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Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack teacher suspended after ‘crossing personal boundaries‘ with students

Sheldon Lyle Nickel admitted to inappropriate conduct, including sending personal text messages

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)
The Town of Qualicum Beach plans to launch a educational campaign on the importance of bicycle bells. (PQB News file photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach plans to launch a educational campaign on the importance of bicycle bells. (PQB News file photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach opened a temporary cooling centre in response to a heat warning issued by Environment Canada. (Stock photo)

Qualicum Beach opens temporary cooling centre

Civic centre room will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 26-29

The Town of Qualicum Beach opened a temporary cooling centre in response to a heat warning issued by Environment Canada. (Stock photo)
Hundreds of residents and visitors celebrated the opening of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre and kicked off Parksville Beach Festival’s summer concert series on July 22. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo)

Parksville Outdoor Theatre officially opens in grand style

City and Beach Festival Society have facility operating agreement

Hundreds of residents and visitors celebrated the opening of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre and kicked off Parksville Beach Festival’s summer concert series on July 22. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo)
RCMP-GRC crest

Police pursuit for man with stolen BC Ambulance vehicle ends in Port Alberni

Emergency Response Team, RCMP helicopter called after armed man steals vehicle from Ucluelet

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Victoria-based pilot Akhilesh Shere was injured after making an emergency landing at Qualicum Beach Airport July 24. (GoFundMe photo)
Victoria-based pilot Akhilesh Shere was injured after making an emergency landing at Qualicum Beach Airport July 24. (GoFundMe photo)
A rendering of the proposed mixed-use residential and commercial development located on Second Avenue East, between Memorial Avenue and Berwick Road South. (Kellands Properties & Windley Contracting photo)
A rendering of the proposed mixed-use residential and commercial development located on Second Avenue East, between Memorial Avenue and Berwick Road South. (Kellands Properties & Windley Contracting photo)
Oceanside Track and Field Club’s Gabriel Willers throws a distance of 30.49 metres to claim the gold in javelin at the BC Junior Development Track and Field Championships. (Submitted photo)
Oceanside Track and Field Club’s Gabriel Willers throws a distance of 30.49 metres to claim the gold in javelin at the BC Junior Development Track and Field Championships. (Submitted photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Qualicum Beach team, the Odd Soxs, celebrate the Rick Mykitiuk Memorial Most Sportsmanlike team trophy they received at the Annual Port Alberni Funtastic/Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament that had more than 70 teams. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Qualicum Beach team, the Odd Soxs, celebrate the Rick Mykitiuk Memorial Most Sportsmanlike team trophy they received at the Annual Port Alberni Funtastic/Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament that had more than 70 teams. (Submitted photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
The rare white raven Blizzard has taken centre stage at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (NIWRC photo)
The rare white raven Blizzard has taken centre stage at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (NIWRC photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach Coun. Robert Filmer will not seek re-election in the coming municipal elections on Oct. 15. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach Coun. Robert Filmer will not seek re-election in the coming municipal elections on Oct. 15. (PQB News file photo)
Construction of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre is nearly finished and it’s ready to host concerts, such as the inaugural Rock the Park event Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 in the community park. (Parksville Beach Festival photo via Facebook)

New Parksville Outdoor Theatre to officially open July 22

Music performances lined up to mark special occasion

Construction of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre is nearly finished and it’s ready to host concerts, such as the inaugural Rock the Park event Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 in the community park. (Parksville Beach Festival photo via Facebook)
Harjit S. Sajjan, minister of international development and minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, speaks with Snaw-naw-as Chief Gordon Edwards during the July 19 announcement of a $500,000 funding commitment by the Canada Community Revitalization Fund to improve Jack Bagley Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Harjit S. Sajjan, minister of international development and minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, speaks with Snaw-naw-as Chief Gordon Edwards during the July 19 announcement of a $500,000 funding commitment by the Canada Community Revitalization Fund to improve Jack Bagley Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Two hikers stranded in a gully on Mt. Arrowsmith had to be airlifted to safety early on July 18, 2022. Alberni Valley Rescue, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters collaborated to bring the hikers to safety. (AVRS PHOTO)

Two hikers rescued from steep gully at Mt. Arrowsmith

Alberni Valley Rescue Squad calls in helicopter hoist team for assistance

Two hikers stranded in a gully on Mt. Arrowsmith had to be airlifted to safety early on July 18, 2022. Alberni Valley Rescue, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters collaborated to bring the hikers to safety. (AVRS PHOTO)
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(File photo)
First place in the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition solo competition went to ‘Spirit of Aviation’ by Dan Belcher from the U.S. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Parksville Beach Festival off to a strong start for 2022

10,886 visitors pass through gates opening weekend

First place in the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition solo competition went to ‘Spirit of Aviation’ by Dan Belcher from the U.S. (Kevin Forsyth photo)