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Kim Burden, CEO of the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A discussion with Chamber of Commerce CEO Kim Burden

Podcast: Talk includes Canada Day events and new prep cook training program

A motorist was caught traveling at an excessive speed in a Qualicum Beach school zone. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach driver nabbed traveling over 100 km/h in school zone

RCMP fines 83-year-old driver $368, impounds car

A stolen car crashed off the side of the Island Highway at Nanoose Bay and any occupants of the vehicle left the scene on Tuesday, Feb. 7. (Photo submitted)

Stolen car crashes and rolls off the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay

No occupants found at crash scene when witness tried to help Feb. 7

Qualicum Beach town hall. (File photo)

Qualicum Beach mayor settles defamation case with public apology, $130K settlement

Statements in question were made when Teunis Westbroek was councillor in 2020-21

Qualicum Beach town hall. (File photo)
Parksville-Qualicum Elks Club members are helping SOS meet needs this winter. Three representatives from the local chapter #589 dropped off a cheque for $1,000, which will go toward the SOS Winter Emergency Fund. From left, Elks Club finance chair Gus Gleim, SOS executive director Susanna Newton, exalted ruler Gene Wakaruk and treasurer Don Walker. The Elks Club is looking for new members to join their club. For more information, email marlenegene@shaw.ca. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Parksville Elks Club helps SOS by donating to winter emergency fund

Elks Club is always looking for more members devoted to community service

Parksville-Qualicum Elks Club members are helping SOS meet needs this winter. Three representatives from the local chapter #589 dropped off a cheque for $1,000, which will go toward the SOS Winter Emergency Fund. From left, Elks Club finance chair Gus Gleim, SOS executive director Susanna Newton, exalted ruler Gene Wakaruk and treasurer Don Walker. The Elks Club is looking for new members to join their club. For more information, email marlenegene@shaw.ca. (Lissa Alexander photo)
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns is urging the Canadian government to push for the kind of Social Security bilateral agreement the UK has with many other countries. (Submitted photo)

Courtenay-Alberni MP urges Canada to negotiate end to UK pensioners cost-of-living index freeze

Canada is second only to Australia in number of UK pensioners: Gord Johns

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns is urging the Canadian government to push for the kind of Social Security bilateral agreement the UK has with many other countries. (Submitted photo)
The RDN will explore options on providing fire protection services to the Horne Lake region. (RDN photo)
The RDN will explore options on providing fire protection services to the Horne Lake region. (RDN photo)
B.C.’s Lt. Governor Janet Austin at the B.C. Legislature ahead of the annual Throne Speech on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (Wolfgang Depner/Black Press Media)
B.C.’s Lt. Governor Janet Austin at the B.C. Legislature ahead of the annual Throne Speech on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (Wolfgang Depner/Black Press Media)
Special Olympics Oceanside 5-pin bowling team that competed at the Special Olympics BC are Stephanie Button, Alex Henry, Madison Sheppard, Seamus MacDonald, Brodie Stevens. (Trish Dunn photo)
Special Olympics Oceanside 5-pin bowling team that competed at the Special Olympics BC are Stephanie Button, Alex Henry, Madison Sheppard, Seamus MacDonald, Brodie Stevens. (Trish Dunn photo)
The 2023 Brant Wildlife Festival is set to take place this coming spring. (Michael Briones photo)
The 2023 Brant Wildlife Festival is set to take place this coming spring. (Michael Briones photo)
Members of the Greig Greenway Society with their banner on World Wetlands Day, Feb. 2. (Bill Vinton photo)

Society raises concerns over proposed Parksville 800-unit development

Greig Greenway Society hopes to see land preserved as park

Members of the Greig Greenway Society with their banner on World Wetlands Day, Feb. 2. (Bill Vinton photo)
Edie Daponte will perform her new concert ‘I Wish You Love’ at Knox United Church in Parksville on Feb. 12. (Nuttycake Photography photo)

Edie Daponte to play new love-themed concert in Parksville Feb. 12

‘I Wish You Love’ show set for Knox United Church at 2 p.m.

Edie Daponte will perform her new concert ‘I Wish You Love’ at Knox United Church in Parksville on Feb. 12. (Nuttycake Photography photo)
The Victoria Shamrocks’ eight 2023 draft picks were all from Vancouver Island teams. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks select 7 local players in 2023 junior player draft

The Victoria Shamrocks drafted Arthur Miller with the second-overall pick

  • Feb 5, 2023
The Victoria Shamrocks’ eight 2023 draft picks were all from Vancouver Island teams. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bronwyn Claire Asha will perform at Knox Heritage Church at the Parksville Museum (1245 Island Highway E) on Feb. 10. (Submitted photo)

Folk singer will take Parksville audience across centuries of Celtic, English love songs

Bronwyn Claire Asha Churcher will play at Knox Heritage Church Feb. 10

Bronwyn Claire Asha will perform at Knox Heritage Church at the Parksville Museum (1245 Island Highway E) on Feb. 10. (Submitted photo)
Some temporary improvements to the Qualicum Beach Skate Park are being planned for this coming summer. (Michael Briones photo)
Some temporary improvements to the Qualicum Beach Skate Park are being planned for this coming summer. (Michael Briones photo)
Dogs will not be allowed in some Parksville Beaches due to the annual Brant geese migration. (PQB file photo)

Parksville beaches closed to dogs to protect Brant geese migration

Rathrevor Beach off limits to dogs from Feb. 15 to April 30

Dogs will not be allowed in some Parksville Beaches due to the annual Brant geese migration. (PQB file photo)
More than 100 people from different walks of life gather at Royal Jubilee Hospital for Code Hack 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health’s Code Hack returns to help improve health care

Code Hack takes place at Royal Jubilee Hospital from March 10 to 12

More than 100 people from different walks of life gather at Royal Jubilee Hospital for Code Hack 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Broombusters Invasive Plant Society and volunteers work to cut broom in bloom. (PQB News file photo)

Society wants to raise awareness of rampant Scotch broom spread

Resolution sought for presentation to AVICC conference

Broombusters Invasive Plant Society and volunteers work to cut broom in bloom. (PQB News file photo)
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)

Valentine’s Day-themed fundraiser planned in Bowser

Efforts continue to support family whose service station was destroyed by fire in December

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville and Qualicum Beach are a mecca for tourists looking for myriad experiences, from the beach to the rainforest to fine dining and full-service spa experiences. (@juliiathompson photo, courtesy PQBTA)

PQBTA launches survey, community engagement process for long-term tourism vision

Parksville and Qualicum Beach residents can fill out survey on tourism’s impact

Parksville and Qualicum Beach are a mecca for tourists looking for myriad experiences, from the beach to the rainforest to fine dining and full-service spa experiences. (@juliiathompson photo, courtesy PQBTA)
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