Podcasts

Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (File photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese

Podcast: Discussion includes development, backyard chickens and more

Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL preview: Black Press football insider Erin Haluschak talks Seahawks

Podcast: Discussion includes predicted Super Bowl and MVP winners, fantasy picks

THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.

PQBeat: Talking history with Parksville Museum president Mary Ellen Campbell

A look back at some of the city’s interesting people and tales

Canadian music icon Valdy visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Canadian music legend Valdy, still going strong at age 75

Podcast: Talk includes dealing with the pandemic, Winnipeg’s amazing music scene

Canadian music icon Valdy visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon spreads joy, hope through Bhangra dancing

Podcast: Social media sensation brings his special message to Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Willow Bloomquist visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Willow Bloomquist discusses B.C.’s wildfires, how people can be Fire Smart

Podcast: Fire official offers tips to help homeowners mitigate risk

Willow Bloomquist visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted by Island Health)
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted by Island Health)
Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)

PQBeat: Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim covers the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes things to do while quarantining and Lim’s movie ‘All-in Madonna’

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)
Mike Garland visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Mike Garland visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Blain Sepos, executive director of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Blain Sepos of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association

Podcast: Chat includes COVID-19, tourism’s huge impact on the PQB/Island economy and more

Blain Sepos, executive director of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
John Furlong told the Vancouver Board of Trade on Feb. 20, 2020 that he thinks the city could and should bid for the 2030 Winter Games. (CP photo)
John Furlong told the Vancouver Board of Trade on Feb. 20, 2020 that he thinks the city could and should bid for the 2030 Winter Games. (CP photo)
Pam Bottomley (executive director), right and Sandy Herle (president) of the Parksville Downtown Business Association visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Downtown Parksville gears up for post-pandemic bounce back

Podcast: Herle, Bottomley chat about what’s ahead for the PDBA

Pam Bottomley (executive director), right and Sandy Herle (president) of the Parksville Downtown Business Association visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Dr. Sandra Allison, medical health officer for Central Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)

Podcast: Medical health officer Dr. Sandra Allison talks COVID-19 restrictions, impact on frontline workers

PQBeat: Central Vancouver Island official shares thoughts on ‘return to normalcy’

Dr. Sandra Allison, medical health officer for Central Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)
Brian Collicott visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Discussing digital literacy with Vancouver Island expert Brian Collicott

Parksville-based organization offers free basic digital and computer literacy support for adults

Brian Collicott visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Tagen Marshall (File photo)

Podcast: Inspirational tale of Vancouver Island University honour student Tagen Marshall

Talk includes advocacy for people with physical challenges, fundrasing, meeting Rick Hansen and more

Tagen Marshall (File photo)
Bonnie Brown, business manager of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Chat with Bonnie Brown of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army

Podcast: Talk includes COVID-19, new fundraising initiatives and more

Bonnie Brown, business manager of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Erin Haluschak visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Erin Haluschak talks missing persons on Vancouver Island, women in media

Podcast: Black Press reporter also talks about importance of women in the media

Erin Haluschak visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Don Dempson and Susanna Newton visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Don Dempson and Susanna Newton visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Bernie Pascall visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Hall of Fame broadcaster Bernie Pascall shares some unique CFL tales

Podcast: Legend looks back on career covering football in Canada

Bernie Pascall visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)