Karly Blats

Norah Ratcliffe and Judy Southern ready to skydive in the Bucket List Challenge. (Photo contributed)

Is skydiving on your bucket list?

Tandem jump will support Oceanside Hospice Society

Norah Ratcliffe and Judy Southern ready to skydive in the Bucket List Challenge. (Photo contributed)
Crime stats show spike from 2017 to 2018 in Parksville

Crime stats show spike from 2017 to 2018 in Parksville

Property crime saw highest number of violations; violent crime numbers down from 2015 levels

Crime stats show spike from 2017 to 2018 in Parksville
Orca Place to open ‘very soon’ in Parksville

Orca Place to open ‘very soon’ in Parksville

Opening event for supportive housing facility to be announced shortly

Orca Place to open ‘very soon’ in Parksville
Employees at the Parksville Bottle and Recycling Depot say they’re being harassed by people who believe the staff should be sorting their recyclables. - Karly Blats photo

Parksville recycling depot staff report verbal, physical harassment from the public

Staff say some people are unaware they must sort their own items

Employees at the Parksville Bottle and Recycling Depot say they’re being harassed by people who believe the staff should be sorting their recyclables. - Karly Blats photo
This artist rendering by Robert Held was made to show what a banner could look like for the Orange Bridge Business District. - Submitted by Kim Burden

Banners could add pop of colour to Parksville business district

District includes businesses between the Orange Bridge and McVickers Street

This artist rendering by Robert Held was made to show what a banner could look like for the Orange Bridge Business District. - Submitted by Kim Burden
Rendering of a proposed mixed-used, multi-building development at 113 and 161 Island Highway West. - City of Parksville

Developers go back to drawing board after high-rise application deferred by Parksville council

IAG Developments has proposed a multi-building development on city’s waterfront

Rendering of a proposed mixed-used, multi-building development at 113 and 161 Island Highway West. - City of Parksville
Michelle Stilwell, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, uses the Lokomat machine at the Neuromotion Physio clinic in Victoria. - Submitted photo

WATCH: Parksville Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first extended steps in nearly three decades

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Michelle Stilwell, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, uses the Lokomat machine at the Neuromotion Physio clinic in Victoria. - Submitted photo
Twenty-one-year-old Nick Major from Parksville has died from a viral rabies infection after coming into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island in May. - Facebook photo

Parksville man dies from rabies after contact with Vancouver Island bat

Nick Major, 21, was a taekwondo instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Twenty-one-year-old Nick Major from Parksville has died from a viral rabies infection after coming into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island in May. - Facebook photo
City of Parksville warns of utility-payment phone scam

City of Parksville warns of utility-payment phone scam

City says phone scammers are impersonating city staff demanding past-due cash

City of Parksville warns of utility-payment phone scam
Nature photographer Mike Yip spotted this white raven in Coombs last month. - Mike Yip photo

Rare white ravens spotted again in Coombs

Nature photographer Mike Yip said mysterious birds back in the region

Nature photographer Mike Yip spotted this white raven in Coombs last month. - Mike Yip photo
Parksville security camera rebate program raises concerns for privacy advocates

Parksville security camera rebate program raises concerns for privacy advocates

‘Everyone has the right to their own privacy within their own home and their own area’

Parksville security camera rebate program raises concerns for privacy advocates
A competitor begins his sand sculpture during the 2019 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition on Friday, July 12. - Karly Blats photo

Sand sculpting competition begins at Parksville Beach

Master sculptors from around the world compete as exhibit opens to public

A competitor begins his sand sculpture during the 2019 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition on Friday, July 12. - Karly Blats photo
The Parksville Qualicum KidSport chapter is holding a Christmas in July fundraiser on July 27 at the Parksville Curling Club to raise funds that will help get kids involved in organized sports. - KidSport poster

Christmas in July fundraiser helps all kids play organized sports

Parksville Qualicum KidSport fundraiser goes July 27

The Parksville Qualicum KidSport chapter is holding a Christmas in July fundraiser on July 27 at the Parksville Curling Club to raise funds that will help get kids involved in organized sports. - KidSport poster
Accident involving propane in Hilliers sends two to hospital

Accident involving propane in Hilliers sends two to hospital

Police say incident was not criminal

Accident involving propane in Hilliers sends two to hospital
Parksville Fire Department proposes ‘pop-up’ water parks

Parksville Fire Department proposes ‘pop-up’ water parks

Council briefs: New pickleball courts could also soon be on their way

Parksville Fire Department proposes ‘pop-up’ water parks
Parksville council works toward five key priorities identified by residents

Parksville council works toward five key priorities identified by residents

Focus on affordable housing, public safety, healthcare, recreation and economic development

Parksville council works toward five key priorities identified by residents
Evelyne and Michael Doerksen of Dragonfly SUP Adventures have recently built a ‘SUP Shack’ in Qualicum Beach to store rent standup paddle boards. - Karly Blats photo

VIDEO: Adventures in paddle boarding with the ‘PQB NEWS’ team

Reporters Karly Blats and Emily Vance test the waters at Spider Lake

Evelyne and Michael Doerksen of Dragonfly SUP Adventures have recently built a ‘SUP Shack’ in Qualicum Beach to store rent standup paddle boards. - Karly Blats photo
Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne. (File photo)

Parksville council liaison withdrawn from homeless outreach group

Mayor Ed Mayne, who formed task force in 2010, says liaison was being verbally attacked

Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne. (File photo)
A resident stumbled upon needles left in a secluded area near Parksville’s recycling depot in May. - File photo

Parksville council advances proposed bylaw to regulate distribution of needles

Mayor: ‘I believe that we have an obligation to protect the 14,000 people of Parksville’

A resident stumbled upon needles left in a secluded area near Parksville’s recycling depot in May. - File photo
Parksville resident Gary McAlpine has been in need of a psychiatrist for months, but a shortage in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region is preventing him from receiving the help he needs for his severe depression and anxiety. - Karly Blats photo

Parksville couple urges province to address shortage of psychiatrists

‘The government needs to do something’

Parksville resident Gary McAlpine has been in need of a psychiatrist for months, but a shortage in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region is preventing him from receiving the help he needs for his severe depression and anxiety. - Karly Blats photo