Michael Briones

Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)

Pickleball for Parkinson’s: B.C. club hopes program can help provide exercise for life

Parksville players learning the game in bid to add life-extending activity to their regular routine

Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)
The rare white raven Blizzard has taken centre stage at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (NIWRC photo)

Rare white raven grabs the spotlight at Vancouver Island wildlife centre

Iconic bird Blizzard can now be viewed by the public and is soaking up the attention

The rare white raven Blizzard has taken centre stage at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (NIWRC photo)
Town of Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison, bottom right, is welcomed back by Mayor Brian Wiese and fellow councillors Teunis Westbroek and Anne Skipsey. (Facebook screen grab)

B.C. municipal councillor returns to job just weeks after donating kidney

Scott Harrison says recipient, Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma, faring well

Town of Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison, bottom right, is welcomed back by Mayor Brian Wiese and fellow councillors Teunis Westbroek and Anne Skipsey. (Facebook screen grab)
Qualicum First Nations chief Michael Recalma is grateful for Qualicum Beach councillor Scott Harrison (inset) for donating his kidney to him. (Submitted photo)

B.C. town councillor to donate kidney to Qualicum First Nation Chief

‘I really can’t express the feeling, because it’s such a gift and a sacrifice’

Qualicum First Nations chief Michael Recalma is grateful for Qualicum Beach councillor Scott Harrison (inset) for donating his kidney to him. (Submitted photo)
Kristian McIntyre and Karen Thompson in the old Knox Church, where his parents and sister were previously married. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Parksville marriage commissioner Carol Nelson. (Michael Briones photo)

Couple travels thousands of miles to marry in Vancouver Island heritage church

Couple wanted to continue a sentimental family tradition

Kristian McIntyre and Karen Thompson in the old Knox Church, where his parents and sister were previously married. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Parksville marriage commissioner Carol Nelson. (Michael Briones photo)
Qualicum Beach-based pilot Sigmund Bering Sort during one of his recent flood relief flights. (Sigmund Bering Sort photo)

B.C. pilot joins volunteer team flying relief supplies to flood-ravaged communities

‘It has been a crazy human experience’

Qualicum Beach-based pilot Sigmund Bering Sort during one of his recent flood relief flights. (Sigmund Bering Sort photo)
The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Financial aid may be available for B.C. residents affected by massive flooding

Important steps remain after evacuation orders rescinded

The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
The strain begins to show on Mitchel Cook’s face as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)

155 burpees short: B.C. man performs whopping 796 burpees in world record attempt

Mitchel Cook says he’ll likely take another shot at breaking standard of 951 in one hour

The strain begins to show on Mitchel Cook’s face as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)
Mitchel Cook is aiming to do 1000 burpees in an hour to set a new Guinness World Records mark. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man aims to set Guinness World Record with 1,000 burpees in 1 hour

21-year-old ready to make public attempt Nov. 5 in Parksville

Mitchel Cook is aiming to do 1000 burpees in an hour to set a new Guinness World Records mark. (Submitted photo)

B.C. walking soccer tournament set for next month in Nanoose Bay

'It's the fastest-growing senior sports activity in the world,' organizer says

B.C. walking soccer tournament set for Oct. 23 in Nanoose Bay

'It's the fastest-growing senior sports activity in the world'

Fundraising for Parksville track upgrade project more than halfway to $1.5M finish line

Committee says they have now raised more than $800,000

Qualicum Beach council donates $5K to help with new Indigenous healing centre in Duncan

Councillor hopes other municipalities will follow suit

Host Ballenas Whalers blanked 26-0 by Langley Saints in high school football clash

Head coach Smith says team made too many mistakes

Fowl play: Qualicum Beach invites residents to offer thoughts on backyard chickens

Officials plan for survey to be completed by Oct. 1

Qualicum Beach staff members want to save $50K by closing cardboard disposal bin

Finance director says it costs all taxpayers, with only a few reaping benefits

Ballenas Whalers dump Argyle Pipers 8-2 in rain-soaked high school football clash

Head coach Smith credits Whalers linemen for the victory

Weme erupts for 6 points as Oceanside Generals whip Nanaimo Buccaneers 7-2

Gens play first VIJHL home game Sept. 18 against the Lake Cowichan Kraken