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The 34 elm trees on Memorial Avenue in Parksville will undergo maintenance, as per 2019 arborist recommendation. Three will be removed on Nov.19 and Nov. 20, due to declining health. The elms were planted by the city to commemorate fallen soldiers of the First World War. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City of Parksville plans maintenance for Memorial Avenue elm trees

Three trees slated for removal on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20

 

City workers planting some of the 3,000 trees in Parksville urban forest areas. (Submitted photo)

Parksville workers plant 3,000 trees in parks throughout the city

Efforts will help revitalize urban forest areas

 

LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach

LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach

Re: ‘Town of Qualicum Beach defers discussions with preservation society regarding wetlands’…

  • Oct 1, 2020
LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach
A new 50-foot pedestrian foot bridge was installed in Parksville’s Shelly Creek Park South. (Photo submitted)
A new 50-foot pedestrian foot bridge was installed in Parksville’s Shelly Creek Park South. (Photo submitted)
The French Creek House Ltd. development, in yellow, located near the French Creek Marina. (Bob Colclough map)
The French Creek House Ltd. development, in yellow, located near the French Creek Marina. (Bob Colclough map)
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Qualicum Beach council shows willingness to help preservation society

Morse: ‘We’re very interested in talking with them’

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Who… are you? Fawn meets owl in Errington. (Margaret Baldwin photo)

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Who… are you? Fawn meets owl in Errington. (Margaret Baldwin photo)
A black bear was seen roaming around a residence in Errington in the morning of July 17. (Photo submitted)

Black bear spotted roaming around Errington residence

Homeowner keeps garbage locked in a shed

A black bear was seen roaming around a residence in Errington in the morning of July 17. (Photo submitted)
In July 2020, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow captured a slow-motion video of an eagle fishing for its next meal near Bowen Island. (Screenshot of video)

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

In July 2020, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow captured a slow-motion video of an eagle fishing for its next meal near Bowen Island. (Screenshot of video)
A squirrel attempts to make off with a small Canadian flag from the yard of Ali Weidlich of Qualicum Beach. (Ali Weidlich photo)

‘Patriotic’ Qualicum Beach squirrel tries to make off with Canadian flag

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  • Jun 30, 2020
A squirrel attempts to make off with a small Canadian flag from the yard of Ali Weidlich of Qualicum Beach. (Ali Weidlich photo)
A white raven spotted in a logged-off area near the end of Chatsworth Road in Whiskey Creek. (John Domovich photo)

Iconic white raven returns to Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Photographer John Domovich: ‘It blew me away when I first observed it’

A white raven spotted in a logged-off area near the end of Chatsworth Road in Whiskey Creek. (John Domovich photo)
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VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

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A young turkey vulture was the beneficiary of a rescue attempt after it was attacked by an eagle and left to drown in Departure Bay on the weekend. (Hilary Eastmure photo)

Nanaimo kayakers try their best to save turkey vulture attacked by eagles

Long-weekend paddle in Departure Bay turns into wildlife rescue attempt

A young turkey vulture was the beneficiary of a rescue attempt after it was attacked by an eagle and left to drown in Departure Bay on the weekend. (Hilary Eastmure photo)
Photo submitted by David Beatty. “This photo was taken in my backyard in Qualicum Beach. The hummingbirds spend a lot of time feeding at the ‘Red Hot Pokers,’” he said. David Beatty

YOUR PHOTOS: Collection of pictures shared by our many talented ‘PQB News’ readers

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  • May 17, 2020
Photo submitted by David Beatty. “This photo was taken in my backyard in Qualicum Beach. The hummingbirds spend a lot of time feeding at the ‘Red Hot Pokers,’” he said. David Beatty
Eagles in their nest in a French Creek Douglas fir, which was almost cut down in 2019. (Save French Creek Estuary Land photo)

WATCH: Eagles return to French Creek tree saved from chopping block

Frankie the eaglet’s parents come back, have two babies

Eagles in their nest in a French Creek Douglas fir, which was almost cut down in 2019. (Save French Creek Estuary Land photo)
Eagles in their nest in a French Creek Douglas fir, which was almost cut down in 2019. (Save French Creek Estuary Land photo)

WATCH: Eagles return to French Creek tree saved from chopping block

Frankie the eaglet’s parents come back, have two babies

Eagles in their nest in a French Creek Douglas fir, which was almost cut down in 2019. (Save French Creek Estuary Land photo)
PQB News reader Al Westnedge sends in this fantastic shot of an Anna’s hummingbird visiting a rhododendron tree. If you have a photo you’d like to share online or in print, email a high-resolution copy to editor@pqbnews.com

YOUR PHOTOS: Hummingbird visits rhododendron

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  • May 9, 2020
PQB News reader Al Westnedge sends in this fantastic shot of an Anna’s hummingbird visiting a rhododendron tree. If you have a photo you’d like to share online or in print, email a high-resolution copy to editor@pqbnews.com
PQB News reader Mike Yip sends in this amazing shot of feeding time for some local eaglets.

YOUR PHOTOS: Feeding time for hungry eaglets

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  • May 7, 2020
PQB News reader Mike Yip sends in this amazing shot of feeding time for some local eaglets.
PQB News reader Al Westnedge sends in this shot from May 6 of the supermoon.

YOUR PHOTOS: Supermoon over Parksville Qualicum Beach

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  • May 7, 2020
PQB News reader Al Westnedge sends in this shot from May 6 of the supermoon.