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Residents marched from Springwood Park in Parksville along Despard Avenue to the Oceanside Health Centre on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, to show their support for health care workers. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents show support for health care workers

Monday marked Health Care Assistant Day in B.C.

Residents marched from Springwood Park in Parksville along Despard Avenue to the Oceanside Health Centre on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, to show their support for health care workers. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Those interested in showing support for health care workers can meet at the Springwood Park on Despard Avenue in Parksville and participate in a march towards the Oceanside Health Centre on Oct. 18, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. (PQB News file photo)

Special support march organized in Parksville for Health Care Assistant Day

Attendees will meet at Springwood Park on Oct. 18, 2021, at 3:30 p.m.

Those interested in showing support for health care workers can meet at the Springwood Park on Despard Avenue in Parksville and participate in a march towards the Oceanside Health Centre on Oct. 18, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. (PQB News file photo)
Rob Daman and Aaron Dawson of Emergency Oceanside visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)

PQBeat: Emergency programs work in unison for Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Listen: Large-scale support and disaster service offered for residents

Rob Daman and Aaron Dawson of Emergency Oceanside visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is undergoing some substantial changes to its transit services. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is undergoing some substantial changes to its transit services. (PQB News file photo)
The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports is getting ready for the 2021-22 season. (Submitted photo)
The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports is getting ready for the 2021-22 season. (Submitted photo)
The Knox United Church will hold their 16th annual “Perfect Gift” Christmas Craft Fair, including 75 vendors from around the Island, on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PQB News file photo)

Knox United ‘Perfect Gift’ Christmas craft fair returns to Parksville

Event to be held on Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The Knox United Church will hold their 16th annual “Perfect Gift” Christmas Craft Fair, including 75 vendors from around the Island, on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness and partner agencies at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Parksville on Friday, Oct. 15 taking part in a modified Project Connect Health Fair. From left: Mandy Truman, SOS emergency assistance and advocacy co-ordinator; Natasha Coles-Webb, community outreach worker with Island Crisis Care Society; Robyn Movold, Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness co-ordinator and Joan Hasell, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen supervisor. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Project Connect Health fair offers aid to PQB residents experiencing homelessness

Care packages of survival gear, food, personal care items handed out

The Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness and partner agencies at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Parksville on Friday, Oct. 15 taking part in a modified Project Connect Health Fair. From left: Mandy Truman, SOS emergency assistance and advocacy co-ordinator; Natasha Coles-Webb, community outreach worker with Island Crisis Care Society; Robyn Movold, Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness co-ordinator and Joan Hasell, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen supervisor. (Lissa Alexander photo)
Promotional poster for the Knox United Church show on Oct. 24, 2021, presenting Anela Kahiamoe and The Experimenters. (Submitted photo)
Promotional poster for the Knox United Church show on Oct. 24, 2021, presenting Anela Kahiamoe and The Experimenters. (Submitted photo)
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RCMP: Male pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle in Errington

Police continue to investigate cause of late-night incident

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The Arrowsmith Agricultural Association is holding a bottle drive with proceeds to support the Coombs Fair and fairgrounds. (PQB News file photo)

Arrowsmith Agricultural Association holds bottle drive to raise funds for Coombs Fair

Refundable bottles can be dropped off at fairgrounds on Oct. 16

The Arrowsmith Agricultural Association is holding a bottle drive with proceeds to support the Coombs Fair and fairgrounds. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend

Podcast: Organization has been helping PQB residents for more than 20 years

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend. (Peter McCully photo)
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Andy Hillhouse, left, and Pierre Schryer, right, will play for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Andy Hillhouse, left, and Pierre Schryer, right, will play for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)
The Great British Columbia ShakeOut logo. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach gets ready for annual ShakeOut drill

Province-wide event set for Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m.

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut logo. (PQB News file photo)
The Canadian Federation of University Women for Parksville Qualicum will again be hanging red dresses in Parksville Qualicum Beach for two weeks starting on Nov. 25. (Submitted photo)

Council approves display of red dresses in Qualicum Beach town hall

Move made to recognize International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Canadian Federation of University Women for Parksville Qualicum will again be hanging red dresses in Parksville Qualicum Beach for two weeks starting on Nov. 25. (Submitted photo)
After an 18-month live theatre hiatus, ECHO Players presents the comedy ‘Yesteryear’, live on stage at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, through Oct. 24. (Don Emerson photo)

REVIEW: ‘Yesteryear’ from ECHO Players is hilariously uplifting and uproariously funny

Show runs through Oct. 24 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach

After an 18-month live theatre hiatus, ECHO Players presents the comedy ‘Yesteryear’, live on stage at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, through Oct. 24. (Don Emerson photo)
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Regional District of Nanaimo needs volunteers for advisory committees

Interested residents are encouraged to apply until Nov. 15

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Pastor Steve Chambers, left, and his wife Brenda Chambers at his installation service on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Pastor Steve Chambers, left, and his wife Brenda Chambers at his installation service on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Submitted photo)
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Parksville Qualicum Beach area to receive up to 8 supportive recovery beds for region

Part of provincial government’s $500-million investment

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