Fire

The first two incidents occurred between 7 a.m and 10 a.m. on April 3 on the John Barsby Secondary School grounds.
Emergency crews arrived shortly after 5:30 a.m. on March 17 to find the building fully engulfed in flames. The centre was empty at the time and no injuries were reported.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 234 complaints, including reports of catalytic converters stolen in Qualicum Beach, Parksville and Errington.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 202 complaints, including a suspicious dumpster fire in Parksville.
Police are investigating after four public portable toilets were reported set on fire within a few hours on Jan. 16.
Here are some of the most prominent and impactful stories we reported on in 2021 (in no particular order).
No injuries or damage were reported after Parksville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a chimney fire on McKinnon Street.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 237 complaints, including a resident scammed out of thousands of dollars after responding to a call impersonating the Canada Border Services Agency.
No injuries were reported after Dashwood Fire Department responded to an RV on fire in a compound in the 3300 block of Island Highway West.
A fire at the Parksville Travelodge that left one person in hospital last week started when a man fell asleep while cooking heroin and lit himself and the bed on fire, according to a support person who was working that night.

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