Daryl Major

Upwards of 150 brave revelers could hit the frigid water in Parksville to kick off 2018.
Upwards of 150 brave revelers could hit the frigid water in Parksville to kick off 2018. City of Parksville/Facebook

Mid-islanders to get 2018 underway with a chilly splash

By Daryl Major
January 1, 2018 - 8:10am

PARKSVILLE — Dozens of people are expected to brave the icy water at Parksville Community Beach on New Year’s Day.

They'll be taking part in the 28th annual Polar Bear Splash, hosted by the Regional District of Nanaimo. Spokesperson Samantha Oliver said it's an event for all ages.

More than 1,600 toys were donated in 2016, bringing smiles to Oceanside children on Christmas morning.
More than 1,600 toys were donated in 2016, bringing smiles to Oceanside children on Christmas morning. submitted/Lissa Alexander

Parksville toy drive fuels Christmas spirit

By Daryl Major
November 28, 2017 - 5:54pm

PARKSVILLE – The massive Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive hopes no child goes without a gift this Christmas.

The eighth annual toy drive is Nov. 29 from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Parksville resort. Last year, it collected close to 1,600 toys and over $11,000 in gift cards, cash and cheques.

The public is being asked for their thoughts on a proposed medical pot shop on Fir St. in downtown Qualicum Beach.
The public is being asked for their thoughts on a proposed medical pot shop on Fir St. in downtown Qualicum Beach. Google

Qualicum residents to weigh in on marijuana dispensary application

By Daryl Major
September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: October 2, 2017 - 12:26pm

QUALICUM BEACH — The Town of Qualicum Beach wants the public's opinion on a bid to set up a temporary medical marijuana dispensary in the downtown area.

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