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A surveillance photo of a suspect in a reported robbery at CIBC in Parksville on May 19. (Submitted photo)

RCMP continue search for suspect following Parksville bank robbery

Police ask public for assistance in locating man

A surveillance photo of a suspect in a reported robbery at CIBC in Parksville on May 19. (Submitted photo)
A vessel burns off the coast of Qualicum Beach on May 23. (Petra Hergt photo)

2 people rescued after boat catches fire, sinks off Qualicum Beach

Craft had approximately 1,000 litres of diesel fuel on board

A vessel burns off the coast of Qualicum Beach on May 23. (Petra Hergt photo)
A surveillance photo of a suspect in a reported robbery at CIBC in Parksville on May 19. (Submitted photo)

RCMP seek suspect following report of bank robbery at Vancouver Island CIBC branch

Parksville police ask public for assistance in locating man

A surveillance photo of a suspect in a reported robbery at CIBC in Parksville on May 19. (Submitted photo)
Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)

World invited back to Parksville beach as sandcastles poised to make a return

Parksville Beach Festival Society unveils sand sculptor list for 2022

Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (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 Vancouver Island 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)
Oliver Lipinski, right, accepts a certificate as an official junior member of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department from fire chief Marc Norris. (Submitted photo)

Highly-motivated preschooler becomes Island fire department’s youngest-ever recruit

Oliver Lipinski, 3, walked up to Parksville fire hall door with resume in hand

Oliver Lipinski, right, accepts a certificate as an official junior member of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department from fire chief Marc Norris. (Submitted photo)
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2 in custody after Vancouver Islander confined and threatened at gunpoint

Pair of Nanaimo residents face variety of charges in armed home invasion north of Qualicum Beach

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Police seize vehicle believed to be involved in Vancouver Island hit-and-run

Victim airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

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A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)

3 unique art pieces stolen during overnight theft from Vancouver Island art gallery

Items include a metal, limited-edition killer whale

A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)
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Cyclist airlifted to hospital after being struck by vehicle on highway near Parksville

Police seek witnesses after reporting driver fled the scene

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Wad of cash found in Vancouver Island Salvation Army thrift shop donation

Employees turned cash over to police in Parksville, who are trying to reunite it with rightful owner

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Oceanside RCMP are looking for the public’s help identifying two people in a physical altercation that occurred in Parksville on Jan. 26. Pictured is a screen grab from outside a business in the 400 block of Island Highway East. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Island police release footage of woman fending off man in altercation

Oceanside RCMP released surveillance video of man attempting to pull item from woman in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP are looking for the public’s help identifying two people in a physical altercation that occurred in Parksville on Jan. 26. Pictured is a screen grab from outside a business in the 400 block of Island Highway East. (RCMP photo)
Inventory of single-family homes has been on the decline on Vancouver Island. (PQB News file photo)
Inventory of single-family homes has been on the decline on Vancouver Island. (PQB News file photo)
Black Press reporter and NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Black Press file photo)

NFL report: Are you ready for some playoff football?

Podcast: Haluschak, Wolf look ahead to first round, back at a rough season for the Seattle Seahawks

Black Press reporter and NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Black Press file photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach, on Jan. 7, 2022, closed the walkway and beachfront from the roundabout to Sand Pebbles due to a hazardous situation caused by high waves. (Earl Geddes photo)

People urged to avoid area after massive waves damage Qualicum Beach seawall

Many areas along waterfront deemed hazardous as king tides, high winds wreak havoc

The Town of Qualicum Beach, on Jan. 7, 2022, closed the walkway and beachfront from the roundabout to Sand Pebbles due to a hazardous situation caused by high waves. (Earl Geddes photo)
‘Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer topped the list for most borrowed e-audiobooks at the Vancouver Island Regional Library in 2021. (VIRL photo)

Vancouver Island Regional Library releases list of top borrowed books for 2021

Included are titles by Indigenous authors, murder mysteries from world-famous authors

‘Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer topped the list for most borrowed e-audiobooks at the Vancouver Island Regional Library in 2021. (VIRL photo)
Wet snow makes for slippery driving conditions. Winter Driving Safety Alliance reminds Parksville Qualicum Beach and area residents to adopt safe winter driving practices. (PQB News file photo)

Safety group issues reminder to Island residents regarding winter driving

Dangerous conditions can put drivers at increased risk

Wet snow makes for slippery driving conditions. Winter Driving Safety Alliance reminds Parksville Qualicum Beach and area residents to adopt safe winter driving practices. (PQB News file photo)
An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)

Sharp-eyed social media hounds help Vancouver Island charity recover stolen truck

SOS Thrift Shop truck found in Nanaimo 2 days after being stolen in Parksville

An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)
Oceanside RCMP are looking for a suspect, right, following the Dec. 2 robbery at the French Creek Shell gas station, located in the 800-block of Island Highway West. (Submitted photo)

RCMP seek public’s help after knife-wielding bandit robs Vancouver Island gas station

Incident took place Dec. 2 at Shell outlet in French Creek

Oceanside RCMP are looking for a suspect, right, following the Dec. 2 robbery at the French Creek Shell gas station, located in the 800-block of Island Highway West. (Submitted photo)
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Did you lose a pile of money outside a Parksville hardware store?

RCMP seek owners of large amounts of cash found in Parksville, Qualicum Beach

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