Emily Vance

Making jewelry by hand: DIY ring-making at Parksville’s Metal Art Studio

Valerie Harty offers jewelry-making classes, drop-in sessions in the MAC’s MakerSpace

‘Bringing the outside in:’ Vancouver Island artist finding new landscapes to paint

Nanoose Bay’s Kelly Corbett and her work bringing adventures to life

Flood risk recedes in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Heavy rains cause region to be on flood watch

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Coombs mishap

‘Nothing else feeds my soul like that’: Vancouver Island artist

Coombs artist Kat Cearns paints whimsical, colourful ‘animals doing people things’

Rainfall warning issued for mid-Island’s east coast

Environment Canada says 60 milimeters of rain expected by Saturday

Head-on collision on Vancouver Island results in dead dog, woman in hospital

RCMP say no one else injured in Coombs crash

Vancouver Islander returns from Down Under with tales of “fire all over the landscape’

Kevin Cochrane of the Coastal Fire Centre spent 38 days Down Under helping crews in Australia

Remote surveillance helps RCMP nab suspect immediately in Island break-in

Stolen items returned after Parksville business owner takes quick action

Vancouver Island man arrested after police seize suspected illicit drugs in Nanoose Bay

Car impounded after Port Alberni driver clocked travelling at more than twice the posted speed limit

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

‘Epic sky palace’: Island businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

Family-run corner store in Parksville closes after 42 years

This weekend marked the last day for Shopper’s Grocery Mart on Alberni Highway

Vancouver Island kids shovel for charity

Group of Parksville youngsters will donate the $185 raised digging out the neighbourhood

‘It was mayhem’: Storm causes huge damage at Vancouver Island marina

Boat crashes ashore, 150 feet of breakwater crumbles at the Beachcomber Marina in Nanoose Bay

Power restored to 12,000 homes and businesses across Parksville Qualicum Beach

Wind, snow sweeps the mid-Island, multiple trees down on power lines

$41.7-million Englishman River water treatment plant opens in Parksville

Facility can filter up to 16 million litres of water per day for Parksville and Nanoose Bay

Three Coombs structure fires in three weeks unusual, but unconnected

‘It’s not like there’s an arsonist running around,’ says fire chief