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The BC Air Ambulance Services was called to Parksville to transport an elderly woman to hospital on Aug. 3, 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Ontario woman, 74, found floating in water near Parksville Community Park

Air ambulance called in to transport woman to hospital

The Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise held a bottle drive to raise funds to help the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue pay for its new operations centre that is currently being built at the Qualicum Beach Airport. From left, Charlotte Herkel, Gerry Herkel, Bob McClelland, Arlene Costigan, Bob MacKay and Ken Walker. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach Rotary Clubs raise more than $10K for Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

Bottle drive receives significant support from community

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.

One dead after early morning crash near Black Creek

A car collided with a power pole shortly before 3 a.m. on Hwy 19A

A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.
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Kayla Castellarin from the BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot branch holds up one of three roosters presently housed at the animal shelter. This Japanese bantam rooster came in a week ago after it and a second one were discovered abandoned in the bush by Great Central Lake. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Young bantam roosters dumped in bush west of central Vancouver Island city

BC SPCA has seen rise in dumped fowl since backyard chickens became legal

Kayla Castellarin from the BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot branch holds up one of three roosters presently housed at the animal shelter. This Japanese bantam rooster came in a week ago after it and a second one were discovered abandoned in the bush by Great Central Lake. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among 16 people honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Dr. Bonnie Henry among 16 awarded Order of B.C.

2021 honourees include Indigenous leaders, artists, doctors

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among 16 people honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
A 1991 Superior fire truck bought by Dave Smith is parked at his residence in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach man offers to sell fire truck to assist Horne Lake residents

Regional district looking at fire protection services in the area

A 1991 Superior fire truck bought by Dave Smith is parked at his residence in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
The Sunset Cinema returns to Parksville on Aug. 4, 2021, with a showing of ‘Abominable.’ Suggested donation of $20 per car. (Submitted photo)

Movie night: Outdoor drive-in ‘Sunset Cinema’ returns to Parksville Community Park

Portion of gravel parking lot behind curling rink to be cordoned off on Aug. 4

The Sunset Cinema returns to Parksville on Aug. 4, 2021, with a showing of ‘Abominable.’ Suggested donation of $20 per car. (Submitted photo)
The old tractors will again by on display at the Coombs Fair in 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Coombs Fair organizers get the green light to stage popular event in 2021

Modified festivities set for Aug. 7-8 at Coombs Fairgrounds

The old tractors will again by on display at the Coombs Fair in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Roadside workers inside a Cone Zone next to traffic. (Submitted photo)

Cone Zone: Busier roads put workers at greater risk in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Motorists driving dangerously or disobeying traffic controllers can face hefty fines

Roadside workers inside a Cone Zone next to traffic. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo will review existing active transportation conditions in Electoral Area G. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo will review existing active transportation conditions in Electoral Area G. (Submitted photo)
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BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)

McMillan Arts Centre to host BC Culture Days in Parksville, without city funds

5 public events planned, starting in early September and running through October

BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)
A comparison between sodium lights and LED lights, which the Town of Qualicum Beach has choses for its streetlights to make it safe for motorists. (Submitted photo)

‘High-beam monsters’ still bothering some residents in Qualicum Beach

Council to hire illumination consultant to review LED-lighting complaints

A comparison between sodium lights and LED lights, which the Town of Qualicum Beach has choses for its streetlights to make it safe for motorists. (Submitted photo)
The green outline is land to be donated by French Creek House Ltd., for an eagle preserve. (FFCS map)

Conservation groups aim to raise $500K for eagle preserve at French Creek Estuary

Biologists host walking tour to illustrate area’s importance

The green outline is land to be donated by French Creek House Ltd., for an eagle preserve. (FFCS map)
Qualicum Beach Airport will now offer flights to Vancouver Airport through Iskwew Air. (PQB News file photo)

Iskwew Air opens services at Qualicum Beach Airport, provides flights to YVR

Airport has had no scheduled service to Vancouver since April 2020

Qualicum Beach Airport will now offer flights to Vancouver Airport through Iskwew Air. (PQB News file photo)
A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)

New equipment at Parksville Community Park playground focuses on accessibility

‘Ship and dock’ equipment designed so children of all ability levels can enjoy

A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)
The Whiskey Creek area is now under Stage 4 watering restriction. (RDN map)

Regional district places Whiskey Creek under Stage 4 watering restrictions

RDN imposes comprehensive ban on watering due to hot, dry weather

The Whiskey Creek area is now under Stage 4 watering restriction. (RDN map)
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)