Karly Blats

Short list for new gnome home includes Parksville, Coombs

Short list for new gnome home includes Parksville, Coombs

Five potential locations have been chosen by Howard’s owners who will decide Tuesday

Short list for new gnome home includes Parksville, Coombs
Tofino surfer Brett Nelson watches waves break off Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the first day of spring.-Nora O’Malley photo

Tofino a Canadian hot spot

Tuesday temperatures reached 23.5 C

Tofino surfer Brett Nelson watches waves break off Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the first day of spring.-Nora O’Malley photo
Less than an hour after Parksville resident Karen Brooks attached hearts to the fence at the 222 Corfield supportive housing site to show support for the incoming tenants, someone tore several down. - Karly Blats photo

Broken Hearts: Display at controversial Vancouver Island supportive housing site torn down

Woman says she was yelled at while supporting incoming Parksville supportive housing tenants

Less than an hour after Parksville resident Karen Brooks attached hearts to the fence at the 222 Corfield supportive housing site to show support for the incoming tenants, someone tore several down. - Karly Blats photo
Facebook photo/Bridget Matewish Howard, the world’s tallest gnome, located along the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay will be torn down if he doesn’t find a new home by April 30.

Suitors lining up for Howard the Gnome

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

Facebook photo/Bridget Matewish Howard, the world’s tallest gnome, located along the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay will be torn down if he doesn’t find a new home by April 30.
Olivia Kenton, left, and supporter Mara Nord light candles to celebrate the lives of Kenton’s two huskies Kodi and Tigger during a vigil at Errington Community Park on March 10. - Karly Blats photo

Deceased Vancouver Island huskies celebrated at vigil

Close to 40 people gather in Errington to remember Kodi and Tigger

Olivia Kenton, left, and supporter Mara Nord light candles to celebrate the lives of Kenton’s two huskies Kodi and Tigger during a vigil at Errington Community Park on March 10. - Karly Blats photo
Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tigger, went missing on Christmas Eve. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton

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

Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tigger, went missing on Christmas Eve. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton
Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tiiger, went missing on Christmas Eve. They have now been confirmed deceased. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton

Owner says Vancouver Island family devastated after learning huskies were shot, killed

Dogs were killed in Errington farmer’s yard after attacking livestock: RCMP

Two huskies from Errington, Kodi and Tiiger, went missing on Christmas Eve. They have now been confirmed deceased. - Facebook photo/Mafawnwee Olivia Kenton
Facebook photo/Bridget Matewish Howard, the world’s tallest gnome, located along the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay will be torn down if he doesn’t find a new home by April 30.

World’s largest gnome needs a new home

Iconic Vancouver Island attraction could soon be demolished

Facebook photo/Bridget Matewish Howard, the world’s tallest gnome, located along the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay will be torn down if he doesn’t find a new home by April 30.
The City of Parksville will not ban single-use plastic checkout bags. - File photo

Parksville council won’t ban single-use plastic bags

Politicians vote 6-1 against proposed bylaw

The City of Parksville will not ban single-use plastic checkout bags. - File photo
Eleven-year-old Kaiden Finley was sworn in as Victoria police chief for a day in January. - Submitted by Katie Allenby

Youngster aims to raise awareness for Brain Tumour Walk in Victoria in May

Parksville’s Kaiden Finley, 11, continues to help others during cancer battle

Eleven-year-old Kaiden Finley was sworn in as Victoria police chief for a day in January. - Submitted by Katie Allenby
A GoFundMe page has reached close to $15,000 in five days for Bowser couple, Kirstyn Brown-Mcfadyen and Jordan Pisani, who lost their home last week to a devastating fire. - Facebook photo/Kirstyn Brown-Mcfadyen

Support pours in for Vancouver Island couple whose home was destroyed by massive blaze

GoFundMe page reached $10,000 in one day for soon-to-be parents

A GoFundMe page has reached close to $15,000 in five days for Bowser couple, Kirstyn Brown-Mcfadyen and Jordan Pisani, who lost their home last week to a devastating fire. - Facebook photo/Kirstyn Brown-Mcfadyen
The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara was named best spa in Canada for the third time. - Submitted photo

Vancouver Island spa best in Canada

Parksville’s Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara ranked number one for the third time by Spas of America

The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara was named best spa in Canada for the third time. - Submitted photo
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue quickly located a missing man with dementia on Jan. 7 using Project Lifesaver. - Black Press file photo

Radio transmitter helps quickly locate missing Parksville man with dementia

Man found within 12 minutes thanks to Project Lifesaver

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue quickly located a missing man with dementia on Jan. 7 using Project Lifesaver. - Black Press file photo
Production of Little Qualicum Cheeseworks’ Qualicum Spice cheese remains on hold following an E.coli contamination. - BCCDC photo

Raw milk believed to be source of E. coli contamination in cheese: BCCDC

Production of Qualicum Spice cheese remains on hold

Production of Little Qualicum Cheeseworks’ Qualicum Spice cheese remains on hold following an E.coli contamination. - BCCDC photo
Parksville Beach Festival attendees take in the Quality Foods fireworks display during the Bech Fest finale in 2017. - Adam Kveton Photo

Midnight fireworks on New Year’s Eve called ‘selfish, incredibly intrusive’

Resident says her New Year’s Eve was ruined by loud displays

Parksville Beach Festival attendees take in the Quality Foods fireworks display during the Bech Fest finale in 2017. - Adam Kveton Photo
A man in his 60s has died following an all-terrain vehicle accident on forest service roads near Cook Creek. (File photo)

Man in his 60s dies in ATV accident north of Parksville

BC Coroners Service investigating the death

A man in his 60s has died following an all-terrain vehicle accident on forest service roads near Cook Creek. (File photo)
Curds&Whey frontman Scott Rocker, centre, gets Ruby Seaberg, front left, and Jake Copp, front right, dancing during the Parksville Beach Festival finale concert on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. - Adam Kveton Photo

Parksville won’t alter summer concerts despite noise complaint

Resident says he can’t enjoy his property when concerts are taking place

Curds&Whey frontman Scott Rocker, centre, gets Ruby Seaberg, front left, and Jake Copp, front right, dancing during the Parksville Beach Festival finale concert on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. - Adam Kveton Photo
Dairy cows feed at Parksville’s Morningstar Farm. — News file photo

Vancouver Island dairy farmer disappointed with USMCA deal

Parksville farmer says recently signed agreement will cause cuts to his growth income

Dairy cows feed at Parksville’s Morningstar Farm. — News file photo
Elaine Tanner, silver medallist in the 1968 Summer Olympics, says adults and kids can relate to her book ‘Monkey Guy and the Cosmic Fairy’. - Karly Blats photo
Elaine Tanner, silver medallist in the 1968 Summer Olympics, says adults and kids can relate to her book ‘Monkey Guy and the Cosmic Fairy’. - Karly Blats photo
(File photo) Parksville city council plans to follow provincial legislation and ban smoking or vaping recreational cannabis in public places.

No public pot-smoking in Parksville

City plans to follow through with ban on smoking and vaping in public places

(File photo) Parksville city council plans to follow provincial legislation and ban smoking or vaping recreational cannabis in public places.