Michael Briones

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre’s senior bear Knut and caretaker Robin Campbell had a special relationship. (NIWRA photo)
The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre’s senior bear Knut and caretaker Robin Campbell had a special relationship. (NIWRA photo)
The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre’s senior bear Knut and caretaker Robin Campbell had a special relationship. (NIWRA photo)
The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre’s senior bear Knut and caretaker Robin Campbell had a special relationship. (NIWRA photo)
Ex-CFL coach and player Chuck McMann has died at age 70. (Submitted photo)

Former CFL player, Grey Cup champion Chuck McMann of Qualicum Beach dies at age 70

‘He was a wonderful father and grandfather, as well as a great friend and neighbour’

Ex-CFL coach and player Chuck McMann has died at age 70. (Submitted photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach council wants to review its decision not to allow backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach council wants to review its decision not to allow backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)
The rare white raven continues to be nursed back to health at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington. (Michael Briones photo)

Rare white raven still receiving treatment at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Bird is now feeding on its own at facility in Errington

The rare white raven continues to be nursed back to health at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington. (Michael Briones photo)
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Firework bans don’t work, says Canadian group pushing for more education on contentious issue

Concerns raised in Regional District of Nanaimo regarding negative impact on animals

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Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee had a close race at the Harry Jerome Classic where she finished second and was 1.7 second shy of the Olympic qualifying time. (Mark Janzen photo)

Parksville athlete Butterworth thrilled to be headed to Tokyo Olympics

Consistent results earn former Ballenas standout a spot on Canadian team

Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee had a close race at the Harry Jerome Classic where she finished second and was 1.7 second shy of the Olympic qualifying time. (Mark Janzen photo)
Parksville golfer Gavyn Knight putts on the Hole No. 2 during the final round of the B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Morningstar Golf Club on July 2. (Michael Briones Photo)

Vancouver Island golfer Gavyn Knight clinches 2021 B.C. junior boys crown in Parksville

17-year-old plays steady and composed game to top the field

Parksville golfer Gavyn Knight putts on the Hole No. 2 during the final round of the B.C. Junior Boys Championship at Morningstar Golf Club on July 2. (Michael Briones Photo)
Brenden Jamieson in action with the Nanaimo District Secondary School. (Submitted photo)

Parksville lacrosse standout Jamieson earns U.S. college scholarship

Young player commits to University of Indianapolis

Brenden Jamieson in action with the Nanaimo District Secondary School. (Submitted photo)
The Arrowsmith Cycling Club host races at the HammerFest trails, which they now want to become a sanctioned bike course. (PQB News file photo)
The Arrowsmith Cycling Club host races at the HammerFest trails, which they now want to become a sanctioned bike course. (PQB News file photo)
Alycia Butterworth of Parksville finished second in the steeplechase at the Harry Jerome Track Classic just missing the Olympic qualifying time. (Sean W Burges/Mundo Sport Images).

Island steeplechase athlete still has sights set on Canadian Olympic team spot

Butterworth short of time standard by 1.27 seconds

Alycia Butterworth of Parksville finished second in the steeplechase at the Harry Jerome Track Classic just missing the Olympic qualifying time. (Sean W Burges/Mundo Sport Images).
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Fireworks report highlights enforcement challenges for Regional District of Nanaimo

Director: ‘I just think it’s wasting everybody’s time’

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This young fledgling white raven was spotted in the Coombs area on May 16. (Mike Yip photo)

Expert says 2 sets of parents producing rare white ravens in mid-Island area

One of the iconic birds is currently recovering at wildlife centre after being rescued

This young fledgling white raven was spotted in the Coombs area on May 16. (Mike Yip photo)
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett has earned a chance to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)

Parksville swimmer earns spot on Canadian Paralympic team for Tokyo Games

Nicholas Bennett heads to Japan in August

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett has earned a chance to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)
Founder and operations manager of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Robin Campbell, shows a rare white raven being nursed back to health. (Michael Briones photo)

Rare white raven, 2 orphaned bear cubs cared for at Errington wildlife rescue centre

Animal care technicians ‘hoping for the best’ for juvenile bird

Founder and operations manager of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Robin Campbell, shows a rare white raven being nursed back to health. (Michael Briones photo)
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Qualicum Beach resident calls driving exams for seniors aged 80 and up ‘unfair’

Protest being planned for when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions lifted

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Qualicum Beach Coun. Robert Filmer and Mayor Brian Wiese at the flag-raising ceremony for Pride Week in 2020. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach to again recognize Pride Month in 2021

Flag to be raised at town hall

Qualicum Beach Coun. Robert Filmer and Mayor Brian Wiese at the flag-raising ceremony for Pride Week in 2020. (Submitted photo)
Former Oceanside Generals standout Max Creighton is raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. (PQB News file photo)

Former Vancouver Island junior hockey star focused on fight against Cystic Fibrosis

Max Creighton was unaware he had CF until 2019

Former Oceanside Generals standout Max Creighton is raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. (PQB News file photo)
Liz Sahlstrom. (PQB News file photo)

Beloved Parksville Qualicum Beach equine supporter Sahlstrom dies from ALS

Errington woman was involved with Silver Spur Riding Club, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

Liz Sahlstrom. (PQB News file photo)
A firefighter hoses down the roof that caught fire on a house on Dobler Road. (Michael Briones photo)
A firefighter hoses down the roof that caught fire on a house on Dobler Road. (Michael Briones photo)