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A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)

UPDATED: 3 bodies discovered in gravel pit near Whiskey Creek

RCMP: ‘We do not believe there is any ongoing risk to the public’

A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A map of the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding. (ELECTIONS BC PHOTO)

BC VOTES 2020: Mid Island-Pacific Rim could have two-week wait for winner

Saturday’s polls may only reveal frontrunner for riding, says electoral officer

A map of the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding. (ELECTIONS BC PHOTO)
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Nanaimo man killed in Highway 4 crash

RCMP say dirt bike turned ‘suddenly’ into traffic

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Mid-Island Pacific Rim Election 2020 candidates.
Mid-Island Pacific Rim Election 2020 candidates.
Screen capture from the latest Berwick Qualicum Beach music video, ‘BQB On The Catwalk’, created in celebration of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Submitted)

VIDEO: B.C. seniors strut their stuff in campy music video

National Seniors Day celebrated with takeoff on 1991 hit from Right Said Fred

Screen capture from the latest Berwick Qualicum Beach music video, ‘BQB On The Catwalk’, created in celebration of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Submitted)
The team of riders of 2020 the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock make their way to Save-On-Foods in Parksville on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island Tour de Rock riders roll into Parksville Qualicum Beach

Saturday’s schedule includes Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino, followed by Nanaimo on Sunday

The team of riders of 2020 the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock make their way to Save-On-Foods in Parksville on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
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RCMP: Vancouver Island trio arrested, firearms seized after report of shots fired in rural Qualicum Beach

Police say search also found evidence of large-scale drug operation

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Scott Fraser, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim, stands with his family. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Mid Island-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser won’t seek re-election

Fraser one of two MLAs to announce intentions as election rumours swirl in B.C.

Scott Fraser, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim, stands with his family. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Scott Fraser, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim, stands with his family. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Mid Island-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser won’t seek re-election

Fraser one of two MLAs to announce intentions as election rumours swirl in B.C.

Scott Fraser, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim, stands with his family. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
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Sun’s out, guns out: RCMP arrest man following disturbance in Errington

Search warrant yields illicit drugs, cash and several replica firearms

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Eagle expert David Hancock, left, and Myles Lamont check the treetop where they would build the eagle’s nest at the French Creek Estuary. (Michael Briones photo)

Artificial nest for bald eagles the first of its kind on Vancouver Island

New home replaces current nest located in decaying tree in French Creek

Eagle expert David Hancock, left, and Myles Lamont check the treetop where they would build the eagle’s nest at the French Creek Estuary. (Michael Briones photo)
Save French Creek Estuary Land has documented eagles nesting on a Douglas Fir tree near the French Creek Marina. (SFCEL photo)

Bald eagle family in French Creek to get a new home

Artificial nest will be a first of its kind on Vancouver Island

Save French Creek Estuary Land has documented eagles nesting on a Douglas Fir tree near the French Creek Marina. (SFCEL photo)
Emergency crews were on scene on the highway near Parksville after an auto accident on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)

UPDATED: Air ambulance called in after auto crash north of Parksville

75-year-old Fanny Bay man taken to hospital

Emergency crews were on scene on the highway near Parksville after an auto accident on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)
An amazing photo by Jeff Westnedge, taken from the Brant Wildlife Observation Deck just past the Shady Rest. (Jeff Westnedge photo)

Lightning fills the Vancouver Island night sky

Reader photos, plus this week’s forecast

An amazing photo by Jeff Westnedge, taken from the Brant Wildlife Observation Deck just past the Shady Rest. (Jeff Westnedge photo)
A cougar previously spotted in a French Creek homeowner’s yard. (File photo/Cory Betz)

Cougar euthanized after attacking little dog in Qualicum area

Owner freed pet by whacking big cat, but dog didn’t survive the attack

A cougar previously spotted in a French Creek homeowner’s yard. (File photo/Cory Betz)
A map shows where Mainroad Contracting will create a temporary access to Highway 4 near Whiskey Creek Co-Op to facilitate construction on a nearby rural road. (MAP COURTESY MAINROAD CONTRACTING)

Road construction will affect Highway 4 traffic east of Port Alberni

Temporary detour onto Highway 4 in Whiskey Creek for culvert work starts Aug. 4, 2020

A map shows where Mainroad Contracting will create a temporary access to Highway 4 near Whiskey Creek Co-Op to facilitate construction on a nearby rural road. (MAP COURTESY MAINROAD CONTRACTING)
COVID-19: Vancouver Island nurse honoured as ‘Unsung Hero’ by Canucks, BC Hockey

COVID-19: Vancouver Island nurse honoured as ‘Unsung Hero’ by Canucks, BC Hockey

Marcia Kent one of nine people in B.C. to receive award

COVID-19: Vancouver Island nurse honoured as ‘Unsung Hero’ by Canucks, BC Hockey
James Smith, an experienced skydiver, died in a mishap in Nanoose Bay on Sunday, July 5. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Vancouver Island skydiving community mourns loss of one of its own

James Smith, 34, of Victoria, dies in Nanoose Bay incident

James Smith, an experienced skydiver, died in a mishap in Nanoose Bay on Sunday, July 5. (Submitted photo)
Vancouver Island RCMP officers will not face charges following 2017 shooting that left man dead

Vancouver Island RCMP officers will not face charges following 2017 shooting that left man dead

Independent Investigations Office of B.C announces decision

Vancouver Island RCMP officers will not face charges following 2017 shooting that left man dead
The aftermath of the structure fire in Qualicum Beach on June 30. (Qualicum Beach Fire Department photo)

Vancouver Island homeowner douses blaze with garden hose

Fire officials say man’s quick actions resulted in relatively minor damage

The aftermath of the structure fire in Qualicum Beach on June 30. (Qualicum Beach Fire Department photo)