JR Rardon

Oceanside RCMP say they have arrested the same woman they arrested last week

Same woman hides under same blanket in same van — arrested again in Coombs

"I'm all for carpooling, but this woman really should consider catching a ride from someone else," said Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jess Foreman

Oceanside RCMP say they have arrested the same woman they arrested last week
The death Tuesday of 69-year-old Canadian actor Alan Thicke while he was playing hockey in Los Angeles has raised some debate about the suitability of the sport for the senior set. Above is action this year from a Parksville Panters game

The death of Alan Thicke — is hockey OK for seniors?

Five players over the age of 65 have suffered heart attacks during, or just after, games at Parksville's Oceanside Arena the past five years

The death Tuesday of 69-year-old Canadian actor Alan Thicke while he was playing hockey in Los Angeles has raised some debate about the suitability of the sport for the senior set. Above is action this year from a Parksville Panters game

Union says it will oppose sale of B.C. retirement homes to firm with links to China

Retirement Concepts owns 24 retirement facilities, mostly in B.C.

MLA Michelle Stilwell is pictured above on the May 2013 night she won election as MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. With Stilwell is her husband Mark

EXCLUSIVE: Stilwell will seek second term

The Parksville-Qualicum MLA is the last of Premier Christy Clark's cabinet to announce her intentions for the May 2017 election

MLA Michelle Stilwell is pictured above on the May 2013 night she won election as MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. With Stilwell is her husband Mark

EDITORIAL: There’s a push to get the Salish Sea designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Just what effect would the designation have on shipping, fishing, oil tankers, etc.?

Rail cars in a Nanaimo yard earlier this year.

Report suggests ICF’s lack of transparency leading to lack of trust from politicians, public

The report was prepared by aKd Resource for the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities

Rail cars in a Nanaimo yard earlier this year.
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre co-founder Robin Campbell is pictured with the famous bear cubs just before their release on Friday.

Bear cubs spared from death by conservation officer released into the wild

Conservation officer Bryce Casavant was suspended for not following orders to shoot the bears near Port Hardy in July of 2015

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre co-founder Robin Campbell is pictured with the famous bear cubs just before their release on Friday.
94-year-old Patrick Allen of Gabriola Island celebrated Father's Day by skydiving.

94-year-old Gabriola Island man celebrates Father’s Day with a skydive over Parksville Qualicum Beach

Daughter, from 100 Mile, bought him unique present to be used at Qualicum Beach

94-year-old Patrick Allen of Gabriola Island celebrated Father's Day by skydiving.
Robin Richardson of Victoria says he is the leader of a new political party called the Vancouver Island Party.

New political party wants Vancouver Island to be Canada’s 11th province

The Vancouver Island Party is led by Victoria's Robin Richardson; platform includes light rail system from Duke Point to Qualicum Beach

Robin Richardson of Victoria says he is the leader of a new political party called the Vancouver Island Party.
The future of the management group that wants to bring passenger rail service back to Vancouver Island
The future of the management group that wants to bring passenger rail service back to Vancouver Island
The future of the management group that wants to bring passenger rail service back to Vancouver Island

Meeting Tuesday could shed light on Graham Bruce’s future with foundation that wants to re-start passenger rail on Vancouver Island

The former Liberal MLA's contract with the Island Corridor Foundation ends Tuesday, May 31

The future of the management group that wants to bring passenger rail service back to Vancouver Island
MP Gord Johns

UPDATE: Federal Fisheries and Oceans minister says vessel ‘beyond repair’

Minister Hunter Tootoo says unstable boat will be removed from Deep Bay; MP Gord Johns encouraged by minister's response

MP Gord Johns
Shellfish business owner Keith Reid said if the 100-foot Silver King (the tug above

Shellfish operations in jeopardy: two derelict boats sink in Deep Bay, another taking on water

At least 40 full-time jobs in the shellfish industry on the line — MP Gord Johns expected to visit the site Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Shellfish business owner Keith Reid said if the 100-foot Silver King (the tug above

ICF responds to RDN’s withdrawal from passenger rail funding

Comment from ICF board chair may indicate passenger rail service north of Nanaimo no longer in the cards

Southern Rail employees manoeuvre the Island Explorer excursion train along the tracks at rail yard on the Nanaimo waterfront. Tuesday. The 1952 locomotive and four heritage coaches arrived earlier that morning in anticipation of an April 8 event celebrating the 130th anniversary of Island rail.

Passenger rail plan loses $1M commitment from Nanaimo regional district

RDN chair Bill Veenhof says the RDN has "lost confidence that the day-to-day operations of the ICF reflect the interests of the RDN"

Southern Rail employees manoeuvre the Island Explorer excursion train along the tracks at rail yard on the Nanaimo waterfront. Tuesday. The 1952 locomotive and four heritage coaches arrived earlier that morning in anticipation of an April 8 event celebrating the 130th anniversary of Island rail.

EDITORIAL: DFO needs to listen to oldtimers

It's not a matter of longing for 'The Good Old Days'

EDITORIAL: Support our athletes

If you can't get past your strong anti-Olympics feelings, we ask you to consider this: Hate the game, not the player

EDITORIAL: Do we really need a grizzly bear hunt in B.C.?

Like many issues in B.C., the grizzly hunt has a polarizing effect.

EDITORIAL: Is Yap really listening?

Despite a clear message from public, B.C. Liberals still don't want people to enjoy convenience when it comes to liquor purchases

EDITORIAL: Fassbender’s flub

Did the B.C. Minister of Education really say this? Really?