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Passing motorist springs into action after Ladysmith crash

Driver OK after minivan rolled off Brenton Page Road

  • Mar 12, 2019

Suitors lining up for Howard the Gnome

World’s largest gnome will soon get a new home on Vancouver Island

Fire halts work at Catalyst Paper in Port Alberni

Plant is due for ownership change later this month

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Vancouver Island water system at 50-year low

“Winter drought” has Comox Lake/Puntledge River system in full conservation mode

Vancouver Island police happy they can sweep minor auto accidents to side of the road

Police can now avoid paperwork, make getting traffic going the priority in minor crashes

Case of whooping cough confirmed in Duncan

Island Health sends letters to potential exposure sites in the area

West Coast wolf sightings spark warning to keep pets safe

Wolf observed around Ucluelet has shown no signs of being threat to public safety

Tofino to ban plastic bags, set minimum charge for paper and reusable bags

Town says minimum pricing aims to avoid excessive rebound to paper and reusable bags

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

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

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs in connection to provider’s ouster rejected in court

Robyn Gray is new SD 79 superintendent

With a background that includes successful initiatives in early literacy, she’s starting work April 1

Warmer, cooler, better-transported students coming soon to Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools students get $1.16 million injection from the B.C. government

Nanaimo victims lost nearly $200,000 to scams last year

Nanaimo Mounties warn about looking for love in the wrong places during Fraud Prevention Month

Whooping cough confirmed at Vancouver Island high school

Pertussis can be nagging and uncomfortable for teens, serious or even fatal for infants

Telus spending $75M for better internet, cellphone service in Nanaimo area

Work expected to begin in April to connect areas to Telus PureFibre network

Drought fears high, Cowichan Lake already at August lows

Officials asking for early storage measures with lake just 40 per cent full

North Cowichan looks to smaller pot operations

Micro-marijuana facilities will be allowed in some commercial zones

Errington farmer receives death threats after two dogs shot, killed on her property

Woman says huskies were shot after entering her yard and attacking a goat

North Cowichan approves 3.2 per cent tax increase for 2019

Some councillors wanted less than three per cent

Vancouver Island teen in critical condition after being hit in a crosswalk

RCMP seek witnesses, dash cam footage after Nanaimo incident sends 17-year-old to Victoria hospital