Emily Vance

Christine Sweeney (pictured) will perform a Christmas show alongside former Parksville local Beth Marie Anderson at the McMillan Arts Centre on Saturday, Dec. 14. (Courtesy of Beth Marie Anderson)

Final concerts of the season at Parksville’s MAC

Phil Dwyer Trio, Anela Kahiamoe and Beth Marie Anderson wrap up the year

Christine Sweeney (pictured) will perform a Christmas show alongside former Parksville local Beth Marie Anderson at the McMillan Arts Centre on Saturday, Dec. 14. (Courtesy of Beth Marie Anderson)
Sixteen-year-old Sara Picard intervened in a struggle between a man and a woman downtown Parksville on Nov. 14. Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne awarded the teen with a token of the city’s gratitude at the Dec. 2 city council meeting. (City of Parksville photo)

City of Parksville honours 16-year-old for intervening in dispute involving knife-wielding man

‘Courageous individuals rarely call themselves heroes, but that’s exactly what they are’

Sixteen-year-old Sara Picard intervened in a struggle between a man and a woman downtown Parksville on Nov. 14. Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne awarded the teen with a token of the city’s gratitude at the Dec. 2 city council meeting. (City of Parksville photo)
Diane Spence and Richard Sandstrom will open their home gallery in Qualicum Beach on Dec. 8. (Emily Vance photo)

Drawing inspiration from everywhere – Qualicum Beach duo open home gallery

“It’s just rock’n’roll”: artists Richard Sandstrom and Diane Spence talk creativity, intuition

Diane Spence and Richard Sandstrom will open their home gallery in Qualicum Beach on Dec. 8. (Emily Vance photo)
ECHO Players’ Christmas production this year is a family affair in more ways than one. From left: Alyssa Lane, Dena Lane, Tysen Jaeffs and Gerry Jaeffs. (Emily Vance photo)

ECHO Players bring Christmas cheer to Qualicum Beach

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ comes to the Village Theatre

ECHO Players’ Christmas production this year is a family affair in more ways than one. From left: Alyssa Lane, Dena Lane, Tysen Jaeffs and Gerry Jaeffs. (Emily Vance photo)
Coombs school offers dance lessons for the love of the craft

Coombs school offers dance lessons for the love of the craft

Colette Schilberg teaches ballet to adults, children in non-competitive environment

Coombs school offers dance lessons for the love of the craft
A lack of family physicians in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area is worsening. (Pixabay photo)

Doctor shortage in Parksville Qualicum Beach area worsens

‘Hopefully, we’ll have some good news fairly soon’

A lack of family physicians in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area is worsening. (Pixabay photo)
Janice Perrino, Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation chief executive officer, left, and Rebecca Taylor, communications director, are out to Light the Trees and raise $1 million throughout December to build a new endoscopy suite at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo hospital Christmas fundraiser looks to raise $1 million for new surgical suite

4th annual Light the Trees campaign supports colon cancer research

Janice Perrino, Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation chief executive officer, left, and Rebecca Taylor, communications director, are out to Light the Trees and raise $1 million throughout December to build a new endoscopy suite at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
The area where a Coombs man found a pair of dead sheep on the side of Hilliers Road, just south of the Island Highway. (Emily Vance photo)

Coombs man finds two discarded, dead sheep on Hilliers Road

Resident concerned deceased livestock could attract predators

The area where a Coombs man found a pair of dead sheep on the side of Hilliers Road, just south of the Island Highway. (Emily Vance photo)
Jackie Legzdins putting another toy on the pile at the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive. (Cloe Logan photo)
Jackie Legzdins putting another toy on the pile at the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive. (Cloe Logan photo)
Courtesy of Parksville Museum - Santa will be making an appearance at the Parksville Museum’s annual ‘Old-Fashioned Christmas’ on Dec. 1st from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m at 1245 Island Highway East.

Parksville museum brings the cheer to kick off holiday season

Free, family-friendly event takes place Dec. 1

Courtesy of Parksville Museum - Santa will be making an appearance at the Parksville Museum’s annual ‘Old-Fashioned Christmas’ on Dec. 1st from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m at 1245 Island Highway East.
Courtesy of Christmas Tales - Russ Rosen will perform an adapted version of the original Christmas story alongside three fellow entertainers at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge.

‘Christmas Tales’ comes to Parksville’s Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

Shari Ulrich joins cast of B.C. musicians performing a new twist on the old story

Courtesy of Christmas Tales - Russ Rosen will perform an adapted version of the original Christmas story alongside three fellow entertainers at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge.
Parksville-based digital artist Brian Middleton’s work is currently on display at the McMillan Arts Centre. (Emily Vance photo)

‘I Paint With Light Now’: Parksville digital artist on display at MAC

After four decades of painting on canvas, Brian Middleton embraces new form of creation

Parksville-based digital artist Brian Middleton’s work is currently on display at the McMillan Arts Centre. (Emily Vance photo)
NEWS file photo - Parksville city council requests demographics of Orca Place residents, moves closer to a feasibility study for the proposed pool and multiplex and approves major landscaping at Parksville Museum.

Parksville council calls for report about demographics at Orca Place

Details would help assess impact of supportive housing

NEWS file photo - Parksville city council requests demographics of Orca Place residents, moves closer to a feasibility study for the proposed pool and multiplex and approves major landscaping at Parksville Museum.
NEWS file photo - Parksville Community Park roads have been given names to improve way-finding for emergency responders.

Parksville Community Park roads now have names

Sandcastle Drive, Ravenhill Road and Salish Sea Drive new monikers

NEWS file photo - Parksville Community Park roads have been given names to improve way-finding for emergency responders.
NEWS file photo - Parksville city council has rejected a proposal by Island Crisis Care Society and BC Housing to operate a craft-making business program for Orca Place residents in the former temporary shelter space.

Handmade for Hope proposal at Orca Place denied by council

Motion carried to allow use of the former temporary shelter space as exercise room instead

NEWS file photo - Parksville city council has rejected a proposal by Island Crisis Care Society and BC Housing to operate a craft-making business program for Orca Place residents in the former temporary shelter space.
News file photo - The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you’re wondering what kind of holiday events there are in Parksville – Qualicum Beach, look no further.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Want to know how to celebrate the holiday season? PQB News has you covered

News file photo - The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you’re wondering what kind of holiday events there are in Parksville – Qualicum Beach, look no further.
NEWS file photo - Parksville city council has directed staff to organize a town hall-style public meeting on public safety and crime prevention in Parksville.
NEWS file photo - Parksville city council has directed staff to organize a town hall-style public meeting on public safety and crime prevention in Parksville.
Sara Picard, 16, intervened to assist a woman involved in an incident Thursday, Nov. 14, in Parksville. (Facebook photo)
Sara Picard, 16, intervened to assist a woman involved in an incident Thursday, Nov. 14, in Parksville. (Facebook photo)
Emily Vance photo - Owen O’Carroll’s ink-works inspired by his career as a professional musician are on display at Qualicum Art Supply & Gallery.

Parksville artist displays works inspired by a career in music

Owen O’Carroll’s ink works on display at Qualicum Art Supply & Gallery

Emily Vance photo - Owen O’Carroll’s ink-works inspired by his career as a professional musician are on display at Qualicum Art Supply & Gallery.
Emily Vance photo - 5 - The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department pose alongside Salvation Army partners. From left: Salvation Army’s Major Norm Hamelin, Lt Daryl Britz, Cpt. Mark Adelborg, Assist. Chief Steven Liedl, FF Mike Stangret, Chief Marc Norris, Sr. FF. Tim Lotzien, FF Alex Hong and Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army business manager Bonnie Brown.

Parksville Fire Department food and toy drive raises more than $34K for Salvation Army

29,500 pounds of food collected; Craig Bay Resident Association makes largest single donation

Emily Vance photo - 5 - The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department pose alongside Salvation Army partners. From left: Salvation Army’s Major Norm Hamelin, Lt Daryl Britz, Cpt. Mark Adelborg, Assist. Chief Steven Liedl, FF Mike Stangret, Chief Marc Norris, Sr. FF. Tim Lotzien, FF Alex Hong and Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army business manager Bonnie Brown.