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VIDEO: Flash mob in Parksville to support Pink Shirt Day

VIDEO: Flash mob in Parksville to support Pink Shirt Day

Springwood Elementary students, staff dance to support anti-bullying initiatives

VIDEO: Flash mob in Parksville to support Pink Shirt Day
RCMP say ‘travelling criminals’ to blame for spike in Qualicum Beach-area break-ins

RCMP say ‘travelling criminals’ to blame for spike in Qualicum Beach-area break-ins

Break-and-enters to businesses in the Qualicum Beach region have seen a jump…

RCMP say ‘travelling criminals’ to blame for spike in Qualicum Beach-area break-ins
The St. Andrews Lodge and Glen Cottages property (3319 Island Hwy. West, Qualicum Beach), has been proposed to be used for two beach volleyball courts. - File photo

Beach volleyball courts proposed for Qualicum Beach

Kiwanis member says St. Andrews Lodge property would be great for courts

The St. Andrews Lodge and Glen Cottages property (3319 Island Hwy. West, Qualicum Beach), has been proposed to be used for two beach volleyball courts. - File photo
Qualicum Beach council has voted to give itself a raise. Back: councillor Adam Walker (left), councillor Robert Filmer (centre), and councillor Scott Harrison. Front: mayor Brian Wiese (left), and councillor Teunis Westbroek. — Town of Qualicum Beach photo

Qualicum Beach council approves own pay hike

Council votes in favour of raise, with Coun. Adam Walker opposed

Qualicum Beach council has voted to give itself a raise. Back: councillor Adam Walker (left), councillor Robert Filmer (centre), and councillor Scott Harrison. Front: mayor Brian Wiese (left), and councillor Teunis Westbroek. — Town of Qualicum Beach photo
Qualicum Beach council votes to regulate single-use plastics

Qualicum Beach council votes to regulate single-use plastics

Unanimous vote to ban single-use plastic bag sales in the town

Qualicum Beach council votes to regulate single-use plastics
The Parksville Community Centre is in jeopardy of closing down and its fate is in the hands of city council who are evaluating the next steps for the Jensen Avenue facility. - Karly Blats photo

Parksville Community Centre in jeopardy of closing doors

City council did not renew contract with the PCC society and will evaluate next steps

The Parksville Community Centre is in jeopardy of closing down and its fate is in the hands of city council who are evaluating the next steps for the Jensen Avenue facility. - Karly Blats photo
A young girl shows off her dancing skills at a past Juice House kid’s open-mic night at the Errington Community Hall. The next kid’s open-mic is happening on March 1. - Submitted photo

Open mic for children event goes March 1 in Errington

All acts welcome to the event produced by kids for kids

A young girl shows off her dancing skills at a past Juice House kid’s open-mic night at the Errington Community Hall. The next kid’s open-mic is happening on March 1. - Submitted photo
Entrepreneurs wanted for recreational equipment rentals in Parksville Community Park

Entrepreneurs wanted for recreational equipment rentals in Parksville Community Park

Interested parties will soon have the opportunity to bid for the 2019 summer season

Entrepreneurs wanted for recreational equipment rentals in Parksville Community Park
An Errington family is left without a home after a cedar tree fell on their trailer during the December windstorm. - GoFundMe photo

Errington family without home after trailer damaged in windstorm

Repairs estimated at $17,000 to fix roof where tree fell

An Errington family is left without a home after a cedar tree fell on their trailer during the December windstorm. - GoFundMe photo
Ballenas students question Parksville council on city issues

Ballenas students question Parksville council on city issues

Students grilled council on homelessness, snow removal and the need for more activities for youth

Ballenas students question Parksville council on city issues
Five Ballenas students, from left to right, Marco Loffredi, Victor Kamel, Robert Lachance, Alexander Marshall and Filipe Pereira, will have their science experiment travel to space this summer. - Submitted photo

Ballenas students launch fundraiser for U.S. travel to promote science experiment

Students’ experiment headed for International Space Station

Five Ballenas students, from left to right, Marco Loffredi, Victor Kamel, Robert Lachance, Alexander Marshall and Filipe Pereira, will have their science experiment travel to space this summer. - Submitted photo
The City of Parksville will not ban single-use plastic checkout bags. - File photo

Parksville council won’t ban single-use plastic bags

Politicians vote 6-1 against proposed bylaw

The City of Parksville will not ban single-use plastic checkout bags. - File photo
Parksville artist and fashion designer Margie Preninger shows a piece of zero-waste art she made out of dryer lint. - Karly Blats photo

Parksville artist aims to produce zero waste with creations, business

Margie Preninger even dabbled with dryer lint years ago

Parksville artist and fashion designer Margie Preninger shows a piece of zero-waste art she made out of dryer lint. - Karly Blats photo
A Jeep caught fire Tuesday morning on Island Highway East near Nanoose. - Philip Wolf photo

Jeep bursts into flames on highway near Nanoose Bay

Emergency crews responded to blaze at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday

A Jeep caught fire Tuesday morning on Island Highway East near Nanoose. - Philip Wolf photo
KD Air in Qualicum Beach has voluntarily and temporarily suspended its operations until early March. - News file photo

KD Air flights ceased until early March for airline improvements

Focus largely on flight schedules and convenience

KD Air in Qualicum Beach has voluntarily and temporarily suspended its operations until early March. - News file photo
One-day public speaking workshop offered in Parksville

One-day public speaking workshop offered in Parksville

“Art of Public Speaking” workshop happening Feb. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m.

One-day public speaking workshop offered in Parksville
The shovels were out in the Ermineskin area in Parksville last week with neighbours helping each other clean driveways. — Michael Briones photo
The shovels were out in the Ermineskin area in Parksville last week with neighbours helping each other clean driveways. — Michael Briones photo
Yvon and Simone Essiambre, who live at The Gardens and Qualicum Beach, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23. - Karly Blats photo
Yvon and Simone Essiambre, who live at The Gardens and Qualicum Beach, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23. - Karly Blats photo
The City of Parksville announced the departure of the then CAO Debbie Comis on Jan. 23 — NEWS File Photo

No specifics given for termination of Parksville CAO

Comis believes the decision was political

The City of Parksville announced the departure of the then CAO Debbie Comis on Jan. 23 — NEWS File Photo
Janette Brown of Qualicum Beach enjoying a cross-country ski through Eaglecrest on Tuesday. - Scott Brown photo

Short break from snow, more on horizon for Parksville Qualicum Beach

Environment Canada predicts a 70 per cent chance of snowfall for Friday

Janette Brown of Qualicum Beach enjoying a cross-country ski through Eaglecrest on Tuesday. - Scott Brown photo