Lauren Collins

Roberta Joanna Vandermeer, known by her stage name Robbie Van, is hosting what she calls an “awake;” a coming-out party and funeral for her male self June 26 in Parksville. — Naomi Peter-Simons photo

Parksville woman invites community to ‘awake’ party

Robbie Van hosts funeral for male self

Roberta Joanna Vandermeer, known by her stage name Robbie Van, is hosting what she calls an “awake;” a coming-out party and funeral for her male self June 26 in Parksville. — Naomi Peter-Simons photo
Papillon Rumor jumps through a hoop during the agility course at the Nanaimo Kennel Club’s annual June Dog Show at Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre Friday, June 15. — Lauren Collins photo

VIDEO: Kennel club show in Nanoose Bay

The Nanaimo Kennel Club hosted its annual June show at Nanoose Bay Equestrian Centre June 14-17

Papillon Rumor jumps through a hoop during the agility course at the Nanaimo Kennel Club’s annual June Dog Show at Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre Friday, June 15. — Lauren Collins photo
In this composite image, Doreen Littlejohn, left, spoke in favour of the rezoning for 222 Corfield St. at the public hearing June 19 while Adam Fras spoke against the rezoning. — Peter McCully photos

Supportive housing project divides Parksville

Hundreds attend public hearing for 222 Corfield St. rezoning

In this composite image, Doreen Littlejohn, left, spoke in favour of the rezoning for 222 Corfield St. at the public hearing June 19 while Adam Fras spoke against the rezoning. — Peter McCully photos
Jeannie Shaver holds up one of the retractable single-use needles while Arleen Bird, who recently stepped on a used needle, stands by after recounting her story to Qualicum Beach council Monday, June 18. — Lauren Collins photo

Woman steps on dirty needle in Qualicum Beach

Delegation suggests Vancouver Island Health Authority distributes retractable needles

Jeannie Shaver holds up one of the retractable single-use needles while Arleen Bird, who recently stepped on a used needle, stands by after recounting her story to Qualicum Beach council Monday, June 18. — Lauren Collins photo
Sunrise Ridge Resort received a development permit from the City of Parksville June 6 for its 32 duplex building development. — Artist rendering submitted by Valerie Bracken

Sunrise Ridge in Parksville receives development permit

Parksville project first issued permit in 2016

Sunrise Ridge Resort received a development permit from the City of Parksville June 6 for its 32 duplex building development. — Artist rendering submitted by Valerie Bracken
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell on the new pathway along Roberton Boulevard in French Creek that was recently completed following a fatal accident in the area in January, 2016. — Photo submitted by Krista Bryce

Roberton Boulevard walkway in French Creek upgrades complete

Upgrades were completed following fatal accident

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell on the new pathway along Roberton Boulevard in French Creek that was recently completed following a fatal accident in the area in January, 2016. — Photo submitted by Krista Bryce
Qualicum Beach Elementary School principal John Williams with Grade 7 student Cole Smith trying out the accessible adaptable bike on May 31 at the school. — Lauren Collins photo

Accessible bike provides opportunities in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach principal, student test out adaptable tandem cycle

Qualicum Beach Elementary School principal John Williams with Grade 7 student Cole Smith trying out the accessible adaptable bike on May 31 at the school. — Lauren Collins photo
This is the site of the proposed supportive housing facility at 222 Corfield St. South. There’s a public meeting on the project set for Tuesday, June 19 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre at 6 p.m. Construction seen here is for upgrades to Corfield Street, and not for the supportive housing project. — Adam Kveton Photo

One last chance for public to comment on project

Two other supportive housing projects to compare in the province

This is the site of the proposed supportive housing facility at 222 Corfield St. South. There’s a public meeting on the project set for Tuesday, June 19 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre at 6 p.m. Construction seen here is for upgrades to Corfield Street, and not for the supportive housing project. — Adam Kveton Photo
From left: Ian Lindsay of Ian Lindsay and Associates, Morris Baumel, member of the owner development team, Chris Doyle the construction manager and Carsten Jensen the architect of The 180 on First Avenue in Qualicum Beach. Lindsay, Baumel, Doyle and Jensen all live and work in Qualicum Beach. — Peter McCully photo

