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Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack senior fears homelessness as she faces rental crisis head on

Colleen Frank is being forced out of the apartment building she’s lived in for 20 years

Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Bruce Waugh, from B.C., works on his masterpiece during the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville on July 17. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Bruce Waugh, from B.C., works on his masterpiece during the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville on July 17. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The Twilight Concert Series, a fundraiser organized by the St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society, attracted more than 250 people. (SALHCS Facebook photo)

St. Andrews Lodge society wants 5-year lease from Town of Qualicum Beach

President says longer term important to fundraising plans

The Twilight Concert Series, a fundraiser organized by the St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society, attracted more than 250 people. (SALHCS Facebook photo)
Ted ‘Guido’ Siebert puts the finishing touches on godfather Al Capone which part of their mob scene theme. (Michael Briones photo)
Ted ‘Guido’ Siebert puts the finishing touches on godfather Al Capone which part of their mob scene theme. (Michael Briones photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo staff have conducted a groundwater analysis prior to the start of summer. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo groundwater outlook good at start of summer, says report

Report analyzes region’s aquifers, says spring rains helped water levels

Regional District of Nanaimo staff have conducted a groundwater analysis prior to the start of summer. (Black Press file photo)
Parksville council gave second reading to a zoning and development amendment bylaw to facilitate an apartment type building of up to four storeys at 456 Island Highway West. (City of Parksville council agenda)

Mixed-use, 28-unit development given second reading by Parksville council

Preliminary concept shows Island Highway 4-storey apartment

Parksville council gave second reading to a zoning and development amendment bylaw to facilitate an apartment type building of up to four storeys at 456 Island Highway West. (City of Parksville council agenda)
Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood) residents want to have pin related to their area. The Regional District of Nanaimo used to have pins in the past. (PQB News file photo)
Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood) residents want to have pin related to their area. The Regional District of Nanaimo used to have pins in the past. (PQB News file photo)
Shelby Bell of Qualicum Beach received a $4,000 Memorial Scholarship from the Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville-Qualicum to continue her studies in rural pre-medicine at Selkirk College in pursuit of a career as a physician. (PQB News file photo)
Shelby Bell of Qualicum Beach received a $4,000 Memorial Scholarship from the Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville-Qualicum to continue her studies in rural pre-medicine at Selkirk College in pursuit of a career as a physician. (PQB News file photo)
Netanja Waddell visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Netanja Waddell of the Qualicum Beach museum takes a look back

PQBeat: Museum has undergone variety of positive changes

Netanja Waddell visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker. (PQB News file photo)

Province doles out $263K in funding to PQB community organizations

A dozen groups will benefit from Community Gaming Grants funding

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker. (PQB News file photo)
No injuries were reported after a fire destroyed a trailer in Errington yesterday (July 11). (Facebook photo)
No injuries were reported after a fire destroyed a trailer in Errington yesterday (July 11). (Facebook photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Brand new B.C. primary care centre can’t find doctors to staff it

The clinic opened in May, but the province and Fraser Health can’t find people to work there

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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RCMP receive complaint about persistent door-to-door canvasser in Qualicum Beach

RCMP say person reported to be asking for credit card information

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A map of where the 140-acre parcel of land, proposed for an up to 800-unit development, is located. (City of Parksville agenda)
A map of where the 140-acre parcel of land, proposed for an up to 800-unit development, is located. (City of Parksville agenda)
Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)

Municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen says he won’t be seeking B.C. NDP leadership

All eyes now on Attorney General David Eby who says he is taking time to weigh his decision

Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)
The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department will soon have a new fire hall. (PQB News file photo)

New price tag for Dashwood fire hall project comes in at $6.2M

Project cost has risen by more than $2 million

The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department will soon have a new fire hall. (PQB News file photo)
Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)

Minister Cullen’s signboard in northwest B.C. riding defaced with hate graffiti

‘You do not represent northwest’: Minister calls out idiocy of mischief makers in tweet

Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)
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PQB crime report: 1948 Indian brand motorcycle stolen in Whiskey Creek

Oceanside RCMP deal with 257 complaints in one-week period

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Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Man found dead in Williams Lake home with weapon following negotiation with police

RCMP called to man’s home Sunday (July 10) for report he was considering self-harm

Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)