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The Knox United Church will hold its 17th annual Perfect Gift Christmas Craft Fair, on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PQB News file photo)

Perfect Gift Christmas Craft Fair set for Nov. 19 in Parksville

Event runs runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Knox United Church

The Knox United Church will hold its 17th annual Perfect Gift Christmas Craft Fair, on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PQB News file photo)
(Michael Briones photo)

Crews respond to massive fire at Parksville Heritage Centre building

No injuries reported, several businesses completely gutted by blaze

(Michael Briones photo)
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New Parksville council approves committee appointments

Mayor and councillors appointed as voting members and liaisons

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From left: Trustees Carol Kellogg, Julie Austin, Barry Kurland, Elaine Young (vice-chairperson), Eve Flynn (chairperson). (Submitted photo)

School District 69 board elects chairperson, vice-chairperson

Eve Flynn re-elected chairperson on Nov. 7

From left: Trustees Carol Kellogg, Julie Austin, Barry Kurland, Elaine Young (vice-chairperson), Eve Flynn (chairperson). (Submitted photo)
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Nanoose Bay residents along the Island Highway can look forward to faster internet services soon, according to the provincial government. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Faster internet speeds coming for residents in Nanoose Bay, other Island communities

Rural residents to benefit from $4.5M in funding by province, Telus

Nanoose Bay residents along the Island Highway can look forward to faster internet services soon, according to the provincial government. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
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District 69 fire departments get ready to fill the boots for food again in 2022

Firefighters will collect donations Nov. 19 and Nov. 20

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A peace gathering is planned for the gates of Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR), Nanoose Bay on Nov. 11., organized by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nanaimo Branch and the Freedom From War Coalition. (Facebook photo)

Peace gathering planned for Nov. 11 outside CFMETR in Nanoose Bay

Event organized by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

A peace gathering is planned for the gates of Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR), Nanoose Bay on Nov. 11., organized by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nanaimo Branch and the Freedom From War Coalition. (Facebook photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Tigh-Na-Mara’s big breakfast event will return this year to help stock the SOS Toy Shop. (Submitted photo)

Tigh-Na-Mara, SOS combine again to make Christmas special for PQB families

Popular annual event helps provide toys, grocery cards

Tigh-Na-Mara’s big breakfast event will return this year to help stock the SOS Toy Shop. (Submitted photo)
Local experts will speak about creativity and photography for the final two talks in the Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre’s ‘In Conversation’ lecture series on Nov. 15 and Nov. 29. (PQB News file photo)

Talks on photography and creativity coming up at TOSH in Qualicum Beach

Final two installments in lecture series go Nov. 15 and Nov. 29

Local experts will speak about creativity and photography for the final two talks in the Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre’s ‘In Conversation’ lecture series on Nov. 15 and Nov. 29. (PQB News file photo)
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Jazz collective Code Quartet to play at TOSH in Qualicum Beach Nov. 6

Montreal-based quartet includes trumpet, saxophone, bass and drums

(Richmond Lam photo)
ECHO board president Don Harper presents Tatum Howell, one of two winners of the Joy MacKay Memorial Scholarship this year, with a $1,000 cheque. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach grads selected for ECHO Players scholarship

Students will use funds to support studies in the arts

ECHO board president Don Harper presents Tatum Howell, one of two winners of the Joy MacKay Memorial Scholarship this year, with a $1,000 cheque. (Submitted photo)
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Police swarm Temple Street area in Parksville to pursue suspect

Service dog used to track down suspect

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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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(RDN photo)
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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)
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