Neil Horner

Alberni Valley Bulldogs' head coach Kevin Willison

Alberni Valley Bulldogs re-sign coaching staff

Kevin Willison and Adam Hayduk will be behind the bench with the BCHL's Bulldogs for another season.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs' head coach Kevin Willison
Keith Hunter shows off a crop of chanterelle mushrooms in happier times.

No rain means no mushrooms

Buyer hasn’t purchased one chanterelle this year from area pickers

Keith Hunter shows off a crop of chanterelle mushrooms in happier times.
New Zealand mud snails may be small

Warning issued over New Zealand invaders

New Zealand mud snails in a Port Alberni estuary could spread to other Vancouver Island rivers

New Zealand mud snails may be small

MP hopes for best after death of Kim Jong Il

He likes to be optimistic, but James Lunney unsure of what succession will bring

Lunney puts trains on federal agenda

One of the top priorities for Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney over the…

Members of the Nanaimo-Alberni Green Team in Parksville on election night.

Election night: Myron Jespersen praises Green gains

The failure of Green Party leader Elizabeth May to get a seat at the televised leaders debates proved a turning point in the election campaign, said Nanaimo-Alberni candidate Myron Jespersen.

Members of the Nanaimo-Alberni Green Team in Parksville on election night.

Mountain rescue under way near Parksville

A stranded hiker on a ledge above Cameron Lake on Vancouver Island has local search and rescue teams working to save him.

Liberal candidate Renee Miller

Election night: Liberal Renee Miller upbeat despite result

As the results began to roll in once the polls closed Monday night, Liberals gathered at Parksville's Quality Resort Bayside became more and more subdued — with one exception.

Liberal candidate Renee Miller

NDP’s Horgan thrives on balance

You don’t often see John Horgan’s name bandied about when people talk about the latest political lightning rod in B.C.

Laying it on the line for 911 dispatchers.

‘911, police, fire or ambulance?’

Lights are flashing on one of four computer screens she’s monitoring as the phone rings and a colleague urgently asks for her advice on an important matter and the radio blurts out a request for information.

Laying it on the line for 911 dispatchers.