Mandy Moraes

Canadian flag shoulder patches on members of the Canadian Armed Forces. (CP Photo)
Canadian flag shoulder patches on members of the Canadian Armed Forces. (CP Photo)
Thrifty Foods at 280 Island Highway East in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

UPDATE: Thrifty Foods store in Parksville open after small fire

Minimal damage and no injuries reported; store expected to re-open after 5 p.m.

Thrifty Foods at 280 Island Highway East in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Donna Hales next to one of her paintings of Sooke. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville artist Donna Hales still displaying her work at age 94

Current exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre through April 1

Donna Hales next to one of her paintings of Sooke. (Mandy Moraes photo)
(File photo)
(File photo)
(PQB News file photo)

SD69 supports BCSTA recommendation on life cycle funding

It can take many years to replace a school

(PQB News file photo)
Proprietor of Sweet Truck, Morgan Ray, as she hands off her baked goods to a customer. (Photo courtesy of Avrinder Dhillon Photography)

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach baker eyes move back from food truck to bricks and mortar

Storefront offers more stability amid growth in sales: Ray

Proprietor of Sweet Truck, Morgan Ray, as she hands off her baked goods to a customer. (Photo courtesy of Avrinder Dhillon Photography)
(PQB News file photo)

Parksville city council approves spending $235,000 for ERWS water treatment plant

$87K expected as reimbursement via ERWS Joint Ventures Agreement

(PQB News file photo)
Ecko Aleck, recipient of $5,000 award for Indigenous entrepreneurs presented by Young Entrepreneurs Symposium. (photo courtesy of Adam Ziorio Photography)

Qualicum Beach woman one of 20 winners in nationwide challenge for Indigenous entrepreneurs

Ecko Aleck plans to create youth council with paid consultation

Ecko Aleck, recipient of $5,000 award for Indigenous entrepreneurs presented by Young Entrepreneurs Symposium. (photo courtesy of Adam Ziorio Photography)
Youngsters of the Cascadia Martial Arts school in Parksville show their fighting stances while sporting the school’s Pink Shirt Day shirts. The youngsters will wear their shirts throughout the week. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Martial arts students in Parksville wearing pink all week

Youngsters participate in initiative advocating against bullying

Youngsters of the Cascadia Martial Arts school in Parksville show their fighting stances while sporting the school’s Pink Shirt Day shirts. The youngsters will wear their shirts throughout the week. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Parskville Fire Department Fire Engine. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council supports increase in tax credit allowance for volunteer firefighters

Petition for move raised by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns

Parskville Fire Department Fire Engine. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Civic Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: Parksville council to establish $280K grant-in-aid program for non-profits

Grants to help offset COVID-related expenses incurred since March 2020

Parksville Civic Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (Mandy Moraes photo)
One of the approximately 1,200 street lights within the city of Parksville that will be changed to 3000 Kelvin LED under BC Hydro’s Streetlight Replacement Project. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville to go ahead with 3000K streetlights for BC Hydro project

Concerns about excessive brightness and resident privacy raised

One of the approximately 1,200 street lights within the city of Parksville that will be changed to 3000 Kelvin LED under BC Hydro’s Streetlight Replacement Project. (Mandy Moraes photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
Stephen Nutt, left, and mom Julia Mewhort. (Submitted photo)

Mom worried about toxic drugs after son’s death in Parksville

Man found dead at Orca Place supportive housing residence

Stephen Nutt, left, and mom Julia Mewhort. (Submitted photo)
Shell gas station in Qualicum Beach, located at 2712 Island Highway W. (Google Maps photo)
Shell gas station in Qualicum Beach, located at 2712 Island Highway W. (Google Maps photo)
School District 69 (Qualicum) crossing guard helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville city council to take further look at safety upgrades for controversial intersection

Staff members present report on review of Despard/Moilliet crosswalk

School District 69 (Qualicum) crossing guard helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A makeshift cold-weather camp that popped over Family Day long weekend in Parksville, located in the back parking lot of St. Anne’s church. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Makeshift cold-weather camp pops up in parking lot of Parksville church

‘There’s no doors open and these people are literally freezing’

A makeshift cold-weather camp that popped over Family Day long weekend in Parksville, located in the back parking lot of St. Anne’s church. (Mandy Moraes photo)
PQB News reader Joy Braun shares the familiar scene of sledding at Parksville Community Park. (Submitted photo)

Parksville crews were well-prepared for weekend snowfall

Workers put in long shifts throughout the weekend

PQB News reader Joy Braun shares the familiar scene of sledding at Parksville Community Park. (Submitted photo)
Natasha Boorman, left, and her mother, right, during last year’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach woman walks to raise awareness for unhoused LGBTQ youth

‘You can’t really change things like this unless people know that it’s an issue’

Natasha Boorman, left, and her mother, right, during last year’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk. (Submitted photo)
Chris Bullock, Parksville artist, stands next to his ‘Mermother’ series, on display at the McMillan Arts Centre until Feb. 29. Bullock himself will be at the MAC from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Saturday until the end of the month. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville artist Chris Bullock’s unique illustrations on display at the MAC until Feb. 29

‘I’m heavily influenced by old comic book styles from the 1950s’

Chris Bullock, Parksville artist, stands next to his ‘Mermother’ series, on display at the McMillan Arts Centre until Feb. 29. Bullock himself will be at the MAC from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Saturday until the end of the month. (Mandy Moraes photo)