Mid Island Independent News merges with Oceanside News

Our team at Mid Island Independent is excited to announce our merging with Oceanside News. We would like to thank all of our readers for their support and encourage you to continue following us at oceansidenews.ca.  This will allow us to focus more time on researching and writing stories for our community — you can … Continue reading Mid Island Independent News merges with Oceanside News

Concern grows for southern resident killer whales as US Navy seeks ability to incidentally harm marine mammals

PHOTO BY SARA HYSONG-SHIMAZU/ Wild Orca Tyler Hay The United States Navy is seeking permission to incidentally harm marine mammals through testing and training activities in the Pacific Northwest. Conservation groups have expressed concern for southern resident killer whales after the US Navy  submitted an application to the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) which would … Continue reading Concern grows for southern resident killer whales as US Navy seeks ability to incidentally harm marine mammals

City of Nanaimo brings local music to seniors

Musicians from Vancouver Island Symphony perform at Origin at Longwood || PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF NANAIMO Tyler Hay @_hay_tyler The city of Nanaimo has partnered with local seniors residences to offer live music performances during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city said it understands the significant impact of the pandemic on both the elderly … Continue reading City of Nanaimo brings local music to seniors

Frustrations grow with petition to stop Qualicum Beach home development

Construction on Seacroft estates sits at a standstill as Ballard Fine Homes struggles to obtain building permits || PHOTO BY KEVIN FORSYTH Tyler Hay @_hay_tyler An ongoing conflict surrounding a residential development has pitted an environmental group against the town of Qualicum Beach and a Parksville homebuilder. Two homes set to be built by Ballard … Continue reading Frustrations grow with petition to stop Qualicum Beach home development

What is Mid Island Independent News?

Mid Island Independent News is a new start up project that aims to keep mid island residents informed about their own communities and broader region through in-depth journalism. Expect to find feature stories showcasing interesting individuals — stories that localize national and international issues, as well as coverage of topics that have real impact on … Continue reading What is Mid Island Independent News?