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The Royal Canadian Legion is again holding its annual Poster and Literary Contests. (RCL website photo)
The Royal Canadian Legion is again holding its annual Poster and Literary Contests. (RCL website photo)
Promotional poster for Grandmothers to Grandmothers 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, to be held at Parksville’s Bayside Resort on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers to hold 14th annual Christmas Extravaganza

In-person event at Parksville’s Bayside Resort Nov. 19 and Nov. 20

Promotional poster for Grandmothers to Grandmothers 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, to be held at Parksville’s Bayside Resort on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, 2021. (Submitted photo)
A depiction of the new playground equipment being installed at the Lions Ventureland Playground at the Parksville Community Park. Image on the left shows where the equipment will be installed, and the image on the rights shows what the equipment will look similarly like. (Submitted photo)

Work continues on Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park

Preparations for new ‘Harbour Town’ play equipment begin on Oct. 25

A depiction of the new playground equipment being installed at the Lions Ventureland Playground at the Parksville Community Park. Image on the left shows where the equipment will be installed, and the image on the rights shows what the equipment will look similarly like. (Submitted photo)
SOS executive director Susanna Newton, left, and Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond visit the PQB News/VI Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive aims to create Christmas joy again for 2021

Listen: Donations benefit the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program

SOS executive director Susanna Newton, left, and Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond visit the PQB News/VI Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Trick-or-treating. (PQB News file photo)

City of Parksville provides safety ‘tips and tricks’ for Halloween 2021

Those not feeling well asked to stay home and not hand out candy

Trick-or-treating. (PQB News file photo)
A depiction of where the lights will be installed near where the Alberni Highway mets the Island Highway in Parksville. City crews will work from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Installation of seasonal lights planned along Alberni Highway in Parksville

City crews to work on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

A depiction of where the lights will be installed near where the Alberni Highway mets the Island Highway in Parksville. City crews will work from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond and SOS executive director Susanna Newton take part in a promotional video for the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive, compliments of Peter McCully, publisher at the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. This year Tigh-Na-Mara will host a modified version of the Toy Drive, with three ways for the public to take part and help make Christmas brighter for local residents in need. All donations will benefit the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program, providing gifts for local children and youth, as well as grocery store gift cards for low income families and individuals. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Toy time: 2021 Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive gets underway in Parksville on Nov. 1

All donations benefit SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program

Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond and SOS executive director Susanna Newton take part in a promotional video for the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive, compliments of Peter McCully, publisher at the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. This year Tigh-Na-Mara will host a modified version of the Toy Drive, with three ways for the public to take part and help make Christmas brighter for local residents in need. All donations will benefit the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program, providing gifts for local children and youth, as well as grocery store gift cards for low income families and individuals. (Lissa Alexander photo)
Parksville’s homeless population will receive extra assistance with temporary indoor shelter this winter. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s homeless population will receive extra assistance with temporary indoor shelter this winter. (PQB News file photo)
On Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, firefighters will collect cash donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank at locations throughout the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Submitted photo)

8 Parksville Qualicum Beach area fire departments set for annual food and toy drive

No door-to-door campaign for 2021, donations to be collected in various PQB locations

On Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, firefighters will collect cash donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank at locations throughout the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Submitted photo)
Blackjack Ridge is one of the biosolid management areas of the Regional District of Nanaimo. (RDN map)

Regional District of Nanaimo to continue biosolids program for another 5 years

New site located near Blackjack Ridge north of the Nanaimo Lakes

Blackjack Ridge is one of the biosolid management areas of the Regional District of Nanaimo. (RDN map)
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Daniel Sailland will be the new CAO of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach chief administrative officer Daniel Sailland tenders resignation

CAO will assume a similar role with the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

Daniel Sailland will be the new CAO of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. (PQB News file photo)
Lynne Pearson visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Rotary Clubs play an important role in Parksville Qualicum Beach region

Listen: Assistant governor Lynne Pearson discusses efforts locally, globally

Lynne Pearson visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
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EDITORIAL: ‘Better than nothing’ is still not enough when it comes to housing

The headlines have had a similar ring for years now. ‘Concern heightens…

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The Oceanside Health and Wellness Network logo. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Health and Wellness Network fall learning series kicks off on Oct. 29

Group aims to foster community conversation to create a healthier future

The Oceanside Health and Wellness Network logo. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

City of Parksville now accepting rental applications for special events in 2022

Annual events given priority if requests received by Jan. 31

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Minor Hockey Association has female players playing at the AAA and AA levels. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Minor Hockey Association celebrates World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend

Parksville Qualicum Beach players excel at variety of levels

The Oceanside Minor Hockey Association has female players playing at the AAA and AA levels. (Submitted photo)
Haven Society Parksville received a $1,420 donation from Oceanside Running Club Association. ORCA president Paul Watson presented a giant-sized cheque to Dawn Clark and Karen Wyse of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)
Haven Society Parksville received a $1,420 donation from Oceanside Running Club Association. ORCA president Paul Watson presented a giant-sized cheque to Dawn Clark and Karen Wyse of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)
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)