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The ‘Chesapeake Shores’ TV series production crew filmed in Nanoose Bay on May 19, 2022 as part of its sixth and final season. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Bittersweet ending approaches for ‘Chesapeake Shores’ production on Vancouver Island

TV series wraps up filming of sixth and final season this summer

The ‘Chesapeake Shores’ TV series production crew filmed in Nanoose Bay on May 19, 2022 as part of its sixth and final season. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Parksville Qualicum Beach residents, like people across the country, are feeling frustrated with passport processing delays. (Pixabay photo)

Lengthy passport processing delays present problems for PQB resident

Woman may lose $2,700 already paid for trip

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents, like people across the country, are feeling frustrated with passport processing delays. (Pixabay photo)
A map of where the 140-acre parcel of land, proposed for an up to 800-unit development, is located. (Submitted photo)

Proposed 800-unit Parksville development requires further input

Council votes to advance proposal to stakeholder agencies consultation stage

A map of where the 140-acre parcel of land, proposed for an up to 800-unit development, is located. (Submitted photo)
Preliminary drawings of a proposed development at 285 Despard Ave. show three buildings, with commercial use on the main floor and three storeys of residential above. (MacDonald Gray Consultants image)

Parksville council advances 3-building Despard development

Agencies will be consulted before first reading considered

Preliminary drawings of a proposed development at 285 Despard Ave. show three buildings, with commercial use on the main floor and three storeys of residential above. (MacDonald Gray Consultants image)
Volunteers and researchers with Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) conducted a two-day clam abundance survey in the Nanoose Bay Recreational Shellfish Reserve on May 14 and May 15, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Researchers note Nanoose Bay clam numbers have declined in recent years

No confirmation if it represents natural fluctuation or another cause

Volunteers and researchers with Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) conducted a two-day clam abundance survey in the Nanoose Bay Recreational Shellfish Reserve on May 14 and May 15, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Two teenage girls are safe after being rescued by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue on a trail near Bowser on May 11, 2022. (ASAR/Facebook photo)
Two teenage girls are safe after being rescued by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue on a trail near Bowser on May 11, 2022. (ASAR/Facebook photo)
Maj. Ryan Pridmore of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry speaks to members deployed on Task Force Poland supporting Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw, Poland on May 14, 2022. (Cpl. Tori Lake Canadian Armed Forces photo)

Kwalikum Secondary grad in Poland with Canadian Armed Forces, assisting Ukrainian refugees

Maj. Ryan Pridmore deployed to Warsaw area on humanitarian mission in mid-April

Maj. Ryan Pridmore of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry speaks to members deployed on Task Force Poland supporting Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw, Poland on May 14, 2022. (Cpl. Tori Lake Canadian Armed Forces photo)
Gas price posted at one station in Parksville along the Island Highway as of May 11, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Gas prices jump in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Regular fuel cost hovers at approximately 215.9 cents per litre

Gas price posted at one station in Parksville along the Island Highway as of May 11, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Renata Kamel will put the $100,000 scholarship to good use when she begins a program in mechanical engineering at UVic this fall. (Submitted photo)

Sixth Ballenas Secondary student wins prestigious $100,000 scholarship

Renata Kamel earns same award her brother won two years ago

Renata Kamel will put the $100,000 scholarship to good use when she begins a program in mechanical engineering at UVic this fall. (Submitted photo)
Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Owner of Canada’s oldest skateboard shop sets up new business in Qualicum Beach

‘PD’ aims to stage vintage skateboard and bike exhibitions

Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Owner of Canada’s oldest skateboard shop sets up shop in one of Canada’s oldest towns

‘PD’ aims to stage vintage skateboard and bike exhibitions in Qualicum Beach

Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Ryan McMahon will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on May 14. (Ashley Marston Photography)

Singer-songwriter Ryan McMahon to play Knox United Church in Parksville

May 14 show to feature a mix of folk and country music

Ryan McMahon will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on May 14. (Ashley Marston Photography)
Parksville council passed final adoption of the city’s five-year financial plan bylaw and tax rates bylaw during a special council meeting on May 9, 2022. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council adopts 5-year financial plan and tax rate bylaws

Both bylaws given three readings earlier this month

Parksville council passed final adoption of the city’s five-year financial plan bylaw and tax rates bylaw during a special council meeting on May 9, 2022. (PQB News file photo)
A group is proposing the old bus garage site in Qualicum Beach be used for a multi-use cinema and brew pub. An artist’s rendering shows the design from Memorial Avenue. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach Cinema Society proposes collaboration with school district

Property on Primrose Street and Fern Avenue considered

A group is proposing the old bus garage site in Qualicum Beach be used for a multi-use cinema and brew pub. An artist’s rendering shows the design from Memorial Avenue. (Submitted photo)
William Mimnaugh, better known by stage name WiL, will perform at Errington Hall May 14, 2022. (Caroline Lambert-Mimnaugh photo)
William Mimnaugh, better known by stage name WiL, will perform at Errington Hall May 14, 2022. (Caroline Lambert-Mimnaugh photo)
Students from all over the world come to the Parksville Qualicum Beach area to study, improve their English skills and experience Canadian culture. (Angela Cole photo)

Distict 69 international student program looking for 25 more hosts

Hosts receive $900 tax-free stipend to reimburse expenses

Students from all over the world come to the Parksville Qualicum Beach area to study, improve their English skills and experience Canadian culture. (Angela Cole photo)
Kaya Marshal, left, and Lyra Sales, right, rehearse for the Qualicum Beach School of Dance performance of ‘My Fair Lady’, May 13 to May 15 at the Village Theatre. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Qualicum Beach School of Dance to perform ‘My Fair Lady’ May 13 to May 15

School’s first production in 2 years takes place at Village Theatre

Kaya Marshal, left, and Lyra Sales, right, rehearse for the Qualicum Beach School of Dance performance of ‘My Fair Lady’, May 13 to May 15 at the Village Theatre. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Parksville council voted to provide public notice of its intention to support an application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch by Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company that will make its temporary patio permanent. (City of Parksville agenda image)

Parksville brewing company hopes to make temporary patio permanent

Business also looking to construct new addition

Parksville council voted to provide public notice of its intention to support an application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch by Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company that will make its temporary patio permanent. (City of Parksville agenda image)
Parksville council gave three readings to the city’s five-year financial plan bylaw during its May 2 regular meeting. (PQB News photo)

Parksville council gives 5-year financial plan three readings

Plan sets out financial requirements for city departments to carry out operations

Parksville council gave three readings to the city’s five-year financial plan bylaw during its May 2 regular meeting. (PQB News photo)
Damage to vehicles from potholes on Highway 19 in late December, early January resulted in about 90 claims to the maintenence contractor. (Devon Matheson/Facebook photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach driver frustrated with potholes claims process

Damage resulted in about 90 claims during winter stretch

Damage to vehicles from potholes on Highway 19 in late December, early January resulted in about 90 claims to the maintenence contractor. (Devon Matheson/Facebook photo)