Parksville

Conditions on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay on Nov. 29. (Maria Shaw photo via Facebook)

Pedestrian critically injured after being struck by vehicle on Island highway

Oceanside RCMP respond to variety of snow-related crashes Nov. 29

 

(Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island senior found guilty of possession of child pornography

Donald Robert Peech, 72, sentenced to six months under house arrest

 

(Tammy Milne photo via Facebook)

Semi-truck rollover still disrupting traffic near Parksville weigh scale

Incident resulted in minor hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) spill

 

Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

PODCAST: Parksville fire chief discusses massive blaze that razed 6 city businesses

PQBeat: Discussion also includes recruiting for volunteer firefighters

Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
(File photo)

RCMP: Hit-and-run on Alberni Highway sends 1 person to hospital

Police on the lookout for red Ford F-150 pickup truck

(File photo)
PQB News reader Michael Glendenning captured this aerial shot of the devastation caused by a fire Nov. 9 at the Parksville Heritage Centre, which destroyed several businesses.

Massive Parksville business park fire not considered suspicious

Fire department turns Parksville Heritage Centre scene over to insurance investigators

PQB News reader Michael Glendenning captured this aerial shot of the devastation caused by a fire Nov. 9 at the Parksville Heritage Centre, which destroyed several businesses.
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island prolific offender receives 333 days jail-time for 5 charges

Sentences stem from incidents in 2020, 2021, 2022

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)
Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

WOLF: Massive Parksville blaze sees ‘The News’ become the news

COLUMN: Despite best efforts of firefighters, 6 businesses razed

Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)
(Michael Briones photo)

Fire investigators probe cause of huge Parksville blaze that destroyed several businesses

Iconic British Bobby restaurant among establishments damaged

(Michael Briones photo)
(Michael Briones photo)

Crews respond to massive fire at Parksville Heritage Centre building

No injuries reported, several businesses gutted by blaze

(Michael Briones photo)
Nicholas Bennett competes at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2022 in Toronto Oct. 30. (Michael P. Hall/Swimming Canada/FINA)

Vancouver Island swimmer eyes future goals after world-record effort

Coach calls Toronto experience ‘promising’ for Nicholas Bennett

Nicholas Bennett competes at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2022 in Toronto Oct. 30. (Michael P. Hall/Swimming Canada/FINA)
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett sets a S14 world record in the 200-metre freestyle at the preliminaries at the 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto on Sunday, (Oct. 30). (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)

Parksville’s Nicholas Bennett sets new para swimming world record in Toronto

18-year-old shatters 200-metre freestyle standard during preliminaries at World Cup

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett sets a S14 world record in the 200-metre freestyle at the preliminaries at the 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto on Sunday, (Oct. 30). (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)
(PQB News file photo)

RCMP investigate altercation involving weapon at Vancouver Island high school

Device akin to a ‘kitty ear keychain’ reportedly used in Parksville fight

(PQB News file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Open fires allowed again in some Coastal Fire Centre areas starting Oct. 28

Open burning and fireworks within municipal boundaries still subject to local regulation

(Black Press file photo)
(PQB News file photo)

Man sought in connection with reported Nanoose Bay sexual assault arrested in Manitoba

Arrangements being made to bring him back to B.C.

(PQB News file photo)
Al Fortune visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Islander discusses running a marathon after Type 1 diabetes diagnosis

PQBeat: Parksville resident Al Fortune discusses changes to daily routines, much more

Al Fortune visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

2022 Tour de Rock gets warm welcome in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Kwalikum Secondary raises $8,000 for Canadian Cancer Society

Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The Nature Trust of BC announced a donation of 71 acres of land by Emil Anderson Group at the Suspension Foot Bridge in Top Bridge Regional Park in Parksville. From left: Jasper Lament, Nature Trust of BC CEO, Chris Bob, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation council member, Lehann Wallace, RDN Area G director, 
Mike Jacobs, Emil Anderson Group
 chair, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton, Nature Trust of BC
 chair. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

71 acres to be preserved along Vancouver Island river thanks to donation valued at $5M

Emil Anderson Group donated to Nature Trust of BC conservation complex

The Nature Trust of BC announced a donation of 71 acres of land by Emil Anderson Group at the Suspension Foot Bridge in Top Bridge Regional Park in Parksville. From left: Jasper Lament, Nature Trust of BC CEO, Chris Bob, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation council member, Lehann Wallace, RDN Area G director, 
Mike Jacobs, Emil Anderson Group
 chair, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton, Nature Trust of BC
 chair. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Parksville Fire Department spent close to four hours working to contain a fire at a commercial mixed-use building on Memorial Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Michael Briones photo) (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville Fire Department spent close to four hours working to contain a fire at a commercial mixed-use building on Memorial Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Michael Briones photo) (Michael Briones photo)
A fire destroyed a home in Deep Bay and left a father and daughter homeless. (Hugh Todd gofundme photo)

Father, daughter left homeless after fire destroys Vancouver Island home

23 firefighters called out to battle blaze, fund set up for pair who lost everything

A fire destroyed a home in Deep Bay and left a father and daughter homeless. (Hugh Todd gofundme photo)