JR Rardon

A Canada goose carcass lies amid a pile of feathers near a dump of 40 geese off a remote trail near Errington Wednesday March 14, after apparently being taken by hunters several days earlier. — J.R. Rardon photo

No foul play suspected in 40 Canada geese carcasses dumped on mid-Island

Conservation Officer Service said birds were likely taken in legal hunt

A Canada goose carcass lies amid a pile of feathers near a dump of 40 geese off a remote trail near Errington Wednesday March 14, after apparently being taken by hunters several days earlier. — J.R. Rardon photo
Traffic moves slowly on Highway 19 southbound near Parksville as Errington Volunteer Fire Department members mop up following a vehicle fire Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Truck fire, collision snarls traffic on Hwy 19 in Parksville

One person take to hospital for observation in Sunday incident

Traffic moves slowly on Highway 19 southbound near Parksville as Errington Volunteer Fire Department members mop up following a vehicle fire Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Colleen Dkyslag of Parksville’s Career Centre, left, and Janet Thony of the Coombs Farmer’s Institute stand at Pickard’s Farm in Errington, where they have overseen youth taking part in the GoodSeeds youth supporting sustainable agriculture program. — J.R. Rardon photo

Pilot program trains next generation of Island farmers

Parksville’s GoodSeeds introduces youth 17-30 years to agricultural careers

Colleen Dkyslag of Parksville’s Career Centre, left, and Janet Thony of the Coombs Farmer’s Institute stand at Pickard’s Farm in Errington, where they have overseen youth taking part in the GoodSeeds youth supporting sustainable agriculture program. — J.R. Rardon photo
Team Geall of Kelowna Curling Club shows off their purple hearts and trophy after winning the 2018 belairdirect BC Men’s Curling Championship at Parksville Curling Club Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. From left are fifth Brad Wood, lead David Harper, third Andrew Nerpin, second Jeffrey Richard and skip Sean Geall. — J.R. Rardon photo

Update: Kelowna rink snares B.C. men’s curling title

Team Geall stuns defending champs in 11th end in Parksville

Team Geall of Kelowna Curling Club shows off their purple hearts and trophy after winning the 2018 belairdirect BC Men’s Curling Championship at Parksville Curling Club Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. From left are fifth Brad Wood, lead David Harper, third Andrew Nerpin, second Jeffrey Richard and skip Sean Geall. — J.R. Rardon photo
Skip Jim Cotter of Vernon Curling Club delivers a shot in the eighth end of his game against Jason Montgomery of Victoria in the 2018 belairdirect B.C. Men’s Curling Championships at Parksville Curling Club Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Cotter, the defending provincial champion, won two matches Thursday to clinch the first spot in the playoffs in the 12-team tourney. — J.R. Rardon photo

Defending champ moves into BC Men’s curling playoffs

Team Cotter ekes out two wins at Parksville Curling Club

Skip Jim Cotter of Vernon Curling Club delivers a shot in the eighth end of his game against Jason Montgomery of Victoria in the 2018 belairdirect B.C. Men’s Curling Championships at Parksville Curling Club Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Cotter, the defending provincial champion, won two matches Thursday to clinch the first spot in the playoffs in the 12-team tourney. — J.R. Rardon photo
Fencing, shrubs, a light pole and slabs of asphalt were tossed about at the entrance to Parry’s RV Park in Parksville when floodwaters washed out the road leading to the park late Sunday night, Jan. 28, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Flood damages Island RV park

Residents begin cleanup as floodwaters recede

Fencing, shrubs, a light pole and slabs of asphalt were tossed about at the entrance to Parry’s RV Park in Parksville when floodwaters washed out the road leading to the park late Sunday night, Jan. 28, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Jim Bennett describes potential uses of the new model railroading facility being created as part of Parksville’s MakerSpace facility in the basement of the McMillan Arts Centre. — J.R. Rardon photo

Parksville MakerSpace members ride the rails

New room added for model train enthusiasts; workshop set for Jan. 21

Jim Bennett describes potential uses of the new model railroading facility being created as part of Parksville’s MakerSpace facility in the basement of the McMillan Arts Centre. — J.R. Rardon photo
Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre addresses the audience at the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce dinner at The Beach Club Resort last Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Parksville mayor: cities need more financial flexibility