Qualicum Beach townhouses to be built to future codes

Architect say development designed to ‘much higher standards’

From left: Ian Lindsay of Ian Lindsay and Associates, Morris Baumel, member of the owner development team, Chris Doyle the construction manager and Carsten Jensen the architect of The 180 on First Avenue in Qualicum Beach. Lindsay, Baumel, Doyle and Jensen all live and work in Qualicum Beach. — Peter McCully photo
Qualicum Beach council holds off on extending UCB

Qualicum Beach council holds off on extending UCB

Staff directed to prepare new boundary bylaw

Qualicum Beach council holds off on extending UCB
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns takes part in the beach clean up in Parksville Friday (June 8). The clean up was part of a World Oceans Day event hosted by Johns. — Lauren Collins photo

Vancouver Island ‘ground zero’ for ocean plastics issue: MP

Courtenay-Alberni MP hosts World Oceans Day event in Parksville

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns takes part in the beach clean up in Parksville Friday (June 8). The clean up was part of a World Oceans Day event hosted by Johns. — Lauren Collins photo
Coreen Zerr, a member of the Fibre Art Network, will have her piece Sunlit Reflections on Canna Leaves in the FAN exhibition at The Old School House Art Centre June 4-23. — Photo submitted by Coreen Zerr

Fibre art on display at Qualicum Beach gallery

Exhibition to celebrate Parksville Quilt Show

Coreen Zerr, a member of the Fibre Art Network, will have her piece Sunlit Reflections on Canna Leaves in the FAN exhibition at The Old School House Art Centre June 4-23. — Photo submitted by Coreen Zerr
North Island Wildife Recovery Centre animal care technician Tawny Molland with the orphaned baby bear that was brought to the centre May 24. — Lauren Collins photo

NIWRA cares for bear orphaned near Tofino

Couple rescues cub found trying to nurse off dead mother

North Island Wildife Recovery Centre animal care technician Tawny Molland with the orphaned baby bear that was brought to the centre May 24. — Lauren Collins photo
Island man dead following crash on Highway 19

Island man dead following crash on Highway 19

The driver was ejected from his vehicle near Parksville

Island man dead following crash on Highway 19
Man dead following crash on Hwy 19 near Qualicum Beach

Man dead following crash on Hwy 19 near Qualicum Beach

Driver was ejected from vehicle: RCMP

Man dead following crash on Hwy 19 near Qualicum Beach
North Island Wildife Recovery Centre animal care technician Tawny Molland with the orphaned baby bear that was brought to the centre May 24. — Lauren Collins photo

NIWRA cares for bear orphaned near Tofino

Couple rescues cub found trying to nurse off dead mother

North Island Wildife Recovery Centre animal care technician Tawny Molland with the orphaned baby bear that was brought to the centre May 24. — Lauren Collins photo
The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce applied for funding for two projects through the Northern Community Economic Development program. The one project for an empty retail spaces tour in the downtown core did not receive the funding. — Lauren Collins photo

Qualicum Beach chamber working on project between biz, students

Social media training rolling out in the fall

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce applied for funding for two projects through the Northern Community Economic Development program. The one project for an empty retail spaces tour in the downtown core did not receive the funding. — Lauren Collins photo
Qualicum Beach councillor makes motion to recognize First Nations again

Qualicum Beach councillor makes motion to recognize First Nations again

Staff to bring forward amendment for procedural bylaw

Qualicum Beach councillor makes motion to recognize First Nations again
Members of ECHO Players’ Collected Stories cast and crew with North Island Zone Festival adjudicator Katrina Dunn (fourth from left). Collected Stories received a number of awards at the festival. — photo submitted by Sue Murguly

ECHO Players wins big at North Island Zone Festival

Collected Stories play moving onto Mainstage festival in Vernon

Members of ECHO Players’ Collected Stories cast and crew with North Island Zone Festival adjudicator Katrina Dunn (fourth from left). Collected Stories received a number of awards at the festival. — photo submitted by Sue Murguly
Qualicum Beach urban containment boundary expanded

Qualicum Beach urban containment boundary expanded

Notice of motion made by Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer, previously failed

Qualicum Beach urban containment boundary expanded