Michael Briones

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fishermen, shutterbugs and hungry predators all out to capture silvery fish

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area
City of Parksville crews have repainted over graffiti on baseball field dugouts at Springwood Community Park. — Michael Briones photo

Graffiti, drug paraphernalia and human waste litter minor baseball dugouts in Parksville

Oceanside Minor Baseball president says ongoing problem ‘getting worse’

City of Parksville crews have repainted over graffiti on baseball field dugouts at Springwood Community Park. — Michael Briones photo
Animals scared but unharmed after break-in at Parksville SPCA branch
Animals scared but unharmed after break-in at Parksville SPCA branch
Facebook photo                                A memorial at the Qualicum First Nation graveyard on Cochrane Road was painted with racial slur.

B.C. First Nation graveyard vandalized with racial slur

The plaque on a memorial was also stolen and the sprinkler system was damaged

Facebook photo                                A memorial at the Qualicum First Nation graveyard on Cochrane Road was painted with racial slur.
A Qualicum Beach man’s car caught fire this morning (Sept. 26). The man pulled off Highway 19 going north just before the Qualicum Beach exit. — Michael Briones Photo

VIDEO: Qualicum Beach man escapes injury after car bursts into flames

Fire crews arrived quickly to douse the blaze

A Qualicum Beach man’s car caught fire this morning (Sept. 26). The man pulled off Highway 19 going north just before the Qualicum Beach exit. — Michael Briones Photo
Dr. Paul Hasselback, chief medical officer with Island Health, released a letter to the Regional District of Nanaimo about the possible source of the norovirus. — NEWS file photo

Vancouver Island norovirus may be linked to herring run

Investigation ongoing; cause of contamination unknown

Dr. Paul Hasselback, chief medical officer with Island Health, released a letter to the Regional District of Nanaimo about the possible source of the norovirus. — NEWS file photo
A massive outbreak of salmon lice recently reported in the Clayoquot Sound is threatening juvenile salmon. — CAC photo

Sea lice outbreak threatens Clayoquot salmon

DFO investigating salmon farm company’s operation for violations

A massive outbreak of salmon lice recently reported in the Clayoquot Sound is threatening juvenile salmon. — CAC photo