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Linda Rabideau, Indigenous Liaison Worker at Nanoose Bay Elementary School, and members of the Culture Club who drummed, sang and danced on Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Nanoose Bay Elementary students mark Orange Shirt Day

Students learned about residential school experience

Linda Rabideau, Indigenous Liaison Worker at Nanoose Bay Elementary School, and members of the Culture Club who drummed, sang and danced on Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
School District 71 office

Vancouver Island school board trustee candidate distributing anti-SOGI material

A candidate for one of Courtenay’s two School District 71 trustee positions…

School District 71 office
The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Having fun and raising money the bottom line of music trivia tournament

Alzheimer’s fundraiser a No. 1 hit with supporters from around the Island

The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island

RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan had half of his head shaved and was given a $16,000 cheque

Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The new playground in Errington has been named the Wild Rose Castle Playground. (RDN photo)

Errington’s new Wild Rose Castle Playground is now open

Families can now enjoy variety of activities

The new playground in Errington has been named the Wild Rose Castle Playground. (RDN photo)
Anissa Rak visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Anissa Rak details PQB plans for the 2022 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

PQBeat: Chat includes junior riders, fundraising, beer and burger night and more

Anissa Rak visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Andrew Brown, of the local Parkinson Society of BC, accepts a $10,000 donation from John O’Brien, on behalf of the 100 Men of Oceanside. (Submitted photo)

100 Men of Oceanside donate $10,000 to Parkinson’s Society of BC

Group looking for new members in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanoose Bay

Andrew Brown, of the local Parkinson Society of BC, accepts a $10,000 donation from John O’Brien, on behalf of the 100 Men of Oceanside. (Submitted photo)
Veronica Carroll, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, said there’s no better reason to indulge in a sweet treat with proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Smile cookie week helps families staying in Greater Victoria while receiving medical care

All proceeds from the sale of smile cookies at participating Tim Hortons to support Jeneece Place

Veronica Carroll, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, said there’s no better reason to indulge in a sweet treat with proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unveiling tour showcases newest Chemainus murals and sculptures since 2020

Everyone invited for walking tour to see and hear about the latest additions

Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
The Dashwood Fire Department’s annual head-shaving event will take place on Sept. 25. (PQB News file photo)
The Dashwood Fire Department’s annual head-shaving event will take place on Sept. 25. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Qualicum Beach residents turned out in large numbers for the 2022 Terry Fox Run at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Sept. 18. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Parksville Qualicum Beach residents turned out in large numbers for the 2022 Terry Fox Run at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Sept. 18. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
St. Andrews Historical and Cultural Society President Jay Smith, second from right), accepts $5,000 cheques from Christopher Jacobson and Liz Jacobson, left, representing the ELM Family Charitable Fund, and Marilyn Johnson, right. (Submitted photo)
St. Andrews Historical and Cultural Society President Jay Smith, second from right), accepts $5,000 cheques from Christopher Jacobson and Liz Jacobson, left, representing the ELM Family Charitable Fund, and Marilyn Johnson, right. (Submitted photo)
The Canadian Blood Services will be in the Parksville Qualicum Bach area Sept. 20-22. (PQB News file photo)
The Canadian Blood Services will be in the Parksville Qualicum Bach area Sept. 20-22. (PQB News file photo)
Dylan Bogel soars high for a difficult move. (Michael Briones photo)
Dylan Bogel soars high for a difficult move. (Michael Briones photo)
The ‘Sunset Paddle in Nanoose’ photo won the Enjoying Our Great Outdoors category of the Regional District of Nanaimo photo contest. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo photo contest winners announced

More than 200 submissions captures diversity, beauty of the region

The ‘Sunset Paddle in Nanoose’ photo won the Enjoying Our Great Outdoors category of the Regional District of Nanaimo photo contest. (Submitted photo)
Teen Shopping Event at the SOS Thrift Store was a blast for the many teens that took part. (Lissa Alexander photo)
Teen Shopping Event at the SOS Thrift Store was a blast for the many teens that took part. (Lissa Alexander photo)
Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
Grade 3 Arrowview Elementary student Emilie van den Hout is happy to meet Darrell Fox, the brother of Canadian icon Terry Fox. (Submitted photo)
Grade 3 Arrowview Elementary student Emilie van den Hout is happy to meet Darrell Fox, the brother of Canadian icon Terry Fox. (Submitted photo)