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An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Beach Festival makes grand return in 2022 after 2-year absence

Sand sculpting competition theme is the ‘Roaring Twenties’

An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)
A young southern resident killer whale (left), shown in a handout photo, spotted swimming in the waters off the west side of Vancouver Island now has a name. The Center for Whale Research based in Washington state says it has dubbed the latest addition to K Pod as K45 after staff spotted it in a tight group with other family members northeast of Race Rocks on Saturday. CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Centre for Whale Research
A young southern resident killer whale (left), shown in a handout photo, spotted swimming in the waters off the west side of Vancouver Island now has a name. The Center for Whale Research based in Washington state says it has dubbed the latest addition to K Pod as K45 after staff spotted it in a tight group with other family members northeast of Race Rocks on Saturday. CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Centre for Whale Research
Catalytic converters seized by police in 2019. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Catalytic converter thefts a challenge for RCMP in Parksville Qualicum Beach

To lessen risk, police suggest avoiding low-traffic parking spots

Catalytic converters seized by police in 2019. (Surrey RCMP photo)
Conceptual design for Ravensong Aquatic Centre Expansion Project. (Submitted photo)
Conceptual design for Ravensong Aquatic Centre Expansion Project. (Submitted photo)
The Meadowood Community Park land exchange plan. (RDN Map)

Regional District of Nanaimo to swap land with developer

Exchange involves lands in community and regional parks

The Meadowood Community Park land exchange plan. (RDN Map)
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns aims to advance the needs of Ukrainians impacted by the war. (PQB News file photo)

Courtenay-Alberni MP Johns calls for more support for Ukrainian refugees

Constituents given chance to hear about humanitarian efforts

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns aims to advance the needs of Ukrainians impacted by the war. (PQB News file photo)
Arubutus Toastmasters Club Parksville member Molly Hamilton won the Region 1 Toastmasters International Speech Competition, (Submitted photo)

Toastmasters Parksville member Hamilton advances to speech contest semifinals

A win in Nashville will give her title of ‘World Champion of Public Speaking’

Arubutus Toastmasters Club Parksville member Molly Hamilton won the Region 1 Toastmasters International Speech Competition, (Submitted photo)
Parksville residents, the city and local organizations recently teamed up to remove approximately 90 bags of an invasive plant species, known as lamium, from Shelly Creek Park over four days in late June. (City of Parksville photo)
Parksville residents, the city and local organizations recently teamed up to remove approximately 90 bags of an invasive plant species, known as lamium, from Shelly Creek Park over four days in late June. (City of Parksville photo)
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French Creek Pollution Control Centre project receives $733K grant

Money to be used for solar panels, heat recovery

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(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese and Coun. Teunis Westbroek try out the new carved bench installed at East Village. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)
Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese and Coun. Teunis Westbroek try out the new carved bench installed at East Village. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)
With the weather warming up, there will be more people out biking. (PQB News file photo)
With the weather warming up, there will be more people out biking. (PQB News file photo)
BC Ferries is warning customers it is experiencing issues with credit and debit transaction onboard its vessels and at many of its terminals Friday due to the nationwide Rogers outage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rogers outage affecting use of debit, debit credit cards at BC Ferries terminals, on vessels

Ferry operator among many experiencing service interruption due to nationwide outage

BC Ferries is warning customers it is experiencing issues with credit and debit transaction onboard its vessels and at many of its terminals Friday due to the nationwide Rogers outage. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Mobility outage affects service of Rogers/Fido clients

Services Canada-wide interrupted due to technical issues

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The VIP Motel in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville to hold public meeting about temporary supportive housing at city motel

Council also receives comments from RCMP, fire department, bylaws

The VIP Motel in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach is receiving $25,000 provincial emergency preparedness funding. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach gets $25K in emergency preparedness funding

Parksville-Qualicum MLA ‘grateful for our emergency response teams’

The Town of Qualicum Beach is receiving $25,000 provincial emergency preparedness funding. (PQB News file photo)
A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

Key leader of Coastal GasLink pipeline opposition charged with criminal contempt

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickam ) among 19 charged following arrest in fall 2021

A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
The Oceanside Services Committee wants to look at storage options for bicycles for Oceanside Place and Ravensong Pool. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Services Committee wants to look at storage options for bicycles for Oceanside Place and Ravensong Pool. (PQB News file photo)
Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
The Mid Island Floral Arrangement Club will once again create small floral bouquets to spread some joy around the Parksville Qualicum Beach area on July 14. From left: Helen Reimer, Deanne Sykes and Elaine Peterson. (Laurene Ebbett photo)

Lonely Bouquet Project returns to spread cheer in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Floral arrangements will be placed around region on July 14

The Mid Island Floral Arrangement Club will once again create small floral bouquets to spread some joy around the Parksville Qualicum Beach area on July 14. From left: Helen Reimer, Deanne Sykes and Elaine Peterson. (Laurene Ebbett photo)