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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)
Jaret, Samantha, Maddox and Gavin Jones of Columbia Beach. (Submitted photo)

Anonymous letters tell Vancouver Island family their kids are too loud

Letter said the noise of kids playing in Parksville backyard is ‘unbearable’

Jaret, Samantha, Maddox and Gavin Jones of Columbia Beach. (Submitted photo)
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
The Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation is calling for the re-purposing of the E&N Railway Corridor. (File photo)

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim against Island Corridor Foundation

Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation was seeking return of reserve land as railway sits unused

The Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation is calling for the re-purposing of the E&N Railway Corridor. (File photo)
John and Jeanne Brownell participated in Berwick Qualicum Beach’s music video ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island seniors ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’

WATCH: Berwick residents rock out to KISS classic

John and Jeanne Brownell participated in Berwick Qualicum Beach’s music video ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’. (Submitted photo)
Restoring rail service on the Island was discussed at the Island Corridor Foundation’s town hall meeting at the Beach Club in Parksville on Thursday. ��� Michael Briones photo

Vancouver Island First Nation calls for repurposing of E&N rail line

Suggestion: ‘A level, accessible, paved trail that connects communities and promotes recreation’

Restoring rail service on the Island was discussed at the Island Corridor Foundation’s town hall meeting at the Beach Club in Parksville on Thursday. ��� Michael Briones photo
St. Anne’s Church in Parksville. (File photo)

COVID-19: Parksville’s homeless no longer sleeping in the graveyard

Majority of those camped outside St. Anne’s church have been provided with hotel rooms

St. Anne’s Church in Parksville. (File photo)
Rev. Christine Muise at St. Anne’s Church on Jan. 8 in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)

COVID-19: Shelter-seeking B.C. homeless group resorts to sleeping in graveyard

People to camp near Parksville church at night as group looks for assistance

Rev. Christine Muise at St. Anne’s Church on Jan. 8 in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)
Fire crews attended an early-morning blaze at Parksville’s Rod & Gun Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 18. (PFD photo)

Early-morning blaze breaks out at historic Vancouver Island pub

Crews quickly contain fire at Parksville’s Rod & Gun

Fire crews attended an early-morning blaze at Parksville’s Rod & Gun Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 18. (PFD photo)
A Jimi Hendrix-inspired sand sculpture by Peter Vogelaar pictured at the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. The competition will now return in 2021, after the 2020 Parksville Beach Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Castles in the sand: Parksville Beach Festival latest big Island event sunk by the pandemic

International sand sculpting competition among events sidelined

A Jimi Hendrix-inspired sand sculpture by Peter Vogelaar pictured at the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. The competition will now return in 2021, after the 2020 Parksville Beach Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Peter and Marcia Kent with their children, Ryder and Hunter, and dog Koda. (Submitted photo)

Stranger offers Vancouver Island beach house to self-isolating ER nurse

B.C. woman helps worker ‘sacrificing hugs with her boys to help complete strangers’

Peter and Marcia Kent with their children, Ryder and Hunter, and dog Koda. (Submitted photo)
Peter and Marcia Kent with their children, Ryder and Hunter, and dog, Koda. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: B.C. ER nurse self-isolates in travel trailer, apart from family

Marcia Kent says situation is difficult but worth it to keep twin boys safe

Peter and Marcia Kent with their children, Ryder and Hunter, and dog, Koda. (Submitted photo)
Nyah and her mother, Misty Waters. (Submitted photo)

Introverted and extroverted kids likely to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. child psychologist says your parenting approach can’t be one-size fits all in social isolation

Nyah and her mother, Misty Waters. (Submitted photo)
COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

LISTEN: Quick turnaround for song penned by B.C. Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released
Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)
B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners

B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners

Vets expect to continue giving your fur buddies the help they need while social distancing

B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners
Boarding the plane in Kunming, where former Parksville resident Mark Conway had his layover on his journey back to China. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man returns to isolation in China nearly two months after fleeing COVID-19 scare

Mark Conway details harrowing journey, intense quarantine protocol

Boarding the plane in Kunming, where former Parksville resident Mark Conway had his layover on his journey back to China. (Submitted photo)
A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
A social distancing infographic gives advice to keep people healthy. (Black Press file photo)

COVID-19: Island councillor makes social distancing a sign of the times

Qualicum Beach’s Scott Harrison has signs printed for area businesses

A social distancing infographic gives advice to keep people healthy. (Black Press file photo)
Electric vehicle chargers damaged during theft on Vancouver Island

Electric vehicle chargers damaged during theft on Vancouver Island

‘This type of nonsense is discouraging to say the least’

Electric vehicle chargers damaged during theft on Vancouver Island