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Oceanside Minor Softball Association is getting ready to recruit players for its 2022 fastball season. (Michael Briones photo)
Oceanside Minor Softball Association is getting ready to recruit players for its 2022 fastball season. (Michael Briones photo)
Shari Ulrich will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on Saturday, Sept. 11. (Submitted photo)

Knox United Church in Parksville lines up 3 shows for September

Performances by Shari Ulrich, Cindy Fairbank, Julia Graff and Ryan McMahon on tap

Shari Ulrich will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on Saturday, Sept. 11. (Submitted photo)
Peter Dutton is the Arrowsmith Tennis Club men’s singles champion for 2021. (Pat Hansen photo)

Peter Dutton clinches Arrowsmith Tennis Club men’s 2021 singles title

Event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19

Peter Dutton is the Arrowsmith Tennis Club men’s singles champion for 2021. (Pat Hansen photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offers $300K in grants for zero-waste projects

Cash allotted for Zero Waste Recycling Funding program

The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)
Samples of Parksville Qualicum Beach artist, Louise Parrack’s, work. Parrack will host an art sale on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2021, where 25 per cent of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Society of Organized Services (SOS) Project REBUILD. (Submitted photo)
Samples of Parksville Qualicum Beach artist, Louise Parrack’s, work. Parrack will host an art sale on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2021, where 25 per cent of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Society of Organized Services (SOS) Project REBUILD. (Submitted photo)
Community members from Coombs and beyond are invited to come down to the Coombs Farmers Institute’s annual apple pressing event. (CFI photo)
Community members from Coombs and beyond are invited to come down to the Coombs Farmers Institute’s annual apple pressing event. (CFI photo)
Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
(PQB NEWS file photo)

RDN receives $457K in funding to improve development application processing

Project to start in November, with completion slated for 2023

(PQB NEWS file photo)
Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo staff proposes free bus rides on election day

Goal is to provide more voters a chance to reach polling stations on Sept. 20

Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)
Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Courtenay-Alberni candidate Gord Johns, Canada’s NDP

Election night set for Sept. 20, 2021

Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.

PQBeat: Talking history with Parksville Museum president Mary Ellen Campbell

A look back at some of the city’s interesting people and tales

THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.
(File photo)

Major Crime Unit investigators seek public’s help in Bowser homicide investigation

Police say Black Samsung cellphone may have been discarded

(File photo)
Eva Hilborn, left, and Cathy Van Herwaarden as they prepare donated books for Bowser Elementary School area three-year-olds. (Submitted photo)

25 books for 25 youngsters donated in Bowser Elementary School catchment area

Newly formed foundation ‘Wonderful World of Books’ provides gifts

Eva Hilborn, left, and Cathy Van Herwaarden as they prepare donated books for Bowser Elementary School area three-year-olds. (Submitted photo)
Pre-registration is set to start for Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation programs such as fall swim and skate sessions. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo recreation services to operate under limited capacity

As of Sept. 13, proof of vaccination will be required for entry into facilities

Pre-registration is set to start for Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation programs such as fall swim and skate sessions. (PQB News file photo)
Albert Gorter and Chelsea Enns will bring their farming and food processing expertise from Manitoba to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Morningstar Farm. (Optimist Holsteins Ltd. photo)

Manitoba couple buys Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Morningstar Farm from Gourlay family

‘We’re a part of a team and we’re hoping to continue the success that’s already been established’

Albert Gorter and Chelsea Enns will bring their farming and food processing expertise from Manitoba to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Morningstar Farm. (Optimist Holsteins Ltd. photo)
A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews help find missing 70-year-old woman in Nanoose Bay

ASAR assists Oceanside RCMP in early-morning rescue

A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)
(PQB News file)
(PQB News file)