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The suspect in a Nov. 22 attempted robbery at the Ryan Road 7-Eleven has been arrested. Photo supplied

Courtenay man arrested in connection with attempted robbery at 7-Eleven

Arrests made thanks to tips from the public

The suspect in a Nov. 22 attempted robbery at the Ryan Road 7-Eleven has been arrested. Photo supplied
Aerial view of Two Eagles Lodge in Union Bay. Photo by Thomas Rauber
Aerial view of Two Eagles Lodge in Union Bay. Photo by Thomas Rauber
Lake Trail Middle school in Courtenay. File photo
Lake Trail Middle school in Courtenay. File photo
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Senior from Gibsons caught viewing child porn sentenced to 10 months

74-year-old pleaded guilty after police seized 1,500-2,500 images

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Cumberland resident Lorna Clark says she's going to treat herself to a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, after winning $50,000 on a Bingo Blast scratch ticket. Photo supplied

Cumberland lottery winner says first purchase will be a roast beef dinner

Meanwhile, Victoria woman set to share her $100,000 Season’s Greetings lottery win

Cumberland resident Lorna Clark says she's going to treat herself to a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, after winning $50,000 on a Bingo Blast scratch ticket. Photo supplied
MARS volunteer John shows ambassador owl Otis to visitors. Photo supplied

Merville avian rescue shelter seeing spike in victims of rat poisoning ingestion

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society cautions against use of rodent poisons

MARS volunteer John shows ambassador owl Otis to visitors. Photo supplied
Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses to an apparent stabbing Saturday in Cumberland. File photo

RCMP seeking witnesses to midday stabbing in Island community

The victim was unable to provide Comox Valley RCMP with much information

Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses to an apparent stabbing Saturday in Cumberland. File photo
Members of the Martin Park Drive neighbourhood celebrate the designation as the north Island’s first FireSmart community. Photo supplied

Black Creek neighbourhood is north Island’s first FireSmart community

FireSmart homes are 90 per cent more likely to survive a wildfire

Members of the Martin Park Drive neighbourhood celebrate the designation as the north Island’s first FireSmart community. Photo supplied
Jennifer Reenas photo via Facebook

Missing woman found in Sayward

RCMP thank public for help in finding woman

Jennifer Reenas photo via Facebook
Priscilla Potts, Catilin Potts’ mother, speaks to media on Oct. 30 outside the Sagmoen farm about how much she misses her daughter who has been missing since Feb. 21, 2016. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Rally brings crowd to troublesome Shuswap farm where body of missing woman was found

More than 60 people gather at farm Sunday, Nov. 1 where remains of Traci Genereaux were found

Priscilla Potts, Catilin Potts’ mother, speaks to media on Oct. 30 outside the Sagmoen farm about how much she misses her daughter who has been missing since Feb. 21, 2016. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Voters in Saanich North and the Islands, here lining up outside Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre on the first day of advanced voting, are among the provincial leaders in getting in their votes early, with some 20 per cent (10,174) of eligible voters have already cast their ballots. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

It’s Election Day on Vancouver Island: Here’s what you need to know to vote

B.C.’s snap election has already broken records for advance voter turnout, mail-in ballots

Voters in Saanich North and the Islands, here lining up outside Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre on the first day of advanced voting, are among the provincial leaders in getting in their votes early, with some 20 per cent (10,174) of eligible voters have already cast their ballots. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)

National media calling for level playing field with Google, Facebook

In Canada, Google and Facebook control 80 per cent of all online advertising revenues

Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)
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Additional charges approved from February drug bust in Port Hardy

‘Back on Feb. 17, RCMP members noticed a vehicle parked on Highway 19 Southbound just after midnight’

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Phillip Tallio with his supporters Marie Spetch and Robyn Batryn. (File photo)

Appeals trial begins for Bella Coola man convicted of killing toddler in 1983

Phillip Tallio was 17 at the time of the 22-month-old toddler’s death

Phillip Tallio with his supporters Marie Spetch and Robyn Batryn. (File photo)
Voting sign. (Black Press files)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Advance voting begins today on Vancouver Island

Advance voting runs from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 in B.C.’s election

Voting sign. (Black Press files)
Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Ocean potential takes the spotlight at the 2020 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s annual summit goes digital for 2020

Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Wild turkeys in Beaver Valley head for cover as Thanksgiving weekend approaches. Jim Bailey photo.

10 facts about the unsung hero of Thanksgiving

Did you know that wild turkeys can run up to 19 km an hour?

Wild turkeys in Beaver Valley head for cover as Thanksgiving weekend approaches. Jim Bailey photo.
Port Hardy RCMP surrounded a house on Byng Road on June 17 around 6:00 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy RCMP announce charges in three separate drug busts

‘There are people in our community that are preying on the vulnerable’

Port Hardy RCMP surrounded a house on Byng Road on June 17 around 6:00 p.m. (Submitted photo)
BC Premier John Horgan called a snap election on Monday (Sept. 21). (Black Press file photo)

Facey nominated as BC Liberal candidate for the North Island riding

Liberal candidate Norm Facey has a background in forestry and manufacturing.

BC Premier John Horgan called a snap election on Monday (Sept. 21). (Black Press file photo)
BC EHS paramedics, dispatchers, and call-takers expertly handle more than 1,400 medical emergency calls a day – that’s about half a million calls annually according to BC Emergency Health Services. Photo Credit: Josh Berson

Patient care first: Why B.C. firefighters are calling for more medical training

Firefighters want more responsibility partly because they outnumber paramedics

BC EHS paramedics, dispatchers, and call-takers expertly handle more than 1,400 medical emergency calls a day – that’s about half a million calls annually according to BC Emergency Health Services. Photo Credit: Josh Berson