JR Rardon

From left, Leanne Molchan of Errington (pushing George Hain), Gwen Wright of French Creek (pushing Rowan Wright) and Taeya Love of Errington (pushing Chloe Mayrhofer) take part in the fourth annual Parksville Walk for Arthritis at Community Park Saturday, June 2, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Parksville arthritis walk raises thousands

Fourth annual event draws more than 50 walkers

From left, Leanne Molchan of Errington (pushing George Hain), Gwen Wright of French Creek (pushing Rowan Wright) and Taeya Love of Errington (pushing Chloe Mayrhofer) take part in the fourth annual Parksville Walk for Arthritis at Community Park Saturday, June 2, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Parksville supportive housing foes propose alternative development

Parksville supportive housing foes propose alternative development

Councillor pushes back against characterization of addicts

Parksville supportive housing foes propose alternative development
Parksville moves to temporary Stage 4 water restriction

Parksville moves to temporary Stage 4 water restriction

Water service to be interruped during new watermain connection

Parksville moves to temporary Stage 4 water restriction
Theresa Whitely, right, co-owner of Oceanside Yoga and Wellness Centre, checks in on a class at the centre’s new studio in downtown Qualicum Beach shortly after its opening June 1, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Owner’s absence leads to major growth at Qualicum Beach yoga studio

Oceanside Yoga Centre opens second location, adds exclusive courses

Theresa Whitely, right, co-owner of Oceanside Yoga and Wellness Centre, checks in on a class at the centre’s new studio in downtown Qualicum Beach shortly after its opening June 1, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Participants in last year’s Parksville Walk for Arthritis jog, stroll or hitch a ride along the seawalk in Community Park. The 2018 walk takes place Saturday, June 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. — NEWS file photo

Parksville walkers step out against arthritis

Annual Walk for Arthritis fundraiser starts Saturday at Community Park

Participants in last year’s Parksville Walk for Arthritis jog, stroll or hitch a ride along the seawalk in Community Park. The 2018 walk takes place Saturday, June 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. — NEWS file photo
As cannabis legalization nears, the City of Parksville wants to hear from residents. File photo

Parksville prohibits pot — for now

Bylaw amendments give city time to set up legal cannabis regime

As cannabis legalization nears, the City of Parksville wants to hear from residents. File photo
The Mount Arrowsmith pipe band leads the parade to the Parksville legion hall during the annual commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic Sunday, May 6, 2018. The joint commemoration brought representatives from multiple branches of the Canadian Forces, cadets and elected officials from federal, provincial and municipal governments and the Qualicum First Nation for a service and wreath-laying. — J.R. Rardon photo

Legions remember Battle of the Atlantic

Parksville branch host commemoration for 2018

The Mount Arrowsmith pipe band leads the parade to the Parksville legion hall during the annual commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic Sunday, May 6, 2018. The joint commemoration brought representatives from multiple branches of the Canadian Forces, cadets and elected officials from federal, provincial and municipal governments and the Qualicum First Nation for a service and wreath-laying. — J.R. Rardon photo
The proposed Salish View nature reserve would present visitors with 270-degree views of the Salish Sea from high atop Lasqueti Island. — Photo submitted by Island Trust Fund

Funding sought for Lasqueti nature reserve

Proposed 28-acre park would preserve old-growth, Salish views

The proposed Salish View nature reserve would present visitors with 270-degree views of the Salish Sea from high atop Lasqueti Island. — Photo submitted by Island Trust Fund
Residents look at posters describing the proposed supportive housing project for 222 Corfield St. during an open house held in March at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre in March. — NEWS file photo

Calls for Parksville supportive housing referendum voted down

Supportive housing public hearing set for June 19

Residents look at posters describing the proposed supportive housing project for 222 Corfield St. during an open house held in March at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre in March. — NEWS file photo
Sharon Welch, right, executive director of Forward House, waves after joining Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell for the toilet-paper cutting to mark the official opening of an accessible washroom at Forward House in Parksville on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Parksville’s Forward House cuts ‘ribbon’ on accessible washroom

