Cloe Logan

Qualicum Beach council votes to defer property tax penalties until Oct. 1 (NEWS file photo)
Qualicum Beach council votes to defer property tax penalties until Oct. 1 (NEWS file photo)
Parksville city council talks taxes. (NEWS file photo)
Parksville city council talks taxes. (NEWS file photo)
Shelly Heppner with one of her stills. (Submitted photo)

Parksville distiller to give out free hand sanitizer to residents

‘OK, this is the opportunity to contribute’

Shelly Heppner with one of her stills. (Submitted photo)
Qualicum Beach council held a special council meeting online on April 15. (File photo)

Bylaw, if adopted, could allow Town of Qualicum Beach to borrow $9 million

Short-term measure meant to help municipalities, which are not legally allowed to run deficits

Qualicum Beach council held a special council meeting online on April 15. (File photo)
Rev. Christine Muise at St. Anne’s Church on Jan. 8 in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)

COVID-19: Seeking shelter solution, Parksville’s homeless to sleep in graveyard

People to camp near church at night as group looks for assistance

Rev. Christine Muise at St. Anne’s Church on Jan. 8 in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)
A Zoom conference took place last week hosted by the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce. (Black Press file)

Parksville and Qualicum Chambers of Commerce host virtual business forum

Government officials took part during the April 16 meeting

A Zoom conference took place last week hosted by the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce. (Black Press file)
Neighbours (in truck) Jon Cockcroft, Marinda Cockcroft and Sarah Cockcroft wish Bill Cope a happy 100th birthday. (Peter McCully photo)
Neighbours (in truck) Jon Cockcroft, Marinda Cockcroft and Sarah Cockcroft wish Bill Cope a happy 100th birthday. (Peter McCully photo)
National Volunteer Week is this week, a time meant to honour volunteers . (Screenshot)

National Volunteer Week offers deserved recognition

Event takes place from April 19-25

National Volunteer Week is this week, a time meant to honour volunteers . (Screenshot)
Fire crews attended an early-morning blaze at Parksville’s Rod & Gun Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 18. (PFD photo)

Early-morning blaze breaks out at Parksville’s historic Rod & Gun pub

Crews quickly contain fire; cause remains under investigation

Fire crews attended an early-morning blaze at Parksville’s Rod & Gun Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 18. (PFD photo)
Lisa Gooding Bontkes, featured in the ‘Parksville Qualicum Beach News’ in 1988. (Cloe Logan photo)

Playing on 1988 Ballenas boys basketball squad shaped future for Lisa Gooding Bontkes

Where are they now? Former Parksville high school athlete went into teaching and coaching

Lisa Gooding Bontkes, featured in the ‘Parksville Qualicum Beach News’ in 1988. (Cloe Logan photo)
A Jimi Hendrix-inspired sand sculpture by Peter Vogelaar pictured at the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. The competition will now return in 2021, after the 2020 Parksville Beach Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

COVID-19: 2020 Parksville Beach Festival cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

International sand sculpting competition among events sidelined

A Jimi Hendrix-inspired sand sculpture by Peter Vogelaar pictured at the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. The competition will now return in 2021, after the 2020 Parksville Beach Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
A fire broke out at the Parksville wetlands early on April 16. (Parksville Fire Department photo)
A fire broke out at the Parksville wetlands early on April 16. (Parksville Fire Department photo)
An accident at Hwy 4 and Clarke Road left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. (Google Maps screenshot)
An accident at Hwy 4 and Clarke Road left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. (Google Maps screenshot)
Signs reminding people of physical distancing are all over at the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market. (Michael Briones photo)

COVID-19: Farmers market operations play huge role for community

Parksville Qualicum Beach events currently operating at reduced capacity

Signs reminding people of physical distancing are all over at the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market. (Michael Briones photo)
Angela Robillard visiting her mother, Erika Zessel, through the glass at her seniors’ residence in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Woman visits her 90-year-old mother through glass in Parksville

Isolation from family and the outside world a reality for many seniors

Angela Robillard visiting her mother, Erika Zessel, through the glass at her seniors’ residence in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
The sign welcoming ER nurse Marcia Kent to a beach house in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Self-isolating Qualicum Beach ER nurse offered chance to stay in beach house

Mill Bay woman helps worker ‘sacrificing hugs with her boys to help complete strangers’

The sign welcoming ER nurse Marcia Kent to a beach house in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer wrote ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ for B.C.’s Chief Provincial Health Officer, as well as other people working on in the health care sector during COVID-19. (Photo submitted by Phil Dwyer)
Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer wrote ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ for B.C.’s Chief Provincial Health Officer, as well as other people working on in the health care sector during COVID-19. (Photo submitted by Phil Dwyer)
Adam Kveton Photo Konrad Gallant from Bowser is enjoying the front seat of a Bow Horn Bay fire truck during the department’s open house on Saturday, Oct. 14.

COVID-19: Bow Horn Bay Fire Department helps isolated community members connect

Residents encouraged to hang colours in their windows to indicate what they need

Adam Kveton Photo Konrad Gallant from Bowser is enjoying the front seat of a Bow Horn Bay fire truck during the department’s open house on Saturday, Oct. 14.
The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department offers select birthday parades for local children and seniors in isolation. (File photo)

COVID-19: Dashwood fire department offers birthday parades for kids and seniors

‘Let people know the world is still turning despite the isolation and the quarantine’

The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department offers select birthday parades for local children and seniors in isolation. (File photo)
Marcia Kent’s trailer on her Qualicum Beach property that her children and husband decorated. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: ER nurse from Qualicum Beach self-isolates in travel trailer, apart from family

Marcia Kent says situation is difficult but worth it to keep twin boys safe

Marcia Kent’s trailer on her Qualicum Beach property that her children and husband decorated. (Submitted photo)