Emily Vance

A public art installation at the Parksville Forum is under debate for being more complicated and expensive than initially thought. (Emily Vance photo)

‘Soft Shore’ public art installation at Parksville city hall more expensive than planned

Plans to install centerpiece from MAC summer show hits roadblocks

A public art installation at the Parksville Forum is under debate for being more complicated and expensive than initially thought. (Emily Vance photo)
Julian Packer, Lyra Sales and Hope Myre in the ECHO Players’ 2020 production of ‘The Secret Garden’. (Courtesy of Jennifer Kelly)

‘The Secret Garden’ opens in Qualicum Beach

First ECHO Players production of the year

Julian Packer, Lyra Sales and Hope Myre in the ECHO Players’ 2020 production of ‘The Secret Garden’. (Courtesy of Jennifer Kelly)
The Tidesmen Chorus will be delivering singing valentines throughout the Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach areas on Feb. 14 to fundraise for charity. (Courtesy of Mike Patterson)

Singing valentines in Parksville and Qualicum Beach fund children’s charity

The Tidesmen A Capella Chorus will deliver tunes on Feb. 14

The Tidesmen Chorus will be delivering singing valentines throughout the Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach areas on Feb. 14 to fundraise for charity. (Courtesy of Mike Patterson)
Emily Vance, feeling like an alchemist as she prepares to anneal the sterling silver ring shape with a torch. (Francois Lavigne photo)

Making jewelry by hand: DIY ring-making at Parksville’s Metal Art Studio

Valerie Harty offers jewelry-making classes, drop-in sessions in the MAC’s MakerSpace

Emily Vance, feeling like an alchemist as she prepares to anneal the sterling silver ring shape with a torch. (Francois Lavigne photo)
Dogs will not be permitted on Parksville Bay and Rathtrevor Beaches during Brant geese season. (Photo submitted by NIWRA)
Dogs will not be permitted on Parksville Bay and Rathtrevor Beaches during Brant geese season. (Photo submitted by NIWRA)
All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’

All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’

Ballenas Secondary performers stage slightly toned-down version of popular show

All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’
As of March 1, 2020, both the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Bottle Depots will no longer accept residential recycling on behalf of Recycle B.C. (NEWS file photo)

Recycle B.C. looks for businesses to step up to fill gap left by depots in Parksville and Qualicum Beach

PQB residents may have to drive to Nanaimo for glass, soft plastic, foam packaging recycle

As of March 1, 2020, both the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Bottle Depots will no longer accept residential recycling on behalf of Recycle B.C. (NEWS file photo)
Lois Goodnough celebrates the sale of two of her paintings at the opening of her exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (Emily Vance photo)

Working with intuition and a critical eye: Parksville painter’s work on display

Lois Goodnough’s female figures are full of joy and movement

Lois Goodnough celebrates the sale of two of her paintings at the opening of her exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (Emily Vance photo)
A diagram showing the flow of traffic off Memorial Avenue through the city-owned parking lot. (Courtesy of City of Parksville)

$60K in funding approved to plan public square in Parksville’s Memorial Avenue

City council gives project the go-ahead for planning, design, more engagement

A diagram showing the flow of traffic off Memorial Avenue through the city-owned parking lot. (Courtesy of City of Parksville)
Livio Tedesco and Bob Esseltine play in the final of the Oceanside Pickleball Club’s season ending tournament at Community Park in Parksville in 2017. According to the OPC, membership in the two clubs has grown 15 per cent each year. (News file photo)

Pickleball proponents present plan for Parksville park

City staff directed to look into creation of 17 courts in community park

Livio Tedesco and Bob Esseltine play in the final of the Oceanside Pickleball Club’s season ending tournament at Community Park in Parksville in 2017. According to the OPC, membership in the two clubs has grown 15 per cent each year. (News file photo)
Guitarist Terry Boyle will play a variety of Celtic tunes alongside fiddler Ivonne Hernandez at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville on Friday Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Terry Boyle)

Celtic tunes offered up at Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Terry Boyle and Ivonne Hernandez perform at the MAC on Friday, Feb. 7

Guitarist Terry Boyle will play a variety of Celtic tunes alongside fiddler Ivonne Hernandez at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville on Friday Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Terry Boyle)
Ray Gourlay’s backyard along Morningstar Creek after heavy rainfall raised rivers and creeks in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Ray Gourlay photo)

Flood risk recedes in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Heavy rains cause region to be on flood watch

Ray Gourlay’s backyard along Morningstar Creek after heavy rainfall raised rivers and creeks in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Ray Gourlay photo)
Parksville’s 10-year-old Coraline Maliteare received a Continuous Glucose Monitor thanks to children’s charity Variety. The 54th annual ‘Show of Hearts’ telethon takes place on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Lisa Haupt photo)

Variety telethon gears up for 54th annual year of helping kids in need

Mom of Parksville’s 10-year old Coraline Maliteare shares story

Parksville’s 10-year-old Coraline Maliteare received a Continuous Glucose Monitor thanks to children’s charity Variety. The 54th annual ‘Show of Hearts’ telethon takes place on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Lisa Haupt photo)
Kieran McIntyre takes a hard look at some of the gems and minerals on display at the 2019 Parksville Gem and Mineral Show. The 2020 show runs Feb. 8-9. (News file photo)
Kieran McIntyre takes a hard look at some of the gems and minerals on display at the 2019 Parksville Gem and Mineral Show. The 2020 show runs Feb. 8-9. (News file photo)
A multi-vehicle crash was reported on Island Highway West on Thursday, Jan. 30. (Christina Burnett/Facebook)
A multi-vehicle crash was reported on Island Highway West on Thursday, Jan. 30. (Christina Burnett/Facebook)
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)

Rainfall warning issued for Parksville Qualicum Beach

Environment Canada says 60 milimeters of rain expected by Saturday

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)
Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Vancouver Island mishap

Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (File photo)

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Coombs mishap

Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (File photo)
‘Bringing the outside in’: Nanoose Bay landscape painter sees great success
‘Bringing the outside in’: Nanoose Bay landscape painter sees great success
A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (Facebook)
A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (Facebook)