Thanks for lyme meeting promotion

Thank-you to the staff of The NEWS for choosing to help promote our lyme disease awareness event.

Thank-you to the staff of The NEWS for choosing to help promote our lyme disease awareness event.

We had a great turn out (near capacity) at the PCCC on Saturday and when polled most wrote that they heard of the event through your paper. Thank-you for that.

It was also interesting to note that most of those in attendance were effected by lyme disease in one way or another. Considering that we are still being told that you cannot get lyme in B.C., the number was impressive.

We would also like to thank our sponsor, The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (, Island Naturals for the lovely gift basket plus the numerous volunteers that put in time and effort to make this event a success.

A special thank-you to our speakers Dawn, Nicky, Lana and David plus George who debuted a song at the event. Also a thank-you to Dave at 88.5 The Beach and Pam at 101.7 CHLY radio, plus Lisa at the Pharmasave, who all helped to make this event worth attending.

Anyone interested in attending a support group meeting is welcome, we hold them on the second Saturday of each month at the Parksville Pharmasave meeting room at 1:30 p.m. Further information can be received by writing

Sue Aldous

Qualicum Beach

Just Posted

Genre-hopping harpist, singer to perform in Parksville

Musician on a quest to demystify harp playing GZAL on Jan. 24

Councillor has concerns about Qualicum Beach pot shop decision

Debate over location, public consultation and timing continues, though commitment already made

Oceanside RCMP arrest man wanted on several outstanding warrants

Hudson David Klassen, 26, picked up in Parksville

Qualicum Beach ‘Seniors Scene’ columnist remembered

Roy Jones described as caring father, energetic seniors’ centre member

Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion

One 11-minute video of the confrontation shows the Haka dance and students loudly chanting

Parksville addictions treatment advocate to speak in Port Alberni

Recovering addict Kelly seeks to share more of her story with second event

12 poisoned eagles found in Cowichan Valley

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Group challenges ruling for doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

A group of five Canadian doctors and three professional organizations is appealing

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Most Read