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People experiencing homelessness in Parksville Qualicum Beach remain without any full-time cold-weather shelters. (PQB News file photo)

As temperature drops, Parksville Qualicum Beach area remains without a cold-weather shelter

OHEART asks for co-operation from federal, provincial and municipal governments

 

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Bad pipes, no money? Island company there to patch that leak

Saanich’s Rather Be Plumbing offering free service for those really in need ahead of Christmas

 

Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted photo)

Parksville woman helps create special messages of Christmas cheer for seniors

Hand-written letters designed to help lonely residents during holiday season

 

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
The T-shirt both Caroline and Margarita will wear during their runs on Sunday, Nov. 1, to raise awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, and to raise funds for MADD. Caroline lost her father to a drunk driver in 2016 and wants to honour his memory. (Submitted photos)

Deep Bay mother and daughter plan highway run on Nov. 1 to raise funds for MADD

‘This organization has supported us immensely over the last four years’

The T-shirt both Caroline and Margarita will wear during their runs on Sunday, Nov. 1, to raise awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, and to raise funds for MADD. Caroline lost her father to a drunk driver in 2016 and wants to honour his memory. (Submitted photos)
An illustration was given to the Parksville’s Church of the Ascension by a person, in appreciation for allowing use of its shower facility. (Mike Favero/Submitted photo)

Parksville church makes showers available to the homeless

Pastor receives special illustration from one appreciative person

An illustration was given to the Parksville’s Church of the Ascension by a person, in appreciation for allowing use of its shower facility. (Mike Favero/Submitted photo)
Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond, left, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton right are prepared for a reinvented Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive in 2020. COVID-19 will not spoil the community’s annual day of giving and help for local families through the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. (Peter McCully photo)

Reinventing Parksville Qualicum Beach’s popular Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive

COVID-19 restrictions won’t spoil community’s annual morning of giving

Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond, left, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton right are prepared for a reinvented Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive in 2020. COVID-19 will not spoil the community’s annual day of giving and help for local families through the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. (Peter McCully photo)
Greg Duerksen and his family. (gofundme photo)

Firefighter prepares for stem cell transplant

Friends rally to help raise funds for Duerksen family

Greg Duerksen and his family. (gofundme photo)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters will be at yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect cash donations. (File photo)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters will be at yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect cash donations. (File photo)
Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity controversy prompts examination of group’s overseas footprint

WE said allocations from its international program ‘are deployed in several ways, often directly from Canada’

Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A donation from Leuco Construction Inc. will help SOS continue offering essential services to local residents, and help restart priority programs for children, youth and families this fall. Pictured: Leuco Director William Cottrell and his two children, Aubrie Jean and Landon, dropping off the $10,000 donation to SOS executive director Susanna Newton. (Photo submitted)
A donation from Leuco Construction Inc. will help SOS continue offering essential services to local residents, and help restart priority programs for children, youth and families this fall. Pictured: Leuco Director William Cottrell and his two children, Aubrie Jean and Landon, dropping off the $10,000 donation to SOS executive director Susanna Newton. (Photo submitted)
‘Rockin Grandmas’ raise more than $2,300 for Qualicum Beach hungry

‘Rockin Grandmas’ raise more than $2,300 for Qualicum Beach hungry

Artistic grandmothers painted rocks to raise money for Salvation Army food bank

‘Rockin Grandmas’ raise more than $2,300 for Qualicum Beach hungry
SOS is currently working to bring back child, youth and family programs at its Parksville and Qualicum Beach locations. Here, staff played with children in 2019 while parents took a break and connected with other parents.

COVID-19: SOS restarts programs, asks for feedback

‘Take Stock’ survey open until Aug. 31

SOS is currently working to bring back child, youth and family programs at its Parksville and Qualicum Beach locations. Here, staff played with children in 2019 while parents took a break and connected with other parents.
From left, 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside members Fran Inder, Melissa Tracey, Debbe Patterson, Joan Ethier, Marsha Gantner, Pamela May-Straka and Sharon Welch present a cheque for $25,800 to SOS executive director Susanna Newton to help continue essential services and restart priority programs at SOS. (Photo submitted)

100+ Women Who Care Oceanside make big $25.8K donation

Society of Organized Services receives group’s quarterly donation to a local charity

From left, 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside members Fran Inder, Melissa Tracey, Debbe Patterson, Joan Ethier, Marsha Gantner, Pamela May-Straka and Sharon Welch present a cheque for $25,800 to SOS executive director Susanna Newton to help continue essential services and restart priority programs at SOS. (Photo submitted)
Paul Watson and daughter Lauren run a half-marathon to raise funds for local charities. (Submitted photo)

Parksville runner joins daughter in distance run for charity

Watson happy to raise funds for Haven Society, food bank

Paul Watson and daughter Lauren run a half-marathon to raise funds for local charities. (Submitted photo)
Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity registers as lobbyist, lays off staff, looking to sell real estate

WE Charity said its financial position has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ministers, top public servant to be grilled by committee on WE affair

The WE charity controversy has dogged the government since late June

Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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Liberals turn over thousands of pages on WE decision, lawyers now vetting docs

Committee members are hoping the documents will shed light on the WE discussions

(The Canadian Press)
Members of the Ballenas Interact Club recently made a $1,000 donation to help keep SOS essential services available, and to restart child, youth and family programs in the fall. Back row, from left, Janet Scaria, Emily Mahony, Mackenna Jardine, Sharon Mathew, Ana Anacleto and Maddy Jenkins. Front row, from left, club president Spencer Bradbury and vice president Joanna Waite.

Ballenas students help keep essential community services going

Club donates $1,000 to SOS Grateful Hearts campaign

Members of the Ballenas Interact Club recently made a $1,000 donation to help keep SOS essential services available, and to restart child, youth and family programs in the fall. Back row, from left, Janet Scaria, Emily Mahony, Mackenna Jardine, Sharon Mathew, Ana Anacleto and Maddy Jenkins. Front row, from left, club president Spencer Bradbury and vice president Joanna Waite.
(The Canadian Press)

Students ask Liberals to scrap grant program as Morneau to testify on WE deal

CFS is asking the Liberals to put all money budgeted for the program into an emergency benefit

(The Canadian Press)