They were struck from behind while walking single file along the shoulder facing oncoming traffic. The force of the collision pushed the two people and their pets into the ditch, according to Nanaimo RCMP.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 260 complaints, including reports of Canada Post boxes being vandalized in Parksville, Nanoose Bay, Qualicum Beach and French Creek. It is unknown how much, if any, mail was stolen.
The pests pose a threat to trees such as Garry oak, arbutus, red alder, aspen, cottonwood, maple, orchard fruit trees, nut trees and many species of urban ornamental trees, as well as food crops such as apples and blueberries.
The city, working with neighbouring fire departments in Qualicum Beach, Errington, Coombs-Hilliers, Bow Horn Bay, Dashwood and Nanoose, is registered in the Canadian Fire Insurance Grading index as being accredited for delivery of this service.
The superior tanker shuttle service is a process of shuttling water using a mobile water supply apparatus such as fire department tankers from fire hydrants and alternative water supply points to the fire site.