John Harding

Mushroom festival a big draw in Errington

Perhaps more than 1,000 people packed the grounds of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre to learn about and purchase wild mushrooms

EDITORIAL: Back to the drawing board

It's clear the provincial government didn't really think this golf-cart-on-roadways thing through

ICF responds to criticism

Rail corridor group says it had already taken steps to act on items that became recommendations from the aKd Resource report

EDITORIAL: Qualicum Beach council follies

What this council says about attracting families to the town is undermined by what it actually does

EDITORIAL: Ode to Politicians

Try this the next time you have contact with candidate or politician: say thanks.

UBCM finale ‘Romper Room’

The agenda was light, with fewer items to consider than any meeting this council has faced since it was elected almost two years ago.

EXCLUSIVE: Stilwell will seek second term

The Parksville-Qualicum MLA is the last of Premier Christy Clark's cabinet to announce her intentions for the May 2017 election

All-candidates meeting set for Wednesday in Parksville

Also, we present submissions here from candidates explaining in their own words the issues that are important to them

THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: This man wants to buy your guns

Police have an amnesty for people to give up their weapons in October; man from this region says he will buy them from residents

EDITORIAL: What to do with closed schools

They are public assets and could be valuable sources of revenue for the school district

EDITORIAL: Kissing the rings of political Dons

More than 1,500 local government officials are gathered in Victoria this week for the UBCM conference

No word yet on winter homeless shelter in Parksville Qualicum Beach

The deadline to apply for provincial government funding was Sept. 1

EDITORIAL: Parksville will look at adding city staff to deal with growth

The decisions on the 2017 budget will have to be made before real populations numbers are known

Chief wins again in Bow Horn Bay

The Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department hosted an open house at its headquarters in Qualicum Bay on Sunday

EDITORIAL: Tough ask for volunteers

Being a member of a non-profit society's board of directors is getting more serious these days

Salmon are running up the Little Qualicum River

The rain on the weekend seemed to star the run of springs and coho

More than 250 people raise about $6,000 in Parksville’s Terry Fox Run

The run was held at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Mayor wants new contract between city and Parksville Community and Conference Centre

Comments come after the release of KPMG report on the finances and management of the facility

Issues around smoking in public spurs heated debate at Parksville city council

By a 5-1 vote, council agreed to support cancer society's recommendation to expand prohibitions

Youth share suggestions they heard about improving downtown Parksville

City council received the report from the Parksville Downtown Business Association's youth ambassadors