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Known for their unique, modern design and reliable, quality products, BLANCO’s Vintera line has revolutionized the popular farmhouse style typically associated with a more traditional aesthetic.

Form + function: Why we love this modern take on a classic kitchen feature

Timeless design and innovation unite in this modern farmhouse sink

  • Jun 21, 2021
Last week, residents at The Gardens enjoyed an afternoon filled with delicious treats, the lovely sounds of a new volunteer playing entertaining music on the baby grand piano … and tea, of course!

Tea time at the Gardens

Qualicum residents enjoy a scrumptious tea menu, delightful music and good conversation

  • Jun 21, 2021
Matt Wakefield, General Manager of Galaxy RV’s new Parksville location, and Hannah LeDrew, with the Parts / Service department, will get you on the road in your home-away-from-home on wheels.

Back-country adventure or creature comforts: What’s your RV style?

Parksville dealership offers the experience you need to find your ideal home-on-wheels

  • Jun 14, 2021
With three seasons of patio living here in Parksville, it pays to invest in furnishings that are built to last, and that suit both your style and how you’ll use the space.

Your perfect summer staycation starts here (Hint: It’s all about outdoor living)

Summer is made for the outdoors, and since we’ll likely be spending…

  • May 31, 2021
With three seasons of patio living here in Parksville, it pays to invest in furnishings that are built to last, and that suit both your style and how you’ll use the space.
The recent wine and cheese tasting is just one example of the fun, social events local residents enjoy at the Gardens at Qualicum Beach.

Qualicum residents taste their way through a ‘global tour’

Residents at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach indulged a little wanderlust recently,…

  • May 24, 2021
The recent wine and cheese tasting is just one example of the fun, social events local residents enjoy at the Gardens at Qualicum Beach.
Latex is harvested from living trees and

The right ingredients for a good night’s sleep

What is your mattress made of, and how is that affecting your rest?

  • May 24, 2021
Latex is harvested from living trees and
Cindy Walker, Pharmasave Parksville’s Natural Health Consultant, and Cosmetics Consultant, Kaylie Wallis.

Challenge your skin care routine: Approach wellness from the inside out

Pharmasave Parksville’s fifth Health Hive Challenge elevates skin health holistically

  • May 17, 2021
Cindy Walker, Pharmasave Parksville’s Natural Health Consultant, and Cosmetics Consultant, Kaylie Wallis.
Berwick Parksville

3 Ways this seniors’ residence builds community

Fostering connections across town, in the neighbourhood and right next door!

  • May 10, 2021
Berwick Parksville
Jean and Bill Carter have spent 36 successful years working side-by-side at Bastion Jewellers. In retirement, they look forward to leisurely coffees on the porch, side-by-side.

After 36 years downtown, Nanaimo jewellers say farewell

Husband and wife are grateful to the community for supporting them over so many years

  • May 10, 2021
Jean and Bill Carter have spent 36 successful years working side-by-side at Bastion Jewellers. In retirement, they look forward to leisurely coffees on the porch, side-by-side.
Parry Gallagher and his Coombs Junction Furniture team have introduced a new Bedroom / Mattress Gallery – 1,200 sq. ft. of wide-open floor space designed to let you browse their expanded mattress selection.

Sunrise to Sunset: Quality furnishings for inside and out

Local company expands mattress gallery, outdoor furnishing selection

  • May 3, 2021
Parry Gallagher and his Coombs Junction Furniture team have introduced a new Bedroom / Mattress Gallery – 1,200 sq. ft. of wide-open floor space designed to let you browse their expanded mattress selection.
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 3, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.
Thanks to Mark Nagra of M&N Mattress & Sofa Gallery, we can break down the cost of your new mattress – and the results might surprise you!

Local specialist helps break down the cost of a new mattress!

A good night’s sleep is undeniably priceless, but looking at the math,…

  • Apr 26, 2021
Thanks to Mark Nagra of M&N Mattress & Sofa Gallery, we can break down the cost of your new mattress – and the results might surprise you!
ElectroRecycle accepts more than 400 products, including household appliances, power tools and exercise equipment. When your toaster has reached the end of its lifespan, recycle it at one of over 200 collection locations across BC.

Recycle broken toasters, power tools and hundreds of other items FOR FREE!

Over 400 household items are accepted at collection locations across BC

  • Apr 19, 2021
ElectroRecycle accepts more than 400 products, including household appliances, power tools and exercise equipment. When your toaster has reached the end of its lifespan, recycle it at one of over 200 collection locations across BC.
“People still imagine steel-framed mobile homes on blocks, but we offer a very typical, traditional looking home — you wouldn’t even know it was built modular,” says Chris Anderson, general manager of Iconic Island Dwellings in Courtenay.

4 Solid reasons to choose an Iconic modular home

Vancouver Island-based company says modular homes save time, money and stress

  • Apr 19, 2021
“People still imagine steel-framed mobile homes on blocks, but we offer a very typical, traditional looking home — you wouldn’t even know it was built modular,” says Chris Anderson, general manager of Iconic Island Dwellings in Courtenay.
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
Bill Rutledge, store manager at Thrifty Foods Parksville.
Thariq

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
Thariq
Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture & Mattress, welcomes two exciting new British Columbia furniture manufacturers to the showroom floor this month: Ratana and Sahara Furniture.

Just in time for spring: new BC designs for home and patio

If spring cleaning has you ready for a fresh new look for…

  • Apr 5, 2021
Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture & Mattress, welcomes two exciting new British Columbia furniture manufacturers to the showroom floor this month: Ratana and Sahara Furniture.
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.