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Candidate Anne Skipsey. (Submitted photo)
Candidate Anne Skipsey. (Submitted photo)
Candidate Jean Young. (Submitted photo)
Candidate Jean Young. (Submitted photo)
The intersection of Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street, where a child was struck and injured in November 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

High-traffic Parksville intersection to get temporary 4-way stop

City staff to monitor effectiveness of traffic-calming measure at Despard and Moilliet

The intersection of Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street, where a child was struck and injured in November 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A Parksville Fire Department’s firefighter hoses down the facade of a Parksville Heritage Centre building after it caught fire on Friday afternoon (April 16). (Michael Briones photo)

Fire crews, roofers work to douse building fire in Parksville

Damage was minimal and workers escaped injury

A Parksville Fire Department’s firefighter hoses down the facade of a Parksville Heritage Centre building after it caught fire on Friday afternoon (April 16). (Michael Briones photo)
A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Road rager fails breathalyzer on busy B.C. highway in vehicle he shouldn’t be driving

Saanich police say man was operating vehicle without required ignition lock

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
B.C. Centre for Disease Control maps showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 4-10. (BCCDC image)

Parksville-Qualicum passes Nanaimo in new COVID-19 cases

B.C. Centre for Disease Control reports 65 new cases in Oceanside health area April 4-10

B.C. Centre for Disease Control maps showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 4-10. (BCCDC image)
Firefighters from Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department, Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department and Qualicum Beach Fire Department responded to a three-structure fire along Spider Lake Road in Qualicum Beach on April 14, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Firefighters from Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department, Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department and Qualicum Beach Fire Department responded to a three-structure fire along Spider Lake Road in Qualicum Beach on April 14, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Crews bring down unhealthy trees on Parksville’s Memorial Avenue. (Cassie Long Photo)

City of Parksville crews bring down unhealthy trees on Memorial Avenue

Elms posed eventual risk to pedestrians and motorists

Crews bring down unhealthy trees on Parksville’s Memorial Avenue. (Cassie Long Photo)
The ‘Chesapeake Shores’ film crew at the Leigh House on Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach on April 13, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The ‘Chesapeake Shores’ film crew at the Leigh House on Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach on April 13, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville Fire Department welcomes new recruits. From left, instructors Lieutenant Paul Roy and Captain Eric Miller, Kirk Wolstenholme, Sean Mikolajewski, Fire Chief Marc Norris, Ethan Marquis, Tonis Tutti, Travis Rathburn, Christina Zanchetta, and Niels Bjornson. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Fire Department welcomes new recruits. From left, instructors Lieutenant Paul Roy and Captain Eric Miller, Kirk Wolstenholme, Sean Mikolajewski, Fire Chief Marc Norris, Ethan Marquis, Tonis Tutti, Travis Rathburn, Christina Zanchetta, and Niels Bjornson. (Submitted photo)
Parksville Family Ford operations leader Everett Einarson, right, presents a giant $5,300 cheque to Sarah Bramley of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Family Ford presents $5,300 cheque to Haven Society

Auto dealership annually raises funds for area charities

Parksville Family Ford operations leader Everett Einarson, right, presents a giant $5,300 cheque to Sarah Bramley of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)
The Seaside Cruizers annual Show ‘N Shine in Qualicum Beach has been cancelled for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
The Seaside Cruizers annual Show ‘N Shine in Qualicum Beach has been cancelled for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council agrees to meet with other elected officials in the region

RDN’s Tyler Brown sent letters to Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Guy Black, a military historian from Coquitlam, stopped by the Parksville Qualicum Beach News office on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Guy Black, a military historian from Coquitlam, stopped by the Parksville Qualicum Beach News office on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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The theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week, from April 18 until April 24, highlights the value of one and the power of many. (photo courtesy of volunteer.ca)

Mayor designates April 18 to April 24 as Volunteer Week in Parksville

City thanks volunteers and community organizations for outstanding contributions

The theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week, from April 18 until April 24, highlights the value of one and the power of many. (photo courtesy of volunteer.ca)
Qualicum Beach town hall. (File photo)

Qualicum Beach council supports June as PTSD awareness month

Mayor Brian Wiese says issue is close to his heart

Qualicum Beach town hall. (File photo)