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The popular Beach Day celebration in Qualicum Beach has been cancelled for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
The popular Beach Day celebration in Qualicum Beach has been cancelled for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Gina Adams as she works on her latest piece titled ‘Undying Love’. (Submitted photo)
Gina Adams as she works on her latest piece titled ‘Undying Love’. (Submitted photo)
The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Migrating brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)
Migrating brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)
Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Youngsters of the Cascadia Martial Arts school in Parksville show their fighting stances while sporting the school’s Pink Shirt Day shirts. The youngsters will wear their shirts throughout the week. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Martial arts students in Parksville wearing pink all week

Youngsters participate in initiative advocating against bullying

Youngsters of the Cascadia Martial Arts school in Parksville show their fighting stances while sporting the school’s Pink Shirt Day shirts. The youngsters will wear their shirts throughout the week. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Seagulls and other marine birds packed the shoreline at Kye Bay in March (2020), as the herring roe provided a feast for the feathered community. Photo by Terry Farrell

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Seagulls and other marine birds packed the shoreline at Kye Bay in March (2020), as the herring roe provided a feast for the feathered community. Photo by Terry Farrell
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
BCCOS officer Steve Petrovcic, BC Parks Ranger Jamie Godfrey and RCMP Cpl. Dan Jinda near Mt. Washington on Jan. 24. Photo supplied by BCCOS.
BCCOS officer Steve Petrovcic, BC Parks Ranger Jamie Godfrey and RCMP Cpl. Dan Jinda near Mt. Washington on Jan. 24. Photo supplied by BCCOS.
A cross culvert will be restored on Island Highway 19A and Boorman Road near Qualicum Beach from Feb. 22 to March 12. (PQB News file photo)
A cross culvert will be restored on Island Highway 19A and Boorman Road near Qualicum Beach from Feb. 22 to March 12. (PQB News file photo)
This pooch was enjoying the weekend snowfall in Errington. (Barbara Sil photo)

SNOW DAYS: PQB News readers share their photos from a snow-filled weekend

Your photos: Pets, children and interesting snow creatures

This pooch was enjoying the weekend snowfall in Errington. (Barbara Sil photo)
The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway in Parksville, has ordered a digital carillon to install in the Knox Heritage Church steeple after meeting and surpassing their fundraising goal of $15K. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway in Parksville, has ordered a digital carillon to install in the Knox Heritage Church steeple after meeting and surpassing their fundraising goal of $15K. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce sign along the Island Highway. (PQB News file photo)

Mayor of Parksville proclaims Feb. 15 to Feb. 21 as Chamber of Commerce Week in city

Move recognizes ‘outstanding contributions’ chambers make to communities across the province

Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce sign along the Island Highway. (PQB News file photo)
Jeanie Gray of Kwalikum Secondary won first place in the Annual Youth Remembrance Contest at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach.

Kwalikum Secondary student’s poem wins Qualicum Beach Legion contest

Jeanie Gray wrote about remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

Jeanie Gray of Kwalikum Secondary won first place in the Annual Youth Remembrance Contest at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach.
The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a sizable donation from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue gets a $26K boost from 100+ Women Who Care

Community group donates to ASAR’s operation centre fundraiser

The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a sizable donation from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside. (Submitted photo)
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Parksville seeks food vendors for community park

Focus on ‘locally grown and nutritious foods’

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Craig Reid celebrated his retirement outside Parksville city hall on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Craig Reid celebrated his retirement outside Parksville city hall on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Dave Graham, middle, receives the Paul Harris Award of the Rotary Club of Parksville AM from president Bashir El-Khalafawi and Foundation chair Lynne Pearson. (Michael Briones photo)
Dave Graham, middle, receives the Paul Harris Award of the Rotary Club of Parksville AM from president Bashir El-Khalafawi and Foundation chair Lynne Pearson. (Michael Briones photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a mobile arrow board donation from JSK Traffic Control Services. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith SAR member donates winnings of $8,462 to group’s fundraiser

Martens happy to help two search and rescue organizations

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a mobile arrow board donation from JSK Traffic Control Services. (Submitted photo)
A 'Little Free Library' in the Eaglecrest community went through some repairs and repainting. (Submitted photo)

Eagelecrest ‘Little Free Library’ in Qualicum Beach back up after repairs

Builder receives donations to fix the dollhouse-size structure

A 'Little Free Library' in the Eaglecrest community went through some repairs and repainting. (Submitted photo)