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Qualicum Beach offers subsidized rentals for 2 town facilities

Applications now being accepted from eligible organizations

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Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)

RDN: $70K given to fund zero waste education program in mid-Island schools

Parksville Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo-Ladysmith students involved

Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
An SOS client receives groceries dropped off by SOS Volunteers. The SOS Biz for Good initiative for small businesses local to District 69 is part of the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign, focused on supporting seniors, helping children thrive and reducing poverty in the area. (Submitted photo)

New charitable ‘Biz for Good’ program part of $1M SOS initiative

Project part of Project Rebuild Campaign in PQB region

An SOS client receives groceries dropped off by SOS Volunteers. The SOS Biz for Good initiative for small businesses local to District 69 is part of the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign, focused on supporting seniors, helping children thrive and reducing poverty in the area. (Submitted photo)
Mid-Island Co-op presents a giant $13,785 cheque to the Errington Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Mid-Island Co-Op donates more than $13,000 to Errington Fire Department

Funds to be used to purchase tablets for frontline engines

Mid-Island Co-op presents a giant $13,785 cheque to the Errington Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A photo taken by an aerial drone of the Ballenas Secondary School graduates for 2021. The photo was taken on July 3, 2021, after the Ballenas Grad 2021 hometown photo-op car rally, where grads went around to iconic landmarks in Parksville for photos in formal wear. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas grad class of 2021 thanks Parksville-area sponsors

Commencement ceremony and photo-op car rally a big success

A photo taken by an aerial drone of the Ballenas Secondary School graduates for 2021. The photo was taken on July 3, 2021, after the Ballenas Grad 2021 hometown photo-op car rally, where grads went around to iconic landmarks in Parksville for photos in formal wear. (Submitted photo)
The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)
The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)
Noah Cody, left, and Addy Waldy are 2021’s youth ambassadors for the City of Parksville through the Parksville Downtown Business Association program. (Facebook photo)

Parksville has 2 new youth ambassadors patrolling the streets for summer of 2021

Addy Waldy and Noah Cody will offer helping hand to tourists and residents

Noah Cody, left, and Addy Waldy are 2021’s youth ambassadors for the City of Parksville through the Parksville Downtown Business Association program. (Facebook photo)
Participants of March for the Future walk along Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach on July 3. (Submitted photo)

‘March For Our Future’ event staged in Qualicum Beach

Nature Preservation Society calls for more protections for old-growth trees

Participants of March for the Future walk along Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach on July 3. (Submitted photo)
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Owners Katie Cooke and Joan Classen of the mother-and-daughter operated Fresh Boutique clothing store in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Parksville’s Fresh Boutique donates new clothes to forensic nursing examiner program

Donations will be given to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence

Owners Katie Cooke and Joan Classen of the mother-and-daughter operated Fresh Boutique clothing store in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Parents and volunteers erect the playground structure at Ecole Oceanside Elementary School. (Michael Briones photo)

École Oceanside Elementary School parents raise funds for $106K playground upgrades

RDN Electoral Area G donates $25,000 from its Community Works Fund

Parents and volunteers erect the playground structure at Ecole Oceanside Elementary School. (Michael Briones photo)
Graduate Chyse Smith as she accepts her diploma and flips the tassel. (Mandy Moraes)

Kwalikum Secondary School 2021 grads take to the stage

Commencement held with COVID-19 safety protocols in place

Graduate Chyse Smith as she accepts her diploma and flips the tassel. (Mandy Moraes)
From left: Jacob Novakovski, Cameron Kleven, Alexis Wright and Russia Blaine. (Mandy Moraes photo)
From left: Vy Vu and Peter Le. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Ballenas Secondary 2021 grads cross the stage in Parksville

Commencement ceremony held indoors on June 29 with students separated into small groups

From left: Jacob Novakovski, Cameron Kleven, Alexis Wright and Russia Blaine. (Mandy Moraes photo)
From left: Vy Vu and Peter Le. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Canadian Blood Services is hoping the community will come out to donate blood. (PQB News file photo)

Canadian Blood Services extends mobile team stay in Qualicum Beach

CBS hopes community will help meet the need for blood

The Canadian Blood Services is hoping the community will come out to donate blood. (PQB News file photo)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Parksville Lioness Club members during a lunch get-together on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Foster Park in Parksville. Back row, from left: Kirsteen McLean, Cathy Ginther, Anita Steineckert, Kate Walter, Fran Carrat, Kathy Green, Lydia Skorapat and Lisa M. Front row, from left: Phyllis Gould, Noreen Giroux, Bev Swann and Marian Borsboom. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville Lioness Club disbands after 37 years of community service

Women’s service organization had fundraised in area since 1984

Parksville Lioness Club members during a lunch get-together on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Foster Park in Parksville. Back row, from left: Kirsteen McLean, Cathy Ginther, Anita Steineckert, Kate Walter, Fran Carrat, Kathy Green, Lydia Skorapat and Lisa M. Front row, from left: Phyllis Gould, Noreen Giroux, Bev Swann and Marian Borsboom. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Words on Wheels bus received $1,000 from the Rotary Club of Parksville AM to be used to refurbish a vehicle. (Submitted photo)
The Words on Wheels bus received $1,000 from the Rotary Club of Parksville AM to be used to refurbish a vehicle. (Submitted photo)
Oceanside Hospice Society is raising funds from online 50/50 draw. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Hospice holds online 50/50 draw

Proceeds to help fund society’s programs

Oceanside Hospice Society is raising funds from online 50/50 draw. (Submitted photo)