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The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News photo)

Parksville investigating areas of potential environmental concern in operations yard

Will test soil, groundwater and vapour for presence of potential contaminants

Town of Qualicum Beach photo

Qualicum Beach looks to reduce vehicle speeds on busy highway corridor

New solar-powered speed reader board set up on Highway 19A near Hall Road

Oceanside Generals general manager Rick Hannibal visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Talking hockey with Oceanside Generals general manager Rick Hannibal

PQBeat: Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League side preps for 2022-23 season

Oceanside Generals general manager Rick Hannibal visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
The Fridays for Future group from Kwalikum Secondary School has been staging their protest about climate change at the Town Hall in Qualicum Beach every Friday. (Michael Briones photo)
The Fridays for Future group from Kwalikum Secondary School has been staging their protest about climate change at the Town Hall in Qualicum Beach every Friday. (Michael Briones photo)
Department of Fishers and Oceans Canada and people in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)

Beached porpoise calf rescued from tidal pool in Nanoose Bay

Baby porpoise found thrashing in sand and rocks near Pacific Shores Resort and Spa

Department of Fishers and Oceans Canada and people in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)
Heat wave forecast to hit eastern Vancouver Island on Wednesday and Thursday. (File photo)

Heat warning issued for eastern Vancouver Island

Temperatures expected to moderate by Friday

Heat wave forecast to hit eastern Vancouver Island on Wednesday and Thursday. (File photo)
Victor Kraatz. (Submitted photo)
Victor Kraatz. (Submitted photo)
(File photo)

PQB crime report: RCMP nab suspect prowling at night in Parksville

RCMP also deal with theft of ATV, vandalism to business washroom

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The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council eyes more parking spaces near city hall

Motion to convert portion of green space passes

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach Coun. Robert Filmer. (Submitted photo)
Qualicum Beach Coun. Robert Filmer. (Submitted photo)
A steam train exhibit from the Vancouver Island Garden Railway Club during Railway Day 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
A steam train exhibit from the Vancouver Island Garden Railway Club during Railway Day 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
(PQB News file photo)

Parksville looks into increased security measures in community park

Director of operations notes sharp increase in vandalism

(PQB News file photo)
View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service

Mt. Evans fire near Kimberley being monitored by helicopters and air tankers

Terrain is not safe for ground crews says BC Wildfire Service

View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service
(PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach council votes 3-2 to advance controversial housing development

Westbroek, Skipsey wanted issue deferred following dismissal of defamation lawsuit

(PQB News file photo)
Engine No. 2 has returned home to the Qualicum Beach Fire Department. (Robert Filmer photo)
Engine No. 2 has returned home to the Qualicum Beach Fire Department. (Robert Filmer photo)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue’s new operations centre is now complete. A special event is set to take place Oct. 10. (PQB News file photo)
The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue’s new operations centre is now complete. A special event is set to take place Oct. 10. (PQB News file photo)
Town of Qualicum Beach council wants to see the completion of the new waterfront park at the former St. Andrews Lodge site along 3319 Island Highway West. (PQB News file photo)

St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society granted charitable status by CRA

Qualicum Beach to ask residents if they would allow town to help fund renovation

Town of Qualicum Beach council wants to see the completion of the new waterfront park at the former St. Andrews Lodge site along 3319 Island Highway West. (PQB News file photo)
The West Coast Vaulters will be showcase their skills at the 2022 Coombs Fair. (PQB News file photo)

Popular Coombs Fair returns to fairgrounds for 109th year

Summer event to take place starting Aug. 13

The West Coast Vaulters will be showcase their skills at the 2022 Coombs Fair. (PQB News file photo)