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The West Coast Vaulters will be showcase their skills at the 2022 Coombs Fair. (PQB News file photo)

Popular Coombs Fair returns to fairgrounds for 109th year

Summer event to take place starting Aug. 13

Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jessica MacNiel – is the reigning Miss Teenager World

TODAY IN B.C.: White Rock teen has made it her mission to separate beauty from appearance

Marion Cumming offers bannock and jam with B.C. cherries for mid-morning tea in June 2021. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Vancouver Island artist, activist remembered for tangible reconciliation actions

Marion Cumming died at home Aug. 1 in Oak Bay, surrounded by friends, loved ones

Marion Cumming offers bannock and jam with B.C. cherries for mid-morning tea in June 2021. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
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There is a 60-year reunion on Aug. 27 for all classmates of Courtenay High School in 1962. Photos supplied

Courtenay High School celebrating a 60th anniversary reunion for 1962 classmates

The 60th Courtenay High School Reunion committee is inviting all classmates from…

  • Aug 10, 2022
There is a 60-year reunion on Aug. 27 for all classmates of Courtenay High School in 1962. Photos supplied
The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)

Errington War Memorial Hall celebrating 100 years with 2 days of fun

Centenary will be marked with re-enactment Aug. 21

The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)
Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Former world figure skating champ Victor Kraatz back coaching in B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Skater spent 3 years in Finland teaching hockey players about power and efficiency

Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)

Coombs Farmers Institute program helps homeowners pick fruit from trees

Gleaning program aims to reduce food waste and bear encounters

The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
Photographers can enter their snapshots it in Regional District of Nanaimo’s ‘Our RDN - Photo Contest’. (Michael Briones photo)
Photographers can enter their snapshots it in Regional District of Nanaimo’s ‘Our RDN - Photo Contest’. (Michael Briones photo)
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)

PODCAST: 3 dead, 2 wounded – a look at the 5 hours that shook the Langley community

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporters discuss the chain of events, what is known about the shooter and whether the homeless were targeted.

A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)
The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island’s second largest craft beer and food festival in Chemainus Aug. 13

Large organizational effort already well along in the details

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Rev. Andrew Twiddy, of the Anglican Parish of St. Anne and St. Edmund, shows off one of the new cedar shingles bound for the log church’s roof on July 25 in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

St. Anne’s Log Church in Parksville getting new roof

128-year-old building gets first new roof since late 70s

Rev. Andrew Twiddy, of the Anglican Parish of St. Anne and St. Edmund, shows off one of the new cedar shingles bound for the log church’s roof on July 25 in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
The new SOS board of directors, back row from left, Mike Cochrane, Sally Hamel, treasurer Brandon Charlesworth, Penny Shantz, vice board chair Paul Ruffell and Karen Corkery. Front row, from left, Dawn House, board chair Jennifer Mullett, Andrea Manson, and executive director Susanna Newton. (Lissa Alexander photo)

SOS welcomes 2 new board members, remembers Garry Cox

Newton: ‘He will be greatly missed’

The new SOS board of directors, back row from left, Mike Cochrane, Sally Hamel, treasurer Brandon Charlesworth, Penny Shantz, vice board chair Paul Ruffell and Karen Corkery. Front row, from left, Dawn House, board chair Jennifer Mullett, Andrea Manson, and executive director Susanna Newton. (Lissa Alexander photo)
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Alzheimer Society encourages PQB residents to prepare for heat wave

Encourages residents to check on neighbours and friends

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