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1972 class president Arnold Recalma as he looked in Grade 12. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach Secondary School graduates celebrate their 50th reunion

Grads from B.C., Alberta, Ontario and even South America made the journey

 

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department members will be at a number of community events this summer, including four popup waterparks. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Fire Department plans busy summer interacting with community

Members will be at Parksville Spring Home Show and Summer by the Sea Street Market

 

North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: North Vancouver community gathers in solidarity with Ukraine

Gathering, speaking out vital to ensuring Ukrainians aren’t forgotten, says speaker

North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Outside the St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located at 594 Karls Way in Parksville, on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The church will hold a candlelight vigil on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. in support of Ukraine and its people. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Outside the St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located at 594 Karls Way in Parksville, on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The church will hold a candlelight vigil on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. in support of Ukraine and its people. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.

BC Chicken marks 60 years with a delicious new contest

Enter your best BC chicken recipe for your chance to win!

  • Jan 31, 2022
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.
The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ferry petition for improved service on Crofton-Vesuvius route surpasses 1,500 signatures

Limiting backlogs in each community seen as the benefit to a two-ferry system

The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Susanna Newton, SOS executive director, holds up the cheque given to SOS for the breakfasts sold during the 2021 Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive. Paul Drummond, Tigh-Na-Mara general manager, and Joanne Thompson, director of sales and marketing at Tigh-Na-Mara, stand behind her in the SOS Toy Shop at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville. This year the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive collected 1,397 toys, (plus 30 bikes, 25 of them from Tigh-Na-Mara staff), $11,005 in cash and cheques, $3,165 in gift cards and Tigh-Na-Mara donated $2,380 from breakfasts sold, for a grand total of $16,550 to the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. See story, Page A37. (Peter McCully photo)

Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive collects 1,397 toys, $16,550 in cash and gift cards

30 bikes also donated to aid SOS Christmas program

Susanna Newton, SOS executive director, holds up the cheque given to SOS for the breakfasts sold during the 2021 Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive. Paul Drummond, Tigh-Na-Mara general manager, and Joanne Thompson, director of sales and marketing at Tigh-Na-Mara, stand behind her in the SOS Toy Shop at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville. This year the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive collected 1,397 toys, (plus 30 bikes, 25 of them from Tigh-Na-Mara staff), $11,005 in cash and cheques, $3,165 in gift cards and Tigh-Na-Mara donated $2,380 from breakfasts sold, for a grand total of $16,550 to the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. See story, Page A37. (Peter McCully photo)
SOS helps create lasting memories for families and individuals at Christmas. One PQB resident says it's a priceless gift. (Photo submitted)
SOS helps create lasting memories for families and individuals at Christmas. One PQB resident says it's a priceless gift. (Photo submitted)
Michelle Singleton at the pig pen. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Transfer of animals from between Island sanctuaries completed in October

A Home for Hooves and foster care accommodate the inhabitants

Michelle Singleton at the pig pen. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Citizenship becomes icing on the cake for Vancouver Island Syrian refugee family

New life for Crofton residents continues to emerge with each experience

It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Forward House sign and ladies

Addiction recovery program provides a place for everyone at the table

Forward House supports Parksville Qualicum Beach residents working through recovery

  • Sep 13, 2021
Forward House sign and ladies
Kathy Park holds a bottle of pepper spray that was found by a child in a community park in south Duncan. The child got some of the spray in her eye and had to be treated by a paramedic. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kathy Park holds a bottle of pepper spray that was found by a child in a community park in south Duncan. The child got some of the spray in her eye and had to be treated by a paramedic. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Children from Penelakut led the march up Oak Street toward Waterwheel Park. (Cole Schisler photo)

More than 1,500 march in support of Penelakut First Nation after unmarked graves found

Large crowd supports families with children who never came home from residential schools

Children from Penelakut led the march up Oak Street toward Waterwheel Park. (Cole Schisler photo)
Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)

PHOTOS: High-vis vests displayed to honour 5 killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Locals are posting photos to social media under the hashtag #hangahighvisoutside

Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)