Mandy Moraes

Pickleball is a popular sport in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville city council allocate funds to resurface community park sport courts

Undetermined if any of the existing courts will be reconfigured for pickleball

Pickleball is a popular sport in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (PQB News file photo)
Colin James, whose new album ‘Open Road’ drops on Nov. 5, 2021, will play the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Nov. 8. (File photo)

Canadian music icon Colin James slated to play Qualicum Beach concert on Nov. 8

Musician will perform alongside Steve Marriner and Anders Drerup

Colin James, whose new album ‘Open Road’ drops on Nov. 5, 2021, will play the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Nov. 8. (File photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville city council reconsiders decision to allow carriage houses in downtown core

Previous proposed bylaw amendment removed from city’s 2021 work plan

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)

RCMP: Early morning surveillance video captures youths running amok in Parksville

Garden ornaments stolen, Halloween decorations vandalized

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(File photo)

Oceanside RCMP note a rise in residential break-and-enters in Parksville for 2021

Stats presented by Sgt. Stephen Rose in quarterly report to city council

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The Parksville Community Centre at 132 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville city council to vote on control of the Parksville Community Centre

Coun. Doug O’Brien provided notice of motion to decline $2-million grant

The Parksville Community Centre at 132 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Eva Hilborn, the founder of ‘Wonderful World of Books,’ sitting in her Qualicum Beach home, looking at what books might be a good fit for her program which delivers free books to three-year-olds in the School District 69 (Qualicum) catchment area. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Author, 95, shares lifelong love of books with three-year-olds in Bowser

Foundation hopes to expand delivery of free reading material to children

Eva Hilborn, the founder of ‘Wonderful World of Books,’ sitting in her Qualicum Beach home, looking at what books might be a good fit for her program which delivers free books to three-year-olds in the School District 69 (Qualicum) catchment area. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The intersection of Industrial Way and Tuan Road in Parksville, where the City of Parksville will investigate brownfield restoration at 1040 and 1060 Industrial Way in 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City of Parksville to investigate possible contamination at site in industrial park

$100K allocated to 2022 budget to hire consultants to investigate property

The intersection of Industrial Way and Tuan Road in Parksville, where the City of Parksville will investigate brownfield restoration at 1040 and 1060 Industrial Way in 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A 3D design model depicting the upgrades to the Bay Avenue pump station that was presented to Parksville city council on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)

After 18 years, wastewater pump station in Parksville getting an upgrade

Pump station flow handles 90 per cent of wastewater from Parksville, 10 per cent from RDN

A 3D design model depicting the upgrades to the Bay Avenue pump station that was presented to Parksville city council on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Thomas the Tank Engine made an appearance as the Parksville Museum and the Oceanside Model Railroaders celebrated Railway Day at the museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, on Aug. 21. (Peter McCully photo)

Parksville council shows support for museum’s application to help fund Railway Day

Mayor’s motion to offer boost passes unanimously

Thomas the Tank Engine made an appearance as the Parksville Museum and the Oceanside Model Railroaders celebrated Railway Day at the museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, on Aug. 21. (Peter McCully photo)
The Parksville Community Centre at 132 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Community Centre at 132 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Wilson Nature Park sign was unveiled at the Englishman River Estuary on Marine Way in Parksville on Sept. 16. Pictured from left, The Nature of BC chair and CEO respectively, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton and Jasper Lamont, and founders of the Wilson 5 Foundation, Summer and Chip Wilson. (Michael Briones Photo)

Parksville city council formally announces appreciation for $6M donation

Motion made thanking Wilson 5 Foundation for move to preserve ecologically sensitive site

The Wilson Nature Park sign was unveiled at the Englishman River Estuary on Marine Way in Parksville on Sept. 16. Pictured from left, The Nature of BC chair and CEO respectively, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton and Jasper Lamont, and founders of the Wilson 5 Foundation, Summer and Chip Wilson. (Michael Briones Photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

City of Parksville awards $1.28M outdoor theatre contract to Nanaimo company

Project also includes servicing site with water, storm and sanitary infrastructure

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
An artist’s depiction of the plan for the proposed outdoor theatre in Parksville. (Parksville Beach Festival Society illustration)

City of Parksville juggles funds to make up $500K shortfall for outdoor theatre project

Money to be moved from Memorial Avenue renewal project

An artist’s depiction of the plan for the proposed outdoor theatre in Parksville. (Parksville Beach Festival Society illustration)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council awards $2,000 for 2021 fall grant-in-aid

4 Parksville Qualicum Beach organizations each awarded $500

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Coombs artist Joan Larson in her home studio, working on a new piece for her ‘Race Track’ series. (Submitted photo)
Coombs artist Joan Larson in her home studio, working on a new piece for her ‘Race Track’ series. (Submitted photo)
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army volunteer chefs as they prep for Wednesday, Oct. 6, Thanksgiving dinner. (Facebook Photo)

Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army feeds 192 during early Thanksgiving dinner

On a typical day, soup kitchen might see approximately 100 people

Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army volunteer chefs as they prep for Wednesday, Oct. 6, Thanksgiving dinner. (Facebook Photo)
A screenshot of a presentation by Emergency Management Oceanside for Parksville’s city council on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Emergency Management Oceanside sees number of structure fires more than double in PQB

13 activations in Parksville, 3 in Qualicum Beach, 19 in RDN so far in 2021

A screenshot of a presentation by Emergency Management Oceanside for Parksville’s city council on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)
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(PQB News file photo)
One of the commercial trucks that sustained significant damage when it collided with another commercial truck along Koen Road in Whiskey Creek on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)

RCMP: Truck driver taken to hospital following collision in Whiskey Creek

Police say crash involved two commercial trucks, investigation ongoing

One of the commercial trucks that sustained significant damage when it collided with another commercial truck along Koen Road in Whiskey Creek on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)