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A 1991 Superior fire truck bought by Dave Smith is parked at his residence in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach man offers to sell fire truck to assist Horne Lake residents

Regional district looking at fire protection services in the area

A 1991 Superior fire truck bought by Dave Smith is parked at his residence in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
The old tractors will again by on display at the Coombs Fair in 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Coombs Fair organizers get the green light to stage popular event in 2021

Modified festivities set for Aug. 7-8 at Coombs Fairgrounds

The old tractors will again by on display at the Coombs Fair in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
A comparison between sodium lights and LED lights, which the Town of Qualicum Beach has choses for its streetlights to make it safe for motorists. (Submitted photo)

‘High-beam monsters’ still bothering some residents in Qualicum Beach

Council to hire illumination consultant to review LED-lighting complaints

A comparison between sodium lights and LED lights, which the Town of Qualicum Beach has choses for its streetlights to make it safe for motorists. (Submitted photo)
The green outline is land to be donated by French Creek House Ltd., for an eagle preserve. (FFCS map)

Conservation groups aim to raise $500K for eagle preserve at French Creek Estuary

Biologists host walking tour to illustrate area’s importance

The green outline is land to be donated by French Creek House Ltd., for an eagle preserve. (FFCS map)
Nanoose Bay athlete Michael Mason did not reach the finals in the men’s high jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Submitted photo)

Former Ballenas Secondary athletes compete for Canada at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Langerfeld just misses podium, finals elude Mason and Butterworth still to compete

Nanoose Bay athlete Michael Mason did not reach the finals in the men’s high jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Submitted photo)
Qualicum Beach Airport will now offer flights to Vancouver Airport through Iskwew Air. (PQB News file photo)

Iskwew Air opens services at Qualicum Beach Airport, provides flights to YVR

Airport has had no scheduled service to Vancouver since April 2020

Qualicum Beach Airport will now offer flights to Vancouver Airport through Iskwew Air. (PQB News file photo)
The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre’s senior bear Knut and caretaker Robin Campbell had a special relationship. (NIWRA photo)
The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre’s senior bear Knut and caretaker Robin Campbell had a special relationship. (NIWRA photo)
The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre’s senior bear Knut and caretaker Robin Campbell had a special relationship. (NIWRA photo)
The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre’s senior bear Knut and caretaker Robin Campbell had a special relationship. (NIWRA photo)
Ex-CFL coach and player Chuck McMann has died at age 70. (Submitted photo)

Former CFL player, Grey Cup champion Chuck McMann of Qualicum Beach dies at age 70

‘He was a wonderful father and grandfather, as well as a great friend and neighbour’

Ex-CFL coach and player Chuck McMann has died at age 70. (Submitted photo)
The David Wallace Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000, was presented to Parksville Royals players Trevor Nicoll, left, and Cody Jackson by David Wallace’s daughter Kim, wife Judy and son Chris at Springwood Park diamond on July 24. (Submitted photo)
The David Wallace Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000, was presented to Parksville Royals players Trevor Nicoll, left, and Cody Jackson by David Wallace’s daughter Kim, wife Judy and son Chris at Springwood Park diamond on July 24. (Submitted photo)
Students have been training on the dilapidated cinder-track at the Ballenas Secondary. There’s now a plan to upgrade the facility to a six-lane rubberized track. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach council agrees to donate $56K toward Ballenas track upgrade

Lack of data leads staff to recommend town pay 10 per cent of the cost

Students have been training on the dilapidated cinder-track at the Ballenas Secondary. There’s now a plan to upgrade the facility to a six-lane rubberized track. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Generals visit the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on Sept. 11 to open their VIJHL season. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals open VIJHL seaon on the road Sept. 11 against Comox Valley

League releases complete schedule for 2021-22 season

The Oceanside Generals visit the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on Sept. 11 to open their VIJHL season. (PQB News file photo)
Oceanside Running Club Association plans to hold the popular Mother’s Day 10K and 5K Walk-Run event next May. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville running club plans to stage popular events once again in 2022

New members get special bonus when they sign up

Oceanside Running Club Association plans to hold the popular Mother’s Day 10K and 5K Walk-Run event next May. (PQB News file photo)
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Area F wants Regional District of Nanaimo to retain advisory committees

Letter sent to board opposing elimination of POSAC

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The Cross On The Commons cyclocross race is temporary slated to take place in October in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The Cross On The Commons cyclocross race is temporary slated to take place in October in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach council wants to review its decision not to allow backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach council wants to review its decision not to allow backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)
Gavyn Knight played well at the 119th B.C. Amateur men’s golf championship held at Stoney Creek Golf Club in Campbell River. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville’s Gavyn Knight a solid 3rd at 119th B.C. Amateur men’s golf championship

Morningstar golfer coming off B.C. junior title win on home course

Gavyn Knight played well at the 119th B.C. Amateur men’s golf championship held at Stoney Creek Golf Club in Campbell River. (Michael Briones photo)
The Arrowsmith Cycling Club wants more young people to take up biking. (PQB News file photo)

Bikes for All project seeks $26K to promote cycling for youth in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Funding sought for purchase of mountain bikes to donate to school programs

The Arrowsmith Cycling Club wants more young people to take up biking. (PQB News file photo)
Oceanside Air Ltd. owner Pavel Novak shows off one his twin-engine Seneca planes. (Michael Briones photo)

New air charter service offered at Qualicum Beach airport

Owner is a former KD Air maintenance mechanic

Oceanside Air Ltd. owner Pavel Novak shows off one his twin-engine Seneca planes. (Michael Briones photo)
Aidan Cook will man the blueline for the Oceanside Generals this coming season. (Submitted photo)

VIJHL: Oceanside Generals add d-man Cook for 2021-22 campaign

Junior hockey team also looking for billet families

Aidan Cook will man the blueline for the Oceanside Generals this coming season. (Submitted photo)