December 2021

Here are some of the most prominent and impactful stories we reported on in 2021 (in no particular order).
During this time period Oceanside RCMP received 242 complaints, including a child’s play shelter damaged in Parksville.
Peter Jory, school district superintendent and CEO, said he wanted to clarify this information because local media mistakenly reported students would be learning online when classes resume on Jan. 10.
Courtenay Cross, 45, was granted statutory release after she served a 27-month sentence for drug trafficking.
The most recent service interruption was today (Dec. 30), affecting residents in Errington (Electoral Area F) and the Town of Qualicum Beach.
The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance locating a man wanted for possessing stolen property under $5000 and driving while prohibited.
Multiple sailings on the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route were cancelled today (Dec. 30) due to a lack of staff, BC Ferries has announced.
Since 2016, a local family, who wish to remain anonymous, has donated money, purchased items and decorated hampers for families in need in the area.
A full return to school for K-12 students will be delayed until Jan. 10 to give public health and schools time to adapt to the impacts of the Omicron variant.
The Oceanside area could see even more snow tonight (Dec. 29).

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