PQB News

(AP file photo)
(AP file photo)
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)
(File art)

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

(File art)
Elise Boeur, left, and Adam Iredale-Gray, right, both members of the neo-folk group ‘Aerialists,’ will perform for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Acclaimed duo brings Celtic/Scandinavian musical hybrid to Qualicum Beach

Elise Boeur and Adam Iredale-Gray play Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Aug. 20

Elise Boeur, left, and Adam Iredale-Gray, right, both members of the neo-folk group ‘Aerialists,’ will perform for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The Out of the Woods event will feature a large carving to be permanently displayed in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach council endorses ‘Out of the Woods’ carving event starting Sept. 30

Legion Branch 76 to host event outdoors on Veterans Way

The Out of the Woods event will feature a large carving to be permanently displayed in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The St. Andrews Lodge property bought by the Town of Qualicum Beach in 2018 is now a waterfront park. (PQB News file photo)
The St. Andrews Lodge property bought by the Town of Qualicum Beach in 2018 is now a waterfront park. (PQB News file photo)
A map of the Springwood Park Sports Fields on Despard Avenue in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

4 Parksville sports fields to undergo weed treatment in coming weeks

Springwood Park fields to be closed Aug. 17 and Aug. 18

A map of the Springwood Park Sports Fields on Despard Avenue in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
The city will upgrade the sidewalk on Despard Avenue at the entrance to the parking lot of Springwood Park, starting Aug. 16, 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville to upgrade sidewalk on Despard Avenue near Springwood Park entrance

Work starts Aug. 16 and is expected to take three days

The city will upgrade the sidewalk on Despard Avenue at the entrance to the parking lot of Springwood Park, starting Aug. 16, 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Central Vancouver Island Rage show off the bronze medals they won at the Women’s D Softball BC Provincial Championships. (CVI Rage photo)
Central Vancouver Island Rage show off the bronze medals they won at the Women’s D Softball BC Provincial Championships. (CVI Rage photo)
Residents can drop off recyclables at the popup recycling depot at St. Columba Presbyterian Church Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents can drop off recyclables at popup depot on Aug. 14

Event to take place at St. Columba Church on Saturday

Residents can drop off recyclables at the popup recycling depot at St. Columba Presbyterian Church Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PQB News file photo)
Youngsters enjoying the rain shower effects created by a Parksville Volunteer Fire Department ladder truck. Two more popup water parks are planned for late August 2021 in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department challenges residents to a fun water fight

Two more popup water parks planned for Aug. 20 and 27

Youngsters enjoying the rain shower effects created by a Parksville Volunteer Fire Department ladder truck. Two more popup water parks are planned for late August 2021 in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
(PQB News file)
(PQB News file)
Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon spreads joy, hope through Bhangra dancing

Podcast: Social media sensation brings his special message to Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
(Canadian Press file photo)
(Canadian Press file photo)
Parksville Royals, from left, Keitaro Adachi, Ethan Dean and Ryan Deagle were presented with awards in recognition of their outstanding performance this season. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Royals dole out awards for top players during 2021 baseball season

Trio recognized for performance, contributions to the team

Parksville Royals, from left, Keitaro Adachi, Ethan Dean and Ryan Deagle were presented with awards in recognition of their outstanding performance this season. (Submitted photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
The Mount Arroswmith Salvation Army needs to restock its dwindling food bank shelves. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville’s Thrifty Foods helps Salvation Army replenish food bank shelves

Summer Food Drive set to take place Saturday, Aug. 14

The Mount Arroswmith Salvation Army needs to restock its dwindling food bank shelves. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department’s popup water park returns on Aug. 13. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Fire Department’s popup water park offers children a chance to cool off

Youngsters can run through misting spray from aerial ladder track on Aug. 13

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department’s popup water park returns on Aug. 13. (Michael Briones photo)
David Darmadi, owner of Kalvas the Log House restaurant in Parksville, has started the ‘Meals for More’ initiative where, until Aug. 31, restaurant diners who donate to the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign can enjoy a free sweet treat from his restaurant’s dessert menu. (Submitted photo)
David Darmadi, owner of Kalvas the Log House restaurant in Parksville, has started the ‘Meals for More’ initiative where, until Aug. 31, restaurant diners who donate to the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign can enjoy a free sweet treat from his restaurant’s dessert menu. (Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)

Alzheimer Society of B.C to hold webinars for Parksville Qualicum Beach residents

Aim is to aid people with transition to longterm care homes

(Submitted photo)