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The Wilson Nature Park sign was unveiled at the Englishman River Estuary on Marine Way in Parksville on Sept. 16. Pictured from left, The Nature of BC chair and CEO, respectively, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton and Jasper Lament, and founders of the Wilson 5 Foundation, Summer and Chip Wilson. (Michael Briones Photo)

Wilson 5 Foundation donates $6M to rehabilitate Vancouver Island’s Englishman River

Largest land conservancy gift made by the foundation to date will re-naturalize Parksville estuary

The Wilson Nature Park sign was unveiled at the Englishman River Estuary on Marine Way in Parksville on Sept. 16. Pictured from left, The Nature of BC chair and CEO, respectively, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton and Jasper Lament, and founders of the Wilson 5 Foundation, Summer and Chip Wilson. (Michael Briones Photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
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Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews were called out Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 to assist an injured hunter in the Cook Creek area. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Instagram photo)

Arrowsmith SAR crews help rescue hunter seriously injured after fall in Cook Creek area

24 crew members assisted in rescue effort; man taken to hospital

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews were called out Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 to assist an injured hunter in the Cook Creek area. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Instagram photo)
Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Courtenay-Alberni candidate Gord Johns, Canada’s NDP

Election night set for Sept. 20, 2021

Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL preview: Black Press football insider Erin Haluschak talks Seahawks and more

Podcast: Discussion includes predicted Super Bowl and MVP winners, fantasy picks

Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
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RCMP: Man flees scene after Parksville crash leaves person in critical condition

Air ambulance called in; police say man later taken into custody

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Residents warned about aggressive bear at Englishman River Regional Park

Visitors told to exercise caution, keep pets close

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Police and passersby are shown near the Petro-Canada station in Qualicum Beach after a camper van struck a pedestrian, who was taken to hospital in Victoria, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Mara Wilson/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by camper van in Qualicum Beach has died

RCMP investigation continues into Aug. 28 incident

Police and passersby are shown near the Petro-Canada station in Qualicum Beach after a camper van struck a pedestrian, who was taken to hospital in Victoria, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Mara Wilson/Facebook photo)
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Police seek public’s help in Vancouver Island homicide investigation

Investigators say Black Samsung cellphone may have been discarded in Bowser

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Albert Gorter and Chelsea Enns will bring their farming and food processing expertise from Manitoba to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Morningstar Farm. (Optimist Holsteins Ltd. photo)

Newcomers to B.C. buy Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Albert Gorter and Chelsea Enns from Manitoba buy business and farm from Gourlay family

Albert Gorter and Chelsea Enns will bring their farming and food processing expertise from Manitoba to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Morningstar Farm. (Optimist Holsteins Ltd. photo)
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UPDATE: Man, 43, charged with second-degree murder after incident in Bowser

Police say 1 person in custody, no ongoing risk to general public

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Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Gord Johns in the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)

Courtenay-Alberni candidate profile: Gord Johns, Canada’s NDP

Election night set for Sept. 20, 2021

Gord Johns in the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Robert Eppich is the People’s Party of Candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Robert Eppich is the People’s Party of Candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
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RCMP, BCHP work together to collar reported violent offender on Vancouver Island

Police say member of public had firearm pointed at them

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