Parksville

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)
Sheri Plummer, right, and Sally Soanes hold a freshly donated bouquet of daises for the ‘Our Hearts Are With You, Lytton’ awareness stand on the corner of Wright Road and Sunray Road in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes)

Parksville woman sets up ‘awareness stand’ for residents devastated by Lytton wildfire

Organizer advises of a GoFundMe page, encourages small gifts of sympathy

Sheri Plummer, right, and Sally Soanes hold a freshly donated bouquet of daises for the ‘Our Hearts Are With You, Lytton’ awareness stand on the corner of Wright Road and Sunray Road in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes)
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)
Police tape surrounds a home on Soriel Road in Parksville on June 29, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

UPDATE: RCMP investigating 2 sudden deaths in Parksville

Police say there is no risk to other community members as investigation continues

Police tape surrounds a home on Soriel Road in Parksville on June 29, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
Nanaimo Law Courts. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville man handed 9-month jail term for harassing women with explicit calls, messages

Information on victims was obtained through his former job at car dealership

Nanaimo Law Courts. (PQB News file photo)
A slide showing the proposed improvements to the Parksville Community Park volleyball courts. The manager of communications, Deb Tardiff, went before city council on Monday, June 21, 2021, to present what the application to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative would look like. (Submitted photo)

Parksville could become ‘the beach volleyball hub of Vancouver Island’

City staff members submit grant application to improve community park courts

A slide showing the proposed improvements to the Parksville Community Park volleyball courts. The manager of communications, Deb Tardiff, went before city council on Monday, June 21, 2021, to present what the application to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative would look like. (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)
A Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased in Parksville for the June 19, 2021 draw is a $3M winner. (Submitted photo)

Winning Lotto 6/49 ticket worth $3M purchased on Vancouver Island

Lottery prize winners have 52 weeks to claim jackpot

A Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased in Parksville for the June 19, 2021 draw is a $3M winner. (Submitted photo)
The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)

VIDEO: Whiskey Creek gas station destroyed by fire after camper van explosion

Nine fire departments responded to the incident, no injuries reported

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The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones 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).
Terry Mazzei next to a truck after it was struck by lightning, with him inside, on Wednesday afternoon, June 9. He walked away from the incident without injury and the truck sustained only mild damage; a blown front tire and newly broken gas gauge. (Wendy Mazzei photo)

Vancouver Island man walks away unscathed after lightning strike

VIDEO: ‘We like to think that his dad was watching over him’

Terry Mazzei next to a truck after it was struck by lightning, with him inside, on Wednesday afternoon, June 9. He walked away from the incident without injury and the truck sustained only mild damage; a blown front tire and newly broken gas gauge. (Wendy Mazzei photo)
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 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)
My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas Secondary School student wins prestigious $100,000 scholarship

My Huy Lim is one of only 37 nominees selected from Vancouver Island

My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)
Former Oceanside Generals standout Max Creighton is raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. (PQB News file photo)
Former Oceanside Generals standout Max Creighton is raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. (PQB News file photo)
Lesley Wright, director of projects and programs at Literacy Alberni Society, hangs a red dress at the front door of the society’s office in the Klitsa building on Tebo Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island literacy organization starts conversation on anti-racism

Literacy Alberni creates reporting protocol, website for systemic racism

Lesley Wright, director of projects and programs at Literacy Alberni Society, hangs a red dress at the front door of the society’s office in the Klitsa building on Tebo Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A vehicle collision where the Alberni Highway meets Jensen Avenue in December 2017. (PQB News file photo)
A vehicle collision where the Alberni Highway meets Jensen Avenue in December 2017. (PQB News file photo)
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RCMP: Witness video helps identify suspect who fled scene of rollover crash near Horne Lake

Police say vehicle was reported stolen; two people then left on a dirt bike

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