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Man dead after being struck by vehicle in Errington, weather may have been factor

Police continue to investigate cause of late-night incident

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Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)

Longtime Canadian music stars have equipment stolen from Vancouver Island church

Shari Ulrich asks for help locating items

Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)
Vince Ditrich. (Photo submitted)

Podcast: A chat with legendary Spirit of the West musician and author Vince Ditrich

Vancouver Islander drummer talks music, the creative process and his kidney transplant

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Police seek witnesses after 35-year-old man dies in auto crash near Parksville

Single vehicle went off the road at Exit 51 offramp

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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)
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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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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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)
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted by Island Health)

PQBeat: Island Health’s Dr. Mike Benusic discusses impact of COVID-19 vaccinations

Podcast: Medical health officer shares thoughts on pandemic

Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted by Island Health)
Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim reports from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes things to do while quarantining and Lim’s movie ‘All-in Madonna’

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)
Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)

Islander named Canadian wheelchair rugby co-captain at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Parksville’s Hirschfield previously represented country in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro

Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)