Opinion

Paul Drummond and staff of Cedars Restaurant and Lounge patio. (Chris Herbert photo)

Herbert: Cedars patio in Parksville could prove to be a classic

Column: Perfect B.C. wines found to complement experience

Paul Drummond and staff of Cedars Restaurant and Lounge patio. (Chris Herbert photo)
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
Tagen Marshall. (Submitted photo)

Wolf: Young Parksville man works to acquire new vehicle to help open doors

Column: VIU student Tagen Marshall draws closer to fundraising goal

Tagen Marshall. (Submitted photo)
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LETTER: Tour de France wannabes in Qualicum Beach need to slow down

There is going to be someone hurt on the Fern Road shared…

  • Aug 22, 2021
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Chupacabra the Dachshund, left, ‘married’ her fiancé Sammy the Yorkshire Terrier, right, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Qualicum Landing beachfront. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Lighthearted story of pooch wedding delivers some much-needed joy

Sammy the Yorkshire Terrier ‘marries’ Chupacabra, a Dachshund

  • Aug 21, 2021
Chupacabra the Dachshund, left, ‘married’ her fiancé Sammy the Yorkshire Terrier, right, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Qualicum Landing beachfront. (Submitted photo)
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LETTER: Need to protect French Creek watershed for future livability

Friends of French Creek Conservation Society has worked on many projects within…

  • Aug 21, 2021
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A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)

COLUMN: Does your guilty pleasure involve a captain, a tiger or a cartoon monster?

WOLF: The siren song of sugary breakfast cereals remains hard to resist

A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)
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LETTER: Town of Qualicum Beach painting crews should fix parking spot problems

I notice the town has brought out the yellow paint cans and…

  • Aug 12, 2021
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LETTER: Qualicum Beach should not be treated like an overnight campsite

‘Not a lovely sight to greet those of us early walkers on the beach’

  • Aug 11, 2021
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Purple hay bales are the colour of choice for many area farmers. When you see them you know that the farmer has paid extra to support of BC Children’s Hospital. (Sidney Venier photo)

Column: Cowichan farmers making hay for charity

Have you ever noticed the coloured hay bales?

Purple hay bales are the colour of choice for many area farmers. When you see them you know that the farmer has paid extra to support of BC Children’s Hospital. (Sidney Venier photo)
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A note left on the windshield of an Alberta woman, while she was shopping in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Bride-to-be from Alberta greeted with nasty note in Parksville

‘How I wish there was a vaccine for stupidity and ignorance’

  • Jul 29, 2021
A note left on the windshield of an Alberta woman, while she was shopping in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)
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We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

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LETTER: Noisy, toxic fireworks are ‘so yesterday’, says PQB News reader

Fireworks are so yesterday, right up there with coal-powered trains. Widespread noise…

  • Jul 21, 2021
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LETTER: Motorcycling ‘loud pipes crowd’ just looking for excuses to make noise

If quiet motorcycles are unsafe the roads should be littered with crashed…

  • Jul 18, 2021
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