Parksville, Qualicum Beach Rotary clubs combine to help fund $15,000 project

Sharon Welch, right, executive director of Forward House, waves after joining Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell for the toilet-paper cutting to mark the official opening of an accessible washroom at Forward House in Parksville on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Merin Pearce of Victoria leans into a corner during the 25th Hammerfest Enduro mountain bike race at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park near Errington Sunday, April 28, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Record turnout rocks Hammerfest

Mountain bike series draws top riders to Errington

Merin Pearce of Victoria leans into a corner during the 25th Hammerfest Enduro mountain bike race at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park near Errington Sunday, April 28, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
A crane was brought in Wednesday morning (April 25) to place the frame of the roof on the new structure at the Brant viewing area in Qualicum Beach. Part of the area has been closed temporarily since early March, when restoration work began. — Lauren Collins photo

Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers showcase project on Earth Day

Viewing platform, gathering circle dedicated to environmental champion

A crane was brought in Wednesday morning (April 25) to place the frame of the roof on the new structure at the Brant viewing area in Qualicum Beach. Part of the area has been closed temporarily since early March, when restoration work began. — Lauren Collins photo
B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Selina Robinson announces $6.9 million in provincial funding for approximately 50 supportive housing units in Parksville at 222 Corfield St. South. — Adam Kveton Photo

Parksville-Qualicum MLA questions minister over homeless housing project

Stilwell seeks clarification in response to community opposition

B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Selina Robinson announces $6.9 million in provincial funding for approximately 50 supportive housing units in Parksville at 222 Corfield St. South. — Adam Kveton Photo
Oceanside Rage U16 starter Cassidy Kellow winds up for a pitch during a South Island League doubleheader against View Royal at Community Park ballfield in Parksville Sunday, April 15, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Busy weekend a workout for Parksville Qualicum Beach softball team

U16 Oceanside Rage host back-to-back doubleheaders on home diamond

Oceanside Rage U16 starter Cassidy Kellow winds up for a pitch during a South Island League doubleheader against View Royal at Community Park ballfield in Parksville Sunday, April 15, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Parksville council initiates look into plastic bag ban

Parksville council initiates look into plastic bag ban

Councillor issues motion in conjunction with annual Earth Day

Parksville council initiates look into plastic bag ban
Doug O’Brien, one of the organizers of an information meeting on the supportive housing project, speaking to residents during the meeting. More than 100 people turned out to the meeting at the Parksville legion hall Friday, April 13. — Lauren Collins photo

Residents seek info on supportive housing project

More than 100 people pack legion hall for meeting addressing the 52-unit development

Doug O’Brien, one of the organizers of an information meeting on the supportive housing project, speaking to residents during the meeting. More than 100 people turned out to the meeting at the Parksville legion hall Friday, April 13. — Lauren Collins photo
Kitsilano Figure Skating Club’s Michelle Guo competes at the 2018 belairdirect BC/YK Section Super Series at Oceanside Place Arena on Friday, April 6. — Adam Kveton Photo

Skate series debut brings 1,000 to Parksville

B.C.-Yukon section opens 2018-19 competitive skating season

Kitsilano Figure Skating Club’s Michelle Guo competes at the 2018 belairdirect BC/YK Section Super Series at Oceanside Place Arena on Friday, April 6. — Adam Kveton Photo
LETTER: Is the next generation coming or going?

LETTER: Is the next generation coming or going?

The “Snivel Sheet,” my term for Letters in the PQB News, brought…

LETTER: Is the next generation coming or going?
Emily Small of Parksville, right, helps her son, Russell, 2, move sand using an excavator toy at Community Park’s Ventureland Playground Sunday, April 8, 2018. The city will replace the sand with a rubber play surface over the next five years. — J.R. Rardon photo

Parksville’s Ventureland Playground to get new surface

$450,000 awarded for five-year contract

Emily Small of Parksville, right, helps her son, Russell, 2, move sand using an excavator toy at Community Park’s Ventureland Playground Sunday, April 8, 2018. The city will replace the sand with a rubber play surface over the next five years. — J.R. Rardon photo
Gordon Chilton of Parksville prepares to go on a run while training for this year’s Boston Marathon on April 16. — Darlene Chilton photo

Parksville runner earns way to Boston Marathon

Gordon Chilton to join 30,000 other runners in April 16 race

Gordon Chilton of Parksville prepares to go on a run while training for this year’s Boston Marathon on April 16. — Darlene Chilton photo