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

Police say Black Samsung cellphone may have been discarded

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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)
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There will be traffic delays along Highway 4A between Whiskey Creek and Errington due to ditch maintenance work until Sept. 3. (PQB News file photo)
There will be traffic delays along Highway 4A between Whiskey Creek and Errington due to ditch maintenance work until Sept. 3. (PQB News file photo)
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RCMP, BCHP work together as Qualicum Beach man, 25, charged with assault with a weapon

Police say driver pointed firearm at member of public

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Barbara Biley is the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Barbara Biley is the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
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PQB crime report: Thieves pilfer surveillance system equipment from Parksville home

Oceanside RCMP received 331 complaints in one-week period

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Leuco Construction Inc. made a $10,000 donation to the Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC to go toward a new outdoor shelter. Pictured, from left, John Larson from CA Designs, Maclaren Trudeau, Paul Trudeau, Will Cottrell, Aubrey Cottrell and Landon Cottrell. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach Elementary School gets $10K donation for planned outdoor shelter

Leuco Construction makes significant pledge; Berwick QB also donates $1,500

Leuco Construction Inc. made a $10,000 donation to the Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC to go toward a new outdoor shelter. Pictured, from left, John Larson from CA Designs, Maclaren Trudeau, Paul Trudeau, Will Cottrell, Aubrey Cottrell and Landon Cottrell. (Submitted photo)
Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)

Courtenay-Alberni candidate profile: 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)
Robert Eppich is the People’s Party of Candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Robert Eppich is the People’s Party of 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)
Police and passersby are shown near the Petro-Canada station in Qualicum Beach after a camper van struck a pedestrian, who was taken to hospital in Victoria, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Mara Wilson/Facebook photo)

Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck by camper van in Qualicum Beach

Man sustained serious injuries; RCMP investigation continues

Police and passersby are shown near the Petro-Canada station in Qualicum Beach after a camper van struck a pedestrian, who was taken to hospital in Victoria, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Mara Wilson/Facebook photo)
Genevieve Charbonneau, left, and Jack Connolly, right, make up the folk-roots duo ‘Heartwood’ from Duncan. The pair and are set to entertain for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall. (Submitted photo)

Folk-roots duo ‘Heartwood’ set to play Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Sept. 3

Show hosted by the Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Friday at 7 p.m.

Genevieve Charbonneau, left, and Jack Connolly, right, make up the folk-roots duo ‘Heartwood’ from Duncan. The pair and are set to entertain for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall. (Submitted photo)