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MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, Adam Walker. (PQB News file photo)

Following ouster from NDP, B.C. MLA ‘open’ to running for re-election

Parksville-Qualicum’s Adam Walker says ‘all options are on the table’

 

Adam Walker is grateful to medical staff at Oceanside Health Centre who patched him up after he was battered by a large buck’s horns while rescuing his dog from a scary situation. (Facebook photo)

B.C. MLA recovering after saving family dog from angry deer attack

Walker says struggle with buck ‘probably the scariest moment’ of his life

 

(File photo)

Man dies 2 days after being released from B.C. police custody

IIO investigation launched after man was arrested, taken to Oceanside RCMP cells on July 18

 

Parksville’s Gavyn Knight hits out of the sand trap at 2023 B.C. Amateur Men’s Golf Championship Morningstar Golf Course on Friday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo)

Vernon’s Humphreys cruises to B.C. Amateur men’s golf title in Parksville

Teen finishes six shots ahead of runner-up Jace Minni

Parksville’s Gavyn Knight hits out of the sand trap at 2023 B.C. Amateur Men’s Golf Championship Morningstar Golf Course on Friday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo)
Morningstar Golf Club member Gavyn Knight is one of the local golfers who will seek top honours at the B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championships, July 10 to July 14. (PQB News file photo)

21st B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf ­Championship set to tee off in Parksville

More than 150 golfers entered in event set for July to 10 July 14 at Morningstar Golf Club

Morningstar Golf Club member Gavyn Knight is one of the local golfers who will seek top honours at the B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championships, July 10 to July 14. (PQB News file photo)
Workers put finishing touches on protective barriers along a two-kilometre stretch of Highway 4 where the Cameron Bluffs wildfire reached the highway. The Vancouver island highway has been closed since June 6, 2023. (PHOTO COURTESY MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION)

Highway 4 reopens on Vancouver Island after wildfire cut off coastal communities

Drivers told to expect long lineups, single-lane traffic until mid-July

Workers put finishing touches on protective barriers along a two-kilometre stretch of Highway 4 where the Cameron Bluffs wildfire reached the highway. The Vancouver island highway has been closed since June 6, 2023. (PHOTO COURTESY MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION)
‘Leave fawns where they lie’ is the advice of the North Island Wildlife Rescue Centre. (Submitted photo)

B.C. wildlife group advises the public to leave fawns alone

They’re cute but curb the urge to pick them up: North Island Wildlife Rescue Centre

‘Leave fawns where they lie’ is the advice of the North Island Wildlife Rescue Centre. (Submitted photo)
(Photo courtesy BC Highway Patrol)

B.C. driver pulled over with seat down, drug paraphernalia on lap, driver-assist engaged

Highway patrol officers on Vancouver Island says driver not actually driving, arrest made

(Photo courtesy BC Highway Patrol)
The second of two escaped African serval cats was recovered near Qualicum Beach on Oct. 9. (Submitted photo)

Second escaped B.C. serval cat recovered after killing several ducks

Owners will reimburse neighbour for loss of birds, plan to install security cameras

The second of two escaped African serval cats was recovered near Qualicum Beach on Oct. 9. (Submitted photo)
Alex Close, Royal Air Force member originally from Qualicum Beach, was part of Operation London Bridge for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Close is sixth from the left side. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man proudly serves in ‘Operation London Bridge’ for queen’s funeral

RAF member Alex Close on hand for Queen Elizabeth II procession

Alex Close, Royal Air Force member originally from Qualicum Beach, was part of Operation London Bridge for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Close is sixth from the left side. (Submitted photo)
Ezra Morse, president of the Qualicum Nature Preservation Society, seen here speaking to the crowd during a March for the Future event in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

B.C. judge dismisses defamation lawsuit in what defence is calling a win for public debate

Lawsuit pertained to 24 statements made in relation to pending bylaw amendment in Qualicum Beach

Ezra Morse, president of the Qualicum Nature Preservation Society, seen here speaking to the crowd during a March for the Future event in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file 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 B.C. 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)
A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Town of Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison, bottom right, is welcomed back by Mayor Brian Wiese and fellow councillors Teunis Westbroek and Anne Skipsey. (Facebook screen grab)

B.C. municipal councillor returns to job just weeks after donating kidney

Scott Harrison says recipient, Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma, faring well

Town of Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison, bottom right, is welcomed back by Mayor Brian Wiese and fellow councillors Teunis Westbroek and Anne Skipsey. (Facebook screen grab)
Qualicum First Nations chief Michael Recalma is grateful for Qualicum Beach councillor Scott Harrison (inset) for donating his kidney to him. (Submitted photo)

B.C. town councillor to donate kidney to Qualicum First Nation Chief

‘I really can’t express the feeling, because it’s such a gift and a sacrifice’

Qualicum First Nations chief Michael Recalma is grateful for Qualicum Beach councillor Scott Harrison (inset) for donating his kidney to him. (Submitted photo)
Qualicum Beach-based pilot Sigmund Bering Sort during one of his recent flood relief flights. (Sigmund Bering Sort photo)
Qualicum Beach-based pilot Sigmund Bering Sort during one of his recent flood relief flights. (Sigmund Bering Sort photo)
A black bear. (CP Photo)

Community watch thwarts lip-licking bear’s attempt to see if B.C. RV is ‘just right’

Bruin ransacked home, later captured and removed by conservation officers

A black bear. (CP Photo)
The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Financial aid may be available for B.C. residents affected by massive flooding

Important steps remain after evacuation orders rescinded

The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
The back of a BC Emergency Health Services ground ambulance. (PQB News file photo)

B.C. woman says husband’s death while family waited on hold won’t ‘be put on a shelf’

Nancy Blakey says talks include ‘very progressive’ meeting with BC Emergency Health Services

The back of a BC Emergency Health Services ground ambulance. (PQB News file photo)
The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)

VIDEO: Camper van explosion burns Vancouver Island gas station to the ground

Nine fire departments responded to the incident, no injuries reported

The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)