Mandy Moraes

Todd Milligan’s Dodge Challenger that was crumpled Monday morning, Nov. 30, after a windstorm. (Submitted photos)
Todd Milligan’s Dodge Challenger that was crumpled Monday morning, Nov. 30, after a windstorm. (Submitted photos)
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Qualicum school district looks to form climate action plan

‘We’re in the right place at the right time’

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Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach painter Deb Peters discusses the power of art

‘If you’re given the ability to create something, you need to pass it on to people’

Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)
On Monday morning (Nov. 30) a tree fell during a windstorm at the Sand Pebbles Inn, damaging a canopy and crushing a vehicle. (Valerie Baker photo)

Tree tumbles during heavy winds, crushes car at inn in Qualicum Beach

‘It sounded just like an earthquake’

On Monday morning (Nov. 30) a tree fell during a windstorm at the Sand Pebbles Inn, damaging a canopy and crushing a vehicle. (Valerie Baker photo)
Patricia Taylor and Debra Strut at the Salvation Army on Friday, Nov. 27, handing out winter boots and gift bags to those in need. Taylor says they'll be back until all her supplies are gone.(Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville residents distribute gifts and winter boots in Salvation Army parking lot

‘I’m hoping to open the eyes of the community to realize that everybody has value’

Patricia Taylor and Debra Strut at the Salvation Army on Friday, Nov. 27, handing out winter boots and gift bags to those in need. Taylor says they'll be back until all her supplies are gone.(Mandy Moraes photo)
The property at 113 and 161 Island Highway is currently being dismantled as the developer attempts to salvage ‘usable’ lumber for their development application to the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Development application delayed for high-profile Parksville property

Council refers application to staff for further improvements

The property at 113 and 161 Island Highway is currently being dismantled as the developer attempts to salvage ‘usable’ lumber for their development application to the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The aftermath of a fire that occurred early morning Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Mark's Nature Park in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The aftermath of a fire that occurred early morning Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Mark's Nature Park in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)

Schools superintendent says protocols don’t change after COVID-19 exposure at Qualicum Beach high school

Elder: ‘We were assured by the Health Authority that the school is safe’

Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)
The Quality Foods being built at 371 Alberni Highway in Parksville has the support of city council to move forward with their patron participation entertainment endorsement application. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Quality Foods being built at 371 Alberni Highway in Parksville has the support of city council to move forward with their patron participation entertainment endorsement application. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach potter Darrel Hancock celebrates 40 years in business

‘It’s wonderful to do what you love and make a living at it’

Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Parksville Community Centre, located at 132 Jensen Ave in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Community centre building slated to become Boys and Girls Club in Parksville

PCC board of directors president says decision forced her to terminate employment of 7 people

Parksville Community Centre, located at 132 Jensen Ave in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
The aftermath of a vehicle collision on the Island Highway just outside Lantzville and beside the Snaw-naw-as Market Shell on Nov. 18, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Crash south of Nanoose Bay brings traffic to a standstill

Police on-scene, multiple vehicles damaged

The aftermath of a vehicle collision on the Island Highway just outside Lantzville and beside the Snaw-naw-as Market Shell on Nov. 18, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)

BC Parks Foundation successfully raises $1.7M for purchase of West Ballenas Island

CEO says fundraising goal was met thanks to community support

Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)
The intersection at Moilliet Street and Despard Avenue where a 12-year-old boy was struck by an oncoming vehicle last Friday while crossing at a marked crosswalk. (Mandy Moraes photo)

12-year-old Parksville boy recovering after being hit by vehicle

RCMP say speed and alcohol not factors; charge still being considered

The intersection at Moilliet Street and Despard Avenue where a 12-year-old boy was struck by an oncoming vehicle last Friday while crossing at a marked crosswalk. (Mandy Moraes photo)
G2G will host their annual Christmas Extravaganza online this year, due to the provincial health order limiting the amount of people allowed at a public event. These table placemats that can be purchased online through G2G's Facebook page. (Facebook photo)

Grandmothers to Grandmothers to hold annual extravaganza online instead of in-person

Anyone interested in purchasing items will need to make a scheduled appointment to pick them up

G2G will host their annual Christmas Extravaganza online this year, due to the provincial health order limiting the amount of people allowed at a public event. These table placemats that can be purchased online through G2G's Facebook page. (Facebook photo)
The Parksville water tower currently located at 600 Alberni Highway will be donated to the EN Division Canadian Railway Historical Association. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville water tower saved from demolition by E&N

‘It has heritage status written all over it, which attracts money’

The Parksville water tower currently located at 600 Alberni Highway will be donated to the EN Division Canadian Railway Historical Association. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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A sign posted by the City of Parksville which details the intent to clean Mark’s Nature Park on Nov. 9. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A sign posted by the City of Parksville which details the intent to clean Mark’s Nature Park on Nov. 9. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)

13-year-old Qualicum Beach musician nominated for prestigious 2020 Maple Blues Award

Docherty hopes for support from PQB voters to help bring award to Vancouver Island

Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)