Lefebvre tells Chamber audience Constitutional Act is ‘archaic’

Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre addresses the audience at the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce dinner at The Beach Club Resort last Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Parksville firefighters train a hose on a Dodge pickup that caught fire in the driveway of a home in San Pareil on Thursday morning, Jan. 11, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Pickup ignites in Parksville driveway

Firefighters put out blaze that fully engulfed vehicle

Parksville firefighters train a hose on a Dodge pickup that caught fire in the driveway of a home in San Pareil on Thursday morning, Jan. 11, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Bill Flower of Parksville tries out the new milk dispenser at Parksville’s Morningstar Farm during his first visit to the farm Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Vancouver Island farm makes hay with B.C.’s first milk dispenser

‘We’ve compared it to refilling beer growlers’: owner

Bill Flower of Parksville tries out the new milk dispenser at Parksville’s Morningstar Farm during his first visit to the farm Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Drunk driver ticketed after wrong-way rollover

Drunk driver ticketed after wrong-way rollover

Nanaimo man crashes on Inland Island Highway near Qualicum Beach

Drunk driver ticketed after wrong-way rollover
A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo

Atlantic salmon arrive in French Creek

Fish believed to be part of cohort escaped from U.S.-based net pen Aug. 19

A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo
A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo

Atlantic salmon arrive in French Creek

Fish believed to be part of cohort escaped from U.S.-based net pen Aug. 19

A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo
Pieces of a 1991 BWM sedan split in half in a collision Saturday on the Alberni Highway rest in the wrecking yard of Arrowsmith Towing Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo

VIDEO: Car ripped in half in Alberni Hwy crash ‘unheard-of’

Towing operators shocked by damage to vehicle as driver walks away

Pieces of a 1991 BWM sedan split in half in a collision Saturday on the Alberni Highway rest in the wrecking yard of Arrowsmith Towing Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo
B.C. Ambulance personnel assist victims in both a ground ambulance and air ambulance following a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 19 and Horne Lake Road north of Qualicum Beach Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 9, 2017. — J.R. Rardon/PQB NEWS

VIDEO UPDATE: Three hospitalized after major crash on Highway 19 near Qualicum Beach

Highway reopens at Horne Lake Road nearly five hours after Wednesday afternoon collision

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B.C. Ambulance personnel assist victims in both a ground ambulance and air ambulance following a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 19 and Horne Lake Road north of Qualicum Beach Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 9, 2017. — J.R. Rardon/PQB NEWS
Ed and Gloria Ness share a close moment at their Deep Bay home in the final days before Ed undergoes a medically assisted suicide procedure. — J.R. Rardon photo

Cancer victim to die on his terms

Deep Bay man to undergo Death with Dignity procedure May 30

Ed and Gloria Ness share a close moment at their Deep Bay home in the final days before Ed undergoes a medically assisted suicide procedure. — J.R. Rardon photo
From left, Mid Island-Pacific Rim candidates Robert Clarke (B.C. Libertarian), Scott Fraser (B.C. NDP), Alicia La Rue (B.C. Green, speaking), Julian Fell (B.C. Conservative) and Dan Cebuliak (B.C. Refed) address the audience in an all-candidates meeting at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Bowser Thursday, May 4, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo

Mid Island-Pacific Rim candidates head east

Election hopefuls attend all-candidates meeting in Bowser

From left, Mid Island-Pacific Rim candidates Robert Clarke (B.C. Libertarian), Scott Fraser (B.C. NDP), Alicia La Rue (B.C. Green, speaking), Julian Fell (B.C. Conservative) and Dan Cebuliak (B.C. Refed) address the audience in an all-candidates meeting at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Bowser Thursday, May 4, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo
UPDATE: Third person dies from injuries sustained in logging train incident near Woss

UPDATE: Third person dies from injuries sustained in logging train incident near Woss

RCMP Island District General Investigation Section is investigating, along with others

UPDATE: Third person dies from injuries sustained in logging train incident near Woss
Quality Foods founders step down

Quality Foods founders step down

Original owners transfer interest to Jim Pattison Group

Quality Foods founders step down
The Quality Foods founding partners gathered at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Friday

Quality Foods founders step down

Original owners transfer interest in Vancouver Island grocery chain 35 years after opening first store

The Quality Foods founding partners gathered at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Friday