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Discover Alberni Valley

Discover Alberni Valley

With its rugged mountains, alpine lakes, farmland and beautiful canyons, the Alberni…

  • Apr 22, 2020
Discover Alberni Valley
An aerial view of Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)

State of Emergency declared in village off Northern Vancouver Island due to COVID-19 outbreak

Local governments on Cormorant Island take strict action to combat the spread of the virus.

An aerial view of Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)
Gas prices are displayed as a motorist prepares to pump gas at a station in North Vancouver on May 10, 2011. Shares in Parkland Fuel Corp., Canada’s largest independent fuel marketer, are up after it increased its adjusted 2019 earnings guidance on the back of strong third-quarter results. The Calgary-based company says it now expects its adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization will be $75 million higher than previously forecast, at $1.24 billion. The company which sells gasoline and diesel under brands including Fas Gas, Chevron, Esso, Ultramar and Pioneer, and operates On The Run convenience stores, reported third-quarter net earnings of $26 million, down from $49 million in the year-earlier period. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Gas relief or gas gouging for Vancouver Island?

I know that the price of gas is not the biggest concern at this time…

  • Apr 1, 2020
Gas prices are displayed as a motorist prepares to pump gas at a station in North Vancouver on May 10, 2011. Shares in Parkland Fuel Corp., Canada’s largest independent fuel marketer, are up after it increased its adjusted 2019 earnings guidance on the back of strong third-quarter results. The Calgary-based company says it now expects its adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization will be $75 million higher than previously forecast, at $1.24 billion. The company which sells gasoline and diesel under brands including Fas Gas, Chevron, Esso, Ultramar and Pioneer, and operates On The Run convenience stores, reported third-quarter net earnings of $26 million, down from $49 million in the year-earlier period. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Bronwen Menzies wants to lift up the spirits in her community by seeing homes lit up with Christmas lights. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island woman aims to bring some light to difficult situation

Menzies encourages residents to decorate their homes with Christmas lights

Bronwen Menzies wants to lift up the spirits in her community by seeing homes lit up with Christmas lights. (Submitted photo)
A $1 million exact match number ticket on Wednesday’s Lotto 6/49 draw was sold on the North Island. (File photo)
A $1 million exact match number ticket on Wednesday’s Lotto 6/49 draw was sold on the North Island. (File photo)
Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
Highway 4 was shut down on Monday as crews worked to remove rock debris from the only road in and out of Tofino-Ucluelet. (Photo - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Highway 4 closed between Port Alberni and Ucluelet/ Tofino for debris on road

Estimated opening has been set back to late afternoon

Highway 4 was shut down on Monday as crews worked to remove rock debris from the only road in and out of Tofino-Ucluelet. (Photo - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Explore Port Alberni - Canada’s Ultimate Fishing Town

Explore Port Alberni – Canada’s Ultimate Fishing Town

On the water in Port Alberni

  • Aug 28, 2019
Explore Port Alberni - Canada’s Ultimate Fishing Town
Photo by Ashley Perry (Amateur Photographer Contest 2018)

Hiking in the Alberni Valley

Set between forested hills and the Alberni Inlet, the Alberni Valley has…

  • Aug 28, 2019
Photo by Ashley Perry (Amateur Photographer Contest 2018)
A senior in a scooter is towed home in the snow by a Good Samaritan in Parksville on Sunday. (PQB News screen cap)

Vancouver Island senior on scooter, stuck in snow, gets a tow home

Good Samaritans pitch in with some help in Parksville

  • Feb 10, 2019
A senior in a scooter is towed home in the snow by a Good Samaritan in Parksville on Sunday. (PQB News screen cap)
Chef Philippe Lavoie shows off a dish of Prawns on Garlic Toast with a Lemon Aoli and a Balsamic Syrup inside the Osborne Bay Pub and Cafe. Don Denton photography

Chef Philippe Lavoie shares recipes from the Osborne Bay Pub and Cafe

New menu and live music added to Crofton, British Columbia venue

  • Dec 5, 2018
Chef Philippe Lavoie shows off a dish of Prawns on Garlic Toast with a Lemon Aoli and a Balsamic Syrup inside the Osborne Bay Pub and Cafe. Don Denton photography
The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo

The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo

Painter creates unique and distinct abstract works of art

  • Oct 25, 2018
The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo
In the Lap of Luxury at two Relais & Chateaux Hotels

In the Lap of Luxury at two Relais & Chateaux Hotels

Spending time at Vancouver’s Wedgewood Hotel and Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn

  • Oct 10, 2018
In the Lap of Luxury at two Relais & Chateaux Hotels
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Challenging the viewer with her paintings of women

  • Sep 28, 2018
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure
A Qualicum Beach man’s car caught fire this morning (Sept. 26). The man pulled off Highway 19 going north just before the Qualicum Beach exit. — Michael Briones Photo

VIDEO: Qualicum Beach man escapes injury after car bursts into flames

Fire crews arrived quickly to douse the blaze

A Qualicum Beach man’s car caught fire this morning (Sept. 26). The man pulled off Highway 19 going north just before the Qualicum Beach exit. — Michael Briones Photo
Fall Fashions Meet Vintage Decor

Fall Fashions Meet Vintage Decor

Minimal designs with luxurious details showcased in unique Victorian Gothic house

  • Sep 26, 2018
Fall Fashions Meet Vintage Decor
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

Artist paints the landscapes of British Columbia

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner
David Coulson, Designing Homes For Life

David Coulson, Designing Homes For Life

Vancouver Island designer, architect and craftsman designs for a sustainable future

  • Sep 19, 2018
David Coulson, Designing Homes For Life
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

A peaceful sanctuary in South Oak Bay

  • Sep 14, 2018
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer