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Parksville-Qualicum Voter’s Guide

There are five candidates on the ballot for Parksville-Qualicum — Oceanside News’ guide will help you to get to know them, their party and what they stand for.

Suspect in Parksville fatal hit and run turns himself in

The search for a vehicle of interest in a fatal hit and run incident on the weekend near Parksville is over. The owner, a 55-year-old man from Woss, B.C., turned himself in to Kelowna RCMP Sunday evening after seeing his truck on the news, police said. Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services (CVITS) are thanking the public for their assistance in identifying the vehicle.

Parksville honours veterans with commemorative banners

The City of Parksville will be honouring veterans who served in the world wars with commemorative banners this fall. The banners will be displayed from Oct. 13 through November along Highway 19A between McMillan and McVickers streets, according to Deb Tardiff, manager of communications for the city. Council approved the banner program earlier this year to honour the veterans whose names are listed on the Parksville Cenotaph.

B.C. Green candidate wants to bring business experience to legislature

The Green Party has nominated businessman and retired naval officer Rob Lyon as candidate for Parksville-Qualicum. He said he decided to get involved in politics after the B.C. NDP called an election during a global pandemic. Lyon said he initially called the Green Party campaign office to sign up as a volunteer.

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