Daryl Major

While boating can be fun, it can also be a dangerous activity if rules aren't followed.
While boating can be fun, it can also be a dangerous activity if rules aren't followed. Photo Credit: Shearwater Marine Group

Boaters urged to put safety first

By Daryl Major
May 22, 2017 - 7:04am

NANAIMO — With May long weekend marking the unofficial start to summer, you can bet boaters are getting their crafts ready for another season on the water.

While having fun might be the number one priority, Boating BC President Don Prittie is urging boaters to put safety first.

According to Island Health, Vancouver Island is suffering from more than 60 doctor vacancies, seven of which were in Parksville.
According to Island Health, Vancouver Island is suffering from more than 60 doctor vacancies, seven of which were in Parksville. Pixabay

New doctors help alleviate shortage in Parksville

By Daryl Major
May 16, 2017 - 5:38pm

PARKSVILLE — Recruitment efforts for new doctors in the Oceanside area has paid off.

Sharon Todd, the coordinator of recruitment and retention for the Oceanside Division of Family Practice, told Parksville Council they've managed to fill two of their open positions.

The Qualicum Beach Farmers Market featured live music during the 20th anniversary celebration.
The Qualicum Beach Farmers Market featured live music during the 20th anniversary celebration. submitted/Jeannie Shaver

Qualicum Beach Farmers Market celebrates 20th anniversary

By Daryl Major
May 8, 2017 - 1:49pm

QUALICUM BEACH — Farmers market season has officially kicked off.

The Qualicum Beach Farmers Market celebrated their 20th anniversary and first summer market on Saturday, May 6.

Market manager Jeannie Shaver said the market has expanded drastically since it's first year.

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