Michael Briones

The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to make its operations efficient and carbon neutral. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo works to become carbon neutral by 2032

Plan developed to achieve goal of becoming regional leader in climate change

The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to make its operations efficient and carbon neutral. (PQB News file photo)
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Ed Fergusson competes in the clean and jerk event at the virtual 2021 BC Masters Weightlifting Championships. (Submitted photo)

Parksville’s Fergusson earns gold at 2021 B.C. Masters Weightlifting Championships

85-year-old athlete recovers well after heart attack

Ed Fergusson competes in the clean and jerk event at the virtual 2021 BC Masters Weightlifting Championships. (Submitted photo)
The Qualicum Beach waterfront. (PQB News file photo)
The Qualicum Beach waterfront. (PQB News file photo)
A Parksville Fire Department’s firefighter hoses down the facade of a Parksville Heritage Centre building after it caught fire on Friday afternoon (April 16). (Michael Briones photo)

Fire crews, roofers work to douse building fire in Parksville

Damage was minimal and workers escaped injury

A Parksville Fire Department’s firefighter hoses down the facade of a Parksville Heritage Centre building after it caught fire on Friday afternoon (April 16). (Michael Briones photo)
Legendary broadcaster Bernie Pascall is among in the Class of 2021 to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. (PQB News file photo)

Broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall of Parksville among Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2021 class

Pascall named by Football Reporters of Canada as inductee in the media category

Legendary broadcaster Bernie Pascall is among in the Class of 2021 to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. (PQB News file photo)
The Cross on the Commons race is one of events organized by the Arrowsmith Cycling Club. (PQB News file photo)

More people than ever mountain biking in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Arrowsmith Cycling Club VP promotes healthy, fun activity

The Cross on the Commons race is one of events organized by the Arrowsmith Cycling Club. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach town hall. (File photo)

Qualicum Beach council supports June as PTSD awareness month

Mayor Brian Wiese says issue is close to his heart

Qualicum Beach town hall. (File photo)
Prince Philip is seen here talking to Alex Rennie about platters of food presented by the culinary deparment at Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University) in 1983. (Courtesy of Alex Rennie)

Parksville man recalls meeting Prince Philip at what was then Malaspina College

Alex Rennie, a former culinary instructor, got to shake hands with royal visitor

Prince Philip is seen here talking to Alex Rennie about platters of food presented by the culinary deparment at Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University) in 1983. (Courtesy of Alex Rennie)
The St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society wants the old building included in the Town of Qualicum Beach’s Heritage Register. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach councillor offers to help pay St. Andrews Lodge society’s bills

Group wants building included in town’s heritage register

The St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society wants the old building included in the Town of Qualicum Beach’s Heritage Register. (PQB News file photo)
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Quality Foods plans to use electric trucks to help reduce its environmental footprint. (Photo courtesy Quality Foods)

Vancouver Island-based Quality Foods plans switch to electric trucks

Charging stations for Tesla semis to be constructed in Parksville

Quality Foods plans to use electric trucks to help reduce its environmental footprint. (Photo courtesy Quality Foods)
The current Ballenas Secondary track requires upgrading. (PQB News file photo)

City of Parksville moves to allocate $250K to Ballenas track upgrade project

Plan is to withdraw money from gas tax reserve

The current Ballenas Secondary track requires upgrading. (PQB News file photo)
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Mayor wants Qualicum Beach council to rescind decision to ban backyard chickens

Wiese wants community to give more input on the issue

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Parksville Royals pitcher Trevor Carter is one of the veterans returning to the team this season. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Royals field veteran team for 2021 baseball season

Former star Tim Holyk hitting well in college action in Montana

Parksville Royals pitcher Trevor Carter is one of the veterans returning to the team this season. (PQB News file photo)
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Nominations now open for councillor post in Qualicum Beach byelection

Candidates have now register through April 9

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Regional District of Nanaimo to form fire services advisory committee

Group to report on matters related to fire dispatch, emergency and fire response

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The Daily Dippers: Linda Harbo, Marina Bakker and Leesa Patenaude enjoy their morning swim at Rathtrevor Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
The Daily Dippers: Linda Harbo, Marina Bakker and Leesa Patenaude enjoy their morning swim at Rathtrevor Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
Bow Horn Bay Fire Department captain Doug Prizeman, right, and Allan Horeczy at the scene of a fire on Lynx Road. (Michael Briones photo)
Bow Horn Bay Fire Department captain Doug Prizeman, right, and Allan Horeczy at the scene of a fire on Lynx Road. (Michael Briones photo)
Firefighters were on hand to deal with a blaze at a residence on Hodges Road in Parksville on April 1, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

No injuries reported as 5 departments respond to house fire near Parksville

Lack of fire hydrants in rural area meant extra assistance required

Firefighters were on hand to deal with a blaze at a residence on Hodges Road in Parksville on April 1, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)