Mandy Moraes

A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)

UPDATED: 3 bodies discovered in gravel pit near Whiskey Creek

RCMP: ‘We do not believe there is any ongoing risk to the public’

A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)

100+ Women Who Care to donate $26K to Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs

‘100 per cent of that goes directly to the charity’

The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)
Chief Michael Recalma and wife Sharon Recalma at the Qualicum First Nation Campground. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Chief Michael Recalma and wife Sharon Recalma at the Qualicum First Nation Campground. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Highway19A between Tomm’s Food Village and Esso gas station in Bowser. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Oceanside RCMP look into report that woman in SUV approached youngsters in Bowser

Anyone with information regarding incident asked to call police

Highway19A between Tomm’s Food Village and Esso gas station in Bowser. (Mandy Moraes photo)
From left: Paxton Gilmour and Keana Hugh, circa 2015. (Photo submitted)

Parksville woman, 22, mourned following suspected hit-and-run incident on Highway 19

‘She was very kind and bright and was always that person laughing’

From left: Paxton Gilmour and Keana Hugh, circa 2015. (Photo submitted)
Parksville city hall sign. (PQB News file photo)

Panhandling in Parksville could come at a cost

Council votes on amendment to add $50 fine for solicitation in certain areas

Parksville city hall sign. (PQB News file photo)
Tallie Hazelman, 5, jumped into the ocean with her father for 100 consective days, finishing on Oct. 7, at the Parksville Community Park. She was cheered on by her mother and two younger siblings. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville youngster makes 100 consecutive jumps into the Pacific

Tallie Hazelman, 5, reached personal mark last week

Tallie Hazelman, 5, jumped into the ocean with her father for 100 consective days, finishing on Oct. 7, at the Parksville Community Park. She was cheered on by her mother and two younger siblings. (Mandy Moraes photo)
(File photo)

Qualicum School District’s first electric school bus is on its way

Charging stations to be installed this fall

(File photo)
A convoy of trucks drove through Parksville to Coombs on Saturday (Sept. 26) in memory of Chuck Pratt. (Photo submitted)

Convoy of trucks rolls through Parksville to Coombs to honour Chuck Pratt

‘It was both his families: his trucker family and his family’

A convoy of trucks drove through Parksville to Coombs on Saturday (Sept. 26) in memory of Chuck Pratt. (Photo submitted)
Animal care technician Megan Buemann, with blind raven ambassador Dougal as he shows off for the camera at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Dougal the blind raven enjoys role as ambassador at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Bird helps animal care technicians teach visitors about his species

Animal care technician Megan Buemann, with blind raven ambassador Dougal as he shows off for the camera at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Three Vancouver Island photographers place in BC SPCA 2020 Wild-in-Focus photography contest

Three Vancouver Island photographers place in BC SPCA 2020 Wild-in-Focus photography contest

Out of 956+ submissions province wide, both winners place in separate categories

Three Vancouver Island photographers place in BC SPCA 2020 Wild-in-Focus photography contest
Community members welcome Qualicum Beach Elementary students back before school. (John Williams/submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach students met with outpouring of support

Community members cheer on youngsters as they return to school

Community members welcome Qualicum Beach Elementary students back before school. (John Williams/submitted photo)
This deer was rescued after it was found swimming in circles along the Hakai Pass. (Submitted photo)

Distressed deer rescued from ocean in Hakai Pass by Parksville pair

Claytons were out to catch fish but brought a doe aboard instead

This deer was rescued after it was found swimming in circles along the Hakai Pass. (Submitted photo)