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Facebook photo by Rebeckah Cummings-Young.

‘Abysmal’ road conditions, snow contribute to 2 crashes in Nanoose Bay

Oceanside RCMP respond to pair of early morning incidents

Facebook photo by Rebeckah Cummings-Young.
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Regional District of Nanaimo creates guide for solar panel installations

Guide will assist with building permit applications

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An air ambulance like this one transported a patient in serious condition to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 19 north of Horne Lake Road on Oct. 31. (File photo)

6 people taken to hospital after multi-vehicle crash north of Horne Lake Road

One patient airlifted to hospital in serious condition

An air ambulance like this one transported a patient in serious condition to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 19 north of Horne Lake Road on Oct. 31. (File photo)
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett sets a S14 world record in the 200-metre freestyle at the preliminaries at the 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto on Sunday, (Oct. 30). (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)

Parksville’s Nicholas Bennett sets new para swimming world record in Toronto

18-year-old shatters 200-metre freestyle standard during preliminaries at World Cup

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett sets a S14 world record in the 200-metre freestyle at the preliminaries at the 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto on Sunday, (Oct. 30). (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)
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One-man blues band visiting Qualicum Beach Nov. 4

Juno Award nominee Brandon Isaak will perform at community hall

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Dave Klinger and Friends will play the third in their Great American Songbook concert series at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville on Nov. 6. (PQB News file photo)
Dave Klinger and Friends will play the third in their Great American Songbook concert series at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville on Nov. 6. (PQB News file photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped evacuate residents impacted by the flooding on Martindale Road on Nov. 15, 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue manager featured in new book

Nick Rivers shares experiences as certified swiftwater rescuer

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped evacuate residents impacted by the flooding on Martindale Road on Nov. 15, 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Vanisle Walking Soccer is requesting funding from the Oceanside Recreation Services Grant Program to help pay for its annual tournament. (PQB News file photo)
Vanisle Walking Soccer is requesting funding from the Oceanside Recreation Services Grant Program to help pay for its annual tournament. (PQB News file photo)
The Qualicum Beach Community Hall (644 Memorial Ave) (File photo).

District 69 backpack program fundraiser planned for Nov. 10

Charity fashion show and dance starts 6 p.m. at Qualicum Beach Community Hall

The Qualicum Beach Community Hall (644 Memorial Ave) (File photo).
The Parksville Community Centre (behind Starbucks) will start a Community Market on Nov. 6. (PQB News file photo)

New market to open at Parksville Community Centre on Mills Street

Event to feature farmers, artisan products

The Parksville Community Centre (behind Starbucks) will start a Community Market on Nov. 6. (PQB News file photo)
The drive to replace the track at Ballenas Secondary to an year-round rubberized surface has gained momentum due to support from newly elected politicial candidates. (PQB News file photo)
The drive to replace the track at Ballenas Secondary to an year-round rubberized surface has gained momentum due to support from newly elected politicial candidates. (PQB News file photo)
Errington Elementary leadership students are gearing up for the district food drive. From left: Everett, Macey, Gracie, Ella, Brooklyn and Sunnie. (Submitted photo)

School District 69 launches food drive to assist families in need

Schools ask residents to help by bringing non-perishable food items in November

Errington Elementary leadership students are gearing up for the district food drive. From left: Everett, Macey, Gracie, Ella, Brooklyn and Sunnie. (Submitted photo)
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A cheque of $7,000 was presented to the Oceanside Hospice Society by Tim Hortons in Parksville. From left: assistant manager Lisa Nickerson, owners Nick Pollard and Michelle Neid, Oceanside Hospice executive director Julie Chambers, Oceanside Hospice Fund Development Co-ordinator Shianne Carswell, team member Alex Williamson and his wife Bev, and team member who sold the most cookies Amanda Anderson. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Hospice Society receives $7K from Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign

Society grateful to volunteers, restaurant owners, staff

A cheque of $7,000 was presented to the Oceanside Hospice Society by Tim Hortons in Parksville. From left: assistant manager Lisa Nickerson, owners Nick Pollard and Michelle Neid, Oceanside Hospice executive director Julie Chambers, Oceanside Hospice Fund Development Co-ordinator Shianne Carswell, team member Alex Williamson and his wife Bev, and team member who sold the most cookies Amanda Anderson. (Submitted photo)
Fireworks will allowed just on Oct. 31 in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

Town of Qualicum Beach amends fire restrictions

Check with town website for information on fireworks

Fireworks will allowed just on Oct. 31 in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
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Oceanside RCMP investigate altercation involving weapon at Ballenas Secondary School

Device akin to a ‘kitty ear keychain’ may have been used

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Qualicum Beach songwriter releases new single ‘One Step’

Song’s inspiration came together between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

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Open fires allowed again in some Coastal Fire Centre areas as of Oct. 28

Open burning and fireworks still forbidden within Parksville city boundaries

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