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The Sunset Cinema returns to Parksville on Aug. 4, 2021, with a showing of ‘Abominable.’ Suggested donation of $20 per car. (Submitted photo)

Movie night: Outdoor drive-in ‘Sunset Cinema’ returns to Parksville Community Park

Portion of gravel parking lot behind curling rink to be cordoned off on Aug. 4

 

Lanterns are carried toward the lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park during the Lanterns for Peace ceremony in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)

Community invited to Lanterns for Peace ceremony in Nanaimo

Event takes place at nighttime on Friday, Aug. 6

 

BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)

McMillan Arts Centre to host BC Culture Days in Parksville, without city funds

5 public events planned, starting in early September and running through October

 

A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)

New equipment at Parksville Community Park playground focuses on accessibility

‘Ship and dock’ equipment designed so children of all ability levels can enjoy

A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)

8 years waiting for kidney transplant ends in success for Vancouver Island man

Surgery has active Ladysmith resident Puska back to his old self

Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ucluelet’s Tim Masso, an advocate for Indigenous language revitalization. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation supports Indigenous teen with language revitalization efforts

Tim Masso, 17, of Ucluelet awarded scholarship established by Elm Family Foundation

Ucluelet’s Tim Masso, an advocate for Indigenous language revitalization. (PQB News file photo)
A photo taken by an aerial drone of the Ballenas Secondary School graduates for 2021. The photo was taken on July 3, 2021, after the Ballenas Grad 2021 hometown photo-op car rally, where grads went around to iconic landmarks in Parksville for photos in formal wear. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas grad class of 2021 thanks Parksville-area sponsors

Commencement ceremony and photo-op car rally a big success

A photo taken by an aerial drone of the Ballenas Secondary School graduates for 2021. The photo was taken on July 3, 2021, after the Ballenas Grad 2021 hometown photo-op car rally, where grads went around to iconic landmarks in Parksville for photos in formal wear. (Submitted photo)
Noah Cody, left, and Addy Waldy are 2021’s youth ambassadors for the City of Parksville through the Parksville Downtown Business Association program. (Facebook photo)

Parksville has 2 new youth ambassadors patrolling the streets for summer of 2021

Addy Waldy and Noah Cody will offer helping hand to tourists and residents

Noah Cody, left, and Addy Waldy are 2021’s youth ambassadors for the City of Parksville through the Parksville Downtown Business Association program. (Facebook photo)
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Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)

Festival offering music, comedy and support for residential school survivors

‘Orange Day in the Bay’ taking place in Snaw-Naw-As First Nation July 1

Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)
Greysen Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)

Donors go gaga for Vancouver Island youngster’s ball pit fundraiser

People get on board with Chemainus student’s idea to make wheelchair accessible

Greysen Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)
Cast and crew of the Hallmark Channel series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ as they film at Parksville beach on April 15, 2021. ‘Chesapeake Shores’ will continue to film at Parksville Community Park on Thursday, May 27 until Saturday, May 29. (Mandy Moraes photo)

‘Chesapeake Shores’ to film at Parksville Community Park from May 27 to May 29

Visitors to expect intermittent road detours and traffic control personnel on site on May 28

Cast and crew of the Hallmark Channel series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ as they film at Parksville beach on April 15, 2021. ‘Chesapeake Shores’ will continue to film at Parksville Community Park on Thursday, May 27 until Saturday, May 29. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)

Snipe hunting brothers reunited in Chemainus (and it feels so good)

Ten long years of fundraising leads to replacement of bronze figure in signature downtown artpiece

Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)
The Parksville Community Centre, located at 132 Jensen Ave. in Parksville, is scheduled to reopen as the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island, ‘Parksville Child, Youth and Family Centre’ in January 2022. (PQB News file photo)

City awarded $2.03M to complete renovations to the Parksville Community Centre

Provincial grant received to facilitate new childcare spaces

The Parksville Community Centre, located at 132 Jensen Ave. in Parksville, is scheduled to reopen as the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island, ‘Parksville Child, Youth and Family Centre’ in January 2022. (PQB News file photo)
Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)

Queen presents Vancouver Island doctor with award for global drowning prevention

Dr. Steve Beerman receives Royal Life Saving Society’s King Edward VII Cup at virtual ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)
A screenshot taken from the Parksville city council meeting on Monday, April 19, where members of the Friends of the Parksville Community Centre presented the results of an ongoing online petition. Parksville city council is shown top left, David Todtman is shown top right, and Valerie Dare is shown at the bottom. (Via Youtube)

Friends of the Parksville Community Centre members present online petition to city council

Nearly 2,600 signatures collected in bid to keep facility as community gathering place

A screenshot taken from the Parksville city council meeting on Monday, April 19, where members of the Friends of the Parksville Community Centre presented the results of an ongoing online petition. Parksville city council is shown top left, David Todtman is shown top right, and Valerie Dare is shown at the bottom. (Via Youtube)
City workers from Duncan were busy recently putting up street signs in both Hul’q’umi’num’ and English. (Submitted photo)

Hul’q’umi’num street signs installed in downtown Duncan

Partnership with Cowichan Tribes sees English street names twinned with Indigenous language

  • Apr 14, 2021
City workers from Duncan were busy recently putting up street signs in both Hul’q’umi’num’ and English. (Submitted photo)
Lions Ventureland Playground at Parksville Community Park. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville gets $315K for improvements to city’s community park playground

Mayor: Grant allows city to improve play area and help children be active outside

Lions Ventureland Playground at Parksville Community Park. (PQB News file photo)
A screenshot from the Emergency Management Oceanside’s latest public release to the Parksville Qualicum Beach community with a COVID-19 update. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Emergency management group provides update for Parksville Qualicum Beach community

Public release by EMO talks outdoor gathering and immunizations

A screenshot from the Emergency Management Oceanside’s latest public release to the Parksville Qualicum Beach community with a COVID-19 update. (Submitted photo)