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Farm fields in Cedar catch fire after explosion

Crews from North Cedar and Cranberry volunteer fire departments called to Brightman Road

UPDATE: Crews continue to battle Read Island wildfire

Fire burning in dense forest and mountainous terrain

Second World War veteran was a proud Canadian

Many fond memories shared of Chemainus’ Gordon Hughes, who dies at age 93

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Vancouver Island poet Eve Joseph ‘savouring’ moment after winning $65K Griffin prize

The Vancouver-raised, 66-year-old writer said she feels she still has work to do to master her craft

Province calls on Islanders to conserve water immediately

Some streams approaching critical levels, threatening salmon and fish

Masked gunman robs Qualicum Beach store

June 5 robbery the second this week in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Measles vaccine rates double for Island Health

After facing a measles outbreak thousands of locals received vaccines

Mother of airlifted child asks for continued prayers and support

BC Emergency Health Services confirmed the child was transported to a hospital in Victoria

Puska coming to grips with urgent need for kidney transplant

Draw being made for collective jersey among $40+ donors

Employee shaken as central Island liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Disguised suspect nabbed cash, ran away from Arlington Inn Beer and Wine in Nanoose Bay

Road rage victim burned by lit cigarette

Victoria Police seeking suspect and witnesses to bizarre incident

Community meeting aids SD79 in process of making a decision on old Crofton Elementary site

Public and district staff share information and ideas on what can be done

May heats up again early in the month

Statistical recap shows maximum and minimum temperatures well above normal

LSS placed on partial hold and secure

RCMP in Ladysmith and Nanaimo were involved. SD68 could not confirm the cause of the hold and secure

Nanaimo-Ladysmith students show off Hul’q’umin’um’ language skills

First Nations elders, teachers and students celebrate indigenous language

Air Canada Rouge delays direct Nanaimo-Toronto flight launch until July

Airline says grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft impacting service company-wide

Tofino’s ‘Mushroom Man’ wins Top Chef Canada Season 7

Chef Paul Moran of 1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort + Marina won the $100,000 prize and Top Chef title.

North Cowichan receives permit to operate Chemainus wells system during summer for two years

Switch-over to Banon Creek reservoir won’t happen to hopefully minimize boil water advisories

  • May 30, 2019

New Cowichan hospital on schedule to be completed by 2024, so far

Business plan hoped to be submitted by Jan. 1, 2020

Three cougars destroyed in Qualicum Beach after killing sheep

Four sightings in town reported to conservation office this month