Parksville

Enzo Agostini (65) was a key player on defence and offence for the Ballenas Whalers senior varsity football team. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island football star Agostini named to prestigious national prospect game

Ballenas Whalers coach pleased with special opportunity for towering lineman

Enzo Agostini (65) was a key player on defence and offence for the Ballenas Whalers senior varsity football team. (PQB News file photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue search manager Nick Rivers, left, and Maureen LaFleche, a hiker who was rescued after a harrowing fall in May of 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Island hiker recalls her ‘life-saving’ rescue by Search and Rescue crews

PQBeat: Parksville woman recovering well after sustaining serious injuries in fall

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue search manager Nick Rivers, left, and Maureen LaFleche, a hiker who was rescued after a harrowing fall in May of 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon. (Submitted photo).

PODCAST: Stepping inside the VIJHL with Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon

PQBeat: Discussion includes what makes a good coach, today’s players and more

Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon. (Submitted photo).
Parksville’s Frances Lloyd won $3M in the June 19, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (BCLC photo)

B.C. lottery winner’s children head to court for share of $3M prize money

Two children of deceased woman file suit in B.C. Supreme Court

Parksville’s Frances Lloyd won $3M in the June 19, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (BCLC photo)
Volunteers cut broom on a vacant land near Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Group wants landowners to sweep Scotch broom from their Vancouver Island properties

Broombusters ask Regional District of Nanaimo for assistance

Volunteers cut broom on a vacant land near Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
The goal to create a protected eagle reserve at the French Creek estuary will become a reality. (Michael Briones photo)

$5M dream to create Vancouver Island eagle sanctuary poised to become reality

Campaign to purchase estuary land reaches fundraising goal

The goal to create a protected eagle reserve at the French Creek estuary will become a reality. (Michael Briones photo)
RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island man sentenced to time served, probation after weapons charges

Sentencing includes five-year ban on possessing firearms

RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)
Shayne Vollmers and Carrie Smith. (Facebook photo)

Celebration of life held in Parksville for 2 people killed in car crash

Petition started to name island after Ballenas teacher and partner

Shayne Vollmers and Carrie Smith. (Facebook photo)
Oliver Lipinski, right, accepts a certificate as an official junior member of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department from fire chief Marc Norris. (Submitted photo)

Highly-motivated preschooler becomes Island fire department’s youngest-ever recruit

Oliver Lipinski, 3, walked up to Parksville fire hall door with resume in hand

Oliver Lipinski, right, accepts a certificate as an official junior member of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department from fire chief Marc Norris. (Submitted photo)
Carrie Smith, left, and Shayne Vollmers. (Facebook photos)

Beloved Island teacher, partner die in tragic motor-vehicle incident near Lillooet

Petition launched to rename West Ballenas Island as Vollmers-Smith Island

Carrie Smith, left, and Shayne Vollmers. (Facebook photos)
Simon Phillips and Karen Kenyon (left) of Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum present a cheque of $50,000 to Shannon McRae and Lola Graham-McRae (right) as the recipient of the Dream Home Project Initiative cash award on March 18, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Nanaimo resident announced as Dream Home Project Initiative $50K recipient

Money awarded by Parksville Qualicum Beach realtors toward first-time home purchase

Simon Phillips and Karen Kenyon (left) of Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum present a cheque of $50,000 to Shannon McRae and Lola Graham-McRae (right) as the recipient of the Dream Home Project Initiative cash award on March 18, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Campbell River Storm forward Andrew Petruk gets a shot off on Oceanside Generals netminder Ashton Sadauskas in Game 3 of the VIJHL playoff series at Rod Brind’Amour Arena March 15. The Generals won 5-2 to take a 3-0 lead in the best of seven playoff. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Storm forward Andrew Petruk gets a shot off on Oceanside Generals netminder Ashton Sadauskas in Game 3 of the VIJHL playoff series at Rod Brind’Amour Arena March 15. The Generals won 5-2 to take a 3-0 lead in the best of seven playoff. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Dan Smith, left, has stepped down as head coach of the Ballenas Whalers football program. (PQB News file photo)

Legendary Vancouver Island high school football coach stepping down

Dan Smith stepping down as head coach of Ballenas Whalers football program, Jeremy Conn to take over

Dan Smith, left, has stepped down as head coach of the Ballenas Whalers football program. (PQB News file photo)
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Police seize vehicle believed to be involved in Vancouver Island hit-and-run

Victim airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

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Cyclist airlifted to hospital after being struck by vehicle on highway near Parksville

Police seek witnesses after reporting driver fled the scene

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Save French Creek Estuary Land has documented eagles nesting on a Douglas Fir tree near the French Creek Marina. (SFCEL photo)

Clock ticking as charity $300,000 away from Vancouver Island eagle reserve dream

Major donations assist $5 million effort to preserve French Creek estuary

Save French Creek Estuary Land has documented eagles nesting on a Douglas Fir tree near the French Creek Marina. (SFCEL photo)
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Wad of cash found in Vancouver Island Salvation Army thrift shop donation

Employees turned cash over to police in Parksville, who are trying to reunite it with rightful owner

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The x-ray conducted on a eagle rescued by the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre showed a fractured leg. The eagle (inset) is now recovering from the injury. (NIWRC photo)

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre rescues 3 eagles within 18-hour period

Two eventually succumbed to injuries, one bird still recovering

The x-ray conducted on a eagle rescued by the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre showed a fractured leg. The eagle (inset) is now recovering from the injury. (NIWRC photo)
Oceanside RCMP are looking for the public’s help identifying two people in a physical altercation that occurred in Parksville on Jan. 26. Pictured is a screen grab from outside a business in the 400 block of Island Highway East. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Island police release footage of woman fending off man in altercation

Oceanside RCMP released surveillance video of man attempting to pull item from woman in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP are looking for the public’s help identifying two people in a physical altercation that occurred in Parksville on Jan. 26. Pictured is a screen grab from outside a business in the 400 block of Island Highway East. (RCMP photo)
Inventory of single-family homes has been on the decline on Vancouver Island. (PQB News file photo)
Inventory of single-family homes has been on the decline on Vancouver Island. (PQB News file photo)