Parksville

The B.C. government will invest an additional $25 million into its Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative Fund. The announcement was made May 30 at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park near Parksville. Left to right: Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo Adam Walker, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, George Heyman, Minister of Environment, MLA Aman Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Paul Kariya, Senior Policy Advisor at Coast First Nations-Great Bear Initiative and Joshua Charleson, Relationships Director for the Coastal Restoration Society. (Submitted photo)

B.C. government pledges additional $25 million for coastal cleanup

Fund aims to restore marine environment by removing derelict vessels, cleaning up marine debris

 

Ascent Helicopters owner Trent Lemke excited to have landed a major contract with Emergency Health Services. (PQN News file photo)

Parksville helicopter company wins $544-million B.C. air ambulance contract

Ascent Helicopters to purchase 7 new aircraft to be located in major B.C. centres

 

Jimmy Pieschke pleaded guilty to child pornography offences in Quebec but failed to show up to court and went on the run in B.C. (Photo courtesy of BC RCMP)

Man guilty of child porn offences in Quebec nabbed on Vancouver Island

Fugitive was spotted by a member of the public in Parksville

 

Parksville resident Ed Verreth was disappointed to find his MMIWG monument vandalized the morning of March 30. (Submitted photo)

Red dress sculpture honouring MMIWG damaged by vandals on Vancouver Island

Sculpture made of welded bottle caps ‘tromped, flattened’ on Island man’s lawn

Parksville resident Ed Verreth was disappointed to find his MMIWG monument vandalized the morning of March 30. (Submitted photo)
Moila and Brian Jenkins of Longhouse Specialty Forest Products in Parksville won a defamation lawsuit against a disgruntled customer who posted negative Submitted photo)
Moila and Brian Jenkins of Longhouse Specialty Forest Products in Parksville won a defamation lawsuit against a disgruntled customer who posted negative reviews online. (Submitted photo)

Parksville business awarded $90,000 in damages after malicious online review

Judge found online reviews from customer ‘false’ and ‘malicious’

Moila and Brian Jenkins of Longhouse Specialty Forest Products in Parksville won a defamation lawsuit against a disgruntled customer who posted negative Submitted photo)
Moila and Brian Jenkins of Longhouse Specialty Forest Products in Parksville won a defamation lawsuit against a disgruntled customer who posted negative reviews online. (Submitted photo)
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B.C. welcomes Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office

Dr. Emily Roback aims to make the recently-opened Ivy League Chiropractic, which…

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Dr. Emily Roback recently opened Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

B.C. welcomes Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office

Parksville Dr. Emily Roback says a patient’s environment can help them heal

Dr. Emily Roback recently opened Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)

Pickleball for Parkinson’s: B.C. club hopes program can help provide exercise for life

Parksville players learning the game in bid to add life-extending activity to their regular routine

Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)
The rare white raven Blizzard has taken centre stage at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (NIWRC photo)

Rare white raven grabs the spotlight at Vancouver Island wildlife centre

Iconic bird Blizzard can now be viewed by the public and is soaking up the attention

The rare white raven Blizzard has taken centre stage at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (NIWRC photo)
Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)

Victoria man surprised to learn he authored 1966 note in B.C. beach time capsule

Letter found 56 years later by Rathtrevor Beach tourists

Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)
Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)

B.C. family discovers 56-year-old message in bottle on Vancouver Island beach

Buried treasure inadvertently dug out of 4-foot deep hole in sand

Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (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)
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)
Kristian McIntyre and Karen Thompson in the old Knox Church, where his parents and sister were previously married. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Parksville marriage commissioner Carol Nelson. (Michael Briones photo)

Couple travels thousands of miles to marry in Vancouver Island heritage church

Couple wanted to continue a sentimental family tradition

Kristian McIntyre and Karen Thompson in the old Knox Church, where his parents and sister were previously married. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Parksville marriage commissioner Carol Nelson. (Michael Briones 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)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL report: Erin Haluschak breaks down what’s wrong with the Seattle Seahawks

Podcast: Discussion includes Russell Wilson’s future, predicted Super Bowl winner

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully 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 strain begins to show on Mitchel Cook’s face as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)

155 burpees short: B.C. man performs whopping 796 burpees in world record attempt

Mitchel Cook says he’ll likely take another shot at breaking standard of 951 in one hour

The strain begins to show on Mitchel Cook’s face as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)
Mitchel Cook is aiming to do 1000 burpees in an hour to set a new Guinness World Records mark. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man aims to set Guinness World Record with 1,000 burpees in 1 hour

21-year-old ready to make public attempt Nov. 5 in Parksville

Mitchel Cook is aiming to do 1000 burpees in an hour to set a new Guinness World Records mark. (Submitted 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)