Parksville

High winds amid a late-summer stormy day left a boat grounded at Rathtrevor beach on Sept. 17. (Ricky Howard photo)

Up to 40 millimetres of rain expected in some areas of Parksville Qualicum Beach

Saturday forecast: Mainly cloudy, 70 per cent chance of showers

High winds amid a late-summer stormy day left a boat grounded at Rathtrevor beach on Sept. 17. (Ricky Howard photo)
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)
Harry Charles (Chuck) Blakey, 72, died in his Parksville home while his family waited on hold after calling 911 for an ambulance dispatch. (Barbara Blakey photo)

Parksville man, 72, dies in home while family waits on hold with 911 dispatch

Daughter blames ‘governmental system that has allowed this to happen’

Harry Charles (Chuck) Blakey, 72, died in his Parksville home while his family waited on hold after calling 911 for an ambulance dispatch. (Barbara Blakey photo)
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Ballenas Junior Whalers player Caden Prontack finds an opening and makes a dash to the end zone for a touchdown against the visiting Belmont Bulldogs in an exhibition game at Ballenas field on Sept. 8. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Junior Whalers player Caden Prontack finds an opening and makes a dash to the end zone for a touchdown against the visiting Belmont Bulldogs in an exhibition game at Ballenas field on Sept. 8. (Michael Briones photo)
Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL preview: Black Press football insider Erin Haluschak talks Seahawks

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, 21, 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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Morningstar Golf Club deals with 250 to 300 geese daily. (PQB News file photo)

6 birds shot after goose poop becomes a foul problem at Parksville golf course

‘Kill to scare’ permit acquired; club deals with 250 to 300 Canada geese daily

Morningstar Golf Club deals with 250 to 300 geese daily. (PQB News file photo)
Six fir tree stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats were stolen from the Oceanside Building Learning Together’s Munchkinland Exploration Centre in Parksville between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, 2021. The stumps and branch had been earmarked as decoration for a new childcare program in Errington. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville business owner stumped by theft from childcare centre

6 stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats taken from Munchkinland Exploration Centre

Six fir tree stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats were stolen from the Oceanside Building Learning Together’s Munchkinland Exploration Centre in Parksville between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, 2021. The stumps and branch had been earmarked as decoration for a new childcare program in Errington. (Mandy Moraes photo)
THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.

PQBeat: Talking history with Parksville Museum president Mary Ellen Campbell

A look back at some of the city’s interesting people and tales

THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.
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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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Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)

UPDATE: Man handed 6-year jail term in case of fatal 2019 Parksville hit-and run

Ryan John Grob also banned from driving for eight years

Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)
Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Sentencing hearing for man charged in fatal 2019 Parksville hit-and-run continues Sept. 3

Ryan John Grob to be jailed for death of Spencer Alexander Moore

Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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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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Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)

Parksville swimmer shatters own Canadian record at 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Nicholas Bennett, 17, is the youngest athlete on Team Canada

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)
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Quick-thinking police officer uses cruiser to put brakes on runaway car near Nanoose Bay

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)
Tagen Marshall. (Submitted photo)

Wolf: Young Parksville man works to acquire new vehicle to help open doors

Column: VIU student Tagen Marshall draws closer to fundraising goal

Tagen Marshall. (Submitted photo)