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Qualicum school board getting more energy efficient

Reduction in carbon emissions as work continues on schools, bus fleet

RDN board invited to welcome Tribal Journeys

Canoe familes to stop in Qualicum Bay and Nanoose Bay

  • May 26th, 2017

Exclusive: Lieutenant-governor speaks for first time about minority government (with video)

Judith Guichon could be asked to decide fate of province if Premier can’t win support of Greens.

SD 69 passes budget, hopes for more cash

Trustee who questioned prudence of passing budget absent from meeting

Vimy volunteers pay back Parksville council with visit

Ballenas field trip group shares tour highlights during council presentation

Bowser driver survives roll down embankment


PQB News highlights for May 25


Views in the News, May 23


B.C.'s lieutenant-governor visits The Gardens Choir to hear their song


VIDEO: PQB News highlights for May 25

Publisher Peter McCully shares the top stories and highlights from today’s edition of the PQB News

  • May 25th, 2017

Power outages remain in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Windstorm Tuesday leaves 15,000 Island homes without electricity

RV fire kept from spreading to apartment building in Qualicum Beach

No injuries according to Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department

VIDEO: Bowser man hospitalized after Highway 19 crash

Car rolls 200 feet down embankment near Qualicum Beach

Regional District launches campaign against illega dumping

Initiative aims to highlight the costs and problems of this long-standing concern in the region

  • May 23rd, 2017

New pass to keep youth active this summer in Regional District of Nanaimo

$99 Play and Ride Pass make it affordable to travel to drop-in recreation programs

  • May 23rd, 2017

Better weather forecasts coming to Parksville Qualicum area

Enviro Canada responds to public frustration with new forecast regions

Potential archaeological sites on Area H identified

Data on possible heritage locations make it easier for future developments in region

  • May 22nd, 2017

Wild Kingdom: Eagles fend off crows

Photographer captures wildlife interaction in Greater Victoria.

Qualicum Beach’s old fire hall to be remodelled for high tech businesses

The town wants to help start-up companies with affordable office space

  • May 20th, 2017

VIDEO: Local firefighter rescues ducklings from storm drain

Baby ducks pulled from peril early Friday morning in Greater Victoria

  • May 19th, 2017

What’s up? Docs on the way to Parksville

New family physicians will ease local shortage

Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail slates official opening

Official opening pushed back to fall

  • May 19th, 2017