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The 2021 Terry Fox run will again be held virtually, giving participants the opportunity to do the run on their own from any place. (PQB News file photo)

Terry Fox Run to be held virtually in Parksville Qualicum Beach for 2021

Fundraising event to give participants opportunity to do the run on their own

The 2021 Terry Fox run will again be held virtually, giving participants the opportunity to do the run on their own from any place. (PQB News file photo)
The sidewalk and play equipment upgrades planned for the Lions Ventureland Playground in the Parksville Community Park. Ground preparation will start in October and new play equipment installation is scheduled for November, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Lions Ventureland Playground upgrades currently underway in Parksville

Ground preparation starts in October, play equipment installation set for November

The sidewalk and play equipment upgrades planned for the Lions Ventureland Playground in the Parksville Community Park. Ground preparation will start in October and new play equipment installation is scheduled for November, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Smile Cookie is now for sale at Parksville Tim Hortons. Proceeds goes to Oceanside Hospice Society. (Tim Hortons photo)

Smile Cookie purchases in Parksville support the Oceanside Hospice Society

Tim Hortons campaign has raised more than $65 million across North America

Smile Cookie is now for sale at Parksville Tim Hortons. Proceeds goes to Oceanside Hospice Society. (Tim Hortons photo)
A freight train makes its way over the Black Bridge in Duncan, back when rail was still running on the E&N corridor. (Black Press file)

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation loses appeal regarding railway land, but can try again

B.C. Court of Appeal panel upholds Supreme Court judge’s decision

A freight train makes its way over the Black Bridge in Duncan, back when rail was still running on the E&N corridor. (Black Press file)
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Qualicum Beach gets $296K for toolkit to improve development review process

Town to collaborate with Vancouver Island University and other B.C. municipalities

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Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews were called out Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 to assist an injured hunter in the Cook Creek area. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Instagram photo)

Arrowsmith SAR crews help rescue hunter seriously injured after fall in Cook Creek area

24 crew members assisted in rescue effort; man taken to hospital

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews were called out Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 to assist an injured hunter in the Cook Creek area. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Instagram photo)
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Public feedback sought regarding Parksville aquatic and rec centre project

Team of consulation specialists to host several events to gauge interest

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Emilie van den Hout, right, and her younger sister, Alessandra, 4, show off their collection of Terry Fox books. (Angie van den Hout photo)
Emilie van den Hout, right, and her younger sister, Alessandra, 4, show off their collection of Terry Fox books. (Angie van den Hout photo)
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Parksville council to consider carriage houses on certain downtown properties

Mayor wants to improve affordable housing options in the city

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The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

North Island College students’ union to host all-candidates meeting

Courtenay-Alberni candidates have been invited to virtual meeting

The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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Qualicum Beach, RDN to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sept. 30

‘This is not something that should disappear into a blur of yesterday’s news’

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Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway. (Michael Briones photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway on Sept. 9, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway. (Michael Briones photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway on Sept. 9, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
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PHOTOS: Day in the Life Parksville 2021 bonus pics

More pictures that weren’t included in our print edition

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RCMP: Man, 21, flees scene after Parksville crash leaves person in critical condition

Air ambulance called in; police say man later taken into custody

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