Michael Briones

The Qualicum Beach Cafe team: from left, host owner Eli Brennan, general manager Amy Turner, host owner/chef Alan Tse, chef de cuisine Todd Bright, sous chef Jack Mitchell and pastry chef/baker Noemie Girard. (Submitted photo)

Fresh start: Qualicum Beach Cafe set to offer West Coast dining

New operators bring wealth of culinary, hospitality experience

The Qualicum Beach Cafe team: from left, host owner Eli Brennan, general manager Amy Turner, host owner/chef Alan Tse, chef de cuisine Todd Bright, sous chef Jack Mitchell and pastry chef/baker Noemie Girard. (Submitted photo)
Dave Graham, middle, receives the Paul Harris Award of the Rotary Club of Parksville AM from president Bashir El-Khalafawi and Foundation chair Lynne Pearson. (Michael Briones photo)
Dave Graham, middle, receives the Paul Harris Award of the Rotary Club of Parksville AM from president Bashir El-Khalafawi and Foundation chair Lynne Pearson. (Michael Briones photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a mobile arrow board donation from JSK Traffic Control Services. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith SAR member donates winnings of $8,462 to group’s fundraiser

Martens happy to help two search and rescue organizations

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a mobile arrow board donation from JSK Traffic Control Services. (Submitted photo)
A 'Little Free Library' in the Eaglecrest community went through some repairs and repainting. (Submitted photo)

Eagelecrest ‘Little Free Library’ in Qualicum Beach back up after repairs

Builder receives donations to fix the dollhouse-size structure

A 'Little Free Library' in the Eaglecrest community went through some repairs and repainting. (Submitted photo)
Professional hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach goalie Connor LaCouvee joins AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners

Backstop returns to North America after stint in Slovakia

Professional hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Eaglecrest Golf Club will transition to a nine-hole course from its current 18. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Eaglecrest Golf Club will transition to a nine-hole course from its current 18. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
The effort to upgrade the Ballenas Secondary track surface continues. (PQB News file photo)
The effort to upgrade the Ballenas Secondary track surface continues. (PQB News file photo)
An acre of the former ‘Bus Garage’ property has been sold to Naked Naturals Whole Foods Ltd. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)

Qualicum Beach sells prime downtown property to Naked Naturals for $2.75M

Town to retain more than an acre of land for development of public amenities

An acre of the former ‘Bus Garage’ property has been sold to Naked Naturals Whole Foods Ltd. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)
Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Longtime Nanoose Bay farmer Colin Springford dies at age 75

‘He will be deeply missed, always loved and never forgotten’

Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)
The Village Way and Highway 19A roundabout is the Town of Qualicum Beach priority for a grant application. (Google Map)

Qualicum Beach council favours roundabout over turf field project

Mayor believes road project has better chance of landing grant

The Village Way and Highway 19A roundabout is the Town of Qualicum Beach priority for a grant application. (Google Map)
Curling season is over at the Parksville Curling Club and Qualicum Beach Curling Club. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Parksville and Qualicum Beach curling clubs forced to end season

Restrictions impact financial sustainability of both operations

Curling season is over at the Parksville Curling Club and Qualicum Beach Curling Club. (PQB News file photo)
District 69 Backpack Program founder Virginia Worcester receives a $3,450 giant replica cheque from Parksville Rotary AM Club president Bashir El-Khalafani, right, which was raised from the Rotary’s bottle drive held every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Speedy Auto Glass in Parksville. Also on hand to help with the presentation were Rotarians Lynne Pearson and Matt Breedlove. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Rotary donates $3,450 to SD69 Backpack Program

Funds generated from weekend bottle drive

District 69 Backpack Program founder Virginia Worcester receives a $3,450 giant replica cheque from Parksville Rotary AM Club president Bashir El-Khalafani, right, which was raised from the Rotary’s bottle drive held every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Speedy Auto Glass in Parksville. Also on hand to help with the presentation were Rotarians Lynne Pearson and Matt Breedlove. (Michael Briones photo)
Town of Qualicum Beach council will charge the St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society for power and heat for the historic lodge. (PQB News file photo)

Society to pay electric bills for historic St. Andrews Lodge in Qualicum Beach

Group will not have access to building until lease is formally signed

Town of Qualicum Beach council will charge the St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society for power and heat for the historic lodge. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach council wants dogs on a leash when at the town’s cemetery. (Google Map)
Qualicum Beach council wants dogs on a leash when at the town’s cemetery. (Google Map)
(PQB News file photo)

Town of Qualicum Beach advised to wait for byelection to replace Coun. Adam Walker

Selection of chief election officer could come in March

(PQB News file photo)
The Meadowood Community Centre will be located on Galvin Place in Electoral Area F. (RDN illustration)
The Meadowood Community Centre will be located on Galvin Place in Electoral Area F. (RDN illustration)
Closures in 2020 resulted in net financial losses for Oceanside Place. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Closures in 2020 resulted in net losses for Oceanside Place in Parksville

Regional District of Nanaimo applies grant to COVID-related services

Closures in 2020 resulted in net financial losses for Oceanside Place. (PQB News file photo)
A Christmas tree and light damaged by an unleashed dog at the Qualicum Beach cemetery. (Submitted photo)
A Christmas tree and light damaged by an unleashed dog at the Qualicum Beach cemetery. (Submitted photo)
The Oceanside Generals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hope to resume play soon. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Generals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hope to resume play soon. (PQB News file photo)
Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach director wants regional district to look at yard, garden waste collection

Other director suggests promoting programs that educate property owners on composting

Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)