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Development variance permit sought for cannabis nursery in Nanoose Bay

Development variance permit sought for cannabis nursery in Nanoose Bay

Committee endorses application for RDN board’s approval

  • Jul 17, 2020
Development variance permit sought for cannabis nursery in Nanoose Bay
Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Business Achievement Awards ceremony on March 19 at the Parksville Community Centre. (File photo)

Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce asks local businesses how they are faring

Followup survey now live after initial COVID-19 questionnaire for businesses in March

  • Jul 16, 2020
Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Business Achievement Awards ceremony on March 19 at the Parksville Community Centre. (File photo)
Pat Gwynne at the Scarlet Ibis, full of stories

Sale of Vancouver Island’s most remote pub falls through

Beloved Holberg pub and restaurant The Scarlet Ibis is back with previous owner

Pat Gwynne at the Scarlet Ibis, full of stories
The Priestley family has put their resort at Ucluelet’s tranquil Terrace Beach on the market. (Nora O’Malley photo)

TV star’s family selling Vancouver Island Beach Resort

You can own Jason Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet for less than $5 million

The Priestley family has put their resort at Ucluelet’s tranquil Terrace Beach on the market. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Linda Gourlay, general manager of Van Isle Windows on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)

Van Isle Windows gives more than $40,000 to Island food banks

Company says they are fortunate to be able to give back to communities

Linda Gourlay, general manager of Van Isle Windows on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)
The Salvation Army in Qualicum Beach re-opens for shopping as of June 23. (Salvation Army photo)

Qualicum Beach Salvation Army thrift store re-opens

Store welcomes shoppers once again

  • Jun 23, 2020
The Salvation Army in Qualicum Beach re-opens for shopping as of June 23. (Salvation Army photo)
Martin Fereday, Board Chair with Society of Organized Services presented the Community Spirit Award to Parksville Qualicum Foundation and Board President, Sarah Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Martin Fereday, Board Chair with Society of Organized Services presented the Community Spirit Award to Parksville Qualicum Foundation and Board President, Sarah Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Ucluelet’s Hello Nature Adventure Tours owner Kevin Bradshaw tests the plexiglass shield at the kayak launch. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Marine activities open with COVID-19 measures

“I’m just happy to get back on the water.”

Ucluelet’s Hello Nature Adventure Tours owner Kevin Bradshaw tests the plexiglass shield at the kayak launch. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Crews have used Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach (pictured here in front of the old Chamber of Commerce building) to double as the main street for ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (File photo)

COVID-19: Film industry in Parksville Qualicum Beach area to gradually restart

‘Everyone is kind of baby-stepping how it’s going to happen’

Crews have used Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach (pictured here in front of the old Chamber of Commerce building) to double as the main street for ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (File photo)
The City of Parksville is temporarily allowing restaurant seating or queuing on public sidewalks and parking lots. (File photo)
The City of Parksville is temporarily allowing restaurant seating or queuing on public sidewalks and parking lots. (File photo)
‘Music Cafe’ opens its doors in Parksville

‘Music Cafe’ opens its doors in Parksville

Live music offered up four nights per week

‘Music Cafe’ opens its doors in Parksville
The Salvation Army in Parksville will reopen for shopping on June 10. (Salvation Army photo)

Parksville’s Salvation Army thrift store re-opening on June 10

Organization excited to get back to business

  • Jun 8, 2020
The Salvation Army in Parksville will reopen for shopping on June 10. (Salvation Army photo)
Rhonda Graham poses beside a vacant salon chair on May 30. Graham has decided not to re-open the bricks and mortar Cedar & Rose studio, but said she will be available for ensuite bookings. (Nora O’Malley photo)

End of an Era: Tofino hair studio closes shop

“We were getting excited to start ramping up and then all of sudden we had to close our doors.”

Rhonda Graham poses beside a vacant salon chair on May 30. Graham has decided not to re-open the bricks and mortar Cedar & Rose studio, but said she will be available for ensuite bookings. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Kwalikum Secondary seniors this year will miss out on the traditional grad ceremonies due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. (File photo)

Qualicum Beach businesses asked to help celebrate KSS graduates

Committee hopes posters of grads will be displayed at stores

Kwalikum Secondary seniors this year will miss out on the traditional grad ceremonies due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. (File photo)
The giant shoe at Parksville’s Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park, a popular spot for summer tourists. (File photo)

Questions remain as summer tourism approaches in Parksville Qualicum Beach

COVID-19: Association hopes residents continue to support local businesses

The giant shoe at Parksville’s Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park, a popular spot for summer tourists. (File photo)
Bigfoot Burgers in Whiskey Creek is donating 10 per cent of sales for a week to the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. (Bigfoot Burgers photo)

Whiskey Creek restaurant pitches in to help Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

Bigfoot Burgers to donate 10 per cent of one-week sales to ASAR

Bigfoot Burgers in Whiskey Creek is donating 10 per cent of sales for a week to the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. (Bigfoot Burgers photo)
Oceanside Hospice Society executive director Julie Chambers, right, and volunteer Vicki drop of care packages. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Oceanside hospice offers supportive care

Society seeking donations during difficult time

Oceanside Hospice Society executive director Julie Chambers, right, and volunteer Vicki drop of care packages. (Submitted photo)
A Zoom meeting hosted by Oceanside Initiatives laid out the business recovery plan for the area. (Zoom screenshot)

COVID-19: Group announces business recovery plan for Parksville Qualicum Beach

‘We don’t want to lose any businesses in our community’

A Zoom meeting hosted by Oceanside Initiatives laid out the business recovery plan for the area. (Zoom screenshot)
Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have…

  • May 14, 2020
Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists
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