Housing costs, low-paying jobs create challenging equation for Oceanside families
May 19, 2017
PARKSVILLE — It likely comes as no surprise, but new data shows Parksville-Qualicum is a challenging place for families to make ends meet. The Living Wage for Families Campaign co-produced a report for several B.C. communities which shows a living wage for a Nanaimo family is $16.44 an hour for two parents with two...
Notable drug arrest in Errington
May 18, 2017
PARKSVILLE -- A 27-year-old man is in custody after being arrested in Errington on drug charges. Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman said officers noticed Kyle Andrew Thomsen had large amount of cash and a powdered substance believed to be an illicit drug on May 16. “He attended court the following day and has...
New doctors help alleviate shortage in Parksville
May 17, 2017
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. Dr. David and Mirka Owen are expected to arrive...