PQB News

From left: Nanaimo Fire Protection Society board members Ron Lampard, Bob Rogers (RDN electoral area E director), John Jacobsen, Neil Watson, John Tosney and Bud McFarland. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo takes over management of Nanoose Bay fire services

Fre and emergency response services provided to residents will not change

From left: Nanaimo Fire Protection Society board members Ron Lampard, Bob Rogers (RDN electoral area E director), John Jacobsen, Neil Watson, John Tosney and Bud McFarland. (Submitted photo)
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PQB crime report: Prowlers lurking in Nanoose Bay, Bowser and Qualicum Beach

Oceanside RCMP received 321 complaints in one-week period

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Paul Drummond and staff of Cedars Restaurant and Lounge patio. (Chris Herbert photo)

Herbert: Cedars patio in Parksville could prove to be a classic

Column: Perfect B.C. wines found to complement experience

Paul Drummond and staff of Cedars Restaurant and Lounge patio. (Chris Herbert photo)
Canadian music icon Valdy visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Canadian music legend Valdy, still going strong at age 75

Podcast: Talk includes dealing with the pandemic, Winnipeg’s amazing music scene

Canadian music icon Valdy visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)

Ex-Parksville Royals pitcher inks free agent deal with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Comox-born McKillican to join minor league affiliate in Surprise, Ariz.

Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)
Winners of the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club’s ‘Bring Your Neighbour to Bowl’ fun tournament: Tex Gooding, Dave Fraser (guest) and Beverly Benson. (Chuck Benson photo)
Winners of the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club’s ‘Bring Your Neighbour to Bowl’ fun tournament: Tex Gooding, Dave Fraser (guest) and Beverly Benson. (Chuck Benson photo)
Vancouver based roots and bluegrass band, Wildwood Fire, will play at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver bluegrass band to play folk roots club in Qualicum Beach

Trio will perform at the QB Community Hall on Aug. 27

Vancouver based roots and bluegrass band, Wildwood Fire, will play at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Construction will start this month on Hirst Avenue West (shown in this rendering of future conditions) in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Construction activity set to begin on Hirst Avenue in Parksville

Work is anticipated to be largely complete later in 2021

Construction will start this month on Hirst Avenue West (shown in this rendering of future conditions) in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
A Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club member enjoying fishing on Vancouver Island (Submitted photo)
A Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club member enjoying fishing on Vancouver Island (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Museum and the Oceanside Model Railroaders celebrated Railway Day at the museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, on Aug. 21. Pictured, Troy Springford shows off a car from the 1957 Lionel O-Scale Model Train set that he was given by his late grandfather Colin Springford. Troy received the train set on his eighth birthday, his grandfather had received it on his 12th birthday. He and his father have added the buildings, the scenery and the log car. (Peter McCully photo)

PHOTOS: Model train enthusiasts enjoy special Railway Day at Parksville Museum

Family-oriented event offered something for fans of all ages

The Parksville Museum and the Oceanside Model Railroaders celebrated Railway Day at the museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, on Aug. 21. Pictured, Troy Springford shows off a car from the 1957 Lionel O-Scale Model Train set that he was given by his late grandfather Colin Springford. Troy received the train set on his eighth birthday, his grandfather had received it on his 12th birthday. He and his father have added the buildings, the scenery and the log car. (Peter McCully photo)
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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser to hold gazebo dedication

Event takes place on Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)
DOUBLE CHINNS: Allison and Wally Chinn of Parksville blend right in between a 1978 King Cobra a 2014 Mustang GT during a special Mustang show Saturday, Aug. 21 at Family Ford in Parksville. Allison is the owner of five Mustangs to date and her current licence plate reads ‘Mustang Ally’.

Mustang Mania: Special fundraising show brings out Parksville car lovers

PHOTOS: Family Ford and Mid Island Mustangs sponsor event for BC Cancer

DOUBLE CHINNS: Allison and Wally Chinn of Parksville blend right in between a 1978 King Cobra a 2014 Mustang GT during a special Mustang show Saturday, Aug. 21 at Family Ford in Parksville. Allison is the owner of five Mustangs to date and her current licence plate reads ‘Mustang Ally’.
Deep Bay Fire Rescue attended to a rolled-over semi-trailer the morning of Aug. 21, 2021, on Hwy 19 approximately two kilometres south of the Cook Creek intersection. No serious injuries were reported. Traffic in the northbound lane was completely blocked at the Horne Lake intersection for an extended period. (Deep Bay Fire Rescue photo)

Semi ends up on its side near Bowser, causes long highway traffic delays

Incident took place early in the morning of Aug. 21

Deep Bay Fire Rescue attended to a rolled-over semi-trailer the morning of Aug. 21, 2021, on Hwy 19 approximately two kilometres south of the Cook Creek intersection. No serious injuries were reported. Traffic in the northbound lane was completely blocked at the Horne Lake intersection for an extended period. (Deep Bay Fire Rescue photo)
Promotional poster for the ECHO Players show ‘Yesteryear’, by Joanna McClelland Glass, which will run Oct.7 until Oct. 24, 2021. (Submitted photo)

ECHO Players Community Theatre Society makes return for their 2021-22 season

Passion for the stage inspires resumption after COVID hiatus

Promotional poster for the ECHO Players show ‘Yesteryear’, by Joanna McClelland Glass, which will run Oct.7 until Oct. 24, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, next to tools and equipment purchased with grant money. (Submitted photo)

5 volunteer fire departments in Parksville Qualicum Beach receive grants via RDN

District receives $63,625 to support emergency services

Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, next to tools and equipment purchased with grant money. (Submitted photo)
Promotional poster for Trevor Price’s show at the Pacific Brimm Cafe and Catering, 123 Craig St., on Aug. 21 from 6 p.m until 9 p.m. (Facebook photo)
Promotional poster for Trevor Price’s show at the Pacific Brimm Cafe and Catering, 123 Craig St., on Aug. 21 from 6 p.m until 9 p.m. (Facebook photo)
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Iskwew Air will fly from YVR to Qualicum Beach Airport on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. (Submitted photo)

Iskwew Air celebrates first arrival at Qualicum Beach Airport with water salute

New route will fly from YVR to XQU 4 days per week

Iskwew Air will fly from YVR to Qualicum Beach Airport on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. (Submitted photo)
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PQB crime report: Nanoose Bay home egged, Parksville thief nabs paper towels

Oceanside RCMP received 294 complaints the week of July 25 to July 31

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