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The Wilson Nature Park sign was unveiled at the Englishman River Estuary on Marine Way in Parksville on Sept. 16. Pictured from left, The Nature of BC chair and CEO, respectively, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton and Jasper Lament, and founders of the Wilson 5 Foundation, Summer and Chip Wilson. (Michael Briones Photo)

Wilson 5 Foundation donates $6M to rehabilitate Vancouver Island’s Englishman River

Largest land conservancy gift made by the foundation to date will re-naturalize Parksville estuary

The Wilson Nature Park sign was unveiled at the Englishman River Estuary on Marine Way in Parksville on Sept. 16. Pictured from left, The Nature of BC chair and CEO, respectively, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton and Jasper Lament, and founders of the Wilson 5 Foundation, Summer and Chip Wilson. (Michael Briones Photo)
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Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Courtenay-Alberni candidate Gord Johns, Canada’s NDP

Election night set for Sept. 20, 2021

Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL preview: Black Press football insider Erin Haluschak talks Seahawks and more

Podcast: Discussion includes predicted Super Bowl and MVP winners, fantasy picks

Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
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RCMP: Man flees scene after Parksville crash leaves person in critical condition

Air ambulance called in; police say man later taken into custody

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Residents warned about aggressive bear at Englishman River Regional Park

Visitors told to exercise caution, keep pets close

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Police and passersby are shown near the Petro-Canada station in Qualicum Beach after a camper van struck a pedestrian, who was taken to hospital in Victoria, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Mara Wilson/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by camper van in Qualicum Beach has died

RCMP investigation continues into Aug. 28 incident

Police and passersby are shown near the Petro-Canada station in Qualicum Beach after a camper van struck a pedestrian, who was taken to hospital in Victoria, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Mara Wilson/Facebook photo)
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Police seek public’s help in Vancouver Island homicide investigation

Investigators say Black Samsung cellphone may have been discarded in Bowser

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Albert Gorter and Chelsea Enns will bring their farming and food processing expertise from Manitoba to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Morningstar Farm. (Optimist Holsteins Ltd. photo)

Newcomers to B.C. buy Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Albert Gorter and Chelsea Enns from Manitoba buy business and farm from Gourlay family

Albert Gorter and Chelsea Enns will bring their farming and food processing expertise from Manitoba to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Morningstar Farm. (Optimist Holsteins Ltd. photo)
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UPDATE: Man, 43, charged with second-degree murder after incident in Bowser

Police say 1 person in custody, no ongoing risk to general public

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RCMP, BCHP work together to collar reported violent offender on Vancouver Island

Police say member of public had firearm pointed at them

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No brakes: B.C. highway patrol officer uses his cruiser to stop runaway car

Police say 33-year-old woman was prohibited from driving, car had no insurance

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Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews worked for several hours on Tuesday (Aug. 25) to rescue an injured female hiker on the Nile Creek trail. (ASAR Instagram photo)

SAR crews pack injured hiker to safety through rugged terrain near Qualicum Beach

Arrowsmith SAR gets help from Comox Valley, Nanaimo and Alberni Valley personnel for 6-hour rescue

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews worked for several hours on Tuesday (Aug. 25) to rescue an injured female hiker on the Nile Creek trail. (ASAR Instagram photo)
Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)

Vancouver Island pitcher inks free agent deal with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Comox-born McKillican to join minor league affiliate in Surprise, Ariz.

Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)
Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon spreads joy, hope through Bhangra dancing

Listen: Social media sensation brings his special message to Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Quality Foods president Noel Hayward, left, and marketing manager Regan Beaulieu support AutismBC. (Submitted photo)

Quality Foods sponsors AutismBC’s annual fundraising raffle

Vancouver Island-based grocery chain helps raise funds for autism services

Quality Foods president Noel Hayward, left, and marketing manager Regan Beaulieu support AutismBC. (Submitted photo)
The BC Air Ambulance Services was called to Parksville to transport an elderly woman to hospital on Aug. 3, 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Ontario senior pulled from the water near Parksville Community Park

Woman observed to be alert as air ambulance transported her to hospital

The BC Air Ambulance Services was called to Parksville to transport an elderly woman to hospital on Aug. 3, 2021. (PQB News file photo)