Mandy Moraes

Gary Fjellgaard, left, and Valdy, right, will play the Knox United Church together on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard excited to take the stage together in Parksville

Pair of legends will perform on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Knox United Church

Gary Fjellgaard, left, and Valdy, right, will play the Knox United Church together on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)

McMillan Arts Centre to host BC Culture Days in Parksville, without city funds

5 public events planned, starting in early September and running through October

BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)
A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)

New equipment at Parksville Community Park playground focuses on accessibility

‘Ship and dock’ equipment designed so children of all ability levels can enjoy

A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)
The Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park at 193 Beachside Dr. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City of Parksville looks to improve accessibility at Lions Ventureland Playground

Grant application submitted to complete perimeter sidewalk, expand rubber surfacing

The Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park at 193 Beachside Dr. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A screenshot from a presentation by Michael Lonsdale (senior engineering technologist with the City of Parksville) to city council on July 19, 2021, which shows the planned changes for Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue in the city’s downtown core. (Submitted photo)

Public plaza, roadway changes in downtown core approved by Parksville city council

$3.5M construction contract for project awarded to Knappett Industries

A screenshot from a presentation by Michael Lonsdale (senior engineering technologist with the City of Parksville) to city council on July 19, 2021, which shows the planned changes for Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue in the city’s downtown core. (Submitted photo)
Firefighters and police on scene at a motor vehicle incident involving a motorcycle along the Alberni Highway in Coombs on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Firefighters and police on scene at a motor vehicle incident involving a motorcycle along the Alberni Highway in Coombs on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
An electric vehicle charging station in Duncan. (Black Press files)

Parksville on track to add extra charging station for electric vehicles

Cost of use to be determined by time spent charging, not amount consumed

An electric vehicle charging station in Duncan. (Black Press files)
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Parksville mayor opposes request to assist with costs for ASAR operations centre

Qualicum Beach officials had asked for financial help with DCCs

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A map, as presented during the July 19 city council meeting by the director of community planning and building for Parksville, showing future trails from the Parks, Trails, Open Spaces Master Plan. (Submitted photo)

Plan envisions greenway trail connecting Parksville Community Park to Rathtrevor

Environmental impact assessment report requires further study on route

A map, as presented during the July 19 city council meeting by the director of community planning and building for Parksville, showing future trails from the Parks, Trails, Open Spaces Master Plan. (Submitted photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island hip hop dance duo Funkanometry promotes ice cream dream

Nanaimo-based pair work on video in Parksville

Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
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Crime: Oceanside RCMP release comparison of RDN stats for first half of 2021

Home break-and-enters show significant reduction

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Firefighters on scene to wet down a small brush fire that ignited along the Inland Island Highway just north of Big Qualicum River Bridge on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Firefighters on scene to wet down a small brush fire that ignited along the Inland Island Highway just north of Big Qualicum River Bridge on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Facebook photo)
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Crime: Oceanside RCMP release comparison of Parksville stats for first half of 2021

Sgt. Stephen Rose presents report to city council

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Summer by the Sea Street Market, located at 1275 Island Highway in Parksville, on Tuesday, July 21, 2021. The street market operates from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday until Aug. 31, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

PHOTOS: Summer by the Sea Street Market staged in Parksville

The market operates from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m every Tuesday evening until Aug. 31

Summer by the Sea Street Market, located at 1275 Island Highway in Parksville, on Tuesday, July 21, 2021. The street market operates from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday until Aug. 31, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Five fire departments responded to a commercial structure fire in Coombs on Friday afternoon (July 16). (Michael Briones photo)

5 fire departments respond to commercial structure blaze in Coombs

Crews had situation contained within an hour

Five fire departments responded to a commercial structure fire in Coombs on Friday afternoon (July 16). (Michael Briones photo)
Paul Rozek celebrated his 95th birthday at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 (Parksville) on July 13, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville Legion member and ‘volunteer extraordinaire’ celebrates 95th birthday

Paul Rozek is the creator of historic building models at the city’s museum

Paul Rozek celebrated his 95th birthday at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 (Parksville) on July 13, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Firefighters as they wet down any remaining hot spots after an aggressive bush fire northwest of Qualicum Bay on Wednesday, July 15, 2021. (Willow Bloomquist photo)

4 fire departments respond to ‘aggressive’ brush fire near Qualicum Bay

Helicopter on standby but ultimately not needed

Firefighters as they wet down any remaining hot spots after an aggressive bush fire northwest of Qualicum Bay on Wednesday, July 15, 2021. (Willow Bloomquist photo)
Three BC Hydro power lines were down near Herring Gull Way and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville on Wednesday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo).

UPDATE: Downed Parksville powerlines trap 2 drivers inside their trucks

No injuries reported, BC Hydro crews called in to ensure safe exits

Three BC Hydro power lines were down near Herring Gull Way and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville on Wednesday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo).