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Complicated rescue near Mt. Arrowsmith outside Parksville

B.C. Ambulance called Arrowsmith Search and Rescue shortly after 10 p.m. on Sept. 3

Coast guard removes another vessel from Deep Bay

Laurier II owners didn't act, so the coast guard did

Community planning meeting set for Saturday in Bowser/Deep Bay

There is also an open house on the Dunsmuir Community Park Master Plan near Qualicum Bay Friday from 5-7 p.m. at 326 Horne Lake Road

Parksville vape shop was ready for new regulations

The store that sells e-cigarettes was set up with the new laws in mind

Advocate looks for volunteers in Parksville Qualicum Beach to survey seniors

Training will be provided, so no experience is required to volunteer

Sewage dumping has French Creek residents concerned

There seems to be jurisdictional confusion among various governments and agencies

Dashwood drone business unveils newest model, the Octocopter

Aretas started as a wireless sensor company developing web-connected and remote sensors and software

San Pareil plan

A potential park trail has helped initiate a community plan process for San Pareil.

Parksville Beachfest record is official

Organizers had seen it coming for a couple weeks, but early this week Beachfest shattered their all-time attendance record.

City of Parksville says work in Mark’s Park will improve safety

Staff say they are cleaning up the park, including lifting the canopy

THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Mid-Island salmon and river habitats are crucial

Coho fry spend up to a year in the fresh water rivers and creeks of Parksville Qualicum Beach

Passersby being praised for role in stomping out roadside fire in Qualicum Beach

'It was amazing to see the number of people pull over and tackle the blaze with anything from hands, water bottles, blankets, etc.

No longer any birds at World Parrot Refuge in Coombs

You can apply to adopt a parrot through the Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Regional District of Nanaimo will eliminate caretaker position at Moorecroft Park in Nanoose Bay

At least one resident is expressing concerns about possible vandalism, fires

Town of Qualicum Beach and Regional District of Nanaimo seek mediation

The debate continues over what constitutes a minor amendment to the regional growth strategy

French Creek is ‘very sick’

Local group sounds warning as it continues with salmon habitat enhancement efforts

News from the RDN: Coastal trail idea pitched

Also, the Regional District of Nanaimo will enter into a dispute resolution process with Qualicum Beach over the growth strategy

Successful season ends for Qualicum Beach-based Broombusters

The annual general meeting included a report on the group's activities all over the Island

Thrifty Foods steps up to help food bank with Healthy Choices

Thrifty's and the Parksville Qualicum Beach Salvation Army food bank have entered into a partnership

Qualicum First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimno reach a co-operation agreement

The agreement was signed Tuesday in a scenic setting just north of Qualicum Beach