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Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)

PQBeat: Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim covers the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes things to do while quarantining and Lim’s movie ‘All-in Madonna’

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)
The Whiskey Creek area is now under Stage 4 watering restriction. (RDN map)

Regional district places Whiskey Creek under Stage 4 watering restrictions

RDN imposes comprehensive ban on watering due to hot, dry weather

The Whiskey Creek area is now under Stage 4 watering restriction. (RDN map)
Members of the Island Health team, back from left, Carlee Bushell, Dr. Mike Benusic, Charlotte Brown, Kaylee Gray, front left, Matt Erickson and Mike Munro in front of the health authorities new mobile vaccination clinic, the ‘Vax Van.’ (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

COVID-19: Island Health’s ‘Vax Van’ rolls into Errington’s Mid-Island Co-Op

First dose COVID-19 vaccines provided July 29 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Members of the Island Health team, back from left, Carlee Bushell, Dr. Mike Benusic, Charlotte Brown, Kaylee Gray, front left, Matt Erickson and Mike Munro in front of the health authorities new mobile vaccination clinic, the ‘Vax Van.’ (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Oceanside Place is one options for residents seeking relief from the heat. (PQB News file photo)

RDN: Cooling space offered in Parksville for those looking to beat the heat

Oceanside Place one of several options available

Oceanside Place is one options for residents seeking relief from the heat. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville’s Hirschfield a Canadian wheelchair rugby co-captain at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Athlete previously represented country in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro

Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)
Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer captures 2nd straight B.C. senior women’s crown

Birdie on first playoff hole against Jackie Little clinched title

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)
Promotional photo for Sam Tudor and Ben Dwyer’s performance on Friday, July 30, at 7 p.m. for the The Old School House Arts Centre’s Summer 2021 Garden Music Festival in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Promotional photo for Sam Tudor and Ben Dwyer’s performance on Friday, July 30, at 7 p.m. for the The Old School House Arts Centre’s Summer 2021 Garden Music Festival in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
A pair of Chinese dragon kites in the ‘Let’s All Go Fly a Kite!’ exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. The exhibit will run until Aug. 31, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A pair of Chinese dragon kites in the ‘Let’s All Go Fly a Kite!’ exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. The exhibit will run until Aug. 31, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank is asking for donations of fresh produce from home gardens. (PQB News file photo)

Salvation Army food bank seeks fresh produce for Parksville Qualicum Beach residents

Donations of a wide variety of fruit and veggies will be accepted

The Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank is asking for donations of fresh produce from home gardens. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s Frances Lloyd won $3M in the June 19, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (BCLC photo)

Dream comes true as Parksville woman collects $3-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot

Lloyd plans to purchase a new home, share winnings with family

Parksville’s Frances Lloyd won $3M in the June 19, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (BCLC photo)
When SOS had to put programs for children, youth and families on hold due to the pandemic, they moved to a delivery model in 2020, dropping off food and activities, and checking in on families. Pictured, SOS child, youth and family programs worker Bob Barfoot drops off items for a local family. (Submitted photo)

Challenging year for District 69 SOS revealed in organization’s annual report

Community still managed to band together to support local charity

When SOS had to put programs for children, youth and families on hold due to the pandemic, they moved to a delivery model in 2020, dropping off food and activities, and checking in on families. Pictured, SOS child, youth and family programs worker Bob Barfoot drops off items for a local family. (Submitted photo)
The promotional poster for the Oceanside Folk/Roots Club show on July 30, 2021, featuring Jeff Plankenhorn, left, and Doug Cox. (Submitted photo)
The promotional poster for the Oceanside Folk/Roots Club show on July 30, 2021, featuring Jeff Plankenhorn, left, and Doug Cox. (Submitted photo)
Terri Bowen’s creation is one of the 30 artworks in the Oceanside Benchmark Project that are now on display at different locations from Nanoose Bay to Lighthouse Country. (Submitted photo)

Benchmark project features 30 artworks on display in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Creations can be found from Nanoose Bay to Lighthouse Country

Terri Bowen’s creation is one of the 30 artworks in the Oceanside Benchmark Project that are now on display at different locations from Nanoose Bay to Lighthouse Country. (Submitted photo)
A large fire continues to grow in the in the Oliver-Osoyoos area and has led to evacuation alerts. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook photo)

RDN: Errington, Coombs-Hilliers fire crews to help battle fire in Osoyoos

Engine, water tender, personnel deployed to the area

A large fire continues to grow in the in the Oliver-Osoyoos area and has led to evacuation alerts. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook photo)
Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

PQBeat: Chat with Vancouver Island’s ‘master chef’ Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)
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Infinity Auty meets a ewe and her lamb while working at Tiger Lily Farm in Errington in 2017, after completing the Career Centre’s BladeRunner career training program. (Photo submitted by Career Centre)

BladeRunners program helps to prepare youth for work in Parksville area

Walker: ‘I am thankful this program will continue here in Parksville’

Infinity Auty meets a ewe and her lamb while working at Tiger Lily Farm in Errington in 2017, after completing the Career Centre’s BladeRunner career training program. (Photo submitted by Career Centre)
A non-slip mat has been installed at the open beach access in the waterfront in Qualicum Beach to allow people with mobility issues to access the sandy areas. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)

‘Mobi-mat’ offers people with mobility issues access to sandy areas on Qualicum waterfront

Town initiative inspired by similar installation in Saanich

A non-slip mat has been installed at the open beach access in the waterfront in Qualicum Beach to allow people with mobility issues to access the sandy areas. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)
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