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After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 12, 2021
Bill Rutledge, store manager at Thrifty Foods Parksville.

Since age 8, he’s been helping his community eat happy!

Grocery store manager brings his passion for food and community to Parksville

  • Apr 12, 2021
Berwick Parksville will include pickleball courts and other outdoor spaces for active seniors. Register now to move in next spring! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios Inc)

Hear what these seniors have to say about resort-style living in a Berwick Retirement Community

The freedom to come and go, the security of knowing care is nearby

  • Apr 5, 2021
Berwick Parksville will include pickleball courts and other outdoor spaces for active seniors. Register now to move in next spring! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios Inc)
Berwick Qualicum Beach has a gym for active seniors, plus an Active Living Team for fitness assessments, classes and more! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios)

Senior fitness: What’s possible (almost anything), and what to watch for

Whatever your goal, the specialists at Berwick Qualicum Beach can help you get there

  • Mar 29, 2021
Berwick Qualicum Beach has a gym for active seniors, plus an Active Living Team for fitness assessments, classes and more! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios)
The M+N Mattress and Sofa team boasts a plethora of awards, including multiple BBB Torch Awards. Here, Mark, his wife Neelam and daughter Natasha receive a Torch Award.

Is your mattress keeping you up at night?

Three ways to check if your mattress needs replacing

  • Mar 29, 2021
The M+N Mattress and Sofa team boasts a plethora of awards, including multiple BBB Torch Awards. Here, Mark, his wife Neelam and daughter Natasha receive a Torch Award.
Close To You Fashion and Lingerie

You want it? Thanks to this Parksville boutique, you’ve got it!

This local team has the service and selection the community loves

  • Mar 22, 2021
Close To You Fashion and Lingerie
Cindy Walker, Parksville Pharmasave.

What’s the buzz about sleep? Find out with Pharmasave Parksville’s Health Hive!

A good night’s sleep starts with a plan and tension relief

  • Mar 22, 2021
Cindy Walker, Parksville Pharmasave.
Music, games and of course, green beer and Irish whiskey were included in the Gardens at Qualicum Beach's St. patrick's Day celebrations.

Residents salute spring with a St. Paddy’s Day ‘Cheers!’

Qualicum Beach seniors’ residence enjoys a day of good food, good music and plenty of fun

  • Mar 22, 2021
Music, games and of course, green beer and Irish whiskey were included in the Gardens at Qualicum Beach's St. patrick's Day celebrations.
Residents enjoy a drink and a laugh in the Fox and the Beagle lounge at Berwick Qualicum Beach.

What is a Berwick anyway? Virtual seminar takes you inside!

The pandemic forced many people to press PAUSE, but these seniors continue to PLAY

  • Mar 8, 2021
Residents enjoy a drink and a laugh in the Fox and the Beagle lounge at Berwick Qualicum Beach.
If you or someone you know is a newcomer with professional training, the free Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program from the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society can help you return to your career.

Program helps skilled newcomers recertify in Canada

Get help with complicated Canadian certification, then get back to your career!

  • Mar 1, 2021
If you or someone you know is a newcomer with professional training, the free Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program from the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society can help you return to your career.
Through March 31, Parry Gallagher’s Coombs Junction Furniture will donate $50 from every purchase over $999.99 (pre-tax) to the Oceanside Hospice Society.

Coombs Junction Furniture gives back to Oceanside Hospice

Customers and local hospice society benefit from March-long promotion

  • Mar 1, 2021
Through March 31, Parry Gallagher’s Coombs Junction Furniture will donate $50 from every purchase over $999.99 (pre-tax) to the Oceanside Hospice Society.
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach offers residents a wide variety of activities, from card games and art classes, to music performances and special holiday festivities, with protocols in place. This photo was taken before the current COVID protocols, but staff and residents have worked to find lots engaging activities.

Fit, fun + social: Active living is front and centre at Qualicum seniors’ residence

For all of us, the past year has been filled with finding…

  • Feb 22, 2021
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach offers residents a wide variety of activities, from card games and art classes, to music performances and special holiday festivities, with protocols in place. This photo was taken before the current COVID protocols, but staff and residents have worked to find lots engaging activities.
Jody and Cindy, from Parksville Pharmasave, use urban walking poles during their walk, Learn more with the pharmacy's Health Hive initiative.

Take this month’s Health Hive Challenge to heart!

Pharmasave Parksville’s free Natural Health challenge is open for registration!

  • Feb 22, 2021
Jody and Cindy, from Parksville Pharmasave, use urban walking poles during their walk, Learn more with the pharmacy's Health Hive initiative.
Berwick Parksville is taking shape! The seniors residence expects to welcome its first residents in spring 2022.

A sneak peek at Parksville’s spectacular new seniors residence

From pickleball courts to the rooftop patio and lounge, the newest Berwick is distinctly Parksville

  • Feb 15, 2021
Berwick Parksville is taking shape! The seniors residence expects to welcome its first residents in spring 2022.
The 2021 Brant Wildlife Festival marks 31 years of raising awareness of our natural landscapes and the species that rely on them. Fern Fennell photo

Brant Wildlife Festival wings its way to local beaches, marshes, backyards + beyond

While the distinctive black-and-white Brant geese are the “poster birds” of the…

  • Feb 15, 2021
The 2021 Brant Wildlife Festival marks 31 years of raising awareness of our natural landscapes and the species that rely on them. Fern Fennell photo
Throughout February, Coombs Junction Furniture owner Parry Gallagher is thanking customers with the Free Love Sale: purchase any regular-priced sofa and get a matching loveseat or chair for free!

It’s time to show ‘local’ a little love!

These days, couldn’t we all use a little love? The team at…

  • Feb 1, 2021
Throughout February, Coombs Junction Furniture owner Parry Gallagher is thanking customers with the Free Love Sale: purchase any regular-priced sofa and get a matching loveseat or chair for free!
Kevin Newton is the newest employee at M&N Mattress & Sofa.

Say hello to a local store’s newest team member

Latest addition to M+N Mattress team helps them continue their award-winning work

  • Jan 25, 2021
Kevin Newton is the newest employee at M&N Mattress & Sofa.
George Olson with his copy of 'Our Wild & Precious Lives: Collective Wisdom and Wit from the Heart of Berwick Qualicum Beach.' Books cost $25, and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to the Society of Organized Services (SOS).

Qualicum Beach seniors pen stories of resilience

Wit and wisdom, poetry and prose, with $25 from each sale going to SOS

  • Jan 25, 2021
George Olson with his copy of 'Our Wild & Precious Lives: Collective Wisdom and Wit from the Heart of Berwick Qualicum Beach.' Books cost $25, and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to the Society of Organized Services (SOS).
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach

Finding ‘home’ in a senior living community to love both today and tomorrow

For many seniors, the opportunity to age in place – with friends,…

  • Jan 18, 2021
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach