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The Field of Crosses will again be on display in Qualicum Beach starting Nov. 4 until Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. (PQB News file photo)

Field of Crosses to be displayed again in Qualicum Beach for 2022

Display aims to honour First and Second World War veterans

The Field of Crosses will again be on display in Qualicum Beach starting Nov. 4 until Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. (PQB News file photo)
St. Mark’s Day of Giving to Ukraine event raises $6,500. (St. Mark’s Church Photo)

St. Mark’s Church event generates $6,500 for Ukrainian people

Other donations boost total to more than $9,000

St. Mark’s Day of Giving to Ukraine event raises $6,500. (St. Mark’s Church Photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 representative Ben Villeneuve lays the wreath on the cross of the unknown soldier during the Field of Crosses ceremony in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 representative Ben Villeneuve lays the wreath on the cross of the unknown soldier during the Field of Crosses ceremony in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island Regional Library looking for ‘big dream ideas’ in planning process

Meetings to be held in Vancouver Island communities throughout October

Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
The Palace Band will play at the Halloween Dance at the Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)

Halloween Dance planned for Oct. 29 at Errington Hall

Music by the Palace Band begins at 8 p.m.

The Palace Band will play at the Halloween Dance at the Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Parksville’s city council, mayor and Beach Festival Society board members were on hand for the $75,012 donation at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre on Oct. 6. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Beach Festival Society makes largest-ever donation, more than $75K

Money given to 26 not-for-profits who volunteered during festival

Parksville’s city council, mayor and Beach Festival Society board members were on hand for the $75,012 donation at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre on Oct. 6. (Submitted photo)
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo

United Way BC funding goes a long way in boosting local food security

It’s Friday, payday, and you need groceries. You’ve worked out the budget…

  • Oct 10, 2022
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo
The District 69 Backpack Program is looking for donations to ensure children and families do not go hungry over the weekend. (Submitted photo)

District 69 Backpack Program asks for donations to help feed PQB families

Program aims to ensure children do not go hungry over weekend

The District 69 Backpack Program is looking for donations to ensure children and families do not go hungry over the weekend. (Submitted photo)
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
The 75th anniversary of the Qualicum Beach Fire Department is commemorated by a floral display in the Rotary Friendship Garden on Memorial Avenue, featuring a floral fire hydrant and a 75th anniversary logo. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)

Qualicum Beach Fire Department to celebrate 75th anniversary in 2022

Fire hall open house on Oct. 8 to honour past, present members

The 75th anniversary of the Qualicum Beach Fire Department is commemorated by a floral display in the Rotary Friendship Garden on Memorial Avenue, featuring a floral fire hydrant and a 75th anniversary logo. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)
The Eaglecrest Entry Garden Initiative to be presented as a Showcase Project at the Communities in Bloom Symposium. (Submitted photo)
The Eaglecrest Entry Garden Initiative to be presented as a Showcase Project at the Communities in Bloom Symposium. (Submitted photo)
Island Health public forum was held in Chemainus Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

No clear answer for keeping Chemainus Urgent Care Centre fully operational

Island Health addresses pressing concern in the community, but without a timeline

Island Health public forum was held in Chemainus Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vesna Dancers Singers troupe performed to an auditorium filled to capacity during Ukrainian Culture Fest at the Parksville Community Centre on Jensen Avenue on Sept. 25. (Mark Macey photo)

Parksville celebrates Ukrainian culture

Good turnout for Ukrainian Culture Fest at Parksville Community Centre

Vesna Dancers Singers troupe performed to an auditorium filled to capacity during Ukrainian Culture Fest at the Parksville Community Centre on Jensen Avenue on Sept. 25. (Mark Macey photo)
Ucluelet Fire Chief and Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes proposed to Donna Monteith at a fundraising event held at the Ucluelet Co-op on Saturday. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tour de Rock rider proposes to now-fiancé at Island cancer-fighting tour stop

Ucluelet Fire Chief Rick Geddes pops the question to Donna Monteith at fundraising event

Ucluelet Fire Chief and Tour de Rock rider Rick Geddes proposed to Donna Monteith at a fundraising event held at the Ucluelet Co-op on Saturday. (Andrew Bailey photo)
M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

QUIZ: How much do you know about housing and homes?

In many communities, finding a place to buy or rent can be a challenge

M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)
President of the Royal Canadian Legion Bowser Branch Margie Healey proudly shows her prestigious award. (Submitted photo)
President of the Royal Canadian Legion Bowser Branch Margie Healey proudly shows her prestigious award. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. man ‘will do everything’ to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive

Bill Vigars, who was Fox’s publicist during historic Marathon of Hope, spoke at SFU Surrey

Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)