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Members of the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. set up the tube where rainbow trout were released into Spider Lake on Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

Fishing time: 1,800 rainbow trout released into Spider Lake

Society records spike in fishing licences during pandemic

Chelsea Harry was last seen Feb. 21. Photo via Comox Valley RCMP

Vancouver Island RCMP seeking help locating a missing woman

Missing person last seen in Courtenay on Feb. 21

  • Mar 4, 2021
Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum logo. (submitted photo)

CFUW to host guest speaker for International Women’s Day

Online presentation by Dorothy Woodend set for March 8

Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum logo. (submitted photo)
This poster, spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19 restrictions, has been popping up in communities across Vancouver Island.

UPDATED: Poster popping up in Island communities falsely claiming COVID restrictions are over

Unattributed poster claims COVID restrictions ended March 1; Island Health responds

This poster, spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19 restrictions, has been popping up in communities across Vancouver Island.
The popular Beach Day celebration in Qualicum Beach has been cancelled for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
The popular Beach Day celebration in Qualicum Beach has been cancelled for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
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Pink Shirt Day, Cascadia Martial Arts
What would you do if you missed out on $1-million dollars?
Canadian Tire replaces stolen toys for Salvation Army
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Migrating brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)
Migrating brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)
Lone orca from a pod that made its way north from Georgia Strait and into Discovery Passage on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Photo by Ella Smiley/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Comoxvalleywildlifesightings/?ref=page_internal" target="_blank">Comox Valley Wildlife Sightings </a>

Island wildlife viewers thrilled by close view of passing Orca pod

Group gives wildlife photographers a classic opportunity to view them off Campbell River shoreline

Lone orca from a pod that made its way north from Georgia Strait and into Discovery Passage on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Photo by Ella Smiley/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Comoxvalleywildlifesightings/?ref=page_internal" target="_blank">Comox Valley Wildlife Sightings </a>
Dasher is back home with mom Christine Girvin thanks to some help from BC Ferries staff. Photo supplied

The cat came back, with help from BC Ferries staff

After Dasher made a dash, staff in Comox found her and got her home safe

Dasher is back home with mom Christine Girvin thanks to some help from BC Ferries staff. Photo supplied
Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Seagulls and other marine birds packed the shoreline at Kye Bay in March (2020), as the herring roe provided a feast for the feathered community. Photo by Terry Farrell

MARS Moment: Herring spawn to produce increased marine life activity near shoreline

Jane Thomson Special to Black Press Wild times are coming to a…

  • Feb 24, 2021
Seagulls and other marine birds packed the shoreline at Kye Bay in March (2020), as the herring roe provided a feast for the feathered community. Photo by Terry Farrell
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
Youngsters of the Cascadia Martial Arts school in Parksville show their fighting stances while sporting the school’s Pink Shirt Day shirts. The youngsters will wear their shirts throughout the week. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Martial arts students in Parksville wearing pink all week

Youngsters participate in initiative advocating against bullying

Youngsters of the Cascadia Martial Arts school in Parksville show their fighting stances while sporting the school’s Pink Shirt Day shirts. The youngsters will wear their shirts throughout the week. (Mandy Moraes photo)
BCCOS officer Steve Petrovcic, BC Parks Ranger Jamie Godfrey and RCMP Cpl. Dan Jinda near Mt. Washington on Jan. 24. Photo supplied by BCCOS.
BCCOS officer Steve Petrovcic, BC Parks Ranger Jamie Godfrey and RCMP Cpl. Dan Jinda near Mt. Washington on Jan. 24. Photo supplied by BCCOS.
A cross culvert will be restored on Island Highway 19A and Boorman Road near Qualicum Beach from Feb. 22 to March 12. (PQB News file photo)
A cross culvert will be restored on Island Highway 19A and Boorman Road near Qualicum Beach from Feb. 22 to March 12. (PQB News file photo)
This pooch was enjoying the weekend snowfall in Errington. (Barbara Sil photo)

SNOW DAYS: PQB News readers share their photos from a snow-filled weekend

Your photos: Pets, children and interesting snow creatures

This pooch was enjoying the weekend snowfall in Errington. (Barbara Sil photo)
The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway in Parksville, has ordered a digital carillon to install in the Knox Heritage Church steeple after meeting and surpassing their fundraising goal of $15K. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway in Parksville, has ordered a digital carillon to install in the Knox Heritage Church steeple after meeting and surpassing their fundraising goal of $15K. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce sign along the Island Highway. (PQB News file photo)

Mayor of Parksville proclaims Feb. 15 to Feb. 21 as Chamber of Commerce Week in city

Move recognizes ‘outstanding contributions’ chambers make to communities across the province

Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce sign along the Island Highway. (PQB News file photo)
Jeanie Gray of Kwalikum Secondary won first place in the Annual Youth Remembrance Contest at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach.

Kwalikum Secondary student’s poem wins Qualicum Beach Legion contest

Jeanie Gray wrote about remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

Jeanie Gray of Kwalikum Secondary won first place in the Annual Youth Remembrance Contest at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach.