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Deborah Banks and Dale Miller won $500,000 in the Aug. 20, 2021 Lotto Max draw. Photo supplied.

Vancouver Island co-workers share $500,000 lottery win

Comox Valley co-workers Deborah Banks and Dale Miller are sharing feelings of…

  • Sep 23, 2021
The Team at Windsor Plywood in French Creek, including store manager Gene Siegel, front, stand with Cathy Brown, left, director of the Windsor Plywood Foundation. The Windsor Plywood Foundation recently joined the SOS Biz for Good initiative, making a significant donation to the Project Rebuild Campaign. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Windsor Plywood Foundation donates $10K to SOS ‘Project Rebuild’ campaign

Director said they value work SOS has done for past 53 years in PQB area

Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise presented a $5,000 cheque to District 69 Backpack Program founder Virginia Worcester. Also in the photo, from left: Ken Walker, President, Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise, Qualicum Beach mayor Brian Wiese and Ron Stothers, Community Services Chair, Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise. (Submitted photo)

Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise donates $5K to District 69 Backpack Program

‘Weekend Without Hunger’ program draws plenty of support

CIBC Run for the Cure 2021 promotional poster. (Submitted photo)

Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure celebrates 30th anniversary in 2021

Livestreamed opening ceremonies held on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 8 a.m.

CIBC Run for the Cure 2021 promotional poster. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay fitness enthusiast Mitchel Cook is training for an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees on Nov. 5. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay fitness enthusiast Mitchel Cook is training for an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees on Nov. 5. (Submitted photo)
Gordon Lockhart, who has been supporting the Special Olympics BC Oceanside’s annual charity golf tournament for four years, is poised to make a good drive on the 10th hole at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort on Sept. 11. (Michael Briones photo)
Gordon Lockhart, who has been supporting the Special Olympics BC Oceanside’s annual charity golf tournament for four years, is poised to make a good drive on the 10th hole at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort on Sept. 11. (Michael Briones photo)
The Cross on the Commons will again be held on Oct. 3, which the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce plans to take advantage of when they hold Fall Fest on Oct. 2-3. (PQB News file photo)
The Cross on the Commons will again be held on Oct. 3, which the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce plans to take advantage of when they hold Fall Fest on Oct. 2-3. (PQB News file photo)
Bikes travel up and down Argyle Street in Port Alberni for the Port Alberni Toy Run on Sept. 18, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni’s 37th annual Toy Run draws 412 riders

Community members and visitors make donations

Bikes travel up and down Argyle Street in Port Alberni for the Port Alberni Toy Run on Sept. 18, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The 2021 Terry Fox run will again be held virtually, giving participants the opportunity to do the run on their own from any place. (PQB News file photo)

Terry Fox Run to be held virtually in Parksville Qualicum Beach for 2021

Fundraising event to give participants opportunity to do the run on their own

The 2021 Terry Fox run will again be held virtually, giving participants the opportunity to do the run on their own from any place. (PQB News file photo)
Port Alberni Toy Run president David Wiwchar says the 2021 festivities will happen on Sept. 18–19, 2021, with the ride through the city on Saturday and the poker run for participants on Sunday. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni Toy Run returns Sept. 18 with modified look

Riders will be able to participate in more events for 2021 depending on health orders

Port Alberni Toy Run president David Wiwchar says the 2021 festivities will happen on Sept. 18–19, 2021, with the ride through the city on Saturday and the poker run for participants on Sunday. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)

First mini soccer pitch for Indigenous children ready for play

Grand opening Monday marks a special occasion on Penelakut Island

The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)
Emilie van den Hout, right, and her younger sister, Alessandra, 4, show off their collection of Terry Fox books. (Angie van den Hout photo)
Emilie van den Hout, right, and her younger sister, Alessandra, 4, show off their collection of Terry Fox books. (Angie van den Hout photo)
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PHOTOS: Day in the Life Parksville 2021 bonus pics

More pictures that weren’t included in our print edition

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A volunteer tutor and student, working together on a computer skills lesson. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Adult Literacy Society offers tutoring lessons to area residents

Program has helped has residents boost basic literacy levels

A volunteer tutor and student, working together on a computer skills lesson. (Submitted photo)
Community members from Coombs and beyond are invited to come down to the Coombs Farmers Institute’s annual apple pressing event. (CFI photo)
Community members from Coombs and beyond are invited to come down to the Coombs Farmers Institute’s annual apple pressing event. (CFI photo)
Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Some residents held a counter-rally at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus Thursday afternoon, showing their support for health care workers. Photo supplied.

Counter-rally sends messages of thanks to Vancouver Island hospital workers

Residents hold support rally one day after COVID restrictions protest at Comox Valley hospital

Some residents held a counter-rally at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus Thursday afternoon, showing their support for health care workers. Photo supplied.
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)
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)

Tour de Rock embraces community teams for annual Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tour starts Sept. 20 in Port Alice, winds up with finale in Sidney on Oct. 1

A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)