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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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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)