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One person dead after Highway 4 collision near Coombs

BC Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation

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Damon Langlois, from B.C., hard at work during the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville July 17, 2022. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Beach Festival Society puts out call for professional sand sculptors

Sand sculpting competition set for July 13 to July 16, 2023

Damon Langlois, from B.C., hard at work during the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville July 17, 2022. (PQB News file photo)
A massive overnight fire destroyed Bowser Automotive on Dec. 6, 2022. (Michael Briones photo)

Community steps up in wake of fire that razed Bowser’s only service station

Fundraiser scheduled after blaze destroyed Bowser Automotive in December

A massive overnight fire destroyed Bowser Automotive on Dec. 6, 2022. (Michael Briones photo)
The SOS Toy Shop welcomes parents, caregivers, grandparents and great-grandparents who need help getting gifts for their young family members. The gifts are donated by the community. (Submitted photo)

Island woman deals with challenges of facing Christmas at age 86 with one income

Access to SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program provides relief

The SOS Toy Shop welcomes parents, caregivers, grandparents and great-grandparents who need help getting gifts for their young family members. The gifts are donated by the community. (Submitted photo)
New surveillance images of Carmel Gilmour on the eve before she went missing five years gao have been released by Oceanside RCMP. (Courtesy of Oceanside RCMP)

RCMP share surveillance photos of Vancouver Island woman who went missing in 2017

Police continue to ask public for assistance finding Carmel Gilmour

New surveillance images of Carmel Gilmour on the eve before she went missing five years gao have been released by Oceanside RCMP. (Courtesy of Oceanside RCMP)
A massive overnight fire destroyed the Esso gas station in Bowser on Dec. 6. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island gas station destroyed by massive late-night fire

5 departments respond to battle Bowser blaze

A massive overnight fire destroyed the Esso gas station in Bowser on Dec. 6. (Michael Briones photo)
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

Conditions on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay on Nov. 29. (Maria Shaw photo via Facebook)
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One person dies in Vancouver Island highway crash

Cause of incident near Qualicum Bay under investigation

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Vancouver Island senior found guilty of possession of child pornography

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

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Semi-truck rollover still disrupting traffic near Parksville weigh scale

Incident resulted in minor hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) spill

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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)
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Crews respond to massive fire at Parksville Heritage Centre building

No injuries reported, several businesses gutted by blaze

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Nanoose Bay residents along the Island Highway can look forward to faster internet services soon, according to the provincial government. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Faster internet incoming for multiple smaller Vancouver Island communities

Rural residents to benefit from $4.5M in funding by province, Telus

Nanoose Bay residents along the Island Highway can look forward to faster internet services soon, according to the provincial government. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
An air ambulance like this one transported a patient in serious condition to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 19 north of Horne Lake Road on Oct. 31. (File photo)

6 people taken to hospital after multi-vehicle crash near Horne Lake

One patient airlifted to hospital in serious condition

An air ambulance like this one transported a patient in serious condition to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 19 north of Horne Lake Road on Oct. 31. (File photo)
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)
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RCMP investigate altercation involving weapon at Vancouver Island high school

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

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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

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

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

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46-year-old Vancouver Island pedestrian dies after being struck at night by vehicle

RCMP: Charges not anticipated in Oct. 15 Dashwood incident

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