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The drive-through convocations will again be held in this year for the 2021 graduates from Ballenas Kwalikum secondary schools. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Parent groups have more difficulty raising funds for 2021 Ballenas, KSS grads

Donations sought to make important event memorable for students

Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 10, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Former Kwalikum Secondary graduate Harrison Houde is set to talk to youth about his journey. (Submitted photo)
Former Kwalikum Secondary graduate Harrison Houde is set to talk to youth about his journey. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)

Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation seeks board member applicants

Opportunity for residents to support and influence future direction

The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 4, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Berwick Qualicum Beach resident George Olson and active living co-ordinator Denene Derksen, left, present a $3,750 cheque to Society of Organized Services District 69 executive director Susanna Newton on April 27. (Lissa Alexander Photo)

Berwick Qualicum Beach donates proceeds from book sale to Society of Organized Services

Cheque for $3,750 presented to SOS to support seniors programs

Berwick Qualicum Beach resident George Olson and active living co-ordinator Denene Derksen, left, present a $3,750 cheque to Society of Organized Services District 69 executive director Susanna Newton on April 27. (Lissa Alexander Photo)
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army is holding Bowl of Hope - To Go in conjunction with 10th Annual World Hunger Day. (PQB News file photo)
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army is holding Bowl of Hope - To Go in conjunction with 10th Annual World Hunger Day. (PQB News file photo)
Captain Mark Adelborg, right, receives fire officer of the year honours from Fire Chief Marc Norris. (PVFD Facebook photo)
Captain Mark Adelborg, right, receives fire officer of the year honours from Fire Chief Marc Norris. (PVFD Facebook photo)
The Loder family (Noah, Tracy and Robin) took part in the St. Stephen’s United Church Beach Cleanup on April 24. (Submitted photo)
The Loder family (Noah, Tracy and Robin) took part in the St. Stephen’s United Church Beach Cleanup on April 24. (Submitted photo)
The District 69 Backpack Program is always in need of donations. The Parksville Rotary Club AM has committed to assisting the program through its weekend bottle drive held at Speedy Glass in Parksville. (PQB News)
The District 69 Backpack Program is always in need of donations. The Parksville Rotary Club AM has committed to assisting the program through its weekend bottle drive held at Speedy Glass in Parksville. (PQB News)
In 2020 at the Errington Farmers’ Market, signs were placed to remind customers of social distancing protocols and other safety guidelines. Many of which will be the same for the 2021 market. (PQB News file photo)

Errington Farmer’s Market to begin 2021 season on Saturday, May 1

Shopping procedures modified to comply with public health and social distancing protocols

In 2020 at the Errington Farmers’ Market, signs were placed to remind customers of social distancing protocols and other safety guidelines. Many of which will be the same for the 2021 market. (PQB News file photo)
An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video

Island family surprised to see otter visitor under car

The Stromquists did not expect to see the animal so far from water

An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video
Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army is honouring its volunteers during National Volunteer Week. (PQB News file photo)
Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army is honouring its volunteers during National Volunteer Week. (PQB News file photo)
Pharasave Parksville's Health Hive team gets busy with spring cleaning!

Pharmasave Parksville’s fourth Health Hive Challenge kicks off this month!

Deepen your health goals with some (internal) spring cleaning this season

  • Apr 19, 2021
Pharasave Parksville's Health Hive team gets busy with spring cleaning!
Parksville Family Ford operations leader Everett Einarson, right, presents a giant $5,300 cheque to Sarah Bramley of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Family Ford presents $5,300 cheque to Haven Society

Auto dealership annually raises funds for area charities

Parksville Family Ford operations leader Everett Einarson, right, presents a giant $5,300 cheque to Sarah Bramley of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)
The Seaside Cruizers annual Show ‘N Shine in Qualicum Beach has been cancelled for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
The Seaside Cruizers annual Show ‘N Shine in Qualicum Beach has been cancelled for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
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The theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week, from April 18 until April 24, highlights the value of one and the power of many. (photo courtesy of volunteer.ca)

Mayor designates April 18 to April 24 as Volunteer Week in Parksville

City thanks volunteers and community organizations for outstanding contributions

The theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week, from April 18 until April 24, highlights the value of one and the power of many. (photo courtesy of volunteer.ca)