vancouver Island nurse honoured as ‘Unsung Hero’ by Canucks, BC Hockey
The Regional District of Nanaimo will start a new automated curbside garbage collection on Oct. 1. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo to start delivering new garbage carts

Updated automated curbside collection service set to get underway Oct. 1

The Regional District of Nanaimo will start a new automated curbside garbage collection on Oct. 1. (File photo)
James Smith, an experienced skydiver, died in a mishap in Nanoose Bay on Sunday, July 5. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Vancouver Island skydiving community mourns loss of one of its own

James Smith, 34, of Victoria, dies in Nanoose Bay incident

James Smith, an experienced skydiver, died in a mishap in Nanoose Bay on Sunday, July 5. (Submitted 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
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)
Concept design of the expansion plans at Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (RDN photo)

Consultant presents two options for Ravensong pool expansion project in Qualicum Beach

RDN committee defers decision until more information available on Parksville pool plans

Concept design of the expansion plans at Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (RDN 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)
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
John and Jeanne Brownell participated in Berwick Qualicum Beach’s music video ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island seniors ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’

WATCH: Berwick residents rock out to KISS classic

John and Jeanne Brownell participated in Berwick Qualicum Beach’s music video ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’. (Submitted photo)
Arrowsmith Cycling Club vice-president Roy Kregosky tries out the new cycling trail at the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on June 18, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
Arrowsmith Cycling Club vice-president Roy Kregosky tries out the new cycling trail at the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on June 18, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
Crews have used Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach (pictured here in front of the old Chamber of Commerce building) to double as the main street for ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (File photo)

COVID-19: Film industry in the central Island to gradually restart

‘Everyone is kind of baby-stepping how it’s going to happen’

Crews have used Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach (pictured here in front of the old Chamber of Commerce building) to double as the main street for ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (File photo)
Second World War veteran celebrates 100th birthday in Qualicum Beach

Second World War veteran celebrates 100th birthday in Qualicum Beach

Mavis Martin given special motorcade, letter from Queen Elizabeth

Second World War veteran celebrates 100th birthday in Qualicum Beach
Sandpiper residents have been dealing with water quality issues for years. (Larry Biccum photo)
Sandpiper residents have been dealing with water quality issues for years. (Larry Biccum photo)