Michael Briones

Chartwell Subdivision has concerns about speeding in the community. (Michael Briones photo)

Residents ask Qualicum Beach council for help discouraging speeding scofflaws

‘It’s getting so bad now people are having to jump off the roads to get away from it’

Chartwell Subdivision has concerns about speeding in the community. (Michael Briones photo)
Dashwood Fire Department crews respond to an early morning RV fire (Oct. 14) near Laburnum Road in Qualicum Beach. (Peter McCully photo)

Dashwood fire crews get early morning call as RV goes up in flames near Qualicum Beach

Vehicle was unoccupied and no injuries were reported

Dashwood Fire Department crews respond to an early morning RV fire (Oct. 14) near Laburnum Road in Qualicum Beach. (Peter McCully photo)
Recycle BC organized a series of popup recycling depots during summer at St. Columba Presbyterian church which Parksville Qualicum Beach residents took advantage of. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents still left without own recycling depot

Minister says full-time solution still being sought

Recycle BC organized a series of popup recycling depots during summer at St. Columba Presbyterian church which Parksville Qualicum Beach residents took advantage of. (Michael Briones photo)
The Little Qualicum Hall has undergone major repairs and improvements. (RDN photo)

Repairs to heritage building Little Qualicum Hall in Dashwood completed

Facility now open for rentals, activities

The Little Qualicum Hall has undergone major repairs and improvements. (RDN photo)
Port Alberni’s Ken Porteous will demonstrate the art of flint-knapping at the Parksville Rock and Gem Show Oct. 30-31 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. (Submitted photo)

Parksville and District Rock and Gem Club to hold show Oct. 30-31

Event takes place at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

Port Alberni’s Ken Porteous will demonstrate the art of flint-knapping at the Parksville Rock and Gem Show Oct. 30-31 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. (Submitted photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach wants to take part in recognizing 2022 as the Year of the Garden. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach Coun. Westbroek wants town to celebrate Year of the Garden in 2022

Council approves motion for staff to look into participation

The Town of Qualicum Beach wants to take part in recognizing 2022 as the Year of the Garden. (Michael Briones photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach is looking to relocate the carboard bin currently located on Second Avenue East. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach looking at relocation of controversial cardboard bin to town’s airport

Current location on Second Avenue East is no longer viable

The Town of Qualicum Beach is looking to relocate the carboard bin currently located on Second Avenue East. (Michael Briones photo)
Former Oceanside Generals forward Cage Newans, who also played for the Victoria Royals in the WHL, signed with the with the Humboldt Broncos in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals on 3-game VIJHL slide after loss to Lake Cowichan Kraken

Former Generals star Cage joins Humboldt Broncos in SJHL

Former Oceanside Generals forward Cage Newans, who also played for the Victoria Royals in the WHL, signed with the with the Humboldt Broncos in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Curling Club’s Team Penny Shantz that include third Tina Chestnut, second Nicole Guizzo and lead Nancy Betteridge show off the gold medals they won at the B.C. Curling Club Championships in Quesnel. (Submitted photo)

Parksville curling quartet wins gold at B.C. club championships

Team Shantz to compete at the Canadian championships in Ottawa

The Parksville Curling Club’s Team Penny Shantz that include third Tina Chestnut, second Nicole Guizzo and lead Nancy Betteridge show off the gold medals they won at the B.C. Curling Club Championships in Quesnel. (Submitted photo)
Ballenas Whalers player Ryker Sansbury shoves a chasing John Barsby Bulldogs defender as he rushes toward the end zone. (Michael Briones photo)

Bulldogs bounce Ballenas 36-30 in classic Border Battle high school football clash

Nanaimo side earns bragging rights over Parksville foes

Ballenas Whalers player Ryker Sansbury shoves a chasing John Barsby Bulldogs defender as he rushes toward the end zone. (Michael Briones photo)
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Qualicum Beach council debates future plans regarding Eaglecrest Golf Club

Motion against any town purchase of course voted down

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Qualicum Beach residents could see property taxes go up 3.5 per cent

Council gives first reading to town’s five-year 2022-2026 financial plan

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The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue has a new operations centre located across the Qualicum Beach Airport. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach councillor disappointed with Parksville counterparts over ASAR funding

Town to reimburse Arrowswmith Search and Rescue’s $31K in development cost charges

The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue has a new operations centre located across the Qualicum Beach Airport. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Oceanside RCMP Sgt. Stephen Rose. (PQB News file photo)

RCMP stats indicate theft from vehicle numbers significantly reduced in Qualicum Beach

Oceanside detachment’s overall calls for service up five per cent

Oceanside RCMP Sgt. Stephen Rose. (PQB News file photo)
The Field of Crosses honouring soldiers will be on display in Qualicum Beach from Nov. 1-12. (PQB News file photo)

Remembrance Day Field of Crosses to be on display in Qualicum Beach

Crosses to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The Field of Crosses honouring soldiers will be on display in Qualicum Beach from Nov. 1-12. (PQB News file photo)
Town of Qualicum Beach Coun. Anne Skipsey. (Screen capture)

Qualicum Beach town councillor self-isolating due to COVID-19

Advises public to remain diligent and continue following protocols

Town of Qualicum Beach Coun. Anne Skipsey. (Screen capture)
Ballenas Whalers linebacker Enzo Agostini tackles a West Vancouver Highlanders player, leading to a safety during their BC High School Football game on Oct. 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers linebacker Enzo Agostini tackles a West Vancouver Highlanders player, leading to a safety during their BC High School Football game on Oct. 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Dylan McCormick, centre, and the Oceanside Generals host the Nanaimo Buccaneers Oct. 2 at Oceanside Place. (Michael Briones photo)
Dylan McCormick, centre, and the Oceanside Generals host the Nanaimo Buccaneers Oct. 2 at Oceanside Place. (Michael Briones photo)
Fundraising efforts to upgrade the Ballenas Secondary track have gained momentum. (PQB News file photo)

Fundraising for Parksville track upgrade project more than halfway to $1.5M finish line

Committee says they have now raised more than $800,000

Fundraising efforts to upgrade the Ballenas Secondary track have gained momentum. (PQB News file photo)
Walking soccer has become a popular senior recreational activity. (Michael Briones photo)

B.C. walking soccer tournament set for Oct. 23 in Nanoose Bay

‘It’s the fastest-growing senior sports activity in the world’

Walking soccer has become a popular senior recreational activity. (Michael Briones photo)