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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)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
The BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association will hold its first conference in several years at the Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville Sept. 16 and Sept. 17. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association will hold its first conference in several years at the Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville Sept. 16 and Sept. 17. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday Association (QBSSA) is asking residents to save their vegetable and flower seeds for the Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday event on Feb. 4, 2023. (File photo)

Save your seeds for ‘Seedy Saturday’ event in Qualicum Beach

Association encourages residents to swap or donate seeds

Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday Association (QBSSA) is asking residents to save their vegetable and flower seeds for the Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday event on Feb. 4, 2023. (File photo)
The 12th Annual Vancouver Island Motorcycle Ride to Live is set to get underway, Sept. 11. (VI Westcoast Ride to Live Facebook photo)
The 12th Annual Vancouver Island Motorcycle Ride to Live is set to get underway, Sept. 11. (VI Westcoast Ride to Live Facebook photo)
The Healthy Brain and Body Show will include 100 exhibitors, plus demonstrations of fitness equipment and martial arts. (Submitted photo)
The Healthy Brain and Body Show will include 100 exhibitors, plus demonstrations of fitness equipment and martial arts. (Submitted photo)
The Above and Beyond Award was presented to the St. Stephen’s United Church Community Meal Program. Receiving the award were volunteers Gail Berry, Earl Geddes, Pierre Pare and Carol Pare. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach council honours community volunteers for going ‘above and beyond’

St. Stephen’s United Church earns accolades for meal program

The Above and Beyond Award was presented to the St. Stephen’s United Church Community Meal Program. Receiving the award were volunteers Gail Berry, Earl Geddes, Pierre Pare and Carol Pare. (Submitted photo)
Photo shows a previous fair held at the Bradley Centre in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Parksville hosting Metaphysical Psychic and Holistic Fair

Event goes Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photo shows a previous fair held at the Bradley Centre in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
Parksville’s David Woodward won two awards at the World Beer Cup this past May. He is seen here with some Sitka spruce tips for a new spruce beer he brews at Rusted Rake Brewing in Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)

Parksville brew-master recognized at World Beer Cup

David Woodward’s submission chosen out of thousands

Parksville’s David Woodward won two awards at the World Beer Cup this past May. He is seen here with some Sitka spruce tips for a new spruce beer he brews at Rusted Rake Brewing in Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Qualicum Beach’s Parkinson SuperWalk is set to take place in Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Sept. 10. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Qualicum Beach’s Parkinson SuperWalk is set to take place in Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Sept. 10. (PQB News file photo)
The Knox United Church in Parksville will be holding its popular Fall Fair on Sept. 10. (PQB News file photo)
The Knox United Church in Parksville will be holding its popular Fall Fair on Sept. 10. (PQB News file photo)
Members of the 2022 Tour de Rock team. (Tour de Rock photo)

Tour de Rock riders getting ready to hit the road for 25th-anniversary fundraiser

The team is in the final stretches of training before Sept. 24 start of annual cancer-fighting ride

  • Aug 19, 2022
Members of the 2022 Tour de Rock team. (Tour de Rock photo)
The St. Andrews Lodge Historial and Cultural Society is staging the final performance of its Twilight Concert Series for 2022 featuring Typsy Gypsy Jazz Band. (St. Andrews Lodge Historial and Cultural Society photo)

St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society jazz it up

Sept. 10 concert to feature ‘Typsy Gypsy Jazz Band’

The St. Andrews Lodge Historial and Cultural Society is staging the final performance of its Twilight Concert Series for 2022 featuring Typsy Gypsy Jazz Band. (St. Andrews Lodge Historial and Cultural Society photo)
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual head shaving fundraiser this coming September. (PQB News file photo)
The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual head shaving fundraiser this coming September. (PQB News file photo)
(Submitted photo)

Forward Recovery Centre in Parksville receives $29,000 donation

Forward House thankful to 100+ Women Who Care in Oceanside for support

(Submitted photo)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)