Community

Through March 31, Parry Gallagher’s Coombs Junction Furniture will donate $50 from every purchase over $999.99 (pre-tax) to the Oceanside Hospice Society.

Coombs Junction Furniture gives back to Oceanside Hospice

Customers and local hospice society benefit from March-long promotion

  • Mar 1, 2021

 

Kim McGregor died in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run accident in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Victim identified in Valentine’s Day Chemainus hit-and-run

Kim McGregor grew up in Chemainus and had recently returned to be close to his parents

 

Chemainus Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews displays the Chemainus Dollars $10 bill with the same scene on it as The Native Heritage mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Dollars revert to being strictly souvenirs on April 5

Unique currency spendable in Chemainus becoming a collectible only

 

Paula Charlie hopes a suitable kidney donor can be found in the community. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island woman needs a kidney donation

Paula Charlie hopes a match will be found

Paula Charlie hopes a suitable kidney donor can be found in the community. (Submitted photo)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jesse McMaster and his dog Keno shortly after Keno was found on Mount Prevost weeks after he went missing. (Submitted photo)
Jesse McMaster and his dog Keno shortly after Keno was found on Mount Prevost weeks after he went missing. (Submitted photo)
The search continues for Keno, the four-year-old husky/shepherd cross that went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (File photo)

Search continues for Keno, dog lost in Cowichan thought to be in Coombs area

Husky/shepherd cross went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25

The search continues for Keno, the four-year-old husky/shepherd cross that went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (File photo)
The search continues for Keno, who went missing from trails on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The search continues for Keno, who went missing from trails on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Community Centre building. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Community Centre building. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave East, is missing several key pieces of kitchen equipment, which prevents PASS/Woodwinds students from proceeding with their cooking class. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave East, is missing several key pieces of kitchen equipment, which prevents PASS/Woodwinds students from proceeding with their cooking class. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville Community Centre closed its doors to the public on Dec. 31, 2020, as a community centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville Community Centre closed its doors to the public on Dec. 31, 2020, as a community centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Nanaimo Search and Rescue has created Rescue Our Rescuer, a fundraiser for search and rescue technician Janet Rygnestad, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be off work while she undergoes treatment throughout much of 2021. (Photo contributed)

Nanaimo Search and Rescue launches ‘Rescue Our Rescuer’ for deputy chief who has cancer

Fundraiser started for search and rescue technician Janet Rygnestad, diagnosed with breast cancer

Nanaimo Search and Rescue has created Rescue Our Rescuer, a fundraiser for search and rescue technician Janet Rygnestad, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be off work while she undergoes treatment throughout much of 2021. (Photo contributed)
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach present The Oceanside Hospice with a $5,000 donation!

Seniors unite to support Oceanside Hospice Society

$5,000 raised locally to support palliative care and counselling

  • Dec 28, 2020
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach present The Oceanside Hospice with a $5,000 donation!
Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)

Neighbours horrified as dangerous marine flares shot off near homes in Maple Bay

Illegal to use distress flares except in emergencies

Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.

Double-lung transplant saves father after lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

This holiday season Angel donations will help fund the most urgent health care needs

  • Dec 14, 2020
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.
The Parksville Community Centre. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Community Centre. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Community Centre. (PQB News file photo)

City of Parksville offers update on closure of community centre

‘Increasing operating costs and annual subsidies provided by the city have been a concern’

The Parksville Community Centre. (PQB News file photo)
The 211 helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day in more than 150 languages.

BC 211 expects calls for support to increase as second wave continues across BC

Helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day

  • Nov 30, 2020
The 211 helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day in more than 150 languages.
Parksville Community Centre, located at 132 Jensen Ave in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Community centre building slated to become Boys and Girls Club in Parksville

PCC board of directors president says decision forced her to terminate employment of 7 people

Parksville Community Centre, located at 132 Jensen Ave in